Early Childhood Education

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The Early Childhood Education (ECE) concentration prepares students to become teachers in transitional kindergarten to third grade (TK-3) settings. The ECE concentration is 26-27 units. The PK-3 Early Childhood Specialist Credential has recently been approved by the CTC. For more information, see the CTC FAQs.

Catalog, 2022-23

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ROADMAP

Students must take one (1) of the following courses for 3-4 units:

  • ANTH 110 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-B2
  • BIOL 100 - Biology in the Real World Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: GE-B2, GE-B3

Students must take one (1) of the following courses for 3 units:

  • HIST 488 - Education and American Democracy Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
  • PHIL 371 - Philosophy of Education Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C

Students must take the following course for 4 units:

  • ENGL 463 - Children’s Literature after 1900 Units: 4

Students must take all of the following courses for 16 units:

  • TED 470 - Early Childhood Education: Integrated Language & Literacy Development Units: 3
  • TED 471 - Early Childhood Education: Integrated Math and Science Units: 3
  • TED 472 - Early Childhood Education: Integrated Arts and Social Studies Units: 3
  • TED 473 - Early Childhood Education: Inclusive Practices Units: 3
  • TED 474 - Early Childhood Education: Professional Seminar and Practicum Units: 4

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Minor in Early Childhood Education

Students in the ECE concentration earn a minor in Early Childhood Education, a practical, hands-on program to prepare students for advancing on the California Permit Matrix (birth to 5 years old) as well as for students who want to teach in the younger grades (TK-3) of an elementary school. The TED 470-474 courses help develop professional experiences to work with children, families and communities.

This program caters to the working teacher and classes are offered online on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. We utilize Zoom for synchronous and asynchronous sessions. The Minor begins in the Fall and can be earned in 3 semesters. Benefits of the program include a solid foundation in research and pedagogy delivered by an experienced and professional faculty.

Contact Dr. Valerie Helgren-Lempesis (valerie.helgren-lempesis@csueastbay.edu) for additional program information.

 

2022-23 Schedule of Teacher Education Courses for ECE Concentration/Minor

TED 470-474 are taught on Saturdays using an online (synchronous) format.

2021-22 Cohort
Fall 2022
TED 474  ECE Professional Seminar and Practicum  4  Sat  9:00-12:30   
 
2022-23 Cohort
Fall 2022
TED 470  ECE: Integrated Lang & Literacy  3  Sat  9:00-12:00
TED 471  ECE: Integrated Math & Science  3  Sat  1:00-4:00 

Spring 2023
TED 472  ECE: Integrated Arts & Social Studies  3  Sat  1:00-4:00  
TED 473  ECE: Inclusive Practices  3  Sat  9:00 -12:00
TED 474** ECE Professional Seminar and Practicum  4  Sat  9:00-12:30
(If you started the minor in Spring, 2022)

TED 301/302
Fall 2022
TED 301  Introduction to Education   3  T-R  11:00-12:15 

Spring 2023
TED 302  Introduction to Education   3   T-R 11:00- 12:15

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Liberal Studies Major Requirements (71-80 units)

Core Requirements

Liberal Studies majors must complete the following core coursework as outlined. Please note that the core requirements also satisfy the upper-division GE requirements in areas C4, D4, and B6.

Liberal Studies Courses

Students must take both of the following courses:

  • LBST 201 - Introduction to Liberal Studies Units: 3
  • LBST 499 - Liberal Studies Senior Seminar Units: 3

Humanities Courses

Students must take all of the following courses:

  • ART 221 - Art of the Transatlantic Modern World Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-C1 (or ART 120 - Art of Asia and the Pacific World Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-C1)
  • ENGL 204 - Writing About Literature Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: GE-C2
  • HIST 101 - World History I Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-C2

English, Math, and Expressive Basic Skills Courses

Students must take all of the following courses:

  • ENGL 303 - Advanced Expository Writing Units: 4
  • MATH 318 - Mathematical Contributions to Modern Society Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UDB; Social Justice
  • THEA 341 - Dramatic Activities for Children Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
Students must take one (1) of the following courses:
  • ENGL 309 - Major Works of British Literature Units: 4
  • ENGL 320 - Major Works of American Literature Units: 4
Social Science, Natural Science, and Critical Thinking Integration Courses 

Students must take all of the following courses:

  • ANTH 300 - Anthropology of Global Change Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D
  • ENSC 320 - The Science of Global Change Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UDB; Sustainability
  • PHIL 311 - Environmental Ethics Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Sustainability 

Students must take one (1) of the following courses:

  • CHEM 100 - Introduction to College Chemistry Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-B1, GE-B3
  • GEOL 100 - Earth Systems Science Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: GE-B1, GE-B3; Sustainability
  • PHYS 115 - Elementary Physics Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-B1, GE-B3
Human Development and Social Context Courses 

Students must take both of the following courses:

  • HDEV 381 - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Lifespan Human Development Units: 4
  • HIST 382 - California and the World Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; US-3