Course Requirements for the Early Childhood Special Education Major

What Classes Should I Take For an E.C.S.E. Degree?

Required Core - 9 semester hours

  • 3 HIST 151 - United States History I
OR
  • 3 HIST 152 - United States History II
  • 3 POLS 100 - American Government
  • 3 PSYC 101 - General Pyschology

Pre-Professional Core - 34 semester hours

  • 2 ECE 228 Guidance with Young Children
  • 2 EDFN 338 Foundations of American Education
  • 4 ELED 303 Earth & Physical Science for Elementary Teachers
  • 2 ELED 315 Foundations & Theories of Reading
  • 3 EPSY 302 Educational Psychology
  • 3 EPSY 428 Child & Adolescent Development
  • 2 HLTH 321 K-12 Methods of Teaching Health
  • 3 INED 411 South Dakota Indian Studies
  • 2 LIBM 205 Children's Literature
  • 3 MATH 341 Math Concepts for Teachers I
  • 3 MATH MATH Elective
  • 3 SPED 300 Students with Exceptionalities
  • 3 SPED 460 Family Systems & Professional Collaboration

Professional Core - 48 semester hours

  • 3 ECE 411 Social Developoment in Early Childhood
  • 3 ECE 413 Early Childhood Curriculum
  • 3 ECE 417 Methods of Early Childhood Education
  • 3 EDFN 365 Computer Based Technology & Learning
  • 2 ELED 320 K-8 Science Methods
  • 2 ELED 330 K-8 Math Methods
  • 2 ELED 360 K-8 Social Science Methods
  • 2 ELED 440 K-8 Language Arts Methods
  • 2 ELED 450 K-8 Reading Methods
  • 3 ELED 459 Intro to Literacy Assessment & Remediation
  • 2 ELED 495 Practicum: Pre-Student Teaching
  • 3 SPED 410 Behavior Management of Exceptional Children
  • 3 SPED 413 Students with MR, DD & Severe Disabilites
  • 3 SPED 431 Identification and Assessment in Special Education
  • 3 EDFN 475 Human Relations
  • 9 Student Teaching Internship
  • 468 Early Childhood/Special Ed Student Teach: Preschool
  • 488 Early Childhood Student Teaching

Global Requirement: depending on your selection, this requirement will satisfy 3 hours of either Social Science or Arts & Humanities requirements. Take 1 course from: AIS/HIST 257, ANTH 210, ARTH 211/212/251, ENGL 211/212, GEOG 210, HIST 121/122/153, HUM 100, MCOM 151, POLS 141/250