Major in Elementary Education with Dual Certification in Early Childhood Education (PreK-6)

Through the collaboration of the Elementary Education and the Early Childhood Education Departments, interested students can pursue a dual certification program leading to PK-6 certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Interested students should contact the Elementary Education Department.

The Elementary Education/Early Childhood Dual Certification program fulfills requirements for Maryland State Certification in Teaching. The program is divided into a Pre-Professional program and Professional Internships for a total of 134 units. 

Students completing the Early Childhood Education track under the Elementary Education major will be eligible for dual certification in Early Childhood (Grades PK-3) and Elementary (Grades 1-5).

Required Courses
ENGL 102WRITING FOR A LIBERAL EDUCATION (Core 2)3
MATH 205MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND STRUCTURES II (Core 3)4
TSEM 102TOWSON SEMINAR (Core 1)3
One Course in CORE 43
One Course in CORE 53
BIOL 120
120L
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY [LECTURE]
and PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY [LAB]
4
ECED 103INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
ECED 201EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND INTERVENTION3
ECED 315INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND INTERVENTION3
EDUC 202HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES: AMERICA'S URBAN SCHOOLS3
EDUC 203TEACHING AND LEARNING IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY3
EDUC 417CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND OTHER MATERIALS FOR READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3
ELED 320WRITING FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS3
ELED 322FOUNDATIONS OF READING AND OTHER LANGUAGE ARTS3
ELED 357LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE LEARNERS IN THE CLASSROOM3
HIST 145HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CIVIL WAR ( )3
or HIST 146 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
ISTC 301INTEGRATING INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY3
GEOG 102WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY3
or GEOG 105 GEOGRAPHY OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
or GEOG 109 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
MATH 204MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND STRUCTURES I4
MATH 251ELEMENTS OF GEOMETRY4
PHSC 101PHYSICAL SCIENCE I4
PSYC 101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3
SCED 304EDUCATION, ETHICS AND CHANGE3
SPED 301INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION (Any Core 4 Class)3
Level I Professional Program
ELED 323PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF INSTRUCTION IN READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS3
ELED 363LANGUAGE AND LITERACY INTERNSHIP3
PHSC 303EARTH SPACE SCIENCE3
Level II Professional Program
ECED 341PRE-PRIMARY CURRICULUM3
ECED 343PRE-PRIMARY PRACTICUM3
ECED 360EARLY LITERACY: BEST PRACTICES AND MATERIALS3
ECED 461TEACHING THE INTEGRATED ARTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD3
BIOL 303LIFE SCIENCES3
or BIOL 382 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND SERVICE LEARNING IN THE TROPICS
MATH 323TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3
Level III Professional Program
ELED 311CHLDREN AND THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT3
ELED 312PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL INTERNSHIP I3
ELED 365TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3
ELED 429PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF ASSESSMENT IN READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS3
SPED 401CURRICULUM/METHODS OF INCLUSION3
Level IV Professional Program
ECED 352INTERNSHIP III: PREPRIMARY6
ELED 468PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL INTERNSHIP II6
ELED 469PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL INTERNSHIP SEMINAR3
Total Units134

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Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2UnitsSummerUnits
Preprofessional Program beginsENGL 102 (Core 2)3PHSC 1014
TSEM 102 (Core 1)3MATH 2054GEOG 102, 105, or 1093
MATH 2044PSYC 1013 
BIOL 120
120L
4EDUC 2023 
HIST 145 or 1463ECED 1033 
Core 53  
 17 16 7
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units 
EDUC 2033ELED 32013 
MATH 2514SCED 3043 
SPED 3013ELED 3223 
Core 4 (ART, DANC, THEA or COSC)3ECED 3153 
ECED 2013ISTC 3013 
 16 15 
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units 
Level I InternshipLevel II Internship 
EDUC 4173BIOL 303 or 3823 
ELED 3233ECED 3413 
ELED 3573ECED 3433 
ELED 3633ECED 3603 
ECED 4613MATH 3233 
 PHSC 3033 
 15 18 
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units 
Level III InternshipLevel IV Internship 
ELED 3113ELED 4686 
ELED 3123ELED 4693 
ELED 3653ECED 3526 
ELED 4293  
SPED 4013  
 15 15 
Total Units 134