Early Childhood Inclusive Teaching Field Endorsement, Bachelor of Arts in Education

Offered by Department of Teacher Education

General Education
Foundational Requirements (LOPERS 1-4)12
Including:
LOPER 2: Writing Skills
Introduction to Academic Writing
LOPER 3: Oral Communication Skills
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
LOPER 4: Mathematics, Statistics and Quantitative Reasoning
Math for Elementary Teachers I 1
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5 – 8)9-10
Including:
LOPER 5: Visual or Performing Arts
Art Structure
Art Appreciation
LOPER 6: Humanities
Choose one of the following:
History of Science & Medicine
Nebraska in the World
History of Religions in the World
Democratic Debates
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II
Non-Western World History
Introduction to Latin America
World History to 1600
World History since 1600
American History I
American History II
LOPER 7: Social Science
Introduction to American Politics
LOPER 8: Natural Science
Select one Natural Science course.
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 26
Including:
LOPER 9: Civic Competency and Engagement
Introduction to American Politics
LOPER 10: Respect for Human Diversity
Teaching in a Democratic Society
Wellness (LOPER 11) 3
Including:
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
Program Specified Requirements3
Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research
Professional Sequence
Complete all required courses 325
Including:
Management and Assessment in Preschool/Elementary Classrooms
Inclusive Practices for Students with Exceptionalities in PreK-8 Classrooms
Endorsement
Complete all required courses61
Unrestricted Electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum1-0
Total Credit Hours120

Endorsement

Early Childhood Program Requirements
TE 311Math Methods I2
TE 313Practicum: Math0.5
TE 314Phonics and Word Study2
TE 315Literacy Assessment2
TE 316Primary Grades Literacy2
TE 317Field Experience: Literacy1
TE 336
336L
Methods for Preschool Classrooms
and Field Experience: Methods for Preschool Classrooms
3.5
TE 337Assessment and Observation of Young Children3
TE 339
339L
Infant and Toddler Curriculum
and Field Experience: Infant Toddler Curriculum
3.5
TE 341Foundations of Early Childhood Education3
TE 342Literacy Methods for the Preschool Teacher3
TE 343
343L
Methods of Inclusive Education Birth through Age 3
and Field Experience: Birth to Age 3
3.5
TE 344
344L
Methods of Inclusive Education Ages 3 to 5
and Field Experience: Ages 3 to 5
3.5
TE 346Early Childhood Program Administration3
TE 347Literacy Methods Birth to Age Three3
TE 348Math, Science, and Social Studies for Children 0-83
TE 349Supporting Young Children Through Family & Community Involvement3
TESE 333Serving Young Children with Special Needs3
TESE 334
334L
Assessment and Intervention
and Field Experience: Assessment and Intervention
3.5
FAMS 251The Developing Child 0-83
KSS 247Nutrition, Health and Safety for Young Children1
MUS 404Music in Early Childhood Education 3
MATH 102College Algebra3
or MATH 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts
Total Credit Hours61
1

Students without sufficient preparation will also need to take the following, increasing the total credit hours needed:

2

Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required General Education hours.

3

Students must apply for admission to all Teacher Education programs.

Semester 1
LOPR 126First Year Seminar3
ENG 101Introduction to Academic Writing3
KSS 150Healthy Wealthy and Wise3
MATH 102College Algebra3
or MATH 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts
ART 100Art Structure3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 2
SPCH 100Fundamentals of Speech Communication3
ENG 102Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research3
BIOL 103General Biology4
TE 100Teaching in a Democratic Society3
PSCI 110Introduction to American Politics3
Total Credit Hours16
Semester 3
History (Varied Options)3
KSS 247Nutrition, Health and Safety for Young Children1
FAMS 251The Developing Child 0-83
TE 341Foundations of Early Childhood Education3
TESE 333Serving Young Children with Special Needs3
TE 204Growth & Development/Introduction to Exceptionalities4
Total Credit Hours17
Semester 4
TE 206Instructional Technology and the Preservice Teacher3
TE 337Assessment and Observation of Young Children3
TESE 334
334L
Assessment and Intervention
and Field Experience: Assessment and Intervention
3.5
TE 318Management and Assessment in Preschool/Elementary Classrooms3
TE 347Literacy Methods Birth to Age Three3
Total Credit Hours15.5
Summer Semester
MUS 404Music in Early Childhood Education3
Total Credit Hours3
Semester 5
MATH 230Math for Elementary Teachers I3
TE 339
339L
Infant and Toddler Curriculum
and Field Experience: Infant Toddler Curriculum
3.5
TE 336
336L
Methods for Preschool Classrooms
and Field Experience: Methods for Preschool Classrooms
3.5
TE 349Supporting Young Children Through Family & Community Involvement3
Total Credit Hours13
Semester 6
TE 342Literacy Methods for the Preschool Teacher3
TE 343
343L
Methods of Inclusive Education Birth through Age 3
and Field Experience: Birth to Age 3
3.5
TE 344
344L
Methods of Inclusive Education Ages 3 to 5
and Field Experience: Ages 3 to 5
3.5
TE 348Math, Science, and Social Studies for Children 0-83
Total Credit Hours13
Semester 7
TE 311Math Methods I2
TE 313Practicum: Math0.5
TE 314Phonics and Word Study2
TE 315Literacy Assessment2
TE 316Primary Grades Literacy2
TE 317Field Experience: Literacy1
TE 411Inclusive Practices for Students with Exceptionalities in PreK-8 Classrooms3
Total Credit Hours12.5
Semester 8
TE 400Student Teaching12
Total Credit Hours12