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

Offered by Department of Teacher Education

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERS 1-4)12
Including:
LOPER 2: Writing Skills
Introduction of 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
Western Civilization
Non-Western World History
Introduction to Latin America
World History to 1600
World History since 1600
American History
American History
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 313Field Experience: 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
PE 247Nutrition, Health and Safety for Young Children1
MUS 404Music in Early Childhood Education 3
MATH 102College Algebra3
or MATH 104 Concepts in Mathematics and Statistics
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 GS hours.

3

Students must apply for admission to all Teacher Education programs.