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
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
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
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
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
Program Specified Requirements3
Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research
Professional Sequence
Complete all required courses 325
Management and Assessment in Preschool/Elementary Classrooms
Inclusive Practices for Students with Exceptionalities in PreK-8 Classrooms
Complete all required courses61
Unrestricted Electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum1-0
Total Credit Hours120


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
Methods for Preschool Classrooms
and Field Experience: Methods for Preschool Classrooms
TE 337Assessment and Observation of Young Children3
TE 339
Infant and Toddler Curriculum
and Field Experience: Infant Toddler Curriculum
TE 341Foundations of Early Childhood Education3
TE 342Literacy Methods for the Preschool Teacher3
TE 343
Methods of Inclusive Education Birth through Age 3
and Field Experience: Birth to Age 3
TE 344
Methods of Inclusive Education Ages 3 to 5
and Field Experience: Ages 3 to 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
Assessment and Intervention
and Field Experience: Assessment and Intervention
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

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


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.


Students must apply for admission to all Teacher Education programs.