Curriculum in Early Childhood Education Grades PK-3

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science

(see footnotes at bottom)



First Semester

ENGL 101G,H Freshman Composition 3 hours
††MATH 105 or
MATH 151/161G
Finite Mathematics
College Algebra with Fundamentals / College Algebra
3 hours
ART 105, or
ART 106, or
MUS 151, or
THEA 131, or
DNC 302G,H
Survey of World Art History I
Survey of World Art History II
Introduction to Music
Introduction to the Theatre
History and Survey of Dance
3 hours
GBIO 106G Introduction to Biological Principles I 3 hours
HIST 202G,H American History since 1877 3 hours
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success at Southeastern 2 hours
  Total: 17 hours


Second Semester

††ENGL 102G,H Critical Reading and Writing 3 hours
††MATH 177 Mathematics for Elementary Education I 3 hours
GBIO 107G Introduction to Biological Principles II 3 hours
††ECE 106 Service Learning for Early Childhood Education 3 hours
POLI 201G American Politics 3 hours
††COMM 210G Communicating in the Classroom 3 hours
  Total: 18 hours



First Semester

ENGL 230, or
ENGL 231, or
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
††MATH 277G Mathematics for Elementary Education II 3 hours
MUS 291 Fundamentals of Music 3 hours
PHYS 142 Physics for Elementary Education 4 hours
†††EDUC 2121 Diversity in the Classroom 1 hours
†††EDUC 2031 Fundamentals of Education 2 hours
††SPED 210 Characteristics of Individuals with Exceptionalities 2 hours
  Total: 18 hours


Second Semester

††EPSY 304G The Psychology of Early Childhood Conception
through Age Eight
3 hours
††MATH 287 Mathematics for Elementary Education III 3 hours
††EDUC 304 The Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School 3 hours
††LSED 401 Books and Related Materials for Children 3 hours
††ECE 314 Classroom Management for Beginning Teachers in PK-3 3 hours
††EDUC 307 Instructional Planning and Assessment 3 hours
  Total: 18 hours




First Semester

ENGL 230, or
ENGL 231, or
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
††EDUC 3232 Curriculum and Instruction in Grades PK-3 6 hours
††EDUC 3202 Foundations of PK-8 Mathematics Education              3 hours
  Total: 12 hours


Second Semester

††ECE 4003 Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood
Education (Preschool and Kindergarten
6 hours
††ECE 4203 Practicum in Early Childhood Education
(Preschool and Kindergarten)
3 hours
††ECE 4113 Introduction to Developmental Assessment of
Young Children
3 hours
Elective   1 hours
  Total: 13 hours




First Semester

††ECE 4224 Integrated Curriculum and Practicum in Early Childhood
Education (Primary Grades 1-3)
9 hours
††ART 371 Art for the Elementary Teacher 3 hours
††SPED 4954 The Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in the Regular Classroom 3 hours
  Total: 15 hours



Second Semester

ECE 427 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education (PK-3) # hours
  Total: # hours


Total semester hours required 120

Southeastern 101 is not required of transfer or readmitted Southeastern students with 30 hours or more. These students will replace Southeastern 101 with 2 hours of electives.

GGeneral Education Courses
HHonors students to take Honors course option:
ENGL 101 or 121H or 123H
ENGL 102 or 122H or 124H
ENGL 230 or 231 or 232 or 210H or 291H or 292H
HIST 101 or 102 or 201 or 202 or 101H or 102H or 201H or 202H
COMM 211 or 211H
GBIO 106 or 151H
GBIO 151 or 151H
Art Elective or HONR 191 

††A grade of "C" or better is required.
†††A grade of "B" or better is required
1Take EDUC 203 and 212 concurrently.
2Take EDUC 323 and EDUC 320 concurrently.
3Take ECE 400, ECE 420, and ECE 411 concurrently.
4Take ECE 422 and SPED 495 concurrently.