Curriculum in Early Childhood Education Grades PK-3

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science

(see footnotes at bottom)



First Semester

ENGL 101G 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
Survey of World Art History I
Survey of World Art History II
Introduction to Music
Introduction to the Theatre
3 hours
GBIO 106G Introduction to Biological Principles I 3 hours
HIST 202G American History since 1877 3 hours
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success at Southeastern 2 hours
  Total: 17 hours


Second Semester

††ENGL 102G Critical Reading and Writing 3 hours
††MATH 241G Elementary Statistics 3 hours
GBIO 107G Introduction to Biological Principles II 3 hours
††ECE 108 Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood Education 1 hour
POLI 201G American Politics 3 hours
††COMM 210G Communicating in the Classroom 3 hours
  Total: 16 hours



First Semester

ENGL 230, or
ENGL 231, or
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
††MATH 177 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Education I 3 hours
GEOG 103G Introduction to Geography 3 hours
††ECE 304 Psychology of Early Childhood: Conception through Age 8 3 hours
††EDUC 202 Introduction to Education 3 hours
Earth and
Earth and Space Science I
Earth and Space Science II
3 hours
  Total: 18 hours


Second Semester

††SPED 200 Characteristics of Individuals with Exceptionalities 3 hours
††EDUC 304 The Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School 3 hours
††EDUC 307 Instructional Planning and Assessment 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 309 Integrating Music into the Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom 3 hours
  Total: 18 hours




First Semester

††ECE 3001* Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education (Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten) 3 hours
††ECE 3111* Introduction to Developmental Assessment of Young Children 3 hours
††ECE 3121* Practice in Early Childhood Education (Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten) 3 hours
††EDUC 3201* Foundations of PK-8 Mathematics Education 3 hours
††EDUC 3221* Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading       3 hours
  Total: 15 hours


Second Semester

††ECE 3162 Language Arts and Literacy Methods for Early Childhood 6 hours
††ECE 3182 Teaching Science and Social Studies in Early Childhood (Grades 1-3) 6 hours
ART 371 Art for the Elementary Teacher 3 hours
  Total: 15 hours




First Semester

††EDUC 4533** Student Teaching I in the PK-12 Schools 6 hours
††EDUC 4563 Curriculum and Instruction in Early Literacy 3 hours
††EDUC 4573 Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Mathematics 3 hours
  Total: 12 hours



Second Semester

ECE 427 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education (PK-3) 9 hours
  Total: 9 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

††A grade of “C” or better is required.

††† A grade of “B” or better is required

1Take EDUC 320 and EDUC 322 concurrently with ECE 300, 311, and 312.

2Take ECE 316 and ECE 318 concurrently.

3Take EDUC 456 and EDUC 457 concurrently with EDUC 453.

*Completion of an approved Introductory Portfolio is a prerequisite for EDUC 320 and EDUC 322.

**Completion of an approved Developing Portfolio is a prerequisite for EDUC 453.