Recommended Academic Plan for Elementary & Early Childhood Education at Berks

Effective Date: June 6, 2017

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 15 (GWS) - Rhetoric and CompostionNotes for: ENGL 15

ENGL 15

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 30 (GWS) - Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 30

ENGL 30

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
STAT 100 (GQ) - Statistical Concepts and ReasoningNotes for: STAT 100

STAT 100

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EDTHP 115A - Competing Rights: Issues in American EducationNotes for: EDTHP 115A

EDTHP 115A

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CI 295A - Introductory Field Experience for Early Childhood SettingsNotes for: CI 295A

CI 295A

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

Students must complete one (1) GN to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. Choose one (1) from each of the following areas: Biological, Earth, and Physical. One (1) of these courses must include a lab. Consult the following list: http://www.ed.psu.edu/c-and-i/undergrad/ceaed/pk-4/suggested-course-listings/scied-458-prerequisite-courses
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
First-Year Seminar
1
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 100A (GWS) - Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100A

CAS 100A

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
HDFS 229 (GS) - Infant and Child DevelopmentNotes for: HDFS 229

HDFS 229

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EDPSY 14 - Learning and InstructionNotes for: EDPSY 14

EDPSY 14

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Literature Selection (GH)Notes for: Literature Selection

Literature Selection

Consult the following list: http://www.ed.psu.edu/c-and-i/undergrad/literature-selections
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

Students must complete one (1) GN to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. Choose one (1) from each of the following areas: Biological, Earth, and Physical. One (1) of these courses must include a lab. Consult the following list: http://www.ed.psu.edu/c-and-i/undergrad/ceaed/pk-4/suggested-course-listings/scied-458-prerequisite-courses
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
GEOG 126 (GS) - Economic GeographyNotes for: GEOG 126

GEOG 126

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MATH 200 (GQ) - Problem Solving in MathematicsNotes for: MATH 200

MATH 200

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
United States History SelectionNotes for: United States History Selection

United States History Selection

Consult the following list: http://www.ed.psu.edu/c-and-i/undergrad/ceaed/pk-4/suggested-course-listings/u-s-history-courses
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

Students must complete one (1) GN to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. Choose one (1) from each of the following areas: Biological, Earth, and Physical. One (1) of these courses must include a lab. Consult the following list: http://www.ed.psu.edu/c-and-i/undergrad/ceaed/pk-4/suggested-course-listings/scied-458-prerequisite-courses
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

Students must complete one (1) GN to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. Choose one (1) from each of the following areas: Biological, Earth, and Physical. One (1) of these courses must include a lab. Consult the following list: http://www.ed.psu.edu/c-and-i/undergrad/ceaed/pk-4/suggested-course-listings/scied-458-prerequisite-courses
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202A (GWS) - Effective Writing: Writing in the Social SciencesNotes for: ENGL 202A

ENGL 202A

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 202B (GWS) - Effective Writing: Writing in the HumanitiesNotes for: ENGL 202B

ENGL 202B

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MATH 201 - Problem Solving in Mathematics IINotes for: MATH 201

MATH 201

Course offered Spring Semester only. Any General Education - Quantification (GQ) may be substituted. Consult advisor for details.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SOC 30 - Sociology of the FamilyNotes for: SOC 30

SOC 30

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

Students must complete one (1) GN to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. Choose one (1) from each of the following areas: Biological, Earth, and Physical. One (1) of these courses must include a lab. Consult the following list: http://www.ed.psu.edu/c-and-i/undergrad/ceaed/pk-4/suggested-course-listings/scied-458-prerequisite-courses
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective
3
KINES 127 (GHA) - The Physical Education Program for the Elementary School ChildNotes for: KINES 127

KINES 127

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
CI 280 (GH) - Introduction to Teaching English Language LearnersNotes for: CI 280

CI 280

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ECE 451 - Instruction in Early Childhood Education Derived from Development TheoriesNotes for: ECE 451

ECE 451

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ECE 479 - The Young Child's Play as Educative ProcessesNotes for: ECE 479

ECE 479

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LLED 497 - Special TopicsNotes for: LLED 497

LLED 497

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SPLED 400 - Inclusive Special Ed Foundations: Legal, Characteristics, Collaboration, Assessment, and Management Notes for: SPLED 400

SPLED 400

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
KINES 126 (GHA) - The Health Program for the Elementary School ChildNotes for: KINES 126

KINES 126

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 17.5

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
AED 303 - The Visual Arts in the Elementary SchoolNotes for: AED 303

AED 303

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LLED 400 - Teaching Reading in the Elementary SchoolNotes for: LLED 400

LLED 400

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LLED 401 - Teaching Language arts in Elementary SchoolNotes for: LLED 401

LLED 401

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LLED 402 - Teaching Children's LiteratureNotes for: LLED 402

LLED 402

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MUSIC 241 - Music for Classroom TeachersNotes for: MUSIC 241

MUSIC 241

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SPLED 403A - Evidence-Based Instruction for Elementary Students with Disabilities in Reading, Math, and WritingNotes for: SPLED 403A

SPLED 403A

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 18

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
CI 495A - Clinical Application of Instruction--Early Childhood EducationNotes for: CI 495A

CI 495A

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CI 405 - Strategies in Classroom ManagementNotes for: CI 405

CI 405

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MTHED 420 - Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary SchoolsNotes for: MTHED 420

MTHED 420

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SSED 430 - Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary GradesNotes for: SSED 430

SSED 430

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SCIED 458 - Teaching Science in the Elementary SchoolNotes for: SCIED 458

SCIED 458

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
CI 495D - Practicum in Student Teaching--Childhood and Early Adolescent EducationNotes for: CI 495D

CI 495D

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
12
CI 295F - Professional Development PracticumNotes for: CI 295F

CI 295F

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

  • Students should consult with an advisor when scheduling courses.

  • GWS, GQ, GHA, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to identify United States Cultures (US) and International Cultures (IL) requirements.  Students must complete three (3) credits of US and three (3) credits of IL as part of General Education.  A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.

  • The following course fulfills the Writing Across The Curriculum Requirement for this major: SSED 430.

 

  • Students who want to enter this teacher certification program must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.00 by the end of the third (3rd) semester and pass three (3) PECT-PAPA exams in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics by the end of the third (3rd) semester in addition to the Entrance-to-Major requirements listed above.  Consult advisor for details.

  • Courses listed in Semester 6, Semester 7, and Semester 8 must be taken together during the same semester.  Consult advisor for details.

 

 

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

GN
Students must complete one (1) GN to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. Choose one (1) from each of the following areas: Biological, Earth, and Physical. One (1) of these courses must include a lab. Consult the following list: http://www.ed.psu.edu/c-and-i/undergrad/ceaed/pk-4/suggested-course-listings/scied-458-prerequisite-courses
Literature Selection
Consult the following list: http://www.ed.psu.edu/c-and-i/undergrad/literature-selections
GN
Students must complete one (1) GN to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. Choose one (1) from each of the following areas: Biological, Earth, and Physical. One (1) of these courses must include a lab. Consult the following list: http://www.ed.psu.edu/c-and-i/undergrad/ceaed/pk-4/suggested-course-listings/scied-458-prerequisite-courses
United States History Selection
Consult the following list: http://www.ed.psu.edu/c-and-i/undergrad/ceaed/pk-4/suggested-course-listings/u-s-history-courses
GN
Students must complete one (1) GN to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. Choose one (1) from each of the following areas: Biological, Earth, and Physical. One (1) of these courses must include a lab. Consult the following list: http://www.ed.psu.edu/c-and-i/undergrad/ceaed/pk-4/suggested-course-listings/scied-458-prerequisite-courses
GN
Students must complete one (1) GN to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. Choose one (1) from each of the following areas: Biological, Earth, and Physical. One (1) of these courses must include a lab. Consult the following list: http://www.ed.psu.edu/c-and-i/undergrad/ceaed/pk-4/suggested-course-listings/scied-458-prerequisite-courses
ENGL 202B
Course offered Spring Semester only.
MATH 201
Course offered Spring Semester only. Any General Education - Quantification (GQ) may be substituted. Consult advisor for details.
GN
Students must complete one (1) GN to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. Choose one (1) from each of the following areas: Biological, Earth, and Physical. One (1) of these courses must include a lab. Consult the following list: http://www.ed.psu.edu/c-and-i/undergrad/ceaed/pk-4/suggested-course-listings/scied-458-prerequisite-courses
KINES 127
Course offered Spring Semester only.
CI 280
Course offered Fall Semester only.
ECE 451
Course offered Fall Semester only.
ECE 479
Course offered Fall Semester only.
LLED 497
Course offered Fall Semester only.
SPLED 400
Course offered Fall Semester only.
KINES 126
Course offered Fall Semester only.
AED 303
Course offered Spring Semester only.
LLED 400
Course offered Spring Semester only.
LLED 401
Course offered Spring Semester only.
LLED 402
Course offered Spring Semester only.
MUSIC 241
Course offered Spring Semester only.
SPLED 403A
Course offered Spring Semester only.
CI 495A
Course offered Fall Semester only.
CI 405
Course offered Fall Semester only.
MTHED 420
Course offered Fall Semester only.
SSED 430
Course offered Fall Semester only.
SCIED 458
Course offered Fall Semester only.
CI 495D
Course offered Spring Semester only.
CI 295F
Course offered Spring Semester only.