Elementary and Early Childhood Education PK-4

Effective May 2017

This major is under an administrative enrollment control. Please review the Entrance-to-Major requirements found at https://advising.psu.edu/entrance-major-requirements

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 015: Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015 (GWS)

ENGL 015 (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 030: Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030 (GWS)

ENGL 030 (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MATH 200Notes for: MATH 200 (GQ)

MATH 200 (GQ)

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
Biological Science SelectionNotes for: Biological Science Selection

Biological Science Selection

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 115: Education in American SocietyNotes for: EDTHP 115 (US)

EDTHP 115 (US)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
EDUC 100S: First-Year Seminar in EducationNotes for: EDUC 100S (FYS)

EDUC 100S (FYS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Arts SelectionNotes for: Arts Selection (GA)

Arts Selection (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
Math SelectionNotes for: Math Selection (GQ)

Math Selection (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Earth Science SelectionNotes for: Earth Science Selection (GN)

Earth Science Selection (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
U.S. History SelectionNotes for: U.S. History Selection (GH)

U.S. History Selection (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EDPSY 014: Learning and InstructionNotes for: EDPSY 014

EDPSY 014

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

Literature Selection (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
Physical Science Selection Notes for: Physical Science Selection (GN)

Physical Science Selection (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
HD FS 229: Infant and Child DevelopmentNotes for: HD FS 229 (GS)

HD FS 229 (GS)

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
Economic GEOG (e.g. GEOG 30: Geographic Perspectives on Sustainability and Human-Environment SystemsNotes for: Economic GEOG 30 (GS)

Economic GEOG 30 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Economic GEOG 123: Geography of Developing WorldNotes for: GEOG 123 (GS)

GEOG 123 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Economic GEOG 126: Economic GeographyNotes for: GEOG 126 (GS)

GEOG 126 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Arts Selection

Arts Selection (GA)

3
STAT 100: Statistical Concepts and ReasoningNotes for: STAT 100 (GQ)

STAT 100 (GQ)

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.
or STAT 200: Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200 (GQ)

STAT 200 (GQ)

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.
or EDPSY 101: Analysis and Interpretation of Statistical Data in EducationNotes for: EDPSY 101 (GQ)

EDPSY 101 (GQ)

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.
3-4
C I 280: Introduction to Teaching English to English Language Learners Notes for: C I 280

C I 280

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 18-19

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
C I 295A: Introductory Field Experience for Teacher PreparationNotes for: C I 295A

C I 295A

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CAS 100A: Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100A: (GWS)

CAS 100A: (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

Elective

3
Family and Relationships SelectionNotes for: Family and Relationships Selection

Family and Relationships Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
KINES 126: The Health Program for the Elementary School ChildNotes for: KINES 126 (GHA)

KINES 126 (GHA)

may be used to fulfill (GHA)
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education (GHA)

1.5
ECE 451:Instruction in Early Childhood Education Derived from Development TheoriesNotes for: ECE 451

ECE 451

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 16.5

Semester 5

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

ENGL 202A (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 202B: Effective Writing: Writing in the Humanities Notes for: ENGL 202B (GWS)

ENGL 202B (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SPLED 400:Teaching Exceptional Students in General Education SettingsNotes for: SPLED 400

SPLED 400

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
KINES 127: The Physical Education Program for the Elementary School ChildNotes for: KINES 127

KINES 127

may be used to fulfill GHA
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or Health and Physical EducationNotes for: Health and Physical Education (GHA)

Health and Physical Education (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
Education SelectionNotes for: Education Selection

Education Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Education SelectionNotes for: Education Selection

Education Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
E C E 479: The Young Child's Play as Educative ProcessesNotes for: E C E 479

E C E 479

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 17.5

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
LL ED 400: Teaching Reading in the Elementary School Notes for: LL ED 400

LL ED 400

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LL ED 401: Teaching Language Arts in Elementary SchoolNotes for: LL ED 401

LL ED 401

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
LL ED 402: Teaching Children's LiteratureNotes for: LL ED 402

LL ED 402

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
A ED 303: The Visual Arts in the Elementary SchoolNotes for: A ED 303

A ED 303

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

MUSIC 241

NOTE: LLED block may be taken in prior semester
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
MTHED 420: Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary SchoolsNotes for: MTHED 420

MTHED 420

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SCIED 458: Natural SciencesNotes for: SCIED 458

SCIED 458

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SS ED 430W: Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary GradesNotes for: SS ED 430W

SS ED 430W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
C I 495A: Clinical Application of Instruction--Early Childhood EducationNotes for: C I 495A

C I 495A

note: D I block may be taken in prior semester
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

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

C I 495D

No additional coursework permitted during Student Teaching. Student Teaching may be completed fall or spring semester
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
12
C I 495F: Professional Development PracticumNotes for: C I 495F

C I 495F

No Additional coursework permitted during Student Teaching Student teaching may be completed in fall or spring semester
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

  • Must complete at least 3 cr. of United States (US) and 3 cr. of International Cultures (IL).
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.
  • ETM notes a course is required for entrance to major/certification program.
  • All students must complete one lab course as indicated on the Natural Sciences (GN) Course Selection List.
  • Summer study could reduce some of the credit loads above.
  • Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
  • Academic Advising Notes: The course series listed above is only one of many possible ways to move through this curriculum.   Please be sure to also use the curriculum checksheets and degree audits, as well as consult with an adviser about appropriate scheduling sequences, clearances for field experiences and Testing requirements. Advisers also can assist students in identifying coursework offered at Penn State in the SUMMER.

 

*MATH 200 and any 3 credits of GQ are accepted for ETM.

**Using KINES 126 and/or 127 for the GHA requirement will require 1.5-3 credits of additional electives.



 

Legend

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

Footnotes

ENGL 015 (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
ENGL 030 (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
KINES 126 (GHA)
may be used to fulfill (GHA)
KINES 127
may be used to fulfill GHA
MUSIC 241
NOTE: LLED block may be taken in prior semester
C I 495A
note: D I block may be taken in prior semester
C I 495D
No additional coursework permitted during Student Teaching. Student Teaching may be completed fall or spring semester
C I 495F
No Additional coursework permitted during Student Teaching Student teaching may be completed in fall or spring semester