Early Childhood Education, B.A.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
PSY 201 Bison image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
ECE 102 Bison image Early Childhood Programs (CT)3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 127 Cap graduation image College Algebra-Expanded3-5
or MTH 130 College Algebra
Humanities3
Physical or Natural Science4
Fine Arts3
PSY 201 Bison image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
ECE 303Child Development (Writing Intensive) (with a grade "C" or better)3
CI 459 Bison image  Cap graduation image Multicult Influence in Ed (Multicultural or International)3
CISP 455Field Exp Preschool Sp Ed (Capstone)3
Teaching Specialization
CI 459 Bison image  Cap graduation image Multicult Influence in Ed3
CISP 320Survey Exceptional Child3
CISP 420Survey Except Child II3
ECE 101 Cap graduation image Early Childhood Wellbeing3
ECE 102 Bison image  Cap graduation image Early Childhood Programs (CT)3
ECE 201Early Education Tech3
ECE 204Parenting3
ECE 215 Cap graduation image Family Relationships3
ECE 303 Cap graduation image Child Development3
ECE 322 Cap graduation image Language & Literacy3
ECE 323 Cap graduation image Assess Early Childhood3
ECE 324Early Childhood Sci/Math3
ECE 325Play and Creativity3
ECE 420 Cap graduation image Infant/Toddler Environs & Rela3
ECE 421Infant/Toddler Ed Practicum3
PSY 311Child Development3
Professional Education Core
EDF 475Schools in a Diverse Society3
CISP 428Special Needs in Erly Child Ed3
CISP 429Intro Developmental Disability3
CISP 445Intervent Preschool Sp Ed3
CISP 454Families of Except Students3
CISP 455Field Exp Preschool Sp Ed3
ECE 430Preschool Curr and Methods3
ECE 431Guid Young Child Pract3
ECE 435Admin Early Child Program3
ECE 472Early Childhood Capstone (Internship)3
Additional College Requirement
CI 201Math for Elem Teachers II3

Major Information

Admission Requirements for ADMI 4

  1. Grade Point Average of 2.80 or higher (both MU and overall)
  2. Passing scores on the PRAXIS Core exam – all 3 areas (Exempt from PRAXIS Core exam with SAT 1240 or ACT composite 26 or higher)
  3. Portfolio in LiveText which includes: Self-Assessment, Writing Sample and three Recommendations
  4. 21 ACT composite score
  5. MU students: Completion of 26 credits hours
  6. Transfer students: Completion of 12 Marshall University credit hours

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Four Year Plan

The Early Childhood Education program, a blended plan with early childhood and special education, prepares pre-service teachers to teach all children, regardless of ability, from birth to age five. We have experiences with infant/toddlers, pre-kindergarteners, preschoolers with special needs and administrators. The successful candidate will be able to be licensed to teach typically developing preschoolers as well as preschool children with special needs.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
ECE 101 Cap graduation image Early Childhood Wellbeing 3
Fine Arts 3
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
MTH 127 Cap graduation image
College Algebra-Expanded
or College Algebra
3-5
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16-18
Second Semester
ECE 102 Bison image  Cap graduation image Early Childhood Programs (CT) 3
ECE 204 Parenting 3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
PSY 201 Bison image Introductory Psychology (CT) 3
Physical or Natural Science 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
CI 201 Math for Elem Teachers II 3
CISP 320 Survey Exceptional Child 3
CISP 420 Survey Except Child II 3
PSY 311 Child Development 3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ECE 201 Early Education Tech 3
ECE 215 Cap graduation image Family Relationships 3
ECE 303 Cap graduation image Child Development (WI) 3
Any ENG level 200 Humanities 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
First Semester
CI 459 Bison image  Cap graduation image Multicult Influence in Ed 3
ECE 322 Cap graduation image Language & Literacy 3
ECE 323 Cap graduation image Assess Early Childhood 3
ECE 324 Early Childhood Sci/Math 3
ECE 325 Play and Creativity 3
Free Elective 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CISP 428 Special Needs in Erly Child Ed 3
CISP 454 Families of Except Students 3
ECE 420 Cap graduation image Infant/Toddler Environs & Rela 3
ECE 430 Preschool Curr and Methods 3
Writing Intensive 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
CISP 429 Intro Developmental Disability 3
CISP 445 Intervent Preschool Sp Ed 3
ECE 421 Infant/Toddler Ed Practicum 3
ECE 431 Guid Young Child Pract 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ECE 435 Admin Early Child Program 3
EDF 475 Schools in a Diverse Society 3
CISP 455 Field Exp Preschool Sp Ed 3
ECE 472 Early Childhood Capstone (Internship) 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120-122