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Early Childhood Education:
General Education Requirements
The State of Connecticut requires that those receiving a teaching certificate have a diverse general education background in general academic courses. The following requirements may be met by undergraduate general education courses taken at Eastern.
 
Subject   Credits
Science (2 courses, 1 with lab) 6
English 6
Social Science 3
United States History (HIS 120, HIS 121 or HIS 310) 3
Math (Math 139 required) 3
Arts 3
Foreign Language (if not met in high school) 6
PSY 206 3
Current Issues in Health Education (HPE 201) 1
Professional Preparation Courses:
To be taken Before Admission to the Program:
Subject Course Title Credits
ECE 215 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
PSY 206 Psychology of Childhood 3
To be Taken Only After Admission to the Program:
Core I (To be taken together as a block)
Subject Course Title Credits
ECE 305 Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education 3
ECE 315 Classroom Environments I (includes field experience) 4
ECE 325 Language and Literacy (includes family child care project) 3
Core II (To be taken together as a block)
ECE 335 The Integrated Curriculum in ECE (includes field experience) 4
ECE 345 Classroom Environments II 3
ECE 355 Reading and Writing in the Primary Years 3
Core III (To be taken together as a block)
ECE 405 Adapting EC Curriculum for the Inclusive Classroom 3
ECE 415 The Math and Science Curriculum in ECE 3
ECE 425 Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education 3
Core IV (To be taken together as a block)
ECE 435 Assessment in Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 445 Student Teaching (in 1st, 2nd or 3rd Grade) 6
Total Professional Preparation Credits
44