Elementary, Early Childhood, Special Education Teacher Certification Course Sequence

FIRST FALL

REQUIRED COURSES (A&H: 11 credits; SEE: 11 credits; EC: 12 credits; SpEd: 10 credits)

Human Development: Focus on Childhood 3
Integrated Learning: Theory Into Practice 3
Math Methods or Reading/Literacy 3
Professional Seminar 0
* Place-Based Education 2
** Movement & Storytelling (Pre-K) 1
*** Integrated Arts I 2
**** Leading Inclusion: Building Bridges 1

ELECTIVES

Building Learning Communities 1
Music Every Day 1
Social Inclusion 1
New England Mammals: Lessons for Teachers 1
Living Arts I 1
Integrating Math and Science Through Maps 1
Critical Skills for Critical Times 1

FIRST SPRING

REQUIRED COURSES

(10 Credits–or 12 credits if Teaching Exceptional Children is taken in spring 2011 instead of summer 2011. EC students should take Teaching Exceptional Children in summer 2011 so they have 12 credits in spring 2011. SpEd students must take Teaching Exceptional Children in spring.)

Conceptual Development 3
Reading/Literacy or Math Methods 3
School Law 1
Internship & Professional Seminar 3
Teaching Exceptional Children (take in spring or summer) 2
** Early Childhood Ed (Pre-K – 3rd) 2

ELECTIVES

Creative Bookbinding 1
Mystery Classrooms/Journey North 1
Mindfulness Practices for Educators 1
Discipline as Learning 1
Real World Learning 1
Thinking Outside the Box 1
Assessment: Focus on Learning 1
Behind the Label 1

FIRST SUMMER

REQUIRED COURSES

2 credits for A&H concentration; 3 credits for SEE concentration; (or 4 credits (A&H), 5 credits (SEE) if Teaching Exceptional Children is taken in summer; 5 credits for Special Education Certification students)

Teaching Exceptional Children (for A&H and SEE Concentrations) 2
Social Studies 2
* Ecology of the Imagination in Childhood 1
**** SpEd: Families and Supportive Networks 2
**** SpEd Law and Policy 1

ELECTIVES

Social Studies: Cemetery Quest 1
Social Studies: From Sheep to Shaw 1
Social Studies: Place-Based Social Studies 1
Folk Arts of Early America 1
First Six Weeks of School 1
Picture Books in the Classroom 1
Problem-Based Learning 1
Social Studies: Blocks 1
Critical Skills Institute- Level 1 2

SECOND FALL

REQUIRED COURSES (8 credits for A&H and SEE concentrations; 10 credits for SpEd Certification Students)

Philosophy of Education 3
Problem Solving Science 2
**** SpEd Assessment and Instructional Strategies 2
Internship & Professional Seminar 3

Required Course Credits Total

33 for Arts and Humanities Concentration
34 for Science And Environmental Concentration
36 for Early Childhood Certification students
37 for Special Education Certification students

Elective Credits Total (minimum)

7 for Arts and Humanities Concentration
6 for Science And Environmental Concentration
4 for Early Childhood Certification students
5 for Special Education Certification students

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 40 for A&H concentration, SEE concentration, EC Certification students; 42 for Special Education Certification students

* Additional requirements for Science and Environmental Education Concentration students
** Additional requirements for Early Childhood Certification students
*** Additional requirements for Arts and Humanities Concentration students
**** Additional requirements for Special Education Certification students