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Early Childhood PK-4 (B.S.Ed.)

Administered by Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Effective Summer 2020

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

Requirements for Certification in Early Childhood PK-4 develop knowledge of the nature of the child, the nature of the school and center, the learning process, general methods of teaching and methods of teaching particular subjects and to provide student teaching experience. A total of 70 semester hours is taken in required courses. None may be taken on a pass/fail basis. No free electives are available for this program. In addition to the 120-credit requirement for a Bloomsburg University degree, education majors are subject to background checks and passage of PAPA, PECT and any required PRAXIS exams.

Early Childhood Ed (PK-4) – PTE

ELEMED.120 Introduction to Education

ELEMED.121 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

EDFOUND.204 Ed Computing & Tech

EDFOUND.291 Principles of Teaching

EDFOUND.406 Multicultural Education

PSYCH.211 Early Childhood Development

PSYCH.309 Early childhood Cognitive Development

AUDSLP.432 ELL Comm/Ed Strat or PROFSTUD.494 ESL Strategies/Meth

Special Education (PK-4) – PTE

SPECED.101 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals

SPECED.275 Linking Assessment and Instruction for Individuals w/Disabilities

SPECED.358 Methods of Instruction for Individuals with Disabilities

Additional Coursework

ENGLISH.384 Literature for Children

Free Elective

Early Childhood ED – TE Advanced Sequence

ELEMED.324 Language and Literacy in Diverse #C Settings: Birth –Grade 4

ELEMED.331 Teaching Science and Environmental Education: PK-4

ELEMED.334 Teaching Reading in Early Childhood: Grades 1-4

ELEMED.336 Teaching Social Studies: PK-4

ELEMED.340 Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood: Grades 1-4

ELEMED.343 Assessment in Early Childhood Education or PROFSTUD.301 Teach, Learn & Assess

ELEMED.347 Fine Arts for the Developing Child

ELEMED.338 Diagnostic & Inclusionary Practices in Literacy In ECE Grades PK-4

ELEMED.410 M&M Early Child Ed 1

EDFOUND.427 Class Mgt & Eff Disc

PROFSTUD.498 Student Teacher Seminar

ELEMED.496 Practicum (Bloomsburg, Berwick, Central, Danville, Hazleton and/or Southern)

PROFSTUD.320 Practicum (Central or Danville)

PROFSTUD.461 Practicum (Bethlehem)

ELEMED.494 Student Teaching (First Assignment)

ELEMED.495 Student Teaching (Second Assignment)

University Requirements – Minimum of 40 GEPs and 120 Credits

Goal 1: Communication (7 pts.) – Disciplines

BIOLOGY.101 Human Biology

EDFOUND.291 Principles of Teaching

ENGLISH.151, 152, 156, 226, 227, 236, 237, 246, 247 or 286

EXERSCI.211 Methods and Material in Elementary Physical Education

Goal 2: Information Literacy (2 pts.) - 1 Discipline

EDFOUND.204 Ed Computing & Tech

Goal 3: Analytical & Quantitative Skills (5 pts.) - 2 Disciplines

MATH.201 Math Concepts I

MATH.202 Math Concepts II

SPECED.275 Linking Assessment/Instruction

Goal 4: Cultures & Diversity (5 pts.) - 2 Disciplines

SPECED.101 Introduction to Individuals with Exceptionalities

HISTORY.121 Colonial to 1877 or HISTORY.122 1877 to Present

Goal 5: Natural Sciences (5 pts) - 2 Disciplines

PHYSICS.103 Physical Science

BIOLOGY.100, 101 or 102

Goal 6: Social Sciences (5 pts.) - 2 Disciplines

PSYCH.101 General Psychology

PROFSTUD.414 Home/School/Community Relations

SPECED.275 Linking Assessment and Instruction for Individuals w/Disabilities

Goal 7: Arts & Humanities (5 pts.) - 2 Disciplines

ENGLISH.151, 152, 156, 226, 227, 236, 237, 246, 247 or 286

MUSIC.101, MUSIC, 105, THEATRE.102, or THEATRE.103

Goal 8: Second Language (2 pts.) - 1 Discipline

Any 102 level language *

Goal 9: Healthy Living (2 pts.) - 1 Discipline

Choose one: EXERSCI.114,, 211, 241, 250, 270, DANCE.117, NURSING.100, NURSING.217 or HONORS 217


Take both: EXERSCI.226 and EXERSCI.230

Goal 10: Citizenship (2 pts.) - 1 Discipline

SPECED.101 Introduction to Individuals with Exceptionalities

PROFSTUD.414 Home/School/Community Relations

*Other information regarding testing requirements, etc. can be found at