Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Early Childhood Education B.S.

Program Admission Requirements

Admission to program is dependent upon prior admission into the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development.

Students will select a concentration and follow the same core program of coursework until the final semester of the program where they will either complete a student teaching experience or an internship. Concentration options include:

  • Concentration in Teaching (certification Pre-K through Grade 2)
  • Concentration in Community Programs
  • Concentration in Birth to Three

Fifth-Year Master’s Program Option

Applicants to this program will have the option of applying to the fifth-year master’s program in early childhood special education, which will fulfill the requirements for Early Childhood Special Education Certification.

Concentration in Teaching

Admission Requirements

Admission requires the successful completion of FYW 100 or FYW 100P (with a B or better), PSYC 110 (with a C or better), and ECED 290, FNED 101 and FNED 246 (with a B- or better), completion of community service learning requirement and an overall G.P.A. of 2.75. Candidates are also required to submit current valid BCIs at various times throughout the program in order to participate in practicum experiences.

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum overall G.P.A. of 2.75 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in all professional and major courses, including ART 210.
  3. Successful recommendations regarding candidate’s professional disposition from instructors and clinical instructors.
  4. Meet program requirements, including successful performance evaluations.

Records of students who do not maintain good standing or who receive a Recommendation to Continue with Concerns are reviewed by the departmental retention committee. Students may be dismissed from the program. Appeal of a decision to dismiss a student is made to the dean of the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development.

Course Requirements

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 210Nurturing Artistic and Musical Development

4

Fall, Spring.
ECED 290A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to ECED

3

Fall, Spring.
FNED 101Introduction to Teaching and Learning

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 246Schooling for Social Justice

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSYC 110Introduction to Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Note: ART 210, PSYC 110: Count toward General Education requirements.

Major

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECED 201Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

Fall, Spring.
ECED 202Early Childhood Development, Birth to Eight

3

Fall.
ECED 232Building Family, School and Community Partnerships

3

Spring.
ECED 305Intentional Teaching in the Early Years

4

Spring.
ECED 321Mathematics: Methods and Assessment

4

Spring.
ECED 322English Language Arts: Methods and Assessment I

4

Fall.
ECED 324English Language Arts: Methods and Assessment II

4

Spring.
ECED 326Social Studies and Social/Emotional Methods

4

Spring.
ECED 328Science and Technology Methods

4

Fall.
HPE 345Wellness for the Young Child

3

Spring, Summer.
SPED 301Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education

3

Fall, Spring.
SPED 415Assessment/Instruction with Young Exceptional Children

3

Fall.
TESL 300Promoting Early Childhood Dual Language Development

3

Fall.

Professional Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECED 439Student Teaching: Early Childhood Settings I

9

Fall.
ECED 441Student Teaching: Early Childhood Settings II

9

Spring.
ECED 469Best Practices: Early Childhood Settings I

3

Fall.
ECED 470Best Practices: Early Childhood Settings II

3

Spring.

Total Credit Hours: 86

Note: Program adds to 78 credit hours without general education courses.

Concentration in Community Programs

Note: This program does not lead to RIDE teaching certification.

Admission Requirements

Admission requires the successful completion of FYW 100 or FYW 100P (with a B or better), PSYC 110 (with a C or better), and ECED 290, FNED 101 and FNED 246 (with a B- or better), completion of community service learning requirement and an overall G.P.A. of 2.75. Candidates are also required to submit current, valid BCI's at various times throughout the program in order to participate in practicum experiences.

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum overall G.P.A. of 2.75 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in all professional and major courses, including ART 210.
  3. Successful recommendations regarding candidate’s professional disposition from instructors and clinical instructors.
  4. Meet program requirements, including successful performance evaluations.

Records of students who do not maintain good standing or who receive a Recommendation to Continue with Concerns are reviewed by the departmental retention committee. Students may be dismissed from the program. Appeal of a decision to dismiss a student is made to the dean of the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development.


Course Requirements

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 210Nurturing Artistic and Musical Development

4

Fall, Spring.
ECED 290A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to ECED

3

Fall, Spring.
FNED 101Introduction to Teaching and Learning

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 246Schooling for Social Justice

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSYC 110Introduction to Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Note: ART 210, PSYC 110: Count toward General Education requirements.

Professional Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECED 440Building Collaborative Relationships Through Coaching

3

Spring.
ECED 449Early Childhood Community Program Internship

6

Spring, Fall.

Major

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECED 201Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

Fall, Spring.
ECED 202Early Childhood Development, Birth to Eight

3

Fall.
ECED 232Building Family, School and Community Partnerships

3

Spring.
ECED 305Intentional Teaching in the Early Years

4

Spring.
ECED 321Mathematics: Methods and Assessment

4

Spring.
ECED 322English Language Arts: Methods and Assessment I

4

Fall.
ECED 324English Language Arts: Methods and Assessment II

4

Spring.
ECED 326Social Studies and Social/Emotional Methods

4

Spring.
ECED 328Science and Technology Methods

4

Fall.
HPE 345Wellness for the Young Child

3

Spring, Summer.
SPED 301Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education

3

Fall, Spring.
SPED 415Assessment/Instruction with Young Exceptional Children

3

Fall.
TESL 300Promoting Early Childhood Dual Language Development

3

Fall.

Total Credit Hours: 71

Note: Program adds to 63 credit hours without general education courses.

Concentration in Birth to Three

Note: This program does not lead to RIDE teaching certification.

Admission Requirements

Admission requires the successful completion of FYW 100 or FYW 100P (with a B or better), PSYC 110 (with a C or better) and ECED 290 (grade of B- or higher), and an overall G.P.A. of 2.75. Candidates are also required to submit current valid BCIs at various times throughout the program in order to participate in practicum experiences.

Retention Requirements

  1. Minimum overall G.P.A. of 2.75 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in all professional and major courses.
  3. Successful recommendations regarding candidate’s professional disposition from instructors and clinical instructors.
  4. Meet program requirements, including successful performance evaluations.

Records of students who do no maintain good standing or receive a recommendation to continue with concerns are reviewed by the departmental retention committee. Students may be dismissed from the program. Appeal of a decision to dismiss a student is made to the dean of the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development.

Course Requirements

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 215Introduction to Educational Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ECED 290A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to ECED

3

Fall, Spring.
PSYC 110Introduction to Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Note: PSYC 110 counts toward General Education requirements.

Professional/Major Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECED 202Early Childhood Development, Birth to Eight

3

Fall.
ECED 232Building Family, School and Community Partnerships

3

Spring.
ECED 310Contextualizing Infant Toddler Education

3

Fall.
ECED 312Infant Toddler Cognitive Development and Learning

3

Fall.
ECED 314Infant Toddler Social/Emotional Development and Learning

3

Spring
ECED 410Infant Toddler Field Experience I

4

Spring.
ECED 412Infant Toddler Field Experience II

4

Fall.
ECED 416Infant Toddler Language Development and Learning

3

Fall.
ECED 440Building Collaborative Relationships Through Coaching

3

Spring.
ECED 449Early Childhood Community Program Internship

6

Spring.
ECED 479Best Practices in Infant Toddler Settings

3

Spring.
HPE 344Infant Toddler Health and Wellness

3

Fall.
SPED 305Supporting Infants/Toddlers with Special Needs

3

Fall.
SPED 415Assessment/Instruction with Young Exceptional Children

3

Fall.

Total Credit Hours: 58

Note: Program adds to 53 credit hours without general education courses.