Rhode Island College

2015-2016 Catalog


Early Childhood Education B.S.

Concentration in Teaching

Admission Requirements

Admission to program is dependent upon prior admission into the FSEHD.

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

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.

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.50 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in all professional and major courses.
  3. Recommendation to continue from course instructors and clinical instructors.

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
ECED 290Early Childhood Education and Social Work

3

Fall.
MATH 143Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 144Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSYC 110Introduction to Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Note: MATH 144, PSYC 110: Count toward General Education requirements.

Professional Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ARTE 340Methods and Materials in Art Education

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CEP 315Educational Psychology

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ECED 439Student Teaching in Early Childhood Settings

9

Spring.
ECED 469Best Practices in Early Childhood Settings

3

Spring.
FNED 346Schooling in a Democratic Society

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 346Pedagogical Skills in Elementary Health/Physical Education

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MUSE 241Methods and Materials in Music Education

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SPED 300Introduction to the Characteristics and Education of Children and Youth with Disabilities

4

Fall, Spring.
SPED 310Principles and Procedures of Behavior Management for Children and Youth with Disabilities

4

Fall, Spring.
SPED 415Early Childhood Developmental Screening and Assessment

3

Fall.

Major

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECED 301Developmental Approaches to Teaching and Learning

3

Fall.
ECED 302Early Childhood Development, Birth to Eight

3

Fall.
ECED 303Creating an Early Childhood Learning Community

3

Spring.
ECED 332Building Family, School, and Community Partnerships

3

Spring.
ECED 419Early Care and Education, Birth to Three Years

3

Fall.
ECED 420Mathematics, Prekindergarten through Second Grade

3

Spring.
ECED 423Developmental Literacy and the Language Arts I

4

Spring.
ECED 425Developmental Literacy and the Language Arts II

4

Fall.
ECED 429Early Childhood Social Studies and Science

4

Fall.
TESL 300Promoting Early Childhood Dual Language Development

3

Fall.

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, SPED 300, and FNED 346 (with a B- or better), completion of community service learning requirement, and an overall GPA of 2.5.

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.50 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in all professional and major courses.
  3. Recommendation to continue from course instructors and clinical instructors.

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
CEP 315Educational Psychology

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ECED 290Early Childhood Education and Social Work

3

Fall.
MATH 143Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 144Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSYC 110Introduction to Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

MATH 144, PSYC 110: Count toward General Education requirements.

Professional Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ARTE 340Methods and Materials in Art Education

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ECED 449Early Childhood Community Program Internship

6

Spring, Fall.
FNED 346Schooling in a Democratic Society

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 346Pedagogical Skills in Elementary Health/Physical Education

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MUSE 241Methods and Materials in Music Education

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SPED 300Introduction to the Characteristics and Education of Children and Youth with Disabilities

4

Fall, Spring.
SPED 310Principles and Procedures of Behavior Management for Children and Youth with Disabilities

4

Fall, Spring.
SPED 415Early Childhood Developmental Screening and Assessment

3

Fall.

Major

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECED 301Developmental Approaches to Teaching and Learning

3

Fall.
ECED 302Early Childhood Development, Birth to Eight

3

Fall.
ECED 303Creating an Early Childhood Learning Community

3

Spring.
ECED 332Building Family, School, and Community Partnerships

3

Spring.
ECED 419Early Care and Education, Birth to Three Years

3

Fall.
ECED 420Mathematics, Prekindergarten through Second Grade

3

Spring.
ECED 423Developmental Literacy and the Language Arts I

4

Spring.
ECED 425Developmental Literacy and the Language Arts II

4

Fall.
ECED 429Early Childhood Social Studies and Science

4

Fall.
TESL 300Promoting Early Childhood Dual Language Development

3

Fall.

Total Credit Hours: 79

Program adds to 71 credit hours without general education courses.