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B.A.E., Education (The Birth-Kindergarten Education Major)

th_baebrochure.jpgThe Evening Undergraduate Program offers the Birth-Kindergarten Education major with concentrations in Licensure and Non-Licensure. Admission to the Birth-Kindergarten Education major requires an A.A.S. in Early Childhood or an equivalent degree. Course descriptions are found under the Goodman School of Education Department of Teacher Education in this catalog.


Academic Requirement:
The Department of Teacher Education has implemented a new academic requirement for admission to the teacher education programs at Catawba College. Students entering or re-entering Catawba College in Fall 2014 and beyond are required to have and maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA for admission to teacher education and through the completion of their licensure program. Students who entered Catawba College prior to Fall 2014 are required to have and maintain a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA for admission to teacher education and through the completion of their licensure program. 


Degree Requirements:

(following completion of the A.A.S. degree)

BIRTH-KINDERGARTEN EDUCATION MAJOR

Hours

To enter the Licensure concentration, the student must apply and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Requirements for admissions include:

  • A recommendation by their major advisor;
  • A 2.5 overall academic average on Catawba coursework;
  • Passing scores on all sections of Praxis I or a composite score as determined by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction;
  • An acceptable criminal background history.

Application for admission to Student Teaching must be made by the beginning of the semester prior to the semester in which the student teaching is to be done. The student must have a 2.5 academic average to be admitted to student teaching and must complete ethe licensure program with a 2.5 or better GPA to be recommended for a North Carolina teaching license.

A.A.S. Required Courses Total

- EDU 119 Early Childhood Education (4)
- EDU 131 Children, Family, & Community (3)
- EDU 144 Child Development I (3)
- EDU 145 Child Development II (3)
- EDU 146 Child Guidance (3)
- EDU 151 Creative Activities (3)
- EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition (3)
- EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities (3)
- EDU 259 Curriculum Planning (3)

28 

Required Catawba Courses Total

- EDUC 2280 Educational Assessment (3)
- EDUC 3300 Curriculum Methods: Preschool & Kindergarten (4)
- EDUC 3301 Curriculum Methods: Infants and Toddlers (3)
- PSYCH 3940 Psychology of Exceptionalities (3)
- Concentration (15)

LICENSURE
- * EDUC 4000 Student Teaching (Birth-Kindergarten) (15)

OR

NON-LICENSURE
- EDUC 4004 Internship (Birth-Kindergarten) (9)
- Electives selected from: ACC 1901,1902; MGT 2453,2501,2566, SOC 1301;SPAN 2051,2052 (6)

28 

Total for Major:


56

*Permission of Teacher Education Council Required

 

 


Major, Licensure, and Non-Licensure Courses


EDUC 2280 - Educational Assessment

The development, evaluation, and application of psychological tests and procedures in the measurement of intelligence, aptitude, vocational interest and personality. Prerequisite: MATH 1132.

EDUC 3300 - Curriculum Methods: Pre-School and Kindergarten

The exploration, analysis, and evaluation of curriculum and methodology related to preschool-age and kindergarten children with and without disabilities. Field-based experiences are an integral part of the course.

EDUC 3301 - Curriculum Methods: Infants and Toddlers

The exploration, analysis, and evaluation of curriculum and methodology related to infants and toddler children with and without disabilities. Field-based experiences are an integral part of the course.

PSYCH 3940 - Psychology of Exceptionalities
A survey of the characteristics, education, and social integration of people with physical, emotional, cultural, behavioral and/or cognitive exceptionalities.


EDUC 4000 - Student Teaching and Seminar: Birth - Kindergarten
(15 hours)

A full semester of supervised student teaching in an appropriate school setting under the direction of a cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. Conferences and seminars required. Prerequisites: Senior Classification, a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, recommendation of the advisor, and application to and approval of the Teacher Education Council. (S-U grading).

EDUC 4004 - Internship and Seminar in Early Childhood Education (9 hours)

A full semester of practical field experience related to Early Childhood Education under the direction of a site supervisor and a college supervisor. Conferences and seminars required. This course is not designed to fulfill teacher licensure requirements. Students seeking B-K licensure in North Carolina should enroll in EDUC 4000. Prerequisites: Senior classification, a 2.0 cumulative grade point average, and recommendation of the advisor. (S-U grading).

 


Other Courses

See the Catawba College catalog for descriptions of Business electives and General Education courses.