Blended: Early Childhood & Special Education

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The BAE in Early Childhood and Special Education Program prepares students for a Washington State Teaching Certification in general and special education for primary grades (preschool through grade 3). Completion of the Blended Major and Education Core Coursework (and successfully completing the ECE NES) will satisfy the requirements for Teaching Certificate in the state of Washington.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education Major (BAE)

Required Coursework
ART 390ART IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3
PHED 390HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS3
Required Early Childhood Education Courses
EDUC 344EARLY NUMERACY INSTRUCTION IN THE P-3 SCHOOL SETTING 4
EDUC 390FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
EDUC 394METHODS FOR READING INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT IN KINDERGARTEN-THIRD GRADE SETTINGS3
EDUC 410METHODS I: BLENDED CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION4
EDUC 430ASSESSMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION5
EDUC 444LANGUAGE ARTS METHODS FOR THE PRESCHOOL-THIRD GRADE CLASSROOM3
EDUC 450METHODS II: BLENDED CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION4
EDUC 454SCIENCE METHODS FOR THE PRESCHOOL-THIRD GRADE CLASSROOM4
EDUC 461SOCIAL STUDIES METHODS FOR THE PRESCHOOL-THIRD GRADE CLASSROOM3
EDUC 470DIVERSITY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
EDUC 479EARLY LITERACY3
Required Early Childhood Special Education Coursework
SPED 412INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION4
SPED 420PRINCIPLES OF BEHAVIOR FOR STUDENTS WITH EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS4
SPED 421CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION SETTINGS4
SPED 460SPECIAL EDUCATION METHODS4
SPED 465METHODS AND ASSESSMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION5
SPED 480INCLUSIONARY PRACTICES AND COLLABORATION4
Internship Coursework
EDUC 420
EDUC 423ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING K-812
EDUC 427GENERAL STUDENT TEACHING K-12 (variable credit course–only 3 credits count)3
EDUC 451APPLICATIONS I: BLENDED CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION4
EDUC 469APPLICATIONS III: EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM METHODS1
SPED 488SPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICUM (to be completed in a special education preschool setting)3
SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENT TEACHING (Optional–students are encouraged but not required to complete this second student teaching opportunity.)
Required Capstone
EDUC 490CEARLY CHILDHOOD CAPSTONE4-5
or SPED 490 SPECIAL EDUCATION CAPSTONE
Total Credits97-98

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