Students may seek teacher certification at the elementary level with the comprehensive elementary major and early childhood minor to earn an elementary teaching certificate with the Early Childhood General and Special Education Endorsement (ZS).  The Comprehensive Elementary Education major, together with the Early Childhood minor, will prepare students to teach in an early childhood general or special education program from birth through pre-school. In addition candidates are prepared to teach all subjects in a self-contained classroom, grades K-5.

Requirements for the BS in Elementary Education with the Early Childhood Endorsement
General Education Core (some major/minor courses may satisfy General Education requirements) 40
Comprehensive Elementary Education Major 49
BIO 1014 Biological Science I with Lab 4
ECS 3243 Math and Science for Young Children 3
ECS 3433 Creative Arts for Young Children 3
ECS 3523 Curriculum & Content Areas in Early Childhood Programs 3
ECS 4443 Emerging Language and Literacy 3
EDU 2303 Fine Arts for the Elementary Teacher 3
EDU 2313 Social Studies Foundations 3
MAT 2213 Math for Elementary Teachers I 3
MAT 2223 Math for Elementary Teachers II 3
NSC 1004 Earth Science with Lab 4
PED 2113 Principles of Health and Physical Education 3
RDG 3313 Children’s Literature 3
RDG 4304 Reading and Language Arts 4
RDG 4314 Content Reading and Assessment 4
PSY 3203 Child Development 3
Early Childhood Education Minor 21
ECS 2213 Introduction to the Early Childhood Profession 3
ECS 3323 Assessment of the Young Child 3
ECS 3513 Constructive Education to Create Developmentally Appropriate Learning Environments 3
ECS 4303 Family Education and Advocacy 3
ECS 4613 Special Needs Children and Families 3
ECS 4623 Identifying and Serving the “At-Risk” Child 3
ECS 4653 Leadership and Administrative Issues in Early Childhood 3
Professional Studies 37