Patricia McClung, Chairperson
Distinguished Professor Deborah Murray
Professors Laura Anderson and JoAnn Higginbotham
Associate Professor William Kamm
Assistant Professors Shane Brown and Jason Robinson
Middle Grades Education
Professor Ashley Smith, Jr.
Assistant Professor Delia Price
Professor Patricia McClung
Associate Professor Kimberly Moffett
Associate Lecturer Jorge Sandoval
Early Childhood Education
Middle Grades Education
The Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education provides training for those students wishing to obtain teacher licensure in early childhood education (PreK-3), elementary education (K-5), middle grades education (6-8), and special education (PreK-12). The department also provides the professional education courses for post-baccalaureate students seeking licensure on the undergraduate level. Students wishing to work with children in institutions and agencies other than public schools may choose majors that do not lead to teacher licensure.
The major in Human Development, Early Childhood prepares students for a profession as an early childhood teacher (PreK-3). A major in Interdisciplinary Studies prepares students for a profession as an elementary teacher (K- 5). A major in middle grades prepares students for a profession as a middle grades teacher (6-8). Students may also choose to complete a dual license in Human Development, Early Childhood and Interdisciplinary Studies. Majors in Human Development, Business Emphasis, and Human Development, Asian Studies, prepare students for working with younger children in agencies and schools where teacher licensure is not required or for graduate work in child and family studies. The courses in psychology, sociology, cultural anthropology, linguistics and health provide knowledge in the stages of early human development and family organizations as well as an understanding of how these stages are influenced by culture.
The majors in Special Education (Teacher Licensure Emphasis) prepare students for a profession as a special education teacher (PreK-12) in a resource setting, in a self-contained class, or as an inclusion teacher in a general education classroom. A major in Special Education, Support Services Emphasis, is appropriate for students who wish to pursue a career in a child care area, alternative schools or education facilities housed within the mental health or social services area.
- Human Development, Asian Studies Emphasis (HDAST.BS)
- Human Development, Business Emphasis (HDBUS.BS)
- Human Development/Early Childhood, PreK-3 Teacher Licensure (ECHED.BST)
- Interdisciplinary Studies, K-5 Teacher Licensure (IDSTU.BST)
- Middle Grades, English/Language Arts and Mathematics, 6-8 Licensure (MGEMA.BST)
- Middle Grades, English/Language Arts and Science, 6-8 Licensure (MGESC.BST)
- Middle Grades, English/Language Arts and Social Studies, 6-8 Licensure (MGESS.BST)
- Middle Grades, Mathematics and Science, 6-8 Licensure (MGMSC.BST)
- Middle Grades, Mathematics and Social Studies, 6-8 Licensure (MGMSS.BST)
- Middle Grades, Science and Social Studies, 6-8 Licensure (MGSSS.BST)
- Special Education, Comprehensive Disabilities, K-12 Licensure (SPEDC.BST)
- Special Education, Early Childhood, Pre-K-3 Licensure (SPEDP.BST)
- Special Education, Interventionist I, K-8 and Interventionist II, 6-12 Dual Licensure (SPEDD.BST)
- Special Education, Interventionist I, K-8 Teacher Licensure (SPEDE.BST)
- Special Education, Interventionist II, 6-12 Teacher Licensure (SPEDS.BST)
- Special Education, Support Services Emphasis (SPEDU.BS)
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