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Early Childhood Education

BA in Education

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The Early Childhood Education Program prepares graduates to teach children from birth to age 8 (third grade).  The Program incorporates a full year of field experience including student teaching in pre-k early childhood centers from two year old to pre-kindergarten classrooms, and a full year of field experience including student teaching in the primary grades of kindergarten through third grade.  Graduates understand children as whole people actively involved in their own learning and the developmentally appropriate practices for these formative years, including lesson planning, assessment, and differentiation of instruction.  Graduates have the ability to leverage the knowledge of children, families and school communities in the classroom.

Major Details

College: College of Education
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see http://www.coe.arizona.edu/future_students/undergrad_admissions for more information.

Website: http://www.coe.arizona.edu/mycoe
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: Yes

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 Foundation Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
GE General Math Strand 3
Second Language 4
TLS 197 1
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 Foundation Composition 3
Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
MATH 302A Mathematics 3
HIST 353 or 354 3
4th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Elective 3
Major Core 3
MATH 302B Mathematics 3
5th Semester
Major Core 3
Major Core 3
Major Core 2
Major Core 3
TLS 394A Practicum 1
POL 210 US & AZ Constitution 3
6th Semester
Major Core 3
Major Core 3
Major Core 2
Major Core 1
TLS 493D Student Teaching 6
7th Semester
Major Core 3
Major Core 2
Major Core 4
Major Core 3
Major Core 3
TLS 394A Practicum 1
8th Semester
TLS 493D Student Teaching 6
Major Core 3
Major Core 2
Major Core 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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