College of Education

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Applied Science - Early Childhood, Bachelor of Applied Science

Progression Plan-2YR Completn

Campus Availability

  • Bullhead City
  • Kingman
  • Lake Havasu City
  • Online
  • Yuma

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ECI305 Early Childhood Development 3
Description: Dynamics of child development and study of the exceptional child; basic theoretical research formulation relating to development of the child from conception through middle childhood. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ECI309 Integrated Literacy I 3
Description: Language acquisition and emergent literacy from birth through third grade. Examines contexts that support children's language and literacy development. ECI 310 may be taken concurrently. Contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Elementary Education, BAILS Learning & Pedagogy, BAS Early Childhood, BSED Early Childhood Milestone or International Exchange Student Group
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. BASRQMNT See Catalog or Advisor 3 BASRQMNT Notes
Notes: Block 1: Choose one (3 unit) course: BBA 305W, COM 200, BME 420, ENG 302W/305W; CST 314, 315, 424, 472, 475, 477
4. BASRQMNT See Catalog or Advisor 3 BASRQMNT Notes
Notes: Block 2: Choose one (3 unit) course: BME 480, CCJ 331, 333; MGT 303; PAS/POS 325, 326, 327, 421C; PAS 401, 408C; POS 344, 359, 428; SOC 334, 431
*Completion of an accredited Associates Degree is required prior to graduation from NAU
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ECI316 Play Education 3
Description: This course will examine play from birth through age eight by focusing on the social and cognitive benefits of play and its role in children's development. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Elementary Education or BSED Early Childhood or BAS Early Childhood Milestone
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ECI320 Early Childhood Curriculum 3
Description: Curriculum content, organization, and construction for the primary and pre-primary levels. Lab experience. Letter grade only.
-Option B-
ECI312 Curr & Assmt In Erly Chldhd 3
Description: This course covers developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment practices and their relevance within the development and organization of early childhood and primary programs. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Elementary Education or BSED Early Childhood or BAS Early Childhood Milestone
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. BASRQMNT See Catalog or Advisor 3 BASRQMNT Notes
Notes: Block 3: Choose one (3 unit) course: BME 310, CCJ 315, 325, 380; HUM 371, 373; PAS 411; PHI 332W; SOC 301, 333, 339, 441
4. BASRQMNT See Catalog or Advisor 3 BASRQMNT Notes
Notes: Block 4: Choose one (3 unit) course: BBA 340; BIO 301and 302; CCJ 355; ESE 380; MAT 114; PAS 355, 356; POS 303; SOC 365
Students should see an academic advisor before enrolling in the next term in preparation for graduation.

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EPS324 Ed Psy In Elemn & Mid-sch Edu 3
Description: Principles of psychology applied to elementary and middle-school education. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ESE380 Intro To Exceptional Children 3
Description: Philosophy and psychology of teaching exceptional children with an overview of educational practices. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. BME331W Sei In Early Child Settings 3
Description: The teaching of content in English to English learners in a Pre K-3 setting using appropriate approaches, methods and techniques. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Early Childhood Milestone (BSED or BAS) and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Submit graduation application during this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BASELECTIVE See Catalog or Advisor 3 BASELECTIVE Notes
Notes: Choose any unused courses from the BAS Core Requirements. See Program Information for course list.
2. ESE436 Fndtns Spec Edu: Early Childhd 3
Description: Definitions, characteristics, etiologies, legal and educational provisions for infants and young children with disabilities. Co-convenes with ESE 536. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ESE 380 or Special Education Milestone or BAS Early Childhood Milestone or International Exchange Student Group
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. ECI497C Independent Study 3
Description: Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for credit..
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

This Degree Does Not Lead to Teaching Certification.
An accredited Associates degree is required for this program.
An AAS from an Arizona Community College will allow 75 units to transfer into this program
BAS Core Requirements**
To fulfill these requirements, chose one course (3cr) from each of the four following categories.
Block 1:
Choose one (3 unit) course: BBA 305W, COM 200, BME 420, ENG 302W/305W; CST 314, 315, 424, 472, 475, 477

Block 2:
Choose one (3 unit) course: BME 480, CCJ 331, 333; MGT 303; PAS/POS 325, 326, 327, 421C; PAS 401, 408C; POS 344, 359, 428; SOC 334, 431

Block 3:
Choose one (3 unit) course: BME 310, CCJ 315, 325, 380; HUM 371, 373; PAS 411; PHI 332W; SOC 301, 333, 339, 441

Block 4:
Choose one (3 unit) course: BBA 340; BIO 301and 302; CCJ 355; ESE 380; MAT 114; PAS 355, 356; POS 303; SOC 365
BAS Core Elective*
Choose any unused courses from the BAS Core requirements above.
Advising Contact:
Extended Campuses Student Service Center
1800-426-8315
Online.advising@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.