College of Education

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Science in Education

Four Year Progression Plan

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4 ENG105 Notes
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Required for admission to the Teacher Education Program
2. MAT150 Principles Of Mathematics I 3 MAT150 Notes
Description: Mathematical principles and processes underlying mathematics instruction in grades K-8; systems of whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, and irrationals. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Required for admission to the Teacher Education Program
3. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4 LIBSTLAB Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Required for admission to the Teacher Education Program
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAT155 Principles Of Mathematics II 3 MAT155 Notes
Description: Mathematical principles and processes underlying mathematics instruction in grades K-8; geometry and measurement; statistics and probability. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 150 with grade of C or better
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Required for admission to the Teacher Education Program
2. EDF200 Introduction To Education 3 EDF200 Notes
Description: Function of education in our society; duties and qualifications of those who teach in K-12 schools. (Not designed for post-degree state certification students.) Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Required for admission to the Teacher Education Program
3. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4 LIBSTLAB Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Required for admission to the Teacher Education Program
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ESE380 Intro To Exceptional Children 3
Description: Philosophy and psychology of teaching exceptional children with an overview of educational practices. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
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
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. 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.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. BME200 Intro Struct English Immersion 3
Description: This course provides an introduction to teaching content in English to limited English proficient students in grades P-12 using appropriate approaches, methods, and techniques. Students will become familiar with the study of the philosophy and theory of Structured English Immersion and techniques, approaches, and strategies of Structured English Immersion in P-12 settings. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Students must submit application for the Teacher Education Program during their 4th term.

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ECI308 Teacher Aid Practicum 1 ECI308 Notes
Description: Field experience in an elementary or secondary school classroom; exposure to and practical experiences in the tasks of a classroom teacher. For elementary majors, this field experience is shared by numerous methods courses across several semesters. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "P" - "Pass"
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Must be taken concurrently with ECI 309 and ECI 310
2. ECI309 Integrated Literacy I 3 ECI309 Notes
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
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Must be taken concurrently with ECI 308 and ECI 310
3. ECI310 Integrated Literacy II 5 ECI310 Notes
Description: Language and literacy development, from kindergarten through eighth grade. Supports children's reading, writing, and language arts pedagogy with current and classic research. 5 hrs. lecture, 1 hr. lab. ECI 309 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 or BAILS Learning & Pedagogy or BSED Early Childhood Milestone or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Must be taken concurrently with ECI 308 and ECI 309
4. 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
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. 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
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. ECI315 Early Chldhd Sci & Soc Studies 3
Description: This course provides educators with the knowledge necessary to select, teach and assess the content, skills, and attitudes that promote both science, social and civic competencies in early childhood programs. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Elementary Education or BSED Early Childhood Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
3. 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
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. ESE456 Mthds Spec Ed: Early Childhood 3 ESE456 Notes
Description: Applications of methods and strategies when teaching for infants and young children with disabilities. Co-convenes with ESE 556. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (ESE 380 or ESE 380H) and ESE 436
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Must be taken concurrently with ESE 308
5. ESE308 Teach Aide Practicum 1 ESE308 Notes
Description: Field experience in a special education classroom or setting; exposure to and practical experiences in the tasks of teaching. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit. Course fee required.
Course Topic: Sped Teacher Aide Practicum
Grade Required: Grade of "P" - "Pass"
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Must be taken concurrently with ESE 456
6. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Students must submit application for student teaching and graduation during the 6th term.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ECI312 Curr & Assmt In Erly Chldhd 3 ECI312 Notes
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
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Must be taken concurrently with ECI 308
2. ECI308 Teacher Aid Practicum 1 ECI308 Notes
Description: Field experience in an elementary or secondary school classroom; exposure to and practical experiences in the tasks of a classroom teacher. For elementary majors, this field experience is shared by numerous methods courses across several semesters. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "P" - "Pass"
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Must be taken concurrently with ECI 312
3. ECI313 Clsrm Mgt In Early Chldhd Edu 3
Description: This course prepares educators to support children in gaining control of self. Emphasis will also be on classroom management practices, building home/school partnerships, and involving parent in education. 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 Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. ECI314 Early Childhood Mathematics 3
Description: This course focuses on developmentally appropriate math content, processes, methods, skills, and attitudes to be utilized in teaching young children. 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 Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. POS220 Federal & Arizona Constitution 3
Description: Basic course in the national and Arizona government designed to meet the requirements for state teacher certification. Not available for credit to political science majors or minors or for liberal studies credit. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
6. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ECI490C Supervised Teaching: Elem 6
Description: Directs teaching in the early childhood and elementary grades: directed and cooperative preparation, teaching, and evaluation; conferences and seminars on theories, issues, and practices of effective elementary school instruction. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Elementary Education Milestone or International Exchange Student Group and passing AEPA Content Knowledge Test. In addition, if student teaching in Middle School, a passing score on the AEPA Subject Matter Test.
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "P" - "Pass"
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. ECI492 Supervised Tch Early Child 6
Description: Directed teaching in birth to pre-school settings; directed and cooperative preparation, teaching and evaluation; issues and practices of effective early childhood education. Pass-fail only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Elementary Education or BSED Early Childhood Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "P" - "Pass"
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 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) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 155 (3)
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

  • A minimum of 120 units are required for this degree.
  • Several of the courses taken during the first three terms are required for admission to the Teacher Education Program and require minimum grades.  Refer to the NAU Undergraduate Catalog for specific grade requirements.
  • All major courses (BME, ECI, EDF, EPS, ESE prefixes) require a minimum grade of C.
  • All concentration courses require a minimum grade of C.
  • Students must submit application for the Teacher Education Program during the 4th term.
  • Students must submit application for student teaching & graduation during the 6th term.
  • Student teaching (ECI 490C & ECI 492) requires a minimum cumulative NAU GPA of 2.5.
  • This program qualifies students for an Arizona Early Childhood (ages birth-8) teaching certificate.
CONTACT INFORMATION

Student Services Office
College of Education
Building 27, Room 101
Phone:  928-523-2145
Email:  coe.stuserv@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 Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite 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.