Early Childhood Education majors typically take the following courses in the fall semester of their first year:

First-Year Experience Learning Community Courses

We will register you in these courses.

  1. Philosophy (PHIL 201)
  2. English Composition (ENG 101) OR Theology (TRS 201)

Why am I taking these classes?   Honors students take equivalent honors courses.

Major and Elective Courses

You will need to choose and register for these courses.

  1. Orientation to Teacher Education (EDUC 101)
  2. A foreign language
  3. A course of your choosing (from options listed below) 
  4. A course of your choosing (from options listed below)

1 st Semester Courses

"Orientation to Teacher Education" (EDUC 101) is a one credit course that provides an overview of educational issues that will be discussed in more detail later in the program. EDUC 101 also introduces students to the departmental philosophy and reflective framework. The course is designed to help students decide whether they want to consider teaching as a career goal.

Students normally take five courses in addition to EDUC 101. Besides your two Learning Community courses, you should take a foreign language and also explore your interests from these options:

  • The Making of America: 1607-1877 (History 257)
  • Mathematics in the Modern World (Math 168)
  • Introduction to Mathematical Thought (Math 187)

To learn more about these courses, look them up on this page of first-year course options. Additional courses are available after consultation with the first-year education advisor.

Know which courses you want? Get registered.