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Course of Study

Pre-Professional Courses (6 credits)

Teaching and Learning 201 Teaching: Imagine the Possibilities 3 credits
Teaching and Learning 301 Observing and Describing Children 3 credits

Children, Language and Society Block (13 credits)

Teaching and Learning 350 The Developing Child 4 credits
Teaching and Learning 351 Language and Literacy I 3 credits
Teaching and Learning 352 Sociology and Education 3 credits
Teaching and Learning 353 Creating Inclusive Classrom Communities 3 credits

Teaching and Learning Block (12 credits)

Teaching and Learning 401 Language and Literacy II 3 credits
Teaching and Learning 402 Social Studies: Teaching and Learning in Childhood Education 3 credits
Teaching and Learning 403 Math/Technology: Teaching and Learning in Childhood Education 3 credits
Teaching and Learning 404 Science/Technology: Teaching and Learning in Childhood Education 3 credits

The Practice of Teaching Block (9 credits)

Teaching and Learning 450 Student Teaching in Childhood Education 6 credits
Teaching and Learning 451 Student Teaching Seminar in Childhood Education 3 credits

State-Mandated Training

Students must also complete the following non-credit workshops offered through the School of Continuing Studies or present proof of equivalent training elsewhere:

ALCX 702 Child Abuse Identification and Reporting
ALCX 703 Violence Prevention
ALCX 704 Fire Safety, Substance Abuse and Abduction Prevention
ALCX 705  Harassment/Bullying/CyberBullying/Discrimnation 

Optional Middle Childhood Education Extension Grades 7- 9 (6 credits)

Teaching and Learning 400 The Developing Adolescent 3 credits
Teaching and Learning 408 Middle School Curriculum 3 credits

Optional Bilingual Education Extension (7 credits)

Teaching and Learning 356 Bilingualism, Bilingual Education and Multiculturalism 3 credits
Teaching and Learning 417 Teaching in the Native Language 2 credits
Teaching and Learning 418 Teaching English in Bilingual Classrooms 2 credits

In addition, students take the following substitutes for TAL 450 and 451

Teaching and Learning 480 Student Teaching in Bilingual Education 6 credits
Teaching and Learning 481 Student Teaching Seminar in Bilingual Childhood Education 2 credits