• Alternative A: Early Childhood/Elementary Education P-3/K-6

    I. Unconditional Admission Required Courses: 55 hours

    A. Professional Courses: 25 hours

    • ED 500. Foundations of Education (3)
    • ED 505. Technology and Education (3)
    • ED 504. Techniques of Educational Research (3)
      OR
    • ED 506. Educational Statistics (3)
    • ED 508. Technology Portfolio (1)
    • EP 500. Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
      OR
    • EP 506. Life-Span Development and Learning (3)
    • ED 501. Educational Planning (3)
    • EE 500. Teaching Reading (3)
    • SE 500. Introduction to Special Education (3)
    • ED 509. Internship in Teaching: P-12 (3)

    B. Teaching Field: 12 hours

    • EE 523. Mathematics in the Elementary School (3)
    • EE 525. Science in the Elementary School (3)
    • EE 506. Literature for Children and Young Adults (3)
    • CE 510. Current Trends in Early Childhood Education (3)

         OR

    • CE 512. Planning Programs for Early Education (3)

    II. Additional Required Courses: 18 hours

    • EE 300. Effective Teaching and Learning (3)
    • EE 301. Methods of Teaching Reading (3)
    • EE 328. Elementary Clinical Experiences I (3)
    • EE 428. Elementary Clinical Experiences II (3)
    • EE 524. Social Studies in the Elementary School (3)
    • EE 526. Language Arts in the Elementary School (3)

    Notes:

    A full time internship in an approved school setting is also required in the Alternative A Program.  The student must be within four semester hours of completing all coursework excluding internship.  Under no circumstances will the internship be waived.  The deadline to apply for Fall Internship is February 1.  The deadline for Spring Internship is September 1.

    Governance

    The Teacher Education Program and the Teacher Certification Program are governed by the Alabama State Department of Education, and the College of Education reserves the right to change requirements in these programs at any time when such changes are mandated by the State Department.