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

    I. Unconditional Admission Required Courses: 49 hours

    A. Professional Courses: 25 hours
    • ED 500. Foundations of Education (3) 
    • ED 501. Educational Planning (3) 
    • ED 504. Techniques of Educational Research (3)
      OR
      ED 506. Educational Statistics (3) 
    • ED 505. Technology and Education (3) 
    • ED 508. Technology Portfolio (1) 
    • ED 509. Internship in Teaching: P-12 (3) 
    • EE 500. Teaching Reading (3) 
    • EP 500. Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
      OR
      EP 506. Life-Span Development and Learning (3) 
    • SE 500. Introduction to Special Education (3) *
    B. Teaching Field: 18 hours
    • CE 510. Current Trends in Early Childhood Education (3)
      OR
      CE 512. Planning Programs for Early Education (3) 
    • EE 506. Literature for Children and Young Adults (3) 
    • EE 523. Mathematics in the Elementary School (3) 
    • EE 524. Social Studies in the Elementary School (3) 
    • EE 525. Science in the Elementary School (3) 
    • EE 526. Language Arts in the Elementary School (3) 
    II. Additional Required Courses: 6 hours
    • EE 300. Effective Teaching and Learning (3)
    • EE 301. Methods of Teaching Reading (3)

    Notes:
    • If an Introduction to Special Education course was completed prior to unconditional admission to Alt. A program, another approved diversity course is required.
    • The educator candidate shall maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade less than “C.”
    • A full time internship in an approved school setting is also required in the Alternative A Program. The educator candidate 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. On-Campus seminars are required during the Internship semester.
    Governance

    The Educator Preparation Program and the Educator 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.

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