Education

Bachelor of Science

This program is nationally recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Program Requirements

Teacher candidates are expected to complete all requirements associated with the Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Early Care and Education, including both course work and clinical experiences. Teacher candidates starting their program in Fall 2013, or after, must pass (using Delaware minimum score requirements) all sections of the PRAXIS I: Reading, Mathematics and Writing (or relevant exemption test) prior to registration for the first clinical experience, Practicum I (EDU 390 Available Online) and the appropriate PRAXIS II test(s) (20021: Education of the Young Child) prior to registration for the methods courses (ECE 302, ECE 204 Available Online, and RDG 401 Available Online). Teacher candidates should designate Wilmington University as a score recipient at the time the tests are taken, and also provide a paper copy of the ETS score report that includes all scores and subscores. COMPLETE score reports must be received in the College of Education main office (Peoples Building, New Castle).  Teacher candidates are required to register for EDU 102, E-Folio, as the initial course in the program as this course will allow them to document various course requirements needed to satisfy individual program competencies. In that course, teacher candidates will learn how to use the E-folio to record their program data. The first course that is required as a pre-requisite for all other education courses is EDU 203 Available Online, Instructional Technology.  In this course, teacher candidates will learn to use a variety of technological applications and venues to enhance instruction. The College of Education sets a required minimum grade of “C” for all Education core courses (ECE, EDU, RDG, and EPY).

*Please be advised that in order to achieve “Highly Qualified Status” in the state of Delaware for grades K-6, the teacher candidate must also pass the 10014 Praxis II: Elementary Education. This test cannot be used in lieu of 20021: Education of the Young Child to fulfill program requirements for Early Child Care and Education.

Curriculum

General Education Requirements (60 credits)

Either one of these two:
BCS 205 Personal Computer Operations I
OR
BCS 206 Available Online Computer Application for Business

ECO 105 Available Online Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 Available Online English Composition I

ENG 122 Available Online English Composition II

ENG 320 Available Online Advanced Composition

HIS 204 Available Online World History

HIS 300 Available Online World and Regional Geography

HIS 316 Available Online American History

HIS 320 Global Civilizations

MAT 201 Mathematics for Teachers I

MAT 202 Mathematics for Teachers II

MAT 304 Mathematics for Teachers III

PHI 100 Available Online  Introduction to Critical Thinking

POL 300 Available Online American Politics

SCI 232 Available Online Life and Environmental Science with Lab

SCI 305 Earth and Space Science with Lab

SCI 307  Physical Science with Lab

Fine Arts Electives (6 credits from the following):
ART 101 Available Online, ART 202 Available Online, ART 210, ART 245, ART 301, ART 302 , ART 304 ,ART 310, ART 315; DRA 105, DRA 110, DRA 140, DRA 200;DSN 110; HUM 307, HUM 330; MUS 101 Available Online, MUS 201; TEC 215;

Behavioral Science Core (12 credits)

PSY 101 Available Online Introduction to Psychology

PSY 330 Available Online Infant and Toddler Development

PSY 333 Available Online Psychology of the Exceptional Child

PSY 336 Available Online Child Development

Education Core (30 credits)

ECE 201 Available Online Health, Safety, and Nutrition

ECE 202 Available Online Professional Issues in Early Childhood

ECE 205 Parent, Family, and Community Interactions

ECE 206 Available Online Family Development and Service Systems

ECE 214 Available Online Creating Environments for Learning

EDU 102 E-folio Portfolio

EDU 203 Available Online (formerly EDU 401) Instructional Technology

EPY 301 Available Online Assessment of Exceptional Children and IEPs

EPY 306 Available Online Educational Psychology and Assessment

EPY 401 Available Online Teaching Diverse Populations/Exceptional Children

RDG 300 Available Online Language Development and Early Literacy

Clinical Components (24 credits)

ECE 203 Available Online Methods of Teaching Art, Music, and Movement

ECE 204 Available Online Integrated Methods:
Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math

ECE 450 Student Teaching

EDU 390 Available Online Practicum I

EDU 391 Practicum II

EDU 392 Practicum III

EDU 499 Clinical Assessment in the Classroom [This course must be taken in conjunction with ECE 450 Student Teaching.]

RDG 401 Available Online Methods of Teaching Language/Literacy

Please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.