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Western Kentucky University

School of Teacher Education

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

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Undergraduate Program Sequence

The baccalaureate program has a sequence of coursework, which must be followed. You must see your advisor regularly in order to remain in sequence.

  • FALL:  SEMESTER 1

    Course Prefix

    Course Title

    Semester
    Hours

    FACS 191

    Child Development

    3

    Foundations

    ENG 100

    Intro to College Writing

    3

    Explorations

    Social and Behavioral Sciences elective

    Introduction to Psychology
    (PSY 100) is recommended OR

    SWRK 101

    3

    Foundations

    Math elective

    MATH 109

    3

    Explorations

    Arts & Humanities

    Elective

    3

     

    SPRING:  SEMESTER 2

    Course Prefix

    Course Title

    Semester
    Hours

    FACS 192

    Working with Young Children and Families

    3

    Foundations

    COMM 145

    Fundamentals of
    Public Speaking
    (recommended)

    3

    Explorations

    Natural and Physical Sciences with Lab

    BIO 113 with lab

    3

    Foundations

    ENG 200

    Introduction to Literature

    3

    Foundations

    HIST 101 OR HIST 102

    World History 1 OR World History 2

    3

     

    FALL:  SEMESTER 3

    Course Prefix

    Course Title

    Semester
    Hours

    FACS 294

    Assessment of Children

    3

    Explorations

    Natural and Physical Sciences

    Natural and Physical Sciences Elective

    3

    Foundations

    ENG 200

    Introduction to Literature
    (recommended)

    3

    World Language Proficiency

     Elective

    3

     

    SPRING:  SEMESTER 4

    Course Prefix

    Course Title

    Semester
    Hours

    FACS 295

    Curriculum Development
    for Infants and Toddlers

    3

    FACS 296

    Curriculum Development
    for Preschool and
    Kindergarten Children

    3

    SPED 330

    Intro to Exceptional Education:
    Diversity in Learning

    3

    LME 318

    Children's Literature

    3

    Foundations

    ENG 300

    Writing in the Disciplines

    3

    Connections

    Social and Cultural

    Elective

    3

     

     

     

     

     

    * FALL:  SEMESTER 5

    Course Prefix

    Course
    Title

    Semester
    Offered

    Delivery Format

    Pre -reqs

    Co-reqs

    CD 481

    Speech & Language Development

    F

    Web

     

     

    PE 313

    Motor Development

    F,S, Su

    BG

     

     

    IECE 321

    Family Supports & Services

    F

    ITV

    FACS 192, SPED 330

    CD 481, IECE 322, IECE 323

    IECE 322

    Planning Curriculum & Instruction for Diverse Learners

    F

    ITV

    FACS 295, FACS 296

    CD481, IECE 321, IECE 323

    IECE 323

    Positive Behavioral Supports

    F

    Web

    FACS 295, FACS 296

    CD481, IECE 321, IECE 322

    Connections
    Local to Global

    Elective

     

     

     

     

    *Orientation for Admission to Professional Education (Teacher Education) will be required during IECE 321.

     

    * SPRING:  SEMESTER 6

    Course Prefix

    Course
    Title

    Semester  Offered

    Delivery Format

    Pre-reqs

    Co-reqs

    IECE 324

    Advanced Assessment
    of Young Children

    S

    BG, O'boro, E'town

    FACS 294, PE 313, IECE 321, IECE 322, IECE 323

    SPED 422, IECE 325, IECE 326, LTCY 310

    **SPED 422

    Collaboration and Inclusion in School and Community Settings

    S

    Web

     

    IECE 324, IECE 325, IECE 326, LTCY 310

    IECE 325

    Partnerships with Families

    S

      IVS

    CD 481, IECE 321, IECE 322, IECE 323

    IECE 324, IECE 326, SPED 422, LTCY 310

    IECE 326

    Integrating Mathematics
    & Science Across the
    Early Childhood Curriculum

    S

      BG

    CD 481, IECE 321, IECE 322, IECE 323

    IECE 324, IECE 325, SPED 422, LTCY 310

    LTCY 310

    Early Readings,
    Language & Literacy

    S

      Web

    IECE 321, IECE 322, IECE 323

    IECE 324, IECE 325, IECE 326, SPED 422

    • Students must be admitted to Professional Education prior to enrollment in IECE 324, IECE 325, and IECE 326.
    • Students must register for the IECE majors only section of SPED 422.  Advisors should e-mail Stephanie Wimsatt at stephanie.wimsatt@wku.edu to have co-requisites and pre-requisites overridden.

    FALL:  SEMESTER 7

    Course Prefix

    Course
    Title

    Semester Offered

    Delivery Format

    Pre-reqs

    Co-reqs

    *SPED 432

    Applied Behavior Analysis

    F

    Web

     

    IECE 421, IECE 422, SPED 419, SPED 432

    *SPED 419

    Assistive Technology

    F

    Web

     

    IECE 421, IECE 422, SPED 419, SPED 432

    IECE 421

    Advanced Curriculum
    & Instruction for
    Infants & Toddlers

    F

    BG, O'boro, E'town

    IECE 324, IECE 325, IECE 326, SPED 422, LTCY 310

    IECE 422, SPED 419, SPED 432

    IECE 422

    Advanced Curriculum Development for
    Young Children

    F

    BG, O'boro, E'town

    IECE 324, IECE 325, IECE 326, SPED 422

    IECE 422, SPED 419, SPED 432

    Connections

    Systems

    Elective

     

     

     

     

    •  Students must register for the IECE majors only section of SPED 419 and 432.  Advisors should e-mail Stephanie Wimsatt at stephanie.wimsatt@wku.edu to have co-requisites and pre-requisites overridden.

     

    *SPRING:  SEMESTER 8

    Course Prefix

    Course
    Title

    Semester Offered

    Delivery Format

    Pre-reqs

    Co-reqs

    EDU 489*

    Seminar on Student Teaching

    F,S

    BG

      

      

    IECE 490*

    Student Teaching (Infant/Toddler)

    F,S

    BG, O'boro, E'town areas

      

      

    IECE 490*

    Student Teaching
    (Preschool)

    F,S

    BG, O'boro, E'town areas

      

      

    *: Non-certification concentration IECE 491 (5) hours and IECE 489 (1) hour
  • All professional education courses (courses in the major) must be completed with a "C" or higher before being enrolled in student teaching.

 

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