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
ENG 100
Intro to College Writing
3
GEN ED
Category C
Introduction to Psychology
(PSY 100) is recommended
3
GEN ED
Category D
Math Elective
3
GEN ED
Category B
Elective
3

 

SPRING:  SEMESTER 2

Course Prefix
Course Title
Semester
Hours
FACS 192
Working with Young Children and Families
3
COMM 145
GEN ED Category A
Fundamentals of
Public Speaking
(recommended)
3
GEN ED Category D
Elective
3
SWRK 101
GEN ED Category C
Foundations of
Human Services
(recommended)
3
GEN ED Category F
Elective
3

 

FALL:  SEMESTER 3

Course Prefix
Course Title
Semester
Hours
GEN ED
Category D
Elective
3
FACS 294
Assessment of Children
3
HIST 119
or
120
Western Civilization to 1648
or
Western Civilization Since 1648
3
ENG 200
GEN ED Category B
Introduction to Literature
(recommended)
3
GEN ED
Category A
Foreign Language 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
ENG 300
Writing in the Disciplines
3
GEN ED
Category B
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
GenEd General Education Course E        

*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 Jamie Stephens at Jamie.stephens@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
  •  Students must register for the IECE majors only section of SPED 419 and 432.  Advisors should e-mail Jamie Stephens at Jamie.stephens@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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