This program is designed for undergraduate students at the University of South Carolina who are interested in a career as an early childhood teacher, serving children birth through age 8. Students who successfully complete the degree and licensure requirements and have a positive recommendation by the faculty will be recommended for teacher certification for prekindergarten through grade 3.
Complete 7 hours in Science as follows:
3-4 hours from the following:
Complete 3 hours (one course) from:
Complete 3 hours (once course) from:
Up to two of these three requirements may be met in overlay courses. For up to two instances, a Carolina Core course meeting another core requirement may also meet one of these requirements, provided the course is approved to meet both.
Must be in addition to courses taken to meet Carolina Core requirements.
Grade of C or better required.
The additional choices of EDEX 530 in place of EDEX 523, EDEX 643 in place of EDEC 347 and EDEX 692 in place of EDEC 510 will give early childhood students the option to begin working toward an Early Childhood Special Education add-on certification to their undergraduate program. Early Childhood Special Education is a critical need in the state of South Carolina and will add to the employment opportunities for program graduates.
The list of science courses is being expanded to increase options for Early Childhood students.
From: NICKLES-OSBORNE, VIRGINIA Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:14 PM To: DEDMON, ROBBIE <RDEDMON@mailbox.sc.edu> Subject: RE: EC Program Change
The College of Arts and Sciences has no concerns with the expansion of Carolina Core offerings in the B.A. in Early Childhood Education. After the change in degree requirements is completed, the College will provide the necessary course offerings.
Please incorporate committee recommendations. You may contact the committee Chair with any questions or concerns.
Approved as submitted.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We have approved the proposal and are moving it forward to the Faculty Senate. It is recommended someone from the department attend the next Faculty Senate meeting in case there are questions from the floor regarding your proposal.
We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
John Gerdes, Chair803email@example.com
Minor revisions, additional course options. No BOT, CHE, or SACS notification required.
Update will appear in the 1920 Undergraduate Bulletin to be published 2.15.19.