Jan 26, 2021  
2020-2021 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 EIU Undergraduate Catalog

Early Childhood Education: Education Studies Option (B.S. in Education)


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Total Semester Hours Required for the Degree: 120 semester hours

The B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Education Studies option is a non-licensure degree focusing on children birth thru seven years old.

This major requires that all students (including native, transfer students from community colleges or senior institutions, internal transfers, and post-baccalaureate) follow and meet the requirements for Admission and Retention in Teacher Licensure programs as described in the “Teacher Licensure Programs” section of this catalog. Additional information on Admission and Retention is found on the College of Education website at https://www.eiu.edu/coe/teached.php.

Students must receive a “C” or better in all courses used toward graduation, regardless of where they are taken. This includes general education, professional education, major and minor course, all university required courses, and electives. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.65 in order to continue in the program.

Professional Course Work (65-68 hours)


All professional education coursework must be completed with a “C” or better prior to internship.

Departmental Requirements (in addition to University General Education Requirements)


University General Education and additional departmental required courses: 49 semester hours

Some courses may also count toward University general education requirements. Consult with Departmental Advisor.

AND


  • BIO 1001G - Biological Principles and Issues. Credits: 3

and one course from the following list:

AND


English elective from General Education Humanities courses. Credits: 3

AND


Art, Music, or Theatre Arts course from General Education Fine Arts courses. Credits: 3

Footnotes:


Senior Seminar must be taken outside of major.

Selection to Teacher Education programs should occur following the freshman year but no later than the end of the sophomore year (for transfer students this should occur no later than the end of their first semester).

Major GPA is based on all coursework taken at EIU.

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