Plan of Work

Post-Bachelor Early Childhood students are advised by Anna Miller. Post-Bachelor coursework includes Early Childhood coursework, methodology courses, pre-student teaching and student teaching.  Students in Early Childhood Education must complete two clinical experiences in student teaching: one in a grade 1 - 3 classroom and one at the College of Education Early Childhood Center

Post-Bachelor students will receive their individualized Plan of Work at the mandatory Post-Bachelor (Level 2) Orientation. 

Early Childhood Education Coursework

  • ELE 3200 - Literature for Children* 3 Cr.
    • F/W/SS**
  • PSY 3430 - Infant Development* 3 Cr.
    • F**
  • PSY 3440 - Child Behavior & Development* 3 Cr. Or EDP 5450 - Child Psychology Cr. 3
    • W F/W/SS**
  • ELE 6020 - Seminar in Early Childhood Education 3 Cr.
    • F/W**
  • ELE 6040 - Role of the Content Areas in Early Childhood Education 3 Cr.
    • F/SS**
  • ELE 6070 - Family, Community, and Parent Partnerships* 3 Cr.
    • F/W/SS**
  • ELE 6080 - Pre-Primary Goals and Practices (co-requisite with TED 5790) 3 Cr.
    • F/W/SS**
  • ELE 6340 - Teaching Reading in Early Childhood Education 3 Cr.
    • F/W**

Total Credit Hours: 24

*Students may take these courses prior to admission to the Teacher Certification program.

**Typically offered, subject to change (F=Fall, W=Winter, SS=Spring/Summer)

Courses required for the Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate

  • BBE 5000 - Multicultural Education in Urban America Cr. 2
    • F/W/SS**
  • EDP 3310 - Educational Psychology 3 Cr.
    • F/W/SS**
  • ELE 6040 - Role of Content Areas in Early Childhood Education 3 Cr.
    • F/SS**
  • ELE 3200 - Literature for Children 3 Cr.
    • F/W/SS**
  • ELE 3320 - Teaching Reading I: Emergent Literacy* 3 Cr.
    • F/W/SS**
  • ELE 3400 - Teaching Mathematics: Preprimary - 9 3 Cr.
    • F/W/SS**
  • ELE 3600 - Teaching Social Studies: Preprimary - 9 3 Cr.
    • F/W/SS**
  • RLL 4430 - Teaching Reading II: Comprehension* 3 Cr.
    • F/W/SS**
  • SED 5010 - Inclusive Teaching 2 Cr.
    • F/W/SS**
  • TED 3550* - Analysis of Elementary School Teaching** 6 Cr.
    • F/W**
  • TED 5780 Directed Teaching and Conference (primary grades) 8 Cr.
    • F/W**
  • ELE 6080 - Preschool Goals and Practices (co-requisite with TED 5790) 3 Cr.
    • F/W/SS**
  • ELE 6080 - Student Teaching for Special Groups (COE ECC) (co-requisite with ELE 6080) 5 Cr.
    • F/W/SS**

Total Credit Hours: 47

*ELE 3320 is a pre-requisite for RLL 4430

*ELE 3320 and a methods course (see advisor) is a pre-requisite for TED 3550

**Typically offered, subject to change (F=Fall, W=Winter, SS=Spring/Summer)