Program of Study
Areas A-E. Core Curriculum Recommendations
Students must complete 42 semester hours in Area A-E of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum or have transferred in approved Area A-E courses as outlined in approved USG-DTAE Articulation Agreements. Courses in Area A must be completed with “C” or higher grades.
Semester hours are shown in parentheses following an entry.
Area F. Courses Appropriate for a Major (18)
Students must complete coursework with a grade of “C” or higher in Area F prior to admission to teacher education. Students must complete 18 semester hours in Area F, or have transferred in approved Area F courses as outlined in approved USG-DTAE Articulation Agreements, which can be found on the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education web site.
- EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education (3)
- EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio Cultural Perspectives on Diversity (3)
- EDUC 2130 Exploring Teaching & Learning (3)
- EDUC 2152 Birth and Parenthood (3)
- EDUC 2300 Introduction to Child Development (3)
- KH 2360 Childhood Health and Wellness (3)
Areas A-F Articulation Agreement for USG – DTAE Institutions
Graduates from Early Childhood Care and Education degree programs from COC accredited Technical College System of Georgia institutions will have satisfied the requirements for all six courses in the USG Area F for the BSED in Birth-Age 5 Teacher Preparation Program.
Area G: Courses Required for the Major
Required Courses (40):
- BRFV 3200 Introduction to Administration and Organization of Programs for Young Children (3)
- BRFV 3250 Professional and Ethical Practice-CTW (3)
- BRFV 4360 Child Guidance Birth to Five (3)
- BRFV 4370 Language, Literacy, and Cognition-CTW (3)
- BRFV 4380 Methods for Infants and Toddlers (4)
- BRFV 4390 Reading/Literacy, Social Studies and the Arts: Methods for Young Children(4)
- BRFV 4400 Family and Community Relationships (3)
- BRFV 4490 Mathematics, Science and Technology: Methods for Young Children(3)
- EXC 3560 Observation and Assessment for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers (3)
- EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3)
- EXC 4520 Methods for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities (4)
- EXC 4530 Methods for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Children with Disabilities (4)
Electives (11): In consultation with their program coordinator, students choose their courses to fulfill the elective requirement (11 hours).
Graduates from Early Childhood Care and Education degree programs from COC accredited Technical College System of Georgia institutions may transfer one of the program specializations to complete 9 hours of Electives (11 hours).
Required prior to Area H: (40) Semester Hours; All courses in the major area must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher before students are authorized to enroll in student teaching.
Area H: Student Teaching (9-12)
All program requirements must be satisfactorily completed before students are authorized to enroll in student teaching. Students should not enroll in other courses while completing Area H requirements. Students must complete student teaching coursework in Area H with a grade of “C” or higher.
Students must complete a minimum of 9 hours in BRFV 4661 Student Teaching.
Students in the teacher certification concentration must post passing scores on the GACE Content Assessment, Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Exit (360) Assessment, and edTPA in order to be recommended by Georgia State University for clear, renewable certification.
Students in the non-certification concentration are not eligible to be recommended for certification.
Total Program: Minimum of 120 semester hours