PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

A candidate seeking a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education will obtain the knowledge, skills and dispositions to teach students ages birth to 8 years. The program includes Liberal Arts Courses, Teacher Education Core Courses and Early Childhood Education Courses.

YOU COULD BECOME A ...

  • Public or Private School Teacher in Wisconsin
  • Overseas Teacher
  • Daycare Center Director
  • Private Daycare or Preschool Director
  • Museum Education Director, Guide or Assistant

YOU COULD START A
GRADUATE PROGRAM IN …

  • Master of Arts in Education (Teacher Leadership or Administrator Leadership)

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

 

 

 

 

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Sister Marcolette Madden

Associate Professor
Education Department

Phone920-686-6375
Emailmarcolette.madden@sl.edu

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Nancy Sim

Associate Professor
Education Department

Phone920-686-6117
Emailnancy.sim@sl.edu 

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ANGELA SPAETH

Assistant Professor
Education Department

Phone920-686-6380
Email: angela.spaeth@sl.edu 

Program LEarning outcomes

A Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education prepares students to become knowledgeable and effective teacher leaders who will have a positive impact on the lives of young children and their families. Through academic coursework, opportunities in the field, strong faculty support, and a dedication to professional ethics and values, teacher candidates will be prepared to deliver high-quality learning experiences for all children they teach.

EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING OUTCOMES

A degree candidate in the Early Childhood Education program will demonstrate competency in the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Model Core Teaching Standards for children ages birth to 8 or birth to 11 with MC add-on.

  1. Students will understand the developmental growth, motivation and differences in learners at the Early Childhood license level.
  2. Students will possess a deep understanding of the content knowledge required for curriculum planning for learners at the Early Childhood license level.
  3. Students will demonstrate skills in effective curriculum planning, instructional strategies and assessment for learners at the Early Childhood license level.
  4. Students will demonstrate the professional dispositions of an effective educator.
  5. Students will espouse servant leadership in reflective practice for learners at the Early Childhood license level.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale on 30 semester credits of college work.
  • Acceptable basic skills in math, reading and writing as detailed in the Teacher Education Handbook.
  • Completion of Background Verification Check and TB screening.
  • Portfolio I requirements met.
  • Grade of "B" or better in EDU165 Orientation to Teacher Education.
  • Recommendation of the School of Education.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of one-third of the required courses must be completed through Silver Lake College of the Holy Family.
  • Students with a bachelor’s degree seeking teacher licensure must complete six credits at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family prior to student teaching.

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO STUDENT TEACHING

  • Successful completion of clinical experiences (at least a "B- grade").
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Satisfactory completion of liberal arts requirements, professional core courses and major/minor content courses prior to student teaching.
  • Portfolio II requirements met.
  • Personal interview with the Dean of the School of Education, Program Director and Major/Minor Advisor (and if possible, a local school administrator).
  • Demonstrate acceptable content area knowledge by end of semester prior to student teaching.
  • Recommendation of the School of Education.

PROGRAM EXIT AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

  • Satisfactory completion of student teaching experiences (at least a “B-” grade).
  • Satisfactory completion of Portfolio III.
  • Passing score on Wisconsin Foundations of Reading exam (EC, EC-MC, MC–EA).
  • Passing score on Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).
  • Candidates must complete all requirements for Wisconsin Teacher Licensure. 

Program Curriculum

Additional courses may be added to the Early Childhood Education sequence in order to pursue an Early Childhood–Middle Childhood licensure. 

Teacher Education Core Courses 44 credits
EDU 163 Educational Foundations 3
EDU 165 Orientation to Teacher Education 1
EDU 203 Technology and Media in Education 3
EDU 269 Differences in Development
3
EDU 270 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 271 Curriculum and Methods 3
EDU 359 Clinic (3 required) 3
EDU 360 Reading and Writing 3
EDU 361 Professional Seminar 1
EDU 335 Classroom Assessment and Adaptations 3
EDU 420 Classroom and Behavior Management 3
EDU 453 Student Teaching 12
PSY 274 Life Span Development 3

 

Early Childhood Courses 24 credits
EDU 223 Elementary Language Arts and Literature 3
EDU 224 Emergent Literacy and Language Arts 3
EDU 266 Intro to EC for Diverse Learners 3
EDU 333 Reading and Remediation 3
EDU 334 Integrating the Arts 3
EDU 364 EC Math & Science Curriculum & Methods 3
EDU 365 EC Social Studies Curriculum & Methods 3
EDU 462 EC Curriculum and Methods 3
BIO 180 Environmental Education  0
EC-MC add on 6 credits
EDU 369 Social Studies Curriculum and Methods 3
EDU 370 Elementary Mathematics and Science Curriculum and Methods 3

 

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