Education

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

with Optional ESOL Endorsement

Dalton State College provides a premier education program that is committed to preparing competent, collaborative, reflective and caring teachers who can bring diverse learners to high academic achievement and who contribute significantly to their school environments. The Teacher Education program in Early Childhood Education (B.S.Ed) prepares teacher education candidates to become certified in teaching children grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The ESOL endorsement prepares teacher education candidates to teach children in grades 1-12 in an ESOL classroom. The ESOL endorsement also prepares teacher education candidates to meet the needs of English Language Learners in regular classrooms. Acceptance to the Early Childhood Teacher Education (B.S.Ed) program is required for enrollment in the blocked sequence of professional courses.

Area A: Essential Skills
Grades of C or better required.
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1101Intro to Mathematical Modeling3
or MATH 1111 College Algebra
or MATH 1113 Precalculus Mathematics
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
(Prerequisite for EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, and EDUC 2130. Grade of C or better required.)
One of the following electives:1
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Health & Wellness Concepts (Required for Certification)
Race and Ethnicity in America
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
MUST choose at least one ENGL course:3-6
World Literature I (Recommended)
World Literature II (Recommended)
British Literature I (Recommended)
British Literature II (Recommended)
American Literature I (Recommended)
American Literature II (Recommended)
Intro to Film as Literature
If only one ENGL course chosen, add one of the following:0-3
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
Two of the following Lab Science Electives:8
Environmental Studies (Prerequisite for ISCI 2001)
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Geology & the Environment
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
One of the following electives:3-4
Astronomy of the Solar System
Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
Environmental Studies (Prerequisite for ISCI 2001)
Principles of Botany
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Computer Concepts/Programming
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Principles of Programming I
Principles of Programming II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Geology & the Environment
Precalculus Mathematics
Applied Calculus
Introduction to Statistics
Calculus and Analytic Geom I
Calculus and Analytic Geom II
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology3
(Prerequisite for EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, and EDUC 2130. Grade of C or better required.)
One of the following electives:3
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography (Recommended)
Intro to Human Geography (Recommended)
Intro to Physical Geography (Recommended)
World Civilization to 1650 CE
World Civilization since 1650
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Area F: Major Related - Required for Acceptance to the Education Program (Grades of C or better required.)
Prior to enrollment in EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, and EDUC 2130, students must have taken PSYC 1101, COMM 1110, and Area A courses with grades of C or better. Approved Background check, proof of professional Liability Insurance, completion of the mandated reporter training course, and a passing score on an Ethics assessment are also required.
EDUC 2110Investig Critical/Contem Issue (Includes 10 hrs of practicum)3
EDUC 2120Expl Socio-Cultural Perspect (Includes 10 hrs of practicum)3
EDUC 2130Exploring Learning/Teaching (Includes 10 hrs of practicum)3
MATH 2008Found of Numbers & Operations3
ISCI 2001Life and Earth Sciences3
ISCI 2002Integrated Physical Sciences3
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
Total Hours61-62

Professional Education

Block I 13-16
Teaching Diverse Learners(ECE)
Classroom Management
Algebra for P-8 Teachers (Optional for Summer Block)
Curriculum and Assessment
Teach Cont & Proc:Lang Arts Ed
Professional Sem Block I (2 days per week field experience)
Block II13-16
Appl Ling for Teachers of ESOL
Teach Cont & Proc: Read Educ
Teach Cont & Proc: Math Educ
Teach Cont & Proc: Soc Stu Edu
Geometry for P-8 Teachers (Optional for Summer Block)
Professional Seminar Block II (2 days per week field experience)
Summer Semester Block 3-6
Children's Literature (Only offered during Summer Block)
Culture and Education (Required for ESOL Endorsement, only offered during the summer)
And/or one of the following:
Algebra for P-8 Teachers (Optional for Summer Block)
Geometry for P-8 Teachers (Optional for Summer Block)
Prob & Stat for P-8 Teachers (Optional for Summer Block)
Expl Act in PE, Art & Music (Optional for Summer Block)
Block III13-16
Assess & Correc: Math Educ
Teach Cont & Proc: Sci Educ
Assess/Correction Read Educ
Prob & Stat for P-8 Teachers (Optional for Summer Block)
Methods of Teaching ESOL
Professional Seminar Block III (2 days per week field experience)
Block IV12
Expl Act in PE, Art & Music (Optional for Summer Block)
Teaching Internship
Professional Seminar Block IV (15 weeks in field experience)
Total Hours63-66