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Curriculum and Instruction
WIU-QC Sequence of Coursework - Early Childhood Education
AAT Candidates transferring from Black Hawk
|Semester 1 - Fall||Semester 2 - Spring|
LLA 311 (Literature for Young Children, 3 s.h.)
RDG 382 (Literacy Development: Birth - Preschool -3 s.h.)
|Semester 3 - Fall||Semester 4 - Spring|
RDG 383 (Literacy Instruction in the Early Grades, 3 s.h.)
RDG 432 (Introduction To Corrective Rdg in ECH, 3 s.h.)
|Semester 5 - Fall|
Student Teaching (16 weeks)
*AAT candidates not seeking the early childhood special education approval do not need to complete C&I 476. AAT candidates who wish to earn the Early Childhood Special Education Approval will need to complete C&I 476. (C&I 476 is included in the coursework that has been approved by Illinois State Board of Education for WIU that enables candidates to meet the requirements for the Early Childhood Special Education Approval. This approval allows certified teachers to teach early childhood special education non-categorical settings for children up to the age of 6.)
ECH 380 (Field Work in Early Childhood Education, I): Candidates visit and participate in a number of pre-primary classrooms and centers.
ECH 381 (Field Work in Early Childhood Education, II): Candidates assist a K-3 classroom teacher and work with individual or small groups of children.
ECH 480 (Field Work in Early Childhood Education , III): Candidates spend half days in a pre-primary and primary classroom for thirteen weeks, teaching a variety of lessons.
Student Teaching: Candidates complete eight weeks in a pre-primary classroom and eight weeks in a primary classroom. Candidates also enroll in ECH 410 (Senior Seminary in Early Childhood Education) this semester. IN ECH 410, candidates correspond with an early childhood faculty member via email as they complete the Western Teacher Work Sample.