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Block Courses

As an Early Childhood major, you will take a variety of courses to develop your content knowledge, learning theory, teaching strategies, and assessment techniques.

In order to provide a seamless progression through the skills of teaching, most methods courses (as well as other courses that support or provide foundations for the methods courses) are sequenced in a developmental manner. To accomplish these goals, certain courses are scheduled in blocks, with each blocked course requiring at least ten hours of field experience outside of class time.

You are required to adhere to the block scheduling of these courses and to the sequence in which the blocks occur in each curriculum. You are urged to check with your advisors to plan well in advance for the scheduling of the course blocks.

Block courses that must be taken together:

Block I:

  • EDCI 413- Foundations and Program Development in Early Childhood Education
  • EDCI 430- Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers
  • IRED 320- Technology in the Classroom
  • READ 301- Literacy Development for Emergent and Early Readers

Block II:

  • EDCI 349- PK-6 Mathematics Methods I
  • EDCI 407- Understanding and Facilitating Play
  • READ 302- Teaching Reading in the Primary Grades
  • READ 303- Practicum in Primary Grades Reading

Block III:

  • EDCI 350- PK-6 Mathematics Methods II
  • EDCI 351- Practicum for Elementary Mathematics
  • EDCI 411- Developmental Assessment and Research in Early Childhood Education
  • EDCI 427- Teaching in a Diverse Society