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Please visit the Early Childhood Education site for more information about this program.
 
Early Childhood Education (ZS)

Required Credits: 25 credit hours. At least 12 credits of the Early Childhood Education minor must be taken at Aquinas College.

Certification/Endorsement Code: ZS (formerly ZA)
Michigan Subject Areas Test Code: 82
Programs: Elementary – Minor
AQ Program Contact Person: Nkechy Ezeh, Ed.D.

Department: School of Education

 
EN 345 Foundations of Early Childhood Education (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: EN 201; EN 207; may be taken concurrently with EN 207
EN 322 Emergent Literacy (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: EN 201; EN 207
EN 431 Exploring the Reggio Emilia Approach (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: EN 201; EN 207
EN 320 Infant & Toddler Education (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: EN 201; EN 207; EN 345
EN 321 Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: EN 201; EN 207; EN 345
EN 445 Early Intervention (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: EN 201; EN 207; EN 345; EN 320
EN 421 Early Childhood Administration (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: EN 201; EN 207; EN 345; EN 320; EN 321; EN 322
EN 324 Current Issues in Early Childhood Educ (1 credit hour) Prerequisites:All early childhood classes listed above plus EN 201 and EN 207. Must be taken with EN 491
EN 491 Early Childhood Practicum (3 credit hours) Prerequisites:All early childhood classes listed above plus EN 201 and EN 207
 
The practicum experience is to be completed after all the other Early Childhood courses. The practicum may be taken in the Fall, Spring or Summer semester and requires a minimum of 160 hours of field work. The practicum must be successfully completed prior to Directed Student Teaching.
 

This endorsement is also available at the graduate level for certified teachers either alone or as part of the M.A.T. degree program. See the M.A.T. Early Childhood Education Endorsement page for more information.