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Department of Teacher Education
College of Education & Human Services

Shippen Hall 214
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA  17257

Phone: 717-477-1688
Fax: 717-477-4046
bjlinn@ship.edu

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Program Prek-4

Course Description | Diversity Experience | Cross-Curricula Experience | 


Shippensburg University Department of Teacher Education
ECH Elementary: Prek-4 Program Plan

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University Required Competencies 15 cr. 

___ENG 106 Writing Intensive Seminar or ENG 101 College Writing
___HCS 100 Intro Human Communication
___MAT 111 Fundamentals of Math II (Prerequisite MAT 110) 
___HIS 105 World History I
___HIS 106 World History II
 
Categories of Knowledge 33 cr. 
 
Category A – Rational Thinking (3 cr.)
___MAT 110 Fundamentals of Math I
 
Category B – Literary, Artistic, and
Cultural Traditions (9 cr.)
 
Literature – (Select one) 
___ENG 243 Art of the Film or
ENG 248 Intro to Culturally Diverse Lit or
ENG 250 Intro to Lit 
(With advisement, the foreign language literature courses listed in the catalog.)
 
Fine Arts (Select 2 from different disciplines-with advisement)
 
Music 
___MUS 110 Fundamental Music Skills or
MUS 121 Introduction to Music or
MUS 261 World Music
 
Art (Art 101 is recommended.)
___ART 101 Art Appreciation or
ART 231 Art History I or
ART 232 Art History II or
ART 274 Intro to Cultural Studio or
ART 339 History of American Art
 
Theatre 
___ THE 121 Intro to Theatre
 
Category C – Laboratory Science (9 cr.)
Select one course from each of the 3 categories. One of the 3 courses must have a laboratory component indicated with an asterisk (*).
 
Biology 
___ BIO 100 Basic Biology or
BIO 115 Principles of Biology* or
BIO 150 Human Biology or
BIO 208 Field Biology* or
BIO 142 Introduction to Ecology* or
BIO 242 Ecology*
 
Earth Sciences 
___ ESS 108 Conservation of Natural Resources or
ESS 110 Introduction to Geology* or
ESS 111 Introduction to Atmosphere* or
ESS 210 Physical Geology* or
BIO 145 Environmental Biology
  
Physical Sciences 
___PHY 108 Astronomy or
PHY 110 Physics for Society or
PHY 115 Physical Science: A Lab Approach* or
PHY 121/123 Introductory Physics I* or
PHY 205 Intermediate Physics I* or
CHM 103 Chemistry: A Cultural Approach or
CHM 105 Chemistry: An Observational Approach* or
CHM 121 Chemical Bonding
 
Category D – Political, Economic, and Geographic - Select any 2. (6 cr.)
___ ECO 101 Principles of Macroeconomics or 
ECO 102 Principles of Microeconomics
___ GEO 101 World Geography
___ PLS 100 US Government & Politics
 
Category E – Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 cr.)
___PSY 101 General Psychology [Required]
 
Choose one of the following:
___ ANT 111 Cultural Anthropology or
GEO 140 Cultural Geography or
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 
 
Professional Core (60 cr.)
___ ECH 210 The Early Childhood Profession (3 cr.)
___ ECH 220 The Developing Child I: Physical, Motor, Health & Well-being (3 cr.)
___ ECH 253 Early Literacy & Literature for Children & Families: Birth-5 years (3 cr.)
___ ECH 260 The Developing Child II: Cognitive & Language Development (3 cr.)
___ ECH 320 The Developing Child III: Social & Emotional Development & Guiding Children’s Behavior (3 cr.)
___ ECH 333 Social Studies Methods in P-4 (3 cr.)
___ ECH 343 Math Methods I, P-1st (3 cr.)
___ ECH 370 Assessing Young Children (3 cr.)
___ ECH 373 Science & Technology Methods in P-4 (3 cr.)
___ ECH 393 Math Methods II, 2nd-4th grade (2 cr.)
___ ECH 415 Professional Practicum in P-4 (3 cr.)
___ ECH 440 Building Family & Community Partnerships (3 cr.)
___ ECH 453 Integrated Curriculum, P-4th (3 cr.)
___ ECH 480 Early Childhood Professional Seminar (3 cr.)
___ EEC 273 Introduction to Exceptionalities: Under-standing Diverse Learners, (3 cr.)
___ EEC 423 Effective Instructional Strategies for Children with Exceptionalities, Pre K-8 (3 cr.)
___ EEC 483 Assessing Children with Exceptionalities for Curricular Decision Making, (3 cr.)
___ RDG 323 Processes of Word/Text/Comprehension in Grades 1-4 (3 cr.)
___ RDG 363 Reading and Writing in P-4th (2 cr.)
___ RDG 383 English Language Learners in P-4th (2 cr.)
___ RDG 443 Reading Measures and Interventions (3 cr.)
 
Early Childhood Student Teaching (12 cr.)
___ECH 489
 
Total Credit Hours: 120 
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ECH Elem: Pre-K - 4 Four-Year Plan for Advisees

SEMESTER 1 
General Education (15 crs.)
 
SEMESTER 2 
General Education (15 crs.)

Note:  All clearances must be submitted to the Teacher Ed. Office by start of the semester, Sophomore year, and be maintained until graduation: 
Criminal Background, Child Abuse, FBI, and TB
Note: You must also have liability insurance (available through SUEA).

SEMESTER 3  -- BLOCK 1 
General Education (9 crs.)
  • ECH 210
  • ECH 220

 
SEMESTER 4 -- BLOCK 2 
General Education (6 crs.)
  • ECH 253
  • ECH 260
  • EEC 273
 
Take PAPA
  • Reading (8001)
  • Math (8002)
  • Writing (8003)
Re-submit the clearances that are due.

 
SEMESTER 5 -- BLOCK 3 
  • ECH 320
  • ECH 333
  • ECH 343
  • EEC 423
  • RDG 323

 
SEMESTER 6 -- BLOCK 4 
General Education (Art, Music or Theater) (3 crs.)
  • ECH 370
  • ECH 373
  • ECH 393 (2 crs.)
  • RDG 363 (2 crs.)
  • RDG 383 (2 crs.)
Re-submit the clearances that are due.
Submit the Professional History Portfolio on Live Text.
Submit the ‘Course Planning Sheet’ and include transcripts.


 
SEMESTER 7  -- BLOCK 5  
  • ECH 415
  • ECH 440
  • ECH 453
  • EEC 483
  • RDG 443
 
Take PECT
NOTE:  CIA/PRAXIS  no longer required for Pre K-4
 
 
SEMESTER 8 -- BLOCK 6 
  • ECH 480
  • ECH 489

All sections of the Pre K-4/PECT must be submitted with passing scores by the end of this semester.