The Early Childhood Education (PreK-3) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate requires a minimum of 33 credit hours. Courses for the certificate will be paired with hands-on field experience to prepare you for your future classroom. The level of responsibility during field experiences will increase throughout the program: from focused observations to individual and small group tutoring, and finally to whole class instruction. Students will have spent 150+ hours in classrooms by the time their final clinical begins.
Note: Students who complete all requirements below earn a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3) and become eligible to apply for the Early Childhood Education (PreK-3) teaching license in Louisiana.
& EDLA 2890
|Education In A Diverse Society|
and Service Learning: EDLA 2000
|EDLA 3160||Child & Adolescent Lit||3|
& EDUC 3893
|The Craft of Teaching|
and Service Learning: EDUC 3893
|EDUC 3420||Emergent Literacy||3|
|EDUC 3801||Methods Reading Early Child||3|
|EDUC 4110||Teaching Social Studies & Writing in the Early Childhood Classroom||3|
|EDUC 4120||Teaching Science in the Early Childhood Classroom||3|
|EDUC 4130||Math in Early Child Classrooms||3|
|PSYC 3210||Child Psychology||3|
|Residency Requirements (Student Teaching or Practioner)||6|
|Residency Student Teach PK-3|
and Residency Student Teach PK-3
|Pract Resid Early Child PK-3|
and Pract Resid Early Child PK-3
|Total Credit Hours||33|
Students who elect to earn the Early Childhood Education (PreK-3) Certificate must:
- Maintain a 3.0 GPA in education courses
- Maintain a 2.75 overall GPA
- Pass the Praxis I (PPST) exam (or meet ACT/SAT requirements)
- Complete an entrance interview process
Praxis I (PPST) – Students who achieve a score of 22 or above on the ACT or a combined verbal and math score of 1100 or higher on the new SAT or 1030 on the SAT combined math/verbal (pre March 2016) are excused from taking the PPST.
Praxis II (Content Area) - Complete before residency.
Praxis II (Principles of Learning and Teaching) - Complete before or during residency.