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BA Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Program Requirements

Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (120 credits)

93credits from Group A: Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
6credits from Group B: Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
21credits from Group C: Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Note: Students must take all Group A and Group B courses in the Early Childhood and Elementary Education (ECEE) program at Concordia. For Group C courses, students must have a valid reason for taking courses at another university and must obtain permission from the director of the ECEE program regarding any substitutions.

Group A: Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (93 credits)

93

credits:

ARTE 201 Art in Early Childhood I (3.00)
EDUC 210 Psychology of Education (6.00)
EDUC 211 Child Development I (3.00)
EDUC 222 Exploring Movement with Children (3.00)
EDUC 260 Historical and Current Curriculum Models for Early Childhood and Elementary Education (3.00)
EDUC 264 Communication: Child, Parent and Teacher (3.00)
EDUC 295 Internship I: Prekindergarten Teaching (3.00)
EDUC 296 Prekindergarten Teaching Seminar (3.00)
EDUC 297 Internship II: Observation and Evaluation in Education (3.00)
EDUC 301 Integrating Computers into the Elementary Classroom (3.00)
EDUC 311 Child Development II: Ecology of the Family (3.00)
EDUC 355 Teaching Ethics and Religious Culture (3.00)
EDUC 380 Teaching Language Arts I (3.00)
EDUC 381 Teaching Language Arts II (3.00)
EDUC 382 Teaching Science Concepts in the Elementary Classroom (3.00)
EDUC 384 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary Schools (3.00)
EDUC 386 Teaching Mathematics I (3.00)
EDUC 387 Teaching Mathematics II (3.00)
EDUC 388 Teaching Mathematics III (3.00)
EDUC 395 Internship III: Kindergarten Teaching (3.00)
EDUC 396 Kindergarten Teaching Seminar (3.00)
EDUC 400 Teaching Across the Curriculum (3.00)
EDUC 445 Education in Quebec (3.00)
EDUC 450 The Inclusive Classroom: Educating Exceptional Children (3.00)
EDUC 454 Diversity in the Classroom (3.00)
EDUC 493 Internship IV: Primary Teaching (3.00)
EDUC 494 Primary Teaching Seminar (3.00)
EDUC 495 Internship V: Upper Elementary Teaching (3.00)
EDUC 496 Upper Elementary Teaching Seminar (3.00)
TESL 232 English Grammar (3.00)

Note: The following internships are graded as pass/fail: EDUC 295 , EDUC 395 , EDUC 493 and EDUC 495 .

Group B: Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (6 credits)

6

credits chosen from:

EDUC 230 Introduction to Philosophy of Education (3.00)
EDUC 304 Play in Childhood Settings (3.00)
EDUC 305 Technology for Educational Change (3.00)
EDUC 307 Integrating Digital Technologies and Social Media in Learning Environments (3.00)
EDUC 315 Sexual Health Education for Children and Youths (3.00)
EDUC 321 Gender Socialization in Education (3.00)
EDUC 385 Teaching a Second Language in Early Childhood and Elementary School (3.00)
EDUC 405 Children and Technology (3.00)
EDUC 406 Physical Activity: Health and Well‑being in Early Childhood Settings (3.00)
EDUC 411 Toys, Media Literacy and Children’s Popular Culture (3.00)
EDUC 422 Sociology of Education I (3.00)
EDUC 423 Sociology of Education II (3.00)
EDUC 426 Comparative Education I (3.00)
EDUC 427 Comparative Education II (3.00)
EDUC 434 Aesthetics and Education (3.00)
EDUC 464 Research Methods in Child Studies (3.00)
EDUC 498 Advanced Topics in Education (3.00)

Group C: Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (21 credits)

21credits of elective courses chosen from a list approved by the Department, excluding all EDUC courses and INST 250.

Notes

  • This program is open to full‑time students only. In addition to the application submitted to the University, specialization applicants MUST complete an additional application which may be obtained from the Early Childhood and Elementary Education program assistant.
  • Students may be recommended to the Quebec Teachers Certification Service for a Quebec permanent teaching diploma, valid for teaching kindergarten and cycles 1 to 3 (Grades 1 to 6) provided they have met the following requirements: 1) successfully completing the degree and certification requirements for the Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education; 2) satisfying the English language proficiency requirements of the MEES; and 3) applying to graduate.
  • The following internships are graded as pass/fail: EDUC 295, EDUC 395, EDUC 493, EDUC 495.
  • To remain in the Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and to be recommended for certification, students must: 1) achieve at least a “B” grade in each of the following seminar courses: EDUC 296, EDUC 396, EDUC 494, EDUC 496; 2) achieve at least a “B” grade in the following internship/seminar course: EDUC 297; 3) achieve a “pass” in each of the following internship courses: EDUC 295, EDUC 395, EDUC 493, EDUC 495; and 4) achieve at least a “C+” grade in each of the following methods courses: EDUC 222, EDUC 301, EDUC 355, EDUC 380, EDUC 381, EDUC 382, EDUC 384, EDUC 385, EDUC 386, EDUC 387, EDUC 388.
  • Students who obtain a grade that is below the required level specified above are placed on conditional standing within the program and are informed in writing. Students are allowed to repeat the course in question only once, the next time the course is given, in order to achieve the required grade. (For the status of this grade as part of the student record, see Section 16.2.6 Repetition of Courses.)
  • Students who fail to achieve the minimum grades specified above in two internship/methods courses (i.e. failing the same internship/methods course twice or two different internship/methods courses) cannot continue in the program and are required to withdraw from the Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education program (see Section 16.2.6 Repetition of Courses).
  • Students are responsible for satisfying their particular degree requirements.

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