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Inclusive Early Childhood Education M.A.T.

 

Early Childhood Inclusion

A Joint Position Statement of the Division for Early Childhood and the National Assoc. for the Education of Young Children.

National Professional Development Center on Inclusion

NPDCI is working with states to ensure that early childhood teachers are prepared to educate and care for young children with disabilities in settings with their typically developing peers.

This five-year program provides licensure in grades PreK-3 and Early Childhood Special Education (birth-5).  As Undergraduates, students must major in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies (IDLS) and minor in Inclusive Early Childhood Education (IECE).

SOPHOMORE

EDUC 300 - Foundations of Education - 3 *
EXED 200 - Nature & Issues of Disabilities - 3 *

APPLY TO TEACHER EDUCATION

JUNIOR—1st Semester

IECE 420 - Dvlpmnt. & Assessment of the Young Child - 3
IECE 422 - Teaching Young Children - 3
IECE 421 - Practicum w/Focus on Development- HCPS - 1

JUNIOR—2nd Semester

IECE 320 - Dvlpmnt. & Assessment of Infants and Toddlers - 3
IECE 322 - Supporting the Development of Infants and Toddlers - 3

TAKE VCLA

IECE 321 - Practicum with Focus on Infants & Toddlers - 1

SENIOR—1st Semester

IECE 300 - Programming and Practices in IECE - 3
EDUC 310 - Diversity with CSL Placement - 3
READ 366 - Foundations of Literacy - 3

TAKE PRAXIS II & APPLY FOR GRADUATION

IECE 301 - Practicum with Focus on Diversity-CSL - 1

* Transfer students, change of major students and “late deciders” may take in 1st Semester Junior year.

SENIOR—2nd Semester

READ 436 - Literacy in the Primary Grades - 3
IECE 460 - Instructional Practices in Numeracy - 3
IECE 462 - Instructional Practices in Natural & Social Sciences for Young Children - 3
IECE 466 - Seminar in Managing Classrooms & Guiding Behavior for Young Children - 3

APPLY FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL

IECE 461 - Practicum with Focus on Primary Grades - 3

GRADUATE SUMMER

IECE 632 - Play & Creativity with Young Children - 3
IECE 625 - Medical Aspects Impacting Young Children - 3

FALL GRADUATION

IECE 600 - Teacher as Researcher - 3
IECE 612 - Teacher as Decision Maker - 3
IECE 614 - Individualized Behavior Intervention for Young Children - 3
IECE 6XX - YCP Practicum

TAKE RVE

SPRING GRADUATION

IECE 620 - Teacher as Professional - 2
IECE 680 - Student Teaching with Young Children (2 experiences, one primary) - 8 SUMMER GRADUATION

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Susan Barnes,
[barnessk@jmu.edu]

Dr. Jen Newton, Advisor
[newtonjr@jmu.edu]

HELPFUL LINKS

Program Handbook