2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 21, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Early Childhood Development and Education, Track 1: Education, Pre-Kindergarten - Primary (PK-3) (B.S.)


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College of Education and Human Performance
Department of Child, Family and Community Sciences, Education Building, Room: 209

http://education.ucf.edu/ece/
Email: ece@mail.ucf.edu

Dr. Judy Levin, ED 122L, Judith.Levin@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-4615

EDUCATION: PRE-KINDERGARTEN-PRIMARY (PK-3) TRACK Early Childhood Development and Education majors take a variety of courses related to young children and their learning, development, and family environment. Students in the Education: Pre-Kindergarten-Primary (Pre-K-3rd) Track are working toward teacher certification in Pre-Kindergarten-Primary (PK-3) with ESOL Endorsement and Reading Endorsement. Students in this track take a series of core and specialization courses to prepare them to teach in the schools and to demonstrate mastery of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAP). Early and continuous field experiences are provided to enhance the students in this track with an integration of theory and practice in school settings. This degree culminates in a semester-long internship.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the University General Education requirements or its equivalent, i.e. an AA degree from an approved Florida College System or State University System institution.
  • Have a minimum 2.75 overall GPA, with provisional acceptance for one semester if GPA is 2.5 (GPA must be 2.75 by the second semester).
  • Complete all Education Common Program Prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) or better.
  • Pass all four parts of the General Knowledge Test.
  • Meet the Gordon Rule Requirement.
  • Meet Foreign Language Admission Requirement.

Degree Requirements

  • Students must seek advising through the Early Childhood Development and Education staff in the Education Complex, Suite 122 or by email (ece@mail.ucf.edu) prior to registering for classes.
  • The courses designated in 1. (General Education) and 2. (Education Common Program Prerequisites) should be completed prior to admission to the major and upper division education courses.
  • Students must earn a “C” (2.0) or better in each required Early Childhood Development and Education course. However, a minimum overall 2.75 GPA in all courses within the major is required.
  • Passing scores on ALL three sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE). See http://www.fldoe.org for available test dates and test sites. FTCE General Knowledge Test (GKT)-passing scores on the GKT is required prior to admission to the major. FTCE Professional Education Test (PEd) and Subject Area Examination (SAE-Prekindergarten/Primary PK-3) are required prior to entry into Internship.
  • FTCE General Knowledge Test (GKT) - passing scores on the GKT are strongly recommended prior to semester 1 of the junior year and required for admission into the Early Childhood Development and Education, Track 1-Education: Pre-Kindergarten-Primary (Pre-K-3rd).
  • FTCE Professional Education Test (PEd) and Subject Area Examination (SAE-Prekindergarten/Primary PK-3) are required prior to entry into Internship.
  • This is a state-approved, initial teacher preparation program designed in compliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.066. Degree requirements are subject to change based on state mandates.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)


  • Students are advised to take the preferred courses.

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


General Education Program elective from Cultural & Historical Foundation, Area 2 : Credit Hours: 3

Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (9 Credit Hours)


A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required.

1 In addition to this course, a minimum of 6 hours with an international or diversity focus is required. The foreign language admission requirement may be used to meet this requirement.

Core Requirements: Basic Level (15 Credit)


A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required.

Other Program Prerequisites


1 Courses taken at Florida College System institutions may substitute for select courses in Other Program Requirements with the permission of the department.

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Core Requirements: Advanced Level (60 Credits)


  • All methods/specialization/foundations courses must be completed with a letter grade of “C” (2.0) or better before registering for Internship. However, a minimum GPA of 2.75 is required in the education core/professional, specialization and overall for admission to Internship.
  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required.

Semester I (15 Credit Hours)


Passing score on the General Knowledge Test portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) is required prior to application to admission to the major.

Semester II (15 Credit Hours)


Passing score on the Professional Education Test portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) is strongly recommended to be taken during Semester III.

Summer (6 Credit)


Passing scores on all sections [General Knowledge, Professional, and Subject Area (Pre-kindergarten/Primary PK -3)] of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) are required prior to entry into Internship.

Semester III (12 Credit Hours)


Based on recommendations below, the student should achieve a passing score on all applicable sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination prior to entry into Student Teaching (EEC 4943 - Student Teaching ).

Students must apply and be approved for Internship. Deadline dates and applications are available through the Office of Clinical Experiences at http://www.clinicalexperiences.education.ucf.edu.

Semester IV (12 Credit Hours)


Satisfactory completion of Internship requires the student to demonstrate proficiency in all Florida Educator Accomplished Practices in accordance with State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.066.

Restricted Electives


  • None

Capstone Requirements


  • None

Electives


  • None

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • State University System foreign language admission requirement: Two years in high school or one year of college instruction in a single foreign language. (This requirement applies to those students admitted to the University without the required two units of foreign language in high school.)

Graduation

  • None

Additional Requirements


  • None

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • Achieve a minimum overall 2.75 GPA in all courses within the major.
  • Achieve a minimum 2.75 GPA in the specialization coursework.
  • Achieve a minimum 2.75 GPA in the education core coursework.
  • Achieve a minimum overall 2.75 GPA
  • You must upload key assignments using the Via by LiveText platform. Key assignments are assessed by faculty to provide evidence of candidate proficiency in all Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs).
  • All teacher education candidates, Lifelong Learning majors and Early Childhood Development and Education majors (all ECDE tracks) are required to complete Via by LiveText requirements before being certified for graduation. See https://edcollege.ucf.edu/students/explore-livetext/
  • Complete ESOL standards assessment tracking requirements in Via by LiveText for the ESOL endorsement
  • Pass all applicable sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination. See http://www.fldoe.org for test dates and test sites. Effective January 1, 2015, only examination results earned by educators within 10 years prior to the date of application for a new Florida Educator’s Certificate with the Florida Department of Education may be acceptable for certification eligibility requirements (SBE Rule 6A-4.002)

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors In Major

  • None

Related Programs

  • None

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

  • None

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • None

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study


  • This recommended sequence may vary at selected regional campus locations. Consult with your Education advisor and review your degree audit for more recent information.

Freshman Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


1 Courses taken at Florida College System institutions may substitute for select courses with the permission of the department.

Sophomore Year - Summer


  • Satisfaction of the GKT is required for admission to the program and thus must be completed prior to the Junior Year. Refer to http://www.fldoe.org for test dates and sites.

Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Highly recommend to take and pass PEd Test and PK-3 subject area exam of the FTCE - Refer to http://www.fldoe.org for test dates and sites.

Junior Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)


Please note: Passing scores on the Professional Education Test (PEd) and the Pre-Kindergarten/Primary PK-3 Subject Area Examination portions of the FTCE are required prior to entry into student teaching (EEC 4943 - Student Teaching ).

Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


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