• Early Childhood Education

    Sample Four Year Academic Plan

    The course plan below is a sample plan for your major; it does not and should not replace meeting with your Academic Advisor to map the best course plan that suits your individual academic goals and placement upon initial registration. Classes listed may not necessarily be offered during a particular term. Full descriptions and requirements for all ODU majors, programs and courses are listed in the ODU Catalog.


    FIRST YEAR (Freshman) 

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    Fall Semester        Spring Semester   
    ENG 110  Thinking and Writing
    Across the Curriculum 
    3   EDU 103 Intro to Teaching
    Early Childhood
    Choice of any
    Core Seminar 179
    3   EDU 120 Teaching Reading through
    Lit for Children and Young Adults
    Philosophy Elective* (not 101) 3   ENG 111  Scholarly Adventures:
    Researched Writing 
    MTH 150 Principles of Math
    for Early Childhood Teachers
    and Intervention Specialists
    3   Theology Elective* 3

    HST 201 American History I
    HST 202 American History II

    3   EXSC 125 Intro to Exercise,
    Health and Nutrition

    SECOND YEAR (Sophomore)

    Fall Semester       Spring Semester   
    Choice of any
    Core Seminar 279
    3   EDU 250 Issues and Techniques
    in Assessment, Classroom
    Environment and Management
    Natural Science Elective 3   EDU 215 Diversity and the Learner** 3
    EDU 210 Child Development 3   GEO 125  World Geography 3
    EDU 211 Teaching Phonics 3   Elective 3
    EDU 230 Introduction to
    Special Education and
    Diverse Learners
    3   EDU 212 Developmental Issues
    and Practices in Reading 
    Elective 1      

    THIRD YEAR (Junior)

    Fall Semester       Spring Semester   
    EDU 315 Diagnostic,
    Prescriptive Reading
    3   Philosophy Elective*
    (200 level or above)
    EDU 379A Principles of Education 3   ART 237 Art for Teachers 3
    EDU 339 Early Childhood
    Language Arts
    3   EDU 333A Early Childhood
    Science Methods
    Elective  3   Elective 3
    Elective 3   Elective 3

    FOURTH YEAR (Senior)

    Fall Semester      Spring Semester   
    Theology Elective*
    (200 level or above)
    3   EDU 479 Early Childhood
    Senior Core Seminar
    EDU 333B Early Childhood
    Mathematics Methods
    3   EDU 482 Student Teaching 12
    EDU 333C Early Childhood
    Social Studies Methods
    Electives 6      

    *At least one Theology and one Philosophy course must be at the 200 level or higher.
    **Diversity requirement fulfilled with the course.

    NOTE:  Students may obtain an endorsement to teach grades 4 and 5 by completing an additional nine hours of courses and taking the Praxis II exam for Elementary Education.

    For more information, contact your Academic Advisor or Admission Counselor at 614-251-4500 or admissions@ohiodominican.edu.