2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Psychology, Early Childhood/Primary Certification Endorsement, PreK-3

Summary of Degree Requirements

Subject Area Credits
General Education Core 40
Major Requirements 48
Electives 0
Other Requirements 32
Total Credit Hours 120


Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
BIO 100L Biological Science Lab 1
BIO 100 Biological Science 3
CSC 150 Computer Literacy 3
ENG 101 College English I 3
ENG 102 College English II 3
HED 100 Personal and Community Health 2
MTH 103 Mathematics in General Education 3
MTH 105 Intermediate Algebra 3
PED 100 Fundametals of Fitness for Life 1
SCI 101 Physical Science for Non-Science Majors 3
PHY 100L
Physical Science Laboratory
or Chemistry: Man & Environment Laboratory
PSY 210 Introduction to Psychology 3
SEM 101
SEM 102
Spartan Seminar 101
and Spartan Seminar 102
Second Year
HIS 103 United States History Since 1865 3
EDU 201 Foundations of Education 3
ENG 203 Advanced Communication Skills 3
ENG 207 Introduction to World Literature 3
PSY 211 Basic Principles of Psychology 3
EED 274 Study of Young Children 3
PSY 270 Psychological Statistics 3
MTH 141 Elements of Mathematics for Teachers I 3
ENG 285 Public Speaking 3
FIA 370 African/Afro-American Art 3
SEM 201 Spartan Seminar 201 1
Third Year
ECE 362 Mth/Mat of Instr in Math for Young 3
EED 360 Curriculum and Instruction for Primary Grades (pre K-3rd Grade) 3
INT 350 Trends and Issues in Diverse Population 3
SCI 381 Science for Teachers 3
SCI 381L Science for Teachers Laboratory 1
PSY 312 Behavior Analysis 3
PSY 313 Behavior Management 3
PSY 322 Psychology of Exceptional Children 3
PSY 340 Psychology of the African-American 3
PSY 360 Experimental Psychology 3
Fourth Year
EED 490 Diagnostic Reading 3
EED 470 Methods of Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School 3
PSY 492 Psychology Seminar 3
ECS 300 Introduction to Elementary Special Education 3
EED 450 Teaching Literacy in the Elementary School 3
ECE 420 Parent Education 3
EED 499 Directed Teaching and Seminar 12
 Total Credits120

Note: Students must pass PRAXIS I (or equivalent) and apply for admission to Teacher Education at the end of 60 hours.

Early Childhood For Three-and-Four-Years-Old (Add-On Endorsement)


For students who want to be licensed to teach PK-3 AND three and four year olds the following three graduate level courses can be taken:

EDU 605Human Growth and Development3
ECS 683Intervention Strategies for High Risk Children3
ECS 626Parent Participation in Education Systems3

Note: Students must have passing Praxis CORE/SAT/ACT scores, for entrance into the teacher education program (*prerequisite). Students must pass Praxis II, the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment and the Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE) to enter student teaching and exit the program.

Students seeking the 3 and 4 year old add on licensure must be admitted into our graduate program as a non-degree seeking student.