First Year (Freshman)

Fall Semester (Morton College)

  • ENG 101 (Rhetoric I) 3 credits
  • PSY 101 (Introduction to Psychology) 3 credits
  • HIS 105 (American History to 1865) 3 credits
  • MAT 102 (General Education Mathematics) 4 credits
  • BIO 100 (Introducing Biology - Life Science) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Morton College)

  • ECE 120 (Language Arts for Children) 3 credits
  • ART 120 (Art Appreciation) 3 credits
  • EDU 100 (Introduction to American Education) 3 credits
  • ECE 100 (Early Child Growth & Development) 3 credits
  • ENG 102 (Rhetoric II) 3 credits

Second Year (Sophomore)

Fall Semester (Morton College)

  • ECE 200 (Play & Guidance of Children) 3 credits
  • ECE 101 (Observation & Assessment of Children) 3 credits
  • ECE 105 (Health, Safety & Nutrition for Children) 3 credits
  • ECE 110 (Introduction to Early Childhood Education) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Morton College)

  • ECE 260 (Early Childhood Education Internship) 3 credits
  • ECE 115 (Family, School & Community) 3 credits
  • ECE 130 (Educational Technology) 3 credits
  • ECE 160 (Curriculum Planning for Children) 3 credits
  • ECE 125 (The Exceptional Child) 3 credits

Third Year (Junior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • TRS 101* (Transfer Success Course), 1 credit
  • ECHD 334 (Language Development) 3 credits
  • ECHD 338 (Early Childhood Curriculum & Assessment: Pre-K) 3 credits
  • ECHD 370 (Infant & Toddler: Teaching, Learning and Assessment) 3 credits
  • ECHD 303 (Individualized Coaching & Field Experience) 1 credit
  • MATH 115 (Math for Elementary Teaching II) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • ECHD 305 (Assessment in Early Childhood Education) 3 credits
  • EDUC 321 (Integrating Health, Arts & Physical Education Across the Curriculum) 3 credits
  • READ 373 (Assessment of Bilingual Students) 3 credits
  • EDUC 201 (Language & Culture in Education) 3 credits
  • ECHD 328 (Individualized Coaching & Field Experience II) 1 credit

Fourth Year (Senior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • EDUC 310 (Anti-Bias and Multicultural Curriculum) 3 credits
  • ECHD 339 (Mathematics & Science in Early Childhood Education) 3 credits
  • ECHD 336 (Strategies & Materials for Teaching Lit & Social Studies: Pre-K) 3 credits
  • ECHD 348 (Individualized Coaching & Field Experience III) 1 credit

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • ECHD 375 (Practicum: Infant, Toddle and Preschool) 6 credits
  • EDUC 380 (Capstone: Child & Youth Issues & Advocacy) 3 credits

*TRS 101 - Transfer Success Course (waived with transfer of 90 credit hours or more)

Grade of C- or higher required for major courses

Morton College Notes: Students are required to keep an electronic portfolio and must pass the Basic Skills Test before graduation

Morton College Residency Requirement: Students must earn a minimum of 15 credits required for the degree at Morton College.  The last 10 semester hours must be completed at Morton College uninterrupted by coursework from another institution for the Associates degree.