First Year (Freshman)

Fall Semester (Oakton Community College)

  • ECE 102 (Child Growth & Development) 3 credits
  • ECE 104 (Intro to ECE & Curriculum) 3 credits
  • ECE 108 (Nutrition, Health & Safety for the Young Child) 3 credits
  • ENG 101 (Composition I) 3 credits
  • MAT 128 (Foundations of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I) 3 credits
  • ART Elective 3 credits

Spring Semester (Oakton Community College)

  • ECE 107 (Observation & Assessment of the Young Child) 3 credits
  • ECE 180 (The Exceptional Child) 3 credits
  • ECE 270 (Child Family & Community Relations) 3 credits
  • ECE 255 (Curriculum Design for Early Childhood Programs) 3 credits
  • Communications (EGL 102 or SPE 103) 3 credits
  • MAT 129 (Foundations of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II) 3 credits

Second Year (Sophomore)

Fall Semester (Oakton Community College)

  • ECE 226 (Language Arts &Social Studies for Young Child) 3 credits
  • ECE 228 (Language Development of Children) 3 credits
  • Humanities 3 credits
  • HIS 111 or 112 (US History Course) 3 credits
  • BIO 106 (Introduction to Environmental Science) 4 credits
  • GLB/PSY (Global Studies or PSY 101) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Oakton Community College)

  • ECE 227 (Math & Science for the Young Child) 3 credits
  • ECE 257 (Practicum) 5 credits
  • ECO 201 (Principles of Macroeconomics) 3 credits
  • PSC 101 (American Government) 3 credits
  • EAS 121 (Physical Geography) 3 credits
  • Elective (ECE, EDN, PSY or Modern Language Course) 1 credit

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 & Assessment) 3 credits
  • DLED 358 (Linguistics for ESL Teachers) 3 credits
  • ECHD 303 (Individualized Coaching & Field Experience I) 1 credit

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • ECHD 305 (Assessment in Early Childhood Education) 3 credits
  • ECHD 321 (Integrating Health, Arts & Physical Education Across the Curriculum) 3 credits
  • DLED 373 (Assessment of Bilingual Students) 3 credits
  • ECHD 328 (Individualized Coaching & Field Experience II) 1 credit
  • DLED 374 (Methods & Materials for Teaching Bilingual Students) 3 credits
  • READ 320 (Methods of Teaching Reading K-8 Education) 3 credits
  • EDUC 201 (Language & Culture in Education)3 credits

Fourth Year (Senior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • EDUC 321 (Integrating Health, Arts & Physical Education Across the Curriculum) 3 credits
  • ECHD 339 (Mathematics & Science in Early Childhood Education) 3 credits
  • ECHD 336 (Strategies & Materials for Teaching Lit & Social Studies) 3 credits
  • DLED 375 (Methods & Materials of Teaching for ESL) 3 credits
  • ECHD 348 (Individualized Coaching & Field Experience III) 1 credit
  • ECHD 382 (Early Childhood Special Education) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • ECHD 374 (Student Teaching) 12 credits
  • EDUC 003 (EdTPA Coaching) 0 credits

Grade of C required in all courses at both Oakton Community College & Roosevelt University

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

Oakton Community College Notes:

  1. Roosevelt offers Noyce Scholarships - to be eligible, students need a 3.0 GPA or higher
  2. Students complete at least 27 pre-clinical hours in K-12 schools as part of their required Secondary Education courses at Oakton
  3. Students must pass the TAP test to be admitted to a College of Education or have the required minimum ACT or SAT scores
  4. Students are encouraged to use summer/winter/interim sessions in order to spread out the load more reasonable.  The sequence of courses is recommended, students may follow a different sequence based on scheduling needs.
  5. Part time students and students in Developmental English/Math are encouraged to maintain the recommended sequence of courses over more semesters.

Roosevelt University Notes;

  1. Courses marked with (~) can only be taken during the semester indicated