First Year (Freshman)

Fall Semester (Oakton Community College)

  • ECE 102 (Child Growth & Development) 3 credits
  • ECE 104 (Introduction 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) 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) 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
  • ECHD 303 (Individualized Coaching & Field Experience I) 1 credit

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
  • EDUC 201 (Language & Culture in Education) 3 credits
  • ECHD 328 (Individualized Coaching & Field Experience II) 1 credit

Fourth Year (Senior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

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

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

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

Grade of C required in all courses at both Oakton CC and 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 CC

3.  Students are encouraged to use summer/winterim/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.

4.  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.

2.  Any pending general education courses are identified at time of admission by the College of Education advisor.  The advisor will determine during which semester any pending course(s) can be taken.