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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education: Initial Teacher Certification in Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education

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Program Eligibility

Students self-select for admittance into the major. Students can self-select at any time from their initial application to Nazareth College through their sophomore year. If a student has completed fewer than 45 credit hours, or has a GPA lower than 2.7, the student is accepted conditionally. Students need to maintain a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA, and obtain a grade of “C” or higher in all education courses to remain in the major.

Before beginning junior level education coursework, students who have declared inclusive early childhood/childhood as a major will be required to demonstrate their readiness to move forward. Application for continuance will include an overall cumulative GPA that meets or exceeds the 2.7 requirement.

Required Courses for Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major

The following courses are required for the Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education major. The major prepares students for the initial teacher certification requirements in four certification areas: Early Childhood Education (Grades B-2), Teaching Students with Disabilities at the Early Childhood Level (Grades B-2), Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), and Teaching Students with Disabilities at the Childhood Level (Grades 1-6).

Students in the Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood major who are pursuing a B.A. degree must take all electives in liberal arts areas in order to earn the 90 liberal arts credits that are required for the degree.

NOTE: In addition to the courses listed below, 10 credits of mathematics and science are required.

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