2019-2020 Catalog

Early Childhood Education: P-3 Minor for Early Childhood Majors

(43 credits)

This minor is intended for those who are currently enrolled in the early childhood education program at SKC or have graduated from SKC with a bachelor degree in early childhood education and wish to become certified teachers for children ages 3 to grade 3.


Students must submit to a federal background check for this program.

Students must receive a “C” or better in all required courses while maintaining an overall grade point average of 3.0 to graduate with the minor.

Declaring an Academic Minor

An academic minor requires at least 30 quarter credits of course work and at least 10 credits of upper-level courses. Students have the responsibility to know and satisfy all requirements for any declared minor.

The following policies are in place for students who wish to pursue an academic minor:

  1. Students must be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 to declare a minor.
  2. A student must earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 in the minor, including any departmental prerequisites necessary for the completion of the minor.
  3. No course may be shared between the requirements of two minors, or between a minor and a certification or endorsement.
  4. Courses that are part of a student’s minor may meet the general education requirements for the student’s major program requirements.
  5. Students must be currently enrolled during the academic year in which a minor is awarded.
  6. Students will have an advisor in both their academic major and academic minor.
  7. Students who declare and complete an approved minor will receive a notation on their student transcript but the minor will not be listed on their transcript.

Procedures for Students:

  1. Before declaring an academic minor, a student should meet with an advisor in the minor program to review requirements.
  2. The “Declaration of Major and Minor Form” must be signed by the current major program advisor and a designated advisor from the minor program. The student submits the form to the registrar to have the minor entered on his or her record.
  3. After completing the requirements for a minor, the student must complete a graduation application for both the Major and the Minor.


Fall Quarter Courses

EDUC307Curriculum, Planning and Assessment


MATH132Mathematics for K-8 Teachers I


ECED421Curriculum Integration and Application In Early Grades I


Total Credit Hours:16

Winter Quarter Courses

EDUC390Teaching Science in the Elementary Classroom


EDUC372Teaching Math in the Early Grades


ECED451Curriculum Integration and Application In Early Grades II


Total Credit Hours:10

Spring Quarter Courses

EDUC490Student Teaching for Elementary Education


EDUC341Introduction to Literacy Assessment and Instruction Practicum


Total Credit Hours:17

Total Credit Hours: 43