Inclusive Childhood Education Major
Houghton College offers an integrated major in Inclusive Childhood Education which prepares teachers to serve all learners at the elementary level (grades 1 to 6). Upon completion of the program, students will be recommended for teacher certification in both Childhood Education (grades 1-6) and Special Education (grades 1-6). We believe that effective teachers must be well-equipped to serve children with diverse needs in a variety of educational settings. That’s why Inclusive Childhood Education majors are exposed to theories, philosophies, strategies and methods designed to meet the wide range of learner needs in a variety of inclusive, elementary-level contexts. Students must choose either of the following:
- A concentration in art*, communication, English, humanities, intercultural studies, mathematics, mathematics/science, modern languages, science, music*, social studies, Spanish, TESOL, or writing.
- A second major selected from the following: art, biology (BA), chemistry (BA), communication, English, history, humanities, intercultural studies, math, music (BA), physics (BA), political science, Spanish, or writing.
NOTE: Completion of a concentration or major in art (BA) or music (BA) in conjunction with the ICE major does not lead to certification to teach art or music.
One course in history or political science that focuses on an aspect of the U.S. national experience, chosen under advisement.
|Major Required Courses||58|
|EDUC 114||Mathematical Concepts and Reasoning||4|
|EDUC 219||Educational Psychology||4|
|EDUC 221||Children's Literature||4|
|EDUC 217||Education and American Culture||4|
|EDUC 235||Educating in Exceptional Learners||4|
|EDUC 240||Teaching in Urban America||2|
|EDUC 202||Topics in Professionalism||0|
|EDUC 314||Inclusive Childhood Practicum I||1|
|EDUC 315||Inclusive Childhood Practicum II||1|
|EDUC 320||Curriculum and Assessment in Inclusive Classrooms||4|
|EDUC 328||Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Learners I||4|
|EDUC 329||Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Learners I||4|
|EDUC 341||Social Studies in Inclusive Classrooms||2|
|EDUC 325||Issues in Inclusive Education I||2|
|EDUC 342||Math and Science in Inclusive Classrooms||4|
|EDUC 408||Inclusive Childhood Student Teaching||10|
|EDUC 425||Issues in Inclusive Education II||2|
|EDUC 485||Seminar on Reflective Teaching||2|
Inclusive Childhood Education Major BS, 62 hours