Undergraduate Program (BS)

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Everyone has a favorite teacher from childhood, that special person who encouraged and motivated you to do your best. As an Early Childhood Education graduate, you'll have the skills to teach preschool through grade three in public and private schools. And, because Xavier uses a holistic approach that emphasizes care for the whole person, you could become that special teacher for someone you have yet to meet.

Sample Four-Year EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
CORE 100 First-Year Seminar 3
Biology 130/131 3
Second Language I 3
ENGLISH 100/115 English Composition/Rhetoric 3
EDFD 110 Human Development and Learning 3
CORE 101 Goa: First-Year Co-Curriculum Program I 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
EDUCATION 100 Intro to Education 3
Historical Perspectives 3
Physics 114/115 3
THEOLOGY 111 Theological Foundations 3
Second Language II 3
General Elective 3
CORE 101 Goa: First-Year Co-Curriculum Program II 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
PHILOSOPHY 100 Intro to Ethics 3
EDUCATION 210 Early Childhood Development 3
EDUCATION 251 Instructional Technology 3
EDUCATION 260 Cultural Diversity in Education 3
MATH I 3
Theological Perspectives 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
EDUCATION 205 Found in Early Child Special Ed. 3
EDUCATION 324 Children's Literature for EC 3
EDUCATION 269 Phonics and Foundation of Literacy 3
EDUCATION 312 Reading Methods for Early Childhood 3
MATH II 3
EDME 359 Community and Advocacy in Ed. 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
ENGLISH 205 Literature & Moral Imagination 3
ARTS 222 Art in Early Childhood Education 3
EDUCATION 325 Methods of Observation/Collaboration 3
EDUCATION 330 Math/Science Early Childhood 6
Second Semester Semester Hours
EDUCATION 471 Content Area Literacy 3
EDUCATION 230 Play in Early Childhood 3
EDUCATION 335 Lang. Arts/ Soc. Studies in EC 6
EDUCATION 351 Instructional Strategies for ELL 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
EDUCATION 450 Student Teaching EC 11
EDUCATION 451 Seminar: Current Issues in EC Educ. 1
Second Semester Semester Hours
PHILOSOPHY 200 Philosophical Perspective 3
EDUCATION 478 Diagnosis/Correction of Reading Dis. 3
E/RS Focus Elective 3
Creative Perspectives 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION major at Xavier:

Early Childhood Development (EDEC 210) - Specific study of children ages 3 to 8, developmental differences in young children, growth and health, developmentally appropriate practice in educational settings, assessment practices with young children.

Play in Early Childhood Educ (EDEC 230) - Theory and practice concerning developmental aspects of play, creativity, imagination, and their relationship to music, movement, and creative drama. Teacher's role in preparation of the play environment, including issues of special needs children.

Community Advocacy in Education (EDME 359) - Research supported theories and issues concerning developmentally appropriate practices for early childhood centers, birth to 8 years of age.

Diagnosis/Correcting of Reading Disabilities (EDRE 478) - Formal and informal testing for reading related disabilities surveyed. Factors associated with reading problems.

99% Of Xavier education students pass state exams

99%

Of Xavier education students pass state exams

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Experience different kinds of classroom environments—urban, suburban, public and private. We have partnerships with 50+ school districts in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky for field experiences and student teaching.

HISPANIC FOCUS

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Xavier by the numbers

50

SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN SOUTHWEST OHIO AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY PARTNER WITH US

20

AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

98%

PLACEMENT RATE

200+

HOURS OF FIELD EXPERIENCES EARNED IN URBAN, SUBURBAN AND RURAL SCHOOLS

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AFTER GRADUATION

Our students leave Xavier ready to enter the job market. Early Childhood Education graduates go on to work in

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public and private schools
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educational settings such as hospitals and child care centers
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outdoor education and nature centers