B.S.E. in Early Childhood Education – ESOL concentration

Program Information

  • P-5 certification, Early Childhood Education
  • ESOL Endorsement

The Early Childhood Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Early Childhood Education.  Major coursework is divided into three “blocks”—groups of classes taught during the same semester.  Extensive field work throughout the program culminates in a full semester of student teaching.  This is a full-time, day-time only program.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog.  This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from. 

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

MATH 1101 or Higher

3

Lab Science “A”

4

GSU 1010

1

Area B Course

2

HIST 2110

3
Total Hours 16

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3

Lab Science “B”

4

POLS 1101

3

Area B Course

2
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Meet with academic advisor in University Advisement Center
  • Complete all Area A requirements with grade of C or higher

Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

Area C Course

3

Area E Global Issues

3

EDUC 2110

3

MATH 2008

3

ISCI 2001

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

Area C Course

3

MATH 1070

3

EDUC 2120

3

EDUC 2130

3

ISCI 2002

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Meet with academic advisor in University Advisement Center
  • Complete Areas A through F, courses in Areas A and F must be completed with grade of C or higher
  • With the completion of Year 2, Term 2, students will apply to the ECE Teacher Education program online
  • Overall GPA of 2.75 or higher is required for the Early Childhood program
  • Pass GACE Program Admission Assessment
  • Complete Georgia Educator Ethics  – Program Entry (350) Assessment
  • Submit proof of tort liability
  • Complete a writing sample and participate in an informational session hosted by faculty

Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

ECE 3021

3

ECE 3255

3

ECE 3600

3

ECE 3661

3

ECE 3603

3

EXC 4020

3
Total Hours 18

Term 2

Course Hours

ECE 3400

3

ECE 3602

3

ECE 3360

3

ECE 3440

3

ECE 3662

3

MATH 3050

3
Total Hours 18

Term 3

Course Hours

MATH 3090

3

AE 2300/MUS 2300

3
Total Hours 6

Milestones

  • Meet with academic advisor in University Advisement Center
  • Meet with faculty advisor in academic department
  • Register with University Career Services

Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

ECE 3604

3

ECE 3605

3

ECE 3306

3

ECE 3390

3

ECE 3663

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ECE 4650

0

ECE 4662

12
Total Hours 12

Milestones

  • Apply for graduation two semesters in advance
  • Students pursuing certification must pass GACE Content Assessment, Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Exit (360) Assessment, and edTPA in order to be recommended by Georgia State University for clear, renewable certification
  • It is recommended that students take the GACE Content Assessment at the end of Year 4, Term 1 or early in Year 4, Term 2
  • Meet with academic advisor in Office of Academic Assistance
  • Meet with faculty advisor in academic department