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Early & Middle Childhood Education
XAVIER UNIVERSITY: A JESUIT, CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY IN CINCINNATI, OHIO




EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION prepares teachers                            Students enroll in the first education course during
who will work with children ages 3 through 8, or                       the spring semester of the freshman year. EDFD
preschool through grade three, with a course of                        100, Introduction to Education, provides field
study that combines Xavier’s Core Curriculum and                       experience in both early and middle childhood
Ohio Department of Education teaching licensure                        education, allowing the student to investigate
requirements. The approach is holistic, with a                         each level before declaring a program. This course
strong emphasis on integrated learning and child                       also addresses the student’s suitability for the
development at the core of pedagogical decisions.                      teaching field.
Students who study early childhood education
at Xavier:                                                             In addition to traditional studies, education
u Obtain developmentally appropriate practice                          students at Xavier:
and intensive reading instruction.                                     u Engage in extensive fieldwork in local schools
u Engage in field observation and student-                             with cooperating teachers, beginning in the
teaching experiences at both the preschool and                         freshman year.
primary level.                                                         u Teach during their undergraduate program in
                                                                       diverse school environments (urban, suburban,
MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION emphasizes                                  public, private and in different grade levels).
interdisciplinary learning as its hallmark. This                       u Attend professional development programs in
course of study combines Xavier’s Core Curriculum                      education outside their coursework.
and Ohio Department of Education requirements
for the teaching license for grades four through                       u May attend an optional summer abroad program
nine, with two fields of concentration. Teacher                        in Rome, Italy.
candidates choose the two fields from the areas                        u Create an electronic portfolio to demonstrate
of social studies, mathematics, sciences and                           their knowledge of and skills in the teaching and
reading/language arts. Students who study middle                       learning process.
childhood education at Xavier:
u Examine the unique middle school teaching
concept.                                                               OUTCOMES
                                                                       Graduates of the early childhood education
u Become well-prepared for the curriculum,
                                                                       program are qualified to teach preschool through
pedagogy, philosophy and organization of the
                                                                       grade three in public and private schools. Middle
middle school.
                                                                       childhood education graduates are qualified to
                                                                       teach grades four through nine in their specific
THE PROGRAM                                                            disciplines in public and private schools.
                                                                       Early and middle childhood education graduates
The Department of Childhood Education and                              also go on to:
Literacy in the School of Education offers the
Bachelor of Science [BS] in Early Childhood                            u Work in educational areas in hospitals and other
Education, Middle Childhood Education, or                              service agencies.
Montessori Education. [Please see the separate                         u Teach at state and private child care centers.
academic brochure for Montessori Education.]
                                                                                                               [CONTINUED]
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

u Faculty members are active researchers in their
                                                          REQUIREMENTS
areas of expertise and publish scholarly works in         u Core Curriculum: 64 hours. The science
peer-reviewed journals such as the Midwestern             requirement must be met with physical (chemistry or
Educational Researcher, Catholic Education: A Journal     physics) and biological sciences; English composition
of Inquiry and Practice, The Social Studies, Journal of   grade must be “B” or better; and mathematics grades
Family Studies, Ohio Journal for School Mathematics,      must be “C” or better. [For further detail on the Core,
Multicultural Perspectives, Journal of Inclusive          see page 3.]
Education, Montessori Life, Journal of Children’s
Literature, and The Ohio Journal of Teacher Education.
                                                          u Major in early childhood education: 72
u The Department of Childhood Education and               credit hours, including three hours of art, three
Literacy faculty offers professional development          hours of literature, and 66 hours of education
in early and middle childhood education such as           courses, plus three credit hours in COMM 101, Oral
mathematics and science courses for Catholic school       Communication. Students must maintain a 3.000
teachers, first-year teacher induction programs,          cumulative GPA in these major courses.
and behavior management. Faculty members also
work closely with local communities to provide such
learning opportunities as a reading camp for K-9          u Major in middle childhood education: 60 credit
students, a conference for parents of children with       hours in education courses. Students also must fulfill
special needs, and partnerships with schools that are     21-24 credit hours in concentration requirements,
adopting Montessori approaches.                           and must complete two of the following four
                                                          concentrations: mathematics (21 hours required,
                                                          with 15 hours beyond the Core Curriculum); reading/
                                                          language arts (24 hours required, with 15 beyond the
OUTCOMES           [cont.]                                Core Curriculum); sciences (21 hours required, with
                                                          12 hours beyond the Core Curriculum); and social
u Teach in public and private schools in                  studies (24 hours required, with 18 hours beyond the
other states.                                             Core Curriculum).
u Become administrators of child care centers.
                                                          A 2.50 cumulative overall GPA must be achieved for
u Teach in foreign countries in public and                the Bachelor of Science degree and a 3.0 GPA in
private schools.                                          major courses.
u Hold positions with outdoor education and
nature centers.
                                                          FACILITIES
Early and middle childhood education students who         Students learn in a state-of-the-art technology
choose to attend graduate school pursue study             classroom and interactive mathematics/science
in such areas as special education, psychology,           classroom, located in the A.B. Cohen building. The
counseling, administration and reading. Our students      McDonald Library, in the heart of Xavier’s campus,
are accepted into highly competitive graduate             houses the Lodge learning materials collection,
programs at such prestigious institutions as Boston       the resource and material production center, and
College and the University of Chicago.                    a collection of children’s literature. Beyond the
                                                          campus, strong relationships with local school
                                                          teachers and administrators provide rich learning
                                                          experiences in urban and suburban settings.




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FACULTY                                                CORE CURRICULUM
Faculty members in early and middle childhood          The foundation of Xavier’s success is its commitment
education are professionally prepared and              to its Jesuit heritage. The Core Curriculum endeavors
experienced in their areas of specialization. All      to realize and embody Xavier’s mission and
faculty members have numerous years of teaching        philosophy of education and serves as a valuable
experience in pre-K through grade 12 schools. The      foundation for all undergraduate students. Within
professional and ethical standards set forth by the    the Core, the four-course Ethics/Religion and Society
Ohio Department of Education and the National          (E/RS) Focus fosters students’ understanding of
Association of the Education of Young Children         socially significant issues from the perspectives of
(NAEYC) are evident in our teaching practices,         the humanities, especially literature, philosophy and
scholarship and interaction with early and middle      theology, as well as from the perspectives of the
childhood education majors.                            social and natural sciences.

Cynthia H. Geer, chairperson and associate             Along with courses in their major, Xavier students
professor, EdD (University of Cincinnati)              also take courses in: cultural diversity, English
                                                       composition, fine arts, foreign language, history,
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION                              literature, mathematics, philosophy, science, social
                                                       science and theology.
Sally Barnhart, Education Specialist/Field Placement
Coordinator, MEd (Eastern Kentucky University)
Thomas Knestrict, Assistant Professor, EdD
(University of Cincinnati)
Debora Kuchey, Assistant Professor, EdD (University
of Cincinnati)
Leslie Prosak-Beres, Associate Professor, PhD
(University of Toledo)
Winston Vaughan, Associate Professor, PhD
(Miami University)
Mary Vertuca, Clinical Faculty, MEd (Xavier
University)
Teresa Young, Assistant Professor, EdD (University
of Cincinnati)

MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Sally Barnhart, Education Specialist/Field Placement
Coordinator, MEd (Eastern Kentucky University)
Delane Bender-Slack, Assistant Professor, EdD
(University of Cincinnati)
Debora Kuchey, Assistant Professor, EdD (University
of Cincinnati)
Leslie Prosak-Beres, Associate Professor, PhD
(University of Toledo)
Winston Vaughan, Associate Professor, PhD
(Miami University)




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RECOMMENDED CLASS SCHEDULES
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE [BS] IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
These schedules serve as a guideline for progress toward a degree. Students should consult with their academic advisor.


First Semester                                    Credit Hours             Second Semester                                Credit Hours
Freshman Year
ENGL 101 OR 115, Engl Comp/Rhetoric                             3          EDFD 100, Intro to Education                             3
EDFD 110, Human Dev & Learning                                  3          Science elective                                         3
THEO 111, Theological Foundations                               3          PHIL 100, Ethics as Intro to Phil                        3
History I elective                                              3          History II elective                                      3
Foreign Language elective                                       3          Foreign Language elective                                3
                                                                           COMM 101, Oral Communication                             3
Total                                                         15           Total                                                   18

Sophomore Year
Theo Scrip/Hist OR Christ Sys elective                          3          Science (CHEM, PHYS OR BIOL)                             3
EDEC 210, Early Childhood Develop                               3          EDCH 324, Children’s Lit for Early Child                 3
EDFD 251, Instructional Technology                              3          EDRE 269, Phonics & Found of Lit                         3
EDFD 260, Cultural Diversity in Ed                              3          EDRE 312, Read Meth for Early Child                      3
MATH 201, Found of Arith-ECED                                   3          MATH 202, Geom & Measure-ECED                            3
Science (CHEM OR PHYS)                                          3          PHIL 290, Theory of Knowledge                            3
Total                                                         18           Total                                                   18

Junior Year
ENGL/CLAS/SPAN 205, Lit & Moral Imag                            3          EDSP 205, Found in Early Child Sp Ed                     3
EDME 359, Full Day Child Care                                   3          EDEC 230, Play in Early Child Ed                         3
EDEC 325, Methods of Observation/Coll                           3          EDEC 335, Lang Arts/Soc St Early Child                   6
EDEC 330, Math/Science Early Child                              6          EDEC 340, Integrated Curr Early Child                    3
ARTS 222, Art in Early Child Ed                                 3
Total                                                         18           Total                                                   15

Senior Year
EDEC 450, Student Teach Early Child                           11           Fine Arts elective                                       3
EDEC 451, Sem: Curr Iss Early Child Ed                          1          Philosophy elective                                      3
EDRE 478, Diag/Correct of Read Dis                              3          EDRE 471, Content Area Literacy                          3
                                                                           Theology Ethics OR Rel/Cult elective                     3
                                                                           E/RS Focus elective                                      3
Total                                                         15           Total                                                   15
Scheduling notes:    u	Course sequence shown above is realistic only for the student who declares early childhood education as a
                       major as a freshman. It is not the only advisable sequence.
                     u Consult the undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements.
                     u	 minimum of 130 credit hours is typically required for the degree, with 120 hours as absolute minimum.
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                     u	Students should consult with advisor to plan fall internship/student teaching in the senior year.
                     u	 overall cumulative GPA of 2.500 is required for graduation.
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    RECOMMENDED CLASS SCHEDULES
    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE [BS] IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
    These schedules serve as a guideline for progress toward a degree. Students should consult with their academic advisor.


    First Semester                                   Credit Hours             Second Semester                                Credit Hours
    Freshman Year
    Core Courses                                                 12           Core Courses                                                15
    EDFD 110, Human Dev & Learning                                 3          EDFD 100, Intro to Education                                 3
    Total                                                        15           Total                                                      18

    Sophomore Year
    Core/Concentration Courses                                     9          Core/Concentration Courses                                   6
    MATH 211, Found of Arith in MCED                               3          MATH 212, Geom & Meas in MCED                                3
    EDFD 251, Instructional Technology                             3          EDSP 200, Sp Ed: Id & Issues                                 3
    EDFD 260, Cultural Div in Ed Setting                           3          EDCH 326, Children’s Lit for Middle Gr                       3
                                                                              EDMC 212, Nature & Need of Adoles                            3
    Total                                                        18           Total                                                      18

    Junior Year
    Core/Concentration Courses                                     9          Core/Concentration Courses                                   6
    EDRE 269, Phonics & Found of Literacy                          3          EDMC 345, Mid Sc Coll & Class Mgmt                           3
    EDRE 314, Read Meth for Middle Grades                          3          EDMC 325, Arts in Middle Child                               3
    EDMC 340, Middle Sc Phil & Sch Org                             3          EDMC 351-354, Middle School Curr                             6
    Total                                                        18           Total                                                      18

    Senior Year
    EDMC 455, Stu Teach: Middle School                           11           Core/Concentration Courses                                  15
    EDMC 456, SEM: Curr Issues in EDMC                             1          EDRE 478, Diag & Corr of Read Dis                            3
    EDRE 471, Content Area Literacy                                3
    Total                                                        15           Total                                                      18
    Scheduling notes:   u	
                         Course sequence is realistic only for the student who declares middle childhood education as a major as a freshman.
                        u	
                         Consult the undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements.
                        u	 to the concentrations required in this program, students will need at least 10 additional hours of content area courses.
                         Due
                         Advanced placement credit and summer course work may be applied to core or concentration requirements.
                        u	
                         Off-campus courses are approved by the college dean. See advisor for procedure.
                        u	 minimum of 138 credit hours is required for the degree.
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                                         XAVIER AT A GLANCE
                                         Founded in 1831, Xavier is a Jesuit
                                         Catholic university in Cincinnati, Ohio.
                                         Its three colleges offer 81 undergraduate
                                         majors, 45 minors and 13 graduate
                                         programs to 6,966 total students,
                                         including 4,228 undergraduate students.
                                         ACCLAIM
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                                             10 universities in the Midwest for
                                             the 15th consecutive year by
                                             U.S. News & World Report, including
                                             #1 rankings for freshman retention
                                             and graduation rates.
                                         u Named for the sixth year among “The
                                             Best 371 Colleges” in America by The
                                             Princeton Review.
                                         u Ranked #41 among the “Top 50
                                             Best Values” in private universities
                                             nationwide by Kiplinger’s Personal
                                             Finance.
                                         u Tapped for the 2008 President’s Higher
                                             Education Community Service Honor
                                             Roll for innovative service-learning
                                             and volunteerism.
                                         u Recognized by BusinessWeek as one of
                                             “The Best Undergrad Business Schools”
                                             in the nation.

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                                         EARLY & MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
                                         Cynthia H. Geer, EdD, Chair/Associate Professor

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                                         Web:             www.xavier.edu/middle-childhood/
                                         On Campus:       310 Elet Hall
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                                                          Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-6522
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