Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

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BSEd in Early Childhood Special Education

  • Graduate with eligibility to receive an Illinois teaching license with the following endorsements/credentials: 1) Early childhood education for birth to age 8; 2) Early childhood special education for birth to age 8; 3) English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Prepare for credentialing in Early Intervention by the Illinois Department of Human Services and an Initial Credential in Developmental Therapy.
  • Earn Level 5 Illinois Early Childhood Education and Infant/Toddler credentials through partnership with Gateways to Opportunity. 
  • Experience immersive, field-based courses and collaborative approach in Loyola's newly redeveloped teacher prep program.
  • Candidates will apply deep understanding of both content and pedagogy to provide developmentally appropriate instruction to all students. 
  • Candidates will hold high expectations and build on the assets of diverse students. 
  • Candidates will utilize information from theories and related research-based practices when making decisions and taking action in their professional practice. 
  • Candidates will use data to drive instruction and assess teaching and learning effectiveness.

Sequence of Courses

The following sequence of classes are taken over the four years of the BSEd in Early Childhood Special Education major. The sequence includes University Core Curriculum courses.

 

Sequence 1  
TLSC 300A Professional Learning Community 0
TLSC 110 The Profession and Our Program 1
TLSC 120 Learning & Developmental Theory into Practice 2
TLSC 130 Community Immersion 1
UCWR 110 College Writing Seminar 3
UCSF 137 Scientific Basis of Environmental Issues 3
UCLR 100 Interpreting Literature 3
UNIV 101 Freshman Seminar 1
  Total Hours 14
  Complete CPS Background Check by the end of the first week of the semester  
  Take Test of Academic Proficiency  
Sequence 2
TLSC 300B Professional Learning Community 1
TLSC 140 Teaching, Learning & Leading for Social Justice 1
TLSC 150 Developing Constructive Learning Environments 1
TLSC 160 Analyze Culturally Responsive Classroom Instruction 1
CIEP 104 Math for Teachers I (Quantitative Core) 3
CIEP 206 Children's Literature (TIER II - Literary Core) 3
TIER I Historical Knowledge 3
PHYS 101 Liberal Arts Physics 3
  Total Hours 16
  Must have completed the CPS Background Check  
Sequence 3
TLSC 300A Professional Learning Community 0
TLSC 210 Education Policy Then and Now 2
TLSC 220 Individualizing Instruction for Diverse Students 4
ELPS 219 American Education (Historical Tier II) 3
PHIL 130 Philosophy and Persons 3
TIER I Societal and Cultural Knowledge Core 3
  Total Hours 15
  Must have passed the Test of Academic Proficiency  
Sequence 4
TLSC 300B Professional Learning Community 1
TLSC 250 DAP with Infants/Toddlers/Families 3
TLSC 251 Family Center Assessment/Early Intervention 3
TLSC 252 Standards 1
TLSC 253 Early Childhood Special Education 2
CIEP 315 Language Development and Literacy 3
ELECTIVE General Elective 3
  Total Hours 16
Sequence 5
TLSC 300A Professional Learning Community 0
TLSC 310 Classroom Reading Instruction 2
TLSC 320 Using Classroom Data to Advance Achievement 2
TLSC 330 Literacy in Specific Contexts 2
CIEP M43 Special Education Methods 3
TIER I Theological and Religious Studies Core 3
CORE Ethics 3
  Total Hours 15
  Apply for Student Teaching by October 1  
Sequence 6
TLSC 300B Professional Learning Community 1
TLSC 340 Teaching & Learning in an Area/Specialization 2
TLSC 350 Teaching & Learning with a Global Framework 4
PLSC 101 American Politics 3
CIEP M38 Reading and Writing Methods 3
CORE Artistic Knowledge 3
  Total Hours 16
  Take Early Childhood Special Education Exam #152  
Sequence 7
TLSC 300A Professional Learning Community 0
TLSC 360 Developing Instruction and Assessment 3
TLSC 370 Designing Instruction and Assessment 3
ELPS 302 Philosophy of Education (Philosophical Tier II) 3
CIEP M44 Special Education K-3 3
TIER II Theological and Religious Studies Core 3
  Total Hours 15
  Apply for Graduation in LOCUS by October 1  
  Apply for edTPA  
Sequence 8
TLSC 300B Professional Learning Community 1
TLSC 380 Student Teaching (ENGAGED LEARNING) 12
  Total Hours 13
  Must have passed Early Childhood Special Education #152 prior to student teaching  
  Take Educational Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) Test

For additional information on billing, payment, and policies, please visit the Office of the Bursar. For information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities, visit Loyola's Financial Aid Office and  through the School of Education.

For additional information on billing, payment, and policies, please visit the Office of the Bursar. For information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities, visit Loyola's Financial Aid Office and Financial Assistance through the School of Education.

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