2023-2024 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog

Early Childhood/Special Education/Elementary/Collaborative (ESEC) Major (B.S.E.)

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Students in the ESEC teacher education program will engage in coursework throughout the program to build a knowledge base in theoretical understanding of elementary education, early childhood education, and special education. During a student’s time at Samford, practical teaching skills to promote student learning will be developed through extensive field experiences at schools and other learning settings.  Professional dispositions encompassing values, commitments, and ethics will be established and expanded while in the ESEC teacher education program.

The following requirements apply for a combined major in early childhood education (Grades P-3); early childhood special education (Grades P-3); elementary education (Grades K-6); elementary collaborative education (Grades K-6).

General Education - University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education - Distribution Areas: 31 Credits

  • Natural and Computational Sciences (12) (three courses total):

One from BIOL 105 (4) , BIOL 107 (4) , BIOL 110 (4) , or BIOL 111 (4)  

One from IDSC 201 (4)  or GEOG 150 (4)  

One from PHYS 100 (4)  or PHYS 150 (4)  

  • Social Sciences: GEOG 101 (4)  
  • Mathematics (12) (three courses total): 

MATH 110 (4)  and MATH 210 (4) , PLUS one from MATH 150 (4)  or MATH 240 (4)  

ESEC Major: 81 Credits

*Up to five courses may be taken prior to admission to TEP. Each of these is noted with an asterisk.

History: 4 Credits

(choose one course)

Total Required Credits: 134

GPA NOTE: A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required.
GEN ED NOTE: The Gen Ed portion of this program is under review and subject to change.

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