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Engineering Transfer 005
Accounting 010
African American Studies 014
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
American History 512
American Literature 352
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Art (Art 080, Art History 082)
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biomedical Technology 124
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Dual Degree (B.A./M.A.) Program in Childhood Studies
Tracks in Early Childhood Education
Related Courses in Other Fields
Classical Studies Minor
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Ecommerce and Information Technology 623
Economics 220
Engineering Transfer Program 005
English (English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Writing 989)
European Studies 310
Finance 390
Fine Arts (Art 080, Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Speech 950; Theater Arts 965)
Foreign Languages and Literatures (French 420, German 470, Italian 560, Russian 860, Spanish 940)
Geology 460
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Home Economics 520
Honors College 525
International Studies Program 549
Student-Proposed Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Justice and Society 572
Latin American Studies Minor
Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Media Studies 657
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine
Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Nursing 705
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Religion 840
Reserve Officer Training Programs
Russian 860
General Science 890
Social Work 910
Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920)
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Statistics 960
Teacher Preparation Program 964
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Speech 950, Theater Arts 965)
Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning 975
Walt Whitman Program in American Studies
Women's Studies 988
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2010 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Childhood Studies 163 Tracks in Early Childhood Education  

Tracks in Early Childhood Education

The Department of Childhood Studies-Division of Early Childhood Education
The Center for Children and Childhood Studies
325 Cooper Street, Room 201
Contact: Angela Connor or Ingrid Campbell at 856-225-6739

This program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in a career as an early childhood practitioner or administrator, serving children birth through age 8. The Division for Early Childhood Education (ECE) at Rutgers-Camden offers two academic tracks:
1) practitioner and 2) administrator. Students may also successfully complete their New Jersey Early Childhood Administrators Credential and/or the New Jersey State Infant/Toddler Credential as part of their academic program. Through an innovative partnership, coursework is also available through our partner institution, Camden County College. Fundamental to the program is recognition that children's needs are primary. Child advocacy guides all aspects of the program. The Rutgers-Camden ECE program acknowledges and nurtures sensitivity to children, cultures, and communities.

Pursuant to NJAC 6A:9, students who successfully complete the preservice preparation requirements and have a positive recommendation by the faculty will be recommended for teacher certification for prekindergarten through grade 3 (P-3), as part of our collaboration with the Rutgers-Camden Teacher Preparation Program.

Entrance Requirements

New first-year students who meet university admissions standards are eligible for admission to degree programs offered by the Department of Childhood Studies. Transfer students wishing to enter the Division of Early Childhood Education must be in good standing and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher if they have completed less than 30 semester hours of credit or a GPA of 2.25 if they have 30 semester hours or more. All students wishing to enter the Division of Early Childhood Education must schedule an interview with division staff at 856-225-6739.

Progression Requirements

To remain in the Division of Early Childhood Education, a student must make satisfactory academic progress toward the degree. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress may be placed on academic probation or be removed from the division. In addition, students must achieve a grade of C or better in all early childhood education courses.

Admission to ECE Practicum

Applications for admission to the ECE practicum are available in the Division for Early Childhood Education, Room 201. Admission to the internship occurs in two phases. For the initial admission into the internship, a student must:
1. be admitted to the Division of Early Childhood Education;
2. achieve a continuing GPA of 2.25 or higher overall;
3. achieve a GPA of 2.75 or higher in all ECE coursework with no grade lower than C; and
4. successfully complete a health screening and the criminal background check that is required for adults working with children in the state of New Jersey.

Core Courses-Early Childhood Concentration Required (9)

50:070:308 Childhood and Culture
50:163:391 Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Environments
50:830:226 Psychology of Childhood

Practitioner Track Courses Required (9)

50:163:392 Designing an Early Childhood Environment
(CCC) HSR 133 Curriculum Development I
(CCC) HSR 139 Behavior Management in ECE

Administrator Track Courses Required (13)

50:163:395 Director's Academy
50:163:396 Leadership through Mentoring Practice in ECE*
50:163:397 Management and Budgetary Practice in ECE*

50:163:398 Principles of Effective Supervision in ECE*
(*These three courses make up the NJ ECE Administrators Credential.)

Additional ECE Courses

Camden County College
Infant Toddler Mental Health
Children's Health
Sociology of the Family
Quantitative Concepts: Preschool
History of Childhood in America
Creative Art: ECE
Literature of Childhood
Social Studies and Science: Preschool
Family Ethics
Language Arts and Emergent Literacy
Educational Psychology

Sociology of Education

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Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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