Early Childhood Education Non-Certification

No Current Template for ECE Non-Cert- Hold until template Ratified. ATTENTION ALABAMA TWO-YEAR COLLEGE STUDENTS

If you plan to transfer to UAB from an Alabama Junior College to study Early Childhood Education, this page lists required and recommended courses in Areas I through V, including courses specifically required by UAB in Area V.

This is the transfer page that is referred to in the articulation guide. The AGSC articulation guide and this page comprise the articulation agreement for a major in Early Childhood Non-Certification at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Please print this page, fill in your name and today's date, and attach it to the Early Childhood Non-Certification articulation guide.

Name (print): ___________________________________

Signature: _____________________________________

Date: _________________________________________

Core Curriculum Requirements

Students transferring from Alabama public two-year and four-year colleges and universities should consult the AGSC site for complete details regarding Areas I-IV for all majors, including the list of approved courses for each institution.

Specific requirements for students planning to transfer to UAB and major in Early Childhood Non-Certification are included below.

AREA I - Written Composition (6 semester hours)

AGSC: Requirements include at least 6 semester hours in written composition.

UAB: Students must make at least a "C" in one written composition course.

AREA II - Humanities and Fine Arts (12 semester hours)

AGSC: Requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum of 3 semester hours in literature*, 3 semester hours in the arts, and the remaining semester hours from the humanities and/or fine arts. *As part of the General Studies Curriculum, students must complete a 6 semester sequence either in literature or history.

UAB: Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill the 6 semester hour literature/history sequence requirement in literature.

AGSC: Students must take one of the following courses:

Alabama Community College System Course

  • SPH 106 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 sem. hrs.) or
  • SPH 107 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 sem. hrs.)

UAB: Students must make a grade of "C" or better in the speech course.

AREA III - Natural Sciences and Mathematics (11 semester hours)

AGSC: Requirements include at least 11 semester hours (15 quarter hours) with at least 3 semester hours (5 quarter hours) in mathematics at the pre-calculus algebra level or higher and at least 8 semester hours (10 quarter hours) in the natural sciences which must include laboratory experiences. Disciplines in the natural sciences include but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics.

Alabama Community College System Course

  • MTH 112 - Pre-calculus Algebra (or higher) or MTH 110 (Finite Mathematics) (3 sem. hrs.)
  • Two natural science courses with laboratories from different disciplines (4 sem. hrs. each)

AREA IV - History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (12 semester hours)

AGSC: Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a 3 semester hour course in history* and at least 6 semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology. *As part of the General Studies Curriculum, students must complete a 6 semester hour sequence either in literature or history.

UAB: Students are strongly encouraged to complete the following courses:

Alabama Community College System Course

  • HIS 101 - History of Western Civilization I (3 sem. hrs.)
  • HIS 102 - History of Western Civilization II (3 sem. hrs.)
  • HIS 201 - U.S. History I (3 sem. hrs.)
  • HIS 202 - U.S. History II (3 sem. hrs.)
  • PSY 200 - General Psychology
  • SOC 200 - Introduction to Sociology (3 sem. hrs.)

One of the following:

  • ANT 200 Introduction to Anthropology or GEO 101 - World Regional Geography (3 sem. hrs.)

AREA V - Pre-Professional, Major, and Elective Courses for Early Childhood Non-Certification at UAB (20-23 semester hours)

Contact

Name: Tashara Walker

Title: Director, Office of Student Services

Phone: (205) 934-7530

E-mail: tawalker@uab.edu

UAB:

- Introduction to Psychology (if not already taken in Area IV) (3 sem. hrs.)

- Seven childhood development courses (3 sem. hrs. each)

    Alabama Community College System Course

  • PSY 200 - General Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
  • CHD 201 - Child Growth and Dev. (3 sem. hrs.)
  • CHD 202 - Children’s Creative Exp. (3 sem. hrs.)
  • CHD 203 - Children’s Lit. & Lan. Dev. (3 sem. hrs.)
  • CHD 206 - Children’s Health and Safety (3 sem. hrs.)
  • CHD 210 - Educating the Except. Child (3 sem. hrs.)
  • CHD 214 - Families and Communities (3 sem. hrs.)
  • CHD 204 - Methods and Materials for Teaching Children or CHD 205 Program Planning for Educating Yng. Children (3 sem. hrs.)

COMPLETE REQUIREMENTS FOR EDUCATION MAJORS AT UAB:

General Admission Requirements:

For a complete description of majors and other school-wide requirements see http://uab.edu/catalog