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Early Care and Education, Certificate of Completion

Requirements

This certificate is for students interested in increasing their skills in working with children in child care and preschool programs. Individuals are prepared to work as technicians in public education classrooms and as teacher aides in private centers or Head Start.

Total Program Credits: 30

Discipline Core Requirements: 28 Credits
  PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span (C grade or higher) 3
  EDEC 1640 Childrens Music and Movement 2
  EDEC 2300 Including Young Diverse Learners 2
or EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students (2.0)  
  EDEC 2500 Child Development Birth to Eight Years 3
  EDEC 2600 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 2
  EDEC 2610 Child Guidance 3
  EDEC 2620 Early Childhood Curriculum 3
  EDEC 2640 Literacy and Literature for Early Childhood 3
  EDEC 2700 Early Childhood Practicum 3
  EDEC 2720 Early Childhood Assessment 2
  EDEL 2200 Computer Technology in Education 2
 Elective Requirements: 2 Credits
  Advisor Approval 2

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 30 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. C- grade or higher in all program courses unless otherwise specified.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 10 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. First aid/CPR certification, food handler's permit, portfolio review and acceptance by Education Committee.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span 3
EDEC 2300 Including Young Diverse Learners 2
EDEC 2500 Child Development Birth to Eight Years 3
EDEC 2600 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 2
EDEC 2610 Child Guidance 3
Elective   2
  Semester total: 15
Notes: If Fall Semester start use this plan. If Spring start see Advisor.  EDEC courses require ACT 21+ or ENGL 1010 with C- grade or higher as prerequisite. PSY 1100 OK as pre or co-req to EDEC 2300 and EDEC 2500.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
EDEC 1640 Children's Music and Movement 2
EDEC 2620 Early Childhood Curriculum 3
EDEC 2640 Literacy and Literature for Early Childhood 3
EDEC 2700 Early Childhood Practicum 3
EDEC 2720 Early Childhood Assessment 2
EDEL 2200 Computer Technology in Education 2
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 30

Department

Name:

Elementary Education

Location:

ME 116

Telephone:

801-863-8228

Email:

patchmi@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/education/elem_ed/

Chair:

Mike Patch

 
 

Mission Statement

The School of Education prepares competent, caring and qualified individuals who are ready to assume the role of teacher in elementary and secondary schools, as well as prepare them for further career choices and advancement.

The professional program provides essential coursework and experiences to support students as they progress toward becoming professional educators.  Students are engaged in research- based and standards-based instruction in content and pedagogy. Candidates are expected to plan, instruct, and assess in a manner that meets curriculum, school and district goals as-well-as the diverse instructional and experiential needs of all students. Candidates reflect on their own practice and performance, analyze progress, and make choices for future professional growth. In the Master’s program, new knowledge is put into practice in students’ own classrooms. Graduates acquire knowledge, skills, and dispositions to positively impact students, the community, and themselves as they continue on the journey of life-long learning.

 
 

Elementary Education

  • Administrative Support: Connie Wright
  • Office: ME 116
  • Telephone: 801-863-8228

  • Field Coordinator:
    Richard Allred
  • Office: ME 131c
  • Telephone: 801-863-6580


Advisement Center:

  • Administrative Support: KayLynn Palmer
  • Office: ME 114
  • Telephone 801-863-8478


Advisors:

  • Leslie Hudson
  • Office: ME 114f
  • Telephone: 801-863-8478

  • Shaunna Requilman
  • Office: ME 114d
  • Telephone: 801-863-8478

  • Christopher Alldredge
  • Office: ME 114a
  • Telephone: 801-863-8478

Elementary Education Partner Districts

Alpine School District
Canyons School District
Granite School District
Jordan School District
Nebo School District
North Summit School District
Park City School District
Provo School District
South Summit School District
Wasatch School District

Early Childhood Education Program

The Early Care and Education program is strongly aligned with community needs. It provides instruction and preparation for those seeking to work with young children in preschool and day care facilities. It provides a strong experiential program through course work, observations and practicum.

Professional Elementary Teacher Education Program

The Professional Elementary Teacher Education Program at Utah Valley University is designed to prepare quality, entry-level candidates for teaching in elementary education programs grades K-6. Students successfully completing the UVU professional teacher education program graduation and licensure requirements receive a baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education and a Level I Utah Professional Teaching License.

The UVU teacher education initial licensure program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), the Utah State Office of Education, and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Admission to the Teacher Education Licensure Program is a separate process from and in addition to admission to Utah Valley University. Meeting the minimum requirements qualifies the student to be considered for admission.

Career Opportunities

Early Childhood Education Program

Career opportunities include: teaching in early childhood programs and child care centers, Head Start teacher and teacher aide, teacher aide in elementary school, teacher aide in special education classes, owner and/or director of preschool or child care center.

Professional Elementary Teacher Education Program

Career opportunities result from completion of the UVU Professional Teacher Education Program, which qualifies students for an Elementary Education Professional Educator License.

Certain Elementary Education (EDEL) and Early Childhood Education (EDEC) courses transfer to other institutions offering these programs.

Degrees/License

Degrees available: Certificate of Completion in Early Care and Education; Associate in Science (AS) in Early Childhood Education; Associate in Science (AS) in Pre-Elementary Education; Baccalaureate of Science Degree (BS) in Elementary Education. The State of Utah offers Professional Educator Licenses for Elementary Education for grades K-6, grades K-3, and grades 1-8.

Admission & Retention

Admission to the Education Program is required for enrollment in professional studies level courses. Admission criteria*: 1) Praxis II (5001) Scores (required scores: Read/Lang. Art = 165, Math = 165, Social Studies = 155, Science – 159); 2) ACT/Composite – 21, Math – 19, Verbal – 20; 3) GPA of 3.00 or higher (including B- or higher in all pre professional emphasis courses); 3) an interview directed by the Teacher Education Admission and Retention Committee and 4) Completion of the Associate of Science degree in Pre-Elementary Education or equivalent. Applicants are accepted into the Teacher Education Program for fall and spring semesters after meeting entrance requirements.

*Please contact the Elementary Education Advisors for the current admission requirements. Admission to the teacher education licensure program is a separate process from and in addition to admission to Utah Valley University. Meeting the minimum requirements qualifies the student to be considered for admission.

To continue in the program, students are expected to maintain all program standards. They must maintain expected levels of competence in all coursework, field work, and student teaching with all course grades at or above a B- and a program GPA of 3.00 or higher. Additionally, teacher candidates are expected to adhere to standards of personal integrity, responsibility, and citizenship commonly expected of professional educators.

Persons who hold a valid (current or expired) Professional Elementary Education Teaching License may pursue relicensing course work through the School of Education.

 
 

School of Education

  • Dean: Parker Fawson
  • Office: ME 117b
  • Telephone: 801-863-8006
 
 

Faculty

Genan Anderson(2000)

Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty



B.S., Elementary Education and Child Development, M.Ed., Child Development, Utah State University; Ph.D., Marriage, Family and Human Development, Brigham Young University.

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Lorilynn Brandt(2009)

Assistant Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.S., Elementary Education, M.Ed., Reading and Literacy, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Utah State University.

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Elaine Byrd(1992)

Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty



B.S., Social Work, Ed.D., Reading, Brigham Young University; M.A., Education/Reading Specialist, Hood College, Maryland

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Debora Escalante(2009)

Assistant Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., Theatre and Cinematic Arts, M.A., Theatre, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Keri Glazier(2012)

Lecturer

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty



B.A., Elementary Education, Southern Utah University; M.Ed., Education, Brigham Young University.

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Vessela Ilieva(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.S., Mathematics Education, Utah State University; M.S., Electronics Engineering, Technical University; M.Ed., English as a Second Language, Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Utah State University.

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Sandy Jay(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.S., Elementary Education, M.S., Curriculum & Instruction, Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Elementary Education, Florida State University.

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Mi Kang(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., M.Ed., Korean Language and Literature Education, Chonbuk National University; M.S., Educational Leadership, University of Oregon; Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Michael Patch(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Department Chair

Department: Education Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.A., Communication, M.Ed., Elementary Education, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Nevada.

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Nancy Peterson(1997)

Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.S., Elementary Education, Brigham Young University; M.Ed., Early Childhood Education, Old Dominion University; Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Virginia.

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Tracy Sermon(2001)

Sr. Lecturer

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty



B.S., MHSD Early Childhood/Elementary Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute; M.S., Family Science, Brigham Young University.

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Ann Sharp(2009)

Assistant Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty



B.S., Elementary Education, M.S., Education, Educational Studies, University of Utah; Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Susan Simmerman(2004)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, M.S., Education, Nazareth College of Rochester; M.A., Clinical Psychology, United States International University; Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of California, Riverside.

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Mary Sowder(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., Music, Chapman University; M.S., Computer Education, NOVA Southeastern University; Ph.D., Teacher Education, University of Nevada.

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Elaine Tuft(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., Elementary & Early Childhood Education, M.A., Elementary Education, Utah State University; Ph.D., Curriculum, Teaching & Educational Policy, Michigan State University.

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Sandie Waters(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, Pre-Medicine, St. Mary’s University; M.A., Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University; Ph.D., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Sue Womack(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty



B.A., Child Development, M.A., Education, Educational Technology, California State University; Ph.D., Education Leadership & Foundations, Brigham Young University.

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Careers

Careers:  
Individuals are prepared to work as aides in public education preschool classrooms, private centers, Head Start, or own and direct a private preschool or child care center.
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