Contract Option

120 credits

This 21-credit option is designed by the student and his/her advisor and must be approved by the Department Chair. The 21 credits of the Option must be 3000/4000 level courses in Early Childhood (ER), Early Childhood Special Education (ERSE), Education (ED), and/or Reading (RL). The student must have 15-30 credits left to take at Plymouth to declare this Option. In designing this Option the student should work with his/her advisor to develop a program that will support his/her career goals.

Degree Requirements


Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.
ER 2000 Introduction to the Early Childhood Profession (WRCO) 3
ER 2200 The Constructivist Approach in Early Care and Education 3
ER 2300 Young Children's Learning and Development in Context 3
ER 2400 Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health for the Young Child (WECO) 3
ER 2800 Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum and Instruction 6
ER 3200 Assessment in Early Childhood (QRCO) 3
ER 3300 Culturally Responsive Early Care and Education (DICO) (WRCO) 3
ER 3450 Guiding Young Mathematicians: Math Methods for Early Childhood (QRCO) 4
ER 4200 Senior Seminar: Perspectives on Early Childhood (INCO) 3
ERSE 2500 Inclusive Early Childhood Education 3
ER/ERSE/ED/RL 3000/4000 level Contract courses [not ERDI, not ERSEDI, not EDDI, not RLDI] 18
MA 2110 Mathematics for PreK-Grade 3 Educators (MATH) 4
RL 2500 Language and Literacy Development in Young Children 3
Technology in the Discipline Connection - complete one of the following: 4-3
ER 4250 Inquiry, Integration, and Problem Solving in the Primary Grades (TECO)
ER 4300 Leadership, Advocacy, and Policy in Early Childhood (TECO)
General Education
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
GACO Global Awareness Connection 3
Electives 24-23

*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.