Add-on Licensure
Birth-Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten

Program of Studies

Before registering for these courses you need to apply to the Add-on Licensure Birth-Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Program.

An individual student's course of study is determined with an academic advisor based on past experience, both academic and professional.

B-K Add-On Licensure General Course Requirements:

21-22 credits*

  • EDMX 762: Advanced Emergent Literacy
  • EDMX 764: Families and Teams: Interdisciplinary and Sociocultural Perspectives
  • EDMX 716: Assessment and Differentiation
  • EDMX 766: Preschool/Kindergarten Assessment and Learning Environments
  • EDMX 767: Infant/Toddler Assessment and Learning Environments
  • EDMX 768: Graduate B-K Internships
  • EDMX 710: Teacher Leadership
  • EDUC 762: Child Development and Disability

Pre-K Add-On Licensure General Course Requirements:

18-19 credits*

  • EDMX 762: Advanced Emergent Literacy
  • EDMX 764: Families and Teams: Interdisciplinary and Sociocultural Perspectives
  • EDMX 716: Assessment and Differentiation
  • EDMX 766: Preschool/Kindergarten Assessment and Learning Environments
  • EDMX 768: Graduate B-K Internships
  • EDMX 710: Teacher Leadership
  • EDUC 762: Child Development and Disability

*Total credits for each add-on licensure program may vary depending on students’ experiential and academic backgrounds. Students will meet with an advisor upon admission to determine their specific program of study.

About these courses:

EDMX 762, Advanced Emergent Literacy (3). Focus on the development and facilitation of literacy (reading and writing) from birth through first grade emphasizing typical and atypical developmental patterns. Strategies for nurturing emergent literacy for children with and without disabilities who are from diverse backgrounds are emphasized. Fall.

EDMX 764, Families and Teams in Early Childhood Intervention: Interdisciplinary and Sociocultural Perspectives (3). Exploration of issues and models of family-professional and interprofessional relationships in early childhood, school, and clinical settings. Collaborative communication and problem solving strategies are emphasized in the context of diversity and interprofessional and interagency collaboration. Fall.

EDMX 716, Assessment and Differentiation (3). Focus on developmental screenings, diagnostic and normative assessment, play based and curriculum referenced assessments for young children and their families, and the use of assessment results to inform instructional practices. Fall.

EDMX 766, Preschool/Kindergarten Assessment and Learning Environments (3). Focus on individually, developmentally, and culturally appropriate learning environments and curricula strategies for young children with and without disabilities from diverse sociocultural backgrounds (ages 3-5). Summer.

EDMX 767, Infant/Toddler Curriculum and Learning Environments (3) Focus on individually, developmentally, and culturally appropriate learning environments and curricula strategies for young children with and without disabilities from diverse sociocultural backgrounds (ages birth- 5). Summer.

EDMX 668, Graduate Internship (variable, 1 minimum). Individualized internship experiences focused on preschool/kindergarten assessment and curriculum strategies. Students are placed in community-based inclusive settings, or complete their internships in their work settings and participate in a seminar with experienced professionals, parents, and faculty. Summer.

EDUC 762, Child Development and Disability (3). Examines cognitive, language, social, and affective development in infants, young children, and youth with a focus on how sensory, motor, cognitive, and/or affective impairments affect child development. Spring.

EDMX 710 – Teacher Leadership (3) Examines leadership, advocacy, and coaching strategies for implementing change based on evidence based practices in early childhood settings. Students complete a capstone project designed to create change in their work settings. Spring