The Early Childhood (P-3) and Elementary (K-6) Dual Certification ECP Program supports the JSU learning-centered mission through the development of highly qualified teachers who are well prepared to instruct a diverse student population through the development of 21st century knowledge, skills, and dispositions. This program includes:
- Block courses in early childhood education, literacy development, and conceptual knowledge in math, science and social studies.
- Specialty courses in teaching diverse learners, 21st century teaching, classroom management, and reading diagnosis
- Coursework and clinical experiences that include co-teaching
- Professional development for two Alabama Education initiatives: the Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI) and the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI)
Students completing the ECP program of study will be eligible to apply for Class B Alabama Teacher certification in P-3 and K-6.