St. Ambrose University has its own early childhood learning facility, the Children's Campus, located on the corner of Marquette Street and West Lombard Avenue. The center enrolls children 6 weeks old to 5 years of age, and is licensed by the State of Iowa.
To acquire an Iowa early childhood endorsement to be licensed to teach children birth to grade 3 with and without disabilities, an applicant needs the following to complete a major in early childhood education:
Required Courses: EDUC 205 or 207, 284, 300, 301, 308, 309, 312, 371, 452; two of the following: EDUC 440, 441, 442; PSYC 105; SPED 310, 313, 314; ECSE 204, 311, 410, 420; COMM 325; ECE 303, 306, 350, 365, 380; KIN 210; a course in U.S. history or government; 6-7 semester credits in science (biology and natural science).
A minimum of 200 clock hours of pre-student teaching experiences in a school or agency setting at three different age levels (0-3 or 3-6 years or grades K-3) are required before student teaching. Early Childhood Education majors also must present evidence of current certification in infant, child, and adult CPR and first aid before the student teaching semester.
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Dr. Sallee Beneke, 563/333-6107