Early Childhood Education Baccalaureate Track #2

This plan is a 2+2 Early Launch Program for students to earn their AA degree through Missoula College, followed by a BA in Early Childhood Education at the UM mountain campus within four years. Students following this plan transition to the mountain campus their fourth semester, but still earn their AA that same term.

This plan assumes that the student places into M 095 and WRIT 101. Should the student place below these levels, additional coursework may be required; this, in turn, may extend the length of the overall plan.

Several courses included in the first two years of the plan are restricted to specific populations (e.g. Pre-Education majors, sophomores). Baccalaureate Track students must acquire Registration Override forms signed by the instructor in order to enroll in these courses.

  • TOTAL CREDITS EARNED FOR AA DEGREE: 60
  • TOTAL CREDITS EARNED FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE: 129

Year #1

Fall #1

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall #1 semester, Year #1 year.
CourseCredits
WRIT 101 3
M 095* (3)
MC Elective 3
Mtn: HSTA 255 (Fall only) 3
Mtn: ANTY 122S (Fall only) 3
Mtn: ACT course 1
Total Credits13

Spring #1

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring #1 semester, Year #1 year.
CourseCredits
LIT 110L 3
Or LIT 120L
MC Elective 3
Mtn: M 132** 3
Mtn: NASX 105H 3
Mtn: GPHY 121S 3
Or Mtn: GPHY 141S
Total Credits15

  • *Students do not earn credit to count towards graduation for any developmental course (courses numbered below 100). However, the credit hours do count towards the minimum credits needed each semester to be considered a full-time student for financial aid purposes.
  • **Restricted course; Registration Override form required. Visit with your advisor regarding more information.

Year #2

Fall #2

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall #2 semester, Year #2 year.
CourseCredits
Ethical & Human Values (E) 3
MC Elective 3
Mtn: M 133** 3
Mtn: PHSX 225N** (Fall only) 5
Mtn: ACT course 1
Total Credits15

Spring #2 - MOUNTAIN CAMPUS STUDENT

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring #2 - MOUNTAIN CAMPUS STUDENT semester, Year #2 year.
CourseCredits
Wintersession: ARTZ 302A 2
THTR 239A 2
MUSE 397 2
BIOB 226N (Spring only) 5
EDU 331 3
ENST 472 3
Total Credits17

Fall #2:

  • Fill out AA graduation application. They are due the last Friday in October for Spring graduation.
  • Fill out a mountain campus major change form for Spring #2 admission.

Spring #2:

Year #3

Fall #3

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall #3 semester, Year #3 year.
CourseCredits
EDU 395 1
EDU 222 3
EDU 338 3
EDU 397 3
EDU 397 3
EDEC 408 3
HEE 391 1
Total Credits17

Spring #3

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring #3 semester, Year #3 year.
CourseCredits
Wintersession: HEE 302 3
EDU 451 1
EDEC 453 3
EDEC 430 3
EDU 370 3
EDU 346 3
EDEC 454 3
Total Credits19

Year #4

Fall #4

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall #4 semester, Year #4 year.
CourseCredits
EDEC 495 3
EDEC 410 3
EDEC 420 3
EDEC 405 3
EDEC 230 3
EDU 407E 3
Total Credits18

Spring #4

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring #4 semester, Year #4 year.
CourseCredits
EDU 495 14
EDU 494 1
Total Credits15

Spring #4:

  • BA degree earned