Undergraduate Requirements for Elementary/Secondary Education Majors

Degree:  Bachelor of Arts

Liberal Arts Core          43-49 credits
Education Program         at least 30 credits
Selected Liberal Arts/Science Major         at least 30 credits
Electives      0-18 credits
Total         at least 120 Credits

 

Elementary Education (K-6 Certification)

ED 206   Philosophical and Historical Foundations of American Education and School Curriculum
ED 340   Teaching Reading/Language Arts Elementary
ED 447   Instructional Technology
ED 331    Introduction of Education of the Exceptional Child
ED 448E Instructional Design I: Methods of Teaching Elementary School Mathematics
ED 449E Instructional Design II: Methods of Teaching Elementary Social Studies and Science
ED 470   Student Teaching
ED 475   Student Teaching Seminar

Students must pass the appropriate Praxis before Student Teaching.

Secondary Education (K-12 Certification)

ED 206  Philosophical and Historical Foundations of American Education and School Curriculum
ED 348  Secondary Content Area Learning and Literacy
ED 447  Instructional Technology
ED 331   Introduction to Education of the Exceptional Child
ED448S Instructional Design I
ED449S Instructional Design II
ED 470  Student Teaching
ED 475  Student Teaching Seminar

Students must pass the appropriate Praxis before Student Teaching.

Additional Endorsements

Teacher of Preschool through Grade Three (PreK-3)
Elementary School with Subject Matter Specialization (Grades 5-8)
K-6 requirements
ED 333 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
ED 332 Methods in Early Childhood Education
ED 348 Secondary Content Area Learning & Literacy
PS 216 Adolescent Psychology

Plus content area courses specified by the following department (English, History, Math and Science). Students must pass the appropriate Praxis before Student Teaching.

Note: The College does not ensure that the student will complete these requirements in a four-year sequence.

Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD)
ED 351 Assessment Issues
ED 360 Behavior Management Strategies/Inclusive & Self-Contained Classroom
ED 380 Specialized Instruction in Reading
ED 460 Inclusive Practices

Admission Requirements

First semester sophomores may enroll in ED 206 Historical & Philosophical Foundations of American Education & School Curriculum if they have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. The admission process into the Education program includes an interview, a writing sample, a letter of recommendation and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher after completing course ED 206 Philosophical & Historical Foundations of American Education & School Curriculum.

 

Field Experience and Student Teaching

Students must submit a field placement form for every education course that has required field experiences for successful completion of the course. The field placement forms must be submitted by February 15 for fall semester placement and by September 15 for spring semester placement. Failure to follow this procedure will delay program completion.

 

Retention

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. In addition, students are required to demonstrate continued competency, aptitude, motivation, and potential for outstanding success in teaching as indicated through continuous outcome assessments implemented throughout the program. All Education majors must achieve a grade of B- or above in all of their Education courses and a grade of C or above in all other courses.

Any student who does not achieve the level of competency necessary to continue in the program is placed on a semester of probation. During this probationary period, the student is prohibited from taking any courses in education. Based on the successful remediation of the student’s GPA by the conclusion of this trial period, the student’s status will be reassessed. The student is permitted only one semester of probation


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