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2013–2014 Undergraduate Catalog

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Elementary Education  

The education program is currently granted accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC, 20036; 202.466.7496; http://www.ncate.org/

Policy

Early Childhood/Middle Childhood (birth through age 11) Education Major (Bachelor of Science in Education)

  • core curriculum and mission seminars – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
    Education majors are required to take specific general education courses to satisfy DPI licensure requirements. Students may take any course fulfilling the core curriculum requirement categories, with the exception of specific courses in the categories following: quantitative literacy – MATH 155; oral communication – EDUC 255; historical analysis – HIST 101, 102, 105, 106, 111, or 112; scientific reasoning in the natural sciences – BIOL 100 and PHYS 102; theological inquiry – RLST 160 or 342; integrating faith and practice – RLST 433.
  • major requirements – ARTS 360, EDUC 150, 215, 226, 255, 280, 306, 311, 316, 319, 323, 405, 413, 441, 482, MATH 155 (if math ACT score is 21 or below), 255, 355, MUSC 300
  • certifiable minor in early childhood education –EDUC 237, 271, 343, 400, 401
  • final degree requirements – see the degree requirements section of this catalog
    The total credits of the major and minor requirements are 55-62, including the early childhood minor. The core curriculum and mission seminars require 38-52 credits. A total of 128 credits, 43 of which need to be at the 300/400 level, are required to graduate. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals.  

Elementary/Middle (middle childhood through early adolescence) Education Major (Bachelor of Science in Education)

  • core curriculum and mission seminars – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
    Education majors are required to take specific general education courses to satisfy DPI licensure requirements. Students may take any course fulfilling the core curriculum requirement categories, with the exception of specific courses in the categories following: quantitative literacy – MATH 155; oral communication – EDUC 255; historical analysis – HIST 101, 102, 105, 106, 111, or 112; scientific reasoning in the natural sciences – BIOL 100 and PHYS 102; theological inquiry – RLST 160 or 342; integrating faith and practice – RLST 433.
  • major requirements – ARTS 360; EDUC 150, 215, 226, 255, 280, 306, 311, 316, 319, 323, 343, 390, 405, 413, 442, 482, MATH 155 (if math ACT score is 21 or below), 255, 355, MUSC 300
  • certifiable minor – certifiable minors for elementary/middle education majors are available in English, English/language arts, history, mathematics, science, and Spanish. Methods and student teaching in the minor are incorporated into the teaching major program.
  • final degree requirements – see the degree requirements section of this catalog
    The total credits of the major are 61-68, not including the required, chosen certifiable minor. The core curriculum and mission seminars require 38-52 credits. A total of 128 credits, 43 of which need to be at the 300/400 level, are required to graduate. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals.