Requirements 

General Education Coursework for All
Education Majors Seeking Certification

Education majors will complete requirements for the New Foundations Program, 50-57 hours, required of all majors. In addition to the basic requirements, Elementary and Middle School Education Majors are required to take GEO 101 Geography and they must take ECN 211 or 212 Micro or Macroeconomics as one of their Human Behavior and Social Institutions context courses as well as POL 211 American Government. Speech 101 or 203 is required as well.

See links below for requirements for Elementary, Middle School and Secondary Education majors. It is important to contact faculty in the Teacher Education Program for guidance in scheduling courses.

  • Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade3)
  • Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)/Early Childhood Endoresement to Elemtary Certification (Birth - Grade 3)
  • Middle School Education (Grades 5-9)
  • Secondary School Education (Grades 9-12)
  • Foreign Language, (Spanish or French) K-12

Policy regarding student teaching: Students enrolling in EDU 492 Student Teaching : Elementary, EDU 495 Student Teaching: Middle School, and EDU 497 Student Teaching : Secondary who are members of collegiate sports teams should a) plan to student teach during a semester in which their sport is not played, b) after their eligibility has expired, or c) during a semester in which they choose not to play.


Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 3)

General Education Courses: 53-57 hrs
Professional Education Courses: 63 hrs

Foundations

16 hrs

EDU 101 Introduction to Teaching

1 hr

EDU 230 Child Growth and Development

3 hrs

PSY 221 Educational Psychology

3 hrs

EDU 231 Education of Exceptional Individuals

3 hrs

EDU 290 Foundations of Education

3 hrs

PSY 312 Developmental Psychology

3 hrs

 

Methods

32 hrs

EDU 203 Teaching Art, Music and Language Arts

3 hrs

EDU 207 Health, Safety and Physical Education

3 hrs

EDU 210 Literature for Children

3 hrs

EDU 280 Programs and Curriculum in ECE

3 hrs

EDU 288 Assessment in ECE

2 hrs

EDU 300 Integrated Curriculum in ECE

3 hrs

MAT 231 Math for a Elementary Teachers

3 hrs

EDU 306 Teaching Elementary Reading

3 hrs

EDU 453 Classroom Organization and Management

3 hrs

EDU 490 Educational Seminar

3 hrs

 

Clinical Experience

18 hrs

EDU 291 Educational Practicum I in early childhood
(preschool-kindergarten)

2 hrs

EDU 393 Educational Practicum II in elementary
grades 1-3

2 hrs

EDU 417 Special Practicum in Infancy and Toddlers

2 hrs

EDU 492 Student Teaching: Elementary

6 hrs

EDU 494 Student Teaching: ECE

6 hrs


* Early Childhood Majors must also take MAT 231 Math for
Teachers as a prerequisite to the Math methods course. Overall
GPA must be 2.5.

Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)

General Education Courses: 53-60 hrs
Professional Education Courses: 64 hrs

Foundations 13 hrs
EDU 101 Introduction to Teaching 1 hr
EDU 230 Child Growth and Development 3 hrs
PSY 221 Educational Psychology 3 hrs
EDU 231 Education of Exceptional Individuals 3 hrs
EDU 290 Foundations of Education 3 hrs
 
Methods 35 hrs
EDU 207 Health, Safety and Physical Education 3 hrs
MAT 231 Math for a Elementary Teachers 3 hrs
MAT 351 Methods of Teaching Elementary Math 3 hrs
EDU 210 Literature for Children and Youth 3 hrs
EDU 302 Teaching Art, Music and Language Arts 3 hrs
EDU 306 Teaching Elementary Reading 3 hrs
EDU 308 Teaching Social Studies 2 hrs
EDU 310 Teaching Science 2 hrs
EDU 392 Reading in Content Areas 2 hrs
EDU 441 Reading Assessment and Advancement 3 hrs
EDU 453 Classroom Organization and Management 3 hrs
EDU 490 Educational Seminar 2 hrs
GEO/HIS 101 Geography 3 hrs
 
Clinical Experience 16 hrs
EDU 291 Education Practicum I 2 hrs
EDU 393 Education Practicum II 2 hrs
EDU 492 Student Teaching: Elementary 12 hrs
Concentration Area: 21 hrs. Some of the concentration area courses are included in the general education requirements of the state and the College. Consult with an advisor to coordinate program of study. No grade lower than C is allowed and concentration area GPA must be 2.5.

Early Childhood Endorsement to Elementary Certification (Birth-Grade 3)

Additional Coursework 9-11 hrs
EDU 280 Programs in Early Childhood 3 hrs
EDU 288 Integrated Curriculum in Early Childhood 2 hrs
EDU 380 Assessment in Early Childhood 3 hrs
EDU 417 Special Practicum in Infancy and Toddlers 1-3 hrs


Middle School Education: Grades 5-9

General Education Courses: 64 hrs (See above)
Professional Education Courses: 59 hrs

Foundations 12 hrs
PSY 221 Educational Psychology 3 hrs
EDU 101 Introduction to Teaching 1 hr
EDU 231 Education of Exceptional Individuals 2 hrs
EDU 233 Adolescent Growth and Development 3 hrs
EDU 290 Foundations of Education 3 hrs
 
Methods 20 - 25 hrs
EDU 210 Literature for Children and Youth 3 hrs
EDU 306 Teaching Elementary Reading 3 hrs
EDU 309 Teaching of Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools 3 hrs
EDU 311 Middle School Theory and Practice 2 hrs
EDU 314 Middle School Curriculum and Methods 2 hrs
EDU 392 Reading in Content Areas 2 hrs
EDU 453 Classroom Organization and Management 3 hrs
EDU 490 Educational Seminar 3 hrs
Specific Certification and Methods 2-6 hrs
Mathematics
  • MAT 231 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
3 hrs
  • AND MAT 351 Methods of Teaching Elementary and Middle School Mathematics
3 hrs
Social Studies
  • EDU 308 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary and Middle School
2 hrs
  • OR EDU 435 Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary Schools
  • EDU 435 Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary Schools
3 hrs
Language Arts
  • EDU 431 Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools
3 hrs
Science
  • EDU 310 Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle Schools
2 hrs
  • OR EDU 436 Teaching Science in Middle and Secondary Schools
  • EDU 436 Teaching Science in Middle and Secondary Schools
3 hrs
 
Clinical Experience 16 hrs
EDU 291 Education Practicum I 2 hrs
EDU 393 Education Practicum II 2 hrs
EDU 495 Student Teaching: Middle School 12 hrs

Concentration Areas: Two areas of concentration of 21 hours each are
recommended to be selected from social sciences, science, mathematics,
and English language arts. Some of the concentration area courses are
included in the general education requirements of the state and the
College. Students choosing only one certification are required to have a
minimum of 30 concentration hours. Consult with an advisor to
coordinate program of study. No grade below a C is allowed in the areas of
concentration and the GPA in each must be 2.5.

Secondary School Education: 9 - 12

General Education courses: 53-57 hrs.
Professional Education Courses: (43 hrs.)
Area of Concentration: (31-42 hrs.*)

*some coursework may also meet General Education requirements Foundations (13 hrs.)

Foundations 12 hrs
EDU 101 Introduction to Teaching 1 hr
EDU 233 Adolescent Growth and Development 3 hrs
EDU/PSY 221 Educational Psychology 3 hrs
EDU 231 Education of Exceptional Individuals 3 hrs
EDU 290 Foundations of Education 3 hrs
 
Methods 14 hrs
EDU 392 Reading in Content Areas 2 hrs
EDU 425 Secondary School Teaching 3 hrs
EDU 431-436 Teaching Specialty Area 3 hrs
EDU 453 Classroom Organization and Management 3 hrs
EDU 490 Educational Seminar 3 hrs
 
Clinical Experience 16 hrs
EDU 291 Education Practicum I 2 hrs
EDU 393 Education Practicum II 2 hrs
EDU 497 Student Teaching: Secondary 12 hrs


Secondary Education specialty areas of concentration are offered in the
following fields of study: English, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social
Science, Business, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Science and foreign language, K-12, Spanish or French. (See an education advisor for a more information.)

Areas of Concentration

English Certification: Grades 9-12 39 hrs
Composition and Rhetoric 12 hrs
Study of English Language, including Speech 6 hrs
American Literature 6 hrs
English or World Literature 6 hrs
English Elective 3 hrs
EDU 210 Literature for Children and Youth 3 hrs
EDU 309 Teaching of Writing 3 hrs
 
Mathematics: Grades 9-12 31 hrs
Calculus and Analytical Geometry 13 hrs
Algebraic Structures 3 hrs
Geometry 3 hrs
Computer Science 3 hrs
Electives 9 hrs
 
Physical Education: Grades 9-12 36-37 hrs
PED 309 History and Philosophy of Physical Education 2 hrs
BIO 107 Human Biology or
BIO 203 Anatomy 4 hrs
PED 321 Kinesiology 3 hrs
PED 340 Exercise Physiology 3 hrs
PED 405 Measurement and Evaluation 2 hrs
PED 204 Fitness/Wellness 2 hrs
Activity Courses from 4 areas, each 1 hour 5 hrs
PED 350 Adapted Physical Education 3 hrs
PSY 231 Sports Psychology 3 hrs
PED 220 Social Science in Sport 2 hrs
PED 215 Motor Learning 2 hrs
PED 104 First Aid and CPR 1 hr
PED 230 Care and Prevention of Injuries 2 hrs
 
Note: Additional courses are required for Certification in Grades K-12
(11 hours, and split student teaching assignment, one in K-6 or 5-8, and one at secondary level)
PED 208 Creative Movement and Rhythm 3 hrs
PED 206 Growth & Development in Physical Education 3 hrs
PED 207 Growth and Developement in Physical Education
PED 3XX Teaching PE in Middle Schools 3 hrs
2 additional activity courses 2 hrs
Social Science: Grades 9-12 (includes a minor in history) 42 hrs
American History 12 hrs
World History 9 hrs
Political Science 6 hrs
Economics 3 hrs
Geography 3 hrs
Behavioral Science 6 hrs
Histography 3 hrs
 
General Sciences: Grade 9-12 33 hrs
BIO 108 Introduction to Biological Principles 4 hrs
BIO 124/125 Biodiversity 4 hrs
CHM 114 General Chemistry I 3 hrs
CHM 115 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 hrs
CHM 124 General Chemistry II 3 hrs
CHM 125 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1 hrs
ENV 105 Introduction to Environmental Sciences 3 hrs
AST 211 Astronomy 3 hrs
NSC 305 Survey of the History of Science 3 hrs
GEO 110 Earth Systems 4 hrs
PHY 201 Physics 4 hrs
 
Biology: Grades 9-12 37-40 hrs
BIO 124/125 or 114/115 4 hrs
BIO 205 Ecology or Plant 4 hrs
BIO 220 Evolution 3 hrs
BIO 301 Genetics 4 hrs
BIO electives to cover
Anatomy, Zoology or Entomology 5-8 hrs
GEO, CHM or PHY 101 (choose 2) 8 hrs
ENV 105 Environmental Sci 3 hrs
NSC 305 History of Sci 3 hrs
 
Chemistry: Grades 9-12 (includes minor in
Chemistry)
38 hrs
CHM 114-115 General Chemistry I 4 hrs
CHM 124-125 General Chemistry II 4 hrs
CHM 314-315 Organic Chemistry 4 hrs
CHM electives to cover
Inorganic, Analytical, Bio and Physical Chemistry 8 hrs
PHY 201 Physics I 4 hrs
BIO 110 or 112 4 hrs
GEO 105 or 110 4 hrs
ENV 101 Environmental Science 3 hrs
NSC 305 History of Science 3 hrs
 
Physics: Grades 9-12 38 hrs
PHY 201 Physics I 4 hrs
PHY 212 Physics II 4 hrs
PHY 223 Physics III 3 hrs
PHY 398 Indep. Project 1 hrs
PHY 324 Light 4 hrs
PHY 325, 415, or 416 4 hrs
CHM 114-115 4 hrs
BIO and GEO elective courses 8 hrs
ENV 101 Environmental Sci 3 hrs
NSC 305 History of Sci 3 hrs
 
Business: Grades 9-12 40-43 hrs
ACC 215 Accounting I 4 hrs
ECN 211 Macroeconomics 3 hrs
ECN 212 Microeconomics 3 hrs
SPE 101 or 203 Speech 3 hrs
SPE 310 Business Communications 3 hrs
MIS 201 Intro to Information Systems 3 hrs
BUS 223 Business Law 3 hrs
MIS 210 Spreadsheet Applications 3 hrs
BUS 220 Fund. Marketing 3 hrs
BUS 230 Personal Finance 3 hrs
BUS 240 International Bus 3 hrs
BUS 250 Prin. Marketing 3 hrs
Internship or Work experience 3-6 hrs

Foreign Language, (Spanish or French) K-12

Foreign Language (38 hours) (includes French or Spanish major)  
EDU 437 Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language 3hrs 
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I (or FRE 101)  
SPA102 Elementary Spanish II (or FRE 102) 4hrs
SPA 203 Intermediate Spanish I (or FRE 203) 3hrs
SPA 204 Intermediate Spanish II (or FRE 204) 3hrs
SPA 210 Spanish Conversation (of FRE 305) 3hrs
SPA 381 Advan. Grammar & Comp (or FRE 306) 3hrs
SPA 351 Intro to Spanish Lit I (or FRE 280) 3hrs
SPA 303 Adv. Spanish Conversation (or FRE 303) 3hrs
SPA 353 10th & 20th Century Lat. Am. Lit (or FRE 360 Literary Movements) 3hrs
SPA 377 Spanish Civ (or FRE 361 Lit and Culture) 3hrs
SPA 363 Spanish-American Novel (or FRE 362 French Speaking Cultures) 3hrs
SPA 378 Latin Am Civ (or FRE 425 Senior Thesis) 3hrs
Total     38 hours


It is important to contact faculty in the Teacher Education Program for
guidance in scheduling courses.

Policy regarding student teaching: Students enrolling in EDU 492 Student
Teaching: Elementary, EDU 495 Student Teaching: Middle School, and
EDU 497 Student Teaching: Secondary who are members of collegiate
sports teams should a) plan to student teach during a semester in which
their sport is not played, b) after their eligibility has expired, or c) during a semester in which they choose not to play.