ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 17, 2018  
ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, B.S.ED.

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Total number of hours for program: 120-128.

Admission to the Elementary Education Program

Students seeking admission to the Elementary Education Program must declare their major, declare their second academic concentration (SAC), and meet the requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program Teacher Education Program .  In addition to courses in the professional education sequence and courses in the major, Elementary Education teacher candidates must earn a C or better in the following courses: EDCI 201, ENGL 101, 202 and all courses in major. If a student’s overall GPA falls below 2.75 the student will be removed from the program and must improve the GPA and reapply for admission. If a student receives an F in any course in the professional education sequence or major, the student must retake the course when it is offered and earn a grade C or better. If a student fails any required major course twice, the student is withdrawn from the major. If a student does not successfully complete internship they may be withdrawn from the program and will be ineligible for licensure.

Admission to the Professional Education Sequence in Elementary Education

Students in the Professional Education must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program and are subject to all of the teacher education requirements. EDCI 201 is the only course in the professional education sequence that may be taken prior to  admission to teacher education.

Continuation in the Elementary Education Program

To continue in the program, students must meet the continuation requirements of the Teacher Education Program Teacher Education Program . Any dismissal from a field experience or internship will result in a grade lower than a C and will make the teacher candidate ineligible for licensure.

All students must complete a total of 120-128 hours depending upon SAC including:

  • Liberal Studies (42 hours including 3 hours of Freshman Seminar)*
  • Second Academic Concentration (18 hours)*
  • Professional Education Sequence (24 hours)
  • Major Courses (47 hours)

*Some SACs can count toward Liberal Studies and can affect the total number of hours to complete degree.

Liberal Studies Hours: 42

Liberal Studies Program Requirements 

Professional Education Sequence for Elementary Education

The Professional Education Sequence for Elementary Education requires 24 hours including:

Second Academic Concentration

A second academic concentration is an eighteen hour course of study in an academic discipline required of education students enrolled in a B.S.Ed. program in elementary education.  The concentration areas available are the following: art, biology, English, health promotion and wellness, history, mathematics, natural science, psychology, sociology, Spanish and TESOL. (18 Hours must be completed for each concentration) Please select one of the following:

1. Art Hours: 18

Required Courses:

2. English Hours: 18

Required courses:

3. Health Promotion and Wellness Hours: 18

Required courses:

4. History Hours: 18

Required courses:

5. Mathematics Hours: 18

Required courses:

6. Natural Science Hours: 18

Required courses:

7. Psychology Hours: 18

Required course:

8. Sociology Hours: 18

Required courses:

  • SOC 103 - Human Society Credits: (3)
  • Additional courses: Select 15 hours from any 200-level and above sociology course.

9. Spanish Hours: 18

Required courses:

10. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): 18

          Linguistics Requirement:

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