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Education Requirements

Professional Education Coursework

Most education students will complete the bulk of their general education courses by the end of their sophomore year. Beginning with the junior year, students register for specific professional education courses based on their chosen authorization level or levels.

BA General Education Requirements (39 Credit Hours)

The following are exceptions for ECE/ELE to the General Education requirements:

Mathematics

MTH 133 Mathematics for Teachers I (3)
MTH 134 Mathematics for Teachers II (3)

Social Sciences

PSY 201 Principles of Psychology ( 3)

Education Core Requirements (14)

Required for All Authorization Levels

EDU 201 Principles of Education (3)
EDU 232 Educational Psychology (2)
EDU 260 Instructional Strategies (2)
PSY 321 Human Growth and Development (3)
EDU 336 Assessment and Evaluation of Teaching and Learning (2)
EDU 390 Children with Exceptionalities (2)


Electives and Minors

Students need sufficient electives to meet the 124 hours required for graduation. At least 45 of the 124 hours must be in 300/400 level courses. If students choose to pursue a minor, course work taken to complete a minor may not duplicate General or Professional Education requirements

Professional Education Requirements:
Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education Candidates

  • EDU 199 Teaching as a Profession (1.5)
  • EDU 200 Become a Reading Coach (1.5)
  • EDU 201 Principles of Education (3)
  • EDU 232 Educational Psychology (2)
  • EDU 260 Instructional Strategies (3)
  • EDU 330 Educational Technology (2)
  • EDU 336 Assessment and Evaluation (2)
  • EDU 340 Advanced Teaching Strategies (2)
  • EDU 341 ECE Field Experience (2)
  • EDU 342 ELE Field Experience (2)
  • EDU 348 Classroom Management/Parent Relations (3)
  • EDU 355 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3)
  • EDU 358 Curriculum and Instruction: Health and PE (3)
  • EDU 362 Curriculum and Instruction: Math (3)
  • EDU 368 Curriculum and Instruction: Science (3)
  • EDU 375 Curriculum and Instruction: Language Arts & Reading (4)
  • EDU 379 Curriculum and Instruction: Social Studies (2)
  • EDU 390 Children with Exceptionalities (2)
  • EDU 447 Creating Equity in the Classroom (3)
  • EDU 451 ECE Practicum (4)
  • EDU 452 ELE Practicum (4)
  • EDU 457 Development of the Young Child (3)
  • EDU 461 Curriculum and Instruction: Children’s Literature (2)
  • EDU 491 ECE Student Teaching (15)
  • EDU 492 ELE Student Teaching (15)

One or more of the Curriculum and Instruction courses is required based on endorsement area(s):

  • EDU 385 Curriculum and Instruction: Math & Science (3)
  • EDU 386 Curriculum and Instruction: Language Arts & Social Studies (3)
  • EDU 387 Curriculum and Instruction: Physical Education (3)
  • EDU 389 Curriculum and Instruction: Health Education (2)

Professional Education Requirements:
Middle Level and High School Candidates

  • EDU 199 Teaching as a Profession (1.5)
  • EDU 200 Become a Reading Coach (1.5)
  • EDU 201 Principles of Education (3)
  • EDU 232 Educational Psychology (2)
  • EDU 260 Instructional Strategies (3)
  • EDU 33o Educational Technology (2)
  • EDU 336 Assessment and Evaluation (2)
  • EDU 340 Advanced Teaching Strategies (2)
  • EDU 343 ML Field Experience (2)
  • EDU 344 HS Field Experience (2)
  • EDU 384 Classroom Management (3)
  • EDU 390 Children with Exceptionalities (2)
  • EDU 447 Creating Equity in the Classroom (3)
  • EDU 453 ML Practicum (4)
  • EDU 454 HS Practicum (4)
  • EDU 493 ML Student Teaching (15)
  • EDU 494 HS Student Teaching (15)
  • PSY 321 Human Development (3)
  • PSY 341 Adolescent Psychology (3)

One or more of the Curriculum and Instruction courses is required based on endorsement area(s):

  • EDU 385 Curriculum and Instruction: Math & Science (3)
  • EDU 386 Curriculum and Instruction: Language Arts & Social Studies (3)
  • EDU 387 Curriculum and Instruction: Physical Education (3)
  • EDU 389 Curriculum and Instruction: Health Education (2)

Authorization levels are as follows:

  • Level 1: Early Childhood (ECE) – Pre-K – Grade 4
  • Level 2: Elementary (ELE) – Grades 3 - 8
  • Level 3: Middle Level (ML) – Grades 5 – 9
  • Level 4: High School (HS) – Grades 7 – 12