image description

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)
HST 215, HST 216, GEO 110 or PSC 201 is recommended.

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

Middle Level (Grades 5 – 10) 30 – (36 Credit Hours)

EDU 333 Educational Technology – ML/HS (2)
EDU 343 Field Experience – ML (1)
PSY 341 Adolescent Psychology (3)
EDU 384 Classroom Management: ML/HS (2)
EDU 397 Curriculum and Instruction: Writing* (3)
EDU 398 Curriculum and Instruction: Adolescent Literature* (3)
EDU 452/454 Practicum – ELE or HS** (4)
EDU 493 Student Teaching – ML (15)

Choose one per endorsement area:

EDU 385 Curriculum and Instruction: Math and Science (3)
EDU 386 Curriculum and Instruction: Language Arts and Social Studies ( 3)
EDU 387 Curriculum and Instruction: Health and PE (3)

* Required for Language Arts endorsement only.

** Additional Authorization Levels – To be licensed at an additional authorization level, students must also complete a practicum (EDU 451, 452, 453, or 454) at the second authorization level.

 

High School (Grades 7 – 12)** (30 – 36 Credit Hours)

EDU 333 Educational Technology – ML/HS (2)
EDU 344 Field Experience – HS (1)
PSY 341 Adolescent Psychology (3)
EDU 384 Classroom Management and Parent Relations: ML/HS (2)
EDU 397 Curriculum and Instruction: Writing* (3)
EDU 398 Curriculum and Instruction: Adolescent Literature* (3)
EDU 453 Practicum – ML** (4)
EDU 494 Student Teaching – HS (15)

Select one per endorsement:

EDU 385 Curriculum and Instruction: Math and Science (3)
EDU 386 Curriculum and Instruction: Language Arts and Social Studies (3)
EDU 387 Curriculum and Instruction: Health and PE (3)
EDU 388 Curriculum and Instruction: General Business and Marketing (3)

* Required for Language Arts endorsement only.

** Additional Authorization Levels – To be licensed at an additional authorization level, students must also complete a practicum (EDU 451, 452, 453, or 454) at the second authorization level.