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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Education, Elementary Education Concentration, Combined B.S. & M. Ed.


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SPECIAL APPLICATION PROCESS REQUIRED

 

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General Education Requirements


Competencies

Competencies must be completed within the student’s first 30 credits.

Basic College Mathematics

Reading Comprehension

General Education Categories (34-35 credits total)

FYS, W-I, and OC courses must be completed within the student’s first 30 credits. Courses used to satisfy the general education requirements of the university must be taken from a minimum of six different academic disciplines. First Year Seminar and Level I Written Communications courses are exempt from this restriction.  Courses may not be used to fulfill both major discipline and general education requirements.

FYS

First Year Seminar (Required of all freshmen and transfers with fewer than 15 transfer credits) 3 credits

W-I

Written Communication Level I 3 credits

OC

Oral Communication 3 credits
PGR Personal Growth and Responsibility 3 credits
CEA Creative Expression and Appreciation 3 credits
HP The Human Past 3 credits
CS Contemporary Society 3 credits
WC World Cultures 3 credits
#SR Scientific Reasoning Laboratory Course 4 credits
Any Scientific Reasoning Course 3-4 credits
QR Quantitative Reasoning 3 credits

  Written Communication (Level II and Level III)

Courses taken for Written Communication Level II and III may be used to satisfy requirements anywhere else in a student’s program of study where they may apply.  Credits will be counted in the area where they apply.

W-II Written Communication - Level II
W-III Written Communication - Level III

# Scientific Reasoning General Education category courses do not have to be a sequence or be from the same discipline.

 

Courses in Major (40 credits total)


Required (40 credits)


5th Year Courses (18 Graduate credits total)


Fall


  • EDC   850  Practicum I in Elementary Education 
  • EDC   855  Practicum Seminar I in Elementary Education
  • EDC   810  Technology Methods in the Early Primary and Elementary Grades
  • EDC   815  Legal & Ethical Issues for Early Childhood and Elementary Educators

Spring


  • EDC   805  Professional Lives of Teachers
  • EDC   851  Practicum II in Elementary Education
  • EDC   856  Practicum Seminar II in Elementary Education
  • OR     Two Half-Practica & Seminars: One in ELEM, one in another area.

Required Arts or Science Major (28-42 credits) Or Free Electives


Students in the Teacher Licensure Program must complete a second major in an Arts or Sciences discipline. Students not seeking licensure may elect a minor or free electives.

May be necessary to take additional credits to attain the minimum 120 credits required for graduation depending on choices made for general education or minor selection.

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Additional Information and Notes


 

♥        Students may choose to use support courses to satisfy general education categories, but may not be required to do so.  Note:  If a course is used to satisfy two or more requirements (for example, a support course and Scientific Reasoning requirement), the credits are counted in only one place.  Using a course to satisfy more than one requirement does not reduce the credit total required for graduation.  

        Courses used to satisfy the general education requirements of the university must be taken from a minimum of six different academic disciplines.  First Year Seminar and Level I Written Communications courses are exempt from this restriction.  Courses may not be used to fulfill both major discipline and general education requirements.

#        These Scientific Reasoning General Education Category courses do not have to be a sequence or be from the same discipline.

        Level II and Level III Written Communications Courses may be used to satisfy requirements anywhere else in a student’s program of study where they may apply.  The credits are counted only in one area. 

        Practicum Seminars in areas other than ELE may carry more than 1.5 cedits.

*        Courses with asterisk carry both graduate and undergraduate credit.

**       Alternative SMS course may be taken with approval of education department chairperson

Exceptions in the timing of courses will be made for transfer students.

Total credits for graduation: 120-134


The additional credits listed above are required for Graduate graduation.

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