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  • Completion of this major prepares one to be a teacher in elementary schools, grades kindergarten through fifth. Candidates for this certification must also complete one of the following baccalaureate programs offered by the William J. Maxwell College of Arts and Sciences: 

    Majors 

    Minimum Credits 

    Art  64
    Biology (B.A.) 55
    Chemistry (B.A) 56
    Chemistry (B.S)   67
    Economics  42
    English  42
    Geoscience (B.A)  42
    History  36
    Mathematics  36
    Music  83.5
    Physics (B.A.) 69
    Political Science  36
    Spanish  36
    Women and Gender Studies  36

     

    In addition to their content area major, students must also fulfill a series of general studies requirements:

    Course
    Number  

    Course Title* 

    Credit Hours 

    BIOL 103 or
    BIOL 104

    Human Sexual Biology or
    The Human Body

    3
    3

    CHEM 105 or
    CHEM 117 or
    GEOS 111 or
    PHYS 101

    General Chemistry I or
    Principles of Chemistry or
    Principles of Earth Science or
    Basic Concepts of Physics

    3
    3
    3
    3

    INTD 149
     
    Human and Intercultural Relations

    3

    MATH 205 Problem Solving

    3

    PSYC 150 Development: Birth through Adolescence

    3

    SOCI 114 Sociology of the Family

    3

    *View our catalog for course descriptions.

     

    Admission to the following education certification programs requires a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.75:

    Course
    Number
     

    Course Title* 

    Credit Hours 

    Phase I 
    EDU301 and LTED330 must be taken prior to admission to the education program.

    EDU 301

    Challenges in Urban Education

    3

    LTED 330
     
    Focus: Reading, Language and Literacy

    3
     

    Phase II 
    EDU 330 Focus: Development, Behavior and Learning

    3

    EDU 490 Rethinking Education

    3

    Phase III  
    Students must pass the writing assessment (TOW&R) before taking EDU 331.
    EDU 331 Education Field Experience II

    1

    LTED 360 Elementary Reading, Language and Literacy Workshop

    2

    EDU 361 Elementary Social Studies Methods

    2

    EDU 362 Elementary Science Methods

    2

    EDU 363 Elementary Math Methods

    2

    Phase IV:  
    EDU485, EDU470, and EDU480 must be taken concurrently.
    Students must pass Praxis II before taking EDU480.
    EDU 485 Classroom Management and Assessment

    2

    EDU 470 Internship Seminar

    2

    EDU 480 Internship

    8

    EDU 495 Rethinking Teaching

    *View our catalog for course descriptions. 

    Note:  Students must earn a B- or better in all of their education courses.