Undergraduate Bulletin

MAJOR/EMPHASES

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION PREKINDERGARTEN-6 EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE AND WRITING - 40 CREDITS
 1.  EDFD 422-201 AND C&I 439-210
 2.  EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
 3.  EDFD 423-222, 423-322 AND 424-424
 4.  MATH 760-111 (GM) AND 760-112 (GM) RLS
 5.  GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
 6.  C&I 439-411 AND 439-415

MAJOR & WRITING - 49 CREDITS
 1.  C&I 430-215, 430-324, 430-363 AND 434-361
 2.  C&I 434-321, 434-330, 434-462 AND 434-475
 3.  C&I 434-340
 4.  C&I 432-361
 5.  C&I 430-222, 430-435 AND SPED 480-205
 6.  P ED 442-325 OR 442-327
 7.  C&I 430-422, 430-425 AND 432-460
 8.  SELECT 2 CRED FROM COURSE C&I 439-492

UNIQUE MAJOR REQUIREMENT - 6 CREDITS
 1.  ART 110-121 AND MUSC 150-111 RLS

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE EMPHASIS (BSE) (1-6 or 1-9)

LICENSURE AND WRITING - 36 CREDITS
 1.  EDFD 422-201 AND C&I 439-210
 2.  EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
 3.  EDFD 423-222 AND 424-424
 4.  MATH 760-111 (GM) AND 760-112 (GM) RLS
 5.  GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
 6.  STUDENT TEACHING
  a. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-411
  b. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-412
     COMPLETION OF 439-412 IS REQUIRED ONLY FOR
     STUDENTS SEEKING MIDDLE SCHOOL LICENSURE

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS
 1.  SPED 480-205, C&I 430-215, 430-324,
     AND 430-363
 2.  C&I 430-422, 430-425, 432-360, 432-460,
     AND 439-492
 3.  C&I 430-223
 4.  C&I 430-362
 5.  P ED 442-325 OR 442-326
 6.  P ED 444-382

UNIQUE MAJOR REQUIREMENT - 6 CREDITS
 1.  ART 110-121 AND MUSC 150-111 RLS
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

MIDDLE/SECONDARY EDUCATION (6-12)

Middle/Secondary Education programs prepare students to teach specific subjects in grades 6-12. Students in Middle/Secondary Education complete an Education major in one of the subjects from the list below, plus a minor of at least 22 credits in any other subject:

Education Majors:

For descriptions of courses required in each major, look under that subject in this bulletin.

A set of courses consisting of at least 12 credits from each of two closely related subjects from the list above may be substituted for the minor. Consult an adviser in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction to determine approved combinations.

Broadfield majors, which prepare students to teach a set of related subjects in grades 6-9, and selected subjects from the set in the upper grades, are available in Science and Social Studies. Students who complete a secondary broadfield major select an emphasis subject within the broadfield, and they do not need to complete a minor. Secondary broadfield majors include the following:

Licensure Minors

Students who select a minor as well as a major from the list of Education majors may obtain a teaching license in both the major and minor subjects. To do so may require taking an additional methods course, depending on how closely the two subjects are related. Consult an adviser in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction to determine whether a particular major-minor combination requires more than one methods course for licensure in both subjects.

Middle/Secondary level licensure in the following subjects may be obtained only in conjunction with specific majors, as indicated below:

Licensure may be obtained through a minor in one of the natural sciences only when the major is also in one of the natural sciences.

Students seeking licensure to teach psychology, whether through a minor or a major, must select an Education major in another of the social sciences.

Licensure in the following subjects may be obtained in conjunction with a middle/secondary education program through the following major-minor combinations:

Note that licensure in Health, Library Media, and Bilingual/Bicultural Education may also be obtained in conjunction with a Prekindergarten-6 program or an Elementary/Middle program. Licensure in Library Media requires additional field experience beyond what is required for licensure in the secondary subject.

Middle/Secondary school licensure options are also available in the Art Education, Business Education, Music Education, and Physical Education programs. Refer to descriptions of those programs in this bulletin for details.

Licensure to teach Driver Education is also available to students who enroll in a 19-20 credit sequence of courses (refer to Safety Studies Department).

Licensure Courses in 6-12 Programs

In addition to major and minor requirements, students in middle/secondary programs complete coursework and field experiences that provide opportunities to synthesize and apply knowledge of subject matter in middle schools and high schools. A typical sequence of courses is as follows:

  1. Understanding Children and Adolescents with Exceptionalities (3 credits)

  2. Pre-Professional Block (9 credits): (Prerequisites: G.P.A. of 2.4 or better and passing scores on at least two parts of the Pre-Professional Skills Test; refer to Educational Foundations for course descriptions)

  3. Measurement and Evaluation in the Secondary School (3 credits) (Refer to Educational Foundations for course description)

  4. Methods Block (at least 11 credits): (Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Education)

  5. Directed Teaching in the major subject

Note: Students who do Directed Teaching in a high school must do Directed Teaching-Alternate Experience in a middle school, and vice versa.

Subject-Specific Licensure Requirements

In addition to the above licensure sequence, which is common to all middle/secondary programs, some subjects require additional coursework beyond the major in order to obtain licensure. Refer to the course descriptions in each department for details. Note that the Academic Progress Report (APR) lists the specific licensure requirements for only one subject. Students seeking licensure in more than one subject are responsible for all requirements listed under licensure in each of the subjects whether they appear on the APR or not. Refer to particular departments for details.

Important subject-specific licensure requirements include the following:

BILINGUAL EDUCATION MINOR

T

he Bachelor of Science with an Elementary/Middle or Middle/Secondary Education major with a minor in bilingual-bicultural is designed to provide instructional strategies and cultural understanding for undergraduate/graduate students working or planning to work with bilingual students. The licensure program has been designed to acquaint candidates with the rationale, methods, techniques, and procedures of bilingual-bicultural instruction. Basic entry requirements are: (1) the possession of a teaching license or concurrent enrollment in a program leading to a license; (2) competency in Spanish as determined by a Spanish language proficiency examination; (3) a GPA of 2.15 or higher. The Bilingual/Bicultural minor consists of a core of 24 semester credits.

MINOR - 24 CREDITS
 1.  CHCN 854-150, 854-200, 854-310 AND
     SPAN 686-260
 2.  C&I 430-350 OR 437-350
 3.  C&I 430-435 OR 437-435
 4.  C&I 430-455
 5. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM
        SPAN 686-321 OR 686-322

For further information regarding the Bilingual Program, contact: Dr. Yvarra (414) 472-4891.


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