Undergraduate Degree - Education

Program:
Education
Program Code:
2237 Education
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS92
College:
College of Education
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Education

Department of Teacher Education

Undergraduate Program
Education

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education

  1. The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in education.

    The completion of Integrative Studies in Arts and Humanities 208, 209, 241A, 241C, 241D, 241E, or 241F referenced in item 2. b. (7) below may also satisfy the University’s elective requirement in Integrative Studies in Arts and Humanities.

    Students who are admitted to the Elementary Teacher Certification Program and who choose to complete the requirements for the Integrated Science Teaching Major may complete an alternate track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that consists of Biological Science 161 and 171 and Chemistry 141, all of which are required courses in the Integrated Science Teaching Major.

    The completion of Mathematics 201 referenced in item 2. b. (1) below may also satisfy the University Mathematics requirement.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Education major is met by completing Teacher Education 301 and 404. Those courses are referenced in item 2. a. (1) below.
  2. The following requirements for the major:
    a. Professional Education Courses (21 credits):
    (1) All of the following courses (21 credits):
    TE 150 Reflections on Learning 3
    TE 250 Human Diversity, Power, and Opportunity in Social Institutions 3
    TE 301 Literacy, Learners, and Learning in Context - Elementary (W) 3
    TE 403 Teaching of Science to Diverse Learners - Elementary 3
    TE 404 Teaching of Social Studies to Diverse Learners - Elementary 3
    TE 405 Teaching of Language and Literacy to Diverse Learners - Elementary 3
    TE 406 Teaching of Mathematics to Diverse Learners - Elementary 3
    b. Planned Program for Elementary Education (20 to 30 credits):
    (1) Both of the following mathematics courses (6 credits):
    MTH 201 Elementary Mathematics for Teachers I 3
    MTH 202 Elementary Mathematics for Teachers II 3

    The completion of Mathematics 201 may also satisfy the university mathematics requirements. These courses are required for the Elementary Mathematics Teaching Major in which case 0 credits count toward the Planned Program. Mathematics 201 and 202 are a prerequisite for Teacher Education 406 and must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0 prior to enrollment in Teacher Education 406.

    (2) The following course in children’s literature (3 credits):
    TE 348 Reading and Responding to Children’s Literature 3

    This course is required for the Language Arts Teaching Major in which case 0 credits count toward the Planned Program. Teacher Education 348 is a prerequisite for Teacher Education 405 and must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0 prior to enrollment in Teacher Education 405.

    (3) One of  the following language acquisition and development courses (3 or 4 credits):
    CSD 333 Oral Language Development 3
    ENG 302 Introduction to English Language Studies 3
    LIN 200 Introduction to Language 3

    Language Arts Elementary Teaching Majors may count one of the above courses toward the major, in which case 0 credits count toward the Planned Program.

    (4) The following science in elementary schools course (3 credits):
    ISE 301 Science for Elementary Schools 3
    This course is waived for students pursuing the Integrated Science Teaching Major. Integrated Science Education 301 is a prerequisite for Teacher Education 403 and must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0 prior to enrollment in Teacher Education 403.
    (5) The following U.S. history course (4 credits):
    HST 202 U.S. History to 1876 4

    This course is required for the Social Studies Teaching Major in which case 0 credits count toward the Planned Program.

    (6) The following geography course (3 credits):
    GEO 204 World Regional Geography 3

    This course is required for the Social Studies Teaching Major in which case 0 credits count toward the Planned Program.

    (7) One of the following arts courses (4 credits):
    IAH 208 Music and Culture (I) 4
    IAH 209 Art, the Visual, and Culture (D) 4
    IAH 241A Creative Arts and Humanities: Music and Society in the Modern World (D) 4
    IAH 241C Creative Arts and Humanities: Cultural and Artistic Traditions of Europe (I) 4
    IAH 241D Creative Arts and Humanities: Theater and Society in the West (I) 4
    IAH 241E Creative Arts and Humanities: The Creative Process (D) 4
    IAH 241F Creative Arts and Humanities: Traditions in World Art (I) 4

    Students may use Integrative Arts and Humanities 208 or 209 to satisfy the IAH “A” component and Integrative Arts and Humanities 241A, 241C, 241D, 241E or 241F to satisfy the IAH “B” component of the University’s Integrative Studies requirement in Arts and Humanities. (4 credits may count toward both the Planned Program and the University’s Integrative Studies requirement in Arts and Humanities).

    (8) One of the following creative arts courses (3 credits):
    MUS 463 Methods and Materials of Elementary Music 3
    TE 430 Introduction to Arts in the Classroom 3
    TE 431 Learning Through Drama 3
    TE 432 Learning Through Movement 3
    THR 421 Creative Dramatics 3
    THR 422 Children's Theatre 3
    Language Arts Teaching Majors may apply one of these courses to the Language Arts requirements, in which case 0 credits count toward the Planned Program.
    (9) The following health and physical education course (3 credits):
    KIN 355 Physical Activity and Health Education for Elementary Teachers 3
    c. Subject Matter Teaching Preparation (36 to 58 credits)

    Teaching Major. Four teaching majors (language arts, social studies, integrated science, and mathematics) are available for prospective elementary school teachers. Elementary teacher candidates must choose one of the four teaching majors. These majors, which are housed in the College of Education, provide prospective elementary teachers with the opportunity to focus academic studies in a set of closely allied subject areas that are central to the core curriculum in elementary and middle schools. To enroll in one of these teaching majors, students must be admitted to the College of Education’s Elementary Teacher Certification Program.

    (a) Language Arts (36 to 46 credits)
    (b) Social Studies (49 credits)
    (c) Integrated Science (56 to 59 credits)
    (d) Mathematics (32 credits)

    For the four teaching majors, refer to the section “MSU Subject Matter Teaching Majors for Teacher Preparation and Certification”: (a) MSU Teaching Majors for Elementary Teacher Certification” in the section on TEACHER CERTIFICATION  below.

    Disciplinary Teaching Minors

    Students may elect to complete one or more optional disciplinary teaching minor(s), in addition to the required teaching major. The following disciplinary teaching minors are available for prospective elementary school teachers.

    Arabic 20
    Chinese 24
    Computer Science 22 or 23
    English 21 to 23
    French 21
    German 23
    History 23 to 26
    Japanese 24
    Mathematics-Elementary 20
    Russian 23
    Spanish-Elementary 24
    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 20 to 25
    For requirements for the disciplinary teaching minors, refer to the section “Requirements for the Disciplinary Teaching Minors Listed Above” in the section on TEACHER CERTIFICATION below.

    One Disciplinary Major. Students wishing to complete one or more of the following optional disciplinary teaching majors, in addition to the required teaching major, should refer to Teacher Certification Options in the catalog sections for the colleges, departments, and schools that administer disciplinary majors that are available for teacher certification.

    College of Arts and Letters:
    Arabic
    Chinese
    French
    German
    Japanese
    Spanish
    College of Social Science:
    History Education


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Education, BA (2237)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Reflections on Learning
Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Reflections on Learning: 1 course from TE150
Conditions:
Major - Education - Professional Education Courses: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Requirement 12: Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Human Diversity, Power and Opportunity in Social Institutions
Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Human Diversity, Power and Opportunity in Social Institutions: 1 course from TE250
Conditions:
Major - Education - Professional Education Courses: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Requirement 13: Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Literacy, Learners and Learning in Context - Elementary
Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Literacy, Learners and Learning in Context - Elementary: 1 course from TE301
Conditions:
Major - Education - Professional Education Courses: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Requirement 14: Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Teaching of Science to Diverse Learners - Elementary
Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Teaching of Science to Diverse Learners - Elementary: 1 course from TE403
Conditions:
Major - Education - Professional Education Courses: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Requirement 15: Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Teaching of Social Studies to Diverse Learners - Elementary
Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Teaching of Social Studies to Diverse Learners - Elementary: 1 course from TE404
Conditions:
Major - Education - Professional Education Courses: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Requirement 16: Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Teaching of Language and Literacy to Diverse Learners - Elementary
Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Teaching of Language and Literacy to Diverse Learners - Elementary: 1 course from TE405
Conditions:
Major - Education - Professional Education Courses: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Requirement 17: Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Teaching of Mathematics to Diverse Learners - Elementary
Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Teaching of Mathematics to Diverse Learners - Elementary: 1 course from TE406
Conditions:
Major - Education - Professional Education Courses: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Requirement 18: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 19: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.