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.
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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 Mathematics 201 referenced in item 2. b. (4) 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. below.
  2. The following requirements for the major:
    a. Professional Education Courses (16 credits):
    (1) All of the following courses (16 credits):
    CEP 240 Diverse Learners in Multicultural Perspectives 3
    TE 101 Social Foundations of Justice and Equity in Education 3
    TE 102 Pedagogy and Politics of Justice and Equity in Education 3
    TE 150 Reflections on Learning 3
    TE 371 Justice and Equity Seminar I 1
    TE 372 Justice and Equity Seminar II 1
    TE 471 Justice and Equity Seminar III 1
    TE 472 Justice and Equity Seminar IV 1
    b. Elementary Education Courses (25 or 26 credits):
    (1) All of the following courses (10 credits):
    TE 100 Introduction to Early Childhood and Elementary Education 1
    TE 333 Social Studies for Young Learners (PK-6) 3
    TE 403 Teaching Science to Diverse Learners - Elementary 3
    TE 404 Teaching Social Studies to Diverse Learners-Elementary (W) 3
    (2) Language Acquisition and Development
    One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    LIN 200 Introduction to Language 3
    LIN 401 Introduction to Linguistics 4
    (3) Literacy
    Both of the following courses (6 credits):
    TE 301 Children’s Literacy Development (W) 3
    TE 348 Reading and Responding to Children’s Literature 3
    (4) Mathematics
    Both of the following 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 satisfy the university mathematics requirement. Mathematics 201 and 202 are prerequisites for Teacher Education 406 or 406A and must be completed with a minimum grade-point of 2.0 prior to enrollment in Teacher Education 406 or 406A.
    c. One of the following concentrations (21 to 29 credits):
    Prekindergarten through Grade Three (29 credits):
    All of the following courses:
    HDFS 320 Interaction with Children in Groups 3
    HDFS 320L Interaction with Children-Laboratory 1
    HDFS 321 Curriculum for Children (W) 3
    HDFS 321L Curriculum for Children-Laboratory 1
    HDFS 424 Student Teaching in an Early Childhood Program 6
    TE 330 Science Curriculum for Young Learners (PK-3) 3
    TE 405A Teaching Literacy to Diverse Learners I (PK-3) 3
    TE 405B Teaching Literacy to Diverse Learners II (PK-3) 3
    TE 406A Teaching Mathematics to Diverse Learners I (PK-3) 3
    TE 406B Teaching Mathematics to Diverse Learners II (PK-3) 3
    Grade Three through Grade Six (21 or 22 credits):
    1. One of the following ethnic studies courses (3 or 4 credits):
    AAAS 100 Race and Community in Local to Global Perspective 3
    AIIS 201 Introduction to American Indian and Indigenous Studies 3
    CLS 201 Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies 3
    HST 208 Introduction to African History, Culture and Society 4
    HST 210 Modern East Asia 4
    HST 309 American Indian History: Precontact to the Present 3
    HST 310 African American History to 1876 3
    HST 311 African American History since 1876 3
    HST 312 African American Women 3
    HST 327 History of Mexican Americans in the United States 3
    HST 365 The Vietnam War 3
    HST 366 Modern Southeast Asia 3
    HST 371 Women and Gender in Asia 3
    HST 383 The Caribbean 3
    HST 384 Modern Mexico 3
    PLS 304 Minority Politics 3
    PLS 351 African Politics 3
    SOC 214 Social Inequality 3
    SOC 215 Race and Ethnicity 3
    SOC 375 Urban Sociology 3
    SSC 293 Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies 3
    TE 352 Immigrant Language and Culture 3
    2. One of the following United States history courses (3 credits):
    HST 301 Indigenous-European Encounters in North America 3
    HST 302 Revolutionary America 3
    3. One of the following arts integration courses (3 credits):
    TE 430 Introduction to Arts in the Classroom 3
    TE 431 Learning through Drama 3
    TE 432 Learning through Movement 3
    4. All of the following courses (12 credits):
    ISE 301 Science for Elementary Schools 3
    TE 332 Science Curriculum for Upper Elementary Learners (3-6) 3
    TE 405 Teaching Literacy to Diverse Learners (3-6) 3
    TE 406 Teaching Mathematics to Diverse Learners (3-6) 3
    d. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (17 or 21 credits):
    Completion of this requirement along with the requirements of 2.b.(2) above satisfies the course requirements for the additional endorsement in English as a Second Language. For students who elect to complete the Birth to Kindergarten and Prekindergarten through Grade Three grade band requirements, this requirement is satisfied by completing TE 341 along with those requirements. These students should refer to the Early Childhood-General and Special Education requirements under Requirements for the Disciplinary Teaching Minors in the section on TEACHER CERTIFICATION below. These students do not meet the course requirements for the additional endorsement in English as a Second Language.
    (1) All of the following courses (14 credits):
    LLT 307 Methods of Second and Foreign Language Teaching 3
    LLT 346 Pedagogical English Grammar for English Teachers 3
    LLT 361 Second and Foreign Language Learning 3
    TE 494 Field Experience in Teacher Education 5
    (2) Complete either (a) or (b) (3 or 6 credits):
    (a) ANP 420 Language and Culture 3
    (b) COM 310 Intercultural Communication 3
    or
    COM 320 Diversity and Communication 3
    LIN 471 Sociolinguistics 3
    e. Optional Additional Teaching Endorsements
    Students may elect to complete one or more optional disciplinary teaching minor(s), in addition to the required grade band concentration and English as a Second Language requirements. The following disciplinary teaching minors are available for prospective elementary school teachers.
    Arabic 20
    Chinese 24
    French 21
    German 23
    Japanese 24
    Spanish 24
    Requirements for the disciplinary teaching minors can be found in the section Requirements for the Disciplinary Teaching Minors in the section on TEACHER CERTIFICATION, below. Students wishing to complete one or more of the following optional disciplinary teaching majors, in addition to the grade band concentration and English as a Second Language requirements, 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