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2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), B.S.


Bachelor of Science
Curriculum 0280 Requirements (The Arts specialization)
Curriculum 0281 Requirements (English Language Arts specialization)
Curriculum 0282 Requirements (Modern Languages and Cultures specialization)
Curriculum 0283 Requirements (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) specialization)
Curriculum 0284 Requirements (Social Studies specialization)
Curriculum 0285 Requirements (Interdisciplinary specialization)

Curriculum 0286 Requirements (No Concentration)

Education Department    

Suggested Semester Plan: Program Pathway   

General Education Requirements


Students must meet requirements for general education; see The Cardinal Core Curriculum  for details.

  • Students must complete a two semester, beginning-level sequence or demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English or in American Sign Language (0-6 cr.)

Concentration 30 Credits


Generalist Content: (minimum 15 cr.)


Teacher candidates must take at least one course from each of the General Content areas to address the content knowledge needs of a childhood education teacher. Generalist Content areas include: English Language Arts; Mathematics; the Arts; Social Studies; and, Science.  Certain courses used to fulfill the Generalist Content requirements may also apply to the Cardinal Core Curriculum general education requirements.

  1. The Arts- Any course that has been approved for the Individual Expression category of Cardinal Core with the following prefixes: ART, MUS, THE
     
  2. Science- Any course that has been approved for the Natural World category of Cardinal Core with the following prefixes: AST, BIO, CHE, CSC, ENV, GEG, GEL
     
  3. Social Studies- Any course that has been approved for the US Identities category of Cardinal Core
     
  4. English Language Arts

a. Select one of the following:

i.     ENG 363  Children’s Literature

ii     One course with ENG prefix above 101 level (with no wording of “adolescence” in the course title, course description, or content) in consultation with an academic advisor

    5. Mathematics- MAT 113 - Fundamental Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers (3 cr.)

Specialization Content: (minimum 15 cr. including 9 upper level credits)


Each teacher candidate must take a minimum 15 credits (including 9 credits at the 300 or 400 level) from one of the following Specialization Content areas in addition to satisfying the Generalist Content requirements.

Certain courses used to fulfill the Specialization Content requirements may also apply to the Cardinal Core Curriculum general education requirements. Courses used to meet Specialization Content requirements may not also apply to Generalist Content requirements.

The Arts Specialization (Curr. 0280): (minimum 15 cr.)


For Music Focus: (18 cr.)

18 credits depending on candidate proficiencies for MUS 120 or MUS 283 or both, GE Courses, and Generalist Course selection.

Music Synthesis: (3 cr.)

Note:

All students are required to attend five musical performances presented or sponsored by the Music Department (a calendar of recitals/concerts will be available during the first week of each semester.

For Studio Art Focus:(18 cr.)

English Language Arts Specialization (Curr. 0281): (15 cr.)


Candidates must take 5 courses (or a minimum of 15 credits) with ENG prefix above 101 level (with no wording of “adolescence education” in course title or course description) in consultation with an academic advisor. A minimum of 9 credits have to be the 300 level or higher.

Modern Languages and Cultures Specialization (Curr. 0282): (minimum 15 cr.)


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Specialization (Curr. 0283): (minimum 15 cr.)


Teacher candidates can select courses across disciplines. Candidates must take 5 courses (or a minimum of 15 credits). A minimum of 9 credits must be at the upper division level.

Note:

*These courses fulfill the Upper Level Requirement.

Social Studies Specialization (Curr. 0284):


Teacher candidates can select courses across disciplines. Candidates must take 5 courses (or a minimum of 15 credits). A minimum of 9 credits must be at the 300 or 400 level.

Interdisciplinary Specialization (Curr. 0285):


Candidates must take one course in each of the five core areas (English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, The Arts) for a minimum of 15 credits. A minimum of 9 credits must be at the 300 or 400 level.

English Language Arts:

Choose one course from the English Language Arts Specialization.

Mathematics:

Choose one math course from the STEM Specialization.

The Arts:

Choose one course from the Arts Specialization.

Social Studies:

Choose one course from the Social Studies Specialization.

Science:

Choose one science course from the STEM Specialization.

Electives 0 Credits


Certain major/cognate courses may also satisfy GE requirements thus increase elective credits accordingly.

Total Credits minimum 120


Additional Degree Requirements


  1. Students must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA to become an Education Major.
  2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and minimum grade of C in all major courses (Major Departmental Requirements) are required to continue in the program.
  3. Minimum grade of C in all cognate and concentration courses is required to continue in the program.
  4. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in all required major courses (Major Departmental Requirements).
  5. Completion of a two-semester, beginning-level sequence or proficiency in a language other than English or in American Sign Language is required.
  6. Completion of all Undergraduate Degree Requirements 
  7. Teacher candidates must successfully conduct themselves professionally at all times and demonstrate professional ethical behaviors.
  8. Teacher candidates not meeting one or more of these requirements will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Education Department Academic Progress Committee for possible dismissal from the major.