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

Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)/Special Education - Birth to Grade 6, B.S./M.S.Ed.

Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Education
Curriculum 0330/8080 Requirements (The Arts)
Curriculum 0331/8081 Requirements (English Language Arts)
Curriculum 0332/8082 Requirements (Modern Language and Cultures)
Curriculum 0333/8083 Requirements (STEM)
Curriculum 0334/8084 Requirements (Social Studies)
Curriculum 0335/8085 Requirements (Interdisciplinary)
Curriculum 0336 Requirements (No Concentration)

Childhood Education/Special Education Combined Program, B.S./M.S.Ed.  

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

See Childhood Education Grades 1-6  for concentration requirements for Generalist and Specialization Content.

  1. Generalist Content: (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.Courses must be in addition to courses used to fulfill General Education.
  2. Specialization Content: (15 cr.)
    Each teacher candidate must take a minimum 15 credits (including 9 credits at the 300 or 400 level) from one of the Specialization Content areas. Specialization Content areas include: The Arts; English Language Arts; Modern Languages and Cultures; Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM); Social Studies; or Interdisciplinary.

Electives 0 Credits

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

Undergraduate Credits minimum 108
(including General Education Requirements)

Graduate Credits minimum 42

Total Credits minimum 150

Additional Degree Requirements

All education majors and transfer students seeking to enter an education program must meet the following eligibility requirements for ALL education programs

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to enter and remain in the program. Education majors with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 will be reviewed by the Teacher Education Unit Academic Progress Committee for possible dismissal from the major.
  2. A grade of C or better in all required education courses in order to continue to the next higher level in the education sequence.
  3. Minimum grade of C in all cognate and concentration courses.
  4. A two-semester, beginning-level sequence or demonstrate proficiency in in a language other than English or in American Sign Language.
  5. Minimum grade of C in English 101.
  6. Successfully conduct themselves professionally at all times.
  7. Demonstrate professional ethical behaviors.
  8. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in all required major courses (Major Departmental Requirements 50 Credits).
  9. Completion of all college-wide degree requirements (Undergraduate Degree Requirements ).