Program Requirements

Hours: 92

Prerequisites - 16 hours

COM 100Spoken Word (3) C

ENG 101Written Word (3) C

EDU 190Introduction to the Educational Profession (1)

PSY 103Introduction to Psychology (3) S/CEP

SOC 103Our Social World (3) S/CS

MTH 170A Liberal Arts View of Math (3) MA/CMA


MTH 174Statistics I (3) MA/CMA

Major Courses - 23 hours - all grades C or better

ECE 230Observing and Understanding the Whole Child (3)

ECE 250Profess & Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3)

ECE 321Collab Practices in Working with Families, Communities & Peers (3)

ECE 333Early Childhood Practicum (1)

ECE 334Collaborative Practices in Early Childhood Education (1)

ECE 444Student Teaching and Seminar for Early Childhood Education (12)

Education core - 18 hours - all grades C or better

EDU 207Educational Theory & Reflective Teaching (3)

EDU 217Technology in the Instructional Process (2)

EDU 235Communication Development and Disorders (3)

EDU 356Classroom Mgmt & Organization (3)

SED 215Human Exceptionalities (3)

SED 215SServ Lrng:Human Exceptionalities (1) EXP

SED 340Teaching in an Inclusive Setting (3)

Reading core - 16 hours - all grades C or better

RDG 215Theoretical Perspectives and Foundations in Literacy (3)

RDG 304Children's and Adolescent Literature (3)

RDG 316Literacy Practicum (1)

RDG 330Phonics and Linguistics (3)

RDG 338Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Problems (3)

RDG 391Orton-Gillingham Method: Instruction and Practice (3)

Education Methods - 12 hours - all grades B or better

ECE 336Methods of Teaching Math I (3)

ECE 337Methods of Teaching Math II (3)

ECE 341Methods of Teaching Social Studies and the Sciences (3)

RDG 331Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing (3)

Content areas for licensure - 7  hours - all grades C or better

Choose one core coded science course with lab

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8

Program Outcomes

Teacher Competencies

The School of Education has developed the following five teacher competencies describing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that each teacher candidate will have upon completion of any licensure program.

  1. Content knowledge - The candidate articulates accurate subject matter and applies that knowledge in planning and presenting lessons aligned with content standards.
  2. Learner characteristics - The candidate incorporates knowledge of how students learn and how diverse experiences affect learning when planning and presenting lessons aligned with content standards.
  3. Instructional strategies - The candidate applies a variety of scientifically-based, data-driven instructional strategies based on learning goals, assesses student's progress toward these goals, and differentiates instruction based on students’ needs and assessment results.
  4. Learning Environment - The candidate creates and manages a learning environment that encourages active, engaged learning and respect for others.
  5. Professional responsibilities - The candidate engages in reflective practice, promotes collaboration among peers, families, and communities, and takes on opportunities for professional development.