Program Requirements

Hours: 96

Prerequisites for licensure - 16 hours

COM 100Spoken Word (3) C

ENG 101Written Word (3) C

EDU 190Introduction to the Educational Profession (1)

MTH 143Problem Solving & Number Systems (3) MA

PSY 103Introduction to Psychology (3) S/CEP

SOC 103Our Social World (3) S/CS

Major Courses - 33 hours

SED 215Human Exceptionalities (3)

SED 215SService Learning: Human Exceptionalities (1) EXP

SED 330Assess/Diagnosis in SED (3)

SED 333Curriculum & Methods/Students with Mild/Moderate Needs (1)

SED 334Inclusive Teaching, Support and Transition (1)

SED 340Teaching in an Inclusive Setting (3)

SED 345Issues in Accessibility and Transition (3)

SED 351Intro to Learning Disabilities (3)

SED 380Curriculum & Methods/Students with Mild/Moderate Needs (3)

SED 444Student Teaching Capstone (12) CAP

Cognate Courses - 47 hours
Education core

EDU 217Technology in the Instructional Process (2)

EDU 255Foundation, Policy, and Professional Practice (3)

EDU 305Educational Assessment (3)

EDU 307Educational Theory & Reflective Teaching (3)

EDU 356Classroom Mgmt & Organization (3)

Reading core

RDG 215Theoretical Perspectives and Foundations in Literacy (3)

RDG 215SService Learning: Literacy (1) EXP

RDG 316Literacy Practicum (1)

RDG 330Phonics and Linguistics (3)

RDG 331Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing (3)

RDG 338Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Problems (3)

Content areas for licensure

AED 210Art Experiences for Children (3) A

or

MUS 246Music Experiences for Young Children (3) MU/CAM

BIO 110Biological Science & LAB (4) N/CN

EDU 235Communication Development & Disorders (3)

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

IEC 337Methods of Teaching Math (3)

MTH 153Geometry and Measurement (3) MA

(BIO 110 is recommended, but not required)

Electives (strongly recommended)

BIO 110Biological Science & LAB (4) N/CN

COM 300Advanced Composition (3) LAS

MTH 174Statistics I (3) MA/CMA

MTH 185Precalculus (3) MA/CMA

PHY 105Physical Science L/L (4) N

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.

***Effective July 1, 2014, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount St. Joseph University. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***