Prerequisites for licensure - 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
Choose a discipline specific Mathematics class in the core curriculum (3) CMA
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
Education core - 8 hours
EDU 207Educational Theory & Reflective Teaching (3)
EDU 217Technology in the Instructional Process (2)
EDU 356Classroom Mgmt & Organization (3)
Reading core - 38 hours
EDU 235Communication Development and Disorders (3)
IEC 321Collab Practices in Working with Families, Communities & Peers (3)
IEC 336Methods of Teaching Math I (3)
IEC 337Methods of Teaching Math II (3)
MUS 246Mus Exp For Young Children (3) MU/CAM
RDG 215Theoretical Perspectives and Foundations in Literacy (3)
RDG 311Content Area Reading (3)
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)
RDG 391Orton-Gillingham Method: Instruction and Practice (3)
Choose one core coded science course with a lab - 4 hours
Electives (strongly recommended)
COM 300Advanced Composition (3) LAS
MTH 174Statistics I (3) MA/CMA
MTH 185Precalculus (3) MA/CMA
PHY 105Physical Science L/L (4) N
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.
- Content knowledge - The candidate articulates accurate subject matter and applies that knowledge in planning and presenting lessons aligned with content standards.
- 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.
- 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.
- Learning Environment - The candidate creates and manages a learning environment that encourages active, engaged learning and respect for others.
- Professional responsibilities - The candidate engages in reflective practice, promotes collaboration among peers, families, and communities, and takes on opportunities for professional development.