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Courses

All of the requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree in Liberal Studies are listed on the Liberal Studies web site.

The 40 credit hours of Education courses required within the Liberal Studies major for the middle school endorsement are listed below.

Elementary Endorsement Requirements

The 40-credit Elementary School program consists of the following education courses:

  • EDUC 245 Human Growth and Development/3 credits
  • EDUC 260 Introduction to the Teaching Profession/2credits
  • EDUC 299 Application for Teacher Preparation/0 credits
  • EDUC 325 Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary School/2 credits
  • EDUC 327 Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Middle School Grades (6-8)/2 credits
  • EDUC 450 Principles of Instruction (N, K-8)/2 credits
  • EDUC 451 Curriculum in the Middle School (N, K-6)/2 credits

Practica: Two practica are required: one on the primary level and one on the middle school level

Take in first session of summer school at end of freshman or sophomore year:

  • EDUC 265 Practicum I - Primary or Middle School level/3 credits

Take fall or spring semester:

  • EDUC 305 Practicum in Early Childhood/3 credits (Prerequisite: EDUC 265)

OR

Take in first session of summer school at end of sophomore or junior year:

  • EDUC 370 Practicum II - Primary or Middle School Level/3 credits (Prerequisite: EDUC 265)
  • EDUC 380 Classroom Assessment/2 credits
  • EDUC 484 Media and Technology/1 credit
  • EDUC 487 Classroom Management and System Issues/3 credits
  • EDUC 489 Survey of Exceptional Children/3 credits

(All of the above will be taken prior to enrolling in the Professional Semester. A minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA is required. See undergraduate catalog for other requirements.)

Professional Semester:

  • EDUC 400 Directed Teaching in the Elementary and Middle School /11 credits

OR

  • EDUC 401 Directed Teaching in the Middle School / 11 credits
  • EDUC 488 Education Seminar/1credit

TOTAL CREDITS/40 

 

For undergraduate course descriptions and requirements please refer to the current Undergraduate Catalog; for graduate course descriptions and requirements please refer to the current Graduate Catalog.