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Bachelor of General Studies for Elementary Education Certification

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The Bachelor of General Studies with Elementary Education Certification is a specialized BGS degree that includes the requirements for the Elementary Education Certification minor as well as specific content area minors in Social and Cultural Studies, English/Language Arts, and Math and Science. The minors require a minimum GPA of 2.8 with no grade lower than C. (State GPA requirements for these minors will increase from 2.8 to 3.0 beginning with the Spring 2017 semester.)

Degree Requirements

A.

General Education Requirements

38-41 sem. hrs

  For a complete list of general education courses click here‚Äč. For additional information on general education requirements click here.
  Ethics

3 sem. hrs

  EDUC 200View Syllabus Law, Ethics and Education 3 hrs

B.

Multicultural Requirement

3 sem. hrs

  SOCI 270View Syllabus Minority Cultures and Relations or 3 hrs
  ANTH 270View Syllabus Minority Cultures and Relations 3 hrs

C.

Elementary Education Certification Minor

80 sem. hrs

  A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Complete the following courses:
  SOCI 270View Syllabus Minority Cultures and Relations or 3 hrs
  ANTH 270View Syllabus Minority Cultures and Relations 3 hrs
 
  CDEV 106View Syllabus Child Health, Nutrition, and Safety 3 hrs
  EDUC 100View Syllabus Introduction to Education 3 hrs
  EDUC 198View Syllabus Field Experience I 1 hr
  EDUC 200View Syllabus Law, Ethics and Education 3 hrs
 
  EDUC 230View Syllabus Educational Psychology or 3 hrs
  PSYC 230View Syllabus Educational Psychology 3 hrs
 
  EDUC 270View Syllabus Literature for Children and Adolescents 3 hrs
  EDUC 280View Syllabus Language Acquisition and Emergent Literacy 3 hrs
  EDUC 298View Syllabus Field Experience II 1 hr
  EDUC 300View Syllabus Techniques of Teaching 3 hrs
  EDUC 311View Syllabus Classroom and Behavior Management Techniques 3 hrs
  EDUC 322View Syllabus Educational Measurement and Assessment 3 hrs
  EDUC 331View Syllabus Teaching of Reading 3 hrs
  EDUC 335View Syllabus Teaching Creative Arts and Movement to Children 3 hrs
  EDUC 337View Syllabus Teaching Language Arts in Middle and Elementary Schools 3 hrs
  EDUC 338View Syllabus Teaching Reading in the Content Area 3 hrs
  EDUC 352View Syllabus Teaching Science to Elementary Children 3 hrs
  EDUC 354View Syllabus Teaching Social Studies to Elementary Children 3 hrs
  EDUC 358View Syllabus Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 3 hrs
  EDUC 380View Syllabus Diagnostic and Corrective Reading 3 hrs
  EDUC 390View Syllabus Education and Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3 hrs
 
  EDUC 391View Syllabus Child Psychology or 3 hrs
  PSYC 391View Syllabus Child Psychology 3 hrs
 
  EDUC 400View Syllabus Senior Seminar 3 hrs
  EDUC 420View Syllabus Student Teaching in the Elementary School 12 hrs
  MATH 102View Syllabus Mathematics for the Elementary School Teacher 3 hrs

D.

Notes(s):

  Many of these courses apply toward both the General Education requirements and the Elementary Education Certification Minor.

E.

Math and Science Content Minor

29 sem. hrs

  A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Complete the following courses:
  CDEV 106View Syllabus Child Health, Nutrition, and Safety 3 hrs
  EDUC 352View Syllabus Teaching Science to Elementary Children 3 hrs
  EDUC 358View Syllabus Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 3 hrs
  MATH 102View Syllabus Mathematics for the Elementary School Teacher 3 hrs
  MATH 155View Syllabus Algebraic Reasoning for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 3 hrs
  MATH 165View Syllabus Geometric Reasoning for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 3 hrs
 
  Complete three hours from the following:
  MATH 150View Syllabus College Algebra or 3 hrs
  MATH 170View Syllabus Finite Mathematics 3 hrs
 
  Choose one science lecture course from the following:
  BIOL 108View Syllabus Human Biology or 3 hrs
  BIOL 110View Syllabus Principles of Biology I 3 hrs
  or higher BIOL course
 
  Complete three hours from the following:
  CHEM 108 or PHYS 108 highly recommended.
  CHEM 108View Syllabus Physical Science Survey or 3 hrs
  PHYS 108View Syllabus Physical Science Survey 3 hrs
 
  BIOL 115View Syllabus Introduction to Environmental Science or 3 hrs
  ENVS 115View Syllabus Introduction to Environmental Science 3 hrs
 
  Complete two hours from one of the following:
  BIOL 108L-Syllabus Not Available Human Biology Laboratory 2 hrs
  BIOL 110L-Syllabus Not Available Principles of Biology I Laboratory 2 hrs
  BIOL 112L-Syllabus Not Available Principles of Biology II Laboratory 2 hrs
 
  BIOL 115LView Syllabus Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory or 2 hrs
  ENVS 115LView Syllabus Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory 2 hrs
 
  BIOL 221LView Syllabus Clinical Microbiology Laboratory 2 hrs
  BIOL 223LView Syllabus Anatomy Laboratory 2 hrs
  BIOL 290LView Syllabus Principles of Cell Biology Laboratory 2 hrs
  BIOL 312LView Syllabus Microbiology Laboratory 2 hrs
  BIOL 320LView Syllabus Ecology Laboratory 2 hrs
  BIOL 326LView Syllabus Physiology Laboratory 2 hrs
  BIOL 342LView Syllabus Genetics Laboratory 2 hrs
  BIOL 410LView Syllabus Methods in Molecular Biotechnology 2 hrs
 
  CHEM 108LView Syllabus Physical Science Survey or 2 hrs
  PHYS 108LView Syllabus Physical Science Survey 2 hrs
 
  ENVS 320LView Syllabus Ecology Laboratory 2 hrs
  GEOL 110LView Syllabus Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory 2 hrs

F.

Social and Cultural Content Minor

35 sem. hrs

  A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Complete the following courses:
  EDUC 200View Syllabus Law, Ethics and Education 3 hrs
 
  EDUC 230View Syllabus Educational Psychology or 3 hrs
  PSYC 230View Syllabus Educational Psychology 3 hrs
 
  EDUC 354View Syllabus Teaching Social Studies to Elementary Children 3 hrs
  EDUC 390View Syllabus Education and Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3 hrs
 
  EDUC 391View Syllabus Child Psychology or 3 hrs
  PSYC 391View Syllabus Child Psychology 3 hrs
 
  PSYC 101View Syllabus General Psychology 3 hrs
 
  ANTH 270View Syllabus Minority Cultures and Relations or 3 hrs
  SOCI 270View Syllabus Minority Cultures and Relations 3 hrs

G.

Six Hours from the following:

  HIST 121 and HIST 122 are recommended.
  HIST 101View Syllabus Western Civilization I 3 hrs
  HIST 102View Syllabus Western Civilization II 3 hours 3 hrs
  HIST 111View Syllabus World History to 1500 3 hours 3 hrs
  HIST 112View Syllabus World History Since 1500 3 hours 3 hrs
  HIST 121View Syllabus American History to 1877 3 hours 3 hrs
  HIST 122View Syllabus American History Since 1877 3 hours 3 hrs
 
  Six hours from the following:
  Any General Education Arts & Humanities courses.

H.

English/Language Arts Content Minor

21 sem. hours hrs

  A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Complete the following courses:
  ENGL 112View Syllabus English Composition II 3 hrs
  EDUC 270View Syllabus Literature for Children and Adolescents 3 hrs
  EDUC 280View Syllabus Language Acquisition and Emergent Literacy 3 hrs
  EDUC 331View Syllabus Teaching of Reading 3 hrs
  EDUC 337View Syllabus Teaching Language Arts in Middle and Elementary Schools 3 hrs
  EDUC 338View Syllabus Teaching Reading in the Content Area 3 hrs
  EDUC 380View Syllabus Diagnostic and Corrective Reading 3 hrs

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