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Bachelor of General Studies for Elementary Education Certification

Students pursuing Elementary Education Certification have two degree options:
  1. Obtain the Bachelor of General Studies for Elementary Education Certification that includes the Elementary Education Certification Minor and Elementary Education Content Area Minors in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
  2. Obtain a degree in a content area and add the Elementary Education Certification minor.

Department:

Degree Requirements:

A.
General Education Requirements 38-41 sem. hrs
 
B.
Basic Studies 12 sem hrs
  CISS 170View Syllabus Introduction to Computer Information Systems or 3 hrs
  CISS 171View Syllabus Introduction to Computer Information Systems for MAC Users or
  CISS 176View Syllabus Introduction to Computer Science
  COMM 110View Syllabus Introduction to Speech 3 hrs
  ENGL 112View Syllabus English Composition II 3 hrs
  MATH 150View Syllabus College Algebra 3 hrs
 
C.
History 6 hrs
  Choose two courses from the following:
  HIST 101View Syllabus Western Civilization I 3 hrs
  HIST 102View Syllabus Western Civilization II 3 hrs
  HIST 111View Syllabus World History to 1500 3 hrs
  HIST 112View Syllabus World History Since 1500 3 hrs
  HIST 121View Syllabus American History to 1877 3 hrs
  HIST 122View Syllabus American History Since 1500 3 hrs
 
D.
Arts and Humanities 6 hrs
  Choose one or two from the following:
  ARTS 105View Syllabus Art Appreciation 3 hrs
  ARTS 111View Syllabus Art and Ideas I 3 hrs
  ARTS 112View Syllabus Art and Ideas II 3 hrs
  MUSI 122View Syllabus Music Appreciation 3 hrs
  Choose none or one from the following: 3 hrs
  ARTS 105View Syllabus Art Appreciation 3 hrs
  ARTS 111View Syllabus Art and Ideas I 3 hrs
  ARTS 112View Syllabus Art and Ideas II 3 hrs
  COMM 203View Syllabus Understanding Human Communication 3 hrs
  COMM 224View Syllabus Film History and Analysis 3 hrs
  ENGL 123View Syllabus Introduction to Mythology and Folklore 3 hrs
  ENGL 210View Syllabus Introduction to Fiction 3 hrs
  ENGL 211View Syllabus Introduction to Poetry 3 hrs
  ENGL 212View Syllabus Introduction to Drama 3 hrs
  ENGL 231View Syllabus English Literature I 3 hrs
  ENGL 232View Syllabus English Literature II 3 hrs
  ENGL 241View Syllabus American Literature I 3 hrs
  ENGL 242View Syllabus American Literature II 3 hrs
  ENGL 263View Syllabus World Literature I 3 hrs
  ENGL 264View Syllabus World Literature II 3 hrs
  MUSI 122View Syllabus Music Appreciation 3 hrs
 
E.
Natural Sciences and Mathematics 6 hrs
  BIOL 115View Syllabus (ENVS 115) Introduction to Environmental Science or higher level BIOL/ENVS course 3 hrs
  CHEM 108View Syllabus (PHYS 108) Physical Science Survey or higher level CHEM/PHYS course 3 hrs
 
F.
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 hrs
  ANTH 101View Syllabus (GEOG 101) Introduction to Geography 3 hrs
  PSYC 101View Syllabus General Psychology 3 hrs
 
G.
Ethics 3 hrs
  EDUC 200View Syllabus Law, Ethics and Education 3 hrs
 
H.
Multicultural Graduation Requirement 3 hrs
  SOCI 270View Syllabus (ANTH 270) Minority Cultures and Relations 3 hrs
 
I.
Elementary Education Certification Minor 65 hrs
  ANTH 270View Syllabus (SOCI 270) Minority Cultures and Relations 3 hrs
  EDUC 100View Syllabus Introduction to Education 3 hrs
  EDUC 105View Syllabus Human Health 3 hrs
  EDUC 198View Syllabus Field Experience I 1 hr
  EDUC 200View Syllabus Law, Ethics and Education 3 hrs
  EDUC 230View Syllabus (PSYC 230) Educational Psychology 3 hrs
  EDUC 270View Syllabus Literature for Children and Adolescents 3 hrs
  EDUC 298View Syllabus Field Experience II 1 hr
  EDUC 300View Syllabus Techniques of Teaching 3 hrs
  EDUC 302View Syllabus Teaching Skills 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 336View Syllabus Creative and Language Arts in Elementary and Middle Schools 3 hrs
  EDUC 338View Syllabus Teaching Reading in the Content Area 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 (PSYC 391) Child Psychology 3 hrs
  EDUC 400View Syllabus Senior Seminar 3 hrs
  EDUC 420Syllabus Not Available Student Teaching in the Elementary School 12 hrs
 
J.
Elementary Education Content Area Minors*
  Language Arts 21 hrs
  COMM 110View Syllabus Introduction to Speech 3 hrs
  EDUC 270View Syllabus Literature for Children and Adolescents 3 hrs
  EDUC 331View Syllabus Teaching of Reading 3 hrs
  EDUC 336View Syllabus Creative and Language Arts in Elementary and Middle Schools 3 hrs
  EDUC 338View Syllabus Teaching Reading in the Content Area 3 hrs
  EDUC 380View Syllabus Diagnostic and Corrective Reading 3 hrs
  ENGL 112View Syllabus English Composition II 3 hrs
 
K.
Mathematics 21 hrs
  CISS 170View Syllabus Introduction to Computer Information Systems or 3 hrs
  CISS 171View Syllabus Introduction to Computer Information Systems for MAC Users
  CISS 176View Syllabus Introduction to Computer Science
  EDUC 358View Syllabus Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 3 hrs
  MATH 102View Syllabus Mathematics for Elementary School Teacher 3 hrs
  MATH 150View Syllabus College Algebra 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
  MATH 170View Syllabus Finite Mathematics (or higher) 3 hrs
 
L.
Science 21 hrs
  BIOL 108View Syllabus Human Biology or 3 hrs
  BIOL 110View Syllabus Principles of Biology I or higher Biology
  BIOL 115View Syllabus (ENVS 115) Introduction to Environmental Science (or higher) 3 hrs
  CHEM 108View Syllabus (PHYS 108) Physical Science Survey 3 hrs
  EDUC 105View Syllabus Human Health 3 hrs
  Choose one course (three hours) from the following: 3 hrs
  ENVS 220View Syllabus (GEOG 220) Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences or 3 hrs
  ENVS 222View Syllabus (BIOL 222) Conservation Biology or
  ENVS 272View Syllabus An Introduction to Environmental Literature or
  ENVS 320View Syllabus (BIOL 320) Ecology or
  GEOL 110View Syllabus Introduction to Physical Geology 3 hrs
  Minimum of six hours from the following: 6 hrs
  BIOL 108LView Syllabus Human Biology Laboratory or 2 hrs
  BIOL 110LView Syllabus Principles of Biology I Laboratory or
  BIOL 112LView Syllabus Principles of Biology II Laboratory or
  BIOL 115LView Syllabus (ENVS 115L) Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory or
  BIOL 223LView Syllabus Anatomy Laboratory or
  BIOL 320LView Syllabus (ENVS 320L) Ecology Laboratory or above or
  CHEM 108LView Syllabus (PHYS 108l) Physical Science Survey Laboratory
  GEOL 110LView Syllabus Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory
  (Recommended: BIOL 108L or BIOL 110L, BIOL/ENVS 115L,CHEM/PHYS 108L)
 
M.
Social Studies 27 hrs
  ANTH 101View Syllabus (GEOG 101) Introduction to Geography 3 hrs
  ANTH 270View Syllabus (SOCI 270) Minority Cultures and Relations 3 hrs
  ECON 293View Syllabus Macroeconomics or ECON 294 Microeconomics 3 hrs
  EDUC 230View Syllabus (PSYC 230) Educational Psychology 3 hrs
  EDUC 390View Syllabus Education and Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3 hrs
  EDUC 391View Syllabus (PSYC 391) Child Psychology 3 hrs
  PSYC 101View Syllabus General Psychology 3 hrs
  History courses from General Education section listed above 6 hrs
 

Locations

The Bachelor of General Studies for Elementary Education Certification degree is available at the following locations:

Main Campus, Day Program
Main Campus, Evening Program