School of Education

FACULTY

ESTHER C. SWINK, Dean, School of Education; Director, Graduate Education Program; Director, Graduate Library and Information Science Program; Director of EdD Program; Professor of Education and Library and Information Science, 1999-
BS, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1969; MLS, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1976; EdD, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1987.

JUDY T. BIVENS, Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, 2000-
BS, University of Tennessee Martin, 1969; MAT, Middle Tennessee State University, 1975; MIS, University of Tennessee Martin, 2000.

LINDA G. COLLINS, Associate Professor of Education, 2006-
BS Middle Tennessee State University, 1970; MA University of Northern Colorado, 1977; EdD, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1990.

AMY T. CONDITT, Associate Professor of Education, 2003-
BS, University of Tennessee, 1992; MS, University of Tennessee, 1993; EdD, Tennessee State University, 2004.

RUTH Y. COX, Director, Undergraduate Teacher Education; Professor of Education, 2000-
BA, Asbury College, 1970; MA, Eastern Kentucky University, 1973; EdD, NOVA University, 1985.

MARY FRANCES HAND, Coordinator, Post Baccalaureate Program, Associate Professor of Education, 2005-
BS, Middle Tennessee State University, 1982; MEd, Middle Tennessee State University, 1992; EdD, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2003.

ANNETTE HARBER, Assistant Librarian, 2003-
BA, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1998; MLIS, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2003.

SUZANN B. HARRIS, Associate Professor of Education, 2006-
BA, Free Will Baptist Bible College, 1975; MEd, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1991; EdD, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2003.

GEORGE F. KERSEY, Jr., Associate Professor of Education, 2004-
BS, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1968; MA, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1970; EdD, Vanderbilt University, 1986.

W. PORTER KING, Professor of Education, 1987-
BS, Murray State University, 1957, MAEd, Murray State University, 1960; MA, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1968; EdS, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1970; PhD, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1972.

RUTH T. KINNERSLEY, Director, Library Services; Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, 2001-
BA, Greenville College, 1982; MS, University of Illinois, 1983; MS, Olivet Nazarene University, 1989.

J. DUSTEEN KNOTTS, Associate Professor of Education, 2006-
BS, University of Evansville, 1979; MS, Murray State University, 1994; PhD, Southern Illinois University, 1997.

KAREN A. LEA, Professor of Education, 2006-
BA, Northwest Nazarene University, 1984; MA, U.S. International University 1990; PhD, Walden University, 1999.

D. RICHARD MOORE, Professor of Education, 1991-
BS, Austin Peay State University, 1972; MA, University of North Alabama, 1984; EdD, Tennessee State University, 1987; JD, Kensington University, 2003.

RICHARD L. PARROTT, Associate Professor of Education, 2008-
BA, Eastern Nazarene College, 1974; MA, University of Missouri, 1975; MDiv, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1980; PhD, Oregon State University, 1983.

ALICE E. PATTERSON, Coordinator, Dissertations and Off-site Graduate Education Locations; Associate Professor of Education, 1998-
BS, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1977; MEd, Vanderbilt University, 1985; EdD, Vanderbilt University, 1992.

ELIZABETH J. PURTEE, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, 1992-
BS, Olivet Nazarene University, 1990; MLS, Florida State University, 1991.

STELLA H. SIMPSON, Director, Graduate Teacher Education Program; Associate Professor of Education, 2002-
BA, Tennessee State University, 1965; MA, Tennessee State University, 1968; EdD, Tennessee State University, 1997.

PRISCILLA M. SPEER, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, 1978-
BA, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1978; MLS, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1979.

E. RAY THRASHER, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, 1965-
BA, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1964; MLS, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1968.

MARCIA WALKER, Assistant Professor of Education, 2007-
BS, Alcorn State University, 1994; BS, Delta State University, 1999; MEd, Delta State University, 2000; EdD, Tennessee State University, 2006.

DONNA G. YOUREE, Associate Professor of Education, 2004-
BS, University of Missouri, 1968; MEd, Middle Tennessee State University, 1985; EdD, Tennessee State University, 1998.

The School of Education General Information

The School of Education includes Associate degrees in Child Care and Paraprofessional Training, undergraduate Teacher Education Programs, Post Baccalaureate, Graduate Library and Information Science Program, Graduate Studies in Education, and Doctorate of Education. Programs which lead to licensure include the grade levels Pre K - 3, K-6, K-12 and 7-12, as well as the Post Baccalaureate and Master's degrees in Education, Library and Information Science, and School Administration. Graduate programs are described in the Graduate Education Catalog. The purpose of the programs is to produce educational practitioners who have foundational skills, knowledge, abilities, and professional dispositions based on established and current research and sound professional practice.

Trevecca Nazarene University is a candidate for NCATE accreditation.

Mission Statement

The School of Education embraces its mission to model competence, compassion, and character so that our students emulate these qualities in service and leadership.

Conceptual Framework

Being, Knowing, and Doing-Educators: Shaping the Future. The underlying structure of the conceptual framework for the School of Education informs and frames the entire unit.

Knowing

Understands Content

Understands Intellectual, Social, and Personal Development

Understands Diversity

Doing

Designs Instructional Strategies

Manages and Motivates

Communicates and Collaborates

Plans and Integrates

Evaluates

Being

Reflects on Practice

Participates in the Professional Community

Pursues Spiritual Development

Inherent in Trevecca's heritage, mission, and program is the assumption that because of who we are (Being), we seek to learn (Knowing), and to teach (Doing).

Department of Teacher Education

The BA or BS in Education is designed for the preparation of teachers. Students who major in Early Childhood Education will be eligible to apply for licensure to teach grades Pre K-3. Students who specialize in Elementary Education will be eligible to apply for licensure to teach grades K-6. Students who major in Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, Physics, or Speech Communication, will have that specialization noted on their transcript and will be eligible to apply for licensure to teach grades 7-12. Students who major in Music Vocal/ General or Instrumental/General, Physical Education, Special Education, or Theatre will have that specialization noted on their transcript and will be eligible to apply for licensure to teach grades K-12.

Teacher Education may also administer a BA or BS non-teaching degree in Education. An Associate of Science degree in Child Care, Paraprofessional Training, and minors in Elementary Grades Education (non-licensure), and Secondary Education (non-licensure) are offered.

Teacher Education collaborates with other departments on campus to offer an integrated program and provides the professional education component for prospective teachers.

Goals

The goal of Teacher Education is to assist the student in the preparation for becoming an effective classroom teacher by:

Knowing

Being

Doing

Trevecca Nazarene University reported a pass rate of 100% on the 2006-2007 cohort for Title II Institutional Reporting.

Child Care AS

This curriculum is designed to prepare a student for a career as a child care administrator or worker in a child care center. Field experiences include observation and participation in pre-school settings. Child Care lesson planning, implementation and evaluation, classroom management, and administration are included in the field experiences. A semester-long Clinical Experience is the culminating requirement of the Child Care Program. A screening committee composed of TNU faculty interviews candidates before admission to Clinical Experience in Child Care. Candidates must meet all other University requirements for graduation with an AS degree. Knowledge of child development and behavior as well as the refinement of skills in working with children are basic to the program.

General Education Core

37 hours

Foundations Tier - 14 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communications

(3)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

Human Sciences Tier - 6 hours

 

Institutional:

 

 

SOC

2500

Family and Society

(3)

Behavioral:

 

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

Natural Sciences Tier - 3 hours

 

 

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

Contexts Tier - 6 hours

 

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

 

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

General Elective

(2)

Also Required for This Major - 6 hours

 

 

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

 

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

Child Care Major

23 hours

COM

2350

Creative Drama

(3)

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education*

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education*

(3)

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

EDU

3600

Language and Literacy

(3)

EDU

4020

Child Care Administration and Community Relations**

(3)

EDU

4075

Clinical Experience in Child Care***

(4)

ENG

3750

Children's Literature

(3)

 

 

CPR and First Aid Certification

(0)

Total

60 hours

*EDU 1500 and EDU 1010 must be taken concurrently.

**Requires screening

***Requires permission

Paraprofessional Training AS

This curriculum is designed to prepare a student for a career as a paraprofessional in the K-6 classroom. Field experiences include observation and participation in a K-6 public school setting. Lesson planning and classroom management are included in the field experiences. A semester-long field experience is the culminating requirement of the Paraprofessional Program. A screening committee composed of TNU faculty interviews candidates before admission to the field experience. Candidates must meet all other University requirements for graduation with an AS degree. Knowledge of child development and behavior as well as the refinement of skills in working with children are basic to the program.

General Education Core

37 hours

Foundations Tier - 14 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communications

(3)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

Human Sciences Tier - 6 hours

 

Institutional:

 

 

SOC

2500

The Family in Society

(3)

Behavioral:

 

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

Natural Sciences Tier - 3 hours

 

 

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

Contexts Tier - 6 hours

 

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

 

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

General Electives

(2)

Also Required for This Major - 6 hours

 

 

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

 

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

Paraprofessional Major

23 hours

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education*

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education*

(3)

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

EDU

2250

Teaching in the Elementary Grades

K-6**

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

2015

Paraprofessional Field Experience***

(4)

EDU

4130

Reading and Writing Grades K-6**

(4)

ENG

3750

Children's Literature

(3)

 

 

CPR and First Aid Certification

(0)

Total

60 hours

*EDU 1500 and EDU 1010 must be taken concurrently.

**Has classroom field experience component

***Requires screening and permission

Education BA or BS (non-licensure)

This degree is for persons who are not seeking licensure but wish to complete a non-teaching degree in elementary or secondary education.

General Education Core

60 hours

Major: Choose one from the following list:

36 hours

Biology (7-12)

Business (7-12)

Chemistry (7-12)

Early Childhood Education (Pre K-3)

Elementary Education (K-6)

English (7-12)

History (7-12)

Mathematics (7-12)

Music (K-12)

Physical Education (K-12)

Physics (7-12)

Special Education (K-12)

Speech Communication (7-12)

Theatre (K-12)

Appropriate Minor (listed below)

24 hours

Total

Minimum of 120 hours

Education (non-licensure) Minors

The following minors may be used with any major or for a person seeking a non-licensure degree in education.

Elementary Education Minor
(non-licensure)

24 hours

This minor is for persons who are not seeking licensure and do not have a major of Elementary Education.

ALH

2100

Public School Health

(3)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

(3)

EDU

2250

Teaching in the Elementary Grades

K-6

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

EDU

3600

Language and Literacy

(3)

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

Middle School Education
Minor (non-licensure)

24 hours

This minor is for persons who are not seeking licensure.

 

ALH

2100

Public School Health

(3)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

(3)

EDU

2200

Teaching in the Middle and Secondary Schools (7–12)

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

EDU

3600

Language and Literacy

(3)

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

Secondary Education Minor
(non-licensure)

24 hours

This minor is for persons who are not seeking licensure.

 

ALH

2100

Public School Health

(3)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12)

(3)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

Teacher Education Program (licensure)

The goal of Trevecca's Teacher Education Program is the preparation of quality classroom teachers. The program is based on the conceptual framework of Knowing, Doing, Being.

A collaborative partnership with the schools and community provides students with real-life applications of the academic, pedagogic and developmental experiences.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Teacher Education Program will:

  1. (Knowing) Evidence basic writing, grammar, reading, computational, and technological skills.
  2. (Knowing) Demonstrate mastery of coursework in their major, minor, and general core.
  3. (Doing) Demonstrate the skills of an effective teacher.
  4. (Being) Develop professional awareness as evidenced through personal initiative and commitment to lifelong learning.

The Teacher Education Program employs the ten Interstate New Teacher Assessment Support Consortium's (INTASC) principles and one university specific principle to evaluate the four learning outcomes listed above.

Knowing

Principle #1: The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines(s) he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.

Principle #2: The teacher understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social, and personal development.

Principle #3: The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.

Doing

Principle #4: The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

Principle #5: The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

Principle #6: The teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.

Principle #7: The teacher plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.

Principle #8: The teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner.

Being

Principle #9: The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.

Principle #10: The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support student's learning and well-being.

Principle #11: (Trevecca Specific) The professional Christian educator embraces ethical and moral values and is able to integrate Christian faith and learning in practice.

Program Design

Students can earn licensure recommendation from the University at the undergraduate level through two different programs.

  1. A bachelor's degree program which includes enhanced student teaching.
  2. A post baccalaureate program for undergraduate credit offering initial licensure, add-on endorsement, or license renewal. Individuals seeking or holding a teaching permit, or an alternative teaching license, may complete course requirements through the post baccalaureate program.

Licensure Areas

The Teacher Education Program at Trevecca offers licensure in the following areas of study:

UNDERGRADUATE AND POST BACCALAUREATE

The Graduate Education Programs* at Trevecca offer licensure in the following areas of study:

GRADUATE*

Non-licensure graduate programs include Master of Education in Instructional Effectiveness (Curriculum and Instruction), and Master of Education in Instructional Technology.

*See Graduate Education Catalog supplement for specific information.

The guidelines listed under all Education Programs do not constitute a contract between a Trevecca student and the University. The sole purpose is to provide regulations, course listings and degree programs which are in effect at the time of publication. Because of recent or pending changes in state and/or national requirements, Trevecca reserves the right to add, modify, or withdraw courses at any time.

Admission to the Teacher Education Program

Admission to the University does not constitute admission to the Teacher Education Program. Application for admission to the program should be submitted within three semesters of declaring an education major or in the first semester of study for transfer and post baccalaureate students. The application process is facilitated through Foundations of Education (EDU 1500). All students must complete a background check through Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools in their EDU 1500 course or upon starting any education courses. The cost of the background check will be determined by Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. Transfer and post-baccalaureate students seeking licensure must take at least twelve (12) semester hours in the Education Major and/or the Professional Core at Trevecca. All transfer and post-baccalaureate students must submit verification of acceptable ACT/SAT scores to the School of Education Office during the first semester at TNU. If no scores are available, the student must complete the PPST with passing scores. All students who are seeking licensure as teachers must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program before taking courses in the professional core.

Requirements for Admission to Teacher Education

  1. Submit a completed Application for Admission to Teacher Education.
  2. Demonstrate competence (grade of C or better) in:
  1. Writing on Demand Activity (completed in EDU 1500)
  2. "7 Habits" Seminar
  3. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
  4. The Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST), mandated by the State of Tennessee, is taken in freshman or sophomore year. An ACT Composite score of 22 or SAT combined verbal and mathematics score of 1020 is acceptable as a substitute for passing PPST scores.
  5. Submit 3 recommendations from TNU faculty.
  6. Pass screening interview.

Specific requirements and procedures are described in the Teacher Education Handbook.

Due Process

Students who have questions concerning action taken by the Teacher Education Committee have the right to appeal through the established due process procedure. An appeal must be in writing and follow the protocol listed below. If a decision is not acceptable to the student at any point, the appeal may be made at the next level. All appeals originate with the Director of Teacher Education.

The decision of the Appeals Committee is final.

Admission to the Enhanced Student Teaching Program

All students in the initial licensure Teacher Education Program at Trevecca must complete a semester (75 days) of enhanced student teaching which includes placements in two different school settings. This culminating experience is conducted in the public schools under the guidance of a classroom teacher and a Trevecca faculty supervisor. Enhanced Student Teaching provides an extended time for the pre-service teacher to identify strengths and weaknesses and develop an effective personal teaching style. Application and interviews for student teaching are conducted in the Spring term prior to the school year in which the student plans to student teach.

To be admitted to student teaching, the student must make application to the Teacher Education Office by January 15 of the year prior to the expected student teaching. Once the student's application is on file, an interview is scheduled with the Screening Committee. Following the interview, the student will be notified in writing of status (approval, conditional, hold, or deferred). The interview will focus on the eleven major categories of skills and competencies for effective teachers. (This list is provided in the Teacher Education Handbook.) If there is evidence of weakness in any category which gives question to the candidate's ability to successfully complete the student teaching experience, then the candidate will be rescreened after a period of additional study.

The Teacher Education Committee approves the candidate based on the screening committee's recommendation. Candidates will be notified in writing of their approval for admission to Enhanced Student Teaching based on the following requirements:

  1. Previous admission to the Teacher Education Program.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
  3. Senior status, or the equivalent for post baccalaureate students, and completion of a minimum of half the total hours of the Professional Education Core including the basic methods courses in the areas of specialization in which student teaching is to be done.
  4. A minimum GPA of 2.8 in both the Professional Core and the Major area. Students may have one C- in Major and have C or better in the rest of the courses in the Major and the Professional Core (minor).
  5. Completion and submission of an application form including a photograph.
  6. Submission of acceptable scores on all the Praxis tests: Principles of Learning and Teaching and required specialty area tests as mandated by the Tennessee Board of Education.
  7. Interview with screening committee.
  8. Music Education majors must pass the Keyboard Proficiency Exam or complete Class Piano I-IV with an average of B- or higher.
  9. PE Education majors must meet the conditioning criteria of the Department of Human Performance.

Once approval of the student's application has been granted, the Coordinator of Field Placement or designee, in conjunction with school-based personnel, will arrange placements.

If difficulty arises during the student teaching experience which causes sufficient doubt as to satisfactory completion of student teaching, an assessment interview will be called. Such an interview could lead to: 1) removal from student teaching; or 2) an additional student teaching experience; or 3) a decision not to recommend the student for teaching licensure.

Teacher Licensure Procedures

Submit the following to the School of Education Office:

  1. Application for licensure should be completed at the exit interview (usually held at the close of student teaching). Failure to apply and or meet all licensure requirements within the one-year limit may affect the program completer's ability to obtain licensure without further study and/or testing.
  2. Institutional score reports of all required tests sent directly from Educational Testing Service.
  3. Official transcripts received from all institutions attended.

Non-licensure Degree

A student who for any reason has not met all admission and testing requirements, competencies, and skills for teacher licensure but has met all other University graduation requirements may receive a BA or BS non-licensure degree in education. Any student who desires to graduate non-licensure must apply with the director of teacher education and change his/her major in the Academic Records Office at least one semester prior to graduation.

Teacher Education Licensure Programs

All programs of study are in conformity with the regulations for licensure of teachers in the State of Tennessee.

Biology: (Grades 7-12) Consists of a general education core, a major in the subject area, and a minor in the professional core. The program includes practica and an enhanced student teaching experience at two different schools. One student teaching placement will be at the middle school level, grades 7-8, with the other at the senior high level, grades 9-12.

Business: (Grades 7-12 ) Consists of a general education core, a major in the subject area, and a minor in the professional core. The program includes field experiences which consist of practica and an enhanced student teaching experience at two different schools. One student teaching placement will be at the middle school level, grades 7-8, with the other at the senior high level, grades 9-12.

Chemistry: (Grades 7-12) Consists of a general education core, a major in the subject area, and a minor in the professional core. The program includes field experiences which consist of practica and an enhanced student teaching experience at two different schools. One student teaching placement will be at the middle school level, grades 7-8, with the other at the senior high level, grades 9-12.

Early Childhood Education: (Grades PreK-3) Consists of a general interdisciplinary education core, a major and minor (professional core). The program includes practica, field experiences, and an enhanced student teaching experience at two different schools. One student teaching placement will be in grade Pre K-K and the other in grades 1-3.

Elementary Education: (Grades K-6) Consists of a general interdisciplinary education core, a major and minor (professional core). The program includes practica, field experiences, and an enhanced student teaching experience at two different schools. One student teaching placement will be in grades K-3 and the other in grades 4-6.

English: (Grades 7-12) Consists of a general education core, a major in the subject area and a minor in the professional core. The program includes practica and an enhanced student teaching experience at two different schools. One student teaching placement will be at the middle school level, grades 7-8, with the other at the senior high level, grades 9-12. Additional emphasis is on teaching approaches in reading and writing and on foreign language preparation. First year students are placed in an introductory foreign language course and must complete three semesters of language (SPA/FRE/GER 1000, 1500, 2000). Students may take the CLEP exam in the foreign language of choice.

History: (Grades 7-12) Consists of a general education core, a major in the subject area with an additional emphasis in either economics or government, and a minor in the professional core. The program includes field experiences which consist of practica and an enhanced student teaching experience. One student teaching placement will be at the middle school level, grades 7-8, with the other at the senior high level, grades 9-12.

Mathematics: (Grades 7-12) Consists of a general education core, a major in the subject area, and a minor in the professional core. The program includes field experiences which consist of practica and an enhanced student teaching experience. One student teaching placement will be at the middle school level, grades 7-8, with the other at the senior high level, grades 9-12.

Music: (Grades K-12 Instrumental/General or Vocal/General) Consists of a general education core, a music major core, a music performance minor and a professional education core. The program includes practica and an enhanced student teaching experience at two different level schools.

Physical Education: (Grades K-12) Consists of a general education core, a major in the subject area, and a minor in the professional core. The program includes practica and an enhanced student teaching experience at two different schools, at two different grade levels: K-4, 5-8, or 9-12.

Separate concentration in health may be added to the PE major for additional teaching licensure. This will include student teaching classroom experience in Health.

Physics: (Grades 7-12) Consists of a general education core, a major in the subject area, and a minor in the professional core. The program includes field experiences which consist of practica and an enhanced student teaching experience at two different schools. One student teaching placement will be at the middle school level, grades 7-8, with the other at the senior high level, grades 9-12.

Special Education: (Grades K-12) Consists of a general education core, a major in the subject area and a minor in the professional core. The program includes practica and an enhanced student teaching experience at two different level schools.

Speech Communication: (Grades 7-12) Consists of a general education core, a major in the subject area and a minor in the professional core. The program includes practica and an enhanced student teaching experience at two different schools. One student teaching placement will be at the middle school level, grades 7-8, with the other at the senior high level, grades 9-12.

Theatre: (Grades K-12) Consists of a general education core, a major in the subject area and a minor in the professional core. The program includes practica and an enhanced student teaching experience at two different level schools.

Early Childhood Education BS (Pre K-3 Licensure)

General Education Core

60 hours

Intercultural Literacy Completed in Major

 

Foundations Tier - 18 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

Mathematics (Choose one):

(3)

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

 

 

MAT

1055

College Algebra

 

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

Human Sciences Tier - 9 hours

 

Institutional (Choose one):

(3)

 

HIS

2010

US History I

 

 

HIS

2020

US History II

 

Behavioral:

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

Natural Sciences Tier - 12 hours

 

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

SCI

1600

Physical Science

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

GGY

2050

Fundamentals of World Geography

(3)

Contexts Tier - 21 hours

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

World Civilization (Choose one):

(3)

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

 

 

or

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

Additional Requirement for Freshman Beginning Fall 2008

3 hours

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

Major

36 hours

ALH

2100

Public School Health

(3)

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education*

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education*

(3)

EDU

2250

Teaching in the Elementary Grades K-6

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

2565

Math For Elementary Educators

(3)

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

EDU

3355

Urban Teaching and Learning

(3)

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar**

(3)

ENG

3750

Children's Literature

(3)

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

Professional Elementary Education Minor

24 hours

EDU

2580

Early Childhood Math and Science Methods

(3)

EDU

2620

Learning Through Play and Creative Expression in the Early Grades

(3)

EDU

2750

Early Childhood Language Arts and Social Studies

(3)

EDU

2760

Early Childhood Reading Across the Curriculum

(3)

EDU

3260

Early Childhood Reading and Writing

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience***

(0)

EDU

4680

Enhanced Student Teaching Early Childhood**

(9)

Concurrent Courses

 

*EDU 1500 must be taken with EDU 1010

**EDU 4600 must be taken with EDU 4680

***EDU 4630 must be taken in the August immediately prior to student teaching

Total

123 hours

Early Childhood Education Pre K-3 Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

 

Total 17

Semester 2

 

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

(3)

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

(3)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

 

 

 

or

 

MAT

1055

College Algebra

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

 

 

or

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

SCI

1600

Physical Science

(3)

 

Total 18

Semester 4

 

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

2250

Teaching in the Elementary Grades

K-6

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

ENG

3750

Children's Literature

(3)

GGY

2050

Fundamentals of World Geography

(3)

Total 14

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

EDU

2565

Math for Elementary Educators

(3)

EDU

2760

Early Childhood Reading Across the Curriculum

(3)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

EDU

3355

Urban Teaching and Learning

(3)

HIS

2010

U.S. History I

 

 

 

or

 

HIS

2020

U.S. History II

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

 

Total 18

Semester 6

 

ALH

2100

Public School Health

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

EDU

2580

Early Childhood Math and Science Methods

(3)

EDU

3260

Early Childhood Reading and Writing

(3)

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

EDU

2620

Learning Through Play and Creative Expression in the Early Grades

(3)

EDU

2750

Early Childhood Language Arts and Social Studies

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience

(0)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 14

Semester 8

 

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar

(3)

EDU

4680

Enhanced Student Teaching Early Childhood

(9)

 

Total 12

Total credit hours for BS Early Childhood Education (PreK-3 Licensure)

123

Elementary Education BS (K-6 Licensure)

General Education Core

60 hours

Intercultural Literacy Completed in Major

 

Foundations Tier - 18 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

Mathematics (Choose one):

(3)

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

 

 

MAT

1055

College Algebra

 

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

Human Sciences Tier - 9 hours

 

Institutional (Choose one):

(3)

 

HIS

2010

US History I

 

 

HIS

2020

US History II

 

Behavioral:

 

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

Natural Sciences Tier - 12 hours

 

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

SCI

1600

Physical Science

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

GGY

2050

Fundamentals of World Geography

(3)

Contexts Tier - 21 hours

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

World Civilization (Choose one):

(3)

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

 

 

or

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

Additional Requirement for Freshman Beginning Fall 2008

3 hours

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

Major

36 hours

ALH

2100

Public School Health

(3)

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education*

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education*

(3)

EDU

2250

Teaching in the Elementary Grades

K-6

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

2565

Math For Elementary Educators

(3)

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

EDU

3600

Language and Literacy

(3)

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar**

(3)

ENG

3750

Children's Literature

(3)

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

Professional Elementary Education Minor

24 hours

EDU

3310

Social Studies and Humanities Grades K-6

(3)

EDU

3355

Urban Teaching and Learning

(3)

EDU

3455

Math Methods for K-6 Teachers

(3)

EDU

3465

Science Methods for K-6 Teachers

(3)

EDU

4130

Reading and Writing Grades K-6

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience***

(0)

EDU

4640

Enhanced Student Teaching K-6**

(9)

Concurrent Courses

 

*EDU 1500 must be taken with EDU 1010

**EDU 4600 must be taken with EDU 4640

***EDU 4630 must be taken in the August immediately prior to student teaching

Total

123 hours

Elementary Education K-6 Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

 

Total 17

Semester 2

 

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

(3)

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

(3)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

 

 

 

or

 

MAT

1055

College Algebra

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

 

 

or

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

SCI

1600

Physical Science

(3)

 

Total 18

Semester 4

 

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

2250

Teaching in the Elementary Grades

K-6

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

ENG

3750

Children's Literature

(3)

GGY

2050

Fundamentals of World Geography

(3)

Total 14

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

EDU

2565

Math for Elementary Educators

(3)

EDU

3355

Urban Teaching and Learning

(3)

EDU

3455

Math Methods for K-6 Teachers

(3)

HIS

2010

U.S. History I

 

 

 

or

 

HIS

2020

U.S. History II

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

 

Total 18

Semester 6

 

ALH

2100

Public School Health

(3)

EDU

3465

Science Methods for K-6 Teachers

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

EDU

4130

Reading and Writing Grades K-6

(3)

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

EDU

3310

Social Studies and Humanities Grades K-6

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience

(0)

EDU

3600

Language and Literacy

(3)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 14

Semester 8

 

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar

(3)

EDU

4640

Enhanced Student Teaching K-6

(9)

 

Total 12

Total credit hours for BS Elementary Education (K-6 Licensure)

123

Special Education BS (Modified K-12 Licensure)

Special Education Major

The Bachelor of Science in special education provides prospective teachers of students with mild to moderate disabilities a concentrated focus appropriate to content areas associated with K-12 grades. The focus of the major is on supporting students with disabilities who participate in the regular curriculum with appropriate adaptations, modifications and support.

Mission Statement

The mission of the special education major is to prepare candidates to be competent in directing eligibility procedures and program implementation of students with disabilities, responsible for effective programs of instruction and compassionate educators.

Learning Outcomes

Candidates majoring in Special Education will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of various disabilities.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of referral, assessment, data analysis, and eligibility procedures required for eligibility and effective implementation of individual educational programs.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum standards, curriculum modifications, curriculum accommodations, instructional strategies and collaboration skills.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of resources, related services, transitional planning and technology used to enhance functioning in academic and vocational settings.
  5. Demonstrate behavioral analysis and management strategies appropriate for students with mild to moderate disabilities.

Special Education BS (Modified K-12 Licensure)

General Education Core

60 hours

Foundations Tier - 18 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

Mathematics (Choose one)

(3)

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

 

 

MAT

1055

College Algebra

 

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

Human Sciences Tier - 9 hours

 

Institutional: (Choose one):

(3)

 

HIS

2010

US History I

 

 

HIS

2020

US History II

 

Behavioral:

 

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

Natural Sciences Tier - 12 hours

 

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

SCI

1600

Physical Science

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

GGY

2050

Fundamentals of World Geography

(3)

Contexts Tier - 21 hours

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

World Civilization (Choose one):

(3)

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

Additional Requirement for Freshman Beginning Fall 2008

3 hours

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

Major

36 hours

ALH

2100

Public School Health

(3)

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education*

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education*

(3)

EDU

2565

Math for Elementary Educators

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

 

SED

2700

Foundations of Special Education

(3)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

EDU

4130

Reading and Writing Grades (K-6)

(3)

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar

(3)

ENG

3750

Children's Literature

(3)

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

 

Highly Recommended 3 hours

 

EDU

3600

Language and Literacy

(3)

Professional Special Education Minor

24 hours

SED

3000

Special Education Assessment

(3)

SED

3010

Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities I

(3)

SED

3020

Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities II

(3)

SED

3050

Instructional Strategies and Resources for Special Education

(3)

SED

3060

Behavior Management Strategies for Students with Disabilities

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience***

(0)

SED

4650

Enhanced Student Teaching in Special Education**

(9)

Concurrent Courses

 

*EDU 1500 must be taken with EDU 1010.

**EDU 4600 must be taken with SED 4650.

***EDU 4630 must be taken in the August immediately prior to student teaching.

Total

123 hours

Special Education Modified K-12 Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

 

Total 17

Semester 2

 

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

(3)

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

(3)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

 

 

or

 

MAT

1055

College Algebra

 

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

 

Total 17

Semester 4

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

ENG

3750

Children's Literature

(3)

SED

2700

Foundations of Special Education

(3)

SED

3000

Special Education Assessment

(3)

Total 18

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

ALH

2100

Public School Health

(3)

EDU

2565

Math for Elementary Educators

(3)

EDU

3600

Language and Literacy (Highly recommended course but not required)(3)

 

EDU

4130

Reading and Writing Grades K-6

(3)

HIS

2010

U.S. History I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

2020

U.S. History II

 

SED

3010

Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities I

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

SED

3020

Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities II

(3)

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

Total 14

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience

(0)

GGY

2050

Fundamentals of World Geography

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

SED

3050

Instructional Strategies and Resources for Special Education

(3)

SED

3060

Behavior Management. Strategies for Students with Disabilities

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 8

 

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar

(3)

SED

4650

Enhanced Student Teaching in Special Education

(9)

 

Total 12

Total credit hours for BS Special Education (K–12 Licensure)

123

Department of English (Education)

English Education Major

English Education majors are required the same major curriculum (English Education majors take an additional writing course and Adolescent Literature) as English majors; therefore, they are taught by the same learning outcomes.

Mission Statement

The English major seeks to prepare graduates who possess strong reading, writing, and thinking skills, along with a creative understanding of human relationships, that will enable them to succeed in professional and personal lives of service to the community.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with an English Education major will be able to:

  1. Read a variety of written texts with comprehension.
  2. Write clear scholarly reports which analyze and synthesize information from multiple sources.
  3. Interpret and evaluate literary works using various critical approaches.
  4. Critique and edit written reports.
  5. Communicate a coherent understanding of their own values and beliefs according to a Christian aesthetic of faith and literature.
  6. Perform effectively as an English teacher in middle/high school (grades 7-12).

English Education BA (7-12 Licensure)

General Education Core

66 hours

Foundations Tier - 21 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

Intercultural Literacy (Choose one)

(3)

FRE

1000

French Language and Culture

 

 

 

or

 

GER

1000

German Language and Culture

 

 

 

or

 

SPA

1000

Spanish Language and Culture

 

Human Sciences Tier - 12 hours

 

Institutional:

 

 

SOC

2500

Family and Society

(3)

Behavioral:

 

 

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

PSY

3411

Introduction to Exceptional Learner

(3)

Natural Sciences Tier - 6 hours

 

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

Contexts Tier - 21 hours

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

World Civilization (Choose one):

(3)

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

Philosophy (Choose one):

(3)

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

 

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

Also Required for This Major - 6 hours

 

FRE
GER
SPA

1500

Elementary Language II

(3)

FRE
GER
SPA

2000

Intermediate Language I

(3)

 

Certification in First Aid and CPR

(0)

Additional Requirement for Freshman Beginning Fall 2008

3 hours

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

Major

37 hours

ENG

3100

American Puritans and Romantics

(3)

ENG

3200

American Realists and Moderns

(3)

ENG

3400

Southern Literature

(3)

 

 

or

 

ENG

3610

Romantic Literature

 

ENG

3640

Modern American Literature

(3)

ENG

3510

Medieval Literature

(3)

 

 

or

 

ENG

3520

Renaissance Literature

 

 

 

or

 

ENG

3580

Enlightenment Literature

 

ENG

3550

Shakespeare

(3)

 

 

or

 

ENG

3650

The Age of Milton

 

ENG

3620

Victorian Literature

(3)

 

 

or

 

ENG

3630

Modern British Literature

 

ENG

3800

Adolescent Literature

(3)

ENG

4200

Comparative Literature

(3)

ENG

4600

Senior Recitation for English Majors

(1)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

EDU

3510

Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

EDU

4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary Education

(3)

Minor in Professional Secondary 7-12

24 hours

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education*

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education*

(3)

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12)

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar**

(3)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience***

(0)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching in Secondary School**

 

 

 

(9)

Strongly Recommended 3 hours

 

EDU

3355

Urban Teaching and Learning

(3)

Concurrent Courses

 

*EDU 1500 must be taken with EDU 1010

**EDU 4600 must be taken with EDU 4670

***EDU 4630 must be taken in the August immediately prior to student teaching.

Total

130 hours

English Education Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

FRE
GER
SPA

1000

Language and Culture

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

 

Total 18

Semester 2

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

(3)

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

FRE
GER
SPA

1500

Elementary Language II

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

 

Total 17

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

FRE
GER
SPA

2000

Intermediate Language I

(3)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 4

 

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12)

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods of Effective Class Climates

(3)

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

Total 17

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

ENG

3100

American Puritans and Romantics

(3)

ENG

3510

Medieval Literature

(3)

 

 

or

 

ENG

3520

Renaissance Literature

 

 

 

or

 

ENG

3580

Enlightenment Literature

 

ENG

3640

Modern American Literature

(3)

ENG

3800

Adolescent Literature

(3)

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 18

Semester 6

 

ENG

3200

American Realists and Moderns

(3)

ENG

3400

Southern Literature

(3)

 

 

or

 

ENG

3610

Romantic Literature

 

ENG

3550

Shakespeare

(3)

 

 

or

 

ENG

3650

The Age of Milton

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

 

 

or

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 17

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

EDU

4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary Education

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience

(0)

ENG

3620

Victorian Literature

(3)

 

 

or

 

ENG

3630

Modern British Literature

 

ENG

4200

Comparative Literature

(3)

ENG

4600

Senior Recitation for English Majors

(1)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

 

Total 16

Semester 8

 

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar

(3)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School

(9)

 

Total 12

Total credit hours for BA English Education (7-12 Licensure)

130

Department of Communication Studies

BA in Speech Education (7-12 licensure)

BA in Theatre Education (K-12 licensure)

Speech Communication Education Major

Mission Statement

The Speech Communication Education major seeks to provide graduates with a general, yet comprehensive, academic foundation in the study of human communication.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a Speech Communication Education major will be able to:

  1. Possess knowledge suitable for employment in a career requiring communication skills.
  2. Identify a major theorist in the discipline of communication.
  3. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  4. Perform effectively as a teacher in middle/high school grades 7-12.

Theatre Education Major

Mission Statement

The Theatre Education major seeks to prepare graduates with a broad understanding of theatre to succeed professionally in educational, community, and/or professional theatre venues and/or to succeed in graduate theatre programs.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a Theatre Education major will be able to:

  1. Perform effectively as a teacher in grades K-12.
  2. Critically assess a theatre production's relative merits and weaknesses within the global contexts of artistic expression and spiritual significance.
  3. Satisfy proficiently at least ONE of the basic collaborative roles for the production of a play that is at least one-act in length, or longer. The roles graduates may choose from are: director of the play, performer in a major character role of the play, author of the script, lighting designer of the play, scenic designer of the play, or costume designer of the play.

Speech Communication Education BA (7-12 Licensure)

General Education Core

60 hours

Foundations Tier - 21 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

Human Sciences Tier - 12 hours

 

Institutional:

 

 

SOC

2500

Family and Society

(3)

Behavioral:

 

 

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

PSY

3411

Introduction to Exceptional Learner

(3)

Natural Sciences Tier - 6 hours

 

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

Contexts Tier - 21 hours

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

World Civilization (Choose one):

(3)

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

Philosophy (Choose one):

(3)

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

 

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

Also Required for This Major

 

Certification in First Aid and CPR

(0)

Major

36 hours

COM

2000

Theories of Communication

(3)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

COM

2020

Principles of Intercultural Communication

(2)

COM

2100

Introduction to Mass Communication

(3)

COM

2230

Oral Interpretation

(3)

COM

2500

Argumentation and Debate

(3)

COM

2810

Small Group Communication

(3)

COM

3070

The Rhetorical Tradition

(3)

COM

3170

Voice and Articulation

(3)

COM

4000

Advanced Public Speaking

(3)

COM

4210

Forensics Practicum

(1)

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

EDU

4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary Education

(3)

Minor in Professional Secondary 7-12

24 hours

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education*

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education*

(3)

EDU

2200

Teaching in the Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12)

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar**

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience***

(0)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School**

(9)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

Strongly Recommended 3 hours

 

EDU

3355

Urban Teaching and Learning

(3)

Concurrent Courses

 

*EDU 1500 must be taken with EDU 1010.

**EDU 4600 must be taken with EDU 4670.

*** EDU 4630 must be taken in the August immediately prior to student teaching

Total

120 hours

Speech Education Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

COM

2000

Theories of Communication

(3)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

 

Total 18

Semester 2

COM

1010

Speech Communications

(3)

COM

2100

Introduction to Mass Communication

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

Total 17

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

COM

2500

Argumentation and Debate

(3)

COM

2810

Small Group Communication

(3)

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

(3)

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 18

Semester 4

COM

2020

Principles of Intercultural Communication

(2)

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

Total 14

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

COM

3070

The Rhetorical Tradition

(3)

COM

3170

Voice and Articulation

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

2200

Teaching in the Middle and Secondary Schools

(3)

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

 

 

or

 

PHL

3010

Ethics

 

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

COM

2230

Oral Interpretation

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

COM

4000

Advanced Public Speaking

(3)

COM

4210

Forensics Practicum

(1)

EDU

4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary Education

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience

(0)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

 

Total 14

Semester 8

 

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar

(3)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School

(9)

 

Total 12

Total credit hours for BA Speech Education (7-12 Licensure)

123

Theatre Education BA (K-12 Licensure)

General Education Core

60 hours

Foundations Tier - 21 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

Human Sciences Tier - 12 hours

 

Institutional:

 

 

SOC

2500

Family and Society

(3)

Behavioral:

 

 

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

PSY

3411

Introduction to Exceptional Learner

(3)

Natural Sciences Tier - 6 hours

 

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

Contexts Tier - 21 hours

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

World Civilization (Choose one):

(3)

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

Philosophy (Choose one):

(3)

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

 

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

Also Required for This Major

 

Certification in First and CPR

(0)

Additional Requirement for Freshman Beginning Fall 2008

3 hours

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

Major

36-37 hours

COM

1000

Production Participation (6 satisfactory semesters)

(0)

COM

2250

Performance Studies

(3)

COM

2350

Creative Drama

(3)

COM

2950

Script Analysis

(1)

COM

3140

Acting: Theory and Practice

(3)

COM

3400

Theatre History and Dramatic Literature

(3)

COM

3900

Scriptwriting

(3)

COM

4030

Design and Production for the Stage

(3)

COM

4040

Play Directing

(3)

COM

422
A-F

Drama Practicum

(3)

COM

4600

Junior/Senior Seminar in Dramatic Arts

(1)

COM

4400

Modern Drama

(3)

COM

4800

Senior Project in Communication Studies

(1-2)

EDU

3510

Reading and Writing in the Content Area

(3)

EDU

4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary Education

(3)

Minor in Professional Secondary 7-12

24 hours

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education*

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education*

(3)

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12)

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar**

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience***

(0)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School**

(9)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

Strongly Recommended 3 hours

 

EDU

3355

Urban Teaching and Learning

(3)

Concurrent Courses

 

*EDU 1500 must be taken with EDU 1010

**EDU 4600 must be taken with EDU 4670

***EDU 4630 must be taken in the August immediately prior to student teaching

Total

123-124 hours

Theatre Education Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

 

Total 17

Semester 2

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

 

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

COM

422

A-F

Drama Practicum

(1)

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 16

Semester 4

COM

2250

Performance Studies

(3)

COM

2350

Creative Drama

(3)

COM

422

A-F

Drama Practicum

(1)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

2200

Teaching in the Middle and Secondary Schools

(3)

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

 

 

or

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

Total 16

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

COM

2950

Script Analysis

(1)

COM

3140

Acting: Theory and Practice

(3)

COM

3400

Theatre History and Dramatic Literature

(3)

COM

4600

Junior/Senior Seminar in Dramatic Arts

(1)

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

 

Total 16

Semester 6

 

COM

3900

Scriptwriting

(3)

COM

4030

Design and Production for the Stage

(3)

COM

4040

Play Directing

(3)

COM

422

A-F

Drama Praticum

(1)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 16

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

COM

422

A-F

Drama Practicum

(1)

COM

4400

Modern Drama

(3)

COM

4800

Senior Project in Communication Studies

(1-2)

EDU

4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary Education

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience

(0)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

 

Total 13-14

Semester 8

 

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar

(3)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School

(9)

 

Total 12

Total credit hours for BA Theatre Education (7-12 Licensure)

123-124

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (Education)

History Education Major

For the Teacher Licensure Programs in History Education with an optional concentration in Economics or Government:

Majors preparing for teacher licensure in the Social Studies areas take the variety of courses required for majors in History/Political Science as well as in the Social Sciences. Thus, the learning outcomes for those discipline areas apply in those fields. In addition, teaching area majors take Methods and Materials for Secondary Education (EDU 4230), which specifically addresses Teacher Education Program Learning Outcomes 1, 2, and 4.

Mission Statement

The mission of the program in history is to equip students to be competent in the field of history, responsible and compassionate leaders, and oriented toward service.

Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in History Education will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the past.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to apply historical perspective to contemporary issues and events.
  3. Understand the background and development of the United States as it has attained its present position of world power and influence.
  4. Apply Christian values to the study and interpretation of the past, always looking for more effective ways to integrate their faith and learning.
  5. Perform effectively as a History teacher in middle/high school grades 7-12.

History Education BA (7-12 Licensure)

General Education Core

63 hours

Foundations Tier - 21 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

Human Sciences Tier - 12 hours

 

Institutional:

 

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

Behavioral:

 

 

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

PSY

3411

Introduction to Exceptional Learner

(3)

Natural Sciences Tier - 6 hours

 

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

Contexts Tier - 24 hours

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

Philosophy (Choose one):

(3)

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

 

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

Also Required for This Major - 3 hours

 

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

Certification in First Aid and CPR

(0)

Additional Requirement for Freshman Beginning Fall 2008

3 hours

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

Major

37 hours

GGY

2050

Fundamentals of World Geography

(3)

HIS

2010

United States History I

(3)

HIS

2020

United States History II

(3)

HIS

2200

European History I

(3)

HIS

2300

European History II

(3)

HIS

3170

Latin American History

(3)

HIS

3260

History of Asia

(3)

HIS

4200

Historical Research

(3)

HIS

4700

Senior Seminar

(1)

 

 

U.S. History Elective

(3)

 

 

Non-U.S. History Elective

(3)

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

EDU

4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary Education

(3)

Minor in Professional Secondary 7-12

24 hours

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education*

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education*

(3)

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12)

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar**

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience***

(0)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School**

(9)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

Strongly Recommended 3 hours

 

EDU

3355

Urban Teaching and Learning

(3)

Concurrent Courses

 

*EDU 1500 must be taken with EDU 1010

**EDU 4600 must be taken with EDU 4670

***EDU 4630 must be taken in the August immediately prior to student teaching

Total

127 hours

These additional studies are strongly recommended for History Education majors:

Concentration Areas (Choose one)

18 hours

Economics

 

ECO

2000

Principles of Macroeconomics

(3)

ECO

2010

Principles of Microeconomics

(3)

ECO

 

Electives

(12)

Government/Political Science

 

POL

2000

Introduction to Political Science

(3)

POL

2020

American Political Institutions

(3)

POL

3000

International Relations

(3)

POL

3010

Contemporary Political Thought

(3)

POL

 

Electives

(6)

History Education Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

 

Total 17

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

(3)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

 

Total 18

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

(3)

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

HIS

2010

U.S. History I

(3)

HIS

2200

European History I

(3)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 4

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

GGY

2050

Fundamentals of World Geography

(3)

HIS

2020

U.S. History II

(3)

HIS

2300

European History II

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

Total 18

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools 7–12

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods of Effective Class Climates

(3)

HIS

 

U.S. History Elective

(3)

HIS

3260

History of Asia

(3)

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

HIS

 

Non U.S. History Elective

(3)

HIS

3170

Latin American History

(3)

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

 

 

or

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

Total 17

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

EDU

4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary Education

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience

(0)

HIS

4200

Historical Research

(3)

HIS

4700

Senior Seminar

(1)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 8

 

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar

(3)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School

(9)

 

Total 12

Total credit hours for BS History Education (7–12 Licensure)

127

Department of Business Administration (Education)

Business Education Major

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Business Education major is to provide students with a broad understanding of business and strive for excellence in business to glorify God through stewardship, leadership and service.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a Business Education major will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competency in core business areas.
  2. Understand and apply knowledge through modeling and teaching technical and non-technical business skills.
  3. Perform effectively as a business teacher in middle/high school (grades 7-12).

Business Education BS (7-12 Licensure)

General Education Core

60 hours

Foundations Tier - 21 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

Mathematics (Choose one)

(3)

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

 

 

MAT

1055

College Algebra

 

ITI

1500

Office and Internet Technologies

(2)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

Human Sciences Tier - 12 hours

 

Institutional:

 

 

SOC

2500

Family and Society

(3)

Behavioral:

 

 

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

PSY

3411

Introduction to Exceptional Learner

(3)

Natural Sciences Tier - 6 hours

 

SCI

1500

Life Science

 

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

Contexts Tier - 21 hours

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

World Civilization (Choose one):

(3)

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

Philosophy (Choose one):

(3)

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

 

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

Also Required for This Major

 

Certification in First Aid and CPR

(0)

Additional Requirement for Freshman Beginning Fall 2008

3 hours

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

Major

37 hours

ACT

2210

Principles of Accounting I

(3)

ACT

2240

Microcomputer Accounting Applications for Education

(1)

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

(3)

ECO

2010

Principles of Microeconomics

(3)

ITI

2500

Introduction to Networking and Security

(3)

BUS

3020

Statistics for Business and Economics I

(3)

BUS

3500

Production and Operations Management

(3)

MKT

3100

Principles of Marketing

(3)

BUS

2250

Business Communications

(3)

BUS

4040

Business Law I

(3)

BUS

4110

Business Policies

(3)

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

EDU

4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary Education

(3)

Minor in Professional Secondary 7-12

24 hours

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education*

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education*

(3)

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12)

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar**

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience***

(0)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School**

(9)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

These additional courses are strongly recommended (12 hours)

EDU

3355

Urban Teaching and Learning (3)

 

ITI

2020

Computer Applications Using Spreadsheets and Databases (3)

 

ITI

2200

IT Project Management (3)

 

ITI

2050

Desktop Publishing Technologies (3)

 

Concurrent Courses

 

*EDU 1500 must be taken with EDU 1010

**EDU 4600 must be taken with EDU 4670

***EDU 4630 must be taken in the August immediately prior to student teaching.

TOTAL

124 hours

Business Education Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ACT

2210

Principles of Accounting I

(3)

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

 

Total 17

Semester 2

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

ITI

1500

Office and Internet Technologies

(2)

ECO

2010

Principles of Microeconomics

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 17

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

BUS

4040

Business Law I

(3)

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

(3)

ITI

2500

Introduction to Networking and Security

(3)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

 

 

or

 

MAT

1055

College Algebra

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

 

Total 16

Semester 4

ACT

2240

Microcomputer Accounting Applications for Education

(1)

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

MKT

3100

Principles of Marketing

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 16

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

BUS

2250

Business Communications

(3)

BUS

3020

Statistics for Business and Economics I

(3)

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12)

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

BUS

3500

Production and Operations Management

(3)

BUS

4110

Business Policies

(3)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

Total 16

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

EDU

4230

Materials and Methods for Secondary Education

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience

(0)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

 

 

or

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 8

 

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar

(3)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary Education

(9)

 

Total 12

Total credit hours for BS Business Education (7–12 Licensure)

124

Department of Music (Education)

Music Education Major Learning Outcomes

Music Education Majors are required the same major curriculum as Music Majors. The same learning outcomes apply to all programs. In addition, a Music Education major will perform effectively as a Music teacher in middle/high school (grades 7-12). See the Division of Music for learning outcomes. The courses (MUS 2300-2330) Brass, Woodwind, String, and Percussion Methods, and (MUS 4170) Materials and Methods of Music Education, address Learning Outcomes 2 and 4 listed in the Teacher Education Program.

Music Education BS (Vocal/General or Instrumental/General K-12)

General Education Core

59-62 hours

Foundations Tier 17-19 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

Mathematics (Choose one)

(3-4)

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics (3)

 

 

MAT

1055

College Algebra (3)

 

 

MAT

1310

Pre-Calculus (3)

 

 

MAT

1510

Calculus I (4)

 

MUS

2000

Technology for Music Majors

(2)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness (vocal)

(2)

 

 

or

 

MUS

1860

Marching Band (instrumental)

(1)

Human Sciences Tier 12 hours

 

Institutional:

 

 

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

Behavioral:

 

 

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

PSY

3411

Introduction to Exceptional Learner

(3)

Natural Sciences Tier 6 or 7 hours

 

Lab Science (Choose One)

(3-4)

 

BIO

1510

General Biology (4)

 

 

SCI

1500

Life Science (3)

 

 

SCI

2000

Introduction to Environmental Science (3)

 

 

CHE

1010

Principles of Inorganic/Organic Chemistry (4)

 

 

CHE

1040

General Chemistry I (4)

 

 

SCI

2200

Physical Geology (3)

 

 

PHY

2110

General Physics I (4)

 

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science (3)

 

 

SCI

2510

Earth and Space Science (3)

 

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

Contexts Tier 24 hours

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

MUS

2410

History I

(2)

MUS

2420

History II

(2)

MUS

3410

History III (fulfills Intercultural Literacy requirement)

(2)

MUS

3420

History IV

(2)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MUS

1515

Art for Music Majors

(1)

Philosophy (Choose one):

(3)

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy (3)

 

 

PHL

3070

Ethics (3)

 

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

Additional Requirement for Freshmen
Beginning Fall 2008

3 hours

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

Music Major Core

23 hours

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS

3010

Theory III

(2)

MUS

3020

Theory IV

(2)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

MUS

3060

Aural Theory III

(2)

MUS

3070

Aural Theory IV

(2)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

MUS

3110

Advanced Conducting

(2)

MUS

4010

Orchestration

(3)

Music Performance Minor

16-20 hours

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance (six satisfactory semesters)

(0)

MUS

 

Applied Study Lower Division* (4 one hour classes)

(4)

MUS

 

Applied Study Upper Division* (4 one hour classes)

(4)

MUS

3600

Keyboard Proficiency or Class Piano

I,II,III,IV passing with B- average or above

(0-4)

MUS

4600

Senior Recital

(0)

MUS

 

Ensemble* (8 one hour classes)

(8)

* For Vocal/General endorsement – Applied Study will be Voice, and the Ensemble will be Choral Union.

* For Instrumental/General endorsement - Applied Study will be Instrumental, and the Ensemble will be Wind Ensemble.

Minor in Professional Secondary K-12

26 hours

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education*

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education*

(3)

EDU

2011/
2012/
2013

Early Grades or Middle Grades or Secondary Clinical Field Experience**

(1)

EDU/
MUS

2800

Introduction to Music Education**

(4)

EDU/
MUS

4170

Methods and Materials of Music Education***

(4)

EDU

4550

Secondary Methods Clinical Field Experience***

(1)

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar****

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience*****

(0)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School****

(9)

Strongly Recommended 3 hours

 

EDU

3355

Urban Teaching and Learning

(3)

Instrumental Methods for Instrumental Endorsement

4 hours

MUS

2300

Brass Methods

(1)

MUS

2310

Woodwind Methods

(1)

MUS

2320

String Methods

(1)

MUS

2330

Percussion Methods

(1)

Concurrent Courses

 

*EDU 1500 must be taken with EDU 1010.

**EDU/MUS 2800 must be taken with EDU 2011, 2012, or 2013.

***MUS/EDU 4170 must be taken with EDU 4550.

****EDU 4600 must be taken with EDU 4670.

*****EDU 4630 must be taken in the August immediately prior to student teaching.

Total credit hours for BS Music Education

 

(K–12 Licensure)

 

 

Vocal/General

128-134

 

Instrumental/General

131-137

Music Education Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

 

 

Lab Science Choice

(3-4)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness (Vocal)

(2)

 

 

or

 

MUS

1860

Marching Band (Instrumental)

(1)

MUS

1600

3600

Class Piano I or

Keyboard Proficiency

(0-1)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS

 

Applied Lower Division

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

Total 15-18

Semester 2

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

MAT

 

Mathematics Choice

(3-4)

MUS

1515

Art for Music Majors

(1)

MUS

1610

3600

Class Piano II or

Keyboard Proficiency

(0-1)

MUS

2000

Technology for Music Majors

(2)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS

 

Applied Lower Division

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

Total 15-17

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

PHL

 

Philosophy Choice

(3)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

MUS

2600

3600

Class Piano III or

Keyboard Proficiency

(0-1)

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

MUS

2410

History I

(2)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS

 

Applied Lower Division

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

Total 19-20

Semester 4

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS

2620
3600

Class Piano IV or
Keyboard Proficiency

(0-1)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

MUS

2420

History II

(2)

MUS

3110

Advanced Conducting

(2)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS

 

Applied Lower Division

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

Total 16-17

Junior Year

Semester 5

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

EDU

2011
2012
2013

Early Grades or Middle Grades or Secondary Clinical Field Experience

(1)

EDU/
MUS

2800

Introduction to Music Education

(4)

MUS

2310

Woodwind Methods

(0-1)

MUS

2320

String Methods

(0-1)

MUS

3010

Theory III

(2)

MUS

3060

Aural Theory III

(2)

MUS

3410

History III

(2)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS

 

Applied Upper Division

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

Total 16-18

Semester 6

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

MUS

2300

Brass Methods

(0-1)

MUS

2330

Percussion Methods

(0-1)

MUS

3020

Theory IV

(2)

MUS

3070

Aural Theory IV

(2)

MUS

3420

History IV

(2)

EDU

4550

Secondary Methods Clinical Field Experience

(1)

MUS

4170

Materials and Methods of Music Education

(4)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS

 

Applied Upper Division

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

Total 16-18

Senior Year

Semester 7

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

MUS

4010

Orchestration

(3)

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience

(0)

MUS

 

Applied Upper Division

(2)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

MUS

3600

Keyboard Proficiency (check)

(0)

MUS

4600

Senior Recital

(0)

Total 18

Semester 8

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar

(3)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary Education

(9)

Total 12

Total credit hours for BS Music Education

 

(K–12 Licensure)

 

 

Vocal/General

128-134

 

Instrumental/General

131-137

Department of Human Performance (Education)

PE Education Major (K-12) Learning Outcomes

Graduates will demonstrate knowledge, understanding, skills, and attitudes relative to the following:

  1. Understand the value of exercise for health and physical fitness.
  2. Identify the components of health-related fitness and skill-related fitness.
  3. Conduct basic personal fitness evaluation and the development of a personal fitness program.
  4. Understand the role of proper nutrition in exercise and physical fitness.
  5. Develop the ability to participate in a minimum of two lifetime sports.
  6. Develop a variety of sports skills.
  7. Be certified in first aid, safety, and CPR.
  8. Understand functional human anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology.
  9. Understand the physiological effects of exercise on the human body.
  10. Demonstrate appropriate activities, instructional techniques and use of teaching aids for grades K-12 with students with and without disabilities.
  11. Evaluate procedures for health appraisal, physical education skills, and physical fitness.
  12. Demonstrate prevention, recognition, and management of injuries associated with physical activity.
  13. Understand the role of administrative and supervisory personnel in directing programs.
  14. Know the history of physical education and athletics (including outstanding events, names, dates and places).
  15. Be knowledgeable of current legal interpretations and liability concerns as they relate to the teaching of physical education and coaching.

PE Education BS (K-12 Licensure)

General Education Core

62 hours

Foundations Tier - 21 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

Human Sciences Tier - 9 hours

 

Institutional:

 

 

SOC

2500

Family and Society

(3)

Behavioral:

 

 

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

Natural Sciences Tier - 11 hours

 

BIO

1510

General Biology I

(4)

HPE

2300

Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology

(4)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

Contexts Tier - 21 hours

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

World Civilization (Choose one):

(3)

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

Philosophy (Choose one):

(3)

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

 

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

Additional Requirement for Freshman Beginning Fall 2008

3 hours

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

PE Major

35 hours

HPE

1200

Swimming

(1)

HPE

2000

Foundations of Health, PE and Fitness

(3)

HPE

2400

Teaching Restrictive and Corrective PE

(3)

HPE

2500

First Aid, CPR and AED

(2)

HPE

3020

Teaching Lifetime Sports

(3)

HPE

3220

Methods and Materials in PE for Grades K-12

(3)

HPE

3230

PE Activities in the Elementary School

(2)

HPE

3300

Tests and Measurements in Physical Education

(3)

HPE

3900

Administration and Supervision of Sport and Exercise

(3)

HPE

4090

Physiology of Exercise

(3)

HPE

4100

Kinesiology

(3)

HPE

4500

Senior Seminar in Physical Education

(2)

Choose four other courses from:

(4)

 

HPE

1020

Racquetball (1)

 

 

HPE

1040

Golf (1)

 

 

HPE

1080

Badminton (1)

 

 

HPE

1100

Volleyball (1)

 

 

HPE

1300

Tennis (1)

 

These additional studies are strongly recommended for physical education majors:

HPE

3500

Sport Medicine

(3)

At least two of the following courses:

(4)

 

HPE

300B

Coaching Baseball (2)

 

 

HPE

300C

Coaching Basketball (2)

 

 

HPE

300E

Coaching Volleyball (2)

 

 

HPE

300F

Coaching Softball (2)

 

Minor in Professional Secondary K-12

25 hours

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education*

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education*

(3)

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12)

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar**

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience***

(0)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School**

(9)

Strongly Recommended 3 hours

 

EDU

3355

Urban Teaching and Learning

(3)

*Health concentration must add classroom experience in Health Student Teaching

Concurrent Courses

 

*EDU 1500 must be taken with EDU 1010

**EDU 4600 must be taken with EDU 4670

***EDU 4630 must be taken in the August immediately prior to student teaching

TOTAL

125 hours

Health Education Concentration (K-12 Licensure)*

12 hours

For added endorsement in Health Education, the following courses are required:

 

BIO

2700

Nutrition

(3)

HPE

2040

Personal and Community Health

(3)

HPE

2200

Sexuality and Human Relations

(3)

PSY

3020

Drugs and Behavior

(3)

*Health concentration must add classroom experience in Health Student Teaching

PE Education Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

BIO

1510

General Biology I

(4)

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

HPE

 

Activity

(1)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

 

Total 16

Semester 2

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

(3)

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

HPE

 

Activity

(1)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

Total 16

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

HPE

1200

Swimming

(1)

HPE

2000

Foundations of Health, PE, and Fitness

(3)

HPE

2500

First Aid, Safety, CPR, and AED

(2)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 18

Semester 4

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

HPE

2400

Teaching Restrictive and Corrective PE

(3)

HPE

4090

Physiology of Exercise

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 15

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12)

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

HPE

 

Activity

(1)

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

 

 

or

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

HPE

2300

Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology

(4)

HPE

3020

Teaching Lifetime Sports

(3)

HPE

3230

PE Activities in the Elementary School

(2)

HPE

3300

Tests and Measurements in PE

(3)

HPE

3900

Administration and Supervision of Sport and Exercise

(3)

Total 18

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience

(0)

HPE

 

Activity

(1)

HPE

3220

Methods and Materials in PE for Grades K–12

(3)

HPE

4100

Kinesiology

(3)

HPE

4500

Senior Seminar

(2)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 8

 

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar

(3)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School

(9)

 

Total 12

Total credit hours for BS P.E. Education (7–12 Licensure)

125

Department of Science and Mathematics (Education)

Biology Education BS (7-12 Licensure)

Chemistry Education BS (7-12 Licensure)

Mathematics Education BS (7-12 Licensure)

Physics Education BS (7-12 Licensure)

Education Majors

Biology Education Major

Mission Statement

The biology education major seeks to prepare graduates who have a broad-based understanding of biology including experimental and analytical laboratory technique that will prepare them to be effective teachers of life science/biology (grades 7-12).

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a Biology Education major will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate their knowledge of biological principles.
  2. Apply knowledge and skills in experimental and analytical techniques, including health and safety precautions for lab procedures.
  3. Clearly communicate scientific information.
  4. Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to solve biological and ecological problems and to promote lifelong learning.
  5. Evaluate ethical implications of biomedical technology so that informed decisions can be made in light of Christian beliefs and values.
  6. Perform effectively as a life science/biology teacher in middle/high school (grades 7-12).

Chemistry Education Major

Mission Statement

The chemistry education major seeks to prepare graduates who have broad-based understanding of chemistry, including experimental and analytical techniques, that will prepare them to be effective teachers of physical science/chemistry (grades 7-12).

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a Chemistry Education major will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate broad-based understanding of chemical concepts and principles.
  2. Apply knowledge and skills in experimental and analytical techniques, including health and safety precautions for the laboratory.
  3. Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to problems related to chemistry and to promote lifelong learning.
  4. Clearly communicate scientific information.
  5. Perform effectively as a physical science/chemistry teacher in middle/high school (grades 7-12).

Mathematics Education Major

Mission Statement

The mathematics education major seeks to prepare graduates who are competent in reasoning and problem solving skills that will enable them to be effective teachers in secondary school.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a Mathematics Education major will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad-based knowledge of mathematics.
  2. Understand and construct mathematical proofs and apply mathematical tools and critical thinking skills in problem solving.
  3. Clearly communicate mathematical ideas.
  4. Perform effectively as a mathematics teacher in middle/high school (grades 7-12).

Physics Education Major

Mission Statement

The physics education major seeks to prepare graduates who have broad-based understanding of physics, including experimental and analytical techniques, that will prepare them to be effective teachers of physical science/physics (grades 7-12).

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a Physics Education major will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate broad-based understanding of physical concepts and principles.
  2. Apply knowledge and skills in experimental and analytical techniques, including health and safety precautions for the laboratory.
  3. Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to problems related to physics and to promote lifelong learning.
  4. Clearly communicate scientific information.
  5. Perform effectively as a physical science/physics teacher in middle/high school (grades 7-12).

Biology Education BS (7-12 Licensure)

General Education Core

62 hours

Foundations Tier - 23 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MAT

1510

Calculus I

(4)

SCI

2150

Introduction to Computer Technology for the Sciences

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

Human Sciences Tier - 12 hours

 

Institutional:

 

 

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

Behavioral:

 

 

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

PSY

3411

Introduction to Exceptional Learner

(3)

Natural Sciences Tier - 6 hours

 

SCI

2510

Earth and Space Science

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

Contexts Tier - 21 hours

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

World Civilization (Choose one):

(3)

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

Philosophy (Choose one):

(3)

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

 

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

Also Required for This Major

 

Certification in First Aid and CPR

(0)

Additional Requirement for Freshman Beginning Fall 2008

3 hours

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

Major

39 hours

SCI

1050

Science Philosophy and Practice

(1)

BIO

1510

General Biology I

(4)

BIO

1520

General Biology II

(4)

BIO

2820

Microbiology

(4)

BIO

3000

General Ecology

(3)

BIO

3720

Genetics

(4)

BIO

4335

Seminar in Biology

(1)

CHE

1010

Principles of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry

(4)

 

 

or

 

CHE

1040

General Chemistry I

 

CHE

1020

Principles of Organic and Biochemistry

(4)

 

 

or

 

CHE

2010

Organic Chemistry I

 

PHY

2110

General Physics I

(4)

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

EDU

4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary Education

(3)

These additional courses are strongly recommended (8 hours)

BIO

2010

Anatomy-Physiology I (4)

 

 

 

or

 

BIO

2020

Anatomy-Physiology II (4)

 

BIO

3730

Molecular Biology (4)

 

Minor in Professional Secondary 7-12

24 hours

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education*

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education*

(3)

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12)

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar**

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience***

(0)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School**

(9)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

Strongly Recommended 3 hours

 

EDU

3355

Urban Teaching and Learning

(3)

Concurrent Courses

 

*EDU 1500 must be taken with EDU 1010

**EDU 4600 must be taken with EDU 4670

***EDU 4630 must be taken in August prior to student teaching

Total

128 hours

Biology Education Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

BIO

1510

General Biology

(4)

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization II

 

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

 

Total 18

Semester 2

BIO

1520

General Biology II

(4)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, Thinking

(3)

MAT

1510

Calculus I

(4)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 17

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

BIO

2820

Microbiology

(4)

CHE

1010

Principles of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry

(4)

 

 

or

 

CHE

1040

General Chemistry I

 

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

(3)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

SCI

2150

Introduction to Computer Technology for the Sciences

(3)

 

Total 18

Semester 4

SCI

1050

Science Philosophy and Practice

(1)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

CHE

1020

Principles of Organic and Biochemistry

(4)

 

or

 

CHE

2010

Organic Chemistry I

 

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

SCI

2510

Earth and Space Science

(3)

Total 16

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

BIO

3720

Genetics

(4)

BIO

4335

Seminar in Biology

(1)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12)

(3)

PHY

2110

General Physics I

(4)

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

 

Total 18

Semester 6

 

BIO

3000

General Ecology

(3)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests/Measurements

(2)

Total 14

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

EDU

4230

Materials and Methods for Secondary Education

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience

(0)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

 

 

or

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 8

 

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar

(3)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School

(9)

 

Total 12

Total credit hours for BS Biology Education (7–12 Licensure)

128

Chemistry Education BS (7-12 Licensure)

General Education Core

62 hours

Foundations Tier - 23 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MAT

1510

Calculus I

(4)

SCI

2150

Introduction to Computer Technology for the Sciences

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

Human Sciences Tier - 12 hours

 

Institutional:

 

 

SOC

2500

Family and Society

(3)

Behavioral:

 

 

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

PSY

3411

Introduction to Exceptional Learner

(3)

Natural Sciences Tier - 6 hours

 

SCI

2510

Earth and Space Science

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

Contexts Tier - 21 hours

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

World Civilization (Choose one):

(3)

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

Philosophy (Choose one):

(3)

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

 

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

Also Required for This Major

 

Certification in First Aid and CPR

(0)

Additional Requirement for Freshman Beginning Fall 2008

3 hours

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

Major

38 hours

SCI

1050

Science Philosophy and Practice

(1)

BIO

1510

General Biology I

(4)

CHE

1040

General Chemistry I

(4)

CHE

1050

General Chemistry II

(4)

CHE

2010

Organic Chemistry I

(4)

CHE

2530

Analytical Chemistry

(4)

CHE

3510

Biochemistry I

(4)

 

 

or

 

CHE

3520

Biochemistry II

 

CHE

4000

Physical Chemistry

(3)

PHY

2110

General Physics I

(4)

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

EDU

4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary Education

(3)

These additional courses are strongly recommended
(12 hours)

CHE

2020

Organic Chemistry II (4)

 

MAT

1520

Calculus II (4)

 

PHY

2120

General Physics II (4)

 

Minor in Professional Secondary

24 hours

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education*

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education*

(3)

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12)

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar**

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience***

(0)

 

 

 

 

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School**

(9)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

Strongly Recommended 3 hours

 

EDU

3355

Urban Teaching and Learning

(3)

Concurrent Courses

 

*EDU 1500 must be taken with EDU 1010

**EDU 4600 must be taken with EDU 4670

***EDU 4630 must be taken in the August immediately prior to student teaching

Total

127 hours

Chemistry Education Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

BIO

1510

General Biology I

(4)

CHE

1040

General Chemistry I

(4)

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

MAT

1510

Calculus I

(4)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

 

Total 18

Semester 2

CHE

1050

General Chemistry II

(4)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

SCI

1050

Science Philosophy and Practice

(1)

 

Total 16

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

CHE

2010

Organic Chemistry I

(4)

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

PHY

2110

General Physics I

(4)

 

Total 18

Semester 4

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

 

 

or

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

SCI

2150

Introduction to Computer Technology for the Sciences

(3)

Total 17

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

CHE

3510

Biochemistry I

(4)

 

 

or

 

CHE

3520

Biochemistry II

 

CHE

4000

Physical Chemistry

(3)

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

 

Total 16

Semester 6

 

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

SCI

2510

Earth and Space Science

(3)

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

CHE

2530

Analytical Chemistry

(4)

EDU

4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary Education

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience

(0)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 8

 

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar

(3)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School

(9)

 

Total 12

Total credit hours for BS Chemistry Education (7–12 Licensure)

127

Mathematics Education BS (7-12 Licensure)

General Education Core

63 hours

Foundations Tier - 23 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

MAT

1510

Calculus I

(4)

SCI

2150

Introduction to Computer Technology for the Sciences

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

Human Sciences Tier - 12 hours

 

Institutional:

 

 

SOC

2500

Family and Society

(3)

Behavioral:

 

 

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

PSY

3411

Introduction to Exceptional Learner

(3)

Natural Sciences Tier - 7 hours

 

CHE

1040

General Chemistry I

(4)

 

 

or

 

PHY

2110

General Physics I

 

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

Contexts Tier - 21 hours

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

World Civilization (Choose one):

(3)

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

Also Required for This Major

 

Certification in First Aid and CPR

(0)

Additional Requirement for Freshman Beginning Fall 2008

3 hours

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

Major

37 hours

MAT

1400

Perspectives in Mathematics

(1)

MAT

1520

Calculus II

(4)

MAT

2150

Introduction to Mathematical Software and Programming

(3)

MAT

2510

Calculus III

(4)

MAT

2600

Introduction to Abstract Mathematics

(3)

MAT

3000

Theory of Probability and Mathematical Statistics

(3)

MAT

3010

Discrete Methods

(3)

MAT

3080

Foundations of Geometry

(3)

MAT

3090

Linear and Matrix Algebra

(3)

MAT

4060

Modern Algebra

(3)

MAT

4335

Seminar in Mathematics

(1)

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

EDU

4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary Education

(3)

Minor in Professional Secondary

24 hours

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education*

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education*

(3)

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12)

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar**

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience***

(0)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School**

(9)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

Strongly Recommended 3 hours

 

EDU

3355

Urban Teaching and Learning

(3)

Concurrent Courses

 

*EDU 1500 must be taken with EDU 1010

**EDU 4600 must be taken with EDU 4670

***EDU 4630 must be taken in the August immediately prior to student teaching

Total

127 hours

Mathematics Education Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

MAT

1400

Perspectives in Mathematics

(1)

MAT

1510

Calculus I

(4)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

 

Total 16

Semester 2

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

MAT

1520

Calculus II

(4)

CHE

1040

General Chemistry I

(4)

 

 

or

 

PHY

2110

General Physics I

 

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

 

Total 17

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

(3)

MAT

2510

Calculus III

(4)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

SCI

2150

Introduction to Computer Technology for the Sciences

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 17

Semester 4

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MAT

2150

Introduction to Mathematical Software and Programming

(3)

MAT

2600

Introduction to Abstract Mathematics

(3)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

Total 18

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12)

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

MAT

3010

Discrete Methods

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

 

Total 17

Semester 6

 

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

MAT

3080

Foundations of Geometry

(3)

MAT

3090

Linear and Matrix Algebra

(3)

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

EDU

4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience

(0)

MAT

3000

Theory of Probability and Mathematical Statistics

(3)

MAT

4060

Modern Algebra

(3)

MAT

4335

Seminar in Mathematics

(1)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 8

 

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar

(3)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School

(9)

 

Total 12

Total credit hours for BS Mathematics Education (7–12 Licensure)

127

Physics Education BS (7-12 Licensure)

General Education Core

59 hours

Foundations Tier - 23 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MAT

1510

Calculus I

(4)

SCI

2150

Introduction to Computer Technology for the Sciences

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

Human Sciences Tier - 12 hours

 

Institutional:

 

 

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

Behavioral:

 

 

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

PSY

3411

Introduction to Exceptional Learner

(3)

Natural Sciences Tier - 3 hours

 

SCI

2510

Earth and Space Science

(3)

Contexts Tier - 21 hours

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

World Civilization (Choose one):

(3)

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

Philosophy (Choose one):

(3)

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

 

 

 

 

or

 

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

Also Required for This Major

 

Certification in First Aid and CPR

(0)

Additional Requirement for Freshman Beginning Fall 2008

3 hours

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

Major

48 hours

SCI

1050

Science Philosophy and Practice

(1)

PHY

2110

General Physics I

(4)

PHY

2120

General Physics II

(4)

PHY

3200

Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism

(4)

PHY

3300

Intermediate Mechanics

(4)

PHY

4010

Thermodynamics

(4)

PHY

4020

Modern Physics

(4)

PHY

4335

Seminar in Physics

(1)

MAT

1520

Calculus II

(4)

MAT

2510

Calculus III

(4)

BIO

1510

General Biology I

(4)

CHE

1040

General Chemistry I

(4)

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

EDU

4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary Education

(3)

These additional courses are strongly recommended - 7 hours

CHE

1050

General Chemistry II (4)

 

SCI

2600

Issues in Science (3)

 

Minor in Professional Secondary

24 hours

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education*

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education*

(3)

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12)

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar**

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience***

(0)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School**

(9)

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

Strongly Recommended 3 hours

 

EDU

3355

Urban Teaching and Learning

(3)

Concurrent Courses

 

*EDU 1500 must be taken with EDU 1010

**EDU 4600 must be taken with EDU 4670

***EDU 4630 must be taken in the August immediately prior to student teaching

Total

134 hours

Physics Education Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

MAT

1510

Calculus I

(4)

PHY

2110

General Physics I

(4)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

SCI

1050

Science Philosophy and Practice

(1)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

 

Total 18

Semester 2

 

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

MAT

1520

Calculus II

(4)

PHY

2120

General Physics II

(4)

SCI

2150

Introduction to Computer Technology for the Sciences

(3)

 

Total 17

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

CHE

1040

General Chemistry I

(4)

EDU

1010

Foundations Practicum in Education

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

MAT

2510

Calculus III

(4)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

 

Total 18

Semester 4

 

EDU

2600

Learning and Cognition

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

 

 

or

 

PHL

3070

Ethics

 

PHY

3200

Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism

(4)

 

 

or

 

PHY

4020

Modern Physics

 

SOC

2500

Family in Society

(3)

Total 18

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

BIO

1510

General Biology I

(4)

EDU

2200

Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12)

(3)

EDU

2556

Methods for Effective Classroom Climates

(3)

SCI

2510

Earth and Space Science

(3)

PHY

3300

Intermediate Mechanics

(4)

 

 

or

 

PHY

4010

Thermodynamics

 

 

Total 17

Semester 6

 

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

EDU

3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

(3)

PHY

3200

Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism

(4)

 

 

or

 

PHY

4020

Modern Physics

 

PHY

4335

Seminar in Physics

(1)

PSY

3411

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 16

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

EDU

3300

Teaching English Language Learners

(3)

EDU

4230

Materials and Methods for Secondary Education

(3)

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience

(0)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

PHY

3300

Intermediate Mechanics

(4)

 

 

or

 

PHY

4010

Thermodynamics

 

PSY

4020

Educational Tests and Measurements

(2)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

 

Total 18

Semester 8

 

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar

(3)

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School

(9)

 

Total 12

Total credit hours for BS Physics Education (7-12 Licensure)

134

Post Baccalaureate Program

This program is organized to provide service for three different types of students:

Type 1. Students who hold a baccalaureate degree and wish to take classes leading to recommendation for initial teacher licensure. These students will NOT earn credits toward another degree.

Type 2. Students who want to add an additional area of endorsement to their current teacher license.

Type 3. Students with teacher licensure who need course work to satisfy requirements for renewal of their current teacher license or who want course work for professional development or personal enrichment.

General Information

Students who hold a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university can attend Trevecca Nazarene University under the auspices of the Post Baccalaureate Office for a reduced tuition rate. Directed Study, available only to those enrolled in licensure programs, is charged regular University tuition plus directed study fee.

A transcript evaluation, showing a 2.5 GPA, is required prior to enrolling in any teacher licensure program. This evaluation will ensure that credit is given for previously taken courses that are required for licensure in a specific area. A transcript evaluation fee of $25.00 will be charged, which will transfer to the application fee if the student decides to enroll.

All transfer and post-baccalaureate students seeking licensure must submit verification of acceptable ACT/SAT scores to the School of Education Office during the first semester at TNU. If no scores are available, the student must complete the PPST with passing scores. All students who are seeking licensure as teachers must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program before taking courses in the professional core.

International students may not enroll in Education courses as post baccalaureate students until all admissions procedures described under Admission of International Students in the Admissions section of this Catalog have been processed. One of the requirements is that applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

The School of Education offers programs leading to teacher licensure and add-on endorsements* for those already holding a Tennessee license in the following areas:

Biology

Business

Chemistry

Early Childhood (PreK-3)

Elementary Education (K-6)

English

History

History-Economics

History-Government

Mathematics

Music- Vocal

Music- Instrumental

Physical Education

Physics

Special Education

Speech Communication

Theatre

*A copy of professional teacher license must be provided.

For the convenience of our students, application for admission and academic advising take place in the School of Education Office. For specific information see the Post Baccalaureate Supplement available in the School of Education Office. Call (615) 248-1201 or e-mail: admissions_bac@trevecca.edu.

Education Course Descriptions

EDUCATION COURSES

Students who will be doing their student teaching in the next semester will be given priority for any methods courses.

EDU 1010 Foundations Practicum in Education (1)

Observation and participation in a public school. Required of teacher education students, taken in conjunction with EDU 1500 in the freshman or sophomore year. Field experience is completed in these areas: classroom observation, classroom material preparation, and classroom learning. Permission required. Graded S-U. Fee charged. Fall. Spring.

EDU 1100 Prescriptive Learning Lab (0)

A self-paced prescriptive learning system designed to help students gain proficiency in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. It will be used to aid students in increasing their performance in subject areas tested on the Pre-Professional Studies Test. Fee charged. Fall. Spring.

EDU 1500 Foundations of Education (3)

Surveys the historical, social, philosophical, and psychological foundations of the American school system with emphasis on an introduction to the teaching profession. Designed to be the first course taken in the teacher education program. The requirements for entering the Teacher Education Program are part of the course: Application to the Teacher Education Program, a 2.5 cumulative Grade Point Average and completing the testing requirement. Registrants in the course are expected to meet at least one of the following testing standards: an ACT Composite Score of 22 or SAT combined verbal and mathematics score of 1020 or a passing score on the PPST(a basic skills test mandated by the State of TN). Students not presenting acceptable ACT or SAT scores will be required to enroll in EDU 1100. Fee charged. Permission required. Fall. Spring.

EDU 2011 Early Grades Clinical Field Experience (1)

Observation, participation, and teaching in a public school kindergarten setting. Forty (40) hours of field experience are required. Graded S/U. Fee charge. Permission required. Offered on a needs basis.

EDU 2012 Middle Grades Clinical Field Experience (1)

Observation, participation, and teaching in Grade 7 or 8 in a public school setting. Forty (40) hours of field experience are required. Graded S-U. Fee charged. Permission required. Offered on a needs basis.

EDU 2013 Secondary Clinical Field Experience (1)

Observation, participation, and teaching in a public school setting. Forty (40) hours of field experience are required. Graded S-U. Fee charged. Permission required. Offered on a needs basis.

EDU 2015 Paraprofessional Field Experience (4)

A field experience, including observation and participation in a K-6 classroom, expected to be taken in the student's last semester as the culminating experience of the Paraprofessional Program. A minimum of 150 contact hours is required in the K-6 public school setting. Permission required. Graded S-U. Fee charged. Prerequisites: EDU 1010, EDU 1500, EDU 2600, EDU 2556, and EDU 2250. Students may take EDU 2250 concurrently with EDU 2015. Fall. Spring.

EDU 2100 Technology for Educators (2)

Focuses on media and specific technologies appropriate to teachers in the educational setting, both for instructional purposes and administrative tasks. Includes exposure to various equipment, materials, software and their use, including Internet and Office 2003. Computer-assisted instruction and management techniques are presented. Fall. Spring.

EDU 2200 Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools (7-12) (3)

A general introductory methods course which is a prerequisite for all professional core courses. Focuses on effective instructional methods and discipline models for 7-12 teachers. Prepares students to use current "state standards" and "best practices" in creating learning environments and lesson plan preparation. Children's cognitive and social needs, effective instructional strategies, classroom organization, assessment, and a 20 hour practicum are incorporated within this class. This class should be taken no later than first semester junior year. The Praxis II series, Principles of Learning and Teaching test should be taken immediately upon completion of EDU 2556 and EDU 2200. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education. Permission required. Can be taken concurrently with EDU 2556 and/or EDU 2600. Fall. Spring. Fee Charged.

EDU 2250 Teaching in the Elementary Grades K-6 (3)

A general introductory methods course which is a prerequisite for all professional core courses. Focuses on effective instructional methods and discipline models for K-6 teachers. Prepares students to use current "state standards" and "best practices" in creating learning environments and lesson plan preparation. Children's cognitive and social needs, effective instructional strategies, classroom organization, assessment, and a 20 hour practicum are incorporated within this class. This class should be taken no later than first semester junior year. The Praxis II series, Principles of Learning and Teaching test should be taken immediately upon completion of EDU 2556 and EDU 2200 or 2250. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education. Permission required. Can be taken concurrently with EDU 2556 and/or EDU 2600. Fall. Spring. Fee Charged.

EDU 2556 Methods for Effective Classroom Climates (3)

A general introductory course on behavior management and classroom climate which is a prerequisite for all professional core courses. Focuses on the major traditional and current behavior management theorists and strategies. Prepares the student to use effective strategies for developing a safe but invigorating classroom climate. The creation of a position plan paper and its implementation in a classroom with subsequent re-evaluation of the plan and the teacher's implementation strategies are included within this course. Should be taken no later than first semester junior year. The Praxis II Series, Principles of Learning and Teaching should be taken immediately on completion of EDU 2556 and EDU 2200 or 2250. Prerequisite: EDU 2600 and admission into the Teacher Education Program. Permission required. Fall. Spring.

EDU 2565 Math for Elementary Educators (3)

An in-depth look at elementary mathematics. Mathematical concepts will be explored both conceptually and procedurally. Participants will be encouraged to see mathematics not only through the formulas required to find answers but also through creative methods that promote understanding of the concepts. A variety of math manipulatives will be used.

EDU 2567 Math Proficiency for Elementary Educators (0)

Designed for students who not only know how to do math but who understand the conceptual ideas behind it in order to teach it. Students must achieve a high score on the preassessment in EDU 2565, Math for Elementary Educators and pass an individual interview with the professor of the course.

EDU 2580 Early Childhood Math and Science Methods (3)

This course explores methods that cover the planning and implementation of mathematics and sciences. Emphasis is placed on the investigation of experiences and activities appropriate to young children in the areas of mathematics content and processes along with science and technology in children's daily lives. This course also focuses on the implementation of developmentally appropriate learning environments (emotional, social, intellectual, and physical). A twelve hour field experience is required in grades K-3 (3 hours per grade level in areas of math and science). Prerequisites: EDU 2250, EDU 2556, EDU 2600, and admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDU 2600 Learning and Cognition (3)

Explores a developmental approach to cognition in children and adolescents within the context of major learning theories. Brain research, learning modalities, and metacognition are also examined. Prerequisites: PSY 2010 and EDU 1500 for Teacher Education students. Fall. Spring.

EDU 2620 Learning Through Play and Creative Expression in the Early Grades (3)

Addresses the knowledge and skills that are essential for creating and implementing curricula appropriate for young children. The course places emphasis on high-quality, meaningful, and developmentally appropriate learning environments (emotional, social intellectual, and physical), play and creative expression, schedules, and activities by integrating play with drama, art and music for students Pre-K through 3rd grade. Defined are the stages of development in children's creative abilities. Course includes eight hours of field experience in a licensed child development center (infants- four year olds) and twelve hours of field experience in grades K-3 (3 hours per grade level). Prerequisites: EDU 2250, EDU 2556, EDU 2600, and admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDU 2750 Early Childhood Language Arts and Social Studies (3)

Emphasizes research-based teaching practices that lead to children becoming proficient and motivated readers, writers, speakers, and listeners. The teaching of language skills including listening, speaking, writing, handwriting, spelling, and grammar usage along with focusing on children's total language development from birth through 3rd grade will be addressed. Students will also learn how to develop appropriate strategies to improve the literacy skills of all children including children from other cultures. A focus will be placed on developing a respect for a variety of cultures including the similarities and differences in beliefs, knowledge bases, changes, values and traditions. The social studies component of this course will include the integration of social studies content and knowledge. Attention is called to the implementation of developmentally appropriate learning environments (emotional, social, intellectual, and physical). A twelve-hour field experience is required in grades K-3 (3 hours per grade level in areas of language arts and social studies). Prerequisites: EDU 2250,EDU 2556, EDU 2600, and admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDU 2760 Early Childhood Reading Across the Curriculum (3)

Focuses on the teaching of reading and writing in the various content areas of grades K-3. Emphasis is placed on the integration of reading instruction across all subject matter areas and appropriate accommodations for students who are experiencing difficulties in reading. The course stresses skills of content specific vocabulary building, comprehension and writing as well as skills and methods of motivating young children to read and write in the content areas. Course includes twelve hours of field experience in grades K-3 (3 hours per grade level). Prerequisites: EDU 2250,EDU 2556, EDU 2600, and admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDU 2800 Introduction to Music Education (4)

Introduces students to the fundamental concepts of Music Education with an emphasis on elementary and middle school education. The course will focus on the unique applications of foundational educational theories and practices in the music classroom. Course content will also include instructional methods (K-12) and methods for effective classroom climates. Concurrent course: EDU 2011 or EDU 2013. Fee charged. Cross listed as MUS 2800.

EDU 3260 Early Childhood Reading and Writing (3)

Focuses on the integration of developmentally appropriate reading and writing instruction for children kindergarten through 3rd grade. Importance is placed on research-based teaching practices in areas such as phonemic awareness, phonics instruction, fluency, vocabulary, text comprehension, and study skills practices along with the processes of assessing, diagnosing, and utilizing data collected to guide explicit and systematic reading and writing instruction. Emphasis is placed on learning experiences that enable children (including children whose native language is other than English) to become capable, independent readers. Course includes sixteen hours of field experience during reading and writing instruction in grades K-3 (4 hours per grade level). Prerequisites: EDU 2250, EDU 2556, EDU 2600, and admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDU 3300 Teaching English Language Learners (3)

Current approaches, methodologies, techniques, and materials for teaching English language learners primarily in K-12 setting. Designed to provide theoretical and practical experience in language acquisition. Clinical field experience will be required. Fall. Spring. Fee charged.

EDU 3310 Social Studies and Humanities Grades K-6 (3)

Focuses on current trends, strategies, and materials for teaching social studies and related humanities in grades K-6. Students are given opportunities to select, integrate, and translate the knowledge and methods of social science disciplines in developing curriculum appropriate to early childhood and the elementary grades. A micro-teaching experience in an elementary school is required. Fee charged. Prerequisite: EDU 2600, EDU 2250, and admission to the Teacher Education Program. Fall.

EDU 3355 Urban Teaching and Learning (3)

Designed to provide an overview of the diverse educational needs, challenges, opportunities, and rewards that teachers encounter as they seek to effectively meet the needs of learners in urban schools. Students will explore the history of public schools in urban areas, the characteristics of the urban child, as well as effective teaching strategies for working with students who are identified as "at risk." This course will equip students with the competencies, tools, and instructional strategies to effectively create positive classroom environments and assist in student achievement. Students will be required to complete 10 practicum hours in a low socioeconomic and an ethnically/racially diverse school.

EDU 3455 Math Methods for K-6 Teachers (3)

Focuses on current trends, strategies, and materials for teaching mathematics in grades K-6. The constructivist approach to teaching math is emphasized, along with hands-on learning and conceptual understanding of math concepts. A micro-teaching experience in a K-6 setting is required. Fee charged. Prerequisites: EDU 2556, EDU 2250, EDU 2600 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. Fall.

EDU 3465 Science Methods for K-6 Teachers (3)

Focuses on current trends, strategies, and materials for teaching science in grades K-6. The constructivist approach to teaching science is emphasized, along with inquiry-based learning and the guided discovery method. A micro-teaching experience in K-6 setting is required. Fee charged. Prerequisite: EDU 2556, EDU 2250, EDU 2600 and admission to the Teacher Education program. Spring.

EDU 3510 Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (3)

The teaching of reading and writing in the various subject matter fields at the secondary level. Stresses skills of vocabulary building, comprehension and writing as well as skills and methods of motivating adolescents to read and write. Classroom observation and analysis in a secondary school is required. Prerequisite: EDU 2556, EDU 2250, and EDU 2600. Spring. Fee charged.

EDU 3600 Language and Literacy (3)

The teaching of language skills including listening, speaking, writing, handwriting, spelling, grammar and usage, with emphasis on the child's total language development will be addressed. A tutoring/micro-teaching experience in an elementary school/after-school program is required. Fee charged. Prerequisites: EDU 2556, EDU 2250, EDU 2600, and admission to the Teacher Education Program. Fall. Spring.

EDU 4020 Child Care Administration and Community Relations (3)

Study of the organization and administration of a child care center with attention given to the care of infants and toddlers. Includes an emphasis on school-parent-community relations. Fall. Spring.

EDU 4075 Clinical Experience in Child Care (4)

Observation and teaching of the preschool child in a group setting. This clinical experience is the culminating requirement of the Child Care Program. A minimum of 150 contact hours is required in a pre-school classroom. The final activity is an exit interview with the Director of Teacher Education. Permission required. Graded S-U. Fee charged. Fall. Spring.

EDU 4130 Reading and Writing Grades K-6 (3)

Focuses on the integration of reading and writing instruction throughout the K-6 curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the objectives, developmental skills, material, techniques, and the processes of assessing, diagnosing, and correcting reading and writing. Instruction includes a holistic view of literacy development. A clinical field experience in both diagnosis and remediation in an elementary school is required. Fee charged. Prerequisite: EDU 2556, EDU 2250, EDU 2600, EDU 3600 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. Fall. Spring.

EDU 4170 Materials and Methods of Music Education (4)

Designed to introduce students to the materials, methods and skills necessary to be a music educator with an emphasis on secondary school education. Course content will also include reading and writing in the content area and educational tests and measurements. Concurrent course: EDU 4550. Fee charged. Spring. Cross listed as MUS 4170.

EDU 4230 Methods and Materials for Secondary Education (3)

This course is designed for students to gain strategies, resources, and experience in middle and secondary schools. It will familiarize students with methods of instruction, assessment, and classroom management appropriate in these schools, as well as organizational characteristics of each. Practicum within this course. Prerequisite: EDU 2556, EDU 2200, EDU 2600, and admission to the Teacher Education Program. Fee charged. Fall. Spring.

EDU 433F Field Experience in Education (1-4)

Specialized field experiences in both school and non-school settings. Prerequisite: Permission of the Director of Teacher Education. Graded S-U. Fee charged. Fall Spring.

EDU 433R Readings in Education (1)

A study of outstanding writings in Education. Prerequisite: Permission of the director of teacher education. Fall. Spring.

EDU 4330 Directed Study in Education (1-3)

Consists of special projects and specialized research in Education. Prerequisite: Permission of the director of teacher education. Fall. Spring.

EDU 4550 Secondary Methods Clinical Field Experience (1)

Required for K-12 and 7-12 teacher education students. Forty (40) hours of field experience are completed in these areas: classroom observation, classroom material preparation, small and large group instruction. Permission required. Graded S/U. Fee charged. Fall, Spring.

EDU 4600 Student Teaching Seminar (3)

Taken in conjunction with enhanced student teaching. Focuses on the application and analysis of knowledge and teaching skills in the classroom, lesson and unit planning, classroom management, discipline models, and current professional issues. Permission required. Fall. Spring.

EDU 4630 Opening of School Experience (0)

A prerequisite for Enhanced Student Teaching. This two-week practicum provides the student with experiences in preparation, procedures, and implementation of activities for the beginning of the school year. Permission required. Graded S/U. Fall. Fee charged.

EDU 4640 Enhanced Student Teaching K-6 (1-9)

Required as the culminating fifteen-week, semester-long experience of all who are specializing in elementary education (K-6). Enhanced student teaching consists of full-day classroom observation and practice teaching in two different public schools: one 7 ½ week placement in grades K-2 and one 7 ½ -week placement in grades 3-6. Corequisite: EDU 4600 Student Teaching Seminar. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching and EDU 4630. Graded S-U. Fee charged. Permission required. Fall. Spring.

EDU 4670 Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School (1-9)

Required as the culminating fifteen-week, semester-long experience for all who are seeking a secondary license. Consists of full-day classroom observation and practice teaching in the major curricular area in two public schools: one 7 1/2-week placement in a middle school grades 7-8 and one 7 1/2-week placement in a secondary school grades 9-12. Physical Education majors seeking a K-12 license will have placements in early elementary grades K-4 and middle/secondary grades 5-12. Music majors seeking a K-12 license will have placements in elementary grades K-6 and secondary grades 7-12. Corequisite: EDU 4600 Student Teaching Seminar. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching and EDU 4630. Graded S-U. Fee charged. Permission required. Fall. Spring.

EDU 4680 Enhanced Student Teaching Early Childhood (1-9)

This course requires the culminating fifteen-week, semester-long experience of all who are specializing in early childhood education (K-3). Enhanced student teaching consists of full-day classroom observation and practice teaching in two different public schools: one 7 ½ week placement in grade K-2 and one 7 ½ -week placement in grades K-3. Co-requisite: EDU 4600 Student Teaching Seminar. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching and EDU 4630. Graded S-U. Fee charged. Permission required. Fall. Spring.

SED 2700 Foundations of Special Education (3)

A general introductory methods course which is a prerequisite for all professional core courses. Focuses on core concepts in Special Education including law, procedures, conceptual approaches, data gathering and analysis, constructing IEP's, facilitating IEP meetings, creating lessons & units of instruction, documenting progress and modifications for local and state assessments. Should be taken no later than first semester junior year. The Praxis Series: Education of Exceptional Students: Core Content Knowledge, should be taken immediately upon completion of SED 2700, PSY 3411, and SED 3000. A 20 hour practicum is incorporated in this course. Prerequisites: PSY 3411 and admission to the Teacher Education Program.

SED 3000 Special Education Assessment (3)

Test and Measurements with learners with disabilities. Focus on diagnostic achievement testing as related to instructional planning. Includes other major assessment instruments and procedures used in evaluation of mild to moderate exceptionalities. Prerequisite: SED 2700.

SED 3010 Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities I (3)

Covers the characteristics and needs of students with disabilities who can participate in the regular curriculum with modifications and accommodations. Emphasis will be placed on etiology, necessary program adaptations, and rationale for non-categorical programs. Praxis Series: Education of Exceptional Students: Mild to Moderate Disabilities, should be taken at the completion of SED 3010, SED 3020, SED 3050 and SED 3060. A ten-hour field experience is required. Prerequisite: SED 2700.

SED 3020 Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities II (3)

Designed to provide students with knowledge and expertise related to research-based "best" practices for determining curriculum and implementing instruction for students diagnosed with mild disabilities. Three models of instruction: explicit instruction, direct instruction, and strategy instruction, will be discussed. A ten-hour field experience required. Prerequisite: SED 2700.

SED 3050 Instructional Strategies and Resources for Special Education (3)

Methods for teaching individuals with special needs in the elementary and secondary years. Emphasis is placed on the resources, including current technologies, which are available to enhance functioning in academics and vocational training settings. A ten-hour field experience is required. Prerequisite: SED 2700.

SED 3060 Behavior Management Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3)

Explores management strategies specific to students with disabilities. Behavioral problems common to students with academic and physical disabilities as well as those due to behavior disorders will be addressed. A five-hour field experience is required. Prerequisite: SED 2700.

SED 4650 Enhanced Student Teaching in Special Education (1-9)

Required as the culminating fifteen-week, semester-long experience for all who are seeking a secondary license. Consists of full-day classroom observation and practice teaching in the major curricular area in two public schools. K-12 licensure will have placements in elementary grades K-6 and secondary Grades 7-12. Corequisite: EDU 4600 Student Teaching Seminar. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching and EDU 4630. Graded S-U. Fee charged. Permission required. Fall. Spring.

POST BACCALAUREATE SUMMER CLASS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

EDU 3125 Teaching Mathematics Creatively (3)

Offers practicing middle and high school teachers innovative ways to present higher mathematics to their students. Hands-on activities which will actively engage participants are presented alongside the theoretical understanding of mathematical concepts. From the classroom layout to setting up a class web page, all aspects of the middle and high school mathematics classroom will be explored.

EDU 3135 The Courage to Teach: A Renewal of the Heart

We know the Rs of teaching: reading, writing and 'rithmetic, but what about the Rs of the soul: reconnect, refresh and re-energize. This course explores the ins and outs of sustaining oneself for the long haul. Participants will define their own personal mission statements, identify what fuels them, and how to recharge their batteries. One cannot give to others what they do not possess themselves, thus, as teachers, a time of renewal is a necessity.

EDU 3145 Giving Students the Edge They Need to Succeed

It takes more than lesson plans and a degree to have a powerful classroom where youth are engaged, contributing, learning and thriving. It takes knowing what youth need to be their best and having the skills to pull them in as resources for their own learning. This class will explore the asset model and generate specific strategies for building assets in youth through relationships, classroom, and school. Participants will walk away with concrete and creative ideas for implementing assets, engaging youth and giving students the edge they need to succeed.

EDU 3160 Linguistics (3)

An introduction to the study of human language and designed to aid teachers of English as a second language. It will describe the important characteristics of human language, introduce concepts and terminology pertinent to the study of human language, and apply these concepts and terms to linguistic phenomena and situations. Fee charged.

EDU 3195 The Resilient Educator

More than ever, educators need stamina and vision to handle the many complex issues and challenges facing 21st century schools. Diverse student needs, increased academic accountability, time, and budgetary constraints require greater adaptability and creativity, as well as the ability to manage new information and adjust to change. The degree of composure that educators have in addressing these complexities strongly affects their decision making, problem solving, team building, and overall physical energy. To stay the course in today's educational climate necessitates making efforts toward resilience to remain effective and healthy over the long run. Against a backdrop of psychophysiology research, course participants will learn key tools and practices to help with problem solving, stress reduction, and improved team collaboration.

EDU 3250 Creating Classrooms that Work (3)

An in-depth study of the essential components for building an environment of social, emotional and academic learning. Research based strategies and structure will serve as a springboard for real-life application in the classroom. Appropriate for any K-12 teacher or pre-service teacher.

EDU 3270 Closing the Achievement Gap (3)

Exploration of effective strategies that assist in student mastery of subject matter. Test taking strategies and reducing test anxiety, increasing focus, Heart Math and Brain Gym pieces will be addressed. Appropriate for elementary and middle school teachers.

EDU 3330 Integrated Instruction (K-3) (3)

Focuses on ways of integrating curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on using quality literature and writing. Participants will have opportunities to develop strategies for using technology and content area material. This will be a jam-packed course, full of practical, holistic ideas to take back to your classroom. Fee charged.

EDU 3340 Integrated Instruction (4-8) (3)

Same as the course listed above except the emphasis will be for grades 4-8.

EDU 3380 Camp Achievement (2)

A 5-day professional development workshop for teachers. Its purpose is to train educators in strategies that will raise the achievement levels of low achieving students. Emphasis will be placed on mathematics, language arts and critical thinking.

EDU 3480 The ADD Student in the Regular Classroom (3)

What can and should be done with the student who has ADD. How can his or her needs be met within a classroom with regular non-handicapped students. What are their special needs? What place does medication play in this process?

EDU 3490 Coping With the Deficit (Strategies for Educating ADHD Students) (3)

A practical approach for educating students with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder. Help students master the skills of self-monitoring, impulse control, attention focusing, effort sustaining, and other success building techniques. This course is filled with practical, everyday tips to enable you to deal successfully with these special students, their parents, and their physicians. Discover ways to boost self-esteem and acceptance in ALL students.

EDU 3520 School Law and You (3)

Lawsuits involving teachers are on the increase. Isn't it time you became aware of your legal rights and responsibilities so that you may avoid needless litigation and operate within your constitutional rights in carrying out your daily assignment in the classroom? This class will give you an overview on how state and federal courts are ruling on important educational issues involving teachers and students.

EDU 3550 Creative Drama (3)

Not concerned with play production, acting, or any of the theatrical entertainment aspects of drama. The course focuses on drama used solely as a therapeutic and educational tool in the classroom. Participants in the course will focus on creative leadership and teaching strategies that include the following: conflict resolution through drama, critical thinking and life skills development, historical reenactment techniques in social studies, "teacher-in-role" role playing, imagination exploration, values through game-playing, creative drama for special needs, and drama-in-education techniques for creatively teaching all subjects. Fee charged. Cross listed as COM 2350.

EDU 3570 Teaching Effectiveness: The Tennessee Model (3)

Looks at what research says about effective education. You will discover the exciting world of education and create your personal "survival plan." This course is great for those planning to pursue Career Ladder or for those who want to be revitalized in the classroom.

EDU 3650 Financial Planning for Educators (3)

Designed to enlighten the educator in the various ways to plan for financial security. A basic understanding will be developed in the areas of stock market, annuities, CD's, real estate, and personal business.

EDU 3710 Literacy in the Classroom (3)

Includes teaching of language arts skills: listening, speaking, writing, spelling, grammar, and usage, with emphasis on the total child's literacy development.

EDU 3720 Minimizing the Risk of School Failure

Recognizing that behavior, learning, and social factors are interrelated, and that difficulties in any of these areas put students at risk for school failure, this course intends to examine practices which make student success possible. Topics for this course include managing disruptive behavior, addressing learning disabilities and deficits, awareness of social situations which impact students' performance, special education referrals, assessment, and implementation, and classroom management and instructional strategies which benefit all students.

EDU 3730 Inquiry-based Learning in the Classroom (3) (online)

An inquiry-based learning model that encourages the natural process of inquiry, as "seeking for truth, information, or knowledge-seeking information by questioning." In this model, it is the "questioning" that is the key! Educators who support inquiry situate student learning within questions or problems, and then help students develop the necessary skills to seek appropriate resolutions to them. Successful inquiry takes students beyond rote learning because it requires the development of skills and attitudes that improve students' capacity to process information (compare, contrast, infer, conclude, etc.), solve problems and make decisions throughout their lives. Inquiry-based learning invites students to explore a question or problem, to make discoveries, and thoughtfully investigate those discoveries in their search for knowledge. Through a dynamic combination of text, video, interactive activities, and online discussion, learners explore the main components and discover the value of inquiry-based learning. The module concludes by challenging learners to create an engaging inquiry-based facilitation plan. Fee charged.

EDU 3740 Children's Authors on the Web: Online Sites that Motivate Students to Write (3) (online)

Motivating students in reading and writing for a variety of purposes. We want students to be able to read and understand a variety of genres, as well as communicate with other people in different forms. Author Web sites offer a place for students to learn about published authors. Connecting with authors often motivates students to do more reading and writing. In this module, you will learn about author studies and how they can be enhanced by the use of Internet resources. Fee charged.

EDU 3750 Integrating the Internet into the K-2 Language Arts Curriculum (3) (online)

Using the Internet as a tool to promote student learning at the primary level. Many school districts have adopted technology objectives in the primary grades. Effectively utilizing web-based resources and meeting these objectives can be a challenge for primary teachers. In this module, you will utilize the NETS foundations as a guide for selecting Internet resources and develop several lesson plans for integrating them into your K-2 Language Arts curriculum in a meaningful way.

EDU 3760 Putting Technology to Use in the Classroom: Where to Start (3) (online)

For teachers who are technology novices to gain a better understanding of some key issues surrounding technology integration, such as how to incorporate technology standards and how to distinguish between types of technology. To bring your learning from this module into the classroom, you will focus on the integration of technology into one lesson. Fee charged.

EDU 3800 Techniques of Storytelling (2)

Helps classroom teachers, librarians, and others develop techniques in the effective use of the art of storytelling.

EDU 3830 Creative Teaching through Puppetry (3)

Provides instruction and experiences in the making of puppets and writing scripts for implementing puppetry into the classroom. Puppet stories will be practiced and presented during the course. Fee charged.

EDU 3850 Conflict Management in School (3)

To aid the educator with discipline concerns. Involves mediation training through the modeling approach and investigative research. The course includes the exploration of successful school mediation models and emphasizes the importance of conflict resolution through peer involvement. Areas of interest include the educator's role, the selection of peer mediators, and mediation training.

EDU 3880 Coping with Difficult Students (3)

Strategies for coping with difficult students in regular and special education classrooms. Problems with these students are compounded by excessive time demands placed on teachers, leaving teachers with a sense of powerlessness. This course will assist teachers by stressing: identification of student problems, understanding why problems occur, management techniques for classroom management, and practical techniques for managing difficult behaviors in order to focus on helping students to reach their academic potential.

EDU 3890 Teacher Aide-The Computer (3)

Expand your computer skills-database, spreadsheet, and slide show. Multimedia is a great way to hook the students' attention. We will investigate the art of digital photography, produce posters and other bulletin board aids, and discover how to create presentations.

EDU 3910 Using Multimedia in the Classroom (3)

Expand skills and bring multimedia into the classroom. For those who know word processing, spreadsheets, and Windows, multimedia is a great way to hook students' attention. We will investigate the art of digital photography, use software and the Internet to produce posters and other bulletin board aids, and put together some great presentations.

EDU 3920 Using the Internet (3)

An introduction to the World Wide Web (WWW) and its many components. Learn how to search the Web with Yahoo, Webcrawler, AltaVista, Go.COM and other search engines. Determine what makes a good site. Learn to use the WWW when you have computers not connected to the Web, and leave this class with many usable resources for you and your students. Fee charged.

EDU 3930 Using Internet Sources (3)

An introduction to the World Wide Web and its many components. Learn how to use Netscape to search the Web with search engines. Determine what makes a good site. How to use the WWW when you have computers not connected to the Web. Fee charged.

EDU 4065 Using Computers (3)

Acquaints individuals with opportunities and methods for using computers. Instruction is facilitated through hands-on use of computers. No prior knowledge of computers is necessary. Fee charged.

EDU 4110 Computers in the Classroom (2)

Includes use of word processor, database, spread sheet in the classroom. Instruction is facilitated through hands-on use of computers. No prior knowledge of computers is necessary. Fee charged.

EDU 4145 Cooperative Learning: How and Why (2)

A brief review of the basic principles of cooperative learning and lesson development, dealing with the art of teaching cooperative skills to all age levels. Various topics will be included such as: Cooperative learning and the gifted and the mainstreamed child. Cooperative learning and conflict resolution. How to write and evaluate cooperative lessons.

EDU 4180 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Disabilities (3)

The nature and causes of reading disabilities and ways of diagnosing and remediating them. Fee charged.

EDU 4260 Math Activities for the Middle School, Grades 5-8 (3)

Provides a variety of activities which can be used to teach mathematics in grades 5-8. Many concrete materials are explored, and their application in teaching a wide variety of topics is examined. Fee charged.

EDU 4270 Becoming a Tech-Savvy Librarian (3)

Focuses on user instruction, one of the most important roles of the Library Information Specialist. Teaching users to search, evaluate, and cite sources from Internet search engines, online databases, CD-ROM databases, and other electronic sources is vital to a successful library program. Keeping faculty and staff abreast of advances in instructional technology and integrating this technology into the curriculum is another vital role of the Information Specialist. Fee charged.

EDU 4300 How Critical Are Critical Thinking Skills (3)

Considers the importance of teaching students to think critically across the curriculum and explores innovative strategies for promoting critical thinking skills across disciplines in both the middle and secondary grades.

EDU 4350 Tennessee History Seminar-Tour of Middle Tennessee (3)

Seminar designed to inform and stimulate interest in state and local history and preservation by using Tennessee sites and personalities as models. The class will visit selected locations illustrating various periods in Middle Tennessee history, especially early settlement to Civil War period. Fee charged.

EDU 4360 Tennessee History Seminar-Tour of East Tennessee (3)

Seminar designed to inform and stimulate interest in state and local history and preservation by using Tennessee sites and personalities as models. The class will visit selected locations illustrating various periods in East Tennessee history, especially early settlement to Civil War period. Fee charged.

EDU 4370 Tennessee History Seminar-Tour of West Tennessee (2)

Seminar designed to inform and stimulate interest in state and local history and preservation by using Tennessee sites and personalities as models. The class will visit selected locations illustrating various periods in West Tennessee history, especially early settlement to Civil War period. Fee charged.

EDU 4420 Inclusion: A Practical Solution (3)

Answers questions about inclusion in the regular classroom: How can I make it work? What impact will it have on scheduling? On classroom atmosphere? On planning? What are the legal ramifications? Will one have to deal with IEP's?

EDU 4430 Successful Grant Writing (2)

A step-by-step journey through the grant-writing process, from original idea to successful funding. In large and small group activities, students will examine sample grant materials, identify funding sources, develop project ideas and write individual proposals for evaluation by their peers. One funded proposal more than pays for the course.

EDU 4610 Effective Discipline Strategies (3)

Exploration of the causes and of procedures for dealing with school discipline problems; includes topics such as classroom control, instructional management, student learning, and parent relationships.

EDU 4665 Hands-On-Math (3)

Designed to actively involve participants in developing appropriate techniques, strategies, and materials for helping children learn mathematics. Emphasizes a child-oriented approach, a cognitive-constructivist view of learning, and meaningful connections of concepts with symbols and procedures. Fee charged.

EDU 4675 Science With Everyday Items (3)

An activity oriented workshop emphasizing use of readily available and inexpensive materials such as kitchen supplies, toys, etc. "Hands-on/Minds-on" activities will be stressed. Activities will relate to selected concepts in earth and space science, life science, and physical science. Use of discrepant event demonstrations, effective questioning skills, and other specific teaching strategies will be included. Fee charged.

EDU 4710 Alternative Licensure Seminar I (2)

Designed to enhance the Tennessee state mandated mentoring program required for all student who are serving as "Teacher of Record" on a Type II Alternative License. The curriculum will be "student driven" with a wide variety of topics and themes to address the myriad of needs, issues, and challenges encountered by the first and second year teachers. The grading scale is S/U. A mentoring fee will be assessed in addition to tuition cost.

EDU 4715 Alternative Licensure Seminar II (2)

Designed to enhance the Tennessee state mandated mentoring program required for all student who are serving as "Teacher of Record" on a Type II Alternative License. The curriculum will be "student driven" with a wide variety of topics and themes to address the myriad of needs, issues, and challenges encountered by the first and second year teachers. The grading scale is S/U. A mentoring fee will be assessed in addition to tuition cost.

EDU 4720 Alternative Licensure Seminar III (1)

Designed to enhance the Tennessee state mandated mentoring program required for all student who are serving as "Teacher of Record" on a Type II Alternative License. The curriculum will be "student driven" with a wide variety of topics and themes to address the myriad of needs, issues, and challenges encountered by the first and second year teachers. The grading scale is S/U. A mentoring fee will be assessed in addition to tuition cost.

EDU 4725 Alternative Licensure Seminar IV (1)

Designed to enhance the Tennessee state mandated mentoring program required for all student who are serving as "Teacher of Record" on a Type II Alternative License. The curriculum will be "student driven" with a wide variety of topics and themes to address the myriad of needs, issues, and challenges encountered by the first and second year teachers. The grading scale is S/U. A mentoring fee will be assessed in addition to tuition cost.

EDU 4800 Beyond Theory to Practical Application: Creating Quality Lessons/Units with Your Curriculum (3)

Tired of learning about technology, content integration, multiple intelligences and standards? Participants will use all of these during this workshop and will be expected to include them in their finished products. This workshop is designed for the classroom teacher and arts specialist and is adaptable to all grade levels. Participants need to bring a copy of their curriculum or a list of curriculum topics to the first class. The instructor will be able to demonstrate how to achieve your technology goals with only 3 computers in your classroom!

EDU 4810 Testing or Teaching? (3)

How to make sense of test scores and recognize effective teaching strategies that will impact test scores in a positive way.

EDU 4820 Teaching Math to a Technological Generation (3)

How to use specific teaching software such as Geometer's Sketchpad with middle and high school students. Participants will incorporate these materials into their own practical lesson plans for the upcoming school year. This simulated classroom will set the stage for teachers to develop a mathematics pedagogy and curriculum for their own unique situation. Fee charged.