Curriculum

Elementary Education (K-9)

Elementary Certification Core Professional Education

Instructional Technology (3)
Transfer Seminar (transfer students only) (1)

Education

Teaching in a Diverse Society (3)
Beginning Field Experience (1)
Physical Development and Health Education (2)
Fine Arts Education (2)
Educational Psychology (3)
Survey of the Exceptional Individual (3)
History and Philosophy of Education (3)
Classroom Assessment (3)

Professional Semester I

Elementary Intermediate Field Experience for Math/Science/Social Studies (3)
Elementary Intermediate Field Experience for Reading/Language Arts I (3)
Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (3)
Methods of Teaching Social Studies/Science in the Elementary School (3)
Discipline and Classroom Management Techniques in the Elementary Inclusionary Classroom (2)
Methods of Elementary Teaching Reading/Language Arts in the Elementary School (3)

Professional Semester II

Elementary Advanced Field Experience (Student Teaching) (12)
Diagnostic Techniques of Teaching Literacy (3)
Professional Growth Seminar (1)

Additional Courses for Middle School Endorsement (Optional)
Psychology and Development of the Middle School Child (3)
Middle School Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction (3)
In addition, candidates seeking Middle School Endorsement must complete at least 18 hours in a content area.

Secondary Education Certification (6-12)

Students seeking secondary education certification must major in one of the following areas of study:

  • English/Language Arts
  • Science: Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Music Education
  • Social Science: History

Please see the major area of study for specific requirements and regulations.

In addition to major content courses, students seeking secondary education certification
must complete the following professional education sequence:

Core Professional Education Courses

Instructional Technology (3)
Transfer Seminar (transfer students only) (1)
Teaching in a Diverse Society (3)
Beginning Field Experience (1)
Educational Psychology (3)
Survey of the Exceptional Individual (3)
History and Philosophy of Education (3)
Psychology and Development of the Middle School Child (3)

Professional Semester I

Middle School Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction (3)
Discipline and Classroom Management (2)
Reading and Writing in the Content Area (3)
Secondary Intermediate Field Experience (2)
Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School (Math, Social Science, Science, English/Language Arts) (3)

Professional Semester II

Professional Growth Seminar (1)
Secondary Advanced Field Experience (6-12) (12)

For specific major program requirements for Secondary Certification programs, See the following programs:

  • Biology
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music

Special Education Major

Learning Behavior Specialist I (Mild to Moderate Disabilities P-12)
Core Professional Education Courses

Instructional Technology (3)
Transfer Seminar (transfer students only) (1)
Teaching in a Diverse Society (3)
Beginning Field Experience (1)
Physical Development and Health Education (2)
Educational Psychology (3)
Survey of the Exceptional Individual (3)
Legal and Historical Issues in Education (2)

Pre-Professional Semester 1 (Spring only)

Classroom Assessment (3)
Language Development and Language Disorders for Individuals with Disabilities (2)
Early Childhood Special Education (2)
Elementary Intermediate Field Experience for Reading/Language Arts I (2)
Assessment and Diagnosis of Special Needs (3)
Discipline and Classroom Management Techniques in Special Education (3)
Methods of Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary School (3)

Professional Semester (Fall only)

Methods of Teaching Mathematics (3)
Characteristics and Methods of Teaching Individuals with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (4)
Motor and Physical Disabilities (2)
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders of Children and Youth with Disabilities (3)
Special Education Intermediate Field Experience for Mild to Moderate Disabilities (6)

Professional Semester II (Spring only)

Consultation, Transition and Collaboration in Special Education (3)
Professional Growth Seminar (1)
Special Education K-12 Advanced Field Experience for Mild to Moderate Disabilities (Student
Teaching) (12)

For more curriculum information

See the University Catalog