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Bachelor of Science in Education

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The following sections include an eight-semester schedule of courses provided as a recommended framework for completing the certification programs in four years.  Certification that include Special Education may require an extra semester to complete.

PreK-Grade 4 Education with Certification and Special Education (1520)

Note:  This is a dual certification, not a dual degree.

Freshman Year

First Semester - 16 credits

COURSE

CREDITS

UNI 100 First-Year Seminar

 1 cr.

ENG 101 English Composition I

 3 crs.

MAT 120 Elementary Topics in Math I

 3 crs. 

GEO/POS/ECO 102 Social Sciences Course

 3 crs.

ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaborations

 3 crs. 

ESP 311 Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions

 3 crs.

 

 

Second Semester - 18 credits
     COURSE   CREDITS

Approved British or American Literature Course            

 3 crs.

MAT 130 Elementary Topics In Math II

 3 crs.

BIO  103 Contemporary Issues in Biology

 3 crs.

ESP 211 Special Education History, Theory and Exceptionality 

 3 crs. 

ESP 312 Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education

 3 crs.

ESP 339 Special Field Experience I: High Incidence            

 3 crs.

 

Sophomore Year

Third Semester - 18 credits

COURSE CREDITS

ELE 200 Introduction to Pre-K to Grade 4 Education

 3 crs.

ELE 220 Instruction and Assessment in Pre-K

 3 crs.

HSC 250 Health and Physical Education for Pre-K-Grade 4

 3 crs.

PSY 216 Child Psychology: Birth to Age 4

 3 crs.

ESP 407 Early Intervention Special Education

 3 crs.

EAS 100 Introduction to Earth Science

 3 crs.

 

  

Fourth Semester - 15 credits
COURSE   CREDITS

ELE 300 Emerging Literacy

 3 crs.

ELE 310 Teaching Math and Science Pre-K 

 3 crs.

PHS 120 Basic Physical Science w/Lab

 3 crs.

PSY 217 Child Psychology: Age 5 to 9

 3 crs.

ELE 410 Pre-K Field Exerience OR

 

ELE 411 Field Experience Grades 4-6 

 3 crs.

Junior Year

Fifth Semester - 18 credits
COURSE CREDITS

ELE 221 Instruction and Assessment K-4

 3 crs.

ELE 301 Literacy Foundations I: Language Arts

 3 crs.

ELE 302 Literacy Foundations II: Reading

 3 crs.

ESP 402 Life Skills Planning and Instruction

 3 crs.

ESP 403 Assessment and Prescriptive Teaching 

 3 crs.

ESP 349 Special Education Field Experience II: Low Incidence

 3 crs.

 

 

Sixth Semester - 18 credits
COURSE CREDITS

ELE 331 Teaching Math K-4                                                        

 3 crs.

ELE 321 Teaching Science K-4 

 3 crs.

ELE 331 Teaching Social Studies K-4             

 3 crs.

ESP 412 Evidence-based Practices for Elementary Inclusion

 3 crs.

EDU 333 Technology in Teaching and Learning

 3 crs.

Any Ethics/Multicultural Awareness Course

 3 crs.

  

Senior Year

Seventh Semester - 15 credits
COURSE CREDITS

ESP 414 Advanced Evidence-based Practices for Pre-K to 8 Inclusion

 3 crs.

PSY 208 Educational Psychology

 3 crs.

EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners

 3 crs.

MUS/ART/THE 372 Creative Arts for Pre-K-Grade 4

 3 crs.

U.S./Pennsylvania History Course on Social Sciences Menu                                                  

 3 crs.

Eighth Semester - 12 credits
COURSE CREDITS

ESP 461 Student Teaching and School Law                                

  12 crs.

Notes:

Note: Prerequisites for ELE 221 and all 300 level courses are ELE 200 and 220.

Note: Prerequisite for ESP 412, ELE 400 and ELE 461 is admission to Teacher Education.

Note: Bolded Courses indicate a block of courses that must be taken together.

Note: Pennsylvania Act 34, 24, 151 and 114 clearances must be on file in the associate dean's office by July 15.

Note: All courses required for certification with a grade of C- or lower must be repeated.

Note: Must apply to Teacher Education after earning 48 credits and before earning 65 credits. Refer to Student Handbook for details.