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Bachelor's Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Education

Please consult the description of the General Education program in this catalog for a list of General Education goals and objectives and the courses included on the menus for the various goals.

Pre-K to Grade 4 with Certification (120 credits)
Grades 4 to 8 with Certification (120 credits)

The following sections include an eight-semester schedule of courses provided as a recommended framework for completing the certification programs in four years.

Pre-K to Grade 4 (Major Code 1500)

Freshman Year

First Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar1 cr.
ENG 101 English Composition I3 crs.
MAT 120 Elementary Topics in Math I3 crs.
PSY 216 Child Psychology: Birth to Age 43 crs.
GEO/POS/ECO 102 Social Sciences3 crs.
General Education Course 3 crs.

Second Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
MAT 130 Elementary Topics in Math II3 crs.
British or American Literature Course3 crs.
PSY 217 Child Psychology: Age 5 to 93 crs.
General Education Course3 crs.
General Education Course 3 crs.

Sophomore Year

Third Semester – 18 credits
CourseCredits
ELE 200 Introduction to Pre-K to Grade 4 Education
3 crs.
ELE 220 Instruction and Assessment in Pre-K3 crs.
HSC 250 Health and Physical Education Methods for Pre-K to Grade 4
3 crs.
PSY 208 Educational Psychology3 crs.
General Education Course3 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ELE 300 Emerging Literacy 3 crs.
ELE 310 Teaching Math and Science Pre-K3 crs.
ELE 410 Pre-K Field Experience3 crs.
ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaborations 3 crs.
General Education Course 3 crs.

Junior Year


Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ELE 221 Instruction and Assessment K-43 crs.
ELE 301 Literacy Foundations I: Language Arts3 crs.
ELE 302 Literacy Foundations II: Reading3 crs.
ESP 311 Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions3 crs.
MUS/ART/THE 372 Creative Arts for Elementary Education3 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ELE 311 Teaching Math K-43 crs.
ELE 321 Teaching Science K-43 crs.
ELE 331 Teaching Social Studies K-43 crs.
EDU 333 Technology in Teaching and Learning 3 crs 

Senior Year

Seventh Semester – 18 credits
CourseCredits
ESP 412 Evidence-based Practices for Elementary Inclusion
3 crs.
ELE 400 Issues, Advocacy and Leadership Pre-K      3 crs.
ELE 350 Family and Community Relations 3 crs.
EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners              3 crs.

Ethics/Multicultural Course

3 crs.

General Education Course3 crs.

Eighth Semester – 12 credits
Course Credits
ELE 461 Student Teaching                                12 crs.

Note

Note: Prerequisites for EDE 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: Courses in bold are scheduled together and must be taken at the same time.

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 for Admission to Teacher Education after earning 48 credits and before earning 65 credits. Refer to the Student Handbook for details.

Middle Level Grades 4 to 8

Candidates seeking grades 4 to 8 teaching certification may choose from the following concentrations:

  • Middle Level Grades 4 to 8 – English Language Arts and Reading (Major Code 1601)
  • Middle Level Grades 4 to 8 – Mathematics (Major Code 1602)
  • Middle Level Grades 4 to 8 – Science (Major Code 1603)
  • Middle Level Grades 4 to 8 – Social Studies (Major Code 1604)
  • Middle Level Grades 4 to 8 – Math and English Language Arts and Reading (Major Code 1605)
  • Middle Level Grades 4 to 8 – Math and Science (Major Code 1606)
  • Middle Level Grades 4 to 8 – Math and Social Studies (Major Code 1607)
  • Middle Level Grades 4 to 8 – Science and English Language Arts and Reading (Major Code 1608)
  • Middle Level Grades 4 to 8 – Science and Social Studies (Major Code 1609)

Freshman Year – Major Codes 1601 through 1609

First Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar  1 cr.
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 crs.
MAT 120 Elementary Topics in Math I
 3 crs. 
HSC 115 Current Health Issues 3 crs.
GEO/POS/ECO 102 Social Sciences 3 crs.
General Education OR Concentration Course 3 crs. 

Second Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ENG/LIT American/British Literature Course  3 crs.
MAT 130 Elementary Topics in Math II  3 crs. 
General Education OR Concentration Courses  9 crs.



Sophomore Year

Third Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ELM 200 Introduction to 4 to 8 Middle Level Education                         3 crs.
ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaborations3 crs.
PSY 206 Adolescent Psychology3 crs.
General Education OR Concentration Courses6 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ELM 220 Instruction and Assessment in Grade 4 - 8 Classrooms 3 crs.
PSY 208 Educational Psychology3 crs.
General Education OR Concentration Courses9 crs.

Junior Year


Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ELM 302 Language Arts Methods, Assessments and Interventions in Grades 4-8
3 crs.
ELM 331 Social Studies Methods, Assessment and Interventions in Grades 4-8
3 crs.
ESP 311 Assessment and Positive Behavior Intervention3 crs.
General Education OR Concentration Courses6 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ELM 311 Math Methods, Assessments and Interventions in Grades 4-8 3 crs.
ELM 301 Reading Methods, Assessment and Interventions in Grades 4-8       
3 crs.
ELM 411 Field Experience Grades 4 to 6       3 crs.
EDU 333 Technology in Teaching and Learning3 crs.
General Education OR Concentration Course3 crs.

Senior Year

Seventh Semester – 18 credits
CourseCredits
ELM 321 Science Methods, Assessments and Interventions3 crs.
ELM 412 Field Experience Grades 7 to 83 crs.
EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners in the Classroom3 crs.
ESP 412 Evidence-based Practices for Elementary Inclusion        3 crs.
General Education OR Concentration Course3 crs.
Ethics/Multiculturalism Course  3 crs. 

Eighth Semester – 12 credits
CourseCredits
ELM 461 Student Teaching                                   12 crs.

Note

Note: Prerequisites for all ELM 300-level courses are ELM 200 and 220. 

Note: Prerequisite for ESP 412 and ELM 461 is Admission to Teacher Education.

Note: Courses in bold are scheduled together and must be taken at the same time. 

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 for Admission to Teacher Education after earning 48 credits and before earning 65 credits. Refer to the Student Handbook for details.

Early Childhood Education Services Without Certification (Major Code 1187)

Freshman Year

First Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar1 cr.
ENG 101 English Composition I3 crs.
PSY 216 Child Psychology: Birth to Age 43 crs.
MAT 120 Elementary Topics in Math I3 crs.
GEO/POS/ECO 102 Social Sciences3 crs. 
General Education Course3 crs. 

Second Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
British or American Literature Course3 crs.
MAT 130 Elementary Topics in Math II
3 crs.
General Education Course6 crs.
PSY 217 Child Psychology: Age 5 to 93 crs.

Sophomore Year


Third Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ELE 200 Introduction to Pre-K-Grade 4 Education3 crs.
ELE 220 Instruction and Assessment K-43 crs.
HSC 250 Health and Physical Education for Pre-K-Grade 4
3 crs.
PSY 208 Educational Psychology 3 crs.
General Education Course3 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ELE 410 Field Experience Pre-K3 crs.
ELE 300 Emerging Literacy3 crs.
ELE 310 Teaching Math and Science Pre-K3 crs.
ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaborations  3 crs.
General Education Course3 crs.

Junior Year

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ELE 221 Instruction and Assessment K-43 crs.
ELE 301 Literacy Foundations I: Language Arts    3 crs.
ELE 302 Literacy Foundations II: Reading3 crs.
ESP 311 Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions 3 crs.
General Education Course 3 crs. 

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
Course Credits
ELE 311 Teaching Math K-43 crs.
ELE 321 Teaching Science K-43 crs.
ELE 331 Teaching Social Studies 3 crs. 
ELE 411 Field Experience  K-4
3 crs.
EDU 333 Technology in Teaching and Learning 3 crs.

Senior Year

Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CoursesCredits
Concentration Course3 crs.
EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners 3 crs.
ELE 350 Family and Community Relations3 crs.
MUS/ART/THE 372 Creative Arts for Elementary Education
3 crs.
Ethics/Multiculturalism Course3 crs.

Eighth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
300-level or Above Related Electives 6 crs.
General Education Course 9 crs.

Note

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

Note: Courses in bold are scheduled together and must be taken at the same time.

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

Note: Grades of C- or lower in math, English, ELE and ESP courses must be repeated.

Middle Level Services Without Certification (Major Code 1188)

Freshman Year

First Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar1 cr.
ENG 101 English Composition I3 crs.
MAT 120 Elementary Topics in Math I 3 crs.
HSC 115 Current Health Issues3 crs.
GEO/POS/ECO 120 Social Sciences3 crs. 
General Education OR Concentration Course 3 crs.

Second Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
British or American Literature Course3 crs.
MAT 130 Elementary Topics in Math II3 crs.  
General Education OR Concentration Courses9 crs.

Sophomore Year

Third Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ELM 200 Introduction to 4 to 8 Middle Level Education3 crs.
ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaboration 3 crs.
PSY 206 Adolescent Psychology3 crs.
General Education OR Concentration Courses 6 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ELM 220 Instruction and Assessment in Grade 4-8 Classrooms3 crs.
General Education OR Concentration Courses9 crs.
PSY 208 Educational Psychology 3 crs. 

Junior Year

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ELM 302 Language Arts Methods, Assessments and Interventions in Grades 4-8
3 crs.
ELM 331 Social Studies Methods, Assessments and Interventions in Grades 4-8
3 crs. 
ESP 311 Assessing Positive Behavior Interventions3 crs.
General Education OR Concentration-related Elective Courses
6 crs.

                                   Sixth Semester – 15 credits


CourseCredits
ELM 311 Math Methods, Assessments and Interventions 3 crs.
ELM 301 Reading Methods, Assessments and Interventions 3 crs. 
ELM 411 Field Experience Grades 4-6 3 crs.
EDU 333 Technology in Teaching and Learning 3 crs. 
General Education OR Concentration Course3 crs.

Senior Year

Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners3 crs.
ELM 321 Science Methods, Assessments and Interventions in Grades 4-8 
3 crs.
ELM 412 Field Experience Grades 7-8 3 crs.
General Education OR Concentration Course3 crs.
Ethics/Multiculturalism Course  3 crs.

Eighth  Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
General Education OR Concentration Courses 6 crs.
300-level and above Free Electives 9 crs.

Note

Note: Prerequisites for all ELM 300-level courses are ELM 200 and 220.

Note: Courses in bold are scheduled together and must be taken at the same time.

Note: Grades of C- or lower in math, English, ELM and ESP courses must be repeated.

Note: All clearances must be on file in the associate dean's office by July 15.