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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)

Pre-K to grade 4 and special education pre-K to grade 8 with certification (136 credits)
Grades 4 to 8 and special education pre-K to grade 8 with certification (136 credits)

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

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 – 15 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 4th Grade
3 crs.
PSY 208 Educational Psychology3 crs.
General Education Course3 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ELE 300 Emerging Literacy 3 crs.
ELE 310 Teach 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.
ELE 411 Field Experience K-4
3 crs.
EDU 333 Technology in Teaching and Learning 3 crs 

Senior Year

Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ESP 412 Evidence-based Practices3 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 in the Classroom              3 crs.

Ethics/Multicultural Course

3 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 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.

Pre-K to Grade 4 with Special Education (Major Code 1520)

Freshman Year

First Semester – 16 credits

Course

Credits

UNI 100 First-Year Seminar1 cr.
ENG 101 English Composition I3 crs.
MAT 120 Elementary Topics in Math I3 crs. 
ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaborations
3 crs. 
ESP 311 Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions

3 crs.
GEO/POS/ECO 102 Social Science  3 crs.

Second Semester – 18 credits
     Course   Credits
British or American Literature Course             3 crs.
ESP 211 History, Theory and Exceptionality 3 crs. 
ESP 312 ABA in Special Education3 crs.
ESP 339 Special Field Experience I: High Incidence 3 crs.
MAT 130 Elementary Topics In Math II3 crs.
BIO 103 Contemporary Issues in Biology3 crs.

                      

          

Sophomore Year

Third Semester – 15 credits

CourseCredits
ELE 200 Introduction to Pre-K to Grade 4 Education
 3 crs.
ELE 220 Instruction and Assessment in Pre-K
 3 crs.
ESP 407 Early Intervention Special Education 3 crs.
HSC 250 Health and Physical Education Methods for Pre-K to 4th Grade  3 crs. 
PSY 216 Child Psychology: Birth to Age 4 3 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
Course                                                    Credits
ELE 300 Emerging Literacy3 crs.
ELE 310 Teaching Math and Science Pre-K 3 crs.
ELE 410 Pre-K Field Experience or ELE 411 K-4 Field Experience  3 crs.
PSY 217 Child Psychology: Age 5 to 9 3 crs. 
PHS 120 Basic Physical Science w/Lab3 crs.

Junior Year

Fifth Semester – 18 credits
CourseCredits
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 349 Special Education Field Experience II:  Low Incidence 3 crs.
ESP 402 Life Skills Planning and Instruction 3 crs.
ESP 403 Assessment and Prescriptive Teaching  3 crs.

Sixth Semester – 18 credits
CourseCredits
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

3 crs.
EDU 333 Technology in Teaching and Learning
3 crs. 
Ethics/Multicultural Awareness Course3 crs.

Senior Year

Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ESP 414 Advanced Evidence-based Practices3 crs.
EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners in the Classroom3 crs.
MUS/ART/THE 372 Creative Arts the Elementary Education
3 crs.
U.S. History Course                                                3 crs.
PSY 208 Educational Psychology3 crs. 

Eighth Semester – 12 credits
CourseCredits
ESP 461 Student Teaching Practicum  12 crs.


Note

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: 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 to Teacher Education after earning 48 credits and before earning 65 credits. Refer to 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)
  • Middle Level Grades 4 to 8–English Language Arts and Reading/Special Education Pre-K to 8 (Major Code 1621)
  • Middle Level Grades 4 to 8–Mathematics/Special Education Pre-K to 8 (Major Code 1622)
  • Middle Level Grades 4 to 8–Science/Special Education Pre-K to 8 (Major Code 1623)
  • Middle Level Grades 4 to 8–Social Studies/Special Education Pre-K to 8 (Major Code 1624)

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 to 8 Classrooms 3 crs.
PSY 208 Educational Psychology3 crs.
General Eduction 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           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.

Freshman Year (Major Codes 1621 to 1624)

First Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar 3 crs. 
ENG 101 English Composition I  3 crs.
MAT 120  Elementary Topics in Math I  3 crs.
GEO/POS/ECO 120 Social Sciences  3 crs.
ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaborations 3 crs.
ESP 311 Assessment and Positive Behavior Intervention  3 crs.


Second Semester - 18 credits
CourseCredits
American/British Literature Course 3 crs.
MAT 130 Elementary Topics in Math II  3 crs.
HSC 115 Current Health Issues 3 crs.
ESP 211 Special Education History, Theory and Exceptionality  3 crs.
ESP 312 ABA for Special Education 3 crs.
ESP 339 Field Experience: High Incidence 3 crs.



Sophomore Year

Third Semester – 18 credits
CourseCredits
ELM 200 Introduction to 4 to 8 Middle Level Education3 crs.
ESP 407 Early Intervention Special Education3 crs.
PSY 206 Adolescent Psychology3 crs.
General Education OR Concentration Courses           12 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ELM 220 Instruction and Assessment in Grade 4-8 Classrooms 3 crs.
General Education OR Concentration Courses9 crs.
EDU 333 Technology in Teaching and Learning 
3 crs. 

Junior Year


Fifth Semester – 18 credits
CourseCredits
ELM 302 Language Arts Methods, Assessments Interventions3 crs.
ELM 331 Social Studies Methods, Assessments and Interventions3 crs.
ESP 349 Special Education Field Experience II: Low Incidence3 crs.
ESP 402 Life Skills Planning and Instruction3 crs.
ESP 403 Assessment and Prescriptive Teaching3 crs.
General Education OR Concentration Course 3 crs.

Sixth Semester – 18 credits
CourseCredits
ELM 311 Math Methods, Assessments and Interventions3 crs.
ELM 301 Reading Methods, Assessments and Interventions3 crs.
ELM 411 Field Experience Grades 4 to 6        3 crs.
ESP 412 Evidence-based Practices 3 crs.
General Education OR Concentration Courses3 crs.
Ethics/Multiculturalism Course  3 crs.

Senior Year

Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ELM 321 Science Methods, Assessments and Interventions3 crs.
EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners in the Classroom    3 crs.
ESP 412 Evidence-based Practices3 crs.
General Education OR Concentration Courses6 crs.

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


Note

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

Note: Prerequisite for ESP 412 and 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 102 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. 

Second Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
British or American Literature Course3 crs.
MAT 130 Elementary Topics in Math II
3 crs.
General Education Course3 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 221 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
ESP 412 Evidence-based Practices 3 crs.
EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners in the Classroom 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 Interventions3 crs.
ELM 331 Social Studies Methods, Assessments and 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 Learners in the Classroom3 crs.
ELM 321 Science Methods, Assessments and Interventions  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.