Bachelor of Science in PreK-Grade 4 Education with Certification

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The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
HIS 101  OR  HIS 102  US History  3
MAT 120  Elementary Topics in Math I 3
PSY 205  Childhood Psychology  3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
Any Approved American/British Lit Course 3
   
Second Semester 15
CHD 200  Introduction to PreK-Grade 8 Ed. 3
ELE 220  Instruction and Assessment in PreK  3
ELE 221  Instruction and Assessment in K-4 3
ESP 210  Special Ed Fnd. and Collaboration 3
MAT 130  Elementary Topics in Math II 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
ELE 300  Emergent Literacy  3
ELE 310  Teaching PreK Math/Science 3
ELE 410  PreK-4 Field 3
GEO/POS/ECO 102  Social Sciences  3
MUS/ART/THE 372  Creative Arts PreK-4  3
   
Fourth Semester 15
CHD 250  Health & PE for PreK-4  3
CHD 312  Instructional Leadership in Childhood Education 3
ESP 311  Assessment Positive Behavior Intervention 3
PSY 208  Educational Psychology  3
Any Natural Science Course 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
CHD 350  Family and Community Collab. and Partnerships 3
ELE 301  Literacy Foundations I: Lang. Arts*  3
ELE 302  Literacy Foundations II: Reading*  3
ELE 331  Teaching Social Studies K-4* 3
Elective 3
   
Sixth Semester 15
CHD 413  Content Area Literacy Field Exp.* 3
EDU 333  Technology for Teach. Learn. 3
ELE 311  Teaching Math K-4*
3
ELE 321  Teaching Science K-4* 3
Elective 3
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 18
CHD 450  Assessment and Data Literacy for Teach.*
3
EDU 350  Supporting English Lang. Learners 3
EDU 375  Intro to Integrated STEM Ed. 3
ELE 411  Field Experience K-4* 3
ESP 412  EBP for PreK-8 Inclusion* 3
Elective 3
   
Eighth Semester 12
ELE 461  Student Teaching and School Law* 12
Total 121

Program Notes:

  • Course titles in bold indicate a block of courses that are scheduled together and must be taken at the same time.
  • Courses marked with an asterisk require admission to Teacher Education before registration. 
  • All courses required for certification must earn C or better.
  • CHD 200 and ELE 220 require current clearances and minimum 2.0 GPA to register for courses.
  • ALL other EDU, ELE, ESP, and CHD courses require current clearances and minimum 2.5 GPA to register for courses.
  • Candidates must follow policies for admission to Teacher Education as stated in the Teacher Education Handbook.
  • Prerequisite for all courses marked with an asterisk (*) is admission to Teacher Education.
  • Prerequisites for ELE 221 and all 300-level ELE and CHD courses are ELE 200 and ELE 220.
  • State licensure exams must be passed before Student Teaching.

Approved British or American Literature Courses 

  • ENG 107  Introduction to Fiction
  • ENG 125  The American West
  • ENG 127  Woman as Hero
  • ENG 148  Horror in Literature
  • ENG 150  Baseball in Literature
  • ENG 155  Black Literature                                         
  • ENG 160  Introduction to British & American Literature
  • ENG 203  Great Books
  • ENG 301  English Literature I (prerequisites ENG 101, 102)
  • ENG 302  English Literature II (prerequisites ENG 101, 102)                
  • ENG 337  Survey of American Literature I (prerequisite ENG 102)
  • ENG 338  Survey of American Literature II (prerequisite ENG 102)
  • HON 250  Honors Comp II (prerequisite HON 150)