Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies in Education

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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
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
Math and Qualitative Literacy Course  3
General Education Electives 9
   
Second Semester 15
ELE 220  Introduction and Assessment PreK 3
PSE 200  Intro to Professional Studies in Education* 3
GEN ED: Any Approved AM/BRIT LIT Course 3
Math and Qualitative Literacy Menu Course  3
General Education Elective 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
ELE 300  Emergent Literacy  3
ELE 310  Teaching PreK Math/Science PreK 3
ELE 410  Field Experience PreK-4 3
General Education Electives, Minor Courses OR Free Electives 6
   
Fourth Semester** 15
CHD 250  Health & PE for PreK-Grade 4  3
CHD 312  Instructional Leadership in Childhood Education 3
ELE 221  Instruction and Assessment in K-4  3
General Education Electives, Minor Courses OR Free Electives  6
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester** 15
CHD 350  Family and Community Collab. and Partnerships 3
GEN ED: MUS/ART/THE 372 Creative Arts PK-4 or General Education Fine Arts Menu Course 3
General Education Electives, Minor Courses OR Free Electives  9
   
Sixth Semester 15
CHD 322  Professional Education Internship 3
General Education Electives, Minor Courses OR Free Electives  12
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester** 15
EDU 350  Supporting English Language Learners OR Any General Education Public Speaking Menu Course 3
General Education Electives, Minor Courses OR Free Electives  12
   
Eighth Semester 15
CHD 322  Professional Education Internship 3
General Education Electives, Minor Courses OR Free Electives  12
Total 120/121

* PSE 200 is a spring-only course.

** Internship could be taken this semester (see adviser).

Program Notes:

  • Course titles in bold indicate a block of courses that must be taken together. 
  • The following courses need a grade of ā€œCā€ or higher to pass: MAT 120, MAT 130, ENG 101, Am/Brit Lit course and all ELE, CHD or ESP courses.
  • PSE 200 requires a 2.0 GPA. CHD/ELE 200 and ELE 220 require a 2.0 GPA and current clearances; all other ELE, CHD, and ESP courses require current clearances and a minimum 2.5 GPA to register.
  • 40% of courses (16 courses) must be 300 to 400 level.
  • At least one minor must be selected.
  • Internship application, training, and guidelines must be completed a semester in advance of registration.
  • Internship: must take at least two 3-credit internships. Can repeat up to 12 credits. Consult your department adviser. 

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 (prerequisite ENG 101, 102)
  • ENG 302  English Literature II prerequisite ENG 101, 102)                
  • ENG 337  Survey of American Literature I prerequisite ENG 101, 102)
  • ENG 338  Survey of American Literature II prerequisite ENG 101, 102)
  • HON 250  Honors Comp II (prerequisite HON 250)