B.S. in Professional Studies in Education

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies in Education degree is designed for students who are interested in education but who are not seeking Pennsylvania teaching certification. Coursework develops skills and knowledge relevant to working with young children, and students gain hands-on experience through internships. 

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Curriculum

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 STEAM 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 and current clearances. 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 and American Literature
  • ENG 203  Great Books
  • ENG 301  English Literature I (pre-requisite ENG 101, 102)
  • ENG 302  English Literature II pre-requisite ENG 101, 102)                
  • ENG 337  Survey of American Literature I pre-requisite ENG 101, 102)
  • ENG 338  Survey of American Literature II pre-requisite ENG 101, 102)
  • HON 250  Honors Comp II (pre-requisite HON 250)

Accelerated Bachelor's-to-Master's Program

Accelerated bachelor's-to-master's programs are also available to undergraduate students who qualify, including:

  • B.S. in Professional Studies in Education to M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • B.S. in Professional Studies in Education to M.Ed. in School Counseling

Curriculum requirements are listed under the "Accelerated Programs" section of this catalog.

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/professional-studies-education/index.aspx