Major in Education: Early Childhood

Students majoring in early childhood education must complete 64 hours, including

  • EDEC 303, 304, 310, 311, 394, 408, 409, and 410;
  • EDUC 201, 210, 314, 350, 371, and 440;
  • EDEL 306, 312, and 313;
  • PSYC 212 and 303;

Select 6 hours from the following:

  • ART 280
  • MUSC 2400
  • or PHED 310

Select 3 hours from the following:

  • HIST 3240
  • HIST 3245
  • RELG 356
  • MUSC 1151
  • SOC 360
  • SOC 364
  • an approved Maymester course
  • or a semester-long study abroad program.

Note: EDEC majors must take PSYC 201 listed on General Education form under Social Sciences

Early Childhood major card

Major in Education: Elementary

Students majoring in elementary education must complete 67 hours, including

  • EDEC 310 and 311;
  • EDEL 305, 306, 312, 313, 394, 405, 406, and 107;
  • EDUC 201, 210, 314, 350, 371, and 440;
  • ART 280;
  • GEOG 301;
  • MUSC 2400;
  • PHED 310;
  • PSYC 212 and 303

Elementary Education majors should structure their GE science courses such that a Life Science and a Physical Science are represented in the content (ex. BIOL and CHEM or BIOL and PHYS).

Major in Education: Middle School

Students who wish to teach at the middle school level will earn a B.S. in Middle School Education with a concentration in two of the following areas: language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies. A common core of professional courses totaling 48 hours is required of all students and includes

  • EDMS 341, 394, 403, 410, 411, and 412;
  • EDUC 210, 315, 325, 350, 371, and 440;
  • PSYC 201, 213, and 303.

Additional professional courses and courses specific for each area of concentration are listed below.

Concentration in Language Arts:

Students completing a concentration in language arts must complete 15 additional hours, including

  • ENGL 2101 and 3001;
  • three hours from ENGL 2208, 3500 or MDST 230;
  • three hours from ENGL 2201, 2202, 2203, 2204, 2205, 2206, or 2207;
  • and three hours from ENGL 3302, ENGL 3360/SOST 314, ENGL 3361/SOST 315, ENGL 3362, 3370, 3371, 3372, 3380, 3500, or 3520

Concentration in Mathematics:

Students completing a concentration in mathematics must complete 20 additional hours, including

  • MATH 201, 202, 210, 221, 308, and 309.

It is crucial that prospective middle school education majors planning a concentration in math take MATH 201 and MATH 221 no later than their sophomore year.

Concentration in Science:

Students seeking a concentration in science must complete 20 additional hours, including

  • BIOL 1150-1150L and 1151-1151L;
  • CHEM 101-101L;
  • PHYS 1100 and 1500.

Concentration in Social Studies:

Students seeking a concentration in social studies must complete 18 additional hours, including

  • GEOG 301 or 302;
  • HIST 2200 and 2201;
  • and PLSC 201 or 202.
Course Sequence and Major Cards

Minor in Education: Secondary

In order to teach in a secondary school setting, a student will major in the teaching area of interest (i.e., science, English, history, or mathematics) and will minor in secondary education. Students seeking the minor and Certification in Secondary Education must complete 40 hours, including

  • EDSD 301, 302, 394, 400, 401, 402, and 403;
  • EDUC 201, 210, 315,325,350, and 371;
  • and PSYC 213.

Students who wish to be certified to teach social studies in the high school setting must meet the requirements for the major in history.

Students who wish to be certified to teach science in the high school setting must meet the requirements for the major in biology.

Course Sequence and Major Cards: