Major in Education: Early Childhood

Students majoring in early childhood education must complete 61 hours, including EDUC 201, 350, 371, and 440; EDEC 303, 304, 311, 391, 392, 393, 394, 408, 409, and 410; EDEL 306, 312, and 313; PSYC 212 and 303; six hours chosen from ART 280, EDEC 310, MUSC 2400, or PHED 310; and a minimum of three hours chosen from HIST 3240, HIST 3245/RELG 356, MUSC 1151, SOC 360, SOC 364, an approved Maymester course, or a semester-long study abroad program.

Major in Education: Elementary

Students majoring in elementary education must complete 61 hours, including ART 280; EDUC 201, 350, 371, 391, 392, 393, and 440; EDEC 311; EDEL 305, 306, 312, 313, 394, 405, 406, and 407; GEOG 301; MUSC 2400; PHED 310; PSYC 212
and 303.

Students majoring in Elementary Education should structure their general education science courses such that a life science and a physical science are represented in the content, e.g., 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 43 hours is required of all students and includes EDUC 201, 350, 371, 391, 392, 393, and 440; EDMS 341, 342, 394, 410, 411, and 412; 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 17 additional hours, including EDMS 400; ENGL 2101 and 3001; three hours chosen from ENGL 2201, 2202, 2203, 2204, 2205, 2206, or 2207; three hours from ENGL 2208/FILM 210, ENGL 3500/FILM 323, or MDST 230; and three hours from ENGL 3370, ENGL 3371, ENGL 3372, ENGL 3520/FILM 341, ENGL 3380 or ENGL 3362.

Concentration in Mathematics:

Students completing a concentration in mathematics must complete 20 additional hours, including EDMS 403 and 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 22 additional hours, including EDMS 402; BIOL 105-105L and 112-112L; CHEM 101-101L; PHYS 1100 and 1500.

Concentration in Social Studies:

Students seeking a concentration in social studies must complete 14 additional hours, including EDMS 401; 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 thirty-seven hours, including EDSD 301, 302, 394, 400, 401, 402, and 403; EDUC 201, 350, 371, 391, 392, and 393; 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: