Curriculum and Instruction

Contact Information

Dana Hood, Chair

ACU Box 28228

Abilene, Texas 79699-8228

Chambers Hall, Room 110

 

Phone: 325-674-2112

Fax: 325-674-2123

Email: hoodd@acu.edu

Web: www.acu.edu/education

 

Page Links:

Teacher Certification

Early Childhood Through Grade 4 Certification
   (BS)

Grades 4 Through 8 (Middle School) 
   Certification (BS)

     • Language Arts Degree Plan

     • Science Degree Plan    

     • Social Studies Degree Plan

High School Grades 8 Through 12
   Certification (BS)

     • One Field Concentration in English 
        Laguage Arts Degree Plan

All-Level (EC through 12) Special Education
   Certification

Minor in Education

Supplements

     • English as a Second Language

     • Special Education

Faculty

Edward E. Coates, Professor

Lloyd Goldsmith, Associate Professor

Myra Holmans, Instructor

Dana L. Hood, Associate Professor

Karen Maxwell, Assistant Professor

Ronald N. McQueen, Instructor

Donnie Snider, Associate Professor

 

Majors: Early Childhood through 4th grade,
              4th grade through 8th grade,
              High Shcool (8th grade through 12th 
              grade), All-Level (EC-12th grade) 
              Special Education

Minor: Education

 

Course Descriptions

Please see the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. Courses offered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction include those with the following designations: EACH, EDUC, READ,

SPED, TECH.







The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers the Bachelor of Science degree with majors in interdisciplinary studies. Degrees are available leading to certification at four levels: Age 3 through Grade 4, Grades 4 through 8, Grades 8 through 12, and All Level. A minor in education may be added only when students are working toward secondary teacher certification in an approved teaching field. Supplements that may be added to a teaching field include English as a Second Language (ESL) and Special Education.

  

Introduction

The goal of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is to prepare educators who will have the professional knowledge and skills to work in a wide range of roles in elementary and secondary schools both public and private. Approximately 600 students each year prepare for certification in some aspect of professional education. A capable faculty provides a rich background of practical experience and academic preparation.

The teacher education program is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification. Abilene Christian University is a member of the Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education.

Criteria for Admission to Teacher Education
Before taking more than 6 hours of any combination of EDUC classes, a student must first be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, a student must:

          1. Complete and submit an application for admission into the Teacher Education Program;

          2. Be enrolled in or have completed the first 45 semester hours of credit;

          3. Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 (2.7 or higher in the content field);

          4. Complete 6 hours of University Core English with no grade lower than a “C.”

          5. Pass all three sections of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test, with a
              score on the reading section of 260 or higher, a score on the math section of 230 or
              higher and a score on the writing section of 220 or higher;

          6. Be enrolled in or successfully complete (“C” or better) EDUC 211, Educational
              Foundations and Multicultural Perspectives (If admitted before completion of EDUC 211,
              admission will be contingent upon completing the course with a “C” or better. In the
              event that the student does not complete this course successfully, admission to the
              program will be suspended until this requirement is fulfilled.);

          7. Receive approval from the Teacher Education Admissions and Review Committee.
              An interview with the committee may be required.

Any exemptions or modifications to the above requirements due to special circumstances must be requested through the chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. All requests will be reviewed and must be approved by the Teacher Education Admissions and Review Committee. In addition, admission to teacher education is not the final step in the process. In order to remain in the program, the prospective teacher must continue to meet the GPA requirement (2.7). Approval to take Education Block classes (411/412 and 431/432) and to enroll in student teaching must be obtained from the Teacher Education Admissions and Review Committee before enrolling in those classes.

Other Departmental Requirements

          1. In order to remain in the Teacher Education Program, an overall GPA of 2.70, 2.70 GPA
              in the content field, and continued approval of the Teacher Education Admissions
              Committee must be maintained.

          2. A grade of "C" or better is required for all majors courses.

          3. Junior and senior transfer students must take the THEA and be admitted to the Teacher 
              Education Program during their first semester at Abilene Christian University to continue
              in professional education course work. Arrangements to take the THEA should be made
              as quickly as possible by contacting the Office of Career and Academic Development.

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Teacher Certification

Students who complete the Teacher Education Program and who wish to obtain Texas teacher certification must pass the appropriate tests in professional education and in the appropriate teaching fields as required by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). Approval to take the certification tests must be obtained from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and/or appropriate subject area departments. Additional information is available from the certification officer in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Students seeking certification to teach foreign language must also pass the Texas Oral Proficiency Test (TOPT). Those who do not take the certification tests within a year after completing course work may be subject to additional requirements.

All students who plan to complete the Teacher Education Program at ACU are advised that the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) at times revises its certification rules, regulations and procedures. Since ACU’s Teacher Education Program is accredited by the SBEC, some changes in the requirements and procedures contained in this catalog may be necessary. Students seeking certification will be expected to meet the requirements in admissions, programs, certification and degree plans that are in effect at the time they graduate even if they are different from those in this catalog. Students are encouraged to contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction on a regular basis and to maintain close communication with their mentor-advisors to learn of changes as they occur. Degree plan specialists and mentor-advisors will make every effort to substitute courses for students as requirements change while continuing to prepare students for successful completion of the certification tests.

Except with prior approval of the chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, individuals who complete their degree program at ACU must take all required professional education courses in residence. Approval of an exception must be obtained by completing a Transfer Course Application.

Study Abroad Expectations

All students are encouraged to participate in ACU’s Study Abroad program. Classes offered at Study Abroad sites vary depending on the site. Academic advisors can assist students in planning ahead for their Study Abroad experience and should be consulted regarding this during the freshman year.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH GRADE 4 CERTIFICATION (BS)

A supplement in English as a Second Language (ESL) may be added.

BS: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – GENERALIST (AGE 3 - GRADE 4) DEGREE PLAN (IDSC)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Advanced Bible (recommended BIBM 390, 430, 434, 438) ......................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature – choose one: ENGL 221, 222, 231, 232, 262, 263 ...................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 286 Speech Activities in Elementary School .................................................3
History
     HIST 221 American History I ................................................................................3
Science
     Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, AENV 130, NUTR 120 .....6
Mathematics
     MATH 148 Concepts of Mathematics ......................................................................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities (1 hour must be EXSC 222) ...............................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BS DEGREE CORE (IDSC – ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – GENERALIST)
English
     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................3
Social Sciences/Humanities
     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, history,

          philosophy, political science, psychology (also EDUC 221), sociology

          (maximum one course per area) .....................................................................

 

 

9

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BS (IDSC – ELEMENTARY) CORE .................................................................15
INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJOR
Interdisciplinary Course Requirements

     ART 487 Art for Elementary Teachers ...................................................................
     CHEM 203 General Science for Elementary Teachers ..............................................

     EACH 363 Early Language and Literacy .................................................................

     EACH 451 Guidance in Early Childhood .................................................................

     EACH 466 Education of Young Children .................................................................
     EDUC 250 Literature for Children ..........................................................................

     MATH 147 Number Concepts ................................................................................

     MUSE 332 Elementary Music Techniques and Literature ...........................................
     READ 363 Methods of Teaching Developmental Reading .........................................

     READ 460 Reading Assessment and Correction ......................................................

     READ 464 Reading-Writing Connection ..................................................................

     READ 480 Problems in Reading ............................................................................

     SPED 371 Teaching Students with Special Needs ....................................................

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Professional Education Requirements

     EDUC 211 Educational Foundations and Multicultural Perspectives ............................

     EDUC 221 Educational Psychology (may also fulfill social sciences credit) .................

     EDUC 331 Teaching Social Studies in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 ..................

     EDUC 411 Elementary Curriculum, Materials and Media ..........................................

     EDUC 431 Elementary Management and Methods ...................................................

     EDUC 470 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary Grades ..........................................

     EDUC 476 Effective Teaching Strategies for English Language Learners ....................

     EDUC 490 Student Teaching: Elementary ..............................................................

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

6

Must make application and be approved to take EDUC 490.

GPA of 2.70 required to remain in Teacher Education Program.

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................63
ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................9-12
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.70

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128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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GRADES 4 THROUGH 8 CERTIFICATION (BS)

The middle school certificate prepares one to teach one of the four subjects in grades 4 through 8: English language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies. The middle school mathematics degree plan can be found in the Mathematics Department section of this catalog.

BS: MIDDLE SCHOOL – LANGUAGE ARTS (GRADE 4-8) DEGREE PLAN (IDSM) (ENGL)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Advanced Bible (recommended BIBM 390, 430, 434, 438) ......................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     ENGL 221 Major British Writers I ...........................................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 286 Speech Activities in Elementary School or

          COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication .....................................................

 

3

History
     HIST 221 American History I ................................................................................3
Science
     Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, AENV 130, NUTR 120 .....6
Mathematics
     MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BS DEGREE CORE (IDSM – MIDDLE SCHOOL CERTIFICATION)
English
     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................3
Social Sciences/Humanities
     Choose 9 hours (3 must be advanced - SOCI 442 suggested) from: anthropology,

          economics (also AGRB 261), geography, history, philosophy, political science,

          psychology (also EDUC 221), sociology (maximum one course per area) ............

 

 

9

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BS (IDSM – MIDDLE SCHOOL) CORE ...........................................................15
INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJOR
Language Arts Teaching Field

     ENGL 222 Major British Writers II .........................................................................

     ENGL 231 World Literature I .................................................................................

     ENGL 262 American Literature Before 1900 or

          ENGL 263 American Literature After 1900 .........................................................

     ENGL 325 Advanced Composition .........................................................................

     ENGL 330 Advanced English Grammar ..................................................................

     EDUC 250 Literature for Children or

          ENGL 351 Literature for Young Adults ...............................................................

     ENGL 459 English for Secondary Teachers .............................................................

     READ 363 Methods of Teaching Developmental Reading .........................................

     READ 460 Reading Assessment and Correction ......................................................

     READ 464 Reading-Writing Connection ..................................................................

     READ 480 Problems in Reading ............................................................................

3

3

 

3

3

3

 

3

3

3

3

3

3

Professional Education Requirements

     EDUC 211 Educational Foundations and Multicultural Perspectives ............................

     EDUC 221 Educational Psychology (may also fulfill social sciences credit) .................

     EDUC 335 Teaching in the Middle School ...............................................................

     EDUC 412 Secondary Curriculum and Media ..........................................................

     EDUC 432 Secondary Management and Methods ....................................................

     EDUC 491 Student Teaching: Middle School ...........................................................

3

3

3

3

3

6

Must make application and be approved to take EDUC 491.

GPA of 2.70 required to remain in Teacher Education Program.

Other Required Courses
     SPED 371 Teaching Students with Special Needs ....................................................3
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................57
ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................15-18
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.70

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128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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BS: MIDDLE SCHOOL – SCIENCE (GRADE 4-8) DEGREE PLAN (IDSM) (SCIT)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Advanced Bible (recommended BIBM 390, 430, 434, 438) ......................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature – choose one: ENGL 221, 222, 231, 232, 262, 263 ...................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 286 Speech Activities in Elementary School or

          COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication .....................................................

 

3

History
     HIST 221 American History I ................................................................................3
Science

     AENV 130 Environmental and Technological Sciences .............................................

     GEOL 111 Introduction to Geology ........................................................................

3

3

Mathematics
     MATH 109, 124, or 185 ........................................................................................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BS DEGREE CORE (IDSM – MIDDLE SCHOOL CERTIFICATION)
English
     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................3
Social Sciences/Humanities
     Choose 9 hours (3 must be advanced - SOCI 442 suggested) from: anthropology,

          economics (also AGRB 261), geography, history, philosophy, political science,

          psychology (also EDUC 221), sociology (maximum one course per area) ............

 

 

9

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BS (IDSM – MIDDLE SCHOOL) CORE ...........................................................15
INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJOR
Science Teaching Field

     BIOL 112/114 General Biology I Lecture/Lab .........................................................

     BIOL 113/115 General Biology II Lecture/Lab ........................................................

     BIOL 221/223 Animal Biology Lecture/Lab or

          BIOL 222/224 Plant Biology Lecture/Lab ...........................................................

     BIOL 312 Cell Biology ..........................................................................................

     BIOL 362/364 Ecology Lecture/Lab .......................................................................

     CHEM 131/133 General Chemistry I Lecture/Lab ....................................................

     CHEM 132/134 General Chemistry II Lecture/Lab ...................................................

     CHEM 203 General Science for Elementary Teachers ..............................................

     PHYS 101 Astronomy ...........................................................................................

     PHYS 102 Physical Science ...................................................................................

4
4

4
3
4
4
4
3
3
3
Other Required Courses

     READ 322 Reading in Secondary Content Areas .....................................................

     SPED 371 Teaching Students with Special Needs ....................................................

3

3

Professional Education Requirements

     EDUC 211 Educational Foundations and Multicultural Perspectives ............................

     EDUC 221 Educational Psychology (may also fulfill social sciences credit) .................

     EDUC 335 Teaching in the Middle School ...............................................................

     EDUC 412 Secondary Curriculum and Media ..........................................................

     EDUC 432 Secondary Management and Methods ....................................................

     EDUC 491 Student Teaching: Middle School ...........................................................

3

3

3

3

3

6

Must make application and be approved to take EDUC 491.

GPA of 2.70 required to remain in Teacher Education Program.

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................63
ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................9-12
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.70

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Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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BS: MIDDLE SCHOOL – SOCIAL STUDIES (GRADE 4-8) DEGREE PLAN (IDSM) (SSTT)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Advanced Bible (recommended BIBM 390, 430, 434, 438) ......................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature – choose one: ENGL 221, 222, 231, 232, 262, 263 ...................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 286 Speech Activities in Elementary School or

          COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication .....................................................

 

3

History
     HIST 221 American History I ................................................................................3
Science
     Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, AENV 130, NUTR 120 .....6
Mathematics
     MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BS DEGREE CORE (IDSM – MIDDLE SCHOOL CERTIFICATION)
English
     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................3
Social Sciences/Humanities

     HIST 222 American History II ...............................................................................

     POLS 226 States and Federal System ....................................................................

     SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology ......................................................................

3

3

3

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BS (IDSM – MIDDLE SCHOOL) CORE ...........................................................15
INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJOR
Social Studies Teaching Field

     ECON 260 Principles of Macroeconomics ................................................................

     EDUC 331 Teaching Social Studies in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 ..................

     GEOG 235 World Geography ................................................................................

     GEOG 354 Historical and Cultural Geography .........................................................

     HIST 117 Civilization I .........................................................................................

     HIST 118 Civilization II ........................................................................................

     HIST 480 Texas History .......................................................................................

     HIST 496 History for Teachers ..............................................................................

     POLS 225 National Government ............................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Other Required Courses
     EDUC 250 Literature for Children or

          ENGL 351 Literature for Young Adults ...............................................................

     READ 322 Reading in Secondary Content Areas .....................................................

     SPED 371 Teaching Students with Special Needs ....................................................

 

3

3

3

Professional Education Requirements

     EDUC 211 Educational Foundations and Multicultural Perspectives ............................

     EDUC 221 Educational Psychology (may also fulfill social sciences credit) .................

     EDUC 335 Teaching in the Middle School ...............................................................

     EDUC 412 Secondary Curriculum and Media ..........................................................

     EDUC 432 Secondary Management and Methods ....................................................

     EDUC 491 Student Teaching: Middle School ...........................................................

3

3

3

3

3

6

Must make application and be approved to take EDUC 491.

GPA of 2.70 required to remain in Teacher Education Program.

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................57
ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................15
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.70

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128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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HIGH SCHOOL GRADES 8 THROUGH 12 CERTIFICATION (BS)

Some of the teaching fields for Grades 8 through 12 and All-Level are at times revised by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). As a result of those revisions, the degree requirements for some of the teaching fields may be changed during the next year. Teacher education students must meet the requirements for their teaching field that are in effect at the time they graduate, even if those requirements differ from those on the degree plans that follow. For the most current information regarding requirements for Grades 8 through 12 and All-Level teaching fields contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

 

ONE-FIELD TEACHING CERTIFICATION

Department of Curriculum and Instruction:

          • English/Language Arts (IDSH) (ELA)

Other Departments:

          • Biology: Life Sciences (BIOT)

          • Chemisty and Biochemistry: Chemistry (CHMT) and Physical Science (CPST)

          • English: English (ENGT)

          • Foreign Languages: Spanish (SPNT)

          • History: History (HSTT) and Social Studies for Teachers (HSST)

          • Mathematics: Mathematics (MATT)

Information on degree requirements for these teaching fields can be found in the appropriate catalog section for those departments.

BS: HIGH SCHOOL – ONE FIELD (GRADES 8-12) CONCENTRATION IN
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS DEGREE PLAN (IDSH) (ELA)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Advanced Bible (recommended BIBM 390, 430, 434, 438) ......................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature – ENGL 221 ..........................................................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 117 Civilization or

          HIST 221 American History I ...........................................................................

 

3

Science
     Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, AENV 130, NUTR 120 .....6
Mathematics
     MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BS DEGREE CORE (HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER CERTIFICATION)
English
     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................3
Social Sciences/Humanities
     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, history,

          philosophy, political science, psychology (also EDUC 221), sociology

          (maximum one course per area) .....................................................................

 

 

9

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BS (ELA – HIGH SCHOOL) CORE ..................................................................15
TEACHING FIELD
English Teaching Field

     ENGL 222 Major British Writers II .........................................................................

     ENGL 311 Literary Criticism and Bibliography .........................................................

     ENGL 325 Advanced Composition .........................................................................

     ENGL 330 Advanced English Grammar ..................................................................

     ENGL 351 Young Adult Literature ..........................................................................

     ENGL 459 English for Secondary Teachers .............................................................

     ENGL 483 Shakespeare .......................................................................................

     Choose from: ENGL 495, 496, 497 ........................................................................

     Choose from: ENGL 362, 363, 464 ........................................................................

     Choose from: ENGL 376, 377, 378, 470, 471, 499 ..................................................

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

6

3

Other Required Courses

     READ 322 Reading in Secondary Content Areas .....................................................
     READ 363 Methods of Teaching Developmental Reading .........................................

     READ 480 Problems in Reading ............................................................................

     SPED 371 Teaching Students With Special Needs ...................................................

3

3

3

3

Professional Education Requirements

     EDUC 211 Educational Foundations and Multicultural Perspectives ............................

     EDUC 221 Educational Psychology (may also fulfill social sciences credit) .................

     EDUC 412 Secondary Curriculum and Media ..........................................................

     EDUC 432 Secondary Management and Methods ....................................................

     EDUC 492 Student Teaching: High School ..............................................................

3

3

3

3

6

Must make application and be approved to take EDUC 492.

GPA of 2.70 required to remain in Teacher Education Program.

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................63
ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................9-12
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.70

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Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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All-Level (EC through 12) Certification

All-Level teacher certification is offered in the following areas:

          • Art (ARTT)

          • Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS)

          • Music (MTIA, MTPA or MTVA)

          • Special Education (IDSP)

For requirements in All-Level teaching certification degrees, see the catalog section of the appropriate department.

BS: ALL-LEVEL SPECIAL EDUCATION (EC-12) (IDSP)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Advanced Bible (recommended BIBM 390, 430, 434, 438) ......................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature – choose one: ENGL 221, 222, 231, 232, 262, 263 ...................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 286 Speech Activities in Elementary School .................................................3
History
     HIST 221 American History I ................................................................................3
Science
     Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, AENV 130, NUTR 120 .....6
Mathematics
     MATH 148 Concepts of Mathematics ......................................................................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities (1 hour must be EXSC 222) ...............................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BS DEGREE CORE (IDSS – HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER CERTIFICATION)
English
     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................3
Social Sciences/Humanities
     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, history,

          philosophy, political science, psychology (also EDUC 221), sociology

          (maximum one course per area) .....................................................................

 

 

9

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BS (IDSP – ALL-LEVEL SPECIAL EDUCATION EC-12) CORE ........................15
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Interdisciplinary Course Requirements
     COMP 334 Language Disorders in Children or

          PSYC 374 The Emotionally Disturbed Child .......................................................

     EDUC 250 Literature for Children or

          ENGL 351 Literature for Young Adults ...............................................................

     MATH 147 Number Concepts ................................................................................

     MATH 247 Number Concepts of Middle School Mathematics .....................................
     READ 322 Reading in Secondary Content Areas .....................................................
     READ 363 Methods of Teaching Developmental Reading .........................................

     READ 460 Reading Assessment and Correction ......................................................

     READ 480 Problems in Reading ............................................................................

     SPED 371 Teaching Students With Special Needs ...................................................

     SPED 477 Teaching Students With Mild Disabilities ..................................................

     SPED 481 Teaching Students With Moderate Disabilities ..........................................

     SPED 485 Assessment and Behavior in Special Education .......................................

     SPED 488 Programs and Services in Special Education ...........................................

 

3

 

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Professional Education Requirements

     EDUC 211 Educational Foundations and Multicultural Perspectives ............................

     EDUC 221 Educational Psychology (may also fulfill social sciences credit) .................

     EDUC 331 Teaching Social Studies in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 ..................

     EDUC 411 Elementary Curriculum, Materials and Media ..........................................

     EDUC 431 Elementary Management and Methods ...................................................

     EDUC 470 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary Grades ..........................................

     EDUC 493 Student Teaching: Special Education .....................................................

3

3

3

3

3

3

6

Must make application and be approved to take EDUC 493.

GPA of 2.70 required to remain in Teacher Education Program.

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................63
ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................9-12
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.70

33

128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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Minor in Education

Students must meet all requirements to be admitted to teacher education (see Admission Requirements in the Curriculum and Instruction section of this catalog), complete required education courses, successfully complete student teaching and pass the appropriate
certification tests.

MINOR: EDUCATION – HIGH SCHOOL ONLY (EDUC)

(Students must be majoring in a subject that is taught at the high school level and
meet all requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program.)

     EDUC 211 Educational Foundations and Multicultural Perspectives ............................

     EDUC 221 Educational Psychology (may also fulfill social sciences credit) .................

     EDUC 412 Secondary Curriculum and Media ..........................................................

     EDUC 432 Secondary Management and Methods ....................................................

     READ 322 Reading in Secondary Content Areas .....................................................

     SPED 371 Teaching Students With Special Needs ...................................................

     Additional hours may be required for teacher certification.

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................18


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Supplements

English as a Second Language

The following 15 hours are required:

     EDUC 491 or 493 Student Teaching ESL Elementary ...............................................

     ENGL 330 Advanced English Grammar ..................................................................

     ENGL 432 Introduction to Linguistics ......................................................................

     ENGL 458 Teaching English as a Second Language .................................................

     READ 464 Reading-Writing Connection ..................................................................

3

3

3

3

3



 

Special Education

ADDING SUPPLEMENTAL SPECIAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATION TO AN INITIAL ELEMENTARY, ALL-LEVEL, MIDDLE SCHOOL OR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER CERTIFICATE

This supplement will certify an individual to teach special education at the level and in the field
of his/her certification. In addition to the requirements of the degree plan for their initial
teacher certification, students will be required to take the following courses:

      COMP 334 Language Disorders in Children or

          PSYC 374 The Emotionally Disturbed Child .......................................................

     SPED 371 Teaching Students With Special Needs ...................................................

     SPED 477 Teaching Students With Mild Disabilities ..................................................

     SPED 481 Teaching Students With Moderate Disabilities ..........................................

     SPED 485 Assessment and Behavior in Special Education .......................................

     SPED 488 Programs and Services in Special Education ...........................................

     Complete student teaching and courses in an approved teaching field.

 

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................18


 

ADDING ALL-LEVEL STAND-ALONE SPECIAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATION TO ANOTHER TEACHING CERTIFICATE (ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL, ALL-LEVEL)

This will certify an individual to teach special education at all levels and in all content fields.
In addition to the requirements of the degree plan for their initial teacher certification,
students will be required to take the following courses:

     COMP 334 Language Disorders in Children or

          PSYC 374 The Emotionally Disturbed Child .......................................................
     EACH 363 Early Language and Literacy .................................................................
     MATH 147 Number Concepts ................................................................................

     MATH 148 Concepts of Mathematics ......................................................................

     MATH 247 Number Concepts of Middle School Mathematics .....................................

     READ 363 Methods of Teaching Developmental Reading .........................................

     READ 322 Reading in Secondary Content Areas or

          READ 464 Reading Assessment and Correction .................................................

     READ 480 Problems in Reading ............................................................................
     SPED 477 Teaching Students With Mild Disabilities ..................................................

     SPED 481 Teaching Students With Moderate Disabilities ..........................................

     SPED 485 Assessment and Behavior in Special Education .......................................

     SPED 488 Programs and Services in Special Education ..........................................   


3
3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3
3
3
3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................36

Some of these hours may be met under the degree plan for the initial teacher certification,
i.e. Elementary (EC-4), Middle School (all content fields), High School (all content fields),
All-Level (exercise science, art, music). Check those degree plans for more information.
Students will take the Stand-Alone Special Education TExES (161) in addition to the
Content and PPR TExEs for their certificate.



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