Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Major (B.A.)(Combined B.A./M.A.T with Teacher Certification in Grades K-6 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities.)

The Dual Degree Dual Certification Program is a 5-year Program that leads to teacher certification in elementary education (K-6) teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master's degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as an undergraduate. Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one year master's portion of the program.

Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines and procedures. Students are also strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication
Fulfilled by CMST 101 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
D. Fine and Performing Arts3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives
Fulfilled by EDFD 220 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
G. Computer Science3
H. Mathematics
Fulfilled by MTHM 201 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
I. Natural Science Laboratory
BIOL 100Biological Sciences4
J. Physical Education1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History
Fulfilled by EDFD 221 in the Teacher Education sequence.
2. Global Cultural Perspectives
Fulfilled by GSWS 200 in the major.0
3. Social Science Perspectives
Fulfilled by PSYC 101 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Fulfilled by ECEL 200 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
Total Credits21

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages3-6
World Cultures
Fulfilled by GSWS 102 in the major.0
Total Credits3-6

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements21
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements33
Teacher Education Program Requirements60
Free Electives3-0
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this combined program can be found here.
Required Core
GLQS 100Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (GLBTQ) Studies3
GLQS 201Queer Identities in a Transforming World: The Trouble with Normal3
GSWS 102Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
GSWS 200Transnational Feminisms3
GSWS 402Sexuality, and Women's Studies3
Historical Issues
HUMN 283Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the Ancient World3
or GSWS 201 Inventing Feminism
Theoretical Issues
GSWS 301Feminist Theory in Transnational Contexts3
Professional Development
Select one of the following:3
The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation
Workplace Writing
Psychology of Leadership: Theory and Application
Writing Women Safe: Writing, Rape Prevention, and Community Activism
Major Electives
Select three courses from the list below. At least 6 credits must be at the 200-level or above.9
Total Credits33

Major Electives

ENFL 365Gender and Sexuality in Film3
ENGL 117World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge3
ENGL 227Queer Fiction3
ENGL 230Images of Muslim Women in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture3
ENGL 250Special Topics in English or American Literature3
ENGL 252Special Topics in Comparative Literature3
ENGL 294Women Poets3
ENGL 301The Novels of Toni Morrison3
ENGL 372Women Prose Writers3
ENGL 492Seminar in Comparative Literature3
ENGL 493Seminar in American Literature3
ENGL 494Seminar in English Literature3
ENTR 201The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation3
ENTR 290Special Topics in Entrepreneurship3
ENTR 301Creating Your Startup Business Model3
ENTR 302Preparing to Pitch and Launch Your Startup3
GLQS 302Special Topics in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies3
GSWS 201Inventing Feminism3
GSWS 208Men and Masculinities3
or SOCI 208 Men and Masculinities
GSWS 301Feminist Theory in Transnational Contexts3
GSWS 302Special Topics in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies3
GSWS 308Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature3
or ENGL 308 Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature
GSWS 314Women and Migration3
or HIST 314 Women and Migration
GSWS 316Victimology3
or JUST 316 Victimology
GSWS 345Imaging Medieval and Early Modern Women3
or HUMN 345 Imaging Medieval and Early Modern Women
GSWS 355Human Trafficking3
or JUST 355 Human Trafficking
GSWS 376Feminist Jurisprudence3
or JURI 376 Feminist Jurisprudence
GSWS 401Independent Study: Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies3
GSWS 403Seminar on Gender and Crime3
or JUST 403 Seminar on Gender and Crime
GSWS 410Cooperative Education: Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies3
GSWS 436Washington, D.C. Internship3
or POLS 436 Political Science Washington, D.C., Internship
GSWS 481The Legal Rights of Women3
HIST 215U.S. Women’s History3
HIST 309Feminist Ideas in Western Thought3
HIST 334Women and Gender in the Middle East: Past and Present3
PHIL 339Contemporary Continental Philosophy3
RELG 267Women and Religion3
RELG 304Feminist Views of Religion3
POLS 214Women in Politics3
POLS 416Special Topics in Political Science3
SOCI 411Special Topics in Sociology3
WRIT 206Workplace Writing3
WRIT 208Digital Writing: Composing with Text, Image, and Sound3
WRIT 400Community Writing: Theories, Practices, and Partnerships3
SOCI 426Sociology of Sexuality3
SOCI 430Sociology of Gender3
AFAM 207The Black Woman: An Introductory Course3
ANTH 340The Anthropology of Work3
ANTH 380Anthropology: Gender and Sexuality3
ANTH 423Community and Health3-4
ARHT 190Women and Art3
ARTX 201Culture and Appearance3
EDFD 264Gender Issues in Education3
FSHD 205Women in Contemporary Society3
FSHD 345Gender in a Changing World3
FREN 283Introduction to Women Authors of French-Speaking Africa3
or FRIN 283 Introduction to Women Authors of French-Speaking Africa
HUMN 283Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the Ancient World3
HUMN 383Women in Antiquity3
HLTH 290Human Sexuality3
HLTH 295Sexuality Education in the Schools3
JUST 320Women and Prison3
LALS 205Image and Identity: Representation of Latin American Women in Film and Fiction3
LNGN 255Language and Gender3
PSYC 265Psychology of Women3
PSYC 294Psychology of Leadership: Theory and Application3
RUIN 297Women in Russian Literature3
SPAN 473Sexual Subversion in Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film3

Teacher Education Program Requirements (BA/MAT or BS/MAT) 

Pre-Professional Sequence
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
FSHD 214Child Development I3
ECEL 200Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
MTHM 201Mathematics in Elementary Schools I3
Professional Sequence
First Semester Junior Year
FSHD 314Child Development II: Adolescence3
MTHM 302Mathematics in Elementary Schools II3
READ 399Early Literacy Development and Instruction3
ECEL 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Second Semester Junior Year
ECEL 375Special Topics in Early Childhood and Elementary Education3
ECSE 305Development and Learning in Children With and Without Disabilities3
ECEL 408Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms3
First Semester Senior Year
ECSE 339Pedagogy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom3
READ 408Literacy in the Elementary Grades3
Undergraduate elective (Advisor approval required).3
Second Semester Senior Year
ECSE 523Communication, Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts 13
ECSE 536Observation and Assessment of Elementary Age Children with Disabilities 13
READ 515Literacy Strategies for the Inclusive Elementary Classroom 13
Total Credits60

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
 Credits4
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Spring
EDFD 220 Philosophical Orientation to Education 3
MTHM 201 Mathematics in Elementary Schools I 3
 Credits6
Third Year
Fall
ECEL 279 Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education 3
FSHD 314 Child Development II: Adolescence 3
MTHM 302 Mathematics in Elementary Schools II 3
READ 399 Early Literacy Development and Instruction 3
 Credits12
Spring
ECEL 375 Special Topics in Early Childhood and Elementary Education 3
ECSE 305 Development and Learning in Children With and Without Disabilities 3
ECEL 408 Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms 3
 Credits9
Fourth Year
Fall
ECSE 339 Pedagogy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom 3
READ 408 Literacy in the Elementary Grades 3
 Credits6
Spring
ECSE 523 Communication, Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts 3
ECSE 536 Observation and Assessment of Elementary Age Children with Disabilities 3
READ 515 Literacy Strategies for the Inclusive Elementary Classroom 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits52

Plan of Study Grid
Fourth Year
SummerCredits
ECSE 508 Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities 3
ECSE 580 Conceptual Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Bio-Psych-Social Perspectives 3
ECEL 691 Issues, Policies and Trends in Inclusive Education 3
 Credits9
Fifth Year
Fall
ECEL 502 Seminar I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 1
ECEL 510 Clinical Practice I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary 2
ECEL 517 Integrating Science and Technology in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 3
ECSE 542 Inclusive Pedagogies for Students with Complex Learning and Behavioral Needs 3
 Credits9
Spring
ECEL 504 Seminar II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 3
ECEL 511 Clinical Practice II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 6
 Credits9
 Total Credits27