Religion Major with Teacher Certification in Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-6 (B.A.)

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Texts
Select two of the following:6
Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures
New Testament/Christian Scriptures
Asian Texts
Study in Religious Texts
Study in Religious Texts
Issues
Select two of the following:6
Death, Dying and Afterlife
Religion and Ethical Issues
Religion and Social Activism
The Holocaust: Religious Perspectives
Study in Religious Issues
Feminist Views of Religion
Ideals of Peace
Myth, Meaning and Self
Approaches
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Religion
Religion and Culture
Philosophy of Religion
Religion and Psychology
Women and Religion
Religion and Society
Religious Ethical Thinkers
Theology
Global Religious Traditions
RELG 100Religions of the World3
Select three of the following:9
Buddhism
Hinduism
Taoism
Religion in North America
Asian Religions
Islamic Religious Traditions
African Religions
African-American Religion
Native American Religion
Religion in Latin America
Study in World Religions
Spirituality and Mysticism
Seminar
Select one of the following:3
Study in World Religions
Religion and Society
Study in Religious Issues
Seminar
Total Credits33

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (K-6) 

Pre-Professional Sequence
Pre-Professional Core
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
FCST 214Child Development I3
FCST 314Child Development II: Adolescence3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
Health for Teacher Education
Select one of the following: 13-4
Biological Sciences
Biology for Survival
The Biology of Human Life
Human Heredity
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Genetics
Personal Health Issues
Injury Prevention and Emergency Care
Study of Human Diseases
Perspectives on Drugs
Mental Health
Human Sexuality
Health Education Methods
School Health and Community Services
Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals
Honors Seminar in Science
Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science
Principles and Practice of Emergency Care
Nutrition
Mathematics Requirement
MTHM 201Mathematics in Elementary Schools I3
MTHM 302Mathematics in Elementary Schools II3
Elementary Ed Professional Sequence
ECEL 200Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy3
ECEL 408Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms3
ECEL 418Social and Cultural Context of Families and Communities3
ECEL 427Explorations: Science, Math, and Technology in the Elementary Classrooms3
READ 399Early Literacy Development and Instruction3
READ 408Literacy in the Elementary Grades3
Clinical Sequence/Student Teaching
ECEL 412Seminar I: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms1
ECEL 421Seminar II: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms3
ECEL 422Integrating Elementary Curriculum and Assessment for Equity and Diversity3
ECEL 410Clinical Experience I: Inclusive Elementary and Early Childhood Classrooms2
ECEL 414Clinical Experience II: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms9
Total Credits60-61
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