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

Students who wish to pursue K-6 teacher certification in Elementary Education must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are 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.

Program Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

I. General Education
A. New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature - Fulfilled by SOCI 201 in the major.0
3. Communication – Fulfilled by CMST 101 in Teacher Education sequence.0
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 Science
Fulfilled by SOCI 212 in the major.0
H. Mathematics
Fulfilled by MTHM 201 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
I. Natural Science Laboratory4
J. Physical Education1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History – Fulfilled by EDFD 221 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
2. Global Cultural Perspectives - Fulfilled by SOCI 220 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
II. World Languages and Cultures
A. World Languages3
B. World Cultures
Fulfilled by SOCI 220 in the major.0
III. Major Requirements
Required Courses
SOCI 201Foundations of Sociological Inquiry4
SOCI 212Sociology of Technology3
SOCI 220Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations3
SOCI 240Statistics for Social Research4
SOCI 301Sociological Research Methods I4
SOCI 313Sociological Theory: A Critical Analysis3
SOCI 400Senior Project3
Major Electives18
Complete 15-18 credits of Upper Level Electives from the list below.
Complete 0-3 credits of Lower Level Electives from the list below.
IV. Teacher Education Sequence
See requirements below.60
V. Free Electives
Complete additional coursework to reach 120 credits.3
Total Credits120

Teacher Education Program Requirements (K-6) 

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
ECSE 339Pedagogy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom3
ECEL 408Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms3
First Semester Senior Year
ECEL 410Clinical Practice I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms2
ECEL 412Seminar I: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms1
ECEL 427Explorations: Science, Math, and Technology in the Elementary Classrooms3
READ 408Literacy in the Elementary Grades3
Second Semester Senior Year
ECEL 414Clinical Practice II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms9
ECEL 421Seminar II: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms3
Total Credits60

Electives

Upper Level Electives
SOCI 302Sociological Research Methods II3
SOCI 303Large Scale Organizations3
SOCI 304Sociology of Work and Professions3
SOCI 309Sociology of Health and Illness3
SOCI 310Directed Independent Research3-9
SOCI 311Urban Sociology3
SOCI 312Environmental Sociology3
SOCI 314Environmental Justice3
SOCI 315Social Inequality3
SOCI 316Sociology of Education3
SOCI 318Sociology of Population3
SOCI 330Political Sociology3
SOCI 334Comparative Social Analysis3
SOCI 336Sociology and Social Work3
SOCI 340Social Change in a Global World3
SOCI 350Social Issues3
SOCI 364Religion, Culture, and Society3
SOCI 401Sociology of Emotions3
SOCI 402Social Contexts of Mental Illness and Treatment3
SOCI 405Deviance and Social Control3
SOCI 407Sociology of the Mass Media3
SOCI 408Social Movements3
SOCI 411Selected Topics in Sociology3
SOCI 416Qualitative Research in Sociology3
SOCI 420Sociology of Law3
SOCI 426Sociology of Sexuality3
SOCI 430Sociology of Gender3
Lower Level Electives
SOCI 100Introduction to Sociology3
SOCI 102Racial and Ethnic Relations3
SOCI 104Sociology of the Family3
SOCI 105Black Family3
SOCI 106Individual and Society3
SOCI 112Sociology of Leisure3
SOCI 113Social Problems3
SOCI 207Social Structure of American Society3
SOCI 208Men and Masculinities3
or GSWS 208 Men and Masculinities
SOCI 209Sociology of Poverty and Welfare3
SOCI 215Sociology of Sports3
SOCI 219Sociology of Aging3
SOCI 230Sociology of Conflict and Violence3
SOCI 250Current Issues3
SOCI 290Cooperative Education in Sociology3-4