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 Overview

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

General Education Requirements | 13 | |

World Languages and Cultures Requirements | 3 | |

Major Requirements | 44 | |

Teacher Education Program Requirements | 60 | |

Total Credits | 120 |

## Major Requirements

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Mathematics Core | ||

MATH 122 | Calculus I | 4 |

MATH 221 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 222 | Calculus III | 4 |

MATH 225 | Linear Algebra | 4 |

MATH 340 | Probability | 3 |

Mathematics Specialization | ||

MATH 271 | Special Topics in Modern Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 320 | Transitions to Advanced Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 350 | College Geometry | 3 |

MATH 433 | Theory of Numbers | 3 |

Mathematics Electives | ||

Select 6 credits from the list (see below) | 6 | |

Mathematics Collateral Requirement | ||

CSIT 111 | Fundamentals of Programming I | 3 |

Select one of the following: | 4 | |

Physical Anthropology | ||

Biological Sciences | ||

The Biology of Human Life | ||

Introductory Chemistry | ||

Planet Earth | ||

Physical Geology | ||

Earth and the Environment | ||

Understanding Weather and Climate | ||

Earth System History | ||

Introduction to Marine Sciences | ||

Total Credits | 44 |

### Electives

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

MATH 323 | Complex Variables | 3 |

MATH 360 | Mathematical Modeling in Biology | 3 |

MATH 364 | Operations Research I | 3 |

MATH 369 | Mathematical Modeling | 3 |

MATH 375 | History of Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 398 | Vector Calculus | 3 |

MATH 421 | Partial Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH 425 | Advanced Calculus I | 3 |

MATH 426 | Advanced Calculus II | 3 |

MATH 431 | Foundations of Modern Algebra | 3 |

MATH 450 | Foundations of Geometry | 3 |

MATH 451 | Topology | 3 |

MATH 460 | Introduction to Applied Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 463 | Numerical Analysis | 3 |

MATH 465 | Operations Research II | 3 |

MATH 485 | Applied Combinatorics and Graph Theory | 3 |

MATH 487 | Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography | 3 |

MATH 490 | Honors Seminar | 3 |

MATH 491 | Research in Mathematics Education | 3 |

MATH 495 | Special Topics in Advanced Undergraduate Mathematics | 1-3 |

MATH 497 | Mathematics Research I | 1-3 |

MATH 498 | Mathematics Research II | 1-3 |

STAT 330 | Fundamentals of Modern Statistics I | 4 |

## Teacher Education Program Requirements (K-6)

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Pre-Professional Sequence | ||

CMST 101 | Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement | 3 |

PSYC 101 | Introduction to Psychology | 3 |

FSHD 214 | Child Development I | 3 |

ECEL 200 | Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy | 3 |

EDFD 221 | Historical Foundations of American Education | 3 |

EDFD 220 | Philosophical Orientation to Education | 3 |

MTHM 201 | Mathematics in Elementary Schools I | 3 |

Professional Sequence | ||

First Semester Junior Year | ||

FSHD 314 | Child Development II: Adolescence | 3 |

MTHM 302 | Mathematics in Elementary Schools II | 3 |

READ 399 | Early Literacy Development and Instruction | 3 |

ECEL 279 | Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education | 3 |

Second Semester Junior Year | ||

ECSE 339 | Pedagogy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom | 3 |

ECEL 408 | Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms | 3 |

First Semester Senior Year | ||

ECEL 410 | Clinical Practice I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms | 2 |

ECEL 412 | Seminar I: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms | 1 |

ECEL 427 | Explorations: Science, Math, and Technology in the Elementary Classrooms | 3 |

READ 408 | Literacy in the Elementary Grades | 3 |

Second Semester Senior Year | ||

ECEL 414 | Clinical Practice II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms | 9 |

ECEL 421 | Seminar II: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms | 3 |

Total Credits | 60 |

## General Education Requirements

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

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

A. New Student Seminar | ||

Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course. | 1 | |

C. Communication | ||

1. Writing | 3 | |

2. Literature | 3 | |

3. Communication | ||

Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.) | ||

F. Humanities | ||

1. Great Works and Their Influences | 3 | |

2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives | ||

Philosophical Orientation to Education (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.) | ||

G. Computer Science | ||

Fundamentals of Programming I (Fulfilled in the major.) | ||

H. Mathematics | ||

Mathematics in Elementary Schools I (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.) | ||

I. Natural Science Laboratory | ||

Fulfilled in the major. | ||

Physical Anthropology | ||

or BIOL 100 | Biological Sciences | |

or BIOL 110 | The Biology of Human Life | |

or CHEM 100 | Introductory Chemistry | |

or EAES 101 | Planet Earth | |

or EAES 105 | Physical Geology | |

or EAES 107 | Earth and the Environment | |

or EAES 201 | Understanding Weather and Climate | |

or EAES 240 | Earth System History | |

or EAES 250 | Introduction to Marine Sciences | |

K. Social Science | ||

1. American and European History | ||

Historical Foundations of American Education (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.) | ||

2. Global Cultural Perspectives | 3 | |

3. Social Science Perspectives | ||

Introduction to Psychology (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.) | ||

L. Interdisciplinary Studies | ||

Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.) | ||

Total Credits | 13 |

## World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

World Languages | ||

Complete one language course. | 3 | |

World Cultures | ||

Fulfilled by a General Education K2 - Global Cultural Perspectives course. | ||

Total Credits | 3 |

## Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

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

First Year | ||
---|---|---|

Fall | Credits | |

CMST 101 | Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement | 3 |

CSIT 111 | Fundamentals of Programming I | 3 |

MATH 102 | New Student Experience for Mathematical Sciences | 1 |

MATH 122 | Calculus I | 4 |

PSYC 101 | Introduction to Psychology | 3 |

WRIT 105 | College Writing I | 3 |

Credits | 17 | |

Spring | ||

EDFD 220 | Philosophical Orientation to Education | 3 |

EDFD 221 | Historical Foundations of American Education | 3 |

MATH 221 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 271 | Special Topics in Modern Mathematics | 3 |

WRIT 106 | College Writing II | 3 |

Credits | 16 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall | ||

GENERAL EDUCATION (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives | 3 | |

ECEL 200 | Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy | 3 |

FSHD 214 | Child Development I | 3 |

MATH 222 | Calculus III | 4 |

MATH 320 | Transitions to Advanced Mathematics | 3 |

Credits | 16 | |

Spring | ||

FSHD 314 | Child Development II: Adolescence | 3 |

GENERAL EDUCATION (I) Natural Science Laboratory | 4 | |

MATH 225 | Linear Algebra | 4 |

MTHM 201 | Mathematics in Elementary Schools I | 3 |

Credits | 14 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

ECEL 418 | Social and Cultural Context of Families and Communities | 3 |

World Language 1 | 3 | |

MATH 340 | Probability | 3 |

MTHM 302 | Mathematics in Elementary Schools II | 3 |

READ 399 | Early Literacy Development and Instruction | 3 |

Credits | 15 | |

Spring | ||

World Language 2 | 3 | |

ECEL 427 | Explorations: Science, Math, and Technology in the Elementary Classrooms | 3 |

MATH 350 | College Geometry | 3 |

MATH 433 | Theory of Numbers | 3 |

READ 408 | Literacy in the Elementary Grades | 3 |

Credits | 15 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall | ||

Major Elective | 3 | |

Major Elective | 3 | |

ECEL 408 | Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms | 3 |

ECEL 410 | Clinical Practice I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms | 2 |

ECEL 412 | Seminar I: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms | 1 |

ECEL 422 | Integrating Elementary Curriculum and Assessment for Equity and Diversity | 3 |

Credits | 15 | |

Spring | ||

ECEL 414 | Clinical Practice II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms | 9 |

ECEL 421 | Seminar II: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms | 3 |

Credits | 12 | |

Total Credits | 120 |