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Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle Level Teacher Education, BS


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Teacher Candidacy Screening


Students are accepted to the University as Education majors, but progress beyond 48 credits may occur only upon application for Teacher Candidate status. Acceptance into Teacher Candidacy permits the student to engage in junior-level Education course work.

The following outline presents criteria for the teacher candidacy programs.

  1. Verification of at least 48 semester hours in order to meet PDE chapter 354.23 regulations.
  2. Verification of at least 3.00 GPA in Education, teaching area, and overall, with verification of “C” or above in education and teaching areas taken by the time of application.
  3. Clearances: Valid Criminal History Clearance (Act 34), Child Abuse Clearances (Act 151), and FBI Fingerprint Clearance (Act 114) indicating, “no record”, as well as TB test results. Any citation on the Act 34, Act 151 or Act 114 will result in unsuccessful screening.
  4. Passing scores on the PRAXIS Series I examinations (PPST Reading, Writing, Mathematics)
  5. Completed recommendations from instructors
  6. Satisifactory completion of a candidacy interview process

More specific criteria for teacher candidacy for each program is shown below. More information is provided by the Undergraduate Program Director at scheduled meetings each semester.

Teacher Candidacy Requirements:


Middle Level Education (English/Language Arts & Reading) Curriculum


  Department and Number Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

   
MAJOR EDUC 143 - Adolescent Physical and Social Development  3  
COGNATE GEOG 134 - (S) World Regional Geography  3  
MAJOR EDUC 223 - (W) Educational Psychology, GR 4-12  (S,W,)   3
COGNATE MATH 102 - (Q) Fundamentals of Numerical Mathematics  3  
COGNATE MATH 105 - (Q) Fundamentals of Geometric Mathematics    3
GE WRTG WRTG 107 - Composition  3  
GE SPCH COMM 100 - Public Speaking    3
COGNATE BIOL 184 - Organisms, Environment, and Evolution 3  

GE T/RS

T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible    3
COGNATE HIST 110 - (CH) History of the United States  or HIST 111 - (CH) History of the United States    3
GE FSEM FRESHMAN SEMINAR – Freshman Seminar 1  
GE PHED PHED elective – Any activity PHED 1  
GE C/IL      3

 

  17 18

Second Year

   
MAJOR EDUC 221 - Middle Level Cognitive Development  3  
MAJOR EDUC 245 - Interdisciplinary Assessment    3
MAJOR ENLT 140 - (CL) English Inquiry  3  
COGNATE ENLT 200 Level or 300 Level – British Literature   3
COGNATE ENLT 200 Level or 300 Level –  American Literature
3

COGNATE

MATH 204 - (Q) Special Topics of Statistics  3  
COGNATE PS 130 - (S) American National Government I  3  
COGNATE (CL) ENLT 12X – ENLT 12X 3  
GE T/RS     3

COGNATE

CHEM 100 - (E) Elements of Chemistry    3
GE PHED PHED elective Any activity PHED   1
GE PHED PHED elective Any activity PHED 1  
    16 16

Third Year

     
MAJOR EDUC 372 - Integrated Methods: Middle Level Math/Science 
3

MAJOR

EDUC 373 - Integrated Methods: Middle Level Social Studies/Literacy  3  
MAJOR   (D) 3  
MAJOR     3
MAJOR EDUC 361 - Reading to Learn with Trade Books and Texts, Gr. 4-8  3  
MAJOR EDUC 360 - Assessment for the Middle School Curriculum  3  
COGNATE MATH 106 - (Q) Quantitative Methods I  or MATH 107 - (Q) Quantitative Methods II    3
COGNATE WRTG 310 - (W) Strategies for Teaching Writing    3
GE PHIL PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  (P) 3  
COGNATE PHYS 102 - (E) Earth Science  3  
GE PHIL PHIL 210 - Ethics  (P)   3
COGNATE ENLT Area G Course – English Elective   3
    18 18

Fourth Year

     
COGNATE ENLT 200 Level or 300 Level British Literature 3  
COGNATE ECO 410 - Economic Concepts and Applications  3  
COGNATE ENLT 200 Level or 300 Level – American Literature 3  
GE PHIL or T/RS (P) PHIL or T/RS ELECT Philosophy or T/RS Elective 3  
COGNATE   3  
COGNATE PHYS 107 - (E) “Hands-On” Physics  3  
MAJOR EDUC 450 - Professional Practice Seminar, 4-8    3

MAJOR

EDUC 452-455 – Grades 4-8 Student Teaching   10
    18 13
 

Total: 134 Credits

 

Middle Level Education (Mathematics) Curriculum


  Department and Number Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

     
MAJOR EDUC 143 - Adolescent Physical and Social Development  3  
COGNATE GEOG 134 - (S) World Regional Geography  3  
MAJOR EDUC 223 - (W) Educational Psychology, GR 4-12  (S,W,)   3
COGNATE MATH 102 - (Q) Fundamentals of Numerical Mathematics  3  
COGNATE MATH 105 - (Q) Fundamentals of Geometric Mathematics    3
GE WRTG WRTG 107 - Composition  3  
GE SPCH COMM 100 - Public Speaking    3
COGNATE BIOL 184 - Organisms, Environment, and Evolution 3  

GE T/RS

T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible    3
COGNATE HIST 110 - (CH) History of the United States  or HIST 111 - (CH) History of the United States    3
GE FSEM FRESHMAN SEMINAR – Freshman Seminar 1  
GE PHED PHED elective – Any activity PHED 1  
GE C/IL   and     3

 

  17 18

Second Year

     
MAJOR EDUC 221 - Middle Level Cognitive Development    3
MAJOR EDUC 245 - Interdisciplinary Assessment  3  
COGNATE ENLT 140 - (CL) English Inquiry  3  
GE PHED PHED ELECT – Any PHED course   1
GE PHED PHED ELECT – Any PHED course 1  

COGNATE

MATH 142 - (Q) Discrete Structures  4  
COGNATE PS 130 - (S) American National Government I  3  
COGNATE (CL) ENLT 12X – ENLT 12X   3
GE T/RS     3

COGNATE

CHEM 100 - (E) Elements of Chemistry    3
COGNATE MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I  4  
COGNATE MATH 221 - Calculus II    4
    18 17

Third Year

     
MAJOR EDUC 372 - Integrated Methods: Middle Level Math/Science 
3

MAJOR

EDUC 373 - Integrated Methods: Middle Level Social Studies/Literacy  3  
MAJOR   (D) 3  
MAJOR     3
MAJOR EDUC 361 - Reading to Learn with Trade Books and Texts, Gr. 4-8  3  
MAJOR EDUC 360 - Assessment for the Middle School Curriculum  3  
COGNATE MATH 204 - (Q) Special Topics of Statistics  3  
COGNATE MATH ELECT – Any Math course above 221 that is 3 cr   3
COGNATE WRTG 310 - (W) Strategies for Teaching Writing    3
GE PHIL PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  3  
GE PHIL PHIL 210 - Ethics  (P)   3
COGNATE PHYS 107 - (E) “Hands-On” Physics    3
    18 18

Fourth Year

     
COGNATE ECO 410 - Economic Concepts and Applications  3  
COGNATE PHYS 102 - (E) Earth Science  3  
GE HUMN (CA, CH, OR CF) Humanities Elective – HUMN ELECT (Arts, History or Language) 3  
GE PHIL or T/RS (P) PHIL - Philosophy Elective or T/RS ELECT - T/RS Elective 3  
COGNATE MATH ELECT - Any Math course above 221 that is 3 cr 3  
COGNATE MATH ELECT - Any Math course above 221 that is 3 cr 3  
MAJOR EDUC 450 - Professional Practice Seminar, 4-8    3

MAJOR

EDUC 452-455 – Grades 4-8 Student Teaching   10
    18 13
 

Total: 137 Credits

 

 

Middle Level Education (Science) Curriculum


  Department and Number Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

     
MAJOR EDUC 143 - Adolescent Physical and Social Development  3  
COGNATE BIOL 141 - (E) General Biology  (with Lab) 4.5  
COGNATE CHEM 112 - (E) General and Analytical Chemistry and CHEM 112 General and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 4.5  
MAJOR EDUC 223 - (W) Educational Psychology, GR 4-12  (S,W,)   3
COGNATE MATH 102 - (Q) Fundamentals of Numerical Mathematics  3  
GE WRTG WRTG 107 - Composition  3  
GE SPCH COMM 100 - Public Speaking    3
COGNATE BIOL 142 - (E) General Biology  (with Lab)   4.5

GE T/RS

T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible    3
COGNATE CHEM 113 - (E) General and Analytical Chemistry and CHEM 113L General and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory   4.5
GE FSEM FRESHMAN SEMINAR – Freshman Seminar 1  

 

  19 18

Second Year

     
MAJOR EDUC 221 - Middle Level Cognitive Development  3  
COGNATE MATH 204 - (Q) Special Topics of Statistics  3  
MAJOR EDUC 245 - Interdisciplinary Assessment    3
GE PHIL PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy    3
GE T/RS T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology  3  
COGNATE MATH 103 - (Q) Pre-Calculus Mathematics    4

COGNATE

MATH 105 - (Q) Fundamentals of Geometric Mathematics    3
GE C/IL C/IL 102 - Computing and Information Literacy  and C/IL 102L - Computing and Information Literacy/Lab  3  
COGNATE PS 130 - (S) American National Government I  3  
COGNATE (CL) ENLT 12X – ENLT 12X 3  

COGNATE

PHYS 102 - (E) Earth Science      3
GE PHED PHED ELECT - Any PHED Elective   1
    18 17

Third Year

     
MAJOR EDUC 372 - Integrated Methods: Middle Level Math/Science    3

MAJOR

EDUC 373 - Integrated Methods: Middle Level Social Studies/Literacy  3  
MAJOR   (D) 3  
MAJOR     3
MAJOR EDUC 361 - Reading to Learn with Trade Books and Texts, Gr. 4-8  3  
MAJOR EDUC 360 - Assessment for the Middle School Curriculum  3  
COGNATE WRTG 310 - (W) Strategies for Teaching Writing    3
COGNATE PHYS 120/120L (E) - General Physics I  (with Lab) 4  
COGNATE PHYS 121/121L - (E) General Physics II  (with Lab)   4
COGNATE ENLT 140 - (CL) English Inquiry    3
GE PHED PHED elective – Any PHED activity   1
GE PHED PHED elective – Any PHED activity 1  
MAJOR NSCI 384 – Advanced Topics in Science   1
    17 18

Fourth Year

     
GE PHIL PHIL 210 - Ethics  3  
COGNATE ECO 410 - Economic Concepts and Applications  3  
GE HUMN (C) HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective (Hist, Lang or Arts) 3  
GE PHIL or T/RS (P) PHIL - Philosophy or T/RS ELECT - T/RS Elective 3  
COGNATE GEOG 134 - (S) World Regional Geography  3  
GE HUMN HIST 110 - (CH) History of the United States  or HIST 111 - (CH) History of the United States  3  
MAJOR EDUC 450 - Professional Practice Seminar, 4-8    3

MAJOR

EDUC 452-455 – Grades 4-8 Student Teaching   10
    18 13
 

Total: 138 Credits

 

Middle Level Education (Social Studies) Curriculum


  Department and Number Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

     
MAJOR EDUC 143 - Adolescent Physical and Social Development  3  
COGNATE GEOG 134 - (S) World Regional Geography  3  
MAJOR EDUC 223 - (W) Educational Psychology, GR 4-12  (S,W,)   3
COGNATE MATH 102 - (Q) Fundamentals of Numerical Mathematics  3  
COGNATE MATH 105 - (Q) Fundamentals of Geometric Mathematics    3
GE WRTG WRTG 107 - Composition  3  
GE SPCH COMM 100 - Public Speaking    3
COGNATE BIOL 184 (E) – Organisms, Environment, and Evolution 3  

GE T/RS

T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible    3
COGNATE   or      3
GE FSEM FRESHMAN SEMINAR – Freshman Seminar 1  

GE PHED

PHED elective – Any activity PHED 1  
GE C/IL   /    3
    17 18

Second Year

     
MAJOR EDUC 221 - Middle Level Cognitive Development  3  
MAJOR EDUC 245 - Interdisciplinary Assessment    3
COGNATE ENLT 140 - (CL) English Inquiry    3
COGNATE MATH 204 - (Q) Special Topics of Statistics  3  
COGNATE PHYS 107 - (E) “Hands-On” Physics    3
COGNATE HIST 130 - (CH,D) World History I  3  
COGNATE PS 130 - (S) American National Government I  3  
COGNATE (CL) ENLT 12X – ENLT 12X 3  
GE T/RS T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology  3  
COGNATE HIST 131 - (CH,D) World History II    3
COGNATE PS 131 - (S) American National Government II    3
COGNATE PS 135 - (S) State and Local Government    3
    18 18

Third Year

     
MAJOR EDUC 372 - Integrated Methods: Middle Level Math/Science    3

MAJOR

EDUC 373 - Integrated Methods: Middle Level Social Studies/Literacy  3  
MAJOR   (D) 3  
MAJOR     3
MAJOR EDUC 361 - Reading to Learn with Trade Books and Texts, Gr. 4-8  3  
MAJOR EDUC 360 - Assessment for the Middle School Curriculum  3  
COGNATE MATH 106 - (Q) Quantitative Methods I  or MATH 107 - (Q) Quantitative Methods II    3
COGNATE WRTG 310 - (W) Strategies for Teaching Writing    3
GE PHIL PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  3  
COGNATE PHYS 102 - (E) Earth Science  3  
GE PHIL PHIL 210 - Ethics    3
GE PHED PHED elective–Any activity PHED   1
    18 16

Fourth Year

     
COGNATE ECO 410 - Economic Concepts and Applications  3  
COGNATE PS 212 - International Relations  3  
GE PHIL or T/RS (P)PHIL or T/RS ELECT – Philosophy or T/RS Elective 3  
COGNATE CHEM 100 - (E) Elements of Chemistry  3  
COGNATE HIST ELECT - History Elective at 200 level or above 3  
GE PHED PHED elective - Any activity PHED 1  
MAJOR EDUC 450 - Professional Practice Seminar, 4-8    3
 MAJOR EDUC 452-455 Grades 4-8 Student Teaching
10
    16 13
 

Total: 134 Credits

 

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