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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Early and Primary Teacher, BS


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For more information about the Education department, visit its website.


 

Teacher Candidacy Screening


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: PA Criminal Record Check (Act 34), PA Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151), and Federal Criminal History Record Information (Act 114) indicating “no record,” as well as the Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form (Act 24) and TB test results.  Any citation on the Act 34, Act 151 or Act 114 will result in unsuccessful screening.
  4. Passing scores on the PAPA examinations (Reading, Writing, Mathematics).
  5. Completed recommendations from two (preferably full-time) instructors in the Education Department with whom you have taken courses.
  6. Satisfactory completion of a candidacy interview process as designed and implemented by the Education Department.
     

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 that students are encouraged to attend beginning in their freshman year.

Teacher Candidacy Requirements:


Early and Primary Education Curriculum


 

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

First Year

     
MAJOR EDUC 140 - (D) Introduction to Early Childhood Education  3  
MAJOR EDUC 142 - Exceptional Lives  3  
MAJOR EDUC 222 - (W) Educational Psychology, PreK-4    3
GE QUAN MATH 102 - (Q) Fundamentals of Numerical Mathematics  3  
GE ELECT MATH 105 - (Q) Fundamentals of Geometric Mathematics    3
GE WRTG-SPCH WRTG 107 - Composition  – COMM 100 Public Speaking  3 3
GE S/BH PSYC 110 - (S) Fundamentals of Psychology  3  
GE T/RS T/RS 121 (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible     

3

GE HUMN

HIST 110 - (CH) History of the United States  or HIST 111 - (CH) History of the United States    3
GE FSEM First Year Seminars 1    
GE C/IL C/IL 102 - Computing and Information Literacy     3
    15  18

Second Year

     
MAJOR EDUC 250 - Early Development and Intervention  3  
MAJOR EDUC 240 - Literacy Foundations for Preschool Level  3  
MAJOR EDUC 241 - Foundations of Reading, K-1    3
MAJOR EDUC 256 - Family and Community Relations  3  
MAJOR EDUC 252 - Assessment in Early Childhood Education 
3
MAJOR EDUC 242 - Math for PreK-1  3  
MAJOR EDUC 224 - Integrating the Arts, Motor Development & Health for PreK-4    3
MAJOR EDUC 257 - Family Collaboration and Diversity    3
GE S/BH PS 130 - (S) American National Government I  or PS 131 - (S) American National Government II  or PS 135 - (S) State and Local Government    3
GE HUMN (CL) ENLT requirement – ENLT 100 level 3  
GE T/RS T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology  3  
GE NSCI (E) NSCI ELECT – Natural Science   3
    18 18

Third Year

     
MAJOR EDUC 359 - Introduction to English Language Learning    3
MAJOR EDUC 358 - Reading to Learn with Trade Books & Texts, Primary Grades 2-4  3  
MAJOR EDUC 346 - Social Studies for PreK-4  3  
MAJOR EDUC 344 - Science for PreK-4    3
MAJOR EDUC 339 - Math for Grades 2-4  3  
MAJOR EDUC 351 - Methods Across the Integrated Curriculum, PreK-1  3  
MAJOR EDUC 357 - Methods Across the Integrated Curriculum, Primary Grades 2-4    3
MAJOR EDUC 343 - Evaluation and Measurement    3
GE PHIL PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  3  
GE NSCI (E) PHYS – SCI ELECT Physical Science 3  
GE PHIL PHIL 210 - Ethics    3
    18 15

Fourth Year

     
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT – Humanities Elective 3  
GE ELECT ECO 410 - Economic Concepts and Applications  3  
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT – Humanities Elective (Literature or Arts) 3  
GE T/RS-PHIL T/RS-PHIL ELECT – Theology or Philosophy Elective 3  
GE ELECT GEOG 134 - (S) World Regional Geography  3  
GE ELECT GE ELECT 3  
MAJOR EDUC 445 - Professional Practice Seminar, PreK-4    3
MAJOR EDUC 457 - Instruction in Early/Primary (PreK-4) Student Teaching  EDUC 456 - Planning in Early/Primary (PreK-4) Student Teaching  EDUC 458 - Managing Classrooms in Early/Primary (PreK-4) Student Teaching  EDUC 459 - Professional Growth in Early/Primary (PreK-4) Student Teaching    10
    18 13
 

Total: 133 Credits

 The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

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