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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle Level Teacher Education, BS


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: 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 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:


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 102 - Organisms, Environment, and Evolution1 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 First Year Seminars 2    
GE PHED PHED elective – Any activity PHED 1  
GE C/IL C/IL 102 - Computing and Information Literacy  and C/IL 102L - Computing and Information Literacy/Lab    3

 

  16 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 T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology    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 EDUC 359 - Introduction to English Language Learning   3  
MAJOR EDUC 364 - (D) Inclusionary Classroom Practices    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 THTR 151 - (CA) Introduction to Acting  3  
COGNATE PHYS 107 - (E) “Hands-On” Physics  3  
MAJOR EDUC 450 - Professional Practice Seminar, 4-8    3

MAJOR

EDUC 452 - Planning in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 453 - Instruction in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 454 - Managing Classrooms in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 455 - Professional Growth in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8)   

  10
    18 13
 

Total: 133 Credits

1BIOL 102 will be covered by BIOL 184 until full course approval by the Faculty Curriculum Committee.

2The 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.

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    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 102 - Organisms, Environment, and Evolution1 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 First Year Seminars 2    
GE PHED PHED elective – Any activity PHED 1  
GE C/IL C/IL 102 - Computing and Information Literacy  and C/IL 102L - Computing and Information Literacy/Lab    3

 

  16 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 T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology    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 EDUC 359 - Introduction to English Language Learning  3  
MAJOR EDUC 364 - (D) Inclusionary Classroom Practices    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 three credits   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 three credits 3  
COGNATE MATH ELECT - Any Math course above 221 that is three credits 3  
MAJOR EDUC 450 - Professional Practice Seminar, 4-8    3

MAJOR

EDUC 452 - Planning in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 453 - Instruction in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 454 - Managing Classrooms in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 455 - Professional Growth in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8)   
  10
    18 13
 

Total: 136 Credits

1 BIOL 102 will be covered by BIOL 184 until full course approval by the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee.

2The 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.

 

Middle Level Education (Science) Curriculum


First Year Seminars 

  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  (with Lab) 4.5  
MAJOR EDUC 223 - (W) Educational Psychology, GR 4-12    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  (with Lab)   4.5
GE FSEM First Year Seminars 1  

 

  18
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 EDUC 359 - Introduction to English Language Learning  3  
MAJOR EDUC 364 - (D) Inclusionary Classroom Practices    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  4  
COGNATE PHYS 121/121L - (E) General Physics II    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 301 – Advanced Topics in Science2   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 - Planning in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 453 - Instruction in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 454 - Managing Classrooms in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 455 - Professional Growth in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8)   
  10
    18 13
 

Total: 137 Credits

 1The 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.

2NSCI 301 will be covered by NSCI 384 until full course approval by the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee.

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    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 102 – Organisms, Environment, and Evolution1 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 First Year Seminars 2    

GE PHED

PHED elective – Any activity PHED 1  
GE C/IL C/IL 102 - Computing and Information Literacy  and C/IL 102L - Computing and Information Literacy/Lab    3
    16 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 EDUC 359 - Introduction to English Language Learning  3  
MAJOR EDUC 364 - (D) Inclusionary Classroom Practices    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 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 - Planning in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 453 - Instruction in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 454 - Managing Classrooms in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 455 - Professional Growth in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8)   

10
    16 13
 

Total: 133 Credits

 1BIOL 102 will be covered by BIOL 184 until full course approval by the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee.

2The 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.