This program leads to certification to teach grades 1-6 in the public schools. Students entering the program will graduate after four years with a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences/Childhood Education. Please see the Childhood Education (B.S.) program page in the catalog for a complete overview of the Academic Standards required for this academic program.
- A Studio ART/DAN/MUS course may be taken in place of VPA 111.
Academic Standards for Students in Programs with Childhood Education
- To enter or remain a program with childhood education a student must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.000.
- Students must achieve and maintain a cumulative average of 3.000 in all Childhood Education major course requirements prior to entry into the methods courses (300-level EDU courses).
- To be eligible for student teaching, a student must have achieved a 3.000 cumulative average in teacher education coursework.
- Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the Childhood Education program (including EDU and Liberal Arts courses).
- Students must maintain a 3.000 cumulative average in their liberal arts major.
- All students in education are required to subscribe to a designated electronic portfolio system.
The following is a general schedule for the Life Science/Childhood Education major. Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning your course schedule. Other course sequences are possible. Consult your advisor or the Biology or Education Program Coordinator. Note also that one can introduce flexibility into this recommended sequence by shifting Biology requirement slots around to allow one to pursue other courses of personal interest or compensate for scheduling conflicts.