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History/Childhood Education (B.S.)


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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 History/Social Studies/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. 


Degree Requirements

History Courses


HST 209 The World Since 1900 (completed in first two years) : 3 Credits
HST 250 Methods, Media and The Public (completed in sophomore or junior year) : 3 Credits
HST 401 Seminar (completed in senior year) : 4 Credits

With advisement, complete seven history courses representing a range of world regions (at least 3 should be at 200-300 level) : 21 Credits

Supporting Courses

With advisement, complete one Political Science course: 3 Credits
With advisement, complete one Economics course: 3 Credits

Education Courses: 37 Credits
EDU 201 Education and Society : 3 Credits
EDU 206 Educational Psychology : 3 Credits
EDU 252 Learning, Language and Literacy : 3 Credits
EDU 306 Inclusive Learning Design : 4 Credits
EDU 314 Social Studies Methods : 2 Credits
EDU 323 Teaching Math, Science & Technology : 4 Credits
EDU 337 Classroom Management : 3 Credits
EDU 352 Advanced Learning, Language & Literacy : 3 Credits
EDU 401 Childhood Student Teaching (Grades 1-3) : 6 Credits
EDU 402 Childhood Student Teaching (Grades 4-6) : 6 Credits
NCR 070 Reporting and Identifying Child Abuse and Maltreatment : 0 Credits
NCR 071 School Violence Prevention : 0 Credits
NCR 317 Health Education Standards WS : 0 Credits

Required Supporting Courses (Liberal Arts): 24 Credits
MAT 111 Math for Teaching and Learning I : 3 Credits
MAT 121 Math For Teaching & Learning II : 3 Credits
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology : 3 Credits
 
Complete one:
PSY 203 Childhood and Adolescence : 3 Credits
PSY 208: Developmental Science : 4 Credits
SCI 104 Earth Science and Astronomy : 3 Credits
BIO 125 Struct and Funct of Living Forms : 3 Credits
VPA 111 Introduction to Visual and Performing Arts : 3 Credits

One semester of a language other than English: 3 Credits

Elective Courses: 11 Credits

RSC General Education Courses: 11 Credits

Total credits required for degree: 120


Optional Middle Childhood Certification

Students desiring Middle Childhood (Specialist) Certification with a History major must complete the BS degree in History/Social Studies/Childhood Education shown above and also complete the following requirements:

Additional Degree Requirements
 
Additional Education Courses

 
EDU 325 Teaching & Learning in Middle School : 3 Credits
EDU 405 Middle Childhood Student Teaching : 6 Credits
Total Additional Credits for Middle Childhood Certification: 12


Additional Information

All students in education are required to subscribe to a designated portfolio system.
 
Academic Standards for Students in Programs with Childhood Education

To enter or remain in 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 support courses).
Students must maintain a 3.000 cumulative average in their liberal arts major.


Suggested Course Sequence for History/Social Studies/Childhood Education

The following is a general schedule for the History/Social Studies/ Childhood Education major. Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning your course schedule. Other course sequences are possible. Consult your advisor or the History or Education Program Coordinator. Note also that one can introduce flexibility into this recommended sequence by shifting History requirement slots around to allow one to pursue other courses of personal interest or compensate for scheduling conflicts. A student interested in also completing the Middle Childhood certification should consult with her advisor and the faculty in the intended area of focus about a possible sequence of courses.

Year 1- Fall: 14.5 credits
WLD 101 (4 credits)
PSY 101 (3 credits)
HST 105 (3 credits)
MAT 111 (3 credits)
SST 111 or SST 121 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 1- Spring: 16-17.5 credits
WLD 201 (4 credits)
HST 209 (3 credits)
EDU 201 (3 credits)
MAT 121 (3 credits)
Humanities/Elective/Language (3 credits)
SST 112 (students who took SST 111)

Year 2- Fall: 15 credits
EDU 206 (3 credits)
HST 250 (3 credits)
History Major Requirements (6 credits)
SCI 104 (3 credits)

Year 2- Spring: 15-16 credits
PSY 202 or PSY 208 (3-4 credits)
EDU 252 (3 credits)
BIO 125 (3 credits)
History Major Elective (3 credits)
Elective (3 credits)

Year 3- Fall: 14 credits
EDU 314 (2 credits)
EDU 337 (3 credits)
EDU 352 (3 credits)
History Major Requirement (3 credits)
Economics/Supporting Course (3 credits)

Year 3- Spring: 17 credits
NCR 317 (0 credits)
EDU 323 (4 credits)
Political Science/Supporting Course (3 credits)
EDU 306 (4 credits)
Electives (6 credits)


Year 4- Fall: 15 credits
EDU 401 (6 credits)
EDU 402 (6 credits)
Elective (3 credits)
NCR 070 (0 credits)
NCR 071 (0 credits)

Year 4- Spring: 15 credits
HST 401 (3 credits)
WLD 401 (3 credits)
History Major Requirements (6 credits)
VPA 111 (3 credits)

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