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2013-2014 University Catalog

    Academic Majors/Minors

Education

Program Director: Tiffany Wheeler (twheeler@transy.edu)
Office: Cowgill 219
Phone: 233-8186

Recommended Sequence of Courses

NOTE: To be eligible for any type of certification in education, students must meet the GPA requirement and meet the required scores for a test of basic skills in math, reading, and writing.

Elementary Education (P-5 Certification) Major Pattern
First Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
PSY 1004 General Psychology* PSY 1004 General Psychology General Education Courses OR  
EDU 1004 Observing the Learner EDU 1004 Observing the Learner Education Elective
General Education Courses (See Notes Below) General Education Courses  

Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
EDU 2014 Schooling in American Culture AND/OR EDU 2094 Standards Based Instruction AND/OR General Education Courses 
EDU 2164 Design. Constructivist Based Learning Environments EDU 2014 Schooling in American Culture Education Elective 
General Education Courses EDU 2104 Teaching of Mathematics I Other Electives 
Education Elective  General Education Courses  
Other Electives Education Elective  
  Other Electives  
NOTES:
  • Students should have 2000-level Education courses completed by the end of their sophomore year if possible and should work closely with an education advisor.
  • EDU 2014 can be postponed until the junior year.
  • Students should apply for admission to the program by their sophomore year.

Junior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
EDU 3034 Literacy in Written and Spoken Language  EDU 3074 Interactive, Integrative Learning Climates EDU 3244 Practicum in Learning Experiences 
EDU 3104 Teaching of Mathematics II EDU 3084 Inquiry-Based Learning Climates  
2000-level Education courses not yet completed AND 2000/3000-level Education courses not yet completed AND  
General Education Courses General Education Courses  
Education Elective Education Elective  
Other Electives Other Electives  
NOTE: Students should have 3000-level Education courses completed by the end of their junior year if possible and should work closely with an education advisor.

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
EDU 4214 Student Teaching in Primary School OR EDU 4214 Student Teaching in Primary School OR  EDU 4514 Senior Seminar
Remaining Education Courses Remaining Education Courses  
General Education Courses General Education Courses  
Education Elective Education Elective  
Other Electives Other Electives  

NOTE:
Elementary Education majors are required to take PSY 1004 General Psychology, and American history course, and an English course beyond First-Year Research Seminar.  Therefore, we recommend that the GE requirement for Humanities be addressed with an English course and that PSY 1004 be used to address the GE requirement for Social Sciences. 
Elementary Education majors are encouraged to take Spanish for their Foreign Language requirement.
*Satisfies a GE Distribution requirement

Recommended Sequence of Courses

NOTE: To be eligible for any type of certification in education, students must meet the GPA requirement and meet the required scores for a test of basic skills in math, reading, and writing.

Middle Grades Education (5-9 Certification) Major Pattern
First Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
PSY 1004 General Psychology* PSY 1004 General Psychology* General Education Courses OR
EDU 1004 Observing the Learner EDU 1004 Observing the Learner Education Elective
General Education Courses (See Notes Below) General Education Courses  

Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
EDU 2014 Schooling in American Culture AND/OR EDU 2094 Standards Based Instruction AND/OR General Education Courses
EDU 2164 Design. Constructivist Based Learning Environments EDU 3054 Literacy in Content Areas Emphasis Area Courses
General Education Courses General Education Courses Other Electives
Emphasis Area Courses Other Electives  
Other Electives    
     
NOTES:
  • Students should have 2000-level Education courses completed by the end of their sophomore year if possible and should work closely with an education advisor.
  • Students should apply for admission to the program by their sophomore year.

Junior Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
EDU 3124 Young Adolescents: Preparing to Teach in the Middle-Level 2000-level Education courses not yet completed AND EDU 3244 Practicum in Learning Experiences
2000-level Education courses not yet completed AND General Education Courses  
General Education Courses Emphasis Area Courses  
Emphasis Area Courses Other Electives  
Other Electives    
     
NOTE:
Students should have 3000-level Education courses completed by the end of their junior year if possible and should work closely with an education advisor.

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
EDU 3134 Creating Middle-Level Learning Experiences EDU 4414 Student Teaching in Middle Grades OR EDU 4514 Senior Seminar
EDU 4414 Student Teaching in Middle Grades OR Remaining Education Courses   
Remaining Education Courses General Education Courses  
General Education Courses Emphasis Area Courses  
Emphasis Area Courses Other Electives  
Other Electives    

NOTE:
Middle Grades Education majors are required to take PSY 1004 General Psychology, which can be used in the GE requirement for Social Sciences and must also complete allied courses related to the disciplines in which they intend to teach (Emphasis Area Courses).  These allied courses can sometimes be used for GE Distribution requirements.  See an Education Program Advisor for a list of appropriate courses.  For an emphasis in Middle Grades Mathematics, students must take EDU 3104 as part of their math concentration.
 
*Satisfies a GE Distribution requirement

Recommended Sequence of Courses

NOTE: This major DOES NOT lead to teaching certification.

Educational Studies Major Pattern
First Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
EDU 1004 Observing the Learner EDU 1004 Observing the Learner General Education Course OR
General Education Courses General Education Courses Other Elective
     

Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
EDU 2014 Schooling in American Culture EDU 2014 Schooling in American Culture General Education Courses
Appropriate 2000-Level Education Course Electives (See List Below) Appropriate 2000-Level Education Course Electives (See List Below) Appropriate 2000-Level Education Course Electives (See List Below)
General Education Courses General Education Courses Other Electives
Other Electives Other Electives  
     
     
NOTES:
  • Students should have 2000-level Education courses completed by the end of their sophomore year if possible and should work closely with an education advisor.

Junior Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
EDU 3414 Race, Ethnicity, and Social Class OR EDU 3414 Race, Ethnicity, and Social Class OR  
EDU 3204 Philosophy of Education EDU 3204 Philosophy of Education  
Appropriate 3000-Level Education Course Electives (See List Below) Appropriate 3000-Level Education Course Electives (See List Below)  
General Education Courses General Education Courses  
Other Electives Other Electives  
     
NOTE:
Students should have 3000-level Education courses completed by the end of their junior year if possible and should work closely with an education advisor.

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
Appropriate 3000-Level Education Course Electives (See List Below) Appropriate 3000-Level Education Course Electives (See List Below) EDU 4514 Senior Seminar
General Education Courses General Education Courses  
Other Electives Other Electives  
     

NOTE:

Of the ten courses required for this major, five should be taken from the following list:

At least four of the ten courses must be at the 3000-level or above. 
 
With permission of the Education Program Director, the following courses can also be taken:
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