BA in Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Educators

Major Requirements/Interdisciplinary (45 credits)
EN-226Literary Studies for English Majors3
or EN-229 Non-European Literature in English
EN-342Children's and Young Adult Literature3
EN-470Theory and Practice of Writing3
MA-205Number Systems3
MA-206Algebraic Thinking, Probability and Statistics3
MA-207Elementary Geometry3
MA-305Mathematical Problem Solving3
BY-113Introduction to Structure and Function of Living Systems3
BY-114Unity and Diversity of Life3
BY-202Human Biology and Health3
BE-200Economics for Social Science3
HS-102Western Civilization in World Perspective II3
HS-201United States History I3
HS-202United State History II3
IS-410Integrative Seminar for Elementary Education3
Major Requirements/Education (36 credits) 1
EDL-201Educational Psychology3
EDL-206Child and Adolescent Development3
ED-250Foundations of Teaching and Learning3
EDL-326Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings I3
EDL-327Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings II3
ED-320Teaching Students with Diverse Needs3
ED-360Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics3
ED-361Methods of Teaching Science for Elementary School3
ED-362Teaching Elementary Social Studies3
ED-416
416S
Clinical Practice
and Clinical Practice Seminar 3
9
Other Major Requirements (24-25 credits)
AN-103Cultural Anthropology3
HS-101Western Civilization in World Perspective I 23
GO-101Principles of Human Geography 43
PS-103American National Government3
PS-281International Relations 43
PH-101Physics in Our Lives3
CE-101Chemistry in Our Lives3
Select One Course from the Following List:3-4
Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences
Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Pre-Calculus Modeling for the Biological Sciences
Calculus for the Biological Sciences
Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
General Education Requirements (24-27 credits)
First Year Seminar
FY-101First Year Seminar3
Reading and Writing
EN-101College Composition I3
EN-102College Composition II3
Mathematics
Fulfilled in Major Requirements with Mathematics Courses0
Natural Sciences
Fulfilled in Major Requirements with Biology Courses0
Literature
Select 3 credits from courses designated with course type "LIT"3
Aesthetics and Creativity
Select 3 credits from Art, Music, Theatre, or Dance3
Technological Literacy
Select 3 credits from courses designated with course type "TL"3
Reasoned Oral Discourse
Fulfilled in Major Requirements with ED-3200
Historical Perspective
Fulfilled in Other Major Requirements with HS-1010
Social Science
Fulfilled in Other Major Requirements with AN-1030
Historical Perspective/Social Science
Fulfilled in Other Major Requirements with PS-1030
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Select 3 credits from courses designated with course type "ISP"3
Cultural Diversity and Global Understanding or Foreign Language 5
Select 3 credits from courses designated with course type "CD" and 3 credtis from coruess designated with course type "GU" or 6 credtis from the SAME foreign Language3-6
Experiential Education
Select one course designated with course type "EX"0
Writing Intensive
Select two courses from subject ED, EDL, EDS designated with course type "WT"0
Select two additional courses designated with course type "WT"0
Total Credits129
1

 Minimum grade of "C" required for all Education courses

2

 Students may substitute a non-western history course for HS-101 or HS-102 (6 credits are required)

3

Students must complete the appropriate test requirement(s) with a passing score PRIOR to Clinical Practice

4

Two semester of the same foreign language may substitute for GO-101 and PS-281

5

Partially fulfilled in Other Major Requirements with GO-101

Additional Endorsements Available

  • ESL - English as a Second Language - Elementary
  • Early Childhood Endorsement P-3
  • MID - Middle School Social Studies
  • TSD - Teacher of Students with Disabilities - Elementary

Notes

  • 58 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher
  • Education majors are required to have an overall GPA of 3.00 for State Certification
  • By State regulation, all Education majors seeking content area endorsement must complete 30 content credits (12+ credits at the 300 level or higher)