B.A. in Political Science and Education with Endorsement in Elementary Education

Major Requirements/Political Science (33 credits)
(PS101 and PS103 Satisfies 6 credits for Social Science Survey Requirements in General Education)
PS-101Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization3
PS-103American National Government3
PS-250Fundamentals of Social Science Research3
(Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education)
Select 3 credits from Course Type: PSAM (American Politics)3
Select 3 credits from Course Type: PSAL (American Legal System)3
Select 3 credits from Course Type: PSPA (Public Policy)3
Select 3 credits from Course Type: PSIP (International Relations)3
Select 3 credits from Course Type: PSCG (Comparative Politics)3
PS-221Early Political Thought3
or PS-222 Modern Political Thought
Select one of the following:3
Political Science Internship Seminar
Political Science Internship
International Service Seminar
Model UN Conference
Political Science Internship
Political Science Internship
PS-401Seminar in Political Science3
Major Requirements/Education (42 credits) 1
ED-250Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EDS-330Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan3
EDS-336Classroom Management3
EDL-326Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings I3
ED-320Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom3
(Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) in General Education)
EDL-327Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings II3
ED-360Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics3
ED-361Methods of Teaching Science for Elementary School3
EDS-337Special Education Strategies in P-6 Social Studies and Content Instruction3
EDS-338Assessment Approaches, P-123
EDS-350Individualizing Curricula and Systematic Instruction for Special Education3
Select 9 credits as follows: 2
ED-416
416S
Clinical Practice
and Clinical Practice Seminar
9
Education Interdisciplinary Requirements (6 credits)
(Satisfies Mathematics in General Education)
MA-203Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I3
MA-204Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II3
Free Electives (9 credits) 3
Complete up to 9 credits of free electives. 39
General Education Requirements (30 credits) 4
Complete 30 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 430
Total Credits120

Additional Endorsements Available

  • ESL - English as a Second Language - Elementary
  • P-3 Early Childhood Endorsement
  • MID-SS - Middle School Social Sciences

Notes

  • 54 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).
First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3PS-103 American National Government (Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV))3
PS-101 Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization (Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3ED-250 Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3Free Electives3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED-320 Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) and Writing Intensive (WT)3EDS-330 Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan (Gen*Ed WT)3
PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSPA3EDL-326 Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings I3
PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSIP3PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSAL3
EN-2xx Gen*Ed Literature (LIT)3Political Science Course Type PSCG3
MA-203 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3MA-204 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED-361 Methods of Teaching Science for Elementary School3EDS-350 Individualizing Curricula and Systematic Instruction for Special Education3
EDS-336 Classroom Management3EDS-338 Assessment Approaches, P-123
PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSAM3PS-250 Fundamentals of Social Science Research (Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL)3
PS-221 Early Political Thought or 222 (Gen*Ed Writing Intensive (WT)3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) or Global Understanding (GU)3Free Elective6
Semester Credits15Semester Credits18
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EDL-327 Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings II (Gen*Ed WT)3ED-416 Clinical Practice (Gen*Ed EX)8
ED-360 Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics3ED-416S Clinical Practice Seminar1
EDS-337 Special Education Strategies in P-6 Social Studies and Content Instruction3PS-401 Seminar in Political Science3
PS-309, PS-371, PS-383, PS-289, PS-389, PS-489 (Gen*Ed Experiential Education (ExEd)3 
PR-4xx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Studies (ISP)3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits12
Total Credits 120