B.A. in Political Science and Education with Endorsement in Elementary Education (PS.EDE.BA)

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: Child & Adolescent Development and Transition to Adulthood3
EDS-336Classroom Management3
EDL-326Literacy Instruction in P-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
1

Minimum grade of "C" required for Education Courses 

2

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

3

Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed.

4

The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.

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: Child & Adolescent Development and Transition to Adulthood (Gen*Ed WT)3
PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSPA3EDL-326 Literacy Instruction in P-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