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Curriculum: B.S.E., Integrated Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education

Candidates in the program complete a (i) full major from the College of Arts and Sciences; (ii) a full major in education, and (iii) a general education sequence. Faculty advisors work with education majors, beginning in the first year, providing guidance about major selection and academic planning.

Candidates in the elementary/special education program are required to complete three clinical experiences prior to the yearlong senior clinical experience and practice (effective for candidates completing the program in 2017-2018 and beyond). For more details, click here »

Professional Education

Minimum of 30 credits (33 if students fall under the criteria outlined below **)

Degree Course Minimum Requirements">
EDST 1001 Introduction to Education 3
EDST 4000 Child Curriculum and Development 3
EDST 2001 Life in the Diverse Classroom 3
EDST 2004 Early Literacy 3
EDST 3005 Literacy Across the Curriculum 3
EDST 2006 Teaching Science in Diverse Classrooms 3
EDST 2005 Teaching Math in Diverse Classrooms 3
EDST 3003 Teaching Social Studies in Diverse Classrooms 3
EDST 4001 Senior Clinical Practice Seminar 6

General Education Core

(Minimum of 18 credits)

General Core Requirements
CPSY 1001 Diverse Learners and Their Families, Part I 3
CPSY 1002 Diverse Learners and Their Families, Part II 3
CPSY 2101 Learning Disabilities 3
CPSY 2102 Autism and Developmental Disabilities 3
CPSY 3103 Assessment 3
CPSY 3400 Literacy and Numeracy Strategies for Struggling Learners 3

Liberal Arts Core

Arts and Sciences: Minimum of 39 credits

Liberal Arts Core Requirements
CORE 1101 Journey of Transformation 3
CORE 2101 Christianity and Culture in Dialogue 3
CORE 3101 Engaging the World (student choice of sections) 3
ENGLISH ENGL 1201, ENGL 1202 and Literature course 9
MATH MATH 1051 and MATH 1061 Required** 6
SCIENCE BIOL 1101 or BIOL 1104 or higher level biology 3
HISTORY HIST 1301 Recommend 3
SCI/HIST Second Science or History Course 3
ADIM 3410 ARTH, MUHI or creative art/music course 3
BMIE 3700 Integrating Curriculum and Tech in the Inclusive Classroom 3

Candidates majoring in PSYC, SOBS, ENST, science or math should seek advisement regarding what additional or replacement classes are needed.

Liberal Arts Major: Every education major must complete a full major from Arts and Sciences. Education advisors will work with students to determine the major that will best meet their interests and address licensure opportunities. Majors in Arts and Sciences are a minimum of 36 credits.

**Note: Social Work is NOT an option for a co-major with education.

For more information, see the Undergraduate Catalogue.