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  LIBERAL STUDIES

Joanna Baker, Program Coordinator

LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR AND TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Liberal Studies program has been designed primarily for students seeking licensure to teach multiple subjects in Elementary, Middle or Special Education. The major in Liberal Studies provides a solid background in the main areas taught in Elementary and Middle Schools: the language arts, social sciences, mathematics, and the sciences. Faculty from a variety of Arts and Sciences disciplines have worked with faculty from the College of Education and Human Services to develop the program and coordinate it with the sequences of education courses leading to Elementary (P,K-6), Middle (6-8) and Special Education licensure. The program is also intended to develop broadly informed individuals who understand contemporary issues, and will provide civic and professional leadership.

*** Students not seeking licensure can complete the major by adding a minor in any Arts and Sciences discipline or in Economics.

Since the Liberal Studies major and most of the Education Course sequence are required in common for both elementary and middle school endorsements, students wishing to teach are encouraged to consider seeking both endorsements simultaneously. Separate licensure is, however, available for either elementary (PK-6) or middle grades (6-8).

Every attempt has been made to state the major and minor requirements as clearly as possible. However, every student majoring in the program must maintain close communication with an academic advisor to plan and schedule the program. Faculty in the program are also happy to assist each student in this and in defining career goals and expectations.

The major in Liberal Studies is administered through the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Students interested in discussing or enrolling in the program should consult with a program coordinator.

NOTE: The program does not guarantee that all of the courses listed will be offered every year.

LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR, B.A., B.S.

A. General Education Core Requirements. 41 credits

Goal 12: Sociology 320 required
Goal 13: Philosophy 308 required
Goal 15: Satisfied by any practicum

POSC 150 will meet Goal 8 and is required for teaching licensure.

B. Additional Degree Requirements for the B.A. and B.S. are included in the major. Students seeking the B.A. may take Modern Language at the 202 level or above for a three-credit elective.

C. LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR, Elementary Endorsement (PK-6)/47 credits

ENGLISH/9 credits

ENGL 380

Children’s Literature/3credits

ENGL 382

Traditional and Modern Grammar/3 credits

ENGL 483

Writing: Theory and Practice/3 credits

 

NATURAL SCIENCES/11 credits

BIOL 114

Fundamentals Life Science/4 credits

EASC 101

Physical Science/4 credits

EASC 300

The Dynamic Planet/3 credits

   

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES/9 credits

GEOG 241

Cultural Geography/3 credits

or GEOG 352

World Regional/3 credits

HIST 221

U.S. History to 1877/3 credits

HIST 222

U.S. History since 1877/3 credits

· POSC 150

American Government Systems/3 credits (Required for licensure and satisfies General Education Goal 8)

 

MATHEMATICS/9 credits

MATH 309

Numeration Systems/3 credits

MATH 310

Functions, Probability, and Statistics/3 credits

MATH 313

Geometry and Reasoning/3 credits


FINE ARTS/ 3 credits

ART 448

Integrated Arts - Art / 3 credits

MUSC 448

Integrated Arts - Music / 3 credits

THEA 448

Integrated Arts - Theatre / 3 credits

HEALTH / KINESIOLOGY/ 3 credits

KINS 389

Elementary School Health and Physical Education

ELECTIVE/three (3) credits from the following:

ART 341

Art Education/3 credits

ECON 115

Economics for Educators/3 credits

MATH/SCED 330

Integration of Mathematics and Science Principles/3 credits

MATH 430

Teaching of Middle School Mathematics/3 credits

MUSC 441

Music Methods/3 credits

THEA 443

Creative Dramatics for the Classroom/3 credits

MOLA 202

(French, German, Spanish)/3 credits (for B.A. degree)

 

D. EDUCATION/40 credits

EDUC 245

Human Growth and Development/3 credits

EDUC 260

Introduction to the Teaching Profession/2 credits

*EDUC 299

Admission to Teacher Preparation/0 credits

   

PRACTICA: Two practica are required: one on the primary level and one on the middle school level

EDUC 265 Practicum I - Primary or Middle School level/3 credits

Take in first summer session at end of freshman or sophomore year:

EDUC 370

Practicum II - Primary or Middle School Level/3credits (Prerequisite: EDUC 265)

Take in first summer session at end of sophomore or junior year:

   
 

PARTNERSHIP SEMESTER

EDUC 325

Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary School/2 credits

EDUC 326

Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary Grades (PK-6)/2 cr.

EDUC 450

Principles of Instruction (PK-8)/2 credits

EDUC 451

Curriculum in the Elementary School (PK-6)/2 credits

EDUC 380

Classroom Assessment/2 credits

EDUC 484

Media and Technology/1 credit

EDUC 487

Classroom Management and System Issues/3 credits

SPED 489

Survey of Exceptional Children/3 credits

(All of the above will be taken prior to enrolling in the Professional Semester. A minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA is required. See Department of Education pages for other requirements.)

* Students must earn a “Pass” in EDUC 299 before they will be permitted to enroll in any subsequent 300-400 level EDUC courses.

Professional Semester:

EDUC 400

Directed Teaching in the Elementary and Middle School /11 credits

or EDUC 401

Directed Teaching in the Elementary School / 11 credits

EDUC 488

Education Seminar/1credit

   

E. LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR, ENDORSEMENT TO TEACH BOTH ELEMENTARY (PK-6) AND MIDDLE GRADES (6-8)/55-62 credits
Since most courses required for middle school endorsement are also required for elementary endorsement, students are encouraged to consider seeking both simultaneously. Students seeking elementary endorsement who wish to add an endorsement to teach at the middle school level, grades 6-8, must complete the following in addition to the Liberal Studies and Education courses above:

Education 327

Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Middle School Grades (6-8)/2 credits

Education 452

Curriculum in the Middle School (6-8)/2 credits

Designated courses in two of the following subject areas.

ENGLISH

ENGL 350

Introduction to Linguistics/3 credits

ENGL 381

Young Adult Literature/3 credits

ENGL 479 (Writing: Theory and Practice for the Middle, Secondary, and College Classroom should be taken in place of ENGL 483)

 

MATHEMATICS

MATH 181

Finite Mathematics/3 credits

MATH 430

Teaching Middle School Mathematics/3 credits (Can be counted as the approved elective in Liberal Studies major)

· MATH 164 or MATH 261

Precalculus/ 3 credits or Differential and Integral Calculus/4 credits (One of these is required for licensure and satisfies the 3 credits of General Education Goal 5)

NATURAL SCIENCE
· CHEM 101 General Chemistry/4 credits (Required for licensure and
satisfies General Education Goal 6)

SOCIAL SCIENCE

HIST 110

Modern Western Civilization/3 credits

·HIST 100

Foundations of Western Civilization/3 credits (Required for licensure and satisfies General Education Goal 7)

 

F. LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR, MIDDLE SCHOOL ENDORSEMENT ONLY (Grades 6-8: Two subjects) 36-44 credits
Candidates for Middle School licensure only must have concentrations in two of the following areas: English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. They must also have a required minimum of courses in the areas in which they do not concentrate. The following lists requirements for candidates concentrating and not concentrating in each of the four areas:

ENGLISH:

CONCENTRATORS/12 CREDITS

ENGL 350

Linguistics/3 credits

ENGL 381

Young Adult Literature/3credits

ENGL 382

Traditional and Modern Grammar/3 credits

ENGL 479

Writing: Theory and Practice for the Middle, Secondary and College Classroom/3 credits

   

NONCONCENTRATORS/3 credits

ENGL 350 OR 382 OR 479

 

MATHEMATICS:

CONCENTRATORS/18 credits

MATH181

Finite Mathematics/3credits

MATH 309

Numeration Systems/3 credits

MATH 310

Functions, Probability, and Statistics/3 credits

MATH 313

Geometry and Reasoning/3 credits

OR MATH 335

Geometry/3 credits

MATH 430

Teaching Middle School Mathematics

CMSC 121

Introduction to Computer Science/3credits

OR CMSC 204

Introduction to Programming/3 credits

   

NONCONCENTRATORS/3 credits

MATH 310

Functions, Probability, and Statistics/3 credits

· MATH 164

Precalculus/3 credits (Required for licensure and Satisfies General Education Goal 5)

NATURAL SCIENCES:

CONCENTRATORS/11 credits

BIOL 114

Fundamentals of Life Science/4 credits

EASC 101

Physical Science/4 credits

EASC 300

The Dynamic Planet/3 credits

· CHEM 101

General Chemistry/4 credits (Required for licensure and Satisfies General Education Goal 6)

NONCONCENTRATORS/8 credits

BIOL 114 (Life Science)/4 credits

EASC 101 (Physical Science) OR EASC 300 (Dynamic Planet)/4 credits

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES

CONCENTRATORS/15 credits

HIST 110

Modern Western Civilization / 3 credits

   

GEOG 241

Cultural Geography/3 credits

OR GEOG 352

World Regional/3 credits

HIST 221

U.S. History to 1877/3 credits

HIST 222

U.S. History since 1877/3 credits

ECON 111

Contemporary Issues and Social Policy

OR 115

Economics for Educators

· HIST 100

Western Civilization/3 credits (Required for licensure and satisfies General Education Goal 7)

· POSC 150

American Government Systems/3 credits (Required for licensure and satisfies General Education Goal 8)

NONCONCENTRATORS

Six (6) credit hours beyond General Education from the list above.

 

EDUCATION/40 credits. Candidates for Middle Grades Licensure only must complete the following Education courses

EDUC 245

Human Growth and Development/3 credits

EDUC 260

Introduction to the Teaching Profession/2credits

*EDUC 299

Admission to Teacher Preparation/0 credits

   

PRACTICA: Two practica are required on the middle school level

Take in first session of summer school at end of freshman or sophomore year:

EDUC 265

Practicum I /3 credits

EDUC 370

Practicum II/3 credits (Prerequisite: ED265)

   
 

PARTNERSHIP SEMESTER

EDUC 325

Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary School/2 credits

EDUC 327

Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Middle School Grades (6-8)/2 credits

EDUC 450

Principles of Instruction (N,K-8) /2 credits

EDUC 452

Curriculum in the Middle School (6-8)/2 credits

   

EDUC 380

Classroom Assessment/2 credits

EDUC 484

Media and Technology/1 credit

EDUC 487

Classroom Management and System Issues/3 credits

SPED 489

Survey of Exceptional Children/3 credits

(All of the above will be taken prior to enrolling in the Professional Semester. A minimum 2.5 GPA in both the Liberal Studies major and overall cumulative record is required. See Department of Education pages for other requirements.)

* Students must earn a “Pass” in EDUC 299 before they will be permitted to enroll in any subsequent 300-400 level EDUC course.

· These courses are required in the major or concentration and also meet general education goal requirements.

Professional Semester:

EDUC 405

Directed Teaching in the Middle School / 11 credits

EDUC 488

Education Seminar/1credit

G. SPECIAL EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT(L/D, E/BD, Mild MR), grades N,K-12, 41 credits. Students desiring to teach special education on the K-12 level will need to complete the five-year Liberal Studies/Special Education degree programs. A B.A. or B.S. degree in Liberal Studies will be awarded upon completion of the fourth year and a M.S. degree in Special Education will be awarded upon completion of the fifth year. Students will not be endorsed to teach special education until the completion of the fifth year. See Special Education requirements.

H. MINOR/18-24 credits. Students who are not seeking a teaching endorsement must select a minor in one of the Liberal Arts and Sciences or in Economics. At least six credits in the Minor must be at the 300/400 level. (Students selecting this option may substitute a 3 credit Humanities course at the 300/400 level for ENGL 380 and a 3 credit Sociology course at the 300/400 level for SOCL 320.) Electives 10-16 credits.

I. Total credits required for a B.A. or B.S. with Elementary Teaching Endorsement/128.

Total credits required for a B.A. or B.S. with Elementary and Middle School Teaching Endorsements/133-142.

Total credits required for a B.A. or B.S. with Middle School Teaching Endorsement in two concentrations: 120-125.

Total credits required for a B.A. or B.S. with Special Education Teaching Endorsement/127.

Total credits required for a B.A. or B.S. with a Minor in an Arts and Sciences discipline or Economics/120.

 
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