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LIBERAL STUDIES

Joanna Baker, Program Coordinator

LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR AND TEACHER PREPARATION 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 EDUC 370 practicum or an internship in the minor.

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 the three-credit elective in the program.

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 /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
EDUC 380 Classroom Assessment/2 credits
EDUC 484         Media and Technology/1 credit

 

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 /14 credits
Take first or second semester  junior year.
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 487 Classroom Management and System Issues/3 credits
SPED 489 Survey of Exceptional Children/3 credits
   

* Students must earn a “Pass” in EDUC 299 ( Admission to Teacher Prep) 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 number 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 /3 credits (Required for licensure and satisfies General Education Goal 8)
NONCONCENTRATORS  (Required for licensure and satisfies General Education Goal 8)
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
EDUC 380 Classroom Assessment/2 credits
EDUC 484 Media and Technology/1 credit
Take in first session of summer school at end of freshman and 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 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 (Admission to Teacher Prep) before they will be permitted to enroll in any subsequent 300-400 level EDUC course.

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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