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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Education

Childhood and Early Adolescent Education

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PROFESSOR STEPHANIE SERRIERE, Undergraduate Programs Coordinator

Not all options are available at every campus. Contact the campus you are interested in attending to determine which options are offered.

CHILDHOOD AND EARLY ADOLESCENT EDUCATION. Students successfully completing this major will have met all of the requirements for the PK-4, ENGLISH EDUCATION 4-8, or SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION 4-8 College Instructional 1 certificate issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Students must apply for admission to the major. Students interested in the major should contact their advisor and enroll in a C I 295 field experience, which features participation in the classroom.

Baccalaureate degree candidates must meet the following requirements 1-3 by the end of their third semester:
1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.
2. Either qualifying scores from the PECT PAPA for Reading, Writing and Mathematics; or qualifying SAT scores for the combined and individual Critical Reading, Writing, and Mathematics sections; or qualifying American College Test Plus Writing composite and individual English/Writing score and Math score as specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Requirements 3-8 must be met by the end of the fourth semester when students typically participate in the Entrance to Major process.

3. A grade of "C" or better in all specified courses.
4. Completion of an early field experience specified by the certification program.
5. Completion of a core of Education courses specified by the certification program.
6. Completion of additional credits as specified by the certification program.
7. Completion of at least 48 semester credit hours, including ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3), six credits of quantification, three credits of natural science, and three credits of literature for Early Education PK-4 Option or three credits of literature for Social Studies 4-8 Option or six credits of literature for English 4-8 Option.
8. Approval from the professional education adviser or the head of the pertinent certification program.

For the B.S. degree in Education with an option in Early Education PK-4, a minimum of 127 credits is required; with an option in English 4-8, a minimum of 128 credits is required; with an option in Social Studies Education 4-8, a minimum of 127 credits is required. (See also Teacher Education Programs.)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(27 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST YEAR SEMINAR: 1 credit
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 109-111 credits [1]
(This includes 27 credits of General Education courses: Early Education PK-4 Option – 6 credits of GH courses, 9 credits of GN courses, 6 credits of GQ courses, 6 credits of GS courses. English 4-8 Option – 6 credits of GH courses, 9 credits of GN courses, 6 credits of GQ courses, 6 credits of GS courses. Social Studies 4-8 Option – 6 credits of GH courses, 9 credits of GN courses, 6 credits of GQ courses, 6 credits of GS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 64-65 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (55 credits)
C I 280 GH(3), EDPSY 014(3), EDTHP 115 US(3), MATH 200 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
C I 495D(12), C I 495F(3), KINES 126(1.5), KINES 127(1.5), LL ED 400(3), LL ED 401(3), LL ED 402(3), MTHED 420(3), SCIED 458(3), SPLED 400(4), SPLED 403A(3), SS ED 430W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6-7 credits)
STAT 100 GQ(3), STAT 200 GQ(4), or EDPSY 101 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Any MATH GQ course (Sem: 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3 credits)
Select 3 credits in literature (GH) (Sem: 1-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 45-46 credits

EARLY EDUCATION PK-4 OPTION: (45 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (21 credits)
C I 295A(3), HD FS 229 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
A ED 303(3), C I 495A(3) E C E 451(3), E C E 479(3), MUSIC 241(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (24 credits)
Select 3 credits of Economic Geography (GS;US;IL) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits of US History (GS;US;IL) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 9 credits: 3 credits each (including one course with a lab) from biological science, earth science, and physical science (GN courses) (Sem: 1-6)

Select 3 credits on family and relationships from:
E C E 453(3), HD FS 315(3), HD FS 415(3), HD FS 418(3), HD FS 424 US(3), HD FS 431(3), HD FS 469U IL(3), SOC 030 GS(3), or WL ED 444(3) (Sem: 1-4)

Select 6 credits of educational selections from:
APLNG 493 IL(3), E C E 452(3), E C E 454(3), HD FS 250 US(3), HD FS 330(6), HD FS 415(3), HD FS 427(3), HD FS 428(3), HD FS 429(3), HD FS 430(6), HD FS 432(3), LL ED 450(3), LL ED 467(3), WL ED 400(3), or WL ED 483(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ENGLISH 4-8 OPTION: (46 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (19 credits)
C I 295B(3), HD FS 239 GS(3), SOC 119 GS;US(4) (Sem: 1-4)
C I 495B(3), LL ED 412W(3), LL ED 450(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (27 credits)
Select 9 credits: 3 credits each (including one course with a lab) from biological science, earth science, and physical science (GN courses) (Sem: 1-6)

Select 3 credits of British Literature from:
ENGL 221(3), ENGL 222(3), ENGL 440(3), ENGL 441(3), ENGL 442(3), ENGL 443(3), ENGL 444(3), ENGL 445(3), ENGL 446(3), ENGL 447(3), ENGL 448(3), ENGL 449 US;IL(3), ENGL 450(3), ENGL 451(3), ENGL 452(3), ENGL 453(3), ENGL 454(3), ENGL 455(3), ENGL 456(3), ENGL 457(3), or ENGL 458(3) (Sem: 1-6)

Select 3 credits of American Literature from:
ENGL 231(3), ENGL 232(3), ENGL 432(3), ENGL 433(3), ENGL 434(3), ENGL 435(3), ENGL 436(3), ENGL 437(3), ENGL 438(3), or ENGL 439(3) (Sem: 1-6)

Select 3 credits of Comparative Literature from:
ENGL 135 GH;US(3), ENGL 139 GH;US(3), ENGL 194 GH;US;IL(3), ENGL 226 GH;US;IL(3), ENGL 235 US(3), ENGL 245 GH;US(3), ENGL 431 US(3), ENGL 461 US(3), ENGL 462 US(3), ENGL 463 US(3), ENGL 466 US(3), ENGL 467 US(3), ENGL 468 US(3), ENGL 469 US(3), CMLIT 101 GH;US;IL(3), CMLIT 109 GH;US;IL(3), CMLIT 110 GH;US;IL(3), CMLIT 111 GH;IL(3), CMLIT 404 IL(3), CMLIT 422 IL(3), or CMLIT 423 IL(3) (Sem: 1-6)

Select 3 credits of Writing from:
ENGL 212(3), ENGL 213(3), ENGL 215(3), ENGL 281(3), ENGL 412(3), ENGL 413(3), ENGL 414(3), or ENGL 415(3) (Sem: 1-6)

Select 6 credits of Media Literacy from:
COMM 100 GS(3), COMM 120(3), COMM 150 GA(3), COMM 180 GS(3), COMM 205 US(3), COMM 250 GA(3), COMM 453 IL(3), COMM 454(3), CAS 211(3), CAS 213(3), CAS 215(3), CAS 250(3), CAS 271 US;IL(3), CAS 280W(3), CAS 375(3), CAS 422 US(3), or CAS 480(3) (Sem: 1-6)

SOCIAL STUDIES 4-8 OPTION: (45 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24credits)
C I 295B(3), PL SC 001 GS(3), HIST 020 GH;US(3), GEOG 010 GN(3), GEOG 020 GS;US;IL(3), HD FS 239 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6)
C I 495B(3), LL ED 412W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
Select 6 credits: 3 credits each (including one course with a lab) from biological science, and physical science (GN courses) (Sem: 1-6)

Select 15 credits from social sciences with at least 6 credits taken at the 100-level or above:

At least 3 credits in Economic Policy Issues from:
ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3), ECON 014 GS(3), GEOG 123 GS;IL(3), GEOG 126 GS;US;IL(3), HIST 155 GS;US(3), HIST 156 US(3), PL SC 135 GS(3), or WMNST 456(3) (Sem: 3-8)

At least 6 credits in Civics and Society from:
AF AM/RL ST 145 GH;US;IL(3), AF AM/ENGL 235 US(3), AF AM/SOC 409 US(3), GEOG 130 GS(3), HIST 158 US;IL(3), PL SC 002(3), PL SC 003 GS;IL(3), PL SC 007 GS(3), PL SC 014 GS;IL(3), PL SC 017 GS(3), PL SC 110 GS;US(3), PL SC 123 GS;US;IL(3), PL SC 125(3), PL SC 130 GS;US(3), SOC 119 GS;US(3), S T S 130(3), S T S/PL SC 135 GS(3), S T S 151 GS;US(3), S T S 200S GS(3), WMNST/AM ST 104 GH;US(3), WMNST/AM ST 430 US(3), WMNST 432 US(3), or WMNST 466 US;IL(3) (Sem: 3-8)

At least 6 credits in Historical and Geographical Perspectives from:
AF AM 100 GS;US(3), AF AM/WMNST 101 GH;US(3), AF AM/HIST 210 GH;US(3), GEOG 030 GS;IL(3), GEOG 040 GS;IL(3), GEOG 110 GN(3), GEOG 115 GN(3), GEOG 122 GH;US(3), GEOG 160 GS(3), HIST 010 GH;IL(3), HIST 011 GH;IL(3), HIST 012 (3), HIST 021(3), HIST 100(3), HIST 101(3), HIST 104(3), HIST 107(3), HIST 115(3), HIST 120 GS;IL(3), HIST 121 GH;IL(3), HIST 127 US(3), HIST 130 GH;US(3), HIST 144 GH;US;IL(3), HIST 150 US(3), HIST 152 GH;US;IL(3), HIST 153 GH;US(3), HIST 158 US;IL(3), HIST 161 US(3), HIST 165 IL(3), HIST 174 GH;IL(3), HIST 175 GH;IL(3), HIST 176 GH;IL(3), HIST 179 GH;IL(3), HIST 180 GH;IL(3), HIST 181 GH;IL(3), HIST 191 GH;IL(3), S T S/HIST 123 GH(3), WMNST/AAA S 102 GH;IL(3), WMNST/HIST 117 GH;US;IL(3), WMNST/GEOG 426Y US;IL(3) (Sem: 3-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Lasted Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2014

Blue Sheet Item #: 42-06-052

Review Date: 04/08/2014

R & T: 01/14/2014

 

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