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Childhood and Early Adolescent Education

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PROGRAM CURRENTLY ON HOLD at PENN STATE LEGHIGH VALLEY; NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS; Begin Date of Enrollment Hold: March 22, 2016


University Park, College of Education (CEAED)

PROFESSOR STEPHANIE SERRIERE, Director

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, MATHEMATICS 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 CI 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. Satisfaction of any basic-skills or entrance testing requirements as specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in force at the time of application for entrance to the major.

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, and three credits of natural science, as well as three credits of literature for Early Education PK-4 Option , three credits of literature for Mathematics Education 4-8 Option, three credits of literature for Social Studies 4-8 Option or six credits of literature for English Education 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 Mathematics Education 4-8, a minimum of 126 credits is required; or 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:
(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: 109-115 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)
CI 280 GH(3), EDPSY 014(3), EDTHP 115 US(3), MATH 200 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
CI 495D(12), CI 495F(3), KINES 126(1.5), KINES 127(1.5), LLED 400(3), LLED 401(3), LLED 402(3), MTHED 420(3), SCIED 458(3), SPLED 400(4), SPLED 403A(3), SSED 430(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)
CI 295A(3), HDFS 229 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
AED 303(3), CI 495A(3), ECE 451(3), ECE 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 related to families and relationships from:
ECE 453(3), HDFS 315 US(3), HDFS 415(3), HDFS 418(3), HDFS 424 US(3), HDFS 431(3), SOC 030 GS(3), or WLED 444(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits of educational selections from:
APLNG 493 IL(3), ECE 452(3), ECE 454(3), HDFS 250 US(3), HDFS 330(6), HDFS 415(3), HDFS 427(3), HDFS 428(3), HDFS 429(3), HDFS 430(6), HDFS 432(3), LLED 450(3), LLED 467(3), WLED 400(3), or WLED 483(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ENGLISH EDUCATION 4-8 OPTION: (46 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (19 credits)
CI 295B(3), HDFS 239 GS(3), SOC 119 GS;US(4) (Sem: 1-4)
CI 495B(3), LLED 412(3), LLED 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 GH(3), ENGL 232 GH(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 GS;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 280(3), CAS 375(3), CAS 422 US(3), or CAS 480(3) (Sem: 1-6)

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION 4-8 OPTION: (50 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (35 credits)
CI 295B(3), HDFS 239 GS(3), MATH 140(4), MATH 141(4), MATH 201 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
MATH 311W(3) (Sem: 4-6)
MTHED 428(3), MTHED 429(3) (Sem: 5-6)
MTHED 431(3), MTHED 433(3) (Sem: 6-7)
CI 495B(3) (Sem: 7)

COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 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 from humanities GH (Sem: 1-3)
Select 3 credits from social and behavioral sciences GS (Sem: 1-3)

SOCIAL STUDIES 4-8 OPTION: (45 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24credits)
CI 295B(3), PLSC 001 GS(3), HIST 020 GH;US(3), GEOG 010 GN(3), GEOG 020 GS;US;IL(3), HDFS 239 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6)
CI 495B(3), LLED 412(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 (Sem: 3-8)
At least 6 credits in Civics and Society (Sem: 3-8)
At least 6 credits in Historical and Geographical Perspectives (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.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2015

Blue Sheet Item #: 44-03-033

Review Date: 11/17/2015

R & T: 01/14/2014

 

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