Elementary Education K-6 Licensure Requirements

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite Courses

PSY-1010

Introduction to Psychology

3

__________

Two GECC math courses; recommended

MAT-1080

Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning

3

__________

MAT-2030

Probability and Statistics

3

__________

Two GECC English courses

ENG-1051

College Writing OR

 

 

ENG-1031 & 1032

College Writing 1A and College Writing 1B

 

3-6

 

__________

ENG-1052

Exposition & Analysis

3

__________

Required courses for Elementary Education major in recommended order.

Note: Students in an Initial Teacher Preparation Program must earn a B- or better in all the following required elementary education courses.

EDU-2320

Engaged in Creative Teaching and Learning

3

__________

EDU-2040

Child Development

3

__________

Complete the Application for Admittance to an Initial Teacher Education Preparation Program after completing the first 3 credits of EDU coursework at JSC (EDU-2320 recommended as first) and within your first year of study. Contact the Education Department for the Application and for details and current entry requirements.

EDU-2080

Literacy Instruction in the Elementary School I

 

4

 

__________

EDU-2110

Introduction to Exceptional Populations

3

__________

EDU-3120

Methods in Health and Physical Education for Elementary School Teachers

 

2

 

__________

EDU-3020

Educational Psychology

3

__________

Complete the Application for Admittance to Student Teaching prior to enrolling in the courses below. *EDU-3010, EDU-3030, and EDU-3080 are taken concurrently as the Integrated Elementary Methods Sequence. Consult an Education Department advisor for alternative arrangements.

EDU-3010

Social and Natural Science Methods for Elementary Teachers*

 

3

 

__________

EDU-3030

Methods and Materials for Teaching Elementary School Mathematics*

 

3

 

__________

EDU-3080

Literacy Instruction in the El. School II*

3

__________

EDU-3811

Elementary Student Teaching I

6

__________

Complete the Application for Admittance to Student Teaching prior to enrolling in EDU-4820.

EDU-4820

Elementary Student Teaching II

12

__________

Total

 

45

 

Complete the Application for Recommendation for Licensure prior to graduation.

In addition to the above elementary education licensure requirements, students must complete a full major or a liberal arts and science concentration. Full majors can be found within the specific department sections of this catalog; the liberal arts concentrations are outlined below.

Liberal Arts Concentrations

Anthropology/Sociology Concentration

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

ANT-1010

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

_________

ANT-3110

Development of Anthropological Thinking

3

_________

SOC-1010

Introduction to Sociology

3

_________

SOC-4020

Sociological Theory

3

_________

 

 

 

Electives (Select six courses from the list below with at least two from Anthropology and two from Sociology.)

Credits

Semester

Anthropology

ANT-3020

Alternate Realities: Consciousness and Religions

 

3

_________

ANT-3040

Culture Change in the Modern World

3

_________

ANT-3130

Culture and Personality

3

_________

ANT-4010

Anthropology of Death

3

_________

ANT-4020

Multicultural Studies of Healing

3

_________

Sociology

SOC-2040

Race/Ethnicity/Class & Gender

3

_________

SOC-2050

Drugs and Society

3

_________

SOC-2140

Sociolinguistics

3

_________

SOC-3050

Gender and Society

3

_________

SOC-3060

Sexuality and Intimacy

3

_________

SOC-3080

Wellness & Alternative Medicine

3

_________

SOC-3170

Power, Politics, and Inequality

3

_________

SOC-4010

Family Violence

3

_________

Total

 

30

 

Art Concentration

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

ARH-2010

Survey of Western Traditions in Art

3

_________

ARH-2060

Survey of Non-Western Traditions in Art

3

_________

ART-1011

Drawing I

3

_________

ART-1140

Design

3

_________

Introductory Studio Arts Courses (select three courses)

ART-1231

Ceramics I

3

_________

ART-2211

Painting I

3

_________

ART-2251

Sculpture I

3

_________

ART-2301

Photography I

3

_________

ART-2410

Introduction to Printmaking I

3

_________

Advanced Course Requirements

ARH-3060

Twentieth-Century Art

3

_________

Upper-level Studio Arts Electives (select three 3000/4000-level ART courses)

ART-3/4-xxxx

____________________________________

3

_________

ART-3/4-xxxx

____________________________________

3

_________

ART-3/4-xxxx

____________________________________

3

_________

Total

 

33

 

Biology Concentration

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

BIO-1211

Introduction to Biology: Ecology & Evolution

 

4

 

_________

BIO-1212

Introduction to Biology: Cells & Genetic

Basis of Life

 

4

_________

CHE-1031

General Chemistry I

4

_________

CHE-1032

General Chemistry II

4

_________

Electives (select a minimum of 14 credits)

BIO-2011

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

__________

BIO-2012

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

__________

BIO-2310

Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology

4

_________

BIO-2340

Fundamentals of Ecology

4

__________

BIO-3120

Ornithology

4

__________

BIO-3125

Biological Chemistry

3

_________

BIO-3130

Cellular Biology: A Molecular Approach

4

_________

BIO-3140

Microbiology

4

_________

BIO-3160

Animal Behavior

4

_________

BIO-3170

Mammalogy

4

_________

BIO-3220

Genetics

4

_________

BIO-3260

Limnology

4

_________

BIO-3280

Environmental Toxicology

4

_________

BIO-3290

Conservation Biology

3

_________

BIO-3720

ENV-3210

Current Topics in Biology* or

Current Topics in Environmental Science*

 

1

 

_________

Total

 

30

 

*May be taken once for credit toward concentration.

English Concentration

Literature Survey Required Core Courses (select 12 credits)

Credits

Semester

ENG-1310

Introduction to Literature

3

_________

ENG-2171

World Literature I

3

_________

ENG-2172

World Literature II

3

_________

ENG-2281

Survey of English Literature I

3

_________

ENG-2282

Survey of English Literature II

3

_________

ENG-2321

Survey of American Literature I

3

_________

ENG-2322

Survey of American Literature II

3

_________

ENG-2510

Women and Literature

3

_________

Required Writing Courses

Credits

Semester

ENG-2101

ENG-2051

Creative Writing or

Introduction to Newswriting

 

3

________

Upper-level Writing Electives (select one course)

Credits

Semester

ENG-3020

Feature Writing

3

_________

ENG-3120

Poetry Workshop

3

_________

ENG-3130

Fiction Workshop

3

_________

ENG-3140

The Creative Essay

3

_________

Upper-level Literature Courses/Language Courses

(Select three 3000/4000-level ENG courses, one of which must be THA-3010)

Credits

Semester

THA-3010

Shakespeare: On the Page and On the Stage

3

________

__________

____________________________________

3

_________

__________

____________________________________

3

_________

English Free Elective (excluding ENG-1051 and ENG-1052)

Credits

Semester

___________

____________________________________

3

_________

Total

 

30

_________

Environmental Science Concentration

Required Core Courses

Credits

Semester

BIO-1210

Introduction to Biology

4

_________

BIO-2340

Fundamentals of Ecology

4

_________

CHE-1031

General Chemistry I

4

_________

ENV-1050

Introduction to Earth Science

4

_________

ENV-1110

Introduction to Environmental Problems

3

_________

ENV-3030

Water Resources

3

_________

ENV-3040

Energy and Mineral Resources

3

_________

ENV-3210

Current Topics in Environmental Science

1

_________

Electives (select two courses)

Credits

Semester

ENV-3010

Land Use Planning

3

_________

ENV-3020

Environmental Law

3

_________

ENV-3130

Environmental Geology

4

_________

ENV-3150

Toxic and Solid Waste Management

3

_________

ENV-3160

Coastal and Marine Resources

3

_________

ENV-3220

Environmental Interpretation

3

_________

ENV-3240

Fundamentals of Soil Science

4

_________

ENV-3250

Meteorology/Climatology

4

_________

ENV-4010

Global Environmental Issues

3

_________

ENV-4020

Remote Sensing

4

_________

GEY-3120

Field Geology

4

_________

Total

 

32-34

 

Health Sciences Concentration

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

AHS-1010

Contemporary Health Issues

3

_________

AHS-1080

Lifetime Fitness

1

_________

AHS-3050

Introduction to Pharmacology

3

_________

 

 

 

 

BIO-1210

Introduction to Biology

4

_________

BIO-2011

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

_________

BIO-2420

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

_________

BIO-3180

Nutrition

3

_________

CHE-1031

General Chemistry 1

4

_________

Electives (Choose two courses)

Credits

Semester

AHS-2130

Programs for Lifetime Health & Fitness

3

_________

AHS-3041

Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries I

3

_________

AHS-3120

Kinesiology

3

_________

AHS-3230

Physiology of Exercise

3

_________

AHS-4030

Psychology of Sports and Exercise

3

_________

AHS-4110

Stress Management & Self-Regulation

3

_________

Total

 

35

 

History Concentration

Required Core Courses

Credits

Semester

HIS-1111

World History I

3

_________

HIS-1112

World History II

3

_________

HIS-1211

American History I

3

_________

HIS-1212

American History II

3

_________

HIS-4730

Seminar in Historical Communication

3

_________

HIS-4740

Seminar in Historical Investigation

3

_________

Electives (four courses total)

Choose one course from each of the following three categories (9 credits), and one additional course from any one of the three categories (3 credits)

Credits

Semester

Third World (Asia, Africa, Latin America, or the Middle East)

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

European History

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

American History

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Any one of the three categories above

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Total

 

30

 

Also recommended: 8 credits of foreign language courses

Mathematics Concentration

Required Core Courses

Credits

Semester

MAT-1531

Calculus I

4

_________

MAT-2030

Probability and Statistics

4

_________

MAT-2140

Modeling the Environment

3

_________

MAT-2532

Calculus II

4

_________

MAT-3210

Linear Algebra

3

_________

Math Electives (Students must complete an additional 13 credits in mathematics; at least three must be at the 3000/4000 level.)

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Total

 

31

 

Either MAT-3030 or INT-3150 *can* be used by elementary education majors (with a liberal arts concentration in mathematics) to count as a mathematics course. However, a three-credit, upper-level mathematic course must still be taken. Neither MAT-3030 nor INT-3150 can count as the required three-credit, upper-level mathematics course.

Music Concentration

Required Core Courses

Credits

Semester

MUS-1051

Keyboard Harmony I

1

_________

MUS-1052

Keyboard Harmony II

1

_________

MUS-1061

Ear Training I

1

_________

MUS-1062

Ear Training II

1

_________

MUS-1231

Music Theory I

3

_________

MUS-1232

Music Theory II

3

_________

MUS-2160

Introduction to Technology in Music

2

_________

MUS-3031

History of Western Music I

4

_________

MUS-3032

History of Western Music II

4

_________

MUS-3330

Worlds of Music

3

_________

Electives (Select seven additional MUS credits)

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

___

_________

____________

____________________________________

___

_________

____________

____________________________________

___

_________

____________

____________________________________

___

_________

Total

 

30

 

Political Science Concentration

Required Core Courses

Credits

Semester

POS-1010

Introduction to Political Science

3

_________

POS-1020

American Politics & Government

3

_________

POS-2050

International Economics and Politics

3

_________

POS-2110

State and Local Government

3

_________

POS-3010

POS-3040

Survey of Western Political Thought or

The Politics of Gender

 

3

 

_________

POS-4730

Senior Seminar in Political Science

3

_________

Lower-level Electives (Select three credits of 1000/2000-level POS courses.)

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Upper-level Electives (Select nine credits of 3000/4000-level POS courses.)

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Total

 

30

 

Psychology Concentration

Required Core Courses

Credits

Semester

PSY-1010

Introduction to Psychology

3

_________

PSY-2040

Social Psychology

3

_________

PSY-2070

Developmental Psychology

3

_________

PSY-2420

Group Process: Theory and Practice

3

_________

PSY-3010

Theories of Personality

3

_________

PSY-3065

Abnormal Behavior*

3

_________

PSY-3230

Psychology of Gender

3

_________

*Prerequisite of PSY-1010 and PSY-2010, or permission of instructor

Upper-level Electives (Select three 3000/4000-level PSY courses.)

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Total

 

30

 

Theater Concentration

Required Core Courses

Credits

Semester

THA-1040

Interpreting Contemporary Dramatic Literature

 

3

 

_________

THA-1041

Introduction to Theater Arts

3

_________

Historical and Literary Studies

 

 

THA-3010

Shakespeare: "On the Stage & On the Page"

3

_________

THA-3140

Theater History

3

_________

Production and Performance Skills

 

THA-1111

Stagecraft

3

_________

THA-2121

Acting I

3

_________

THA-2122

Acting II

3

_________

THA-3210

Introduction to Directing

3

_________

Laboratory Experiences

 

 

THA-2040

Performance and Production Lab

3

_________

THA-3030

Children's Theater

3

_________

Total

 

30