Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Education–Elementary/ESOL

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA and a 3.0 GPA in the major are both required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

EDU 200Foundations of American Education

4

EDU 209Cross-Cultural Comparative Research: Perspectives in International Education

4

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

MAT 155Finite Mathematics for Liberal Arts

4

or

MAT 160College Algebra

4

and

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

Total Credit Hours:17

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

EDU 206Human Development and Learning

4

THR 214Fine Arts and Brain Compatible Learning Environments

4

BIO 112Environmental Science

3

or

MAR 126Marine Biology

3

FYW 102Writing & Research

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

LIN 217ESOL Foundations

4

EDU 210Technology in Education I

2

Physical or Chemical Science

3

Social Sciences (NW)

4

Social Sciences (IG)

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

EDU 207Philosophy of Education and Teacher Learner Relationships

4

EDU 212Human Exceptionalities

4

THR 260Creative Dramatics

3

Social Sciences (NW)

3

or

Social Sciences (IG)

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

EDU 302Assessment and Continuous Improvement (ESOL-infused course)

4

EDU 305Classroom Management and Critical Thinking (ESOL-infused course)

4

EDU 309Practicum (with Seminar) I (ESOL-infused course)

1

EDU 315Teaching Literature and Language Arts in the Elementary School (ESOL-infused course)

4

EDU 316Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (ESOL-infused course)

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

EDU 312Communication and ESOL Applications

4

EDU 313Role of the Teacher, Professional Understanding and Leadership (ESOL-infused course)

4

EDU 317Diversity and Ethics (ESOL-infused course)

4

EDU 318Teaching Reading Through Diagnostic Assessment and Instruction (ESOL-infused course)

4

EDU 319ESOL Practicum (with Seminar) II

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

EDU 400Teaching Science and Social Studies in the Elementary School

4

EDU 402Teaching Art, Music and PE in the Elementary School

4

EDU 403Technology in Education II

2

EDU 408Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

4

EDU 409Practicum (with Seminar) III

2-4

Total Credit Hours:18

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

EDU 410Final Internship Seminar IV

2

EDU 413Final Internship Practicum IV

10

EDU 418Reading Practicum

1

Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 129