Education Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies

General Education (Core) — 33-48 hours

Refer to the general education requirements for more information.

Education Major — 54 hours
  • SEDU 206 Orientation in Education
  • SPSY 302 Child Psychology
  • SEDU 204 Educational Psychology
  • SEDU 210 American Sign Language I
  • SEDU 392 Adult and Family Literacy
  • SEDU 222 Global Education
  • SEDU 308 Multicultural Education
  • SEDU 338 Junior Research Seminar
  • SPSY 304 Adolescent Psychology
  • SEDU 407 Advocacy in Urban Schools
  • SEDU 438 Senior Thesis I
  • SEDU 411 Senior Thesis II
  • SEDU 442a Internship I
  • SEDU 442b Internship II
  • SEDU 439 History and Philosophy of African American Education

Electives (Choose three courses from below)

  • SPSC 320 Environmental Politics and Policy
  • SSOC 202 Social Problems
  • SMGT 301 Ethics in Organizations
  • SMGT 300 Principles of Management
  • SCWS 390 Women in U.S. Higher Education
  • SEDU 211 American Sign Language II

Bachelor of Arts in Education, concentration in Early Childhood Education

General Education (Core) — 33-48 hours

Refer to the general education requirements for more information.

Early Childhood Education Concentration — 48 hours

Course Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Education, concentration in Early Childhood Education

  • SEDU 206 Orientation to Education
  • SEDU 301 Curriculum for Preschool and Primary Grades
  • SEDU 304 Educational Psychology
  • SEDU 308 Multicultural Education
  • SEDU 314 Health and Physical Education Content and Methods for Preschool and Primary Grades
  • SEDU 316 Exceptional Children
  • SEDU 320 Language Arts and Social Studies Methods
  • SEDU 330 Science and Mathematics Methods
  • SEDU 338 Junior Research Seminar
  • SEDU 346 Fine Arts Content and Methods (Art, Music)
  • SEDU 357 Reading—Teaching and Diagnosis
  • SEDU 407 Advocacy in Urban Schools
  • SEDU 438 Senior Thesis
  • SEDU 451 Seminar I for Student Teaching
  • SEDU 452 Seminar II for Student Teaching
  • SEDU 457 Student Teaching

Secondary Education Teacher Certification Requirements

Students admitted to the Preschool through 12th Grade Education (P-12) teacher certification preparation program must complete the following seven courses in addition to the major:

  • SEDU 206 Orientation to Education
  • SEDU 304 Educational Psychology
  • SEDU 316 Exceptional Learners
  • SEDU 443 Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Preschool through Twelfth Grade
  • SEDU 451 Seminar I for Student Teaching
  • SEDU 452 Seminar II for Student Teaching
  • SEDU 459 Student Teaching in Preschool-Twelfth Grade

Education (Non-Certification) Minor Requirements

The non-certified education minor is designed for students seeking to expand their knowledge base in the area of education. The minor program provides foundational knowledge about the field of education and allows students the opportunity to study a wide variety of important educational issues. It is open to all students regardless of major. All students completing the minor will gain valuable knowledge for their careers and in their roles as citizens and parents. The minor program also facilitates continuing education or graduate study. The minor includes a total of six courses comprised of four required courses and two electives.

  • SEDU 204 Educational Psychology
  • SEDU 206 Orientation in Education*
  • SEDU 308 Multicultural Education*
  • SEDU 222 Global Education

Program Electives (Choose two courses from below)

  • SEDU 210 American Sign Language I
  • SPSY 302 Child Psychology
  • SPSY 304 Adolescent Psychology
  • SEDU 392 Adult and Family Literacy
  • SEDU 407 Advocacy in Urban Schools
  • SEDU 439 History and Philosophy of African American Education (4)

*Field experience required.