Child Growth and Learning

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundation Skills - 2 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

2

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring students with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 15 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

SPAN 111Elementary Spanish I

3

SPAN 112Elementary Spanish II

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all courses.

Area I - Mathematics - 3-4 hours

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all courses.

Area II - Arts and Humanities - 3 hours

ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all courses.

Area II - Literature in English - 3 hours

ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all courses.

Area II - The Social Sciences - 6 hours

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all courses.

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one of two sequences:

HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all courses.

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose one:

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

AND Choose one from the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

PS 100Physical Science

4

Required Education Core Courses - 34-36 hours

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

or

ED 191Computers in the 21st Century Classroom

1

ED 201Education as a Profession

3

ED 301Strategies in Teaching

3

ED 314History of Education

3

ED 317Tests and Measurements

3

ED 330Exceptional and Culturally Diverse Students

3

ED 432Classroom Management

3

ED 433Methods in Education

3

ED 435Enhanced Student Teaching

9

ED 436Student Teaching Seminar

3

If a student has CIS 170 equivalent course, enroll in ED 191 instead of ED 190. Students must earn a "C" or higher in all courses. Exception: Students must earn a "B" or higher in ED 301.

Required Courses for Major - 27 hours

ED 304Strategies for Reading/Language Arts

3

ED 305Diagnosis & Remediation of Reading Difficulties

3

ED 316/ENG 316Children and Adolescent Literature

3

ED 322Education for the Developing Learner

3

ED 434School Counseling

3

HPER 220Physical Education Activities

3

or

HPER 424Health and Physical Education in the Classroom

3

HPER 311Personal and Community Health

3

or

HPER 400Health Issues

3

SPE 340Language Development and Disorders

3

SPE 345Effective Collaboration

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all courses.

Additional GEC requirements for licensure - 15 hours

GEOG 301Cultural Geography

3

MATH 207Structure of the Real Number System

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

SOC 223Social Problems

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all courses.

(Qualifies candidate for K-6 licensure)

Required GEC credit hours (43-47 hours)
Total required Education core (34-36 hours)
Required courses for major (27 hours)
Additional requirements for licensure (15 hours)
General elective (0-1 hours)

120 minimum hours required for graduation.

If you'd like to include an ADDITIONAL licensure endorsement for Pre-K-K or Pre-K-3, you will find the requirements here.