School of Education

B.S. in Education

Secondary Education
Required General Education Courses

Secondary education majors must check with the Office of Education Student Services for changes in requirements.

The general education courses required for this program provide a liberal education regardless of teaching major.

Writing and Speaking (6 cr.)
          o ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
          o SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (minimum 11 cr.) 

  • MATH-M 100 (4 cr.)
  • MATH-K 200 (3 cr.)
  • One Natural Science with a lab (4-5 cr.). Select one of the following:
    • BIOL L100 Humans and the Biological World (5 cr.)
    • GEOL G101 Introduction to Earth Science: Lecture (4 cr.) and GEOL G102 Introduction to Earth Science: Lab (1 cr.)

Math and Science majors should check with their advisors and take the most appropriate courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • EDUC P250 Educational Psychology (3 cr.)
  • One approved elective (3 cr.)

Social studies majors must take SOC S161 Principles of Sociology (3 cr.) or PSY P101 Introductory Psychology I (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities (6 cr.)

  • ENG W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
  • One approved elective (3  cr.) 

Visual Arts majors must take FINA A341 Nineteenth-Century European Art (3 cr.) or FINA A342 Twentieth-Century Art (3 cr.)

Social Studies majors must take Minority Studies 300 level or above cross –list (HIST/AFRO/CHRI-C) (3 cr.)

English majors must take ENG W233 Intermediate Expository Writing (3 cr.) or ENG W350 Advanced Expository Writing (3 cr.)

Cultural and Historical studies (6 cr.) 

  • One approved minority studies elective (3 cr.)
  • One approved elective (3 cr.)

Social Studies majors must take HIST H113 History of Western Civilization I (3 cr.) and HIST H114 History of Western Civilization II (3 cr.)

Visual Arts majors must take FINA A383 Contemporary Art (3 cr.)

Total (34-36 cr.)

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