Oct 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Educational Studies, B.A.


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Educational Studies is a non-certification option for students who wish to pursue work in fields related to education and child development, but who do not necessarily want to be a classroom teacher or pursue the requirements for teacher certification.  Features of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Educational Studies include an 18-credit special education minor with the opportunity to obtain an additional minor in any area of the student’s choice and internships in a variety of educational settings. 

Career options include work for programs that prefer candidates with education degrees, but do not require state certification, such as Head Start or private preschools, and positions in education-related agencies, children’s hospitals, child welfare agencies, non-profit child advocacy organizations, zoos/aquariums, children’s museums, and other children’s educational programs. The degree would also support employment as a child life specialist, education-based paraprofessional, educational lobbyist, curriculum writer, educational sales representative and further studies in educational research, policy, and more.

Progression in the Educational Studies major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires students to:

  • Achieve a minimum grade of “C” for all major and allied requirements.  Students earning lower than a “C” must retake the course; courses may be retaken one time only.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

List of Courses for Educational Studies Non-Certification Track:

  • ECE 101   Teaching as Profession
  • ECE 204   Child Development and Cognition I
  • ECE 205   Child Development and Cognition II
  • ECE 214   Language Development
  • ECE 240   Engaging Young Children in the Learning Process: Integrating Curriculum and
  • Instruction
  • ECE 245   Integrating the Arts for the Developing Child
  • ECE 402    Family Collaboration and Community Relationships
  • EDU 215   Teaching English Language Learners
  • EDU 230   Intro to Exceptionalities
  • SPEC 212   Assistive Technology
  • SPEC 222   Learning Disabilities 
  • SPEC 320   Assessment Methods: Summative, Formative, Diagnostic, Benchmark
  • SPEC 322   Foundations of Autism
  • SPEC 380   Behavioral Disorders & SEDs
  • SPEC 424   Collaboration and Communication 
  • EDU 461   Senior Seminar I
  • EDU 462   Senior Seminar II
  • EDU 498   Internship

List of Courses for Educational Studies Minor:

  • ECE 204   Child Development 1 (3 credits)
  • ECE 205   Child Development 2 (3 credits)
  • ECE 402   Family Collaboration and Community Relationships (4 credits)
  • EDU 215   Teaching English Language Learners (3 credits)
  • EDU 230   (3 credits) Intro to Exceptionalities
  • ECE/EDU/SPEC elective (3 credits)
  • EDU 125   Field Experience (0 credits)*

*This course is tied to each course and is graded pass/fail based on students having met the requirements for completion of field experience, including required amount of attendance at their field site.

Course Requirements


Suggested Four-Year Curriculum: 120 Credits


Freshman Year: Fall Semester (15 Credits)

Freshman Year: Spring Semester (18 Credits)

ECE 101 3 Credits ECE 204 3 Credits
ENG 101 3 Credits ECE 214 3 Credits
HIST 102 or HIST 103 3 Credits ECE 240 3 Credits
INT 101 1 Credit EDU 125 0 Credits
MATH 205 3 Credits ENG 102 3 Credits
PSYCH 101 3 Credits MATH 206 3 Credits
  THEO 104 3 Credits

Sophomore Year: Fall Semester (18 Credits)

Sophomore Year: Spring Semester (17 Credits)

ECE 205 3 Credits EDU 125 0 Credits
ECE 245 3 Credits EDU 230 3 Credits
EDU 125 0 Credits MODERN LANGUAGE 102 3 Credits
EDU 215 3 Credits PHIL 102 3 Credits
ENG LITERATURE CORE 3 Credits SCIENCE CORE 3/1 Credits
FINE ARTS CORE 3 Credits ECE 402 4 Credits
MODERN LANGUAGE 101 or General Elective 3 Credits   

Junior Year: Fall Semester (15 Credits)

Junior Year: Spring Semester (12 Credits)

EDU 125 0 Credits EDU 125 0 Credits
SPEC 222 3 Credits SPEC 320 3 Credits
SPEC 322 3 Credits SPEC 380 3 Credits
THEO CORE (200 level or above) 3 Credits SPEC 424 3 Credits
General Electives 6 Credits General Elective 3 Credits

Senior Year: Fall Semester (13 Credits)

Senior Year: Spring Semester (12 Credits)

EDU 125 0 Credits EDU 462 2 Credits
EDU 461 1 Credit EDU 498 4 Credits
SPEC 212 3 Credits General Electives 6 Credits
PHIL CORE (200 level or above) 3 Credits  
General Electives 6 Credits  

 

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