Endorsements

(optional to add on to elementary license, secondary biology, chemistry, physics)

Communication Arts (5-8)

ENL 220 – Intermediate Expository Writing

ENL 240 – Introduction to Literary Study

COM 254 – Interpersonal Communication

or COM 329 – Intercultural Communication

or COM 351 – Argumentation

or COM 355 – Small Group Communication

EED 331 – Middle School Methods Writing

ESE 300 – Reading/ Writing in the Content Area**

ESE 350 – 5-12 Methods: Literature and Reading**

Student Teaching—five weeks

Social Studies (5-8th grade)

POL 121 – American Government and Politics

HIS 120 – America to 1848

or HIS 121 – 19th-Century United States

or HIS 122 – 20th-Century United States

ECO 113 – Principles of Microeconomics

HIS 103 – The Modern World

or HIS 104 – The Modern Non Western World

or PSY 105 – Principles of Psychology

or SOC 121 – Introduction to Sociology

or ANT 141 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ESE 220 – Introduction to Human Geography

ESE 300 – Reading/Writing in the Content Area**

ESE 311 – Middle School Methods: Social Studies**

Student Teaching—five weeks

Mathematics (5-8th grade)

MAT 114 – Precalculus (or MPG 4)

MAT 145 – Calculus I

MAT 163 – Introductory Statistics

or MAT 164 – Introductory Statistics for STEM

MAT 252 – Exploring Geometry

MAT 271 – Discrete Mathematical Structures

MAT 287 – History of Mathematics

ESE 300 – Reading/Writing in the Content Area**

ESE 331 – Middle School Methods: Mathematics**

Student Teaching—five weeks

General Science (5-8th grade)

BIO 102 – The Biological World

BIO 121 – Human Biology

CHM 115 – General Chemistry I

CHM 116 – General Chemistry II

PHY 116 – Introduction to Physics

SCI 106 – Introductory Meteorology

Geology – (take elsewhere—see Education Department for suggestions)

ESE 300 – Reading/Writing in the Content Area**

ESE 341 – Middle School Methods: Natural Science**

Student Teaching—five weeks

Graduation and Licensure/ Endorsement Requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.50 overall, 2.50 in the major, 2.00 in the specialty area, and grades of P in student teaching courses are required for licensure as well as 2.0 or better in all required core, specialty, and education major courses. The equivalent of two full courses graded P/N, plus student teaching, is the maximum allowed within the Elementary Education major requirements.

Graduation skills in Critical Thinking (CT), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Speaking (S), and Writing (W) are embedded throughout the offered courses and are met by completing the major.

Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.


 

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