Education - Course of Study

Specific course requirements will vary depending on certification area. See Education course descriptions from our catalog for more information

ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
(57 Credits: 27 undergraduate, 30 graduate)

Undergraduate Courses (21 credits)

  • ED 200 Explorations in Education: Introduction to Teaching, Learning And Schooling.
  • ED 241 Educational Psychology
  • ED 329 Philosophy of Education: An Introduction
  • ED 350 Special Learners in the Mainstream Classroom
  • MD 300 Introduction to Educational Technology
  • Diversity course from educational studies minor menu
  • Cognate course from educational studies minor menu

Graduate Courses taken by undergraduates (6 credits)

  • ED 431 Extending Literacy in the Elementary School: Grades 3-6
  • ED 437 Developing Literacy in the Elementary School: Primary Grades

Graduate Courses (30 credits)

  • ED 405 Contexts of Education in the Primary Grades (meets HG&D requirement)
  • ED 447 Learning Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom
  • ED 497 Teaching Science in the Elementary Classroom
  • ED 499 Introduction to Educational Research or  ED 552 Participatory Research
  • ED 511 Educating for Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement: A Capstone Seminar
  • ED 545 Developing Integrated Curriculum for Elementary Students: Inquiry and Action
  • ED 559 Empowering Struggling Readers And Writers in the Elementary Grades
  • ED 583 Student Teaching; Immersion in a Community of Practice (six credits)
  • ED 584 Reflective Practice Seminar: Elementary Education

Course Requirements for The Five-Year Integrated Bachelor's-Master's Degree Program in Secondary Education with Initial 7-12 Certification

ENGLISH EDUCATION TRACK
(51 Credits: 21 undergraduate, 30 graduate)

Undergraduate Courses (18 credits)

  • ED 200 Explorations in Education: Introduction to Teaching, Learning And Schooling
  • ED 241 Educational Psychology
  • ED 329 Philosophy of Education: An Introduction
  • ED 350 Special Learners in the Mainstream Classroom
  • EN/W 311 Advanced Composition for Teachers
  • EN/W 317 Teaching and Learning Grammar
  • ED 459 Developmental Reading in the Secondary School
  • Diversity course from educational studies minor menu

Graduate Courses (30 credits)

  • ED 441 Teaching & Learning Within Multicultural Contexts of Education
  • ED 466 English Methods
  • ED 499 Introduction to Educational Research or ED 552 Participatory Research
  • ED 511 Educating for Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement: A Capstone Seminar
  • ED 530 Assessment & Differentiated Instruction
  • ED 581 Directed Observation and Supervised Student Teaching (6 credits)
  • ED 589 English Seminar
  • EN 405 Literature for Young Adults
  • MD 400 Introduction to Educational Technology
  • ED 511 Educating for Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement: A Capstone Seminar

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION TRACK
(51 Credits: 21 undergraduate, 30 graduate)

Undergraduate Courses (18 credits)

  • ED 200 Explorations in Education: Introduction to Teaching, Learning And Schooling
  • ED 241 Educational Psychology
  • ED 329 Philosophy of Education: An Introduction
  • ED 350 Special Learners in the Mainstream Classroom
  • Diversity course from educational studies minor menu
  • Cognate course from educational studies minor menu

Graduate Course taken by undergraduates (3 credits)

  • MD 400 Introduction to Educational Technology

Graduate Courses (30 credits)

  • ED 455 The Literate Learner: Using Critical and Strategic Literacy in the Content Areas, Grades 5-12
  • ED 464 Mathematics MethodsED 499 Introduction to Educational Research or ED 552 Participatory Research
  • ED 530 Assessment & Differentiated Instruction
  • ED 581 Directed Observation and Supervised Student Teaching (6 credits)
  • ED 591 Mathematics Seminar
  • Two graduate-level mathematics courses (in Statistics and Geometry, if not already taken) from the Mathematics Master's Program and the following:
  • ED 599 Professional Writing Seminar: Product of Learning (3 credits)

SCIENCE EDUCATION TRACK
(51 Credits: 21 undergraduate, 30 graduate)

Undergraduate Courses (18 credits)

  • ED 200 Explorations in Education: Introduction to Teaching, Learning and Schooling
  • ED 241 Educational Psychology
  • ED 329 Philosophy of Education: An Introduction
  • ED 350 Special Learners in the Mainstream Classroom
  • Diversity course from educational studies minor menu
  • Cognate course from educational studies minor menu

Graduate Course taken by undergraduates (3 credits)

  • MD 400 Introduction to Educational Technology

Graduate Courses (30 credits)

  • ED 455 The Literate Learner: Using Critical and Strategic Literacy in the Content Areas, Grades 5-12
  • ED 462 Science Methods
  • ED 530 Assessment & Differentiated Instruction
  • ED 572 Guided Research in Science
  • ED 573 Independent Study in Science
  • ED 581 Directed Observation and Supervised Student Teaching (6 credits)
  • ED 592 Science Seminar
  • ED 499 Introduction to Educational Research or ED 552 Participatory Research
  • ED 511 Educating for Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement: A Capstone Seminar

SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION TRACK
(51 Credits: 21 undergraduate, 30 graduate)

Undergraduate Courses (18 credits)

  • ED 200 Explorations in Education: Introduction to Teaching, Learning And Schooling.
  • ED 241 Educational Psychology
  • ED 329 Philosophy of Education: An Introduction
  • ED 350 Special Learners in the Mainstream Classroom
  • Diversity course from educational studies minor menu
  • Cognate course from educational studies minor menu

Graduate Course taken by undergraduates (3 credits)

  • MD 400 Introduction to Educational Technology

Graduate Courses (30 credits)

  • ED 455 The Literate Learner: Using Critical and Strategic Literacy in the Content Areas, Grades 5-12
  • ED 465 Social Studies/History Methods
  • ED 515 Teaching Economic and Physical Geography
  • ED 530 Assessment & Differentiated Instruction
  • MD 400 Introduction to Educational Technology
  • One history or social studies elective from the American Studies offerings, with advisor approval
  • ED 581 Directed Observation and Supervised Student Teaching (6 credits)
  • ED 594 Social Studies Seminar
  • ED 499 Introduction to Educational Research or ED 552 Participatory Research
  • ED 511 Educating for Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement: A Capstone Seminar

For the history and social studies endorsement, candidates must earn a major awarded by an approved institution in history, or a major in political science; economics; geography; anthropology or sociology, including at least 18 semester hours of credit in history, or an interdisciplinary major consisting of 39 semester hours of credit in subjects covered by the endorsement, each of which shall include 18 semester hours of credit in history including United States history, western civilization or European history and nonwestern history, provided that for the interdisciplinary major, study shall include a minimum of one course in each of the following areas: political science; economics; geography; sociology or anthropology or psychology.

WORLD LANGUAGE EDUCATION TRACK
(51 Credits: 21 undergraduate, 30 graduate)

Undergraduate Courses (18 credits)

  • ED 200 Explorations in Education: Introduction to Teaching, Learning And Schooling
  • ED 241 Educational Psychology
  • ED 329 Philosophy of Education: An Introduction
  • ED 350 Special Learners in the Mainstream Classroom
  • Diversity course from educational studies minor menu
  • Cognate course from educational studies minor menu

Graduate Course taken by undergraduates (3 credits)

  • SL 467 Language Acquisition

Graduate Courses (30 credits)

  • ED 455 The Literate Learner: Using Critical and Strategic Literacy in the Content Areas, Grades 5-12
  • ED 463 World Language Methods
  • ED 530 Assessment & Differentiated Instruction
  • ED 581 Directed Observation and Supervised Student Teaching (6 credits)
  • ED 593 World Language Seminar
  • ED 499 Introduction to Educational Research or ED 552 Participatory Research
  • MD 400 Introduction to Educational Technology
  • SL 439 Methods of Foreign Language Teaching for Elementary School
  • ED 511 Educating for Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement: A Capstone Seminar

Additional 400-level and graduate teacher education course listings are available in the GSEAP website. If a student has completed all requirements for an undergraduate degree, while an undergraduate, on a space available basis, the student with the permission of the chair of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation may complete up to two graduate courses for graduate credit.