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 Supporting Science and Health-based Inquiry and Action by Elementary Students
ED 499 Introduction to Educational 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 459 Developmental Reading in the Secondary School

ED 350 Special Learners in the Mainstream Classroom
EN/W 311 Advanced Composition for Teachers
EN/W 317 Teaching and Learning Grammar

Diversity course from educational studies minor menu

Graduate Courses (30 credits)

ED 441 Teaching & Learning Within Multicultural Contexts of Education

ED 530 Assessment & Differentiated Instruction
ED 581 Directed Observation and Supervised Student Teaching (6 credits)
ED 589 English Seminar
ED 499 Introduction to Educational Research
EN 405 Literature for Young Adults
ED 466 English Methods
MD 400  Introduction to Educational Technology

and one of the following:
ED 599 Professional Writing Seminar: Product of Learning (3 credits)
OR
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 413 Technology Methods for Middle School

Graduate Courses (30 credits)
ED 455 The Literate Learner: Using Critical and Strategic Literacy in the Content Areas, Grades 5-12
ED 464 Mathematics Methods
ED 530 Assessment & Differentiated Instruction
ED 581 Directed Observation and Supervised Student Teaching (6 credits)
ED 591 Mathematics Seminar
ED 499 Introduction to Educational Research
MD 400  Introduction to Educational Technology 

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
and one of the following:
ED 599 Professional Writing Seminar: Product of Learning (3 credits)
OR
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 510 Teaching Cultural and Political Geography
OR
ED 515 Teaching Economic and Physical Geography
ED 530 Assessment & Differentiated Instruction
MD 400  Introduction to Educational Technology 

One additional course from menu of approved Graduate level social studies courses

ED 581 Directed Observation and Supervised Student Teaching (6 credits)
ED 594 Social Studies Seminar
ED 499 Introduction to Educational Research

and one of the following:
ED 599 Professional Writing Seminar: Product of Learning (3 credits)
OR
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

MD 400  Introduction to Educational Technology

SL 439 Methods of Foreign Language Teaching for Elementary School

and one of the following:
ED 599 Professional Writing Seminar: Product of Learning (3 credits)
OR
ED 511 Educating for Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement: A Capstone Seminar

Certification in K-12 Music Education

Candidates seeking K-12 music certification should confer with both Dr. Laura Nash for further information about the required ED and MU courses for certification. They include, but are not limited to:

MU 363 Music Technology for Music Educators
MU 360 Elementary General Music Methods
MU 361 Choral Conducting Methods, and
MU 362 Secondary Instrumental Methods.

Music candidates must also complete an Instrumental Practicum. 

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.