Educational Studies Major
The educational studies major provides students the option of completing the requirements for the bachelor of science degree in education without completing the requirements for the Pennsylvania Instructional I teaching certificate.
- A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required.
- A curriculum model will be provided for all applicants.
Students will substitute the appropriate internships in lieu of student teaching and do not take sophomore or junior field experience courses.
Requirements for the Educational Studies Program
(all courses 3 credits unless noted)
- BIO 121 - Life Science and Health for Elementary Teachers (3.5 credits)
- EDU 171 - Reading and Language Arts I
- EDU 172 - Reading and Language Arts II
- EDU 289 - Movement for Children (1 credit)
- EDU 304 - Foundations of Education
- EDU 308 - Classroom Management
- EDU 320 - Middle-Level (4-8) Methods
- EDU 380 - Theories and Activities I
- EDU 381 - Theories and Activities II
- EDU 406 - Family, School, and Community
- ELE 281 - Teaching Social Studies and Social Justice
- ELE 381 - Curriculum Methods in Science & Health (Transfer Students Only) (0-3 credits)
- ELE 386 - Teaching Methods for Elementary Science and Health I (1.5 credits)
- ELE 387 - Teaching Methods for Elementary Science and Health II (1.5 credits)
- PHY 120 - Physical Science for Elementary Teachers (3.5 credits)
- SPE 110 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Learning Theory
- SPE 302 - Assessment I
- SPE 320 - Instructional Strategies for Learners with Diverse Needs
- SPE 406 - Assessment II & Professionalism
- EDU 488/489 - Internship (6-12 credits)
- Electives from any department (11–31 credits)
Total credits for major: 55- 62 credits
- Education majors are required to complete ELE 386 and PHY 120 concurrently, and ELE 387 and BIO 121 concurrently as their core requirements.
- Education students should read the Field Experience Handbook to determine specific core requirements.