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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION - 128 hours required for graduation
GENERAL EDUCATION—49 Hours
 
ENGL 101, 102 and 150..............................................................
12 hours
ENGL 201 or COMM 100............................................................
3 hours
EDUC 200 for G ED 100.............................................................
3 hours
EDUC 227 for G ED 200.............................................................
3 hours
EDUC 319 or 321 for G ED Int’l. Persp. .....................................
3 hours
MATH 120, 104 or 111................................................................
3 hours
G ED Fine Arts............................................................................
3 hours
BIOL 101 or 108..........................................................................
4 hours
PHYS 101, 102, 103, 106, 110, 120 or Chem 100......................
3 hours
G ED Am. Trad. (HIST 207 or 208).............................................
3 hours
G ED History of Civilizations (HIST 201 or 202)..........................
3 hours
EDUC 201 for G ED Soc. Struct..................................................
3 hours
HHP 157 or 122 (except K-6, Elementary Education Majors).....
2 hours
Freshman Experience.................................................................
1 hour

EARLY EDUCATION-Grades PreK-K
All majors in Early Education must complete the requirements for Elementary Education (Grades K-6) and take the following additional courses: EDUC 301, 341, and 342.

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION - Grades K-6
All majors in elementary education complete a block of courses and an Academic Capstone Experience designed to prepare them for a self-contained classroom settings in WV, grades K-6. Current requirements for this content specialization are contained on the Department Homepage.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - Grades 5-9
The following subject options are designed to prepare candidates to teach in middle childhood settings, grades 5-9. Current requirements for this content specialization, including the Academic Capstone Experience, are contained on the Department Homepage. Students opting for these must complete another program at either the Adolescent level (Grades 5 or 9-Adult), Elementary, (Grades K-6), or PreK-Adult.
  • ENGLISH - Grades 5-9
  • MATHEMATICS - Grades 5-9
  • SOCIAL STUDIES - Grades 5-9
ADOLESCENT EDUCATION PROGRAMS - Grades 9-Adult
Candidates opting for adolescent education will select programs which prepare them to teach in secondary school settings, grades 9-Adult. Current requirements for these content specializations, including the Academic Capstone Experience, are contained on the Department Homepage.
  • BIOLOGY - Grades 9-Adult
  • CHEMISTRY - Grades 9-Adult
MIDDLE-ADOLESCENT PROGRAMS - Grades 5-Adult
The options allow a candidate to select a single field across two levels of certification, 5-9 and 9-Adult. Candidates are prepared to teach in middle and secondary settings. Current requirements for this content specialization, including the Academic Capstone Experience, are contained on the Department Homepage. Additional teaching fields are not required for these options. 
  • BUSINESS EDUCATION - Grades 5-Adult
  • ENGLISH- Grades 5-Adult
  • GENERAL SCIENCE - Grades 5-Adult
  • JOURNALISM-Grades 5-Adult (Requires English 5-Adult)
  • MATHEMATICS - Grades 5-Adult
  • SOCIAL STUDIES - Grades 5-Adult
READING EDUCATION K-6 or 5-ADULT
These two content specializations require candidates seeking K-6 licensure in Reading to complete the licensure requirements for elementary education K-6 or for 5-Adult in Reading to complete English 5-Adult. Current requirements for these two content specializations, including the Academic Capstone Experience, are contained on the Department Homepage.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN-ADULT – (Grades PreK-Adult)
These options prepare a candidate to teach a subject specialty in school settings. They do not require additional teaching fields or specializations. Current requirements for these content specializations, including the Academic Capstone Experience, are contained on the Department Homepage.
  • ART - Grades PreK-Adult
  • FRENCH - Grades PreK-Adult
  • HEALTH EDUCATION - Grades PreK-Adult
  • MUSIC – Grades PreK-Adult
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION - Grades PreK-Adult .
  • SPANISH - Grades PreK-Adult
  • THEATER-Grades PreK-Adult
 
SPECIAL EDUCATION (Grades K-6 or 5-Adult)
In addition to the special education endorsement, candidates who seek licensure as a special education teacher must complete one of the following content specializations: Elementary Education K-6, or Biology, Chemistry, English, General Science, and Mathematics, or Social Studies 5-Adult. Candidates who complete Elementary Education will be licensed to teach all content subjects to students with special needs in grades K-6. Candidates who complete 5-Adult content endorsements may only teach their content specializations in grades 5-Adult and serve in a consultative role for all the remaining content subjects. Current requirements for these content specializations, including the Academic Capstone Experience, are contained on the Department Homepage.
  • MULTI-CATEGORICAL SPECIAL EDUCATION (BD, MI, SLD)- -Grades K-6 or 5-Adult.
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES
All candidates in teacher education will complete the professional education core: EDUC 200, 201, 202, 227, 300, 316, 319/320, 331, 426, and 480-487.
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