ACADEMIC MAP
Elementary Education with Special Education Emphasis

Semester 1

COURSE CR COMMENTS
COLL 101 : ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
COMM 111 : ~FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 100 : INTRO TO TEACHER EDUCATION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 200 : INTRO TO EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
HIST 152 : ~US HIST THROUGH CIVIL WAR 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ENGL 101 : COMPOSITION 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MATH 126 : MATH 126 College Algebra (ACT 23, SAT 560, Accuplacer 270, or MATH 119) 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 19

Semester 2

COURSE CR COMMENTS
EDUC 201 : UNDERSTANDING READERS AND TEXTS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ENGL 102 : ~COMPOSITION 2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
HIST 153 : ~US HIST FROM RECONSTRUCTION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MATH 121 : ~INTRO TO MATHEMATICS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
PSYC 241 : INTRO TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 108 : EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 18

Semester 3

COURSE CR COMMENTS
EDUC 300 : THEORIES OF LEARNING 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MATH 211 : STATISTICS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: ART 101, THEA 101, OR MUSI 170 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
SPED 210 : LINKING POLICY AND PRACTICES 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
PSCI 101 : FUND OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
PSCI 101L : FUND OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE LAB 0 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 16

Semester 4

COURSE CR COMMENTS
GEOG 102 : WORLD GEOGRAPHY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
BIOL 101 : ~GENERAL BIOLOGY 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
BIOL 103 : ~GENERAL BIOLOGY 1 LAB 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 310 : DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 310 : DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 304 : INSTRUC STRATEGIES IN MATH 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 16

Semester 5

COURSE CR COMMENTS
EDUC 305 : INSTRUC STRATEGIES IN SCIENCE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 320 : EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 303 : Teaching Reading Grades 3-6 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 308 : Math Strategies 4-6 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
SPED 312 : INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: 1 COURSE CHOSEN FROM ENGL 131, 132, 221, 222, 241, 242, 261, 262 OR 285 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 18

Semester 6

COURSE CR COMMENTS
SPED 422 : COLLABORATION IN THE SCHOOL SETTING 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 322 : INTEGRATING ARTS & MOVEMENT IN K6 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 330L : CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 412L : DIAGNOST PRESCRIPTIVE READ LAB 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 330 : CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 412 : DIAGNOSTIC PRESCRIPTIVE READ 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 314 : INSTRUC STRATEGIES IN SOC STDS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 17

Semester 7

COURSE CR COMMENTS
EDUC 401 : ORGANIZING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 414 : RESIDENCY I 9 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 12

Semester 8

COURSE CR COMMENTS
EDUC 415 : RESIDENCY II 11 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 410 : RESIDENCY II SEMINAR 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 14

The Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education with Special Education Emphasis prepares student for teaching in the elementary classroom in grades kindergarten to sixth grade.  Completion of the program of study provides eligibilty to apply for certification in the state of West Virginia.

MILESTONE COURSE:

FIELD/CLINICAL COURSE:

FIELD EXPERIENCE AND/OR CLINICAL COURSES

These courses have a component that requires placement in a school and a background check.

CAREER PLANNING:

CAPSTONE COURSE:

ELECTIVES:

CONCURRENT COURSES:


ADMISSION TO PROGRAM

These courses require full admission to the education program.


CERTIFICATION:


APPLICATIONS TO PROGRAM AND RESIDENCY DUE MARCH 1 AND OCTOBER 1

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A grade of "C" or better required in each course in the program of study.

 

ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM

  • Completion of 45 hours
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 *
    (*Conditional with special requirments)
  • No grade below a C
  • Passage of CORE Praxis I Test
  • 50 hours of Service Learning
  • Completions of ENGL 101, 102, COMM 111, PSYC 241, and MATH 121 OR HIGHER
  • Completion of ECUS 100, 200, 201, and 300
  • Dispositional Assessment

PRACTICUM and SEMINAR

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER:

The Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education with Special Education Emphasis prepares student for teaching in the elementary classroom in grades kindergarten to sixth grade.  Completion of the program of study provides eligibilty to apply for certification in the state of West Virginia.

MILESTONE COURSE:

FIELD/CLINICAL COURSE:

CAREER PLANNING:

CAPSTONE COURSE:

ELECTIVES: none

CONCURRENT COURSES:


ADMISSION TO PROGRAM


CERTIFICATION:


EDUC 201
EDUC 201 must be taken before EDUC 301,EDUC 301 must be taken before EDUC 303,EDUC 303 must be taken before EDUC 412.


CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
A criminal background investigation is required for the student teaching/residency permit and initial license.


Residency Co-Requisites
Education 401 must be taken during Residency I.
Education 410 must be taken during Residency II.


Admission to Residency

  • Completion of all coursework
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 *
    (*Conditional with special requirments)
  • 25 hours of professional development
  • Completion of Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Course
  • Completion of CAEP Family Engagement Module
  • Complete of Ethics Module, Safe Schools
  • Dispositional Assessment
  • Passing scores on all PRAXIS exams
  • Issuance of Student Teaching / Residency Permit

PRACTICUM and SEMINAR

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER:

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
130
 
Foundational Learning Courses (FLCs):

To ensure breadth and depth as students meet these broad education goals, the curriculum focuses on six academic “strands.”

Aesthetics,
Creativity, and
Appreciation
Human
Communication
and Interaction 
People and
Their Worlds
 Quantitative
Reasoning 
Scientific InquiryWriting and
Rhetoric

 ART-101

 ART-111

 ENGL-131

 ENGL-132

 ENGL-221

 ENGL-222

 ENGL-241

 ENGL-242

 ENGL-257

 ENGL-261

 ENGL-262

 ENGL-285

 MUSI-170

 THEA-101

 COMM-105

 COMM-111

 COMM-112

 COMM-202

 ECON-201

 ECON-202

 GEOG-102

 HIST-101

 HIST-102

 HIST-152

 HIST-153

 HIST-250

 PHIL-111

 PHIL-150

 PHIL-231

 POLS-101

 POLS-102

 PSYC-101
 
 PSYC-241

 SOC-101

 SOC-107

 SOC-221

 MATH-120

 MATH-125

 MATH-126

 MATH-211

 ASTR-106
 BIOL-101

 BIOL-102

 BIOL-103

 BIOL-104

 BIOL-107

 BIOL-108

 BIOL-109

 BIOL-115

 BIOL-117

 BIOL-171

 CHEM-111

 CHEM-115

 CHEM-116

 GEOL-101

 GEOL-102

 GEOL-103

 GEOL-104

 GEOL-105

 PSCI-101

 PSCI-111

 PSCI-112

 PHYS-101

 PHYS-102
 
PHYS-111

 ENGL-101

 ENGL-102

 ENGL-107

 



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