Required Education Courses

The following courses are incorporated into the degree requirements in order to prepare you for elementary or early childhood certification. Special education certification may be combined with either early childhood certification or elementary certification. Students must receive a satisfactory score on the Praxis examinations to be eligible for teacher certification.


Course Number Course Name Credits
EDU 290 Multicultural Education 3
EDU 301 Social Foundations of Education 3
EDU 302 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 310 Orientation to Teaching 3
EDU 331 Creative Thought and Expression 3
EDU 338 Children’s Literature 3
EDU 341* Survey of Curriculum Standards 3
EDU 346 Student Teaching/Seminar: Elementary 6
EDU 347 Reading and Writing Connections 3
EDU 361** Early Childhood I 3
EDU 362** Early Childhood II 3
EDU 381 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDU 382 Role of Special Education Teacher 3
EDU 383*** Strategies for Special Education 3
EDU 384 Adapting Instruction 3
EDU 393 Assessment: Theory and Practice 3

*elementary certification **early childhood certification ***special education

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