Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2017-18 Northeastern State University Undergraduate Catalog Program: Elementary Education Major B.S.Ed. - Major Code 3225 Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Elementary Education Major B.S.Ed. - Major Code 3225

OSRHE Program Code: 025
CIP Code: 131202

4x12 Requirements for ECED, ELED, SPED majors

Degree requirements and guidelines for teacher education programs require that students majoring early childhood, elementary, and special education successfully complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in liberal arts and sciences course work in each of the academic core areas: English, mathematics, sciences and social sciences (OSHRE policy 3.20.4A).  At NSU, many of the courses in the 4x12 requirement can also count toward the university’s General Education requirements, and students are encouraged to select courses carefully to facilitate progress through their programs.  More information about NSU’s General Education Requirements can be found here. General Education Requirements 

English (12 hrs)

Students must successfully complete 12 hours of English / communication courses with a grade of C or higher.  Courses which are also counted in General Education are noted.

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 1113 - Freshman Composition I # (General Education requirement)
ENGL 1213 - Freshman Composition II # (General Education requirement)
COMM 1113 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication # (General Education Written & Oral Comm course)
OR  COMM 2213 - Public Speaking # (General Education Written & Oral Comm course)

Additional 3 hours ENGL or COMM course

Mathematics (12 hrs)

Students must successfully complete 12 hours of mathematics with a grade of C or higher.  Courses which are also counted in General Education are noted.

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MATH 1473 - Applied Mathematics # (General Education Quantitative Analysis course)
OR  MATH 1513 - College Algebra # (General Education Quantitative Analysis course)
MATH 3413 - Geometry and Measurement #

Additional 6 hours MATH course

Science (12 hrs)

Students must successfully complete 12 hours of science with a grade of C or higher.  Courses which are also counted in General Education are noted.

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

BIOL 1114 - General Biological Science # (General Education Natural Sciences course)
OR  BIOL 1113 - General Biological Science (Lecture)# (General Education Natural Sciences course)
and  BIOL 1111 - General Biological Science Lab# (General Education Natural Sciences course)

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

SCI 1114 - General Physical Science # (General Education Natural Sciences course)
OR  SCI 1113 - General Physical Science Lecture# (General Education Natural Sciences course)
and  SCI 1111 - General Physical Science Lab# (General Education Natural Sciences course)

EARTH SCIENCES

SCI 4124 - Earth Science #

Social Sciences (12 hrs)

Students must successfully complete 12 hours of social sciences with a grade of C or higher.  Courses which are also counted in General Education are noted.

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government # (General Education requirement)
HIST 1483 - American History to 1877 # (General Education Social & Behavioral Science course)
OR  HIST 1493 - American History since 1877 # (General Education Social & Behavioral Science course)
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology # (General Education Social & Behavioral Sciences course)

Additional 3 hours in Social Sciences: ECON, GEOG, HIST, POLS, PSYC, or SOC courses.

Second Language Requirement for Teacher Education Majors

Teacher candidates must demonstrate listening and speaking skills at the novice-high level, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, for a language other than English, including American Sign Language. (OSHRE policy 3.20.4E.)  Students may use foreign language courses to also meet the Global Perspectives category (3 hrs) in General Education requirements. See General Education Requirements for more information. General Education Requirements .

Elementary Education Core - 35 hrs.

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ELED 4313 - Integrated Art Strategies for Elementary & Middle Grades
ELED 4323 - Language Arts and Writing Strategies for the Elementary & Middle Grades
ELED 4343 - Social Studies Strategies for the Elementary & Middle Grades
ELED 4363 - Science & Math Strategies in the Elementary & Middle Grades
ELED 4372 - Strategies for English Language Learners in Elementary & Middle Grades
ELED 4583 - Assessment & Progress Monitoring in the Elementary & Middle Grades
LIBM 4023 - Materials for Children (Formerly Children's Literature)
P ED 4513 - Elementary School Programs in Physical Education
READ 4013 - Content Literacy K-8
READ 4023 - Reading and Language Development of the Young Child
READ 4063 - Introduction to Reading and Writing Assessment

Elementary Education Electives:

ELED 4820 - Topics & Strategies in the Elementary & Middle Grades (3 hours)

Select one of the following options:

Certification (3227) Professional Educ Requirements - 29 hrs.

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EDUC 3313 - Clinical Teaching/Pre-Internship I
EDUC 3113 - Educational Psychology
SPED 4433 - Introduction to Education of Children with Exceptionalities
EDUC 4823 - Emerging Technologies
ELED 4563 - Management of the Elementary Classroom and Curriculum
EDUC 4032 - Pre-Internship II
EDUC 4044 - Elementary Intern Teaching
EDUC 4054 - Elementary Intern Teaching (Full Internship Program)
EDUC 4172 - Assessment and Evaluation
EDUC 4252 - Seminar

Non-Certification (3228) Professional Educ Requirements - 29 hrs.

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EDUC 3313 - Clinical Teaching/Pre-Internship I
EDUC 3113 - Educational Psychology
SPED 4433 - Introduction to Education of Children with Exceptionalities
EDUC 4823 - Emerging Technologies
ELED 4563 - Management of the Elementary Classroom and Curriculum
EDUC 4032 - Pre-Internship II

Complete 12 additional hours of electives with advisor and department chair approval.  See below for additional information concerning this option.

Totals: Certification & Non-Certification - 64 hours

Teacher Education Admission and Certification Policies

 In addition to courses in the discipline, all students completing a BA or BS degree in Education degree must meet the following requirements for certification.

  • Be accepted for admission to teacher education, pre-II internship, and full internship according to published course sequence and guidelines.
  • Demonstrate proficiency at the high novice level in a language other than English.
  • Develop a portfolio which documents their accomplishments, learning, and strengths related to the competencies, standards, and outcomes established by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.  
  • Complete all courses in the major and Professional Education Core with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Students entering NSU beginning Fall 2013 must have an overall GPA of 2.75 for admission to teacher education.
  • Once admitted to the teacher education program, all majors must continue to maintain a GPA of 2.5 (overall, in their major field of study, and professional education core) through completion with the exception that Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education majors must maintain a GPA of 2.75 (overall, in their major field of study, and professional education) through completion.
  • 4 X 12 requirement - Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Special Education programs require completion of 12 semester hours with a grade of “C” or better in the following disciplines: Communication Arts (ENGL, COMM, Literature), Math, Science, and Social Science (ECON, GEOG, HIST, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) prior to graduation.
  • All Professional Education majors must complete PSYC 1003 or PSYC 1113.  Advisors recommend those courses be completed as part of the General Education course sequence.

ECED/ELEM/SPED Non-Certification Option

Students admitted to the Teacher Education Program may apply to receive a degree in Education with the Non-Certification Option:

1. When a student realizes that teaching is no longer his/her chosen profession, but he/she wishes to complete an education degree without certification rather than changing major, OR
2. When career goals require a degree in education without teacher certification, OR
3. When circumstances prohibit loss of employment while student teaching.

Students receiving a degree in Education without Certification must:

1. Notify the Director of Clinical Education, in writing, of the desire to pursue an education degree without certification, naming one of the three reasons listed above as the basis for the request;
2. Complete the appropriate agreement form and submit it to the Director. The Director will forward the form, with his or her signature, through the appropriate Chair to the Dean and the Certification Office, where it will be placed in the student’s Clinical Education file.
3. With the exception of student teaching, successfully complete all the courses except for student teaching required for a degree;
4. Follow all policies and procedures and regulations outlined in the Teacher Education Handbook and NSU catalog related to teacher education;
5. Satisfy the full admission requirements for teacher candidacy and the criteria for progression;
6. Successfully complete all courses and field experiences, including Practicum, required for an education degree, with the exception of Student Teaching. With the approval of his/her academic advisor, select and complete twelve (12) additional semester hours of electives. These 12 semester hours of electives replace the student teaching with the approval of his/her advisor and department chair.

Final Semester: Electives- 12 hours

Non Certification Option: With approval of academic advisor, 12 hours may be substituted for the final semester of intern teaching and seminar for a candidate seeking a degree in education without certification. These 12 semester hours of electives replace the final intern teaching requirement.


A student who chooses to receive the Bachelor’s Degree in Education with the Non-Certification Option is not eligible for recommendation for certification by the College of Education until such time the student successfully completes all certification requirements through the College of Education, including the final internship. The student is not considered a program completer for the certification path for which he or she was initially pursuing.

 

Additional Degree Information - College of Education

In addition to general education and program requirements stated above, additional hours may be needed to satisfy all minimum degree requirements listed below.

  • English Proficiency: Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
  • ​A minimum of 124 hours is required. PE activity is limited to four hours. Prior learning credit (CLEP, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc) is limited to 30 hours.
  • ​A minimum of 30 hours in residence (from NSU) is required for graduation. PE activity is limited to four hours. Hours in residence exclude zero-level courses and prior learning credit such as CLEP, Advanced Placement, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc.​
  • A minimum of 40 hours of 3000/4000 level courses is required for graduation.  ​
  • A minimum of 60 hours from a 4-year school is required for graduation excluding zero level and PE activity courses.
  • At least fifty percent of the major requirements must be upper division courses (3000 and 4000 level).
  • At least 18 hours or fifty percent of the major, whichever is greater, must be satisfactorily completed at NSU.
  • The minimum number of credit hours required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences varies based on the type of degree.  B.A and B.A.Ed. degrees require at least 80 hours.  B.S. and B.S.Ed. degrees requires at least 55 hours.  Liberal Arts and Science courses are designated with a “#” after the course title.

For more information, see Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.

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