Feb 27, 2024  
2015-16 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-16 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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


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ECED, ELEM, SPED General Education Requirements


A minimum of 49 hours of academic work in general education is required during the freshman and sophomore years.  For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements.  Some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements.  Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work.  See General Education Requirements  for more information.

Student seeking majors in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education should take these courses from the General Education requirements to meet 4x12 requirements and prerequisites for upper division work.

Written & Oral Communication (9 hrs)


Students should take these courses to meet 4x12 certification requirements

Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 hrs)


Students should take these courses to meet 4x12 certification requirements:

Global Perspectives (6 hrs)


Studens should take these courses to meet 4x12 and state certification requirements.

  • SECOND LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT - 3 hrs

    Select from Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, New Testament Greek, Latin, American Sign Language, or Cherokee

Life Skills (6 hrs)


Students should take these courses to meet degree requirements.

Natural Sciences (8 hrs)


Students should take these courses to meet 4x12 requirements.

Quantitative Analysis (3 hrs)


Students should take one of the following courses OR a higher level math to meet 4x12 requirements.

University Studies (3 hrs)


Students should take these courses to meet degree requirements.

Electives


  • Education electives include 2 hours from the following: 
      Any BIOL 4481, any EDUC 4811 (except practicum courses), any EDUC 4812, any ELED 4811, any ELED 4812, P ED 4741 and SCI 4111

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 Educaton 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.

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.

 

Policies of the College of Education


ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: English proficiency is a graduation requirement. Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
UPPER DIVISION CREDIT: Total hours must include at least 40 hours of credit in courses number 3000 and above.
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES: A minimum of 55 semester credit hours of course work for the BS/BSED degree shall be in the liberal arts and sciences and 80 credit hours of liberal arts and sciences is required for the BA/BAED degree.  Liberal Arts and Science courses are designated by a “#” after the course title.

 

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