Education-Liberal Studies (B.S. Degree)
This degree is for an individual who:
- is interested in a broad liberal arts education
- may have started a teacher education program but discovers an incompatibility with the expectations of the teaching profession
- has needs in parenting and family relationships
- has interest in church or business responsibilities and desires to combine these areas with education, or
- may not have a clear vocational goal
- is not seeking a standard teaching certificate
Program Course Requirements
- Complete 24 credits selected from the following courses:
ED 2111 *Introduction to Education ED 2173 / PSY 2173 *Psychology of Children / Youth ED or PSY A guidance and / or counseling course ED 2162 *Foundations of Education ED 3122 Learning and Evaluation ED 3222 Child Development ED 4142 Survey of Exceptional Child ED 3562 Health, Safety, Nutrition, and PE ED 4534 Middle School Curriculum and Design ED 4522 Characteristics of Early Adolescents ED 4553 *Child and Social Systems ED 3512 Social Studies in Elementary School ED 3692 Motor Skill Development / Creative Arts ED 3422 Primary Literature / Language Arts ED 3464 Elementary Literature / Language Arts ED 3633 Child Guidance: Theory and Practice *Educational Technology PSY 3133 Human Development ED 3432 Music / Art ED 3442 Primary Math / Science ED 3452 / ED 3453 Intermediate Math / Science ED 4483 / ED 4484 Cognitive Development ED 3323 Developmental Reading / Practicum
* Required courses.
- Complete a total of 36 credits (no more than six credits may be counted in the General Education requirement) in three of the following areas. At least 15 credits must be completed in one area with no less than six credits in each of the three:
- Language arts / humanities (speech communication, English)
- Fine arts (art and music)
- Social and behavioral sciences (sociology, psychology)
- Science and mathematics
- Philosophy, religion, Christian education
- Physical education (athletic coaching, health, kinesiology)
- Complete electives to make a minimum of 124 credits.
- Complete 40 upper division credits.
Note: the student must submit a supplementary statement of non-teacher certification and the intention of pursuing a career outside of public school teaching.