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Education Major & Minor Requirements

Requirements for Majors and Minors

Type of degrees awarded: The Education Department offers teaching licensure programs (B.A. or B.S.) for Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, and Special Education: General Curriculum. Add-on licensure programs in Reading and Academically and Intellectually Gifted are also offered.

Requirements for the minor in Education : EDU 200, EDU 251, EDU 331, EDU 361, EDU 260, SPE 255, and PXS 311.

Writing-enrichment courses: EDU 251 and SPE 255

Computer intensive course: EDU 350

 


 

Education Major Requirements

 


 

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION K-6 (Coordinator: )

In order to satisfy the NCDPI standards for Elementary Education and the general education/core requirements, Elementary Education majors must complete the following general education, major, and professional licensure courses:

BA Degree General Education/Core: IDS 110; CSC 100; ENG 101, 102; OCL 151; Foreign Language through the 202 level; ENG 211, 212, 231 or 232; ENG 221 or 222; 6 s.h. REL; PHI 211, 212, or 411; ART 151 or MUS 151 or THE 162; MAT 105 or higher; MAT 106; BIO 153 or SCI 142; SCI 141 and 143; HIS 103 and 104; GEO 252; PSC 151; WEL 101 and 201 or 235, or WEL 218.

BS Degree General Education/Core: IDS 110; CSC 100; ENG 101, 102; OCL 151; 6 s.h. REL; ENG 211, 212, 231 or 232; ENG 221 or 222; ART 151 or MUS 151 or THE 162; MAT 105 or higher; MAT 106; BIO 153 or SCI 142; SCI 141 and 143; HIS 103 and 104; GEO 252; PSC 151; WEL 101 and 201 or 235, or WEL 218.

Elementary Education Major: EDU 361; HIS 201 or 202, 362; PXS 311; EDU 246, 260, 317, 331, 341.

Professional Licensure Requirements: SPE 255; EDU 142, 200, 240, 242, 251, 330, 342, 402, 403, 404, 407, 419, 421.

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MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATION 6-9 (Coordinator: )

Candidates seeking Middle Grades licensure must choose TWO concentrations from: Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts. In order to satisfy the NCDPI standards for Middle Grades Education and the general education/core requirements, Middle Grades Education majors must complete the concentration-specific general education, major, and professional licensure courses:

BA Degree Mathematics and Science Concentrations:

General Education/Core: IDS 110; CSC 100; ENG 101 and 102; OCL 151; Foreign Language through the 200 level; 6 s.h. REL; 3 s.h. ENG LIT; PHI 211, 212, or 411; ART 151 or MUS 151 or THE 162 or 163; MAT 113; BIO 153; SCI 143; HIS 103 and 104; 6 s.h. ECO 261 or 262, GEO 252, PSC 151, PSY 101, SOC 151 or 256; WEL 101 and 201 or 235, or WEL 218.

Major Requirements: MAT 114, 220, 231, 232, 250, 315, and one from the following: MAT 305, 309, 312, or 320; BIO 253, 254 and one of the following: BIO 301, 306, 312, 317, or 321; GGY 153 and 301.

Professional Licensure Requirements: SPE 255; EDU 142, 200, 240, 242, 251, 330, 342, 407, 419, 420, 421, and 447.

BA Degree Mathematics and Social Studies Concentrations:

General Education/Core: IDS 110; CSC 100; ENG 101 and 102; OCL 151; Foreign Language through the 200 level; 6 s.h. REL; 3 s.h. ENG LIT; PHI 211, 212, or 411; ART 151 or MUS 151 or THE 162 or 163; MAT 113; SCI 142 and 143; HIS 103 and 104; GEO 252; 3 ECO 261; WEL 101 and 201 or 235, or WEL 218.

Major Requirements: MAT 114, 220, 231, 232, 250, 315, and one from the following: MAT 305, 309, 312, or 320; HIS 201, 202, 362, 370, and one additional 300/400 level HIS course.

Professional Licensure Requirements: SPE 255; EDU 142, 200, 240, 242, 251, 330, 342, 407, 419, 420, 421, and 447.

BA Degree Mathematics and Language Arts Concentrations:

General Education/Core: IDS 110; CSC 100; ENG 101 and 102; OCL 151; Foreign Language through the 200 level; 6 s.h. REL; 6 s.h. ENG LIT; PHI 211, 212, or 411; ART 151 or MUS 151 or THE 162 or 163; MAT 113; SCI 142 and 143; HIS 103 and 104; 6 s.h. ECO 261 or 262, GEO 252, PSC 151, PSY 101, SOC 151 or 256; WEL 101 and 201 or 235, or WEL 218.

Major Requirements: MAT 114, 220, 231, 232, 250, 315, and one from the following: MAT 305, 309, 312, or 320; ENG LIT; ENG 322, 323, 362, and one of the following: ENG 342, 350, 371, 374, 391, 394, 404, 405, 407, 409, 411, 412, or 414.

Professional Licensure Requirements: SPE 255; EDU 142, 200, 240, 242, 251, 330, 342, 407, 419, 420, 421, and 447.

BA Degree Science and Social Studies Concentrations:

General Education/Core: IDS 110; CSC 100; ENG 101 and 102; OCL 151; Foreign Language through the 200 level; 6 s.h. REL; 3 s.h. ENG LIT; PHI 211, 212, or 411; ART 151 or MUS 151 or THE 162 or 163; MAT 105 or higher; BIO 153; SCI 143; HIS 103 and 104; GEO 252; ECO 261; WEL 101 and 201 or 235, or WEL 218.

Major Requirements: BIO 253, 254, and one from BIO 301, 306, 312, 317, or 321; GGY 153 and 301; HIS 201, 202, 362, 370, and one additional HIS at the 300/400 level.

Professional Licensure Requirements: SPE 255; EDU 142, 200, 240, 242, 251, 330, 342, 407, 419, 420, 421, and 447.

BA Degree Social Studies and Language Arts Concentrations:

General Education/Core: IDS 110; CSC 100; ENG 101 and 102; OCL 151; Foreign Language through the 200 level; 6 s.h. REL; 3 s.h. ENG LIT; PHI 211, 212, or 411; ART 151 or MUS 151 or THE 162 or 163; MAT 105 or higher; SCI 142 and 143; HIS 103 and 104; GEO 252; ECO 261; WEL 101 and 201 or 235, or WEL 218.

Major Requirements: HIS 201, 202, 362, 370, and one additional HIS at the 300/400 level; ENG LIT; ENG 322, 323, 362, and one of the following: ENG 342, 350, 371, 374, 391, 394, 404, 405, 407, 409, 411, 412, or 414.

Professional Licensure Requirements: SPE 255; EDU 142, 200, 240, 242, 251, 330, 342, 407, 419, 420, 421, and 447.

BA Degree Science and Language Arts Concentrations:

General Education/Core: IDS 110; CSC 100; ENG 101 and 102; OCL 151; Foreign Language through the 200 level; 6 s.h. REL; 3 s.h. ENG LIT; PHI 211, 212, or 411; ART 151 or MUS 151 or THE 162 or 163; MAT 105 or higher; BIO 153; SCI 143; HIS 103 and 104; 6 s.h ECO 261 or 262, GEO 252, PSC 151, PSY 101, SOC 151 or 256; WEL 101 and 201 or 235, or WEL 218.

Major Requirements: BIO 253, 254, and one from BIO 301, 306, 312, 317, or 321; GGY 153 and 301; ENG LIT; ENG 322, 323, 362, and one of the following: ENG 342, 350, 371, 374, 391, 394, 404, 405, 407, 409, 411, 412, or 414.

Professional Licensure Requirements: SPE 255; EDU 142, 200, 240, 242, 251, 330, 342, 407, 419, 420, 421, and 447.

BS Degree Mathematics and Science Concentrations:

General Education/Core: IDS 110; CSC 100; ENG 101 and 102; OCL 151; 6 s.h. REL; two ENG LIT/PHI courses or two units of Foreign Language; ART 151 or MUS 151 or THE 162 or 163; MAT 113 and 114; BIO 153; GGY 153; SCI 143; HIS 103 and 104; 3 s.h. ECO 261 or 262, GEO 252, PSC 151, PSY 101, SOC 151 or 256; WEL 101 and 201 or 235, or WEL 218.

Major Requirements: MAT 220, 231, 232, 250, 315, and one from the following: MAT 305, 309, 312, or 320; BIO 253, 254 and one of the following: BIO 301, 306, 312, 317, or 321; GGY 301.

Professional Licensure Requirements: SPE 255; EDU 142, 200, 240, 242, 251, 330, 342, 407, 419, 420, 421, and 447.

BS Degree Mathematics and Social Studies Concentrations:

General Education/Core: IDS 110; CSC 100; ENG 101 and 102; OCL 151; 6 s.h. REL; two ENG LIT/PHI courses or two units of Foreign Language; ART 151 or MUS 151 or THE 162 or 163; MAT 113 and 114; SCI 141, 142, and 143; HIS 103 and 104; GEO 252; WEL 101 and 201 or 235, or WEL 218.

Major Requirements: MAT 220, 231, 232, 250, 315, and one from the following: MAT 305, 309, 312, or 320; ECO 261; HIS 201, 202, 362, 370, and one additional 300/400 level HIS course.

Professional Licensure Requirements: SPE 255; EDU 142, 200, 240, 242, 251, 330, 342, 407, 419, 420, 421, and 447.

BS Degree Mathematics and Language Arts Concentrations:

General Education/Core: IDS 110; CSC 100; ENG 101 and 102; OCL 151; 6 s.h. REL; two ENG LIT courses; ART 151 or MUS 151 or THE 162 or 163; MAT 113 and 114; SCI 141, 142 and 143; HIS 103 and 104; 3 s.h. ECO 261 or 262, GEO 252, PSC 151, PSY 101, SOC 151 or 256; WEL 101 and 201 or 235, or WEL 218.

Major Requirements: MAT 220, 231, 232, 250, 315, and one from the following: MAT 305, 309, 312, or 320; ENG 322, 323, 362, and one of the following: ENG 342, 350, 371, 374, 391, 394, 404, 405, 407, 409, 411, 412, or 414.

Professional Licensure Requirements: SPE 255; EDU 142, 200, 240, 242, 251, 330, 342, 407, 419, 420, 421, and 447.

BS Degree Science and Social Studies Concentrations:

General Education/Core: IDS 110; CSC 100; ENG 101 and 102; OCL 151; 6 s.h. REL; two ENG LIT/PHI courses or two units of Foreign Language; ART 151 or MUS 151 or THE 162 or 163; MAT 105 or higher and MAT 110 or higher; BIO 153; GGY 153; SCI 143; HIS 103 and 104; GEO 252; WEL 101 and 201 or 235, or WEL 218.

Major Requirements: BIO 253, 254, and one from BIO 301, 306, 312, 317, or 321; GGY 301; ECO 261; HIS 201, 202, 362, 370, and one additional HIS at the 300/400 level.

Professional Licensure Requirements: SPE 255; EDU 142, 200, 240, 242, 251, 330, 342, 407, 419, 420, 421, and 447.

BS Degree Social Studies and Language Arts Concentrations:

General Education/Core: IDS 110; CSC 100; ENG 101 and 102; OCL 151; 6 s.h. REL; 6 s.h. ENG LIT; ART 151 or MUS 151 or THE 162 or 163; MAT 105 or higher and MAT 110 or higher; SCI 141, 142 and 143; HIS 103 and 104; GEO 252; WEL 101 and 201 or 235, or WEL 218.

Major Requirements: ECO 261; HIS 201, 202, 362, 370, and one additional HIS at the 300/400 level; ENG 322, 323, 362, and one of the following: ENG 342, 350, 371, 374, 391, 394, 404, 405, 407, 409, 411, 412, or 414.

Professional Licensure Requirements: SPE 255; EDU 142, 200, 240, 242, 251, 330, 342, 407, 419, 420, 421, and 447.

BS Degree Science and Language Arts Concentrations:

General Education/Core: IDS 110; CSC 100; ENG 101 and 102; OCL 151; 6 s.h. REL; 6 s.h. ENG LIT; ART 151 or MUS 151 or THE 162 or 163; MAT 105 or higher and MAT 110 or higher; BIO 153; GGY 153; SCI 143; HIS 103 and 104; 3 s.h ECO 261 or 262, GEO 252, PSC 151, PSY 101, SOC 151 or 256; WEL 101 and 201 or 235, or WEL 218.

Major Requirements: BIO 253, 254, and one from BIO 301, 306, 312, 317, or 321; GGY 301; ENG 322, 323, 362, and one of the following: ENG 342, 350, 371, 374, 391, 394, 404, 405, 407, 409, 411, 412, or 414.

Professional Licensure Requirements: SPE 255; EDU 142, 200, 240, 242, 251, 330, 342, 407, 419, 420, 421, and 447.

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SPECIAL EDUCATION: GENERAL CURRICULUM K-12 (Coordinator: )

BA Degree

General education/core: IDS 110; CSC 100; ENG 101, 102; OCL 151; Foreign Language through the 200 level; 3 s.h. LIT; 6 s.h. REL; PHI 211, 212, or 411; ART 151 or MUS 151 or THE 162 or 163; MAT 105 or higher and MAT 106; BIO 153 or SCI 142; SCI 143; HIS 103 and 104; 6 s.h. GEO 252, PSC 151, SOC 151 or 256; WEL 101 and 201 or 235, or WEL 218.

BS Degree

General education/core: IDS 110; CSC 100; ENG 101, 102; OCL 151; 6 s.h. REL; two ENG LIT/PHI courses or two units of Foreign Language; ART 151 or MUS 151 or THE 162 or 163; MAT 105 or higher and MAT 106; SCI 141, Biology 153 or Science 142, 143; HIS 103 and 104; 3 s.h. GEO 252, PSC 151, SOC 151 or 256; WEL 101 and 201 or 235, or WEL 218.

Subject area (major): SPE 255, 260, 335, 345, 348, 351, 385, 419; EDU 260; 317, 331; WEL 406

Professional Licensure Requirements: EDU 142, 200, 240, 242, 251, 330, 342, 402, 403 or 420 or 447; 404, 407, 421

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ADD-ON LICENSES

With careful planning and additional courses, a teacher education candidate admitted to Teacher Education can also earn a second license. An add-on license exists in the area of Academically and Intellectually Gifted (K-12). Teachers holding a current North Carolina Continuing License or Initial License (active employment) may enroll in the program by discussing their program requirements with the appropriate Add-on License Coordinator, who will then complete an IEP. If approved, the teacher must submit a copy of their current certificate, official transcript, and agree that all courses listed on the IEP will be taken at Methodist University.

Academically or Intellectually Gifted, K-12 (Coordinator:

A student who wishes to add the academically and intellectually gifted licensure to the existing or proposed initial licensure must meet the following requirements:

  1. Prerequisites: conference with and consent of AIG Program Coordinator.
  2. Additional requirements: SPE 448, 451, 455, and 465.

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