The primary goal of the Bachelor’s degree program in Education is to provide foundations preparation for a variety of roles as an educational service provider. Students will explore the major tenets of both domestic and international education systems. Survey of the historical, social, and philosophical implications of educational practices will provide a substantive foundation for students who wish to fill instructional roles. Coursework also provides a strong basis in content areas taught in K-12 schools. It further provides appropriate qualifications for additional academic work. Our degree emphasizes development of analytical skills, acquisition of knowledge, and proficiency in technical and professional skills. This program does not include state teacher licensure programming requirements or the associated testing for teachers in the United States.

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree requires completion of forty (40) courses for 120 credits. The same course may not be used to fulfill multiple requirements in general education or major areas of this degree program.


  • Evaluate historical, social, and philosophical tenets of primary and secondary education in regions around the world.
  • Analyze the relationship between primary, secondary, and post-secondary education systems around the world.
  • Describe major theories and research on educational practices in regions around the world.
  • Analyze proven and innovative instructional practices found to be effective in primary and secondary school settings.
  • Describe effective classroom behavior management practices in primary and secondary school settings.
  • Identify sound educational practices and protections for students with special needs.
  • Discuss major topics related to educating diverse learners.
  • Describe measurement of learning outcomes and relevance to effective educational practice.
  • Reflect on one’s own teaching practices and attitudes toward education.
  • Describe professional communities of practice and implications for ongoing improvement of teaching practice.

General Education Requirements

The general education component is designed to emphasize cognitive development and is “general” in the following ways:

  • It is part of an ongoing desire of the institution to enhance critical thinking, research, and writing across the curriculum;
  • It is a part of every student’s course of study, regardless of his/her area of emphasis; and
  • It is intended to impart common knowledge, intellectual concepts, and attitudes that provide a foundation upon which students can build a rewarding educational experience.

Through NCU’s general education courses, students will acquire the breadth of knowledge characteristic of a liberal arts education.

Bachelor of science IN EDUCATION

Course Course Name Prerequisites Credits
CM101 Principles of Communication None 3
CM110 Developing Critical Thinking Skills None 3
CM220 Presentation Skills None 3
CM258 Conflict Management CM101 3
CM285 Diversity and Inclusion None 3
CM457 Intercultural Communication CM101 3
CS110 Introduction to Computers None 3
ED121* Child Development None 3
ED132* Learning Theory and Educational Psychology ED121 3
ED153* Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction ED121 3
ED154* Classroom and Behavior Management ED121 3
ED161* Legal and Ethical Issues in Education ED154 3
ED261* Measurement and Assessment of Learning ED154 3
ED272* Educating Exceptional Students ED154 3
ED273* Building Inclusive Teaching & Learning Environments ED154 3
ED274* Multicultural Education for Diverse Communities ED154 3
ED285* Foundations of Literacy ED153 3
ED381* Foundations of Numeracy ED261 3
ED382* Identification and Remediation for Reading and Math Support ED381 3
ED383* Advanced Literature: Children’s Literature & Content Area Reading ED285 3
ED394* Foundations of Information Literacy & Educational Technology ED383 3
ED395* Methods for Teaching Science and Social Sciences ED153 3
ED491* Methods for Teaching Fine Arts, Health and PE ED153 3
ED492* Data-Based Decision Making ED261 3
ED493* International Education Systems ED274 3
ED494* Community Support Systems & Service Learning ED493 3
ED495* Portfolios, Professional Development & Communities of Practice End of Program 3
EN111 Composition I None 3
EN112 Composition II EN111 3
EN221 American Literature I EN112 3
GS150 General Biology None 3
GS210 Earth Science None 3
HI171 World Civilization I None 3
HI172 World Civilization II HI171 3
MA125 College Algebra None 3
PF101 Academic Strategies None 3
PF499 Career Strategies End of Program 3
PY141 General Psychology None 3
SO241 General Sociology None 3
ST235 Elementary Statistics MA125 3
Total Credits Required 120

An asterisk (*) reflects a course in the degree major.