The primary program objective of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Education is to give students a well rounded knowledge of child development, teacher and learning theories, proven educational practices, methods for supporting diverse populations, and strategies for helping students with special needs. This program does not include state teacher licensure programming requirements or the associated testing for teachers in the United States. It does provide excellent preparation for post baccalaureate teacher licensure programs in the US. It does provide a strong foundation for jobs and advanced study in a variety of fields.
High school graduation or equivalent will qualify a student to enter this program.
The following objectives are to be met by students obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Education.
Upon graduation, students will:
- Evaluate historical, social, and philosophical tenets of primary and 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.
- Prepare for advanced study in the field of education and many other graduate level degrees.
Bachelor of Science in Education
|Term||Course No.||Course Name||Credits|
|CS110||Introduction to Computers||3|
|HI171||Western Civilization I||3|
|ED132||Learning Theory and Educational Psychology||3|
|4||PF280||Diversity and Inclusion||3|
|HI172||Western Civilization II||3|
|ED153||Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction||3|
|EN221||American Literature I||3|
|ED154||Classroom and Behavior Management||3|
|6||CM365||Developing Critical Thinking Skills||3|
|ED161||Legal & Ethical Issues in Education||3|
|ED261||Measurement and Assessment of Learning||3|
|7||ED272||Educating Exceptional Students||3|
|ED273||Building Inclusive Teaching & Learning Environments||3|
|ED274||Multicultural Education for Diverse Communities||3|
|8||ED285||Foundations of Literacy||3|
|ED381||Foundations of Numeracy||3|
|ED382||Identification and Remediation for Reading and Math Support||3|
|ED383||Advanced Literacy: Children’s Literature & Content Area Reading||3|
|9||ED394||Foundations of Information Literacy & Educational Technology (combined)||3|
|ED395||Methods for Teaching Science and Social Sciences||3|
|ED491||Methods for Teaching Fine Arts, Health & PE||3|
|ED492||Data-based Decision Making||3|
|10||ED493||International Educational Systems||3|
|ED494||Community Support Systems & Service Learning||3|
|ED495||Portfolios, Professional Development & Communities of Practice||3|
|Total Credits Required for Bachelor’s Degree||120|