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.

Program Prerequisites

High school graduation or equivalent will qualify a student to enter this program.

Program Objectives

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
1 FN101 Academic Strategies 3
CS110 Introduction to Computers 3
PF102 Professionalism 3
MA125 College Algebra 3
2 CM220 Presentation Skills 3
EN111 Composition I 3
ED121 Child Development 3
GS150 General Biology 3
3 PY141 General Psychology 3
HI171 Western Civilization I 3
ED132 Learning Theory and Educational Psychology 3
EN112 Composition II 3
4 PF280 Diversity and Inclusion 3
HI172 Western Civilization II 3
GS210 Earth Science 3
ST253 Elementary Statistics 3
5 SO241 General Sociology 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
CM457 Intercultural Communication 3
7 ED272 Educating Exceptional Students 3
ED273 Building Inclusive Teaching & Learning Environments 3
CM458 Conflict Management 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
PF499 Career Strategies 3
Total Credits Required for Bachelor’s Degree 120