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.
|CM101||Principles of Communication||None||3|
|CM110||Developing Critical Thinking Skills||None||3|
|CM285||Diversity and Inclusion||None||3|
|CS110||Introduction to Computers||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|
|EN221||American Literature I||EN112||3|
|HI171||World Civilization I||None||3|
|HI172||World Civilization II||HI171||3|
|PF499||Career Strategies||End of Program||3|
|Total Credits Required||120|
An asterisk (*) reflects a course in the degree major.