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Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education

Purdue University North Central offers a program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education in the content areas of Mathematics, Life Science, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science. Program brochures are available through the Office of Admissions, Dean of Students office, and the Education Department. Those who wish detailed information or who have questions concerning a specific situation should make an appointment to see the academic advisor for the Education Department and should visit the Education Web site at www.pnc.edu/ed/. Questions concerning a specific content area may be directed to chairs of the respective departments.

The plans of study for these programs consist of (1) general education requirements; (2) specific content area requirements; and (3) Education requirements to bring the total credits to between 119-132 hours depending on the content areaPlease note that some Education courses require teacher education candidates to work with grade 7-12 students in the public schools. A liability insurance fee may be assessed when candidates register for these courses. Due to the importance of preparing teachers whose knowledge and skills are current, the Education Department will not accept as credit toward graduation from any undergraduate program any professional studies course completed 5 or more years prior to graduation.

The plans of study presented here reflect comprehensive performance-based standards and assessment procedures in line with standards suggested by state and national accrediting bodies. The completion of these programs will enable candidates to apply for licensing in adolescent and young adult (middle and high school, 7-12). The knowledge, performance and disposition of all teacher education candidates will be systematically assessed throughout the programs.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary/Middle-School Education – Mathematics Track

Beginning Fall 2009, students have the opportunity of seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education at PNC. The Mathematics Education Specialization offers courses of study leading to a B.S. Degree in Secondary Education and secondary/middle-school teacher certification. The bachelor’s degree is also a stepping stone to master’s and doctoral degrees.

Teaching is a noble and challenging profession. PNC’s secondary education program with concentration in mathematics teaching will prepare you for employment as a secondary/middle-school teacher. Interested students should be admitted to the Mathematics Track under the Secondary Education Major. For detailed information or questions concerning the Secondary Education Major, please contact the Chair of the Education Department (www.pnc.edu/ed) or consult the Education advisor. To become familiar with the required courses and obtain a study plan for this degree, visit www.pnc.edu/ed.

In addition, for content specific questions and advising, students must meet with their mathematics advisor (contact the College of Science Secretary in SWRZ 120, telephone 219-785-5298) or the Chair of the Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics Department (www.pnc.edu/mp).

PLAN OF STUDY: MATHEMATICS

Freshman Year

First Semester

3

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Communication or

COM

21200

Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Communication

3

Modern Language I

3

ENGL

10100

English Composition I

5

MA

16700

Plane Analytical Geometry & Calculus I

14 Semester Credits

Second Semester

3

Modern Language II

3

ENGL

10200

English Composition II

5

MA

16900

Plane Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

4

Elective

Science Elective

1

EDCI

10500

Introduction to Teaching Seminar

16 Semester Credits

Sophomore Year

First Semester

4-5

Elective

Science Sequence Elective

3

EDCI

20500

Exploring Teaching as a Career

3

EDST

20000

History and Philosophy of Education

3

CS

20600

Computer Algebra and Programming

4

MA

26100

Multivariable Calculus

17-18 Semester Credits

Second Semester

3

Elective

Social Science Elective

3

EDCI

28600

Multiculturalism in Secondary Classrooms

3

EDCI

27200

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

4

MA

26200

Linear Algebra & Differential Equations

3

MA

35100

Elementary Linear Algebra

16 Semester Credits

Junior Year

First Semester

3

Elective

Social Science Elective

3

EDPS

30600

Adolescent and Young Adult Development

3

EDPS

30700

Classroom Climate – Sec.

3

MA

31500

Introduction to Abstract Mathematics

3

MA

33000

Concepts in Geometry

15 Semester Credits

Second Semester

3-4

Elective

Science Elective

3

EDPS

30800

Exceptional Learners –Sec.

3

EDCI

30900

Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools

3

MA

45300

Elements of Algebra

3

STAT

31100

Introductory Probability

15-16 Semester Credits

Senior Year

First Semester

3-4

Elective

Science Elective

3

Elective

Social Science Elective

3

MA

40100

Problem Solving in Mathematics

3

MA

34800

Discrete Mathematics

3

EDCI

42500

Strategies for Teaching Mathematics

15-16 Semester Credits

Second Semester

16

EDCI

49500

Student Teaching in the Secondary School

16 Semester Credits

124-127 Total Credit Hours

Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary/Middle-School Education – Physics Track

Beginning Fall 2009, students have the opportunity of seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education at PNC. The B.S. Secondary Education program in physics leads to a certificate for teaching physics at the secondary/middle-school level. The Physics Education Specialization offers courses of study leading to a B.S. Degree in Secondary Education and secondary school teacher certification. The bachelor’s degree is also a stepping stone to master’s and doctoral degrees.

Teaching physics is a challenging but vital profession. PNC’s secondary education program with concentration in physics teaching will prepare you for employment as a secondary/middle-school teacher. Interested students should be admitted to the Physics Track under the Secondary Education Major. For detailed information or questions concerning the Secondary Education Major, please contact the Chair of the Education Department (www.pnc.edu/ed) or consult the Education advisor. To become familiar with the required courses and obtain a study plan for this degree, visit www.pnc.edu/ed.

In addition, for content specific questions and advising, students must meet with their physics advisor (contact the College of Science Secretary in SWRZ 120, 219-785-5298) or the Chair of the Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics Department (www.pnc.edu/mp).

PLAN OF STUDY: PHYSICS

Freshman Year

First Semester

3

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Communication or

COM

21200

Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Communication

4

CHM

11500

General Chemistry I

5

MA

16700

Plane Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

3

ENGL

10100

Composition I

15 Semester Credits

Second Semester

3

Modern Language I

4

CHM

11600

General Chemistry II

5

MA

16900

Plane Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

3

ENGL

10200

Composition II

1

EDCI

10500

Introduction to Teaching Seminar

16 Semester Credits

Sophomore Year

First Semester

3

Modern Language II

4

MA

26100

Multivariate Calculus

3

Elective

Science Elective

3

EDCI

20500

Exploring Teaching as a Career

3

EDST

20000

History and Philosophy of a Education

16 Semester Credits

Second Semester

4

PHYS

15200

Mechanics

4

MA

26200

Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

3

EDCI

28600

Multiculturalism in Sec. Classrooms

3

EDCI

27200

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

3

Elective

Social Science Elective

17 Semester Credits

Junior Year

First Semester

3

EDPS

30600

Adolescent and Young Adult Development

3

EDPS

30700

Classroom Climate – Secondary.

4-5

PHYS

25100

Heat, Electricity, and Optics or

PHYS

26100

Electricity and Optics

3

PHYS

30500

Intermediate Mathematical Physics

3

Elective

Social Science Elective

16-17 Semester Credits

Second Semester

4

PHYS

31000

Intermediate Mechanics

4

PHYS

34200/34200L

Modern Physics and Modern Physics Lab

3

EDPS

30800

Exceptional Learners – Secondary

3

EDCI

30900

Reading in All Content Areas

3

Elective

Science Elective

17 Semester Credits

Senior Year

First Semester

3

PHYS

33000

Intermediate E&M

3

PHYS

36000

Quantum Mechanics

3

EDCI

34600

Strategies of Science Instruction in Middle and High School

3

Elective

Social Science Elective

12 Semester Credits

Second Semester

16

EDCI

49500

Student Teaching in Secondary School

16 Semester Credits

125-126 Total Credit Hours

Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary/Middle-School Education – Physical Science Track

Beginning Fall 2009, students have the opportunity of seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education at PNC. The B.S. Secondary Education program in physical science leads to a certificate for teaching science at the middle/junior-high school level. The Physical Science Education Specialization offers courses of study leading to a B.S. Degree in Secondary Education and secondary/middle school teacher certification.

Teaching physical science to middle or junior high students is challenging and exciting. PNC’s secondary education program with concentration in physical science teaching will prepare you for employment as a secondary/middle-school teacher. Interested students should be admitted to the Physical Science Track under the Secondary Education Major. For detailed information or questions concerning the Secondary Education Major, please contact the Chair of the Education Department (www.pnc.edu/ed) or consult the Education advisor. To become familiar with the required courses and obtain a study plan for this degree, visit www.pnc.edu/ed.

In addition, for content specific questions and advising, students must meet with their physical science advisor (contact the College of Science Secretary in SWRZ 120, 219-785-5298) or the Chair of the Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics Department (www.pnc.edu/mp).

PLAN OF STUDY: PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Freshman Year

First Semester

4

CHM

11500

General Chemistry I

5

MA

16700

Plane Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

3

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Communication or

COM

21200

Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Communication

3

ENGL

10100

English Composition I

15 Semester Credits

Second Semester

4

CHM

11600

General Chemistry II

5

MA

16900

Plane Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

3

ENGL

10200

Composition II

3

Modern Language I

1

EDCI

10500

Introduction to Teaching Seminar

16 Semester Credits

Sophomore Year

First Semester

3

EDCI

20500

Exploring Teaching as a Career

3

EDST

20000

History and Philosophy of Education

3

Elective

Science Elective

3

Modern Language II

4

CHM

21100

Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

16 Semester Credits

Second Semester

4

CHM

32100

Analytical Chemistry

3

Elective

Social Science Elective

3

EDCI

28600

Multiculturalism Sec. Classrooms

3

EDCI

27200

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

4

PHYS

15200

Mechanics

17 Semester Credits

Junior Year

First Semester

4-5

Phys

25100

Heat, Electricity, and Optics or

PHYS

26100

Electricity and Optics

3

EDPS

30600

Adolescent and Young Adult Development

3

EDPS

30700

Classroom Climate –Secondary

3

Elective

Social Science Elective

13-14 Semester Credits

Second Semester

3

Elective

Science Elective

4

CHM

37200

Physical Chemistry

3

EDPS

30800

Exceptional Learners – Sec.

3

EDCI

30900

Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools

4

PHYS

34200/34200L

Modern Physics and Modern Physics Lab

17 Semester Credits

Senior Year

First Semester

3

Elective

Social Science Elective

3

CHM

48100

Environmental Chemistry

3

Elective

Science Elective

3

EDCI

34600

Strategies of Science Instruction in Middle and High School

12 Semester Credits

Second Semester

16

EDCI

49500

Student Teaching in the Secondary School

122-123 Total Credit Hours

PLAN OF STUDY: CHEMISTRY

Freshman Year

First Semester

4

CHEM

11500

General Chemistry I

5

MA

16700

Plane Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

3

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Communication or

3

COM

21200

Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Communications

3

ENG

10100

Composition I

 

3

Modern Language I

18 Semester Credits

Second Semester

4

CHM

11600

General Chemistry II

5

MA

16900

Plane Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

3

ENGL

102

Composition II

3

Modern Language II

1

EDCI

10500

Introduction to Teaching Seminar

16 Semester Credits

Sophomore Year

First Semester

4

CHM

26100/26300

Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory I

4

MA

26100

Multivariate Calculus

3

EDCI

20500

Exploring Teaching as a Career – S

3

EDST

20000

History and Philosophy of Education

4

PHYS

15200

Mechanics

18 Semester Credits

Second Semester

4

CHM

26200/26400

Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory II

3

EDCI

28600

Multiculturalism in Sec. Classrooms

3

EDCI

27200

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

3

Elective

Humanities / Social Science Elective

4-5

PHYS

25100

Heat, Electricity and Optics or

PHYS

26100

Electricity and Optics

17-18 Semester Credits

Junior Year

First Semester

4

CHM

32100

Analytical Chemistry

3

EDPS

30600

Adolescent and Young Adult Development

3

EDPS

30700

Classroom Climate – Secondary

3

CHM

333

Biochemistry

3

Elective

Social Science Elective

16 Semester Credits

Second Semester

4

CHM

37200

Physical Chemistry

3

EDPS

30800

Exceptional Learners – Secondary

3

EDCI

30900

Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools

3-4

Elective

Science Elective

13-14 Semester Credits

Senior Year

First Semester

3-4

Elective

Science Elective

3

Elective

Social Science Elective

3

EDCI

34600

Strategies for Science Instruction in Middle and High School

3

CHM

37300 or 48100

Chemistry Elective

12-13 Semester Credits

Second Semester

16

EDCI

49500

Student Teaching

126-129 Total Credit Hours

PLAN OF STUDY: LIFE SCIENCE

Freshman Year

First Semester

3

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Communication or

COM

21200

Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Communication

3

Modern Language I

3

ENGL

10100

Composition I

2

BIOL

12100

Biology I

1

BIOL

11600

Laboratory in Biology I

4

CHEM

11500

General Chemistry I

16 Semester Credits

Second Semester

3

Modern Language II

3

ENGL

10200

Composition II

3

BIOL

13100

Biology II

1

BIOL

11800

Laboratory in Biology II

 

4

CHM

11600

General Chemistry II

1

EDCI

10500

Introduction to Teaching Seminar

15 Semester Credits

Sophomore Year

First Semester

3-5

MA

16700

Plane Analytical Geometry and Calculus I or

MA

22300

Introductory Analysis I

3

EDCI

20500

Exploring Teaching as a Career

3

EDST

20000

History and Philosophy of Education

3

BIOL

23100

Biology III

2

BIOL

23200

Laboratory in Biology III

14-16 Semester Credits

Second Semester

3-5

MA

16900

Plane Analytical Geometry and Calculus II or

MA

22400

Introductory Analysis II

3

EDCI

28600

Multiculturalism in Sec. Classrooms

3

EDCI

27200

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

3

BIOL

24100

Biology IV

2

BIOL

24200

Laboratory in Biology IV

14-16 Semester Credits

Junior Year

First Semester

3

BIOL

41500

Molecular & Cellular Elective or

CHEM

33300

Molecular & Cellular Elective

4

CHEM

21100

Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

3

EDPS

30600

Adolescent and Young Adult Development

3

EDPS

30700

Classroom Climate Sec.

3

Elective

Social Science Elective

16 Semester Credits

Second Semester

4

PHYS

15200

Mechanics

3

EDPS

30800

Exceptional Learners –Sec

3

EDCI

30900

Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools

3-5

Elective

Science Elective (Structure and Function)

3

Elective

Science Elective (Evolution)

16-18 Semester Credits

Senior Year

First Semester

3

Elective

Science Elective (Ecology & Environment)

3

EDCI

34600

Strategies for Science Instruction in Middle and High School

3

Elective

Social Science Elective

3

Elective

Social Science Elective

12 Semester Credits

Second Semester

16

EDCI

49500

Student Teaching

119-125 Total Credit Hours

Master of Science in Elementary Education

The Graduate School of Purdue University offers a 30-credit, non-thesis, program of study leading to the Master of Science degree in elementary education. All courses leading to the degree may be taken at the North Central campus. The program is designed to further the education of those who possess the baccalaureate in elementary education. However, applicants who do not meet this criterion but do have a baccalaureate in another discipline and who have completed the additional coursework necessary to earn an elementary teaching license may also qualify for this degree.

A student with an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of less than a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required to take the Graduate Record Examination. A student who has made application for admission may take up to 12 credit hours while admission is pending.

Individuals who are considering enrollment in the master’s program are encouraged to contact the Education Department for an appointment with the graduate program advisor.

TRANSFER OF CREDIT

As many as 12 hours of graduate credit earned at other universities may be applied toward this advanced degree at the discretion of the department.

LICENSE RENEWAL

Teachers who would like to earn college credit to renew their teaching license also may take courses at Purdue University North Central. They are encouraged to contact the licensing advisor in the Education Department for details.

GENERAL PLAN OF STUDY: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MASTER’S

The Graduate School conducts ongoing assessment of its admission standards, course offerings, and graduation requirements which may change while this catalog is in print.

Once accepted for admission, the student selects an advisory committee chairperson. Together they select two other faculty for the committee. The student, in concert with the committee members, formulates the student’s individual plan of study.

Foundations Block (9 Hours)*

The student will elect one course from each of the three following areas:

A.

Humanistic Education (One course)

EDPS

53000

Advanced Educational Psychology

EDPS

53500

Personal-Social Dynamic in the Classroom

PSY

50200

Survey of Human Development

B.

Diversity

EDCI

58500

Multi-Cultural Education

C.

Research

EDPS

53300

Introduction to Educational Research I: Methodology

* Students must also create a professional portfolio to demonstrate attainment of the Graduate Competencies.

Curriculum Theory (3 hours)

EDCI

58000

Foundations of Curriculum

EDCI

60800

Individualizing Instruction in the Elementary and Secondary Schools

Methods (12 Hours)

A.

Literacy and Language (3 hrs.)

EDCI

50000

Foundations of Literacy

B.

Science (3 hrs.)

EDCI

50600

Environmental Education

EDCI

60500

Teaching Science in the Elementary School

EDCI

60900

Earth Science Teaching

C.

Social Studies (3hrs.)

EDCI

60400

Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School

D.

Math (3 hrs.)

EDCI

51100

Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

Electives (6 Hours)

Consult with advisor

Total Hours = 30

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION GRADUATE COMPETENCIES

In order to complete the requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Elementary Education, students must demonstrate that they have met the following competencies:

  1. Synthesize knowledge and think critically and reflectively

  2. Create knowledge

  3. Communicate knowledge

  4. Participate in professional activities and development

Students will demonstrate their attainment of the competencies by completing certain required courses and through development of a program portfolio.

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Approved by the Indiana Commission of Higher Education and meets accreditation standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036-1023; 202-466-7496; www.ncate.org.

Purdue University North Central offers a program of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education. Program brochures are available through the Office of Admissions, Dean of Students office, and the Education Department. Those who wish detailed information or who have questions concerning a specific situation should make an appointment to see the academic advisor for the Education Department and should visit the Education Web site at www.pnc.edu/ed.

The plan of study consists of: (1) the general education requirements; (2) the requirements for the major; and (3) a sufficient number of elective courses to bring the total credits to 128. Please note that some Education courses require teacher education candidates to work with K-6 students in the public schools. A liability insurance fee may be assessed when candidates register for these courses. Due to the importance of preparing teachers whose knowledge and skills are current, the Education Department will not accept as credit toward graduation from any undergraduate program any professional studies course completed 5 or more years prior to graduation.

The plan of study presented here reflects comprehensive performance-based standards and assessment procedures in line with standards suggested by state and national accrediting bodies. The completion of this program will enable candidates to apply for licensing in early and middle childhood (elementary education, K-6). The knowledge, performance and disposition of all teacher education candidates will be systematically assessed throughout the program. Candidates who have completed the plan of study and satisfied the requirements for elementary education, K-6 licensure, may also pursue the opportunity of earning a license addition in reading and/or early childhood education.

GENERAL PLAN OF STUDY: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

Freshman Year

First Semester

3

HIST

15100

American History to 1877 or

HIST

15200

United States since 1877 or

HIST

10400

Introduction to the Modern World

3

MA

13700

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

3

BIOL

20500

Biology for Elementary School Teachers

3

ENGL

10100

English Composition I

3

Foreign Language+

15 Semester Credits

+ Students must pass the third course in foreign language. Students who find it necessary to take the first and second course prior to taking the third course will therefore graduate with more than the minimum credit hours. Some students choose to attend Summer School to reduce their academic year course loads.

Second Semester

3

HIST

15100

American History to 1877 or

HIST

15200

United States History since 1877 or

HIST

10400

Introduction to the Modern World

3

MA

13900

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III

3

BIOL

20600

Biology for Elementary School Teachers

3

Social science elective other than history

3

ENGL

10200

English Composition II

15 Semester Credits

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Block 1 Courses

3

EDCI

20500

Exploring Teaching as a Career

3

EDCI

28500

Multiculturalism and Education Theory into Practice I

Other Courses

3

MA

13800

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II

2

CHM

29000

Chemistry for Elementary Education

2

EDCI

27000

Introduction to Educational Technology

2

EDCI

27100

Classroom Applications of Ed. Tech.

3

EDST

20000

History and Philosophy of Education

17 Semester Credits

Second Semester

Block II Courses

3

EDPS

23500

Learning and Motivation

3

EDPS

26500

The Inclusive Classroom Theory into Practice II

Other Courses

3

EDCI

31100

Media for Children

2

PHYS

21300

Physics for Elementary School Teachers

3

EAS

13000

Earth Science for Elementary Education

14 Semester Credits

Junior Year

First Semester

Block III

3

EDCI

36100

Social Studies in the Elementary School

6

EDCI

36200

Literacy in the Elementary School I Theory into Practice III

Other Courses

3

English Selective

3

Social science elective other than history

3

ENGL

22700

Elements of Linguistics

18 Semester Credits

Second Semester

Block IV Courses

3

EDCI

36300

Literacy in the Elementary School II

3

EDCI

36400

Mathematics in the Elementary School

3

EDCI

36500

Science in the Elementary School Theory into Practice IV

Other Courses

3

A&D

20100

Art for Elementary School Teachers

2

EAS

39100

Environmental Science for Elementary Education

2

HK

32200

Physical Education in the Elementary School

16 Semester Credits

Senior Year

First Semester

Block V Courses

3

EDPS

43000

Creating and Managing Learning Environments

2

EDCI

46600

Integrated Curriculum in the Elementary School

Theory into Practice V

Other Courses

3

MUS

32400

Teaching Music in the Elementary School

3

H&S

32000

Health Education in the Elementary School

3

Elective

3

Elective

17 Semester Credits

Second Semester

Block VI Courses

16

EDCI

49600

Student Teaching Theory into Practice VI

16 Semester Credits

Total minimum credits required for baccalaureate degree: 128

GENERAL PLAN OF STUDY: READING LICENSE ADDITION

Completion of the program for Elementary Education

Additional Course Work

3

EDCI

40800

Advanced Literacy Instruction

1

EDCI

40900

Student Teaching Seminar in Literacy

GENERAL PLAN OF STUDY: EARLY CHILDHOOD LICENSE ADDITION

The Education Department is pleased to provide you with another opportunity for an addition to your K-6 teaching license. With this addition, you will be qualified to teach in prekindergarten settings. The requirements for adding the PreK License to your Elementary Education program include:

  • Completion of the program for Elementary Education

  • Completion of the Elementary Education program, including the Social Science selective, PSY 23500 Child Psychology or CDFS 21100.

Additional Course Work
  • Completion of the following 18 credit hours:

3

EDPS

23600

Developmental Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Education

3

EDCI

31000

Literacy and the Young Child

3

EDCI

37100

Integrated Curriculum in Early Childhood: Creative and Affective Domains

3

EDCI

37200

Integrated Curriculum in Early Childhood: Cognitive Domains

6

EDCI

47000

Practicum and Seminar in Early Childhood Programs

  • Letter of intent for application for the Generalist: Early Childhood license addition must be submitted to the Education Department prior to enrolling in EDCI 37100 and/or EDCI 37200.

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Purdue University North Central offers a program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education. Program brochures are available through the Office of Admissions, Dean of Students office, and the Education Department. Those who wish detailed information or who have questions concerning a specific situation should make an appointment to see the academic advisor for the Education Department and should visit the Education Web site at www.pnc.edu/ed.

The courses in this program focus on child development as well as teaching in the prekindergarten and grades K-3 in the elementary school. The plan of study consists of: 1) the general education requirements; 2) the requirements for the major; and 3) electives courses to bring the total credits to 127. Please note that some Education courses require teacher education candidates to work with P-3 students in the public schools. A liability insurance fee may be assessed when candidates register for these courses. Due to the importance of preparing teachers whose knowledge and skills are current, and Education Department will not accept as credit toward graduation from any undergraduate program any professional studies course completed 5 or more years prior to graduation.

The plan of study presented here reflects comprehensive performance-based standards and assessment procedures in line with standards suggested by state and national accrediting bodies. The knowledge, performance and disposition of all teacher education candidates will be systematically assessed throughout the program. Candidates who successfully complete the plan of study will also be eligible for Indiana initial teaching licenses of Early Childhood: Generalist and Elementary/Primary: Generalist, which would qualify them to teach Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3.

GENERAL PLAN OF STUDY: EARLY CHILDHOOD LICENSE ADDITION

FRESHMAN YEAR Strand 1: The Field of Early Childhood

First Semester

3

HIST

15100

American History to 1877 or

HIST

15200

United States since 1877 or

HIST

10400

Introduction to the Modern World

3

MA

13700

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

3

BIOL

20500

Biology for Elementary School Teachers I

3

ENGL

10100

English Composition I

3

EDST

27000

Early Childhood Education

15 Semester Credits

Second Semester

3

EDCI

27600

Child, Family, School & Community Partnerships

3

PSY

23500

Child Psychology or

CDFS

21100

Development & Growth of Children

3

ENGL

10200

Composition II

3

HIST

15100

American History to 1877 or

HIST

15200

United States since 1877 or

HIST

10400

Introduction to the Modern World

3

MA

13900

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III

15 Semester Credits

Sophomore Year - Strand 2: Child Study/Child Development

First Semester

Corequisites

3

EDPS

23600

Developmental Theory & Practice

3

EDPS

27700

Nurturing and Guiding the Young Child

3

HK

27200

Health, Safety & Nutrition for Young Children

Other Courses

2

EDCI

27000

Introduction to Educational Technology

3

MA

13800

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II

2

CHEM

29000

Chemistry for Elementary Education

16 Semester Credits

Second Semester

Corequisites

3

EDPS

27600

Young Children with Exceptional Needs

3

EDPS

27500

Observation, Assessment & Documentation

Other Courses

3

EDCI

31100

Media for Children

3

EAS

13000

Earth Science for Elementary Education

3

ENGL

22700

Elements of Linguistics

2

PHYS

21300

Physics for Elementary Education

17 Semester Credits

Junior Year Strand 3: Early Childhood Care & Education

First Semester

Literacy Block

3

EDCI

32200

Teaching English Language Learners

3

EDCI

31000

Literacy and the Young Child

6

EDCI

36200

Literacy in the Elementary School I

Integrated Curriculum in Early Childhood (ICEC)

Other Courses

3

English Elective

1

Elective

16 Semester Credits

Second Semester

Preprimary Block

3

EDCI

37100

ICEC: Creative & Affective Domains

3

EDCI

37200

ICEC: Cognitive Domain

3

EDCI

37500

Music and Movement for the Young Child

Other Courses

2

EAS

39100

Environmental Science for Elementary Education

3

Elective

 

3

Social Science Elective

17 Semester Credits

Senior Year - Strand 4: Becoming and Early Childhood Professional

First Semester

Primary Block

6

EDCI

47000

Practicum & Seminar in Early Childhood Education

3

EDCI

37300

Expressive Arts/Social Studies in Kindergarten and the Primary Grades

3

EDCI

37400

Science & Math in Kindergarten and the Primary Grades

Other Courses

3

Elective

15 Semester Credits

Second Semester

16

EDCI

49600

Student Teaching and Theory into Practice Seminar

16 Semester Credits

Total minimum credits required for baccalaureate degree: 127