Bachelor of Science Degree - Interdisciplinary Studies Major - Teacher Preparation Concentration

Elizabeth Esinhart, Director
Michele Mitchell, Assistant Director and Chief Departmental Advisor

This interdisciplinary studies, teacher preparation degree program (IDS-TP) in the College of Arts and Letters draws courses from four colleges within the University to prepare teacher candidates interested in teaching early childhood, primary/elementary or special education to complete content and pedagogical competency requirements for teacher licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In cooperation with the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies, early childhood and primary/elementary education teacher candidates earn full licensure to teach early childhood or elementary education with the completion of both the B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, early childhood concentration or primary/elementary concentration and the Master of Science in Education in the respective field. Special education teacher candidates earn full licensure to teach special education, general curriculum( K-12) or early childhood special education (birth - 5) and adapted curriculum (K-12) with the completion of the B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.  Students licensed to teach special education general curriculum will be highly qualified to teach elementary content or secondary English content.

Course work in the baccalaureate degree spans the disciplines of English literature, composition, and linguistics; history; fine and performing arts; mathematics and statistics; natural sciences including biology, chemistry, physics, and ocean or earth science; social sciences including economics, geography, and political science; human growth and development; and educational foundations, technology, assessment, theory, and methods. The broad curriculum, along with the admittance, continuance, and graduation requirements described below, prepares teacher candidates to meet state licensure standards for the Commonwealth of Virginia, including passing scores on the Praxis Elementary Education Multiple Subjects Assessment, Reading for Virginia Educators Assessment, and Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment, and to meet graduate admission requirements to the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies.

Teacher candidates can choose from the following undergraduate concentrations:

  • Primary/Elementary Education (no licensure with B.S. degree, licensure at graduate level through Darden College of Education and Professional Studies)
  • Early Childhood Education (no licensure with B.S. degree, licensure at graduate level through the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies)
  • Special Education, General Curriculum, K-12, Highly Qualified to Teach Elementary Education (licensure with B.S. degree)
  • Special Education, General Curriculum, K-12, Highly Qualified to Teach Secondary English and Elementary Education (licensure with B.S. degree)
  • Special Education Early Childhood, birth to 5, and Adapted Curriculum, K-12 (licensure with B.S. degree)

Each concentration is described below, and additional information is posted on the departmental website or available in hard copy from the department.

Admission

To be admitted to and advised in the IDS-TP program, teacher candidates must have a grade of C or above in ENGL 110C and 26 completed credit hours.

Declaration of Major

To declare the major, teacher candidates must have a 2.80 cumulative grade point average and grades of C or above in any course required in the program, and pass the prescribed Virginia Board of Education assessment for admission to an approved teacher education program as described herein. Teacher candidates who have been admitted to the IDS-TP program but who are ineligible to declare the major will be advised as prospective majors within the program.

Prescribed Virginia Board of Education Assessment for Admission to an Approved Teacher Education Program

Old Dominion University students seeking admission to an approved teacher education program must satisfy the Virginia Board of Education Required Assessment for Admission to an Approved Teacher Education Program. This requirement can be satisfied by meeting a passing score in one of the selected criteria below:

  1. Passing Praxis I composite score of 532 by December 31, 2013; or
  2. Passing Praxis Core Academic Skills Test beginning January 1, 2014:  Reading Score of 156, Writing Score of 162, and Mathematics Score of 150; or
  3. Approved substitute test score for PRAXIS I or PRAXIS Core:
    1. SAT score of 1000 with at least 450 verbal and 510 mathematics taken prior to April 1, 1995; or
    2. SAT score of 1100 with at least 530 verbal and 530 mathematics taken after April 1, 1995 and before March 2016; or
    3. SAT score of 1170 with at least 580 evidence-based reading and writing and 560 mathematics taken after March 1, 2016; or
    4. ACT composite score of 21 with ACT mathematics score of at least 21, and ACT English plus Reading score of at least 37, taken prior to April 1, 1995. ACT scores taken prior to 1989 are not valid; or
    5. ACT composite score of 24 with ACT mathematics score of at least 22, and ACT English plus Reading score of at least 46, taken after April 1, 1995; or
    6. Praxis I Math test score of 178 by December 31, 2013 and a composite Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (hereafter referred to as the VCLA) score of 470; or
    7. Praxis Core Academic Skills Mathematics test score of 150 beginning January 1, 2014 and a VCLA score of 470; or
    8. SAT Mathematics test score of at least 510 taken prior to April 1, 1995 and a VCLA score of 470; or
    9. SAT Mathematics test score of at least 530 taken after April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470; or
    10. SAT Mathematics test score of at least 560 taken after March 1, 2016 and a composite VCLA score of 470; or
    11. ACT Mathematics test score of at least 21 taken prior to April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470; or
    12. ACT Mathematics test score of at least 22 taken after April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470.

For the most current information on the prescribed Virginia Board of Education admission assessment, visit the Teacher  Education Services website, http://www.odu.edu/tes and review the Teacher Education Handbook

Admission to Undergraduate Teacher Education Program

All teacher candidates must be admitted to the undergraduate teacher education program as a requirement of continuance and graduation. Admittance to the undergraduate teacher education program requires that the teacher candidate:

  1. Be a declared IDS-TP major
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.80
  3. Have a major GPA of 2.80 (major content plus professional education courses)
  4. Have a 2.80 GPA in major content courses
  5. Have a 2.80 GPA in professional education courses
  6. Have no grade below a C in any course required in the program
  7. Pass the prescribed Virginia Board of Education admission assessment described above
  8. Submit an application for and participate in an Interview pursuant to Teacher Education Council policy
  9. Submit an application for admittance that is approved by the program and by the Office of Teacher Education Services in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies

Additionally, teacher candidates should be admitted to the undergraduate teacher education program by the end of their 60th credit hour. Transfer students with 60 or more credits should be admitted to the undergraduate teacher education program by the end of their second semester enrolled at the University.

Continuance

Teacher candidates must:

  1. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.80, 2.80 major GPA, 2.80 major content GPA and 2.80 professional education GPA
  2. Earn a grade no less than C in all general education courses required in the program, major content courses, and professional education courses
  3. Pass the prescribed Virginia Board of Education admission assessment described above
  4. Be admitted to the undergraduate teacher education program.
  5. Successfully complete a background clearance check.

Background Clearance Requirement:  Old Dominion University requires a background clearance check of candidates interested in professional education programs.  Professional education programs have several field experiences which are required for continuance and graduation from the program.  The background clearance must be successfully completed prior to  a field experience placement.  The process to complete the ODU clearance background check is located at:  http://www.odu.edu/success/academic/teacher-education/placement/background-checks.  The ODU clearance process includes the FBI fingerprint SP-24 form, the child protective service/social service  check, and the sexual offender registry check. Candidates interested in professional education programs are advised to complete this clearance process immediately upon entry since the clearance process takes a minimum of eight weeks to complete.   Please contact Teacher Education Services at 757-683-3348 with any questions.

All teacher candidates who fail to meet program requirements must meet with an advisor and complete a Continuance Notice. Teacher candidates who fail to meet program requirements for two consecutive semesters will be encouraged to consider other academic and professional goals. In addition, teacher candidates must pass the prescribed Virginia Board of Education admission assessment described above, be admitted to the undergraduate teacher education program, and meet all other prerequisites listed in the Catalog course description to be eligible to take the following courses:

TLED 478Integrating Instruction Across the Curriculum PreK-63
TLED 479Classroom Management and Practice PreK-3; PreK-63
TLED 483Seminar in Teacher Education1
TLED 492Integrating Instruction: Mathematics and Science Across the Early Childhood Curriculum3
TLED 493Integrating Literacy and Social Studies Across the PreK - 3 Curriculum3
SPED 403Directed Field Experience in Special Education2
SPED 415Instructional Design II: Curricular Procedures and Individualized Education Planning3
SPED 428Instructional Strategies for Students Accessing the Adapted Curriculum3
SPED 441Teaching Students with Severe Physical and Sensorimotor Disabilities3
SPED 460Teaching Preschoolers With Diverse Needs3
SPED 461Developmental/Ecological Assessment Strategies3
SPED 483Field Experience Seminar in Special Education1
SPED 486Teacher Candidate Internship for Special Endorsement12

Additionally, passing scores on the Special Education exit exam, the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment, Reading for Virginia Educators (not required for Early Childhood Special Education and Adapted Curriculum) and Praxis Elementary Education Multiple Subjects Assessment are required in SPED 483 and are a prerequisite to enrollment in SPED 486. Passing scores on the Praxis Elementary Education Multiple Subjects Assessment, the Reading for Virginia Educators Assessment, and the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment are required in TLED 483.  All teacher candidates must consult with an academic advisor every semester to review their academic progress.

Graduation

To graduate, teacher candidates must:

  1. Complete all program requirements
  2. Earn a grade of no less than C in every general education course required in the program, major content course, and professional education course
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.80 and 2.80 major GPA.

In addition, teacher candidates must have the prescribed Virginia Board of Education admission assessment described above and passing scores on any other Assessment test required by their concentration area as provided above, be admitted to the approved undergraduate teacher education program, complete ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and complete the Senior Assessment Survey.  Teacher candidates will also be requested to complete the Departmental Senior Exit Survey.

The following requirements also apply:

Special Education

Special Education teacher candidates earn licensure with the B.S. degree and must obtain passing scores on the Special Education departmental exam, the Praxis Elementary Education Multiple Subjects Assessments, Reading for Virginia Educators Assessment (not required for Special Education Early Childhood and Adapted Curriculum), and Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment prior to completion of SPED 483 and prior to enrollment in SPED 486. Test results will be submitted to the director of the Office of Teacher Education Services. Special Education teacher candidates must also submit a professional portfolio according to Darden College of Education and Professional Studies and program requirements prior to completion of the B.S. degree and as a condition of continuance and graduation.

Note for students in Washington State from the Student Achievement Council (SAC) concerning the teacher preparation with licensure in special education, general curriculum K-12, and highly qualified designation in elementary education:  Eligibility for initial educator certification in Washington is based on completion of a state approved educator preparation program.  This program is approved in Virginia and is authorized for field placements in Washington by the Professional Educators Standards Board.  Even though students may be residing in Washington while in this program, the application for educator certification in Washington will be processed as an out-of-state application.  Go to http://pathway.pesb.wa.gov/outofstate for more information.  Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for teacher advancement.

Primary/Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education

For Primary/Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education teacher candidates, admission to the graduate programs in elementary education and early childhood education requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.80 and completion of the graduate application. Teacher candidates earn licensure to teach in elementary education or early childhood education upon completion of the master's degree in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies. Prior to starting the teacher candidate internship (student teaching), all teacher candidates must obtain passing scores on the Praxis Elementary Education Multiple Subjects Assessment, Reading for Virginia Educators Assessment, and Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment. Test results will be submitted to the director of the Office of Teacher Education Services. Prior to the start of the teacher candidate internship, all teacher candidates should review their Leo Online student test score page to ensure that passing scores are posted for the appropriate Praxis I, Praxis Core, or approved substitute assessment, Praxis Elementary Education Multiple Subjects Assessment, Reading for Virginia Educators Assessment, and the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment.

Note for students in Washington State from the Student Achievement Council (SAC) concerning the primary/elementary education emphasis:  This program is not intended to lead to teacher certification.  Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for teacher advancement.

Please see the College of Education sections of the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs or the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies website for more information.

Due to changing University requirements, national accreditation standards, and Commonwealth licensure regulations, the teacher preparation programs in the College of Arts and Letters are under constant revision. Any changes resulting from these factors supersede the program requirements described in this Catalog. Students are encouraged to obtain current program information from their academic advisors and from the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies website at www.education.odu.edu,

Program curriculum requirements are listed below.

Primary/Elementary Concentration* (also offered through Distance Learning)

General Education Courses

ENGL 110CEnglish Composition **3
ENGL 211CEnglish Composition **3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Literature
American Writers, American Experiences
Introduction to World Literatures and Cultures
Language and Culture (See Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees section of this Catalog for requirement)0-6
COMM 101RPublic Speaking **3
or
Voice and Diction **
Information Literacy and Research 3
ARTH 121AIntroduction to the Visual Arts **+3
or
Music in History and Culture **+
HIST 104HInterpreting the American Past **3
Impact of Technology (met within major)
PK-12 Instructional Technology +++
GEOG 100SCultural Geography **3
PHIL 230EIntroduction to Ethics **3
MATH 102MCollege Algebra **++3
or
College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction **++
or
Precalculus I **++
Select one of the following: **4
Biology for Nonscience Majors I
Biology for Nonscience Majors II
Environmental Sciences
and Environmental Sciences Lab
Introduction to Human Biology
and Introduction to Human Biology Lab
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
General Biology II
and General Biology II Lab
Select one of the following: **4
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
and Introductory Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry I Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry I Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry II Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry II Laboratory
Conceptual Physics
Conceptual Physics
Introductory General Physics
Introductory General Physics
Total Hours38-44

Major Content Requirements

ENGL 327WAdvanced Composition3
ENGL 350Aspects of the English Language3
or ENGL 370 English Linguistics
ENGL 336The Short Story (or approved upper-level literature course)3
HIST 100HInterpreting the World Past Since 15003
or HIST 302 Perspectives in Teaching World History to 1500
HIST 356Virginia History3
Select one of the following: 3
Native American History
Colonial and Revolutionary America
The Early Republic, 1787-1850
History of the Old South
The Civil War and Reconstruction
The United States, 1945-1991
African-American History to 1865
African-American History Since 1865
Women in U.S. History
(Or approved upper-level U.S. history topics course)
Select one of the following: 3
Basic Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
POLS 101SIntroduction to American Politics3
POLS 331State and Local Government3
or POLS 311 Virginia Politics and Government
Select one of the following: 3
World Regional Geography
Maps and Geographic Information
Geography of the United States and Canada
Cities of the World
Europe
Latin America
The Middle East
MATH 335Number Systems and Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 302Geometry3
STAT 130MElementary Statistics3
OEAS 110NEarth Science4
HPE 327Teaching of Health and Physical Education, Pre-K-83
One Physical Education activity credit1
Select one of the following: + 3
Music Education: Music for the Elementary Classroom Teacher
History of Jazz
Elementary Art Education Methods and Classroom Management
Approved upper level Human Creativity course
Total Hours50

Professional Education (meets upper-division general education requirements)

TLED 301Foundations and Introduction to Assessment of Education (PRAXIS Core, 30 hour observation, and background clearance required)3
TLED 430PK-12 Instructional Technology +++3
TLED 468Language Acquisition and Reading for Students with Diverse Learning Needs3
SPED 313Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence3
SPED 406Students with Diverse Learning Needs in the General Education Classroom3
TLED 432Developing Instructional Strategies PreK-6: Language Arts3
STEM 433Developing Instructional Strategies PreK-6: Mathematics3
STEM 434Developing Instructional Strategies PreK-6: Science3
TLED 435Developing Instructional Strategies PreK-6: Social Studies3
TLED 478Integrating Instruction Across the Curriculum PreK-6 ***3
TLED 479Classroom Management and Practice PreK-3; PreK-6 ***3
Total Hours33
Total Degree Credits****120-127

Licensure in Special Education, General Curriculum, K-12, Highly Qualified in Elementary Education Concentration* (also offered through Distance Learning)

General Education Courses

ENGL 110CEnglish Composition **3
ENGL 211CEnglish Composition **3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Literature
American Writers, American Experiences
Introduction to World Literatures and Cultures
Language and Culture (See Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees section of this Catalog for requirement) 0-6
COMM 101RPublic Speaking **3
or
Voice and Diction **
Information Literacy and Research3
ARTH 121AIntroduction to the Visual Arts **+3
or
Music in History and Culture **+
HIST 104HInterpreting the American Past **3
Impact of Technology (met within major)
PK-12 Instructional Technology +++
GEOG 100SCultural Geography **3
PHIL 230EIntroduction to Ethics **3
MATH 102MCollege Algebra **++3
or
College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction **++
or
Precalculus I **++
Select one of the following: **4
Biology for Nonscience Majors I
Biology for Nonscience Majors II
Environmental Sciences
and Environmental Sciences Lab
Introduction to Human Biology
and Introduction to Human Biology Lab
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
General Biology II
and General Biology II Lab
Select one of the following: **4
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
and Introductory Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry I Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry I Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry II Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry II Laboratory
Conceptual Physics
Conceptual Physics
Introductory General Physics
Introductory General Physics
Total Hours38-44

Major Content Requirements

ENGL 327WAdvanced Composition3
ENGL 350Aspects of the English Language3
or ENGL 370 English Linguistics
ENGL 336The Short Story (or approved upper-level literature course)3
HIST 100HInterpreting the World Past Since 15003
or HIST 302 Perspectives in Teaching World History to 1500
HIST 356Virginia History3
Select one of the following:3
Basic Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
POLS 101SIntroduction to American Politics3
MATH 335Number Systems and Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 302Geometry3
STAT 130MElementary Statistics3
OEAS 110NEarth Science4
HPE 327Teaching of Health and Physical Education, Pre-K-83
One Physical Education activity credit1
Select one of the following: +3
Music Education: Music for the Elementary Classroom Teacher
History of Jazz
Elementary Art Education Methods and Classroom Management
Approved upper-level human creativity course
Total Hours41

Professional Education (meets upper-division general education requirements)

TLED 430PK-12 Instructional Technology +++3
TLED 408Reading and Writing in Content Areas3
TLED 468Language Acquisition and Reading for Students with Diverse Learning Needs3
SPED 313Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence3
SPED 400Foundations of Special Education: Legal Aspects and Characteristics3
SPED 402Instructional Design I: Learner Characteristics and Assessment3
SPED 411Classroom and Behavioral Management Techniques for Students with Diverse Needs3
SPED 417Collaboration and Transitions3
SPED 415Instructional Design II: Curricular Procedures and Individualized Education Planning ***3
SPED 403Directed Field Experience in Special Education ***2
SPED 483Field Experience Seminar in Special Education ***++++1
SPED 486Teacher Candidate Internship for Special Endorsement ***++++12
Total Hours42
Total Degree Credits****120-127

Licensure in Special Education, General Curriculum, K-12, Highly Qualified in Secondary English and Elementary Education Concentration – (not offered through Distance Learning)*

General Education Courses

ENGL 110CEnglish Composition **3
ENGL 211CEnglish Composition **3
Select one of the following: **3
Introduction to Literature
American Writers, American Experiences
Introduction to World Literatures and Cultures
Language and Culture (See Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees section of this catalog for requirement)0-6
COMM 101RPublic Speaking **3
or
Voice and Diction **
Information Literacy and Research 3
ARTH 121AIntroduction to the Visual Arts **3
or
Music in History and Culture **
HIST 104HInterpreting the American Past **3
Impact of Technology (met within major)
PK-12 Instructional Technology ++
GEOG 100SCultural Geography **3
PHIL 230EIntroduction to Ethics **3
MATH 102MCollege Algebra **+3
or
College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction **+
or
Precalculus I **+
Select one of the following: **4
Biology for Nonscience Majors I
Biology for Nonscience Majors II
Environmental Sciences
and Environmental Sciences Lab
Introduction to Human Biology
and Introduction to Human Biology Lab
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
General Biology II
and General Biology II Lab
Select one of the following: **4
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
and Introductory Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry I Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry I Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry II Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry II Laboratory
Conceptual Physics
Conceptual Physics
Introductory General Physics
Introductory General Physics
Total Hours38-44

Major Content Requirements

ENGL 327WAdvanced Composition3
ENGL 350Aspects of the English Language3
ENGL 370English Linguistics3
ENGL 301Introduction to British Literature I3
or ENGL 302 Introduction to British Literature II
ENGL 336The Short Story (or approved upper-level literature course)3
ENGL 345American Literature to 18603
or ENGL 346 American Literature Since 1860
ENGL 406The Teaching of Literature3
ENGL 455The Teaching of Composition, Grades 6-123
HIST 100HInterpreting the World Past Since 15003
or HIST 302 Perspectives in Teaching World History to 1500
HIST 356Virginia History3
Select one of the following:3
Basic Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
POLS 101SIntroduction to American Politics3
MATH 335Number Systems and Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 302Geometry3
STAT 130MElementary Statistics3
OEAS 110NEarth Science4
HPE 327Teaching of Health and Physical Education, Pre-K-83
Total Hours52

Professional Education (meets upper-division general education requirements)

TLED 430PK-12 Instructional Technology ++3
TLED 408Reading and Writing in Content Areas3
TLED 468Language Acquisition and Reading for Students with Diverse Learning Needs3
SPED 313Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence3
SPED 400Foundations of Special Education: Legal Aspects and Characteristics3
SPED 402Instructional Design I: Learner Characteristics and Assessment3
SPED 411Classroom and Behavioral Management Techniques for Students with Diverse Needs3
SPED 417Collaboration and Transitions3
SPED 415Instructional Design II: Curricular Procedures and Individualized Education Planning ***3
SPED 403Directed Field Experience in Special Education ***2
SPED 483Field Experience Seminar in Special Education ***+++1
SPED 486Teacher Candidate Internship for Special Endorsement ***+++12
Total Hours42
Total Degree Credits****131-138

Licensure in Special Education Early Childhood (Birth to 5) and Adapted Curriculum (K-12) Concentration (also offered through Distance Learning)*

General Education Courses

ENGL 110CEnglish Composition **3
ENGL 211CEnglish Composition **3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Literature **
American Writers, American Experiences **
Introduction to World Literatures and Cultures
Language and Culture (See Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees section of this Catalog for requirement) 0-6
COMM 101RPublic Speaking **3
or
Voice and Diction **
Information Literacy and Research3
HIST 104HInterpreting the American Past **3
THEA 241AThe Theatre Experience **3
Impact of Technology (met within major)
Assistive Technology for Diverse Students
GEOG 100SCultural Geography **3
PHIL 230EIntroduction to Ethics **3
MATH 102MCollege Algebra **+3
or
College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction **+
Select one of the following: **4
Biology for Nonscience Majors I
Biology for Nonscience Majors II
Environmental Sciences
and Environmental Sciences Lab
Environment and Man
and Environment and Man Laboratory
Introduction to Human Biology
and Introduction to Human Biology Lab
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
General Biology II
and General Biology II Lab
Select one of the following: **4
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
and Introductory Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry I Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry I Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry II Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry II Laboratory
Conceptual Physics (recommended)
Conceptual Physics
Introductory General Physics
Introductory General Physics
Total Hours38-44

Major Content Requirements

ENGL 327WAdvanced Composition3
ENGL 370English Linguistics3
HIST 100HInterpreting the World Past Since 15003
or HIST 302 Perspectives in Teaching World History to 1500
HIST 356Virginia History3
Select one of the following: 3
Basic Economics (recommended)
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
POLS 101SIntroduction to American Politics3
MATH 335Number Systems and Discrete Mathematics3
STAT 130MElementary Statistics3
OEAS 110NEarth Science4
HPE 327Teaching of Health and Physical Education, Pre-K-83
One Physical Education activity credit1
Select one of the following: 3
Music Education: Music for the Elementary Classroom Teacher
History of Jazz
Elementary Art Education Methods and Classroom Management
Approved upper-level human creativity course
Total Hours35

Professional Education (meets upper-division general education requirements)

TLED 468Language Acquisition and Reading for Students with Diverse Learning Needs3
SPED 313Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence3
SPED 400Foundations of Special Education: Legal Aspects and Characteristics (PRAXIS Core required)3
SPED 404Characteristics and Medical Aspects of Disabling Conditions3
SPED 411Classroom and Behavioral Management Techniques for Students with Diverse Needs3
SPED 428Instructional Strategies for Students Accessing the Adapted Curriculum (45 hour practicum grades 7 - 12 required) ***3
SPED 440Assistive Technology for Diverse Students ++3
SPED 441Teaching Students with Severe Physical and Sensorimotor Disabilities3
SPED 460Teaching Preschoolers With Diverse Needs (45 hour practicum birth - 5 required) ***3
SPED 461Developmental/Ecological Assessment Strategies (45 hour practicum birth - 5 required) ***3
SPED 467Collaboration, Transitions and Infant-Family Intervention3
SPED 469Communication/Language Development/Intervention for Students with Significant Disabilities3
SPED 483Field Experience Seminar in Special Education ***+++1
SPED 486Teacher Candidate Internship for Special Endorsement (7.5 weeks birth - 5 and 7.5 weeks secondary adapted curriculum) ***+++12
Total Hours49
Total Degree Credits****121-128

Early Childhood Concentration*/M.S.Ed. Fifth Year Program

General Education Courses

ENGL 110CEnglish Composition **3
ENGL 211CEnglish Composition **3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Literature **
American Writers, American Experiences **
Introduction to World Literatures and Cultures
Language and Culture (See Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees section of this Catalog for requirement)0-6
COMM 101RPublic Speaking **3
or
Voice and Diction **
Information Literacy and Research 3
THEA 241AThe Theatre Experience **3
HIST 104HInterpreting the American Past **3
Impact of Technology (met within major)
PK-12 Instructional Technology +++
GEOG 100SCultural Geography **3
PHIL 230EIntroduction to Ethics **3
MATH 102MCollege Algebra **++3
or
College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction **++
Select one of the following: **4
Biology for Nonscience Majors I
Biology for Nonscience Majors II
Environmental Sciences
and Environmental Sciences Lab
Environment and Man
and Environment and Man Laboratory
Introduction to Human Biology
and Introduction to Human Biology Lab
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
General Biology II
and General Biology II Lab
Select one of the following: **4
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
and Introductory Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry I Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry I Laboratory
Foundations of Chemistry II Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry II Laboratory
Conceptual Physics (recommended)
Conceptual Physics
Introductory General Physics
Introductory General Physics
Total Hours38-44

Major Content Requirements

ENGL 327WAdvanced Composition3
ENGL 350Aspects of the English Language3
ENGL 370English Linguistics3
HIST 302Perspectives in Teaching World History to 15003
or HIST 100H Interpreting the World Past Since 1500
HIST 356Virginia History3
Select one of the following: 3
Basic Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
POLS 101SIntroduction to American Politics3
POLS 331State and Local Government3
or POLS 311 Virginia Politics and Government
GEOG 300Maps and Geographic Information3
MATH 335Number Systems and Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 302Geometry3
STAT 130MElementary Statistics3
OEAS 110NEarth Science4
HPE 327Teaching of Health and Physical Education, Pre-K-83
One Physical Education activity credit1
MUSC 308Music Education: Music for the Elementary Classroom Teacher3
ARTS 305Elementary Art Education Methods and Classroom Management3
Total Hours50

Professional Education (meets upper-division general education requirements)

TLED 474Foundations and Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education (PRAXIS Core, 40 hour practicum including 10 with infants and toddlers and approved background clearance check required)3
TLED 430PK-12 Instructional Technology +++3
TLED 468Language Acquisition and Reading for Students with Diverse Learning Needs3
TLED 408Reading and Writing in Content Areas3
TLED 490The Child and the Family: PreK-33
SPED 313Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence3
SPED 402Instructional Design I: Learner Characteristics and Assessment3
SPED 406Students with Diverse Learning Needs in the General Education Classroom3
SPED 411Classroom and Behavioral Management Techniques for Students with Diverse Needs3
TLED 483Seminar in Teacher Education ***1
TLED 492Integrating Instruction: Mathematics and Science Across the Early Childhood Curriculum ***3
TLED 493Integrating Literacy and Social Studies Across the PreK - 3 Curriculum ***3
Total Hours34
Total Degree Credits****121-128