Requirements for Majors in Education

Elementary Education (K-6):

EDUC 203, 242, 282, 295, 346, 348, 351, 352, 353, 445, 470, 471, 472, 473, 490; FINA 125, MATH 103 (or higher), MATH 250, MATH 252; RDNG 215, 347; SOCI 210; SPED 207, 208; PSYC 100 or 315.

In addition, only those students who have completed the following courses are eligible for Elementary K-6 Certification: BIOL100 (or higher); CHEM 100 (or higher) or PHYS 103 (or higher); GENS 202; HIST 201 or 202, 225; POLS 225.

Note: Successful completion of PPST-PRAXIS 1 (Reading, Writing, and Math) with passing West Virginia scores must occur before enrolling in any 300-level or higher course in Education, Special Education, or Reading.

Note: Additional courses are required to complete a Minor in Multi-categorical Special Education with Autism, as well as Endorsement in Reading. A Content Portfolio and a Professional Portfolio are also required as part of the Education program.

Middle Childhood Education (5-9):

EEDUC 203, 242, 282, 295, 346, 348, 351, 352, 353, 445, 470, 471, 472, 473, 490; FINA 125, MATH 103 (or higher), MATH 250, MATH 252; RDNG 215, 347; SOCI 210; SPED 207, 208; PSYC 100 or 315.

In addition, only those students who have completed the following courses are eligible for Elementary K-6 Certification: BIOL100 (or higher); CHEM 100 (or higher) or PHYS 103 (or higher); GENS 202; HIST 201 or 202, 225; POLS 225. 

Interdisciplinary Major in Psychology and Education:

PSYC 100, 205, 315, 477; two courses selected from PSYC 324, 325, 326; EDUC 203; EDUC 242, 348, 473; PSYC 470; SOCI 150, 210; INTD 490.

Requirements for Minors in Education

Multi-categorical Special Education K-6 or 5-Adult:

Learning Disabilities, Mental Impairments, and Behavior Disorders: SPED 207, 208, 320, 330, 450, 470 or 471; PSYC 315. As a minor, Special Education may be completed by Secondary Education candidates, but the Special Education multi-categorical with Autism certification may only be added to English, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies certification. Elementary Education candidates may also complete a sequence of courses in English, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies for Restricted Content Special Education Certification in 5-Adult.

Secondary Education:

EDUC 203, 242, 282, 295, 348, 426, 427, 445, 470, 471, 472, 473, 480 (or cross-listed 480 course); SPED 207, 208; RDNG 376; PSYC 100; SOCI 210. Secondary Education Teaching fields include Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Physical Education (PHED 333 may be substituted for SPED 208), Social Studies and Spanish. Students preparing to teach in secondary schools are expected to follow the sequence of required education courses listed in the Professional Education sequence. Liberal Arts Core requirements, other requirements for graduation and requirements for the student’s major must be added. The required education courses cannot be taken on a credit/no-credit basis.