Requirements for Majors in Education

Elementary Education (K-6):

EDUC 203 - Human Development
EDUC 242 - Professional Principles
EDUC 282 - Instructional Technology
EDUC 295 - Multicultural Field Experience
EDUC 346 - Foundations of Literacy and Language Systems
EDUC 348 - Classroom Discipline and Instruction
EDUC 351 - Integrated Methods in the Elementary School: Language Arts and Social Studies
EDUC 352 - Integrated Methods in the Elementary School: Mathematics and Science
EDUC 353 - Integrated Methods in the Elementary School: Health and Physical Education
EDUC 445 - Professional Issues in Education
EDUC 470 - Clinical Practice and Student Teaching I
EDUC 471 - Clinical Practice and Student Teaching II
EDUC 472 - Student Teaching Seminar
EDUC 473 - Philosophy of Education
EDUC 490 - Senior Project
FINA  125 - Integrated Methods for the Elementary School: Art and Music
MATH 103 (or higher) - College Algebra
MATH 250 - Mathematics for Elementary Education
MATH 252 - Mathematics for Teachers: Algebra and Geometry
RDNG 215 - Adolescent and Children's Literature
RDNG 347 - Reading Assessment and Instruction
SOCI 210 - Human Diversity
SPED 207 - Exceptionalities and Diversities
SPED 208 - The Special Education Process
One of the following:
PSYC 100 - General Psychology
PSYC 315 - Modification of Behavior
 
In addition, only those students who have completed the following courses are eligible for Elementary K-6 Certification:
 
BIOL 100 (or higher) - Modern Concepts in Life Science
One of the following:
CHEM 100 (or higher) - Consumer Chemistry
PHYS 103 (or higher) - Everyday Physics
GENS 202 - Physical and Cultural Geography
One of the following:
HIST 201 - U.S. History I
HIST 202 - U.S. History II
HIST 225 - West Virginia History, Government, Geography
POLS 225 - American Politics

Additional Notes:

  • 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.
  • 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):

EDUC 203 - Human Development
EDUC 242 - Professional Principles
EDUC 282 - Instructional Technology
EDUC 295 - Multicultural Field Experience
EDUC 348 - Classroom Discipline and Instruction
EDUC 351 - Integrated Methods in the Elementary School: Language Arts and Social Studies
EDUC 352 - Integrated Methods in the Elementary School: Mathematics and Science
EDUC 426 - Principles of Techniques of Middle School Education
EDUC 427 - Middle School Curriculum and Organization
EDUC 445 - Professional Issues in Education
EDUC 470 - Clinical Practice and Student Teaching I
EDUC 471 - Clinical Practice and Student Teaching II
EDUC 472 - Student Teaching Seminar
EDUC 473 - Philosophy of Education
EDUC 490 - Senior Project
RDNG 376 - Content Area Literacy
SOCI 210 - Human Diversity
SPED 207 - Exceptionalities and Diversities
SPED 208 - The Special Education Process
PSYC 100 - General Psychology
 
Note: Candidates interested in grades 5-9 certification only must complete the Middle Childhood Education 5-9 program in two fields selected from English, General Science, Mathematics, Physical Education (PHED 333 may be substituted for SPED 208), Social Studies, or Spanish.
 Requirements for Interdisciplinary Major in Psychology and Education
The Department cooperates with the Psychology Department in administering the faculty-initiated interdisciplinary major in Psychology and Education. Requirements for this major appear in the Professional Education Requirements described in the Education section of this Catalogue.
Requirements for Minors in Education

Multi-categorical Special Education K-6 or 5-Adult: Learning Disabilities, Mental Impairments, and Behavior Disorders:

SPED 207 - Exceptionalities and Diversities
SPED 208 - The Special Education Process
SPED 320 - Assessment and Methods in Special Education I
SPED 330 - Assessment and Methods in Special Education II
SPED 450 - Current Issues and Trends in Special Education
One of the following:
SPED 470 - Clinical Practice and Student Teaching: Special Education I
SPED 471 - Clinical Practice and Student Teaching: Special Education II
PSYC 315 - Modification of Behavior
 
As a minor, Special Education may be completed by Secondary Education candidates, but the Special Education multi-categorical 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 - Human Development
EDUC 242 - Professional Principles
EDUC 282 - Instructional Technology
EDUC 295 - Multicultural Field Experience
EDUC 348 - Classroom Discipline and Instruction
EDUC 426 - Principles and Techniques of Middle School Education
EDUC 427 - Middle School Curriculum and Organization
EDUC 445 - Professional Issues in Education
EDUC 470 - Clinical Practice and Student Teaching I
EDUC 471 - Clinical Practice and Student Teaching II
EDUC 472 - Student Teaching Seminar
EDUC 473 - Philosophy of Education
EDUC 480 (or cross-listed 480 course) - Methods and Materials in Teaching
SPED 207 - Exceptionalities and Diversities
SPED 208 - The Special Education Process
RDNG 376 - Content Area Literacy
PSYC 100 - General Pyschology
SOCI 210 - Human Diversity
 
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.