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):

EDUC 203, 242, 282, 295, 348, 351, 352, 426, 427, 445, 470, 471, 472, 473, 490;
RDNG 376; SOCI 210; SPED 207, 208; PSYC 100.

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. 

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 listings of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department in 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, 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.

 

Requirements for Reading Endorsement

Reading Elementary Education (K-6)

*EDUC 346/646 Foundations of Literacy 3 credits
*EDUC 351 Language Arts and Social Studies Methods 3 credits
*RDNG 215 Adolescent and Children's Literature 3 credits
*RDNG 347/647 Reading Assessment and Instruction 3 credits
RDNG 376/676 Content Area Literacy 3 credits
RDNG 422/622 Reading Clinic 3 credits

*Courses already required for elementary education certification. Students must also complete the remaining coursework and other requirements for K-6 certification.

Reading Middle Childhood (5-9) and Secondary (5-Adult)

EDUC 346/646 Foundations of Literacy 3 credits
*EDUC 351 Language Arts and Social Studies 3 credits
RDNG 215 Adolescent and Children's Literature 3 credits
RDNG 347/647 Reading Assessment and Instruction 3 credits
*RDNG 376/676 Content Area Literacy 3 credits
RDNG 422/622 Reading Clinic 3 credits

*Courses already required for middle childhood education certification. Students must also complete the remaining coursework and other requirements for the 5-9 or 5-Adult certification areas including:

• Biology 9-Adult

• Chemistry 9-Adult

• General Science 5-9

• English 5-9, 5-Adult

• Mathematics 5-9, 5-Adult

• Physical Education 5-9, 5-Adult

• Social Studies 5-9, 5-Adult

• Spanish 5-9, 5-Adult

Additional information on these programs can be obtained from the department.