Professional Studies Elementary Education B.S.Ed. (Non-Certification Track)

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core A-E)42
Additional Requirements 4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Pre-Professional Block9
PPB Practicum
Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts
Exploring Learning and Teaching
Prerequisite Courses to Teaching Field9
Life/Earth Science
Physical Science
Foundations of Numbers and Operations
Professional Education
EDUF   3040Childhood Development from Prenatal Period to Adolescence3
EDUF   3232Educational Psychology: General 3
EDUR   3130Introduction to Research Methods in Education3
ESED   5234Cultural Issues: ESOL 3
ITEC   5233Foundations of Technology-Enabled Learning3
READ   4131The Teaching of Reading 3
SPED   3333Introduction to Special Education 3
Guided ElectivesSee Option 1, 2, and 3 below to determine credit hours of guided electives needed3-9
Major Requirements
Must include at least 21 credit hours of upper-division courses
Option 1
Complete 9 credit hours of guided electives under professional education and two 15 credit hour minors (please review minors in the catalog)39
Option 2
Complete 3 hours of guided electives under professional education and two 18 hour concentrations from the list below39
Option 3
Complete 9 credit hours of guided electives under professional education, and a combination of additional approved courses, a 15 credit hour minor, or an 18 credit hour concentration from the list below39
Approved Concentrations:
Africana Studies, American Studies, Business, Communication Arts, Culture and Society, Education, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Individual Emphasis, International Studies, Irish Studies, Justice Studies, Modern Languages (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Latin, Spanish), Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Sociology, Southern Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Writing
Total Credit Hours124

Program Admission Criteria1

  • Must meet all Universtiy Admission Requirements.

Other Program Requirements

  • Must choose Option 1, 2, or 3;
  • Must identify a career path with their academic advisor.

To graduate with B.S.Ed. Professional Studies Elementary Education/Non-Certification, a student must:

  • successfully complete the program of study as outlined in the catalog;
  • be in good standing with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Advisement

Each student in Elementary Education-Professional Studies (Non-Certification Track) is assigned to an advisor in the College of Education Student Success Center for program planning and course scheduling. Telephone: (912) 478-0698. E-Mail: cjthomp@georgiasouthern.edu.