Elementary Education B.S.Ed. Professional Studies (Non-Certification Track)
Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours
The BSED degree with a major in Elementary Education-Professional Studies (Non-Certification) provides students who are interested in education the opportunity to take coursework with planned minors and concentrations. The degree allows for choice in several areas leading to a broad background. When accepted to the University all education majors interested in Elementary Education are placed in the Professional Studies, Non-Certification track. This track does NOT lead to teacher certification. Upon meeting teacher education program admission requirements, those seeking teacher certification in Elementary Education will move into the BSED Elementary Education Certification Track.
See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.
|General Requirements (Core A-E)||42|
|Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major||18|
|Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education|
|Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts|
|Exploring Learning and Teaching|
|Prerequisite Courses to Teaching Field|
|Foundations of Numbers and Operations|
|Childhood Development from Prenatal Period to Adolescence|
|Educational Psychology: General|
|Introduction to Research Methods in Education|
|Foundations of Technology-Enabled Learning|
|The Teaching of Reading|
|Introduction to Special Education for Elementary Education|
|Cultural Diversity and ESOL/TCLD|
|See Option 1, 2, and 3 below to determine credit hours of guided electives needed|
|Must include at least 21 credit hours of upper-division courses|
Complete 9 credit hours of guided electives under professional education and two 15 credit hour minors (please review minors in the catalog)
Complete 3 hours of guided electives under professional education and two 18 hour concentrations from the list below
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 below
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 Hours||124|
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.
This program does NOT lead to teacher certification. Upon meeting teacher education program admission requirements, those seeking teacher certification will move into the B.S.Ed. Elementary Education, certification track.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.