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Elementary Education Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Credit Hours: 99

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses:

COMM 104

Public Speaking (3) PR: None

OR

 

COMM 211

Oral Interpretation (3) PR: None

ANTH 101

Introduction to Anthropology (3) PR: None

PSYC 103

Introduction to Psychological Science (3) PR: None

OR

 

SOCY 101

Introduction to Sociology (3) PR: None

Select two courses from the following:

ARTH 101

History of Art: Prehistoric Through Medieval (3) PR: None

OR

 

ARTH 102

History of Art: Renaissance Through Modern (3) PR: None

MUSC 131

Music Appreciation (3) PR: None

THTR 176

Introduction to Theatre (3) PR: None

Select one course from the following:

ENGL 216

Introduction to African American Literature (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 313

African American Literature (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

HIST 201

United States to 1865 (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 202

United States Since 1865 (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 210

Special Topics in U.S. History (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 211

American Urban History (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 212

American Labor History (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 213

American Jewish History: Colonial Times to the Present (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 214

American Ethnic History: 1607 to the Present (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 215

Native American History (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 216

Africa American History to 1865 (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 217

African American History Since 1865 (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 218

The American West (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 219

Native Americans in Film (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 221

Women in the United States (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 222

History of South Carolina (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 224

History of the South to 1865 (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 225

History of the South Since 1865 (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 301

Colonial America, 1585-1763 (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 302

Era of the American Revolution, 1763-1800 (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 304

History of the United States: The Civil War & Reconstruction, 1845-1877 (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 307

History of the United States: Cold War America, 1945-Present (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 310

Special Topics in U.S. History (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 312

Diplomatic History of the United States Since 1898 (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 320

Special Topics in Low Country History (3)PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 323

Society and Culture of Early Charleston (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

Select two MATH courses at the 103-level or above totaling at least 6 credit hours:

MATH 103

Contemporary Math with Applications (3) PR: MATH 101 or placement

MATH 104

Elementary Statistics (3) PR: MATH 101 or placement

MATH 105

Calculus for Business and the Social Sciences (3) PR: MATH 101 or placement

MATH 111

Pre-Calculus Mathematics (4) PR: C- or better in MATH 101 or placement

MATH 120

Introductory Calculus (4) PR: C- or better in MATH 111 or placement

MATH 207

Discrete Structures I (3) PR: MATH 105, 111 or 120

MATH 220

Calculus II (4) PR: MATH 120 or HONS 115

MATH 250

Statistical Methods I (3) PR: MATH 105 with a C- or better or MATH 111 or MATH 120 or instructor permission

Note: For higher level MATH courses that can count for this requirement, please consult with the Teacher Education Department.

Select 12 credit hours from the following with a sequence of 8 credit hours in one area. At least 4 of the credit hours must be Biological Science (BIOL) and at least 4 of the credit hours must be Physical Science (ASTR, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS). Labs are required for all.

ASTR 129

Astronomy I (3) PR: None; CO: ASTR 129L

ASTR 129L

Astronomy I Lab (1) CO: ASTR 129

ASTR 130

Astronomy II (3) PR: ASTR 129 and 129 lab; CO: ASTR 130L

ASTR 130L

Astronomy II Lab (1) CO: ASTR 130

BIOL 101

Concepts and Applications in Biology I (4) PR: None; CO: BIOL 101L

BIOL 101L

Concepts and Applications in Biology I Lab (0) CO: BIOL 101

BIOL 102

Concepts and Applications in Biology II (4) PR: BIOL 101 and 101 lab; CO: BIOL 102L

BIOL 102L

Concepts and Applications in Biology II Lab (0) CO: BIOL 102

BIOL 111

Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (3) PR: None; CO: BIOL 111L

BIOL 111L

Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Lab (1) CO: BIOL 111

BIOL 112

Evolution, Form, and Function of Organisms (3) PR: BIOL 111 and 111L; CO: BIOL 112L

BIOL 112L

Evolution, Form, and Function of Organisms Lab (1) CO: BIOL 112

CHEM 101

General Chemistry (3) PR: None; CO: CHEM 101L

CHEM 101L

General Chemistry Lab (1) CO: CHEM 101

CHEM 102

Organic and Biological Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 101 and 101L; CO: CHEM 102L

CHEM 102L

Organic and Biological Chemistry Lab (1) CO: CHEM 102

CHEM 111

Principles of Chemistry (3) PR or CO: Unless students exempt MATH 111 (via diagnostic testing) or have completed this course as a pre-requisite, they are required to take MATH 111 as a co-requisite. CO: CHEM 111L

CHEM 111L

Principles of Chemistry Lab (1) CO: CHEM 111

CHEM 112

Principles of Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 111 and 111L; CO: CHEM 112L

CHEM 112L

Principles of Chemistry Lab (1) CO: CHEM 112

GEOL 101

Dynamic Earth (3) PR: None; CO: GEOL 101L

GEOL 101L

Dynamic Earth Lab (1) CO: GEOL 101

GEOL 103

Environmental Geology (3) PR: None; CO: GEOL 103L

GEOL 103L

Environmental Geology Lab (1) CO: GEOL 103

GEOL 105

Earth History (3) PR: GEOL 101 and 101L or GEOL 103 and 103L; CO: GEOL 105L

GEOL 105L

Earth History Lab (1) CO: GEOL 105

PHYS 101

Introductory Physics I (3) PR: None; CO: PHYS 101L

PHYS 101L

Introductory Physics Lab (1) CO: PHYS 101

PHYS 102

Introductory Physics II (3) PR: PHYS 101 or PHYS 111 or HONS 157; CO: PHYS 102L

PHYS 102L

Introductory Physics Lab (1) CO: PHYS 102

PHYS 111

General Physics I (3) PR or CO: MATH 120 or equivalent or instructor permission; CO: PHYS 111L

PHYS 111L

General Physics I Lab (1) CO: PHYS 111 or instructor permission

PHYS 112

General Physics II (3) PR: PHYS 111 and 111L; CO: PHYS 112L; PR or CO: MATH 220 or equivalent or instructor permission

PHYS 112L

General Physics II Lab (1) CO: PHYS 112L or instructor permission

Core Certification Course

EDFS 201*

Foundations of Education (3) PR: Sophomore standing.

Note: *EDFS 201 is prerequisite to all other education courses with a grade of C or better.

Professional Program Semester 1

EDFS 303*

Human Growth and Educational Process (3) PR: None

Note: *Candidates who have received credit for PSYC 224 (previously listed as PSYC 311) prior to beginning a teacher education program should not take EDFS 303 (credit will not be awarded).

EDEE 323

The Development of Mathematical Thinking (3) PR: None

EDEE 325

Foundations of Language and Literacies (3) PR: None

EDFS 326

Integrating Technology Into Teaching (3) PR: None

EDEE 327

Learner Development and the Context of Learning (field experience) (3) PR: None

Professional Program Semester 2

EDEE 366

Teaching Mathematics 2-8 (3) PR: None

EDEE 368

Teaching Science 2-8 (3) PR: None

EDEE 373

Teaching Social Studies 2-8 (3) PR: None

EDEE 374

Elementary Education: Balancing Students and Curriculum (3) PR: Admissions into the teacher education program and successful completion of EDEE 327

EDEE 377

Reading/Learning Strategies 2-8 (3) PR: None

EDEE 382

Application of Curriculum & Instruction 2-6 (field experience) (3) PR: None

Professional Program Semester 3

EDEE 370

Teaching Health & Physical Education (3) PR: None

EDEE 403

Visual and Performing Arts (3) PR: None

EDEE 407

Creating Learning Environments (3) PR: None

EDEE 409

Meeting Needs of Diverse Learners (3) PR: None

EDEE 416

Curriculum, Instruction, and Literacy Assessment 2-6 (field experience) (3) PR: None

Optional Licensure Eligibility Requirements* for Elementary Education

Professional Program Semester 4

EDEE 457*

Elementary Grades Clinical Practice (12) PR: EDEE 416; This course is graded pass-fail. A grade of "P" carries only earned hours. It does not carry quality hours or quality points.

GPA

Must have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.60

Note: *Students seeking recommendation for South Carolina licensure in Elementary Education must complete the program of study above and meet the admission, retention, and exit requirements of the program and the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance. Recommendation to the South Carolina Department of Education for licensure in South Carolina is contingent upon successful completion of Clinical Practice and achievement of passing scores on the necessary Praxis II test(s). Students who do not take Clinical Practice may earn a degree in Elementary Education but will not be recommended for licensure. See your faculty advisor for additional information.

Notes:

  • Declare a major in education in using Program of Study Management (POSM) in MyCharleston as soon as possible. You will be assigned a faculty advisor to work with you in planning your program.
  • You should apply for admission (this is NOT declaring your major) to the Teacher Education Program the semester you are enrolled in EDFS 201 Foundations of Education. Requirements for admission:
    • Minimum overall GPA of 2.60 and 60 earned credit hours.
    • Passing scores on Praxis Core: Academic Skills for Educators designated by the South Carolina Department of Education OR qualifying SAT or ACT scores. Scores must be sent to the College of Charleston (Code R5113) and the SCDE (Code R8108).
    • Disposition forms from (a) a general education faculty member, (b) your EDFS 201 professor, and (c) someone who has observed you working with children.
    • If a student has transfer credit for a course that is equivalent to EDFS 201, they must meet with the Teacher Education department chair and complete 1 hour of work.
    • A grade of C or better in EDFS 201 Foundations of Education.
  • Your admission process must be completed before beginning the professional program.
  • Candidates interested in add on licensure (e.g., elementary and early childhood, elementary and middle) must major in one area and the Semester II courses in the additional licensure area.