2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Educational Studies, Bachelor of Science

The educational studies major provides a course of study for students who have a desire to teach outside of the P12 public school system.  This major requires that students complete 55-60 hours of credit.  Students who choose this major may want to have a career in museum education, national parks/outdoor education, community education programs, mission/ministry education, or private institutions.  Students must choose an area of emphasis.  Students completing this major are eligible for the bachelor of science degree.

 

Students must have a successful criminal background check for participation in field experiences.  This program will NOT lead to an Illinois State Teaching License.

Educational Studies Major Requirements

Core Courses

EDUC 101Introduction Educational Practice

3

EDUC 202Cultural Awareness in the Classroom

3

EDUC 280Exceptional Child

3

EDUC 282Educational Psychology Application

3

EDUC 312Teaching of Reading

3

EDUC 333The Learning Environment

3

EDUC 340Educational Measurement/Evaluation

3

EDUC 395Practicum

2

ENGL 350Children's Literature

3

MATH 143Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

3

MATH 144Geometry for Teachers

3

PHED 356Adapted Physical Education

3

POLS 210American Government

3

EDUC 395 must be completed for a minimum of four credits.

Selection of an Emphasis

Christian Education Emphasis

THEO 111Ministry Seminar

0.5

THEO 112Spiritual Formation and Leadership

1

THEO 200Orientation To Ministry

3

THEO 235Ministry: Discipleship & Evangelism

3

THEO 451Foundations of Christian Doctrine

3

Any Upper Division Old Testament Course

3

Any Upper Division New Testament Course

3

THEO 111 must be completed for one credit.

Early Childhood Emphasis

EDUC 300Early Chld Ed Meth

3

EDUC 305Issues & Trends in Early Childhood

3

EDUC 310Child/Family/Community Relations

3

EDUC 416Early Childhood Special Educ Method

3

EDUC 417Language Development

3

EDUC 418AAssessment of Exceptional Children

3

Elementary Emphasis

EDUC 311Elementary Art & Music

3

EDUC 318Corrective Reading

3

EDUC 351Teaching Language Art/Elem&Mid

3

EDUC 352Teaching Social Studies/Elem&Mid

3

EDUC 355Teaching Math/Elem&Mid School

3

EDUC 356Teaching Science/Elem&Mid

3

Special Education Emphasis

EDUC 318Corrective Reading

3

EDUC 413Strategies for Special Education

3

EDUC 418Assessment Exceptional Children

3

EDUC 419Secondary School Programs/Adol Dis

3

EDUC 450Characterstics of Disabilities

4

EDUC 451Methods/Materials Special Education

4

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Emphasis

ENGL 214Theoretical Found TESOL

3

ENGL 315Historical and Modern Linguistics

3

ENGL 317Methods and Materials TESOL

3

ENGL 318Cross-Cultural Studies for TESOL

3

ENGL 417Assessment & Evaluation in TESOL

3


EDUCATIONAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS AT A GLANCE
Type of Credit Required Credits
General Education (For B.S.)* 30
Major 15-20
Education
40-48
Elective 22-35
Total Credits to Earn Degree 120
*Based on students arriving as first time freshmen. Some general education requirements are met through required major courses. This reduces the number of required general education credits.