Specializations

Early Education PreK-K+

Course NumberTitleCredit Hours
TOTAL HOURS25 hours
*PSYC 241Introduction to Human Development3 hours
EDUC 250Intro to Early Childhood Education
3 hours
*◊EDUC 300Theories of Learning3 hours
EDUC 255Language Arts and Emerging Literacy3 hours
EDUC 302Strategies in Early Education3 hours
*EDUC 320Educational Assessment3 hours
◊EDUC 402Early Childhood Curriculum2 hours
◊EDUC 403Student Teaching—Early Education5 hours

TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR EARLY EDUCATION: All candidates completing this specialization are required to pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching for grades K-6 test (test code 5622) and the PRAXIS II Exam Early Education (test code 5531).

General Math-Algebra I

Course NumberTitleCredit Hours
TOTAL HOURS31 hours
*MATH 126College Algebra3 hours
MATH 128College Trigonometry3 hours
MATH 150Introduction to Calculus3 hours
MATH 230Introduction to Euclidean Geometry3 hours
MATH 315Introduction to Modern Algebra3 hours
*MATH 121Introduction to Mathematics3 hours
*MATH 211Statistics3 hours
*◊EDUC 304Instructional Strategies in Mathematics3 hours
◊EDUC 388Math Strategies Grade 7 - Algebra I2 hours
◊EDUC 406 Student Teaching in General Math 5-95 hours

TESTING REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL MATH: All candidates completing this specialization are required to pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching Test for grades K-6 (test code 5622) and the PRAXIS II Exam Middle School Mathematics (test code 5169).

General Science 5-9+

Course NumberTitleCredit Hours
TOTAL HOURS39 hours
*BIOL 101 & 103General Biology4 hours
BIOL 211Zoology (offered fall of odd-numbered years)4 hours
BIOL 212Botany (offered fall of even-numbered years)4 hours
CHEM 111 or 115Intro to General Chemistry or Fundamentals of Chemistry I
4 hours
PSCI 114Meteorology1 hour
PHYS 103Introductory Physics4 hours
GEOL 101Physical Geology3 hours
GEOL 102Physical Geology Lab1 hour
ASTR 106Introduction to Astronomy4 hours
*◊EDUC 305Instructional Strategies in Science3 hours
◊EDUC 390Science Strategies for Middle School2 hours
◊EDUC 405Student Teaching in Science 5-95 hours

TESTING REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCIENCE: All candidates completing this specialization are required to pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching Test for grades K-6 (test code 5622) and the PRAXIS II Exam Middle Childhood Science (test code 5440).

English 5-9+

Course NumberTitleCredit Hours
TOTAL HOURS35 hours
ENGL 221World Literature I3 hours
ENGL 222World Literature II3 hours
*ENGL 241 or 242American Literature I or American Literature II3 hours
*ENGL 131 or 132Types of Literature I or Types of Literature II3 hours
ENGL 210Introduction to Creative Writing3 hours
ENGL 404Adolescent Literature3 hours
◊ENGL 350Approaches to Teaching Grammar3 hours
*◊EDUC 301Language Arts for Teachers3 hours
◊EDUC 387Reading/Language Arts for Middle School3 hours
◊EDUC 407Student Teaching in English 5—95 hours
Choose one of the following:
ENGL 261English Literature I3 hours
ENGL 262English Literature II3 hours
ENGL 325Shakespeare3 hours
ENGL 285Gender in Literature3 hours
ENGL 450Literary Criticism3 hours

TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR ENGLISH: All candidates completing this specialization are required to pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching for grades K-6 test (test code 5622) and the Praxis II Exam Middle School English (test code 5047).

English 5-9+

Course NumberTitleCredit Hours
TOTAL HOURS40 hours
HIST 101Western Civilization through the Reformation3 hours
HIST 102Western Civilization from the Reformation3 hours
*HIST 152US History through the Civil War3 hours
*HIST 153US History from Reconstruction to Present3 hours
*HIST 250West Virginia and the Appalachian Region3 hours
*GEOG 102World Geography3 hours
GEOG 240North American Geography3 hours
ECON 201 or 202Microeconomics or Macroeconomics3 hours
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3 hours
POLS 102American Federal Government3 hours
*EDUC 314 Instructional Strategies in Social Studies3 hours
◊EDUC 389Instructional Strategies for Middle School Social Studies 2 hours
◊EDUC 409Student Teaching in Middle School Social Studies5 hours

TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES: All candidates completing this specialization are required to pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching for grades K-6 test (test code 5622) and the Praxis II Exam Middle School Social Studies (test code 5089).

* – Multi-Subject K-6 Curriculum Requirement

+ – Concurrent enrollment in Elementary Education K-6 is required

◊ – Field experience is required

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