Education Major Requirements

The School of Education offers teacher preparation programs that lead to licensure in the State of Ohio. It is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). While specific elements of teacher licensure vary from state to state, there is sufficient similarity so that the programs offered at Heidelberg will satisfy requirements in many states.

Major in Education

Required:

•  EDU 110: Vital Connections
•  EDU 200: Human Growth and Development
•  EDU 220: Principles of Teaching
•  EDU 416: Seminar in Education
•  EIS 267: Diversity Experience
•  EIS 271: Individuals with Exceptionalities
•  EIS 468: Communication and Collaborative Partnerships
•  A capstone experience course


Early Childhood Licensure Track

Pre-K through Grade 3 | Generalist track available

Required:

•  EDU 225: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
•  EDU 230: Foundations of Reading
•  EDU 321: Language/Literacy Development in Early Childhood
•  EDU 322: Math Experiences in Early Childhood
•  EDU 323: Science Experiences in Early Childhood
•  EDU 344: Reading to Learn/Content Areas—Early Childhood
•  EDU 345: Curriculum and Instruction for Young Children
•  EDU 414: Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties
•  EIS 285: Phonics/Word Identification
•  EIS 320: Family Systems/Social Issues in Early Childhood
•  EIS 380: Principles of Assessment
•  ESS 250: Health, Nutrition, Safety: Early Childhood
•  MTH 117: Mathematics for Elementary Education I
•  MTH 118: Mathematics for Elementary Education II
•  NDI 255: Integrated Arts in Early Childhood


Middle Childhood Licensure Track

Grades 4 through 9 | Generalist track available

Required:

•  EDU 207: Growth and Development Seminar: Middle Childhood
•  EDU 227: Principles of Teaching Seminar: Middle Childhood
•  EDU 230: Foundations of Reading
•  EDU 350: Reading to Learn in the Content Area—Middle and AYA
•  EDU 375: The Middle School
•  EDU 400: Curriculum/Organization of Schools
•  EDU 414: Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties
•  EIS 285: Phonics/Word Identification
•  EIS 380: Principles of Assessment

Students in this track must complete two of the following Areas of Concentration:

•  Language Arts - LIT 102, MED 369, WRI 210 or MED 205, LIT 231 or 232, NDI 382, EDU 218, MED 156, EDU 324, EDU 360
•  Social Studies - EDU 373, ECO 102, HIS 105, HIS 106, HIS 107, POL 227, HIS 120, NDI 121, NDI 310
•  Mathematics - EDU 380, CPS 150 or 201, MTH 117, MTH 118, MTH 119, MTH 121, MTH 222
•  Science - EDU 390, BIO 110 and 110L, ENS 101, PHY 100, PHY 172, CHM 103, GEO 101


Adolescent to Young Adult Track

Grades 7 through 12

Required:

•  EDU 208: Growth and Development Seminar: Adolescent to Young Adult
•  EDU 228: Principles of Teaching Seminar: Adolescent to Young Adult
•  EDU 350: Reading to Learn in the Content Area—Middle and AYA
•  EDU 400: Curriculum/Organization of Schools
•  EDU 428: Student Teaching: Adolescent-Young Adult
•  EIS 380: Principles of Assessment
•  A methods class in your area. 

The AYA track allows for you to add a second major in math, English, history, or biology. Select a Licensure option from the following:

Integrated Math

•  Required: MTH 222, 223, 302, 303, 305, 307, 308, 310, 312, and 401
•  Allied Courses: PHY 101, CPS 150, 201

Integrated Language Arts

•  Required: WRI 101; WRI 210 or MED 205; LIT 102, 205 or 206; MED 156, 369A; LIT 221 or 222, 231, 291, 306 or 307, 346; ENG 490; EDU 218, 324; NDI 382
•  Allied Courses: Choose 3 from: COM 100, 209; MED 312, 325; THR 207, 306

Integrated Social Studies

•  Required: HIS 105, 106, 107, 108, 384, 385, ECO 251, 252; REL 204; ANT 200; POL 221; POL 227 or 235; NDI 310
•  One of HIS 311, 321, or 322, one of HIS 332, 333, or 335, one of HIS 325 or 357, and one of HIS 386 or PSY 309

Life Sciences (biology)

•  Required: BIO 123, 123L, 124, 223, 224, 213, 311, 312, 363
•  One from BIO 318, 325, or ENS 334
•  Allied Courses: CHM 111, 112; PHY 101 and 102; MTH 119 and MTH elective, GEO 101 or 201

Integrated Science Option I (biology/chemistry/earth science/physics)

•  Required: BIO 123, 123L, 124, 223, 224, 363, 213 or ENS 334; CHM 111,112, 201, 202 or 305; GEO 101/101 L, 201; PHY 101, 102, 172, and 3 hours of PHY electives 

Integrated Science Option II

•  Required: BIO 123, 123L, 124, 223, 224, 363, 213 or ENS 334; CHM 111,112, 201, 202 or 305; GEO 101, 201; PHY 101, 102, 172, and 3 hours of PHY electives
•  One of the following teaching areas:

Biology/Chemistry: CHM 201, 202, 210 and 307
Biology/Earth Science: GEO 104 or 116, 201, 305, WSS 305 or ENS 310; PHY 172
Biology/Physics: PHY 216, 227, 228, and 391. Two additional 300-level physics courses.


Intervention Specialist Licensure Track

This license is added to another license, not a stand-alone program. It will include a student teaching experience. 

Required:

•  EDU 201: Human Growth and Development
•  EDU 230: Foundations of Reading
•  EDU 344: Reading to Learn/Content Areas—Early Childhood
•  EDU 347: Reading to Learn in the Content Area Multi-Age or Middle and AYA
•  EDU 414: Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties
•  EIS 272: Individuals with Diverse Educational Needs
•  EIS 273: Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers
•  EIS 285: Phonics/Word Identification
•  EIS 350: Family Systems/Social Issues in Early Childhood
•  EIS 361: Reading and Language Arts Methods for Mild/Moderate Disabilities
•  EIS 379: Prescriptive Assessment and Diagnosis
•  EIS 471: Career/Vocational Development and Life Skills


Multi-Age Track

The goal of the Multi-Age track is to prepare Music teachers for Pre-K through grade 12. Music Education candidates are not considered Education Majors, just licensure candidates. They are a BMus Music major. Refer to the music major to see course requirements.


This does not replace official academic requirements in the university catalog. Enrolled students will work their faculty advisor to ensure they meet all the requirements of their major. 

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