Elementary Education (ELEM) / Grades 4-8 Social Studies Option (SS ED) - Recommended Academic Plan

Effective Date Summer 2014

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and Composition

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 030 - Honors Freshman Composition (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 030 - Honors Freshman Composition (GWS)

ENGL 030 - Honors Freshman Composition (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
GN Biological Science CourseNotes for: GN Biological Science Course

GN Biological Science Course

One GN course must include a lab.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
MATH 200 - Problem Solving in MathematicsNotes for: MATH 200 - Problem Solving in Mathematics

MATH 200 - Problem Solving in Mathematics

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
HIST 012 - History of Pennsylvania (GH)Notes for: HIST 012 - History of Pennsylvania (GH)

HIST 012 - History of Pennsylvania (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 100 - Effective Speech (GWS)

CAS 100 - Effective Speech (GWS)

3.0
EDTHP 115S - Competing Rights: Issues in American EducationNotes for: EDTHP 115S - Competing Rights: Issues in American Education

EDTHP 115S - Competing Rights: Issues in American Education

If EDTHP 115S is not available, students may substitute EDTHP 115 and any course that meets the first year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
GQ MATH/STAT Quantification Course (Recommended: MATH 201 - Problem Solving in Mathematics II)Notes for: GQ MATH/STAT Quantification Course

GQ MATH/STAT Quantification Course

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
GN Physical Science CourseNotes for: GN Physical Science Course

GN Physical Science Course

One GN course must include a lab.
3.0
HD FS 239 - Adolescent Development (GS)

HD FS 239 - Adolescent Development (GS)

3.0
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
C I 295 - Introductory Field Experience for Teacher PreparationNotes for: C I 295 - Introductory Field Experience for Teacher Preparation

C I 295 - Introductory Field Experience for Teacher Preparation

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2.0
EDPSY 014 - Learning and InstructionNotes for: EDPSY 014 - Learning and Instruction

EDPSY 014 - Learning and Instruction

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Select English Literature (GH)Notes for: Select English Literature (GH)

Select English Literature (GH)

See Footnotes for list of English Literature courses.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
ECON 102 - Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 102 - Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)

ECON 102 - Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 104 - Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 104 - Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)

ECON 104 - Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 014 - Principles of Economics (GS)Notes for: ECON 014 - Principles of Economics (GS)

ECON 014 - Principles of Economics (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
HIST 020 - American Civilization to 1877 (GH;US)Notes for: HIST 020 - American Civilization to 1877 (GH;US)

HIST 020 - American Civilization to 1877 (GH;US)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HIST 021 - American Civilization Since 1877 (GH;US)Notes for: HIST 021 - American Civilization Since 1877 (GH;US)

HIST 021 - American Civilization Since 1877 (GH;US)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HIST 320 - Contemporary World History and Issues (GH)Notes for: HIST 320 - Contemporary World History and Issues (GH)

HIST 320 - Contemporary World History and Issues (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PL SC 001 - Introductory to American National Government (GS)Notes for: PL SC 001 - Introductory to American National Government (GS)

PL SC 001 - Introductory to American National Government (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3.0
Total credits 17.0

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
C I 280 - Introduction to Teaching English to English Language LearnersNotes for: C I 280 - Introduction to Teaching English to English Language Learners

C I 280 - Introduction to Teaching English to English Language Learners

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
ENGL 202A - Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 202A - Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences (GWS)

ENGL 202A - Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
GEOG 040 - World Regional Geography (GS)Notes for: GEOG 040 - World Regional Geography (GS)

GEOG 040 - World Regional Geography (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
GN Earth Science CourseNotes for: GN Earth Science Course

GN Earth Science Course

One GN course must include a lab.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
HIST 020 - American Civilization to 1877 (GH;US)Notes for: HIST 020 - American Civilization to 1877 (GH;US)

HIST 020 - American Civilization to 1877 (GH;US)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HIST 021 - American Civilization Since 1877 (GH;US)Notes for: HIST 021 - American Civilization Since 1877 (GH;US)

HIST 021 - American Civilization Since 1877 (GH;US)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HIST 320 - Contemporary World History and Issues (GH)Notes for: HIST 320 - Contemporary World History and Issues (GH)

HIST 320 - Contemporary World History and Issues (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PL SC 001 - Introduction to American National Government (GS)Notes for: PL SC 001 - Introduction to American National Government (GS)

PL SC 001 - Introduction to American National Government (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
EDUC 302 - Basic Preparation for TeachingNotes for: EDUC 302 - Basic Preparation for Teaching

EDUC 302 - Basic Preparation for Teaching

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
EDUC 305 - Creative ArtsNotes for: EDUC 305 - Creative Arts

EDUC 305 - Creative Arts

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
EDUC 315W - Social and Cultural Factors in Education (US)Notes for: EDUC 315W - Social and Cultural Factors in Education (US)

EDUC 315W - Social and Cultural Factors in Education (US)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
EDUC 320 - Methods in Teaching Beginning ReadersNotes for: EDUC 320 - Methods in Teaching Beginning Readers

EDUC 320 - Methods in Teaching Beginning Readers

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
HIST 020 - American Civilization to 1877 (GH;US)Notes for: HIST 020 - American Civilization to 1877 (GH;US)

HIST 020 - American Civilization to 1877 (GH;US)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HIST 021 - American Civilization Since 1877 (GH;US)Notes for: HIST 021 - American Civilization Since 1877 (GH;US)

HIST 021 - American Civilization Since 1877 (GH;US)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HIST 320 - Contemporary World History and Issues (GH)Notes for: HIST 320 - Contemporary World History and Issues (GH)

HIST 320 - Contemporary World History and Issues (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PL SC 001 - Introduction to American National Government (GS)Notes for: PL SC 001 - Introduction to American National Government (GS)

PL SC 001 - Introduction to American National Government (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
EDUC 304 - Classroom Organization and ManagementNotes for: EDUC 304 - Classroom Organization and Management

EDUC 304 - Classroom Organization and Management

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
EDMTH 301 - Mathematics in Elementary Education INotes for: EDMTH 301 - Mathematics in Elementary Education I

EDMTH 301 - Mathematics in Elementary Education I

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
EDUC 352 - Teaching Language ArtsNotes for: EDUC 352 - Teaching Language Arts

EDUC 352 - Teaching Language Arts

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
EDSCI 454 - Modern Elementary Science Education

EDSCI 454 - Modern Elementary Science Education

3.0
EDUC 495A - Junior Field ExperienceNotes for: EDUC 495A - Junior Field Experience

EDUC 495A - Junior Field Experience

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.0
HIST 020 - American Civilization to 1877 (GH;US)Notes for: HIST 020 - American Civilization to 1877 (GH;US)

HIST 020 - American Civilization to 1877 (GH;US)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HIST 021 - American Civilization Since 1877 (GH;US)Notes for: HIST 021 - American Civilization Since 1877 (GH;US)

HIST 021 - American Civilization Since 1877 (GH;US)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HIST 320 - Contemporary World History and Issues (GH)Notes for: HIST 320 - Contemporary World History and Issues (GH)

HIST 320 - Contemporary World History and Issues (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PL SC 001 - Introduction to American National Government (GS)Notes for: PL SC 001 - Introduction to American National Government (GS)

PL SC 001 - Introduction to American National Government (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
EDMTH 302 - Mathematics in Elementary Education IINotes for: EDMTH 302 - Mathematics in Elementary Education II

EDMTH 302 - Mathematics in Elementary Education II

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
EDUC 303 - Inclusive Practices in General Education ClassroomsNotes for: EDUC 303 - Inclusive Practices in General Education Classrooms

EDUC 303 - Inclusive Practices in General Education Classrooms

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
EDUC 321 - Methods in Teaching Intermediate and Advanced ReadersNotes for: EDUC 321 - Methods in Teaching Intermediate and Advanced Readers

EDUC 321 - Methods in Teaching Intermediate and Advanced Readers

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
EDUC 353 - Teaching Elementary Social StudiesNotes for: EDUC 353 - Teaching Elementary Social Studies

EDUC 353 - Teaching Elementary Social Studies

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
EDUC 495B - Senior Field ExperienceNotes for: EDUC 495B - Senior Field Experience

EDUC 495B - Senior Field Experience

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.0
EDUC 415 - Teaching Secondary Social StudiesNotes for: EDUC 415 - Teaching Secondary Social Studies

EDUC 415 - Teaching Secondary Social Studies

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
EDUC 490 - Student Teaching (12 weeks)Notes for: EDUC 490 - Student Teaching (12 weeks)

EDUC 490 - Student Teaching (12 weeks)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
12.0
HLTH 306 - Physical Education, Health , and Safety in Elementary SchoolsNotes for: HLTH 306 - Physical Education, Health , and Safety in Elementary Schools

HLTH 306 - Physical Education, Health , and Safety in Elementary Schools

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2.0
Total credits 14.0

Additional Notes

Advising Notes

  • GWS, GQ, GA, GH, GS, GN and GHA are codes used to identify¬†General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. All students are required to take one IL and one US course before graduation. A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.
  • W suffix signifies the course satisfies the University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes

Select 3 credits of literature from:

Students must take one 3-credit course designated as United States Cultures (US) and one 3-credit course designated as International Cultures (IL.) These requirements may be met with courses that fulfill General Education or Major requirements.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

GN Biological Science Course
One GN course must include a lab.
EDTHP 115S - Competing Rights: Issues in American Education
If EDTHP 115S is not available, students may substitute EDTHP 115 and any course that meets the first year seminar requirement.
GN Physical Science Course
One GN course must include a lab.
Select English Literature (GH)
See Footnotes for list of English Literature courses.
GN Earth Science Course
One GN course must include a lab.