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B.A. in Psychology and Childhood Education

Degree Requirements Sample Program
Course Descriptions Course Schedule

Degree Requirements
The B.A. in Psychology degree with Teacher Certification in Childhood Education provides students with the opportunity to prepare for a career in teaching.

College Core Requirements 46 credits*
Psychology Major 30 credits
Major Foundation Courses   12 credits
    PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology I (3 credits)
    PSYC 104 Introduction to Psychology II (3 credits)
    PSYC 205 Psychological Statistics (3 credits)
    PSYC 315 Research Methods I (3 credits)
PSYC 450 Capstone Seminar (3 credits)
Five courses from the Major Content Areas of Psychology
and Psychology Electives which meet the following criteria:
    a) Three courses are selected from three different major content areas
    b) No more than one course is at the 200 level
    c) At least one course must be at the 400 level
    d) One of the following: (3 credits) PSYC 302 Psychological Testing,
PSYC 324 Learning & Memory or PSYC 424 Cognition or
PSYC 432 Motivation & Emotion
    e) One of the following: (3 credits) PSYC 345 Psychology of Childhood
or PSYC 346 Psychology of Adolescence
(15 credits)
Education Courses 41 credits
    EDUC 211 Education and Society (3 credits)
    EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
    EDUC 322 Teaching Elementary School in Inclusive Settings I (3 credits)
    EDUC 323 Practicum I (3 credits)
    EDUC 324 Teaching Elementary School in Inclusive Settings II (3 credits)
    EDUC 325 Practicum II (3 credits)
    EDUC 326 Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Classroom (3 credits)
    EDUC 340 Introduction to Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 431 Student Teaching in Childhood Education (7 credits)
    EDUC 428 Assessment and Remediation of Literacy Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools (1 credits)
    MATH 222 Math for the Elementary School Teacher (3 credits)
    COMM 210 Public Speaking (3 credits)
Open Electives 3 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

*Three core credits in Social Sciences may be satisfied with major requirements.

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Sample Program
B.S. in Psychology and Childhood Education (120 credits)

Year 1

FYE 101 The First-Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
Core Courses 9 credits
PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology I 3 credits
PSYC 104 Introduction to Psychology II 3 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 2
Core Courses 9 credits
PSYC 205 Psychological Statistics 3 credits
PSYC 321 Social Psychology 3 credits
PSYC 345 Psychology of Childhood 3 credits
EDUC 211 Education and Society (fall) 3 credits
EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning (fall) 3 credits
EDUC 340 Intro to Students with Disabilities (spring) 3 credits
COMM 210 Public Speaking 3 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 3
Core Course 3 credit
PSYC 315 Research Methods in Psychology (WE) 3 credits
PSYC 324 or PSYC 424 or PSYC 432 3 credits
PSYC 346 Psychology of Adolescence 3 credits
MATH 222 Mathematics for Elementary School 3 credits
EDUC 322 Teaching Elementary School in Inclusive Settings I 3 credits
EDUC 323 Practicum I 3 credits
EDUC 324 Teaching Elementary School in Inclusive Settings II 3 credits
EDUC 325 Practicum II 3 credits
EDUC 326 Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Classroom 3 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 4
Core Courses 9 credits
PSYC XXX Psychology Course 1 – Elective at any level 3 credits
PSYC 4XX Psychology Course 2 (400-level course if PSYC 324 option taken) 3 credits
EDUC 431 Student Teaching in Childhood Education 7 credits
EDUC 428 Assessment and Remediation of Literacy Disabilities 3 credits
EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools 1 credits
Open Elective 3 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Total Credits for Graduation: 120