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Elementary Education Program Course Requirements

Core Courses for Elementary and Middle Grades Education (Undergraduate Level)

Degree Requirements

At the undergraduate level, the School or Education grants the Bachelor of Arts degree for elementary education and middle grades education. The specific course requirements for each major are outlined in the sections that follow.

Course requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education:

  1. Complete a minimum of 124 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.
  2. Freshman and sophomore years; complete the Critical Foundations in the Arts and Sciences (CFAS) Program with a minimum GPA of 2.5. ENG 1110, 1210 & 1250 must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" in each course.
  3. Complete successfully the Praxis I/Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST paper pencil or computer-based version).
  4. Complete the Professional Education sequence, which includes the student teaching experience: EDU 2600, 2800, 3000, 3010, 3030, 3120, 3150, 3170, 4108, 4208.
  5. Major requirements - Complete all of the required courses: EDU 3210, 3230, 3310, 3400, 3410, 3520, 3540 and PEDU 4400.
  6. Complete 24 semester hours in one of the following academic concentration options: Art, biology (general), English (general), French, history, mathematics (general), social science, or Spanish.

Course requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Middle Grades Education:

  1. Successful candidates must complete a minimum of 124 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.
  2. Freshman and sophomore years - complete the General Education Curriculum (GED) Program with at least a minimum GPA of 2.5. ENG 1110, 1210 & 1250 must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" in each course.
  3. Complete successfully the Praxis I/Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST paper-pencil or computer-based version).
  4. Complete the Professional Education sequence, which includes the student teaching experience: EDU 2600, 2800, 3000, 3010, 3030, 3120, 3150, 3170, 4107, 4207.
  5. Complete the Middle Grades Education specialty courses (12 hrs): EDU 3800, 3810 or 3820, 4010, and 4950.
  6. Complete two academic concentrations in the four core areas of:
    1. Mathematics: MATH 2020, 2030, 1050, 1100, 1200, 2010, 4200.
    2. Science: BIOL 1300, 2400, 2600 (or 2700); GEOG 2350 (or 2100), 2 science electives; PHYS 1210.
    3. Language Arts: ENG 1300 or 1400; ENG 1500; ENG 2310, 2320, or 2330; ENG 3110; ENG 3120; ENG 3310 or 3320; ENG 3410 or 3420.
    4. Social Studies: HIST 1100 or 1200, HIST 2210 or 2220; HIST 4310; 3410, 3510 or 3520; ECON 2200; GEOG 1100; POLS 2100; elective.
 
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