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2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education: Curriculum and Instruction, BA (non-licensure)


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About the Program

The curriculum and instruction major is for those interested in a career in the field of education but not necessarily classroom teaching. This major is non-teaching license program. It provides an educational leadership focus in an increasingly diverse, interconnected, and technology-rich world and values collaboration, community, diversity, global perspectives, inquiry, and reflection. Research on various aspects of educational practices is conducted and disseminated. A focus on theory-into-practice leads to new discoveries in the teaching and learning process across a wide variety of educational contexts. Sample signature areas of discovery include:

  • Challenges of acquiring academic language for English language learners (ELLs).
  • The Science Learning through Engineering Design (SLED) project.
  • Study abroad and internationalization efforts by colleges and universities.
  • Impact of technology on citizenship and citizenship education.
  • Postsecondary learner’s development of mathematics content knowledge.

The General Education: Curriculum & Instruction Plan of Study outlines the required courses to complete the degree.  For more information about the degree program, visit the COE Office of Advising and Recruiting.

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (29 credits)


Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (45-46 credits)


Electives (45-46 credits)


  • Electives - Credit Hours: 45.00-46.00

 

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


15-16 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


  • ** Foundational Course - Credit Hours: 3.00 for Non-Licensure Majors
  • Aesthetic Awareness selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science, Technology & Society selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • English Literature selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 
  • Science selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Foundations of Curriculum - Credit Hours: 3.00 **
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • Foundations of Literacy - Credit Hours: 3.00 **
  • Science selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Teaching Learners of English as a New Language- Credit Hours: 2.00 **
  • Race, Ethnic & Cultural Diversity selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00

14-15 Credits


Notes


  • ** Education Courses - EDCI, EDPS and EDST (must earn a minimum grade of “C-“)
  • A 2.8 Graduation GPA with a “C-” or better in education courses (EDCI, EDPS, and EDST) required
  • 32 credit hours at the 30000 level or above required
  • The General Education: Curriculum & Instruction major is not a licensure program.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. 

For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

Disclaimer


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