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2014-2015 University Catalog 
    
2014-2015 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.

Four strands run through and guide the program: diversity, technology, field experience, and performance assessment (including the use of electronic portfolios).

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for General Education - Curriculum and Instruction (non-licensure)  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Program: EDUC-BA
Code: GECI
Credit Hours: 120
Education courses (EDCI, EDPS and EDST)
no grade lower than a “C-“

Departmental/Program Major Courses (21 credits)


Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (54-55 credits)


Electives (44-45 credits)


University Core Curriculum (UCC) Requirements


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

Program Requirements


(See your advisor for other options in creating your GECI Educational Plan of Study.)

15-16 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • English Literature - Credit Hours: 3.00 or
  • LC 24100 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • UCC: 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 **
  • UCC: 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: 3.00 **
  • Race, Ethnic & Cultural Diversity Choice - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00 - 3.00

14-15 Credits


Note


* Satisfies a University Core Requirement
** Education Courses - EDCI, EDPS and EDST (must earn a minimum grade of “C-“)

Criminal History Background Check and Student Self-Disclosure Statement:


A current Criminal Background Check must be on file in the Office of Field Experiences (OFE). The Student Self-Disclosure Statement is submitted to OFE at the start of a Foundational course in which you complete a course-related field experience placement, EDCI 20500  or EDPS 23500  or EDPS 26500 . For additional information please visit http://www.education.purdue.edu/fieldexp/students/index.html.

Note


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Arts degree

A 2.80 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.)

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

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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. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course


Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

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