College of Health, Education and Professional Studies
2930 - Theatre Education K-12 (B.S.)
2941 - Exceptional Learning: K-12 (B.S.)
- General Education (see for list of approved courses)
- Rhetoric and Composition: English 121, 122 (6 hours)
- Mathematics: Mathematics 214* (4 hours)
- Statistics: One approved statistics course* (3 hours)
- Natural Sciences: One course from Astronomy 102/182, Chemistry 121/123, 125, General Science 111/181, Geology 111/181, Physics 103/183, 119, 230/280 and one course from Biology 121 or Environmental Science 150* (8 hours)
- Humanities and Fine Arts: Art 301*, and one fine arts course from Music 111 or Theatre and Speech 111* (9 hours)
- Cultures and Civilizations: History 103*, 104*, 105* (9 hours)
- Behavioral and Social Sciences: Political Science 101* and Psychology 101* (6 hours)
The PDS I requirements for this major include Education 323, 400, 416, 436, 499; Human Ecology 241 or 242, and 445.
Major and Related Courses
- English 228 or 229, Exercise Science 302, Human Ecology 445, one course from Psychology 221 or 222 or Human Ecology 241 or 242; University Studies 311, 320, 340
- Art 301 and one course from Music 111 or Theatre and Speech 111#
- History 103, 104, and 105#
- Political Science 101#, Psychology 101#
- Mathematics 214# and one approved statistics course#
- One course from Astronomy 102/182; Chemistry 121/123, 125; General Science 111/181, Geology 111/181, Physics 103/183, 119, 230/280#
- One course from Biology 121 or Environmental Science 150#
Professional Education Requirements
- Education 201, 323, 325, 330, 311, 312, 313, 314, 317, 318, 319, 323, 325, 330, 336, 400
- One course from Education 420 or 423
- Education 425, 426, 430, 435, 445
- For graduation: 2.0 average in College of Health, Education and Professional Studies courses.
- For licensure: 2.5 cumulative, 2.5 at UTC, 2.5 in education courses with no grade lower than C, and 2.5 in content courses with no grade lower than C.
- Minimum of 39 hours of 300 and 400 level courses.
- Electives to complete 120 hours.
EDUCATION COURSES (EDUC)
101 Career and Life Planning (3)
Focus is on helping the individual make career and life plans. A series of techniques (role playing, psychodrama, sociodrama, value clarification, and decision making) will be utilized to facilitate each students examining his or her interrelated value systems associated with education, work, leisure, and self-expression. Every semester.
105 Strategies for College Reading (3 hours institutional credit)
The course provides insights into the reading process, language expansion, content area language strategies, and improved study skills. Students will engage in a variety of activities involving reading, writing, speaking, and listening to enhance their ability to comprehend a variety of printed materials. Credit not applicable toward any degree.
199r Special Projects (1-4)
Individual projects and field components. On demand. Maximum credit 4 hours. Prerequisite: approval of department head.
200r Investigations of the School in Society (1)
Observations and simulations involving the school as a social institution and the role of the teacher in preparation for instruction. Field component required. Every semester.
201 Education in the United States (3)
Organization and historical development of education in the United States, philosophical concepts and their influences on contemporary education, current issues. Field component. Every semester
306 Designing Instruction and Evaluation in the Elementary Classroom (3)
Examination of the elements of evaluation, planning and management common to elementary school. Students will demonstrate competency in unit development, selected component teaching skills, and evaluation planning. Prerequisite: Education 201.
310 Elementary School Curriculum (3)
The curriculum for grades one through six and the impact of technological and social change on curriculum planning and school organization. On demand.
311 Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School (1)
Designed to model effective methods and materials for teaching social studies in elementary grades. Emphasis on an integrated literature-based spiral curriculum. Prerequisite: Education 306. Corequisite: University Studies 320. Formerly Education 411.
312 Teaching Science in Elementary School (1)
Designed to develop a variety of teaching strategies for science instruction in the elementary grades. Emphasis placed on resources, inquiry skills, and developmentally appropriate activities. Prerequisite: Education 306. Corequisite: University Studies 311. Formerly Education 412.
313 Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School (1)
Designed to develop an understanding of the basic concepts of language usage in the elementary classroom. Emphasizes the interrelatedness of language arts skills while demonstrating developmentally appropriate instructional strategies, activities, materials, and assessment techniques. Prerequisites: Education 306, 323; English 228, Human Ecology 240, 241. Corequisite: University Studies 340. Formerly Education 413.
314 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (1)
Designed to provide students with effective methods for mathematics instruction in the elementary grades. Emphasis will be placed on assessment techniques and developmentally appropriate strategies and materials. Prerequisite: Education 306; Corequisite: Mathematics 214. Formerly Education 414.
317 Designing Instruction for the Inclusive Classroom (3)
Study of the elements of evaluation, planning and instruction common to an inclusive classroom with emphasis upon instructional design, unit/lesson development, teaching strategies, and adapting/differentiating instruction for diverse learners.
318 Methods in Special Education (3)
Examination of the approaches and methodology concerning remedial, corrective, and compensatory instruction used to support and teach students with mild to moderate disabilities. Emphasis is on mastery of K-12 general education curriculum as well as vocational skill development and transition planning. Prerequisite: Education 400 or equivalent.
319 Behavior Intervention Planning (3)
Theoretical orientations toward behavior management and strategies reflecting these orientations will be examined. This course will also address the development of behavior intervention plans needed when traditional classroom management is insufficient to address the behavioral, emotional and social problems of students. Prerequisite: Education 400.
320 Nature and Characteristics of Mild Disabilities (4)
An in-depth study of the psychological, physical, educational, medical, behavioral, and learning characteristics and needs of populations with mild disabilities. Field component required. Prerequisite: Education 400.