Wilkes University

Timelines

Program Requirements

Recommended Course Sequences for the Major/Certification,
Major/Certification w/Certification in Special Education, & Reading Minor

Major/Certification | 127 credits
First Semester Second Semester
FYF 101 First-Year Foundations 3 CS 115 Computers & Applications 3
COM 101 Fund of Public Speaking 3   Science Elective 3
MTH 103 Math for Elementary Teachers 3 MTH 104 Math for Elementary Teachers 3-4
ENG 101 Composition 4 HST 101 Modern World 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3 ENG 120 Intro to Literature 3
    16     15
 
Third Semester Fourth Semester
ED 190 Effective Teaching w/Field Exp 3 ED 200 Educational Psychology 3
HST 207
OR
HST 208
American History 3 ED 210 Teaching Students Spec. Needs 3
  Minor Elective 3 ED 220 Multicultural Education 3
  Social Science Elective 3   Visual & Performing Arts Elective 3
FL
or
PHL 101
Humanities 3   Minor Elective 3
  Science Elective 3 PSY 221 Developmental Psych. 3
    18     18
 
Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
ED 321 Foundations of Reading w/Field Exp 3 ED 322 Teaching of Reading 3
ED 310 Health, PE, & Safety in ECE/Elem 3 ED 330 Mathematics in ECE & Elem Ed 3
ED 315 Integrating Technology 3 ED 345 Assessment in Education 3
ED 341 Lang. Arts in ECE & Elem. Ed 3   Minor Electives 6
  Minor Elective 3      
    15     15
 
Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
ED 350 The Arts in ECE & Elem. Ed 3 ED 390B Student Teaching w/Seminar 15
ED 360 Soc. Studies in ECE & Elem. Ed 3      
ED 370 Science in ECE & Elem Ed. 3      
ED 385 Classroom Management 3      
  Minor Elective 3      
    15     15

 

Major/Certification & Certification in Special Education | 142 credits
First Semester Second Semester
FYF 101 First-Year Foundations 3 CS 115 Computers & Applications 3
COM 101 Fund of Public Speaking 3   Science Elective 3
MTH 103 Math for Elementary Teachers 3 MTH 104 Math for Elementary Teachers 3
ENG 101 Composition 4   Minor Elective 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3 HST 101 Modern World 3
      ENG 120 Intro to Literature 3
    16     18
 
Third Semester Fourth Semester
ED 190 Effective Teaching w/Field Exp 3 ED 200 Educational Psychology 3
HST 207
OR
HST 208
American History 3 ED 210 Teaching Students w/Special Needs 3
  Minor Elective 3 ED 220 Multicultural Education 3
  Science Elective 3   Visual & Performing Arts Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3 PSY 221 Developmental Psychology 3
FL 101 PHL 101   3   Minor Elective 3
    18     18
 
Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
ED 315 Integrating Technology 3 ED 321 Found/Reading-Field Experience 3
ED 330 Mathematics in ECE & Elem Ed 3 ED 341 Language Arts in ECE & Elem Ed. 3
ED 345 Assessment in Education 3 ED 360 Social Studies in Elem Ed. 3
EDSP 350 The Arts in ECE & Elementary Ed. 3   Minor Electives 3
EDSP 225 Spec. ED Methodology I 3 EDSP 226 Spec Ed Methodology II 3
EDSP 227 Behavior Management 3 EDSP 300 Assessment in Spec Ed 3
    18     18
 
Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
ED 310 Health, PE, & Safety in ECE & Elem. Ed. 3 ED 390B Student Teaching w/Seminar 15
ED 322 Teaching of Reading 3   Minor Elective (if necessary) 3
ED 370 Science in ECE & Elem. Ed. 3      
ED 385 Classroom Management 3      
EDSP 389 Issues/Topics in Spec. Ed 3      
  Minor Elective 3      
    18     18

Reading Minor | 18 credits

The reading minor is appropriate for Elementary Education majors who have a strong interest in the teaching of reading. It provides students who plan to pursue a graduate program in reading or a related area with additional knowledge about reading pedagogy prior to advanced coursework.

It also offers additional field experience to increase skills important to the teaching of reading. Students selecting this minor participate in tutoring and reading camps that serve children from regional schools. Education majors pursuing the reading minor also select another minor in an academic content area as required in the Teacher Education Program.

Required Courses...

ED 321 Foundations of Reading with Field Experience
ED 322 Teaching of Reading
ED 341 Language Arts in Elementary and Early Childhood Education
ED 323 Diagnostic Reading Methods
ED 324 Children and Adolescent Literature
ED 325 Applied Reading Strategies with Field Experience

 


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