Wilkes University

Middle Level Education Major leading to Certification with a Concentration in Social Studies and Dual Certification in Special Education (PK-8)

Recommended Course Sequence

132 Credits

First Semester

Credits

ED 180 – Educational Psychology

3

ENG 101 – Composition

4

FYF 101 – First-Year Foundations

3

HST 101 – Historical Foundations of the Modern World

3

PSY 101 – General Psychology

3

Total Credits

16

Second Semester

BIO/CHM/EES/PHY 105

3

CS 115 – Computers and Applications

3

ED 190 – Effective Teaching (40)*

3

ED 191 – Integrating Technology into the Classroom

3

HST 102 – Europe Before 1600

3

MTH 101 – Solving Problems Using Math

3

Total Credits

18

Third Semester

BIO/CHM/EES/PHY 105

3

EDSP 210 – Teaching Students with Spec. Needs

3

 ANT 101/102

3

ENG 120 – Introduction to Literature & Culture

3

HST 125 – American History I

3

MTH 103 – Mathematics for Elem. School Teachers I

3

Total Credits

18

Fourth Semester

ED 220 – Teaching … Diverse Learners

3

EDSP 225 – Spec. Ed. Methodology I (30)*

3

ENG 202 - Technical Writing

3

HST 126 – American History II

3

MTH 104 – Math for Elem. School Teachers II

3

PS 111 – Introduction to American Politics

3

Total Credits

18

Fifth Semester

Credits

   

BIO/CHM/EES/PHY 105

3

Visual/Performing Arts

3

ENG 225 - Comparative Grammar

3

EDSP 226 – Special Ed. Methodology (20)*

3

FL or PHL 101

3

MTH 150 – Elementary Statistics

3

Total Credits

18

Sixth Semester

BIO/CHM/EES/PHY 105

3

ED 375 - Middle Level Methods

4

EDSP 302 – Special Ed. Methods

3

EDSP 227 – Behavior Management in Special Ed. (20)*

3

SOC 101 or ANT 101

3

Total Credits

16

Seventh Semester

ED 381 - Teaching Methods in Social Studies (40)*

4

ED 380 - Content Area Literacy

3

EDSP 300 - Special Ed. Assessment & Evaluation

3

HST 300 Level

3

PS 141/PS 151

3

Total Credits

16

Eighth Semester

ED 390 – Student Teaching (40)**

12

EDSP 388 – Inclusionary Practices

3

Total Credits

15

*Denotes field experience hours
**Denotes pre-student teaching hours completed during the first two weeks of the eighth semester.


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