Undergraduate Catalog - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Education K-12 Specialist | Judson University Christian College

K-12 Education Specialist and Secondary Education

 

Overall Requirements for Education Majors:

  • At least 120 semester hours of course work
  • A maximum of 66 lower division transfer
  • A maximum of 8 hours phys ed activity *
  • A maximum of 8 hours applied music *
  • Minimum overall Judson Cumulative GPA 2.75
  • *The Graduation Auditor may need to manually increase required hrs if exceeded.

Major requirements for all Education Students:

  • Resident hours 40%
  • Upper division hours 40%
  • Minimum major GPA including transfer work: 2.75
  • No grade lower than C
  • ISBE Test of Academic Proficiency (Prior to Gate II)
  • Program Acceptance by TEC (Gate II)
  • ISBE Content Area Exam 
  • Student Teaching Acceptance (Gate III)
  • ISBE Assessment for Prof Teaching (Gate IV)

Physical Education (K-12)

Required = 72 - 73 hours 

Gen Eds required by major:

  • PSY111 Psychology
  • NOTE: ESS101 and BIO272 in Major Component will also fulfill gen ed requirements.

Education Component

Required = 32-33 hours

  • EDU101 Explorations in Education
  • EDU102 Day of Assessments
  • EDU131 Practicum I, Diversity
  • EDU201 Strategic Education
  • EDU202 Development and Learning
  • EDU231E Practicum IIE, Tchr Aid, Elgin (0-1 hours)
  • EDU231H Practicum IIH, Tchr Aid, Hometown
  • EDU325 Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • EDU331PE Practicum III, Inst Asst, Phys Ed
  • ESS341 Methods/Materials of Teaching PE
  • EDU411 Student Teaching (12 hours)
  • EDU491 Senior Seminar

Major Component

Required = 40 hours

NOTE: ESS101 & BIO272 also fulfill gen ed requirements.

  • BIO272 Prin Human Anat/Physiol w/lab
  • BIO370 Kinesiology
  • ESS101 Wellness
  • ESS148 Rhythmic Activities
  • ESS210 Life guarding or certificate (Must have certificate or two swimming courses)
  • ESS241 Principles of Health
  • ESS242 Foundations of HPERS
  • ESS251 Motor Development/Learning
  • ESS252 Theory/Techniques of Team Sports
  • ESS253 Theory/Techniques of Indiv Sports
  • ESS255 Principles of Coaching
  • ESS350 Organization & Admin of Sport
  • ESS353 Basic Athletic Train/First Aid
  • ESS441 Curriculum Development in PE
  • ESS447 Adapted Physical Education
  • ESS467 Physiology of Exercise
  • ESS450 Physical Activity Assess/Measurement

Electives

Elective courses may be required to complete 120 semester hours of course work required for graduation. It is the responsibility of the student to make certain all requirements are completed.

BILINGUAL, ESL, and LBS1 options are available with this major.  See Education Endorsements and Approvals.

 

Secondary Education/Mathematics

Required = 75 - 80 hours

 Gen Eds required by major:

  • PSY111 Psychology
  • NOTE: MAT211 or MAT215 required in Major Component will also fulfill Gen Ed requirement.

Education Component

Required = 38- 39 hours

  • EDU101 Explorations in Education
  • EDU102 Day of Assessments
  • EDU131 Practicum I, Diversity
  • EDU201 Strategic Education
  • EDU202 Development and Learning
  • EDU231E Practicum IIE, Tchr Aid, Elgin (0-1 hours)
  • EDU231H Practicum IIH, Tchr Aid, Hometown
  • EDU325 Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • EDU331S Practicum III, Inst Asst - Sec
  • EDU337 Educational Assessments
  • EDU340 Intro to Secondary Methods
  • EDU342 Mathematics Methods – Secondary
  • EDU411 Student Teaching (12 hours)
  • EDU491 Senior Seminar
  • SPE328 Exceptional Child

Major Component

Required = 37-41 hours

  • MAT211 Functions and Calculus or MAT215 Calc w/Analytic Geometry I (Also fulfills Gen Ed requirement) (3-5)
  • MAT309 Advanced Mathematical Principles
  • MAT311 Probability & Statistics w/lab
  • MAT312 Modern Abstract Algebra
  • MAT313 Modern Geometry
  • MAT314 Discrete Mathematics
  • MAT316 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry IV
  • MAT318 Linear Algebra
  • MAT419 Senior Seminar in Mathematics
  • ITS224 Programming Languages
  • MAT*** MAT electives to meet 37 hours

Electives:

  1. Recommended Elective: BUS344 Personal Finance
  2. Any additional coursework required to complete 120 semester hours of course work required for graduation.

BILINGUAL, ESL and LBS1:

Options are available with this major.  See Education Endorsements and Approvals.

 

Secondary Education/English (6-12)

Required = 81-82 hours

Gen Eds required by major:

  • PSY111 Psychology
  • NOTE: ENG360 or ENG264 and SPC120 required in major component also fulfill Gen Ed requirements.

Education Component

Required = 41-42 hours

  • EDU101 Explorations in Education
  • EDU102 Day of Assessments
  • EDU131 Practicum I, Diversity
  • EDU201 Strategic Education
  • EDU202 Development and Learning
  • EDU231E Practicum IIE, Tchr Aid, Elgin (0-1 hours)
  • EDU231H Practicum IIH, Tchr Aid, Hometown
  • EDU325 Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • EDU331S Practicum III, Inst Asst - Sec
  • EDU337 Educational Assessments
  • EDU340 Intro to Secondary Methods
  • EDU341 English Methods – Secondary
  • EDU411 Student Teaching (12 hours)
  • EDU491 Senior Seminar
  • HIS172 Rise of the U.S. Since 1877
  • SPE328 Exceptional Child

Major Component

Required = 40 hours

  • ENG___ Writing beyond ENG101/102
  • ENG311 Advanced Grammar
  • SPC120 Foundations of Speech (SPC120 also fulfills gen ed requirement) AND ONE of the following:
    • SPC220 Oral Interpretation/Literature
    • SPC320 Argumentation & Debate
    • SPC321 Persuasion
    • SPC322 Group Discussion
    • SPC323 Advanced Public Speaking
  • COM293 Communication Arts Conference*
  • COM311 Language and Society
  • COM442 Communication Theory/Application
  • COM499 Senior Research Project
  • ENG262 Eminent British Writers**
  • ENG263 American Literature Since 1865**
  • ENG264 Adolescent Literature
  • ENG312 Analysis of Literature
  • ENG360 Archetypes of Western Lit (ENG360 also fulfills gen ed requirement)
  • ENG393 Literary Studies Seminar OR ENG 465 Shakespeare: Plays/Performance

*All SCED/English majors must register for COM293 every semester that they attend Judson. Registration is for zero credit hours except the student's final semester when it must be taken for one credit hour

**ENG262 & ENG263 are offered odd/even years and should fulfill requirement that "the employing district is responsible for determining that faculty who teach grammar, English Lit, American Lit, reading or dramatics have at least one course in the assigned teaching area".

ELECTIVES:

Other recommended courses:

    • COM347X Business Communication
    • MED240 Writing for the Media
    • MED357X Creative Writing
    • Any elective courses to complete 120 semester hours of course work required for graduation

BI-LINGUAL, ESL and LBS1:

Options are available with this major. See Education Endorsements and Approvals.

Secondary Education/Social Science/History (6-12)

Required = 89 - 90 hours

Gen Eds required by major:

  • BIO177 Environmental Science w/Lab
  • HIS261 History of Civilization I
  • PSY111 Introduction to Psychology
  • NOTE: PSY111, HIS261 and HIS262 in Social Science Core of Major also fulfill gen ed requirements.

Education Component

Required = 38-39 hours

  • EDU101 Explorations in Education
  • EDU102 Day of Assessments
  • EDU131 Practicum I, Diversity
  • EDU201 Strategic Education
  • EDU202 Development and Learning
  • EDU231E Practicum IIE, Tchr Aid, Elgin
  • EDU231H Practicum IIH, Tchr Aid, Hometown
  • EDU325 Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • EDU331S Practicum III, Inst Asst - Sec
  • EDU337 Educational Assessments
  • EDU340 Intro to Secondary Methods
  • EDU347 Soc Science Meth-Secondary
  • EDU411 Student Teaching
  • EDU491 Senior Seminar
  • SPE328 Exceptional Child

Social Science Core

Required = 30 hours

NOTE:PSY111, HIS261 and HIS262 also fulfill gen ed requirements.

  • BUS241 Basic Macroeconomics
  • HIS171 Rise of US Until 1877
  • HIS172 Rise of US Since 1877
  • HIS261 History of Civilization I
  • HIS262 History of Civilization II
  • HIS378 Amer Foreign Relation Since 1898
  • POL222 American Government
  • PSY111 Introduction to Psychology
  • SOC355 Cultural Diversity
  • HIS39*** Non-West Cultures Course

History Designation

Required = 21 hours

  • HIS365 World in Revolution
  • HIS367 Mod Imperial:18th Century to Pres
  • HIS376 Minority Experience in America
  • HIS484 Historical Research & Writing
  • HIS485 Historical Theory & Methods
  • HIS*** History Elective
  • HIS*** History Elective

Electives

  • Other recommended course: EDU332 Organization/Meth – Mid School
  • Any elective courses to complete 120 semester hours of course work required for graduation.

BILINGUAL, ESL and LBS1:

Options are available with this major. See Education Endorsements and Approvals.

Secondary Education/Science-Chemistry (6-12)

Required = 85 – 86 hours

Gen Eds required by major:

PSY111 Psychology AND MAT211 Functions & Calculus I OR MAT215 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

Education Component

Required = 38-39 hours

  • EDU101 Explorations in Education
  • EDU102 Day of Assessments
  • EDU131 Practicum I, Diversity
  • EDU201 Strategic Education
  • EDU202 Development and Learning
  • EDU231E Practicum IIE, Tchr Aid, Elgin (0-1)
  • EDU231H Practicum IIH, Tchr Aid, Hometown
  • EDU325 Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • EDU331S Practicum III, Inst Asst - Sec
  • EDU337 Educational Assessments
  • EDU340 Intro to Secondary Methods
  • EDU346 Science Methods – Secondary
  • EDU411 Student Teaching
  • EDU491 Senior Seminar
  • SPE328 Exceptional Child

NOTE: Practicum experiences must be distributed between middle school and high school levels.

Science Core

Required = 28 hours

NOTE: One major Science course will also fulfill the gen ed science requirement.

  • BIO171 Principles of Biology w/lab
  • BIO177 Environmental Science/lab
  • CHM153 General Chemistry I w/lab
  • PHS241 Earth Science I w/lab
  • PHY237 General Physics I w/lab
  • PHY238 General Physics II w/lab
  • PHS245 Astronomy w/Lab

Chemistry Designation

Required = 19 hours

  • CHM154 General Chemistry II w/lab
  • CHM255 Analytical Chemistry w/lab
  • CHM257 Organic Chemistry I w/lab
  • CHM258 Organic Chemistry II w/lab

Strongly Recommended:

These additional content area courses:

    • CHM355 Physical Chemistry I
    • CHM356 Physical Chemistry II
    • CHM358 General Biochemistry I w/Lab
    • MAT212 Functions & Calculus II

Electives:

Any elective courses to complete 120 semester hours of course work required for graduation.

BILINGUAL, ESL and LBS1:

Options are available with this major. See Education Endorsements and Approvals.

Additional Requirements

 

Secondary Education/Science-Biology (6-12)

Required = 95 – 96 hours

Gen Eds required by major:

PSY111 Psychology AND MAT211 Functions & Calculus I OR MAT215 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

Education Component

Required = 38-39 hours

  • EDU101 Explorations in Education
  • EDU102 Day of Assessments
  • EDU131 Practicum I, Diversity
  • EDU201 Strategic Education
  • EDU202 Development and Learning
  • EDU231E Practicum IIE, Tchr Aid, Elgin (0-1)
  • EDU231H Practicum IIH, Tchr Aid, Hometown
  • EDU325 Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • EDU331S Practicum III, Inst Asst - Sec
  • EDU337 Educational Assessments
  • EDU340 Intro to Secondary Methods
  • EDU346 Science Methods – Secondary
  • EDU411 Student Teaching
  • EDU491 Senior Seminar
  • SPE328 Exceptional Child

NOTE: Practicum experiences must be distributed between middle school and high school levels.

Science Core

Required = 32 hours

NOTE: One major Science course will also fulfill the gen ed science requirement.

  • BIO171 Principles of Biology w/lab
  • BIO177 Environmental Science/lab
  • CHM153 General Chemistry I w/lab
  • CHM154 General Chemistry II w/lab
  • PHS241 Earth Science I w/lab
  • PHY237 General Physics I w/lab
  • PHY238 General Physics II w/lab
  • PHS245 Astronomy w/Lab

Biology Designation

Required = 25 hours

  • BIO371 Microbiology w/lab
  • BIO373 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab
  • BIO374 Human Anatomy & Physiol II w/lab
  • BIO376 Evolutionary Theory w/lab
  • BIO378 Human Genetics w/lab
  • Choose one of these two courses:
    • BIO358 General Biochemistry I w/Lab
    • BIO372 Cell Biology w/lab

Strongly Recommended:

This additional content area course: BIO471 General Biochemistry II w/lab

Electives:

Elective courses may be required to complete 120 semester hours of course work required for graduation.

BILINGUAL, ESL and LBS1:

Options are available with this major. See Education Endorsements and Approvals.

Secondary Education/Physical Education (6-12)

Required = 69-70 hours

Gen Eds required by major:

  • PSY111 Psychology
  • NOTE: ESS101 and BIO272 in Major Component will also fulfill gen ed requirement.

Education Component

Required = 29-30 hours

  • EDU101 Explorations in Education
  • EDU102 Day of Assessments
  • EDU131 Practicum I, Diversity
  • EDU201 Strategic Education
  • EDU202 Development and Learning
  • EDU231E Practicum IIE, Tchr Aid, Elgin
  • EDU231H Practicum IIH, Tchr Aid, Hometown
  • EDU325 Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • EDU331PE Practicum III, Inst Asst, Phys Ed
  • ESS341 Methods/Materials of Teaching PE
  • EDU411 Student Teaching
  • EDU491 Senior Seminar

Major Component

Required = 40 hours

  • BIO272 Prin Human Anat/Physiol w/lab (BIO272 also fulfills gen ed requirement)
  • BIO370 Kinesiology
  • ESS101 Wellness (ESS101 also fulfills gen ed requirement)
  • ESS148 Rhythmic Activities
  • ESS210 Life guarding or certificate (must have certificate or two swimming courses)
  • ESS241 Principles of Health
  • ESS242 Foundations of HPERS 
  • ESS251 Motor Development/Learning
  • ESS252 Theory/Techniques of Team Sports
  • ESS253 Theory/Techniques of Indiv Sports
  • ESS255 Principles of Coaching
  • ESS350 Organization & Admin of Sport
  • ESS353 Basic Athletic Train/First Aid
  • ESS441 Curriculum Development in PE
  • ESS447 Adapted Physical Education
  • ESS467 Physiology of Exercise
  • ESS450 Phys Activity Assess/Measurement

Electives

  • Elective courses may be required to complete 120 semester hours of course work required for graduation. It is the responsibility of the student to make certain all requirements are completed.

BI-LINGUAL, ESL and LBS1:

Options are available with this major. See Education Endorsements and Approvals.

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