2019-2020 Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Education program prepares teacher candidates who make a positive impact on student learning based on student needs and in relation to state learning standards. Candidates continuously improve their performance by refining their skills as reflective practitioners through course work and field experiences; by working collaboratively with colleagues, families, and community resources; and by engaging in career-long professional development. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree, initial teacher certification, endorsement in Elementary Education (K-8) or Special Education (P-12), and may opt to complete a second endorsement in Elementary Education (K-8), Special Education P-12), English Language Learners (P-12), Middle Level Mathematics (4-9), Reading (P-12), or Early Childhood Education (P-3).

The B.A. In Education will prepare students to:

  • Develop instruction to promote a positive impact on student learning.
  • Implement diverse and relevant instructional strategies to promote a positive impact on student learning and meet the needs of all learners.
  • Assess student learning to demonstrate growth.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors and development as an educator.
  • Collaborate with, and advocate, for students, families, and community.

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Required Prerequisites

General requirements are listed below. Please speak to an advisor for detailed transfer requirements

Lower - Division Requirements (Prerequisites)

College Writing 5 Credits
College Composition II (ENG 102)
Humanities 20 Credits
College Composition all others
Oral Communications - Speech
Creative Arts I
Social Sciences 15 Credits
General Psychology
Developmental Psychology
US History or World Civilization
Natural Sciences/Math 20 Credits
Life Science
Physical Science
Natural Science Elective
College Mathematics
Math for Elementary Teachers **
Academic Content Area: HU, SS or NS *** 30 Credits
Theory & Practice in Education 1 Credit

** This Program requires MAT 252 (Math for Elementary Teachers) or higher.

***A minimum of 30 credits are required in one academic area. Choose humanities, social science or natural science/math and includes credits from prerequisites.