Childhood Education B.S.E. (STEM concentration)

Eight-Semester Plan

Because this program requires admission to progress, it does not qualify for the university's Eight-Semester Degree Program; however, students who qualify to finish a degree in four years can follow the suggested order of classes below.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
4  
ARHS 1003 Basic Course in the Arts: Art Lecture (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
HIST 2003 History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa) (or any 3 hr Statistics course)  3
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or COMM 2323 Interpersonal Communication (Sp, Su, Fa)
  3
CIED 1013 Introduction to Education (Sp, Fa)  3
HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
PHYS 1034 Physics for Elementary Education Majors (Sp)
or ASTR 2003 and ASTR 2001L
or STEM 4104 Astronomy for Educators (Sp, Fa)
4  
COMM 1233 Media, Community and Citizenship (Sp, Fa)
or PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or PHIL 2103 Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or PHIL 2203 Logic (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions (Sp, Su, Fa)
or WLIT 1113 World Literature I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
3  
MATH 2213 Survey of Mathematical Structures I (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
MLIT 1003 Experiencing Music (ACTS Equivalency = MUSC 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
HIST 1113 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1113) (Sp, Fa)  3
GEOS 1113 General Geology (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& GEOS 1111L General Geology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  4
MATH 2223 Survey of Mathematical Structures II (Sp, Su, Fa)
or ANTH 1023 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ACTS Equivalency = ANTH 2013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  3
GEOS 1123 Human Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 1113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or ANTH 1023 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ACTS Equivalency = ANTH 2013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  3
Select one of the following:  3
HIST 3383 Arkansas and the Southwest (Sp, Fa)
Any 3-hour Arkansas History course
Year Total: 16 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
CIED 3013 Development and Learning Theories in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)3  
ENGL 2003 Advanced Composition (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
CIED 3103 Children and Adolescent Literature (Sp, Fa)3  
CIED 3262 Language Development for the Educator (Sp, Fa)2  
Electives3  
CIED 3113 Emergent and Developmental Literacy (Sp, Fa)  3
CIED 3053 The Emerging Adolescent (Sp, Fa)  3
ENSC 1003 Environmental Science (Sp, Fa)  3
Math Electives  3
ECON 3053 Economics for Elementary Teachers (Fa)
or ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Sp, Su, Fa)
  3
Year Total: 14 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
CIED 3123 Mathematics Methods in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)3  
CIED 4113 Integrated Communication Skills for the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)3  
CIED 4423 Teaching English as a Second Language (Sp)3  
CIED 3133 Integrated Social Studies for the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)3  
STEM 4033 Introduction to STEM Education (Sp, Su)3  
CIED 4153 Classroom Management in the Elementary Grades (Sp, Fa)  3
CIED 4363 Disciplinary Literacy in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)  3
CIED 3143 Teaching Science in the Elementary Grades (Sp, Fa)  3
CIED 3023 Survey of Exceptionalities (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
STEM 5023 Creativity and Innovation in STEM (Su, Fa)  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  122