Childhood Education B.S.E. (GATE 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)3  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)3  
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
4  
CIED 1013 Introduction to Education3  
Choose one of the following:3  
COMM 1233 Media, Community and Citizenship
WLIT 1113 World Literature I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113)
PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103)
PHIL 2103 Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
PHIL 2203 Logic (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)  3
HIST 2003 History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)  3
HIST 1113 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1113)
or HIST 1123 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123)
  3
GEOS 1113 General Geology (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lecture)
& GEOS 1111L General Geology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lab)
  4
MATH 2213 Survey of Mathematical Structures I  3
Year Total: 16 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ARHS 1003 Basic Course in the Arts: Art Lecture (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 1003)
or MLIT 1003 Experiencing Music (ACTS Equivalency = MUSC 1003)
3  
MATH 2223 Survey of Mathematical Structures II3  
HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)3  
GEOS 1123 Human Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 1113)
or ANTH 1023 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ACTS Equivalency = ANTH 2013)
3  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003)
or COMM 2323 Interpersonal Communication
3  
Select one of the following:
HIST 3383 Arkansas and the Southwest  3
Any 3-hour Arkansas History course
ENSC 1003 Environmental Science
& ENSC 1001L Environmental Science Laboratory
  4
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)  3
CIED 2943 Foundations of Language and Literacy  3
STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103) (or any 3 hour statistics course)  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
CIED 3013 Development and Learning Theories in the K-6 Classroom3  
ENGL 2003 Advanced Composition3  
Elective (Linguistics or Phonology focus recommended)3  
CIED 3113 Emergent Literacy3  
PHYS 1034 Physics for Elementary Education Majors
or ASTR 2003/2001L Survey of the Universe (ACTS Equivalency = PHSC 1204 Lecture)
or STEM 4104 Astronomy for Educators
4  
CIED 3453 Developmental Literacy  3
CIED 3053 The Emerging Adolescent  3
CIED 3023 Survey of Exceptionalities  3
Math Elective (consult advisor)  3
ECON 3053 Economics for Elementary Teachers
or ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice
  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
CIED 3123 Mathematics Methods in the K-6 Classroom3  
CIED 4183 Instruction and Assessment of Writing3  
STEM 4033 Introduction to STEM Education3  
CIED 3133 Integrated Social Studies for the K-6 Classroom3  
Approved GT course3  
CIED 4153 Classroom Management in the Elementary Grades  3
CIED 4533 Reading Comprehension Through Children's and Adolescent Literature  3
CIED 3143 Teaching Science in the Elementary Grades  3
CIED 4423 Teaching English as a Second Language  3
Approved GT course  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  124