The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers programs that prepare candidates for initial teacher licensure in Elementary Education (K-6). The B.S.E. degree in Childhood Education is not an initial teacher licensure program but instead leads to the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), which is the initial teacher licensure preparation program. Information about the M.A.T. degree program can be found in the University of Arkansas Graduate Catalog.

Students majoring in Childhood Education must choose from among four concentrations:

  • English as a Second Language Concentration
  • Gifted and Talented Concentration
  • Reading Concentration
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Concentration

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

The Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) is the degree that leads to initial teacher licensure. This is a graduate program and applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the B.S.E. by the end of spring semester to be considered for admission into the M.A.T., which is a year-long field-based degree that starts during the summer prior to the regular fall-spring academic year.

M.A.T. candidates will be advised by faculty advisers.

Admission requirements:

  1. Admission to the University of Arkansas Graduate School including GRE requirement.
  2. Submission of M.A.T. Application.
  3. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on the last 60 hours of coursework, including any transfer work or grade forgiveness.
  4. Successful Teaching audition.
  5. Submission of letters of recommendation.
  6. Earn CPR card.
  7. Maintain a current background check.

Requirements for teacher licensure vary from state to state and may differ from teacher preparation programs. Please note that Arkansas requires all applicants to successfully complete a criminal background check. See more about the Arkansas Teacher Licensure requirements.

Enrollment in the M.A.T. with an emphasis in elementary education is limited. A passing score on the appropriate Praxis test is a requirement to begin the M.A.T. A passing score on an additional Praxis test is a requirement to graduate from the M.A.T. (Students must consult with their advisers to determine the appropriate Praxis exams to take for admission and graduation.) Other specific application procedures and selection criteria are available in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 214 Peabody Hall, or from elementary education faculty advisers. Find out more about requirements of the Master of Arts in Teaching program in the Graduate Catalog.

Requirements for B.S.E. in Childhood Education with ESL Concentration

Admission to the B.S.E. in Childhood Education is competitive and consists of a three-stage process; simply meeting the minimum requirements will not guarantee admission to the program. Admission will be determined by the Childhood Education faculty based on the seven items listed below in Stage II.

Stage I: Pre-Elementary Education (PELED)

Complete all 63 hours of program pre-requisites (see below).

  1. Obtain a GPA of 3.0 or better on UA coursework.
  2. †Complete all program courses with a “C” or better.
  3. Obtain a passing score on the Math, Reading, and Writing sections of the Praxis Core or ACT.
  4. Complete a background check.

Stage II: Admission to the Childhood Education Program (CHED)

 Admission to the Childhood Education Program is competitive and completion of all Pre-Elementary Education requirements must occur prior to entering the Childhood Education Program of Study the following fall term. Not all applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be admitted to the program. Applications to the Childhood Education (CHED) program must be submitted by Jan. 30. At this point applicants must decide which program option they will follow; either CHED B.S.E. leading to M.A.T. option or ELEL B.S.E. licensure option. Both of these options are described on the application, which can be found on the College of Education and Health Professions website.

The application process includes:

  1. Submission of the application to teacher education (see the Teacher Education Application Fee) through the university-wide Teacher Education Office.
  2. Submission of Childhood Education application.
  3. Submission of transcripts for all coursework.
  4. Oral Interview with Childhood Education faculty.
  5. Submission of Writing Sample.
  6. Submission of passing score on Math, Reading, and Writing sections of the Praxis Core Exam.
  7. Current background check

Stage III: Requirements for Program Continuation

  1. Declaration of endorsement area of ESL, GT, Reading, or STEM.
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
  3. Passing score on Praxis II, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
  4. All non-methods math, science, social studies and English Language Arts courses must be completed prior to senior year.

All program courses must have a grade of “C” or better. No teaching methods courses may be taken as self-paced (correspondence) courses.

For licensure, students must continue in the Master of Arts in Teaching program, which has limited enrollment. Find out more about the M.A.T. Program in the Graduate Catalog.

Childhood Education Requirements

Students in the Childhood Education program must choose one of four concentrations: English as a Second Language Concentration, a Gifted and Talented Concentration, a Reading Concentration, or a STEM Concentration.

ESL Concentration (EASL)

Pre-Elementary Education (PELED) requirements
University Core (State Minimum Core) *35
*specifically required for CHED program
Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)
College Algebra (Sp, Su, Fa) (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
General Geology (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and General Geology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Human Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 1113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ACTS Equivalency = ANTH 2013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1113) (Sp, Fa)
Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123) (Sp, Fa)
Basic Course in the Arts: Art Lecture (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Media, Community and Citizenship (Sp, Fa)
World Literature I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Logic (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Ethics and the Professions (Sp, Su, Fa)
Additional PELED requirements28
Introduction to Education (Sp, Fa)
Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Interpersonal Communication (Sp, Su, Fa)
Arkansas and the Southwest (Sp, Fa) 1
Survey of Mathematical Structures I (Sp, Su, Fa)
Survey of Mathematical Structures II (Sp, Su, Fa)
Basic Course in the Arts: Music Lecture (ACTS Equivalency = MUSC 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Physics for Elementary Education Majors (Sp)
Survey of the Universe (ACTS Equivalency = PHSC 1204 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Childhood Education *59
* completed following admission to CHED program
Advanced Composition (Sp, Su, Fa)
3 hour General Elective
Environmental Science (Sp, Fa)
3 hour MATH Elective (consult adviser)
Economics for Elementary Teachers (Fa)
Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Sp, Su, Fa)
Development and Learning Theories in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Survey of Exceptionalities (Sp, Su, Fa)
The Emerging Adolescent (Sp, Fa)
Children and Adolescent Literature (Sp, Fa)
Emergent and Developmental Literacy (Sp, Fa)
Mathematics Methods in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Integrated Social Studies for the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Teaching Science in the Elementary Grades (Sp, Fa)
Language Development for the Educator (Sp, Fa)
Integrated Communication Skills for the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Classroom Management in the Elementary Grades (Sp, Fa)
Disciplinary Literacy in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Understanding Cultures in the Classroom (Su, Fa)
Acquiring a Second Language (Fa)
Introduction to STEM Education (Sp, Su)
Creativity and Innovation in STEM (Su, Fa)
Total Hours122

 Must have a grade of 'C' or better to award degree credit


 

Requirements for B.S.E. in Childhood Education with Gifted and Talented Concentration

Admission to the B.S.E. in Childhood Education is competitive and consists of a three-stage process; simply meeting the minimum requirements will not guarantee admission to the program. Admission will be determined by the Childhood Education faculty based on the seven items listed below in Stage II.

Stage I: Pre-Elementary Education (PELED)

Complete all 63 hours of program pre-requisites (see below).

  1. Obtain a GPA of 3.0 or better on UA coursework.
  2. †Complete all program courses with a “C” or better.
  3. Obtain a passing score on the Math, Reading, and Writing sections of the Praxis Core or ACT.
  4. Complete a background check.

Stage II: Admission to the Childhood Education Program (CHED)

 Admission to the Childhood Education Program is competitive and completion of all Pre-Elementary Education requirements must occur prior to entering the Childhood Education Program of Study the following fall term. Not all applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be admitted to the program. Applications to the Childhood Education (CHED) program must be submitted by Jan. 30. At this point applicants must decide which program option they will follow; either CHED B.S.E. leading to M.A.T. option or ELEL B.S.E. licensure option. Both of these options are described on the application, which can be found on the College of Education and Health Professions website.

The application process includes:

  1. Submission of the application to teacher education (see the Teacher Education Application Fee) through the university-wide Teacher Education Office.
  2. Submission of Childhood Education application.
  3. Submission of transcripts for all coursework.
  4. Oral Interview with Childhood Education faculty.
  5. Submission of Writing Sample.
  6. Submission of passing score on Math, Reading, and Writing sections of the Praxis Core Exam.
  7. Current background check

Stage III: Requirements for Program Continuation

  1. Declaration of endorsement area of ESL, GT, Reading, or STEM.
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
  3. Passing score on Praxis II, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
  4. All non-methods math, science, social studies and English Language Arts courses must be completed prior to senior year.

All program courses must have a grade of “C” or better. No teaching methods courses may be taken as self-paced (correspondence) courses.

For licensure, students must continue in the Master of Arts in Teaching program, which has limited enrollment. Find out more about the M.A.T. Program in the Graduate Catalog.

Childhood Education Requirements

Students in the Childhood Education program must choose one of four concentrations: English as a Second Language Concentration, a Gifted and Talented Concentration, a Reading Concentration, or a STEM Concentration.

Gifted and Talented Concentration (GATE)

Pre-Elementary Education (PELED) requirements
University Core (State Minimum Core) *35
* specifically required for CHED program
Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)
College Algebra (Sp, Su, Fa) (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
General Geology (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and General Geology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Human Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 1113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ACTS Equivalency = ANTH 2013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1113) (Sp, Fa)
Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123) (Sp, Fa)
Basic Course in the Arts: Art Lecture (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Media, Community and Citizenship (Sp, Fa)
World Literature I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Logic (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Ethics and the Professions (Sp, Su, Fa)
Additional PELED requirements28
Introduction to Education (Sp, Fa)
Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Interpersonal Communication (Sp, Su, Fa)
Arkansas and the Southwest (Sp, Fa) 1
Survey of Mathematical Structures I (Sp, Su, Fa)
Survey of Mathematical Structures II (Sp, Su, Fa)
Basic Course in the Arts: Music Lecture (ACTS Equivalency = MUSC 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Physics for Elementary Education Majors (Sp)
Survey of the Universe (ACTS Equivalency = PHSC 1204 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Childhood Education *59
* completed following admission to CHED program
Advanced Composition (Sp, Su, Fa)
3 hour General Elective (consult adviser)
Environmental Science (Sp, Fa)
Economics for Elementary Teachers (Fa)
Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Sp, Su, Fa)
Development and Learning Theories in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Survey of Exceptionalities (Sp, Su, Fa)
The Emerging Adolescent (Sp, Fa)
Children and Adolescent Literature (Sp, Fa)
Emergent and Developmental Literacy (Sp, Fa)
Mathematics Methods in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Integrated Social Studies for the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Teaching Science in the Elementary Grades (Sp, Fa)
Language Development for the Educator (Sp, Fa)
Integrated Communication Skills for the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Classroom Management in the Elementary Grades (Sp, Fa)
Disciplinary Literacy in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Teaching English as a Second Language (Sp)
6 hours Adviser Approved GT Courses
Introduction to STEM Education (Sp, Su)
Creativity and Innovation in STEM (Su, Fa)
Total Hours122

 Must have a grade of 'C' or better to award degree credit

1

 Or any 3-hour Arkansas History course

Childhood Education B.S.E. with Gifted and Talented Education Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

All coursework must be passed with a "C" or better to award degree credit.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (Sp, Su, Fa) (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (or higher)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  
HIST 2003 History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
ARHS 1003 Basic Course in the Arts: Art Lecture (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa) (Fine Arts Core)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)  3
CIED 1013 Introduction to Education (Sp, Fa)1  3
HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or COMM 2323 Interpersonal Communication (Sp, Su, Fa)
  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
Humanities Core to be chosen from one of the following:3  
COMM 1233 Media, Community and Citizenship (Sp, Fa)
WLIT 1113 World Literature I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
PHIL 2203 Logic (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions (Sp, Su, Fa)
Physical Science14  
PHYS 1034 Physics for Elementary Education Majors (Sp) (Physical Science)1
ASTR 2003 Survey of the Universe (ACTS Equivalency = PHSC 1204 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& ASTR 2001L Survey of the Universe Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHSC 1204 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
   
MATH 2213 Survey of Mathematical Structures I (Sp, Su, Fa)13  
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)13  
MLIT 1003 Basic Course in the Arts: Music Lecture (ACTS Equivalency = MUSC 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa) (Fine Arts Core)3  
HIST 3383 Arkansas and the Southwest (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
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
MATH 2223 Survey of Mathematical Structures II (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
HIST 1113 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1113) (Sp, Fa)
or HIST 1123 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123) (Sp, Fa)
  3
Year Total: 16 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
CIED 3013 Development and Learning Theories in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)13  
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  
Elective3  
CIED 3113 Emergent and Developmental Literacy (Sp, Fa)1  3
CIED 3053 The Emerging Adolescent (Sp, Fa)1  3
ENSC 1003 Environmental Science (Sp, Fa)  3
CIED 3023 Survey of Exceptionalities (Sp, Su, Fa)1  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)13  
CIED 4113 Integrated Communication Skills for the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)13  
STEM 4033 Introduction to STEM Education (Sp, Su)3  
CIED 4423 Teaching English as a Second Language (Sp)3  
Approved CIED course in Gifted and Talented3  
CIED 4153 Classroom Management in the Elementary Grades (Sp, Fa)1  3
CIED 4363 Disciplinary Literacy in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)1  3
CIED 3143 Teaching Science in the Elementary Grades (Sp, Fa)1  3
CIED 3133 Integrated Social Studies for the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)  3
Approved CIED course in Gifted and Talented  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  122
1

 Denotes field experience component.

Requirements for B.S.E. in Childhood Education with Reading Concentration 

Admission to the B.S.E. in Childhood Education is competitive and consists of a three-stage process; simply meeting the minimum requirements will not guarantee admission to the program. Admission will be determined by the Childhood Education faculty based on the seven items listed below in Stage II.

Stage I: Pre-Elementary Education (PELED)

Complete all 63 hours of program pre-requisites (see below).

  1. Obtain a GPA of 3.0 or better on UA coursework.
  2. †Complete all program courses with a “C” or better.
  3. Obtain a passing score on the Math, Reading, and Writing sections of the Praxis Core or ACT.
  4. Complete a background check.

Stage II: Admission to the Childhood Education Program (CHED)

 Admission to the Childhood Education Program is competitive and completion of all Pre-Elementary Education requirements must occur prior to entering the Childhood Education Program of Study the following fall term. Not all applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be admitted to the program. Applications to the Childhood Education (CHED) program must be submitted by Jan. 30. At this point applicants must decide which program option they will follow; either CHED B.S.E. leading to M.A.T. option or ELEL B.S.E. licensure option. Both of these options are described on the application, which can be found on the College of Education and Health Professions website.

The application process includes:

  1. Submission of the application to teacher education (see the Teacher Education Application Fee) through the university-wide Teacher Education Office.
  2. Submission of Childhood Education application.
  3. Submission of transcripts for all coursework.
  4. Oral Interview with Childhood Education faculty.
  5. Submission of Writing Sample.
  6. Submission of passing score on Math, Reading, and Writing sections of the Praxis Core Exam.
  7. Current background check

Stage III: Requirements for Program Continuation

  1. Declaration of endorsement area of ESL, GT, Reading, or STEM.
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
  3. Passing score on Praxis II, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
  4. All non-methods math, science, social studies and English Language Arts courses must be completed prior to senior year.

All program courses must have a grade of “C” or better. No teaching methods courses may be taken as self-paced (correspondence) courses.

For licensure, students must continue in the Master of Arts in Teaching program, which has limited enrollment. Find out more about the M.A.T. Program in the Graduate Catalog.

Childhood Education Requirements

Students in the Childhood Education program must choose one of four concentrations: English as a Second Language Concentration, a Gifted and Talented Concentration, a Reading Concentration, or a STEM Concentration.

Reading Concentration (READ)

Pre-Elementary Education (PELED) requirements
University Core (State Minimum Core) *35
* specifically required for CHED program
Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)
College Algebra (Sp, Su, Fa) (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
General Geology (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and General Geology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Human Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 1113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ACTS Equivalency = ANTH 2013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1113) (Sp, Fa)
Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123) (Sp, Fa)
Basic Course in the Arts: Art Lecture (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Media, Community and Citizenship (Sp, Fa)
World Literature I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Logic (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Ethics and the Professions (Sp, Su, Fa)
Additional PELED requirements28
Introduction to Education (Sp, Fa)
Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Interpersonal Communication (Sp, Su, Fa)
Arkansas and the Southwest (Sp, Fa) 1
Survey of Mathematical Structures I (Sp, Su, Fa)
Survey of Mathematical Structures II (Sp, Su, Fa)
Basic Course in the Arts: Music Lecture (ACTS Equivalency = MUSC 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Physics for Elementary Education Majors (Sp)
Survey of the Universe (ACTS Equivalency = PHSC 1204 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Childhood Education *59
* completed following admission to CHED program
Advanced Composition (Sp, Su, Fa)
3 hour General Elective
Environmental Science (Sp, Fa)
3 hour Math Elective (consult adviser)
Economics for Elementary Teachers (Fa)
Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Sp, Su, Fa)
Development and Learning Theories in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Survey of Exceptionalities (Sp, Su, Fa)
The Emerging Adolescent (Sp, Fa)
Children and Adolescent Literature (Sp, Fa)
Emergent and Developmental Literacy (Sp, Fa)
Mathematics Methods in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Integrated Social Studies for the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Teaching Science in the Elementary Grades (Sp, Fa)
Language Development for the Educator (Sp, Fa)
Integrated Communication Skills for the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Classroom Management in the Elementary Grades (Sp, Fa)
Disciplinary Literacy in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Teaching English as a Second Language (Sp)
Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools (Irregular)
Introduction to STEM Education (Sp, Su)
Creativity and Innovation in STEM (Su, Fa)
Total Hours122

 Must have a grade of 'C' or better to award degree credit


 

Requirements for B.S.E. in Childhood Education with STEM Concentration

Admission to the B.S.E. in Childhood Education is competitive and consists of a three-stage process; simply meeting the minimum requirements will not guarantee admission to the program. Admission will be determined by the Childhood Education faculty based on the seven items listed below in Stage II.

Stage I: Pre-Elementary Education (PELED)

Complete all 63 hours of program pre-requisites (see below).

  1. Obtain a GPA of 3.0 or better on UA coursework.
  2. †Complete all program courses with a “C” or better.
  3. Obtain a passing score on the Math, Reading, and Writing sections of the Praxis Core or ACT.
  4. Complete a background check.

Stage II: Admission to the Childhood Education Program (CHED)

 Admission to the Childhood Education Program is competitive and completion of all Pre-Elementary Education requirements must occur prior to entering the Childhood Education Program of Study the following fall term. Not all applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be admitted to the program. Applications to the Childhood Education (CHED) program must be submitted by Jan. 30. At this point applicants must decide which program option they will follow; either CHED B.S.E. leading to M.A.T. option or ELEL B.S.E. licensure option. Both of these options are described on the application, which can be found on the College of Education and Health Professions website.

The application process includes:

  1. Submission of the application to teacher education (see the Teacher Education Application Fee) through the university-wide Teacher Education Office.
  2. Submission of Childhood Education application.
  3. Submission of transcripts for all coursework.
  4. Oral Interview with Childhood Education faculty.
  5. Submission of Writing Sample.
  6. Submission of passing score on Math, Reading, and Writing sections of the Praxis Core Exam.
  7. Current background check

Stage III: Requirements for Program Continuation

  1. Declaration of endorsement area of ESL, GT, Reading, or STEM.
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
  3. Passing score on Praxis II, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
  4. All non-methods math, science, social studies and English Language Arts courses must be completed prior to senior year.

All program courses must have a grade of “C” or better. No teaching methods courses may be taken as self-paced (correspondence) courses.

For licensure, students must continue in the Master of Arts in Teaching program, which has limited enrollment. Find out more about the M.A.T. Program in the Graduate Catalog.

Childhood Education Requirements

Students in the Childhood Education program must choose one of four concentrations: English as a Second Language Concentration, a Gifted and Talented Concentration, a Reading Concentration, or a STEM Concentration.

STEM Concentration (STEM)

Pre- Elementary Education (PELED) requirements
University Core (State Minimum Core) *35
* specifically required for CHED program
Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)
College Algebra (Sp, Su, Fa) (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
General Geology (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and General Geology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Human Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 1113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ACTS Equivalency = ANTH 2013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1113) (Sp, Fa)
Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123) (Sp, Fa)
Basic Course in the Arts: Art Lecture (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Media, Community and Citizenship (Sp, Fa)
World Literature I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Logic (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Ethics and the Professions (Sp, Su, Fa)
Additional PELED requirements28
Introduction to Education (Sp, Fa)
Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Interpersonal Communication (Sp, Su, Fa)
Arkansas and the Southwest (Sp, Fa) 1
Survey of Mathematical Structures I (Sp, Su, Fa)
Survey of Mathematical Structures II (Sp, Su, Fa)
Basic Course in the Arts: Music Lecture (ACTS Equivalency = MUSC 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Physics for Elementary Education Majors (Sp)
Survey of the Universe (ACTS Equivalency = PHSC 1204 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Childhood Education *59
* completed following admission to CHED program
Advanced Composition (Sp, Su, Fa)
3 hour General Elective
Environmental Science (Sp, Fa)
3 hour MATH Elective (consult adviser)
Economics for Elementary Teachers (Fa)
Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Sp, Su, Fa)
Development and Learning Theories in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Survey of Exceptionalities (Sp, Su, Fa)
The Emerging Adolescent (Sp, Fa)
Children and Adolescent Literature (Sp, Fa)
Emergent and Developmental Literacy (Sp, Fa)
Mathematics Methods in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Integrated Social Studies for the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Teaching Science in the Elementary Grades (Sp, Fa)
Language Development for the Educator (Sp, Fa)
Integrated Communication Skills for the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Classroom Management in the Elementary Grades (Sp, Fa)
Disciplinary Literacy in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa)
Teaching English as a Second Language (Sp)
Introduction to STEM Education (Sp, Su)
Creativity and Innovation in STEM (Su, Fa)
Total Hours122

 Must have a grade of 'C' or better to award degree credit

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 Or any 3-hour Arkansas History course


 

Courses

CIED 1003. Introduction to Technology in Education (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

A study of computer technology as it relates to teacher education. This course introduces students interested in teacher education to the knowledge and skills required to demonstrate their proficiency in technology and learning.

CIED 1013. Introduction to Education (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Integrates psychological, sociological, and philosophical foundations of education with concurrent involvement in field experiences. Encourages prospective teachers to become reflective practitioners by emphasizing organization of school systems, planning and implementation of effective classroom environments, development of teaching styles, and new directions in education. An 18-hour early field experience designed to give prospective teachers opportunities to observe and participate in a variety of school settings is incorporated in this introductory course to education.

CIED 2173. Literacy in America (Sp). 3 Hours.

A course that examines the myriad definitions of literacy (and illiteracy) and their connections to issues of social class, occupational status, economic and political structures, educational institutions, cultural organizations, and the media.

This course is cross-listed with ENGL 2173.

CIED 3001. Early Childhood Education Practicum (Sp, Su, Fa). 1 Hour.

This practicum course provides opportunities for students to observe and practice providing instruction and guidance in preschool settings. Corequisite: CIED 3003.

CIED 3003. Early Childhood Education (Sp, Su). 3 Hours.

The study of kindergarten and preschool programs: social context of early childhood education, purposes, research basis, curriculum development, methods, and materials. Corequisite: CIED 3001. Prerequisite: CIED 1013.

CIED 3013. Development and Learning Theories in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

This course allows students to cultivate an understanding of how elementary students develop, process information, and learn; studies educational applications pertaining to theories of development, intelligence, and thinking dispositions. Students study various learning theories, their implications for instruction, and their role in the K-6 classroom. Field experience required. Prerequisite: CHEDBS or ELELBS major.

CIED 3013H. Honors Development and Learning Theories in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

This course allows students to cultivate an understanding of how elementary students develop, process information, and learn; studies educational applications pertaining to theories of development, intelligence, and thinking dispositions. Students study various learning theories, their implications for instruction, and their role in the K-6 classroom. Field experience required. Prerequisite: CHEDBS or ELELBS major and honors.

This course is equivalent to CIED 3013.

CIED 3023. Survey of Exceptionalities (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

A survey of the characteristics of students with exceptional needs. Reviews the definitions of exceptionalities, learning and behavior characteristics of individuals with exceptionalities and the legal basis for the education of persons with exceptionalities in both elementary and secondary schools. Prerequisite: CIED 1013 or MUED 2012; or AGED 1123 and AGED 1031, or HESC 1501 or PSYC 2003.

CIED 3033. Classroom Learning Theory (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

A survey of the major theories of learning with special emphasis on human learning and implications for education. Prerequisite: CIED 1002 and CIED 1011; or MUED 2012; or PHED 1003; or AGED 1123 and AGED 1031; and PSYC 2003.

CIED 3043. Introduction to Middle Level Principles and Methods (Fa). 3 Hours.

A comprehensive overview of the key components, principles, methodologies, and research foundations to middle level education. Reflective activities and site-based field experience are integrated with course content to provide continuity between theory and practice. Portfolio expectations will be a primary means of course evaluation. Prerequisite: CIED 3053.

CIED 3053. The Emerging Adolescent (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

This course is a study of the developmental characteristics (social, emotional, physical, moral, and intellectual) of early adolescents (ages 10-15 years). The implications of these changes for motivation, instruction, learning, and classroom management in the classroom are emphasized. Course has field component. Pre- or corequisite: CIED 3033. Prerequisite: CIED 1013.

CIED 3063. Literacy Strategies for Middle Level Learners (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course is designed to examine theories and practice regarding literacy development and assessment grounded in the knowledge of the characteristics of the middle level learner. A ten-hour field experience is required. Corequisite: CIED 3073. Prerequisite: CIED 3043.

CIED 3063H. Honors Literacy Strategies for Middle Level Learners (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course is designed to examine theories and practice regarding literacy development and assessment grounded in the knowledge of the characteristics of the middle level learner. A ten-hour field experience is required. Corequisite: CIED 3073 and honors candidacy. Prerequisite: CIED 3043.

This course is equivalent to CIED 3063.

CIED 3073. Early Adolescent Literature (Sp). 3 Hours.

A study of rationales and strategies for incorporating early adolescent literature across the middle level curriculum. Includes an examination of genres and selected texts from each. Corequisite: CIED 3063. Prerequisite: CIED 3043.

CIED 3073H. Honors Early Adolescent Literature (Sp). 3 Hours.

A study of rationales and strategies for incorporating early adolescent literature across the middle level curriculum. Includes an examination of genres and selected texts from each. Corequisite: CIED 3063. Prerequisite: CIED 3043 and honors candidacy.

This course is equivalent to CIED 3073.

CIED 3083. Arts Integration in the Classroom (Fa). 3 Hours.

Content course in arts integration including the pedagogy, design, and implementation of lesson plans which teach skills through the visual and performing arts to students.

CIED 3093. Essentials of Literacy (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

An undergraduate foundational course focusing on literacy development and processes of children from the emergent to developmental stages, materials and effective research-based teaching strategies for classroom practice. Not for credit in Childhood Education (CHED) degree program.

CIED 3103. Children and Adolescent Literature (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

A survey of children's literary works, authors, and illustrators with emphasis on elementary grade and adolescent literature. Prerequisite: CHEDBS or ELELBS or HDFSBS BRKD or HDFSBS CDEV or SPEDBS major.

CIED 3103H. Honors Children and Adolescent Literature (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

A survey of children's literary works, authors, and illustrators with emphasis on elementary grade and adolescent literature. Corequisite: CIED 3113. Prerequisite: CHEDBS or ELELBS major and honors.

This course is equivalent to CIED 3103.

CIED 3113. Emergent and Developmental Literacy (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

This course focuses on theories of children's emerging literacy and on the continuing development of literacy abilities in pre-kindergarten and early elementary years. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013, ENGL 1023, and CIED 3262 and CHEDBS or ELELBS or HDFSBS BRKD or HDFSBS CDEV or SPEDBS major.

CIED 3113H. Honors Emergent and Developmental Literacy (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

This course focuses on theories of children's emerging literacy and on the continuing development of literacy abilities in pre-kindergarten and early elementary years. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013, ENGL 1023, and CIED 3262, CHEDBS or ELELBS major and honors.

This course is equivalent to CIED 3113.

CIED 3123. Mathematics Methods in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

An examination of the content of elementary mathematics courses. Special emphasis given to methods of teaching the content as well as enrichment materials. Prerequisite: MATH 1203, MATH 2213, MATH 2223, STAT 2303, and CHEDBS or ELELBS major.

CIED 3133. Integrated Social Studies for the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Focuses on the methodology of facilitating elementary students? development in language arts and social studies. Integrates the curriculum and teaching strategies in language arts and social studies. Prerequisite: CHEDBS or ELELBS major, and PLSC 2003 and HIST 2003 and HIST 2013, and (HIST 1113 or HIST 1123), and (GEOS 1123 or ANTH 1023), and (ECON 3053 or ECON 2143), and ARHS 1003, and MLIT 1003.

CIED 3143. Teaching Science in the Elementary Grades (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Study of the methods and materials in teaching science. Classroom applications of teaching strategies with analysis of teacher effectiveness in seminar settings are emphasized. Prerequisite: (BIOL 1543 and BIOL 1541L), and (GEOS 1113 and GEOS 1111L), and (PHYS 1034 or ASTR 2003 and ASTR 2001L), and CHEDBS or ELELBS major.

CIED 3262. Language Development for the Educator (Sp, Fa). 2 Hours.

Nature of speech-language development in preschool and school-aged children, including cognitive prerequisites, social contexts, and relationships between language acquisition and literacy. Language differences (dialectal, bilingual) and speech-language disorders are explored. The role of the educator in facilitating language acquisition is emphasized. Prerequisite: CHEDBS or ELELBS major.

CIED 3901H. Honors Curriculum and Instruction Education Thesis Tutorial (Sp, Su, Fa). 1 Hour.

Designed to provide the foundation for the Honors Thesis. Students and faculty tutors work "one-on-one" exploring a specific topic which has been agreed upon by the student and the professor. Prerequisite: Honors candidacy.

CIED 4003. Elementary Seminar (Fa). 3 Hours.

This course is designed to synthesize the foundational content presented in the Bachelor of Science in Education, Elementary Education program. It focuses on refinement of generalized knowledge to accommodate specialized content relevant to elementary students. Corequisite: CIED 4173.

CIED 4013. Capstone Course for Foreign Language Licensure (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course is designed to identify and provide evidence of content language specific proficiencies in the four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking a foreign language.

CIED 4023. Teaching in Inclusive Secondary Settings (Su). 3 Hours.

This course is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach in inclusive classroom settings at the secondary level. Course content will focus on the ways in which exceptionality, specifically focused on high-incidence disabilities and culture, specifically focused on English language learners mediate the learning experiences of secondary level students.

CIED 4083. Creativity in Daily Practice (Even years, Sp). 3 Hours.

Arts integration course including the ideas, design, and implementation of practices in the classroom, board room, and professional field that enrich the experiences of all stakeholders while building right-brain thinking skills for the new millennium. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

CIED 4101. Practicum (Sp). 1 Hour.

Practicum. Corequisite: CIED 3133.

CIED 4101H. Honors Practicum (Sp). 1 Hour.

Practicum. Corequisite: CIED 4113.

This course is equivalent to CIED 4101.

CIED 4113. Integrated Communication Skills for the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Focuses on the methodology of facilitating elementary students' literacy development. Emphasis is on the integration of the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening across the curriculum. Prerequisite: COMM 1313 or COMM 2323 and CHEDBS or ELELBS major.

CIED 4113H. Honors Integrated Communication Skills for the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Focuses on the methodology of facilitating elementary students? literacy development. Emphasis is on the integration of the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening across the curriculum. Prerequisite: COMM 1313 or COMM 2323 and CHEDBS or ELELBS major and honors.

This course is equivalent to CIED 4113.

CIED 4123. Literacy Assessment and Interventions in the Elementary Classroom (Fa). 3 Hours.

An undergraduate course focusing on literacy assessment and intervention for prospective classroom teachers. Participants become familiar with assessment procedures and instruments for identifying student strengths and weaknesses in literacy, determining effective intervention strategies for literacy improvement, and principles of reporting assessment and intervention outcomes. Corequisite: CIED 4173. Prerequisite: CHEDBS or ELELBS major.

CIED 4131. Practicum for Secondary and Multilevel Tracks in Education (Sp, Su). 1 Hour.

This practicum is a requirement for entry into the EDUC MA, Master of Arts in Teaching program. Students will be involved in documented experiences with children for a minimum of 60 hours in grades K-12. Students enrolled in the multilevel track will be placed in a combination of elementary, middle, and high school settings. Students enrolled in the secondary track will be placed in a combination of middle and high school settings. Prerequisite: Cleared background check.

CIED 4133. Measurement and Research in the K-6 Classroom (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to educational assessment, research methods, and what research has to say about trends and topics in elementary education. Corequisite: CIED 4173. Prerequisite: CHEDBS or ELELBS major.

CIED 4143. Curriculum Design and Applications of Instructional Practice (Sp). 3 Hours.

A course in the design and adaptation of curriculum for students in regular, elementary classrooms. Theoretical bases and curriculum models will be reviewed. Corequisite: CIED 4173. Prerequisite: CHEDBS or ELELBS major.

CIED 4153. Classroom Management in the Elementary Grades (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

This course focuses on a number of different management techniques for elementary classrooms that can be used in general education settings. Prerequisite: CHEDBS or ELELBS major.

CIED 4163. Senior Project (Su). 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide students with the research skills necessary to complete their senior project. Prerequisite: CHEDBS or ELELBS major.

CIED 4173. Student Teaching (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Full-time student teaching in grades K-6 to be repeated both fall and spring semesters. Students will practice and master instructional strategies under the supervision of qualified mentor teachers and university faculty members. Prerequisite: CHEDBS or ELELBS major. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

CIED 4323. Instructional Design for Teachers (Fa). 3 Hours.

Study of the design of instruction for students with exceptionalities. Emphasis is placed on synthesizing a broad range of existing and emerging perspectives and methods of instruction and applying them to practical classroom practice. Prerequisite: CIED 3023 and CHEDBS or ELELBS major.

CIED 4363. Disciplinary Literacy in the K-6 Classroom (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Focuses on the methodology of extending K-6 learners' basic literacy development, as a foundation for intermediate and disciplinary literacy. Emphasis is on the engagement of students in the distinct reading, writing, speaking, and listening requirements of different disciplines. Prerequisite: CIED 3113 and CHEDBS or ELELBS major.

CIED 4403. Understanding Cultures in the Classroom (Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

This course provides pre-and in-service teachers knowledge and skills necessary for educating ethnically and linguistically diverse classrooms. Students have the opportunity to understand positive relationships while removing stereotypes and prejudices. It addresses issues for social justice education through understanding ways that children learn and communicate in their homes and communities.

CIED 4413. Acquiring a Second Language (Fa). 3 Hours.

The course gives an introduction to the basics in research and learning theories involved in the acquisition of second languages and cultures, particularly of English.

CIED 4423. Teaching English as a Second Language (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with the basic knowledge and teaching skills necessary to address the linguistic needs of English language learners (ELLs) in regular classrooms. The students in this class will learn about and use multiple strategies for promoting ELLs' reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Emphasis will be placed especially on differentiating early reading instruction for ELLs. Prerequisite: CHEDBS or ELELBS major.

CIED 4433. The Moral Mind in Action (Fa). 3 Hours.

The Moral Mind in Action explores how people reason through moral dilemmas and prepares students to more effectively recognize and resolve moral problems. Best practices of teachers and administrators of K-16 character education programs are discussed.

CIED 4443. Moral Courage (Sp). 3 Hours.

Moral Courage explores the factors that support translating moral thinking into moral action. This course draws from the field of positive psychology to guide students as they leverage existing strengths and develop new strategies for acting with moral courage in their personal and professional lives. Best practices of teachers and administrators of K-16 character education programs are discussed.

CIED 4503H. Honors Charles Darwin and the Legacy of Evolution (Even years, Sp). 3 Hours.

This highly integrated honors class draws on various perspectives to examine the life of Charles Darwin and the legacy and impact of evolution. Topics and guest instructors change each semester, but the course will focus on evolution from the perspectives of biology, anthropology, the law, philosophy, history, culture and literature.

CIED 4513. Teaching Children with Mild Disabilities (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

This course is a study of the characteristics of young students with disabilities and methods for teaching this group of students. The course will provide future teachers with an understanding of interventions useful in teaching individuals with special learning needs during grades P-4.

CIED 4513H. Honors Teaching Children with Mild Disabilities (Irregular). 3 Hours.

This course is a study of the characteristics of young students with disabilities and methods for teaching this group of students. The course will provide future teachers with an understanding of interventions useful in teaching individuals with special learning needs during grades P-4.

This course is equivalent to CIED 4513.

CIED 4523. Teaching Children with Severe Disabilities (Sp, Su). 3 Hours.

This course is a study of the characteristics of young students with severe disabilities and methods for teaching this group of students. The course will provide future teachers with an understanding of interventions useful in teaching individuals with special learning needs during grades P-4.

CIED 4523H. Honors Teaching Children with Severe Disabilities (Sp, Su). 3 Hours.

This course is a study of the characteristics of young students with severe disabilities and methods for teaching this group of students. The course will provide future teachers with an understanding of interventions useful in teaching individuals with special learning needs during grades P-4.

This course is equivalent to CIED 4523.

CIED 498VH. Curriculum and Instruction Honors Thesis/Project (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-3 Hour.

Designed to provide facilitation of the Honors Thesis/Project. Students and faculty work "one-on-one" to complete the honors thesis/project. Prerequisite: Honors candidacy and CIED 3901H. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

CIED 499V. Special Topics in Curriculum and Instruction Education (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

Discussion and advanced studies on selected topics in curriculum and instruction. Special focus on recent and emerging topics in education. May be repeated for up to 18 hours of degree credit.

CIED 499VH. Honors Special Topics in Curriculum and Instruction Education (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-3 Hour.

Discussion and advanced studies on selected topics in curriculum and instruction. Special focus on recent and emerging topics in education.

This course is equivalent to CIED 499V.

Jennifer G. Beasley, Assistant Professor
Deborah A. Brown, Clinical Assistant Professor
Linda Hale Eilers, Clinical Associate Professor
Angela Carlton Elsass, Clinical Assistant Professor
Marcia B. Imbeau, Professor
Grace R. Kerr, Clinical Instructor
Heather D. Kindall, Assistant Professor
Denise Ann Mounts, Clinical Assistant Professor
Cathy Wissehr, Clinical Assistant Professor