Childhood Education B.S.E. with 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) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)13  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)1
or MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113)
3  
Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4:1
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
or BIOL 1524 Biological Principles (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1004 Lecture)
4  
CIED 1013 Introduction to Education3  
Choose one of the following:13  
COMM 1233 Media, Community and Citizenship (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.2)
PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.2)
PHIL 2103 Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.2)
PHIL 2203 Logic (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 5.1)
PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions (Satisfies General Education Outcome 5.1)
PSYC 2003 General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103)
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)1  3
HIST 2003 History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.2, 3.3 and 4.2)1
or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
  3
Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.1:1
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
Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4:1
GEOS 1113 Physical Geology (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lecture)
& GEOS 1111L Physical Geology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lab)
  4
MATH 2213 Survey of Mathematical Structures I  3
Year Total: 16 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1:1
ARHS 1003 Basic Course in the Arts: Art Lecture (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 1003)
or MLIT 1003 Experiencing Music (ACTS Equivalency = MUSC 1003)
or THTR 1003 Theatre Appreciation (ACTS Equivalency = DRAM 1003)
3  
MATH 2223 Survey of Mathematical Structures II3  
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)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) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)13  
or COMM 2323 Interpersonal Communication
Select one of the following:  3
HIST 3383 Arkansas and the Southwest
Any 3-hour Arkansas History course
PHYS 1034 Physics for Elementary Education Majors
or GEOS 1133/1131L Earth Science (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1124 Lecture)
or ASTR 2003/2001L Survey of the Universe (ACTS Equivalency = PHSC 1204 Lecture)
or STEM 4104 Astronomy for Educators
  4
CIED 1003 Introduction to Technology in Education  3
WLIT 1113 World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113)
or WLIT 1123 World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123)
  3
CIED 3013 Development and Learning Theories in the K-6 Classroom  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
CIED 2943 Foundations of Language and Literacy3  
CIED 3113 Emergent Literacy3  
STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)3  
ENGL 2003 Advanced Composition3  
Elective3  
CIED 3453 Developmental Literacy  3
CIED 3123 Mathematics Methods in the K-6 Classroom  3
CIED 3023 Survey of Exceptionalities  3
Elective  3
ECON 3053 Economics for Elementary Teachers
or ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice
  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
CIED 3143 Teaching Science in the Elementary Grades3  
CIED 4183 Instruction and Assessment of Writing3  
STEM 4033 Introduction to STEM Education3  
CIED 3133 Integrated Social Studies for the K-6 Classroom3  
CIED 3053 The Emerging Adolescent3  
CIED 4153 Classroom Management in the Elementary Grades  3
CIED 4533 Reading Comprehension Through Children's and Adolescent Literature (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)1  3
CIED 4423 Teaching English as a Second Language  3
STEM 4043 Creativity and Innovation in STEM Education  3
Elective  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  123