Childhood Education B.S.E. with Gifted and Talented 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 Outcomes 3.2, 3.3, and 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) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3 and 4.2)13  
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:
HIST 3383 Arkansas and the Southwest  3
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  
Elective 3  
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  
CIED 3053 The Emerging Adolescent3  
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 (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)1  3
STEM 4033 Introduction to STEM Education  3
CIED 4423 Teaching English as a Second Language  3
Approved GT course  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  123