Nov 12, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

Education, Elementary, B.A.


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Regulations of the Oklahoma Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability require a diversified program in the liberal arts and sciences for elementary education students. State law requires that candidates for certification in elementary education must complete 48 semester hours with 12 hours in four areas: 1) language arts, 2) social studies, 3) mathematics; and 4) science. The courses may not be methods courses. According to the Commission’s regulations, courses satisfying this requirement may be included in the general education program, the major, a minor, or any combination.

General Education (1 hour)


Cultural Diversity and Gender Studies (6 hours)


May be satisfied with approved Block courses, approved courses within a student’s major, and/or approved courses within a student’s minor.

Elementary Major Content Requirements (69 hours)


Second Language (14 hours)


Four semesters of a foreign language.

Science/Block III (13 hours)


  • BIOL 1013 Plants and Society
  • One course in a physical science. A course in geology is recommended. (3 hours)
  • Two additional approved courses (6 hours)
  • Lab. Lab requirement cannot be waived. (1 hour)

Social Studies/Block II (12 hours)


The Arts/Block I (6 hours)


Physical Education and Health (3 hours)


Elementary Major Methods Requirements (18 hours)


Cluster I


Taken fall of junior year.  Required before Cluster III.  Courses in clusters must be taken concurrently.

Cluster II


Taken spring of sophomore or junior year. Courses in clusters must be taken concurrently.

Cluster III


Taken spring of junior year. Prerequisite: Cluster I. Courses in clusters must be taken concurrently.

Required Minor (12 hours)


At least twelve hours in a single discipline with six hours at the 3000-level or higher.

Total: 127 hours


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