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2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED 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 candidates. 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 Requirements (2 hours)

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 (66 hours)

Second Language (14 hours)

Four semesters of a foreign language.

Science/Block III (13 hours)

One course must include a lab.

Social Studies/Block II (12 hours)

The Arts/Block I (6 hours)

Two approved courses from two different disciplines selected from art, music or theatre.

Elementary Major Methods Requirements (21 hours)

Cluster I

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

Cluster II

Taken spring of 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 (12-15 hours)

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

Total: 128 hours