Liberal Studies with Teaching Licensure (PK-6)

Averett University students seeking teaching licensure at the elementary school level will pursue a dual-disciplinary program leading to a Liberal Studies major.  These students will elect either the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Arts degree, depending upon the areas of concentration they choose.  All students seeking licensure in Elementary Education (PK-6) must complete the following courses which include the general education requirements.           

Core Requirements for Students Seeking Teaching Licensure in Elementary Education (PK-6)

  Semester Hours
BIO 101, Introduction to Biology 4
CSS 113, Microcomputers and Application Software 3
ENG 111, Introduction to Writing and Research 3
ENG 112, Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 201, Major British Authors or a higher level literature course 3
ENG 444, Literature for Children and Adolescents 3
Fine Arts--Two courses from the following:  
ART 103, the Visual Arts  
ART 201, Art History:  Ancient to Medieval  
ART 205, Art History:  Medieval through Renaissance  
ART 305, Art History:  Baroque-Romanticism  
ART 306, Art History:  Realism to Modern  
ART 405, Non-Western Art  
MUS 103, Introduction to Music Literature  
MUS 260, Music History:  Renaissance/Baroque  
MUS 261, Music History:  Classical, Romantic, Modern  
TH 105, Introduction to Theatre  
TH 220, History of the Theatre I  
TH221, History of the Theatre II 6
HTH 220, Health and Fitness for the 21st Century 4
HIS 101, 102, History of Western Civilization I, II 6
HIS 201, 202, United States History I, II 6
IDS 101, Freshman Success 1
IDS 200, Reading Seminar 3
MTH 111,112, Theory of Modern Mathematics I, II 6
POS 131, The World of Politics 3
PSC 101, Survey of Physical Science 4
PSY 205, Developmental Psychology 3
TH 103, Introduction to Human Communication or
 
TH 300, Public Speaking 3
Total Hours 64

All candidates desiring teaching licensure in Grades PK-6 must select two areas of concentration from two different departments and complete a 34-hour concentration in Professional Education.  Thus the students electing to be PK-6 teachers must select, in addition to Education, two concentrations from the following departments:  English, Foreign Language, History/Social Science, Mathematics/Computer Science, and Natural Science.  Averett University requires a minimum of 12 hours to be taken in each concentration, exclusive of general education.

Students who select their two concentrations from Areas I and II must elect the Bachelor of Arts degree.  Those who select any other combination of concentrations may elect either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree.  Students are reminded that the Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of the intermediate level of a foreign language.

Areas of Concentration for Students Seeking Teaching Licensure in Elementary Education (PK-6)

I. ENGLISH Semester Hours
ENG 202, Major British Authors, 19th and 20th Centuries 3
English Electives (300-400 level) 6
Core Requirements (ENG 111, 112, 201 or higher literature course, and 444) 12
Total 21
II. FOREIGN LANGUAGE  (Select either A or B)  
A. French Concentration  
FR 101, 102, Beginning French 8
FR 201, 202, Intermediate French 6
Two courses above 202 level 6
Total 20
B. Spanish Concentration  
SPA 101, 102, Elementary Spanish 8
SPA 201, 202, Intermediate Spanish 6
Two courses above 202 level 6
   

Placement may result in a reduction of the number of hours required in the concentration.  However, at least two semesters of the courses above the 202 level must be completed at Averett University.

         A student who completes either concentration may fulfill a foreign language minor by the additional completion of two 300-level courses in the foreign language.

Total 20
III. HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE  (Select either A or B)  
A. History and Social Science Concentration  
History Electives (300-400 level) 6
POS 215, American National Government 3
POS 216, State and Local Government 1
POS 380, International Relations 3
Core Requirements (HIS 101, 102, 201, 202; POS 131) 15
Total 28
B. Social Science Concentration  
SOC 101, Introduction to Sociology 3
PSY 110, Psychology as a Social Science 3
Sociology/Psychology electives 300-400 level 6
Core Requirements (HIS 101, 102, 201, 202; POS 131) 15
Total 27
IV. MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE  (Select either A or B)  
A. Mathematics Concentration
 
*MTH 151, Precalculus Mathematics 3
MTH 201, 202, Calculus I, II 6
MTH 211, Foundations of Higher Mathematics I 3
Mathematics Elective, 302 or higher (MTH 311 preferred) 3
Core Requirements (MTH 111, 112) 6
Total 21
*Placement test may result in waiver of MTH 151.  
   
B. Computer Science Concentration
 
CSS 211, Introduction to Programming I 4
CSS 212, Introduction to Programming II 4
CSS Elective at the 200-400 level 3
CSS Elective at the 300-400 level 3
Core Requirements (MTH 111, 112, CSS 113) 9
Total 23
V. NATURAL SCIENCE  
BIO 102, General Botany 4
BIO 103, General Zoology 4
BIO 203, Genetics or
 
CH 101, 102, General Chemistry I, II 4-8
BIO 330, General Ecology 4
Core Requirements (BIO 101; PSC 101) 8
Total 24-28
   

PROFESSIONAL COURSES FOR LIBERAL STUDIES (Third Concentration)

 
ED 180, Earth Science/Geography for Educators 2
ED 290, Foundations of Education 3
ED 322, Educational Psychology (aiding placement included) 3
ED 350, Reading and Language Development 3
ED 384, Exceptional Student (for non-licensure ONLY) 3
ED 443, Diagnosis and Application of Reading and Language Development 2
ED 444, Practicum in Reading 1
*ED 378, Curriculum in Grades PK-6 2
*ED 401, Instruction in Grades PK-6 3
*ED 483, Mathematics and Science in Grades PK-6 2
Total 24
   

FIELD EXPERIENCES

 
ED 351, Field Experiences/Practicum in Reading and Language Development
0
*ED 379, Teaching Assistant: Grades PK-6 1
ED 444, Practicum in Reading 1
*ED 488, Directed Teaching/Seminar in Grades PK-6 12
Total 14
*Admission to Teacher Education Program required.  

Sample Four-Year Course Sequence for Education/Related Courses for PK-6

Freshman Year: Junior Year:
HTH 220, Health and Fitness for the 21st Century ED 322, Educational Psychology
MTH 111, 112, Theory of Modern Mathematics I, II ED 378, Curriculum in Grades PK-6
TH 103, Introduction to Human Communication or ED 379 Teaching Assistant: Grades PK-6
TH 300, Public Speaking ED 443, Diagnosis and Application of Reading and Language Arts
  ED 444, Practicum in Reading
  ED 483, Mathematics and Science in Grades PK-6
  ENG 444, Literature for Children and Adolescents
   
Sophomore Year: Senior Year:
ED 180, Earth Science/Geography for Educators ED 401, Instruction in Grades PK-6
ED 290, Foundations of Education ED 488, Directed Teaching/Seminar in Grades PK-6
ED 350, Reading and Language Development  
ED 351, Field Experiences in Reading and Language Development  
POS 131, The World of Politics  
PSC 101, Survey of Physical Science  
PSY 205, Developmental Psychology