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Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education

Total credit hours: 120

The Primary Education Program prepares teachers to work with young children from ages three through eight, grades Pre-Kindergarten through third.

Required Curriculum

Core Course Requirements

Lourdes University Connections (3 credit hours)  
LUC 101  College Connections
LUC 102  Career Connections – Fulfilled by EDU 100
LUC 201  Concept Connections – Fulfilled by EDU 216
LUC 202  Communication Connections Fulfilled by EDU 251

English  (6 credit hours)  
ENG 101  College Composition
ENG 313  Theoretical Approaches to the teaching of Writing

Mathematics  (3 credit hours) 
MTH 112 if ACT score <22 or SAT score <520 (except MTH 224 or MTH 225) OR a math course higher than MTH 114 if ACT score greater or equal to 22 or SAT score is greater or equal to 520 (except MTH 224 or MTH 225)

Ethics  (3 credit hours)
Education students meet the Core Curriculum Requirement for Ethics through an integrated approach of studying ethics for educators in five courses (EDU 100/101, EDU 230, EDU 216, EDU 317/319, EDU 329).

Enduring Question Seminar     (2-3 credit hours)

Capstone in the major  (12 credit hours) 
EDE 490  Capstone: Early Childhood Student Teaching

Service Learning  (20 hours)

Cultural Diversity course or experience (3 credit hours)
EDU 216  Multicultural & Social Issues in Education

General Education   

History  (3 credit hours) 
HST 121  Survey of United States History I
or
HST 219  Ohio History

Literature  (3 credit hours) 
ENG 200  Introduction to Literature

Philosophy (3 credit hours)
Any PHL course

Theology   (6 credit hours)
First course – one of the following:
THS 125  Foundation of Theology
THS 218  Celebrating the Sacraments
THS 220  Introduction to the Old Testament
THS 221  Introduction to the New Testament
THS 235  Survey of Catholic Belief
THS 265  Christian Ethics
THS 312  Jesus, the Christ
THS 316  The Shape and Mission of the Church
Second course – Any other Theology course (Note that if THS 101 was taken as a first course, THS 105 cannot be taken to fulfill the second course requirement.)

Art/Music  (6 credit hours)
ART 117  Art for the Teachers of Young Children
MUS 113  Integrating Music into the Early Childhood Classroom

Natural Science  (3 credit hours)
SCI 170  Survey of Science

Social Science  (3 credit hours) 
EDU 250**  Educational Psychology and Human Development\

Professional Education Foundation Courses
EDU 100*  Foundations of Education or
EDU 101   Foundations of Education Bridge Course
EDU 151   Technology in Learning
EDU 251   Technology & Pedagogy for Learning
EDU 351   Technology, Pedagogy & Content Knowledge for Learning
EDU 216    Multicultural & Social Issues in Education
EDU 230**  Survey of Special Needs Education
EDU 250*** Educational Psychology and Human Development
EDU 317     Classroom Management for Primary Education
EDU 329     Differentiated Instruction & Assessment

Primary Education Strand
EDE 235**  Integrated Curriculum and Instruction in Primary Education
EDE 250  Primary Education Methods and Field Experience I
EDE 307  Special Education Assessment & Instructional Adaptations
EDE 315  Family, School, Community Relations
EDE 350*  Primary Education Methods & Field Experience II
EDE 490  Capstone: Primary Education Student Teaching

Reading Strand
EDU 220  Reading Comprehension Skills and Strategies
EDU 221  Content Area Reading
EDU 324  The Role of Phonics and the Foundations of Reading
EDU 335  Reading Diagnosis, Assessment, & Instructional Implications

Curriculum Content

Language Arts
COM 100  Oral Communications
ENG 101  Composition I
ENG 200  Introduction to Literature
ENG 220  Structures of English Language

Math
MTH 112 if ACT score <22 or SAT score <520 (except MTH 224 or MTH 225)  OR  a math course higher than MTH 114 if ACT score > or equal to 22 or SAT score > or equal to 520 (except MTH 224 or MTH 225)

MTH 224  Mathematics for Teachers of Young Children I
MTH 225  Mathematics for Teachers of Young Children II

Science
SCI 170  Survey of Science
SCI 370  Integrated Science for Teachers

Social Studies
GEO 250  World Cultural Geography
HST 121  Survey of United States History I
HST 219  Ohio History
PLS 122  American National Government

Art/Music
ART 117  Art for the Teachers of Young Children
MUS 113  Integrating Music in the Early Childhood Classroom

* Field experience required
** Clinical experience required
*** Field and clinical experience required