Academic Programs

Summary of Required Courses

Basic Skills Core (9 hours required)

  • ENG 111 Composition & Rhetoric (3 Hrs.)
  • ENG 112 Composition & Research (3 Hrs.)
  • SPH 110 Fundamentals of Speech (3 Hrs.)
  • Math is satisfied by elementary education major core requirements.

Common Core (12 hours required)

  • HUM 250 The Contemporary World (3Hrs.)
  • American History (3 Hrs.)

Arts & Humanities Core (12 hours required)

  • Must include a literature course

Natural Sciences Core (12 hours required)

  • Must include biological & physical science courses
  • Must include one lab course

Social Science Core (9 hours required)

  • PLSC 102 American Government (3 Hrs.)
  • EDUC 210 Educational Psychology (3 Hrs.)
  • Economics, Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology (3 Hrs.)

Multi-Cultural/Non-Western Culture (3 hours required)

  • May be a history or literature course or another area that satisfies guidelines

Elementary Education Major Core

  • MATH 112 Math for Elementary Teachers I (4 Hrs.)
  • MATH 222 Math for Elementary Teachers II (4 Hrs.)
  • EDUC 200 Preclinical Experience (1 Hr.)
  • EDUC 205 Hist. & Phil. Of Education (3 Hrs.)
  • EDUC 207 Introduction to Education Seminar (0 Hrs.)*
  • EDUC 215 Technology for Teachers (3 Hrs.)
  • EDUC 240 Reading & Language Arts (3 Hrs.)
  • EDUC 260 Survey of Exceptional Child (3 Hrs.)
  • EDUC 310 Measurement & Evaluation (3 Hrs.)
  • EDUC 312 Methods of Teach Soc. Sci. (3 Hrs.)
  • EDUC 315 Methods of Teach Math (3 Hrs.)
  • EDUC 316 Preclinical Experience - Elem Math (0 Hrs.)
  • EDUC 318 Methods of Teach Science (3 Hrs.)
  • EDUC 320 Literacy & Assessment (3 Hrs.)
  • EDUC 321 Preclinical Experience Reading (0 Hrs.)
  • Professional Elective (3 Hrs.)
  • PHED 257 Wellnes (2 Hrs.)
  • EDUC 370 Student Teaching (12 Hrs.)

Note - Course EDUC 206 is required (Transfer Introduction to Education Seminar) during the first semester at Benedictine University. (0 Credit)