Plan Your First Semester

You will register for classes officially at Orientation but here’s a look at the classes you will be taking to begin your path in SED.

Deaf Studies

Provides courses in education, psychology, culture, and contemporary issues of Deaf people in the United States. The program is the only undergraduate program in the United States that requires American Sign Language as the language of instruction and conversation.

  • CAS WR100 (4)
  • CAS Social Science (Psychology, Anthropology, or Sociology recommended) (4)
  • CAS Laboratory or Natural Science (4)
  • SED DE570 (4)

Early Childhood Education

Concentrates on young children in daycare, clinical, classroom or after school settings. Students learn how to communicate with young children and to instruct them on subjects such as math, science, language arts, and social studies.

  • CAS WR100 American Literature Section Only (4)
  • CAS PS101 or CAS Humanities (4)
  • CAS Laboratory or Natural Science (4)
  • MET AN290 (4)
  • SED EC350 (2)

Elementary Education

Prepares students to teach grades 1-6. An interdisciplinary liberal arts sequence complements thoughtful consideration of how children learn and how teachers organize their work to support this learning.

  • CAS WR100 American Literature Section Only (4)
  • CAS HI151 (4)
  • CAS PS101 or CAS GE201 (4)
  • SED ED225 (2)
  • SED PE211 (2)

English Education

Prepares students to teach English, as well as for careers in related fields such as publishing, instructional materials and curriculum development, and educational research. Students develop a wide range of classroom strategies specific to the age of the learners, the educational environment, and the subject matter.

  • CAS WR100 or CAS EN120 (4)
  • CAS PS101 or AN, IR, or SO course (4)
  • CAS EN121 (4)
  • SED ED100 and SED ED101 (6)

Mathematics Education

Prepares students to teach mathematics in elementary, middle, or high school. The program helps students gain expertise in fundamental mathematical concepts and processes, the development of mathematics curriculum materials, and teaching methods applicable to a variety of age levels, interest, and aptitudes.

  • CAS WR100 (4)
  • CAS MA123 (4)
  • CAS Laboratory or Natural Science (4)
  • SED ED100 and SED ED101 (6)

Modern Foreign Language Education

Prepares students to become teachers of modern foreign languages, including French, German, Italian, and Spanish. The program emphasizes effective communication, as well as grammar, culture, and literature.

  • CAS WR100 (4)
  • CAS Modern Foreign Language (French, Spanish, Italian, German) (4)
  • CAS Laboratory or Natural Science (4)
  • SED ED100 and SED ED101 (6)

Science Education

Prepares students for professional responsibilities in designing, teaching, and supervising science programs at the secondary level. The program connects emerging teachers to the foundations of what makes a quality science educator today: up-to-date science content with innovative, diverse pedagogy.*

Biology

  • CAS WR100 (4)
  • CAS CH101 or CAS CH171 (4)
  • CAS BI107 (4) *Recommended even with AP credit
  • CAS Social Science (4)

Chemistry

  • CAS WR100 (4)
  • CAS Social Science (4)
  • CAS MA123 (4)
  • CAS CH101, 109, or 111 (4)

Earth Science

  • CAS WR100 (4)
  • CAS Social Science (4)
  • CAS CH101 (4)
  • CAS ES101 or CAS ES105 (4)

General

  • CAS WR100 (4)
  • CAS CH101 or CAS CH171 (4)
  • CAS BI107 (4)
  • SED ED100 and SED ED101 (6)

Physics

  • CAS WR100 (4)
  • CAS Social Science (4)
  • CAS PY211 or CAS PY251 (4)
  • CAS MA123 (4)

*Professor Garik will work individually with students to advise on course selection.

Social Studies Education

Prepares students for a variety of professional careers, ranging from classroom teachers to museum educators to social studies curriculum specialists. The program reaches beyond the traditional mission of developing classroom history and social studies teachers to serve the many diverse professional goals of our students.

History

  • CAS WR100 (4)
  • CAS Laboratory or Natural Science (4)
  • CAS HI190 (4)
  • SED ED100 and SED ED101 (6)

Political Science

  • CAS WR100 (4)
  • CAS Laboratory or Natural Science (4)
  • CAS PO151 or CAS Humanities (4)
  • SED ED100 and SED ED101 (6)

Special Education

Prepares students for careers teaching individuals with disabilities in school and community settings.

  • CAS WR100 American Literature Section Only (4)
  • CAS HI151 (4)
  • CAS PS101 or CAS GE201 (4)
  • SED ED225 (2)
  • CFA MH105 (2)