Jun 23, 2018  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies for Inclusive Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Special Education Licensure, B.S.


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Degree Requirements


Required Courses


  • IDLS and General Education  core 53 Credit Hours
  • Remaining General Education  6 Credit Hours
  • IDLS upper-level concentration 21 Credit Hours
  • Education program 35-47 Credit Hours
  • Elective 0-5 Credit Hours

Total: 120 Credit Hours


Core Requirements


Language Arts and Communication


History/Social Sciences


Global History: 6 Credit Hours


(both required)

U.S. History: 4 Credit Hours


Government: 4 Credit Hours


Psychology: 3 Credit Hours


Mathematics


Upper Level concentration requirement: 21 Credit Hours


IDLS Concentration


In addition to the IDLS core, students will complete an IDLS concentration to provide depth and integration beyond core requirements. The four concentration options are noted below, with each option requiring seven upper-level courses.

  • Option 1: Math and Science and Technology. Take four courses in math and three in science and technology, or take three in math and four in science and technology.
  • Option 2: Humanities and Social Sciences. Choose a humanities and social science track (1-7) and take six courses in that track, plus the IDLS 400  capstone.
  • Option 3: Math and Humanities and Social Sciences. Choose a humanities and social science track (1-7). Take three courses in the humanities and social sciences track and four in math, or take four in the humanities and social sciences track and three in math. The humanities and social sciences courses can include IDLS 400 , but it is not required.
  • Option 4: Science and Technology and Humanities and Social Sciences. Choose a humanities and social science track (1-7). Take three courses in the humanities and social sciences track and four in science and technology, or take four in the humanities and social sciences track and three in science and technology. The humanities and social sciences courses can include IDLS 400 , but it is not required.

The current list of concentration courses is available on the IDLS website.

IDLS Advisement


IDLS majors are assigned two advisers, one to guide them through teacher education program requirements and another to guide them through IDLS major requirements. Students should check with both advisers regularly to ensure timely graduation. These advisers are assigned when students officially declare their education program and IDLS major. To declare, students must acquire education and IDLS academic unit head signatures on a "Change or Declaration of Major" form.

Teacher Licensure


To be eligible for teacher licensure in inclusive early childhood, elementary, middle school and special education, students graduating with the Bachelor of Science degree in IDLS must complete the appropriate teacher education program at the undergraduate and graduate (Master of Arts in Teaching) levels.

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