Sep 15, 2019  
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Teaching Major, BS


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Program Description

Winston-Salem State University has a long history of contribution to the field of teacher education. The Teaching program is a unique degree program that responds to contemporary challenges in the field of education, with an emphasis on the intersection of the curriculum, culture and the community. The mission of the Teaching Program is to develop competent and effective teachers for Special Education/General Curriculum, Middle Grades Education, Secondary English Education, and Secondary Mathematics Education. The program prepares teachers to be ethical and appreciative of the human differences in the world and to use their ability to reason logically, think critically and creatively, and communicate effectively.

The Teaching Program links faculty and students directly to schools through field experiences, student teaching, consultations, and research. The skills of teaching, curriculum development, leadership, and supervision are developed in these various settings. Practical and theoretical views of educational programs and resources allow the program to maintain a close working relationship with other academic disciplines, departments, and divisions at Winston-Salem State University.

Student Learning Outcomes

 The teacher education candidate will:

  1. Demonstrate leadership in the classroom, school and the profession by meeting the needs of individual students, demonstrating high ethical standards, and promoting professional growth.
  2. Exhibit sensitivity toward diversity in the school, community and in the world by accommodating individual differences among learners.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the relevant content taught and the interconnectedness of disciplines.
  4. Facilitate learning by using a variety of instructional methods, integrating technology in instruction, and using critical-thinking and problem solving skills.
  5. Reflect on own practices by analyzing and assessing instruction, student learning and progress.
  6. Communicate effectively, expressing themselves through speech and writing in appropriate, clear and correct English.

Major Program Outcomes for Special Education

  1. Instructional Planning and Assessment

Graduates will be able to provide effective instruction as indicated by aligning their lessons with content standards or learning targets, building targets, building upon students’ prior knowledge and/or skills, and provide and justify supports for learning.

  1. Engaging Students in Learning 

Graduates will engage learners in a respectful learning environment as demonstrated by creating a culturally responsive environment, actively engaging the learner and assisting the learner in developing a deep understanding of the material and/or skill related to the learning goal.

  1. Assessing Learning 

Graduates will be able to use assessments to improve learning as demonstrated by analyzing their pedagogical practices and the learners’ performance, providing effective feedback, and incorporating assessment data into future planning to identify ways to improve student engagement.

  1. Characteristics and Individual Learning Differences of Exceptional Learners 

Candidates will demonstrate a broad knowledge of the development and characteristics of exceptional learners across the lifespan and recognize the individual learning differences of exceptional learners, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Major Requirements

The program provides a carefully planned sequence of classroom and field experiences that will result in the development of effective professional teachers for grades K-6. The curriculum is organized to include the general education core curriculum, foundation, breadth, specialty area (depth) courses.  Students are required to complete a minimum of 121 units. Teacher Education majors should complete the general education curriculum and obtain admission into Teacher Education during the first two years of enrollment or by the time students have completed 60 credit hours.

Program Summary

Total Number of Semester Hours………………………………….. 123-126 semester hours

General Education Requirements…………………………………… 60 semester hours

Foundation Courses……………………………………………………..…… 9 semester hours

Breadth Courses ………………………………………………21-30 semester hours

Depth Courses ……………………………………………………. 33-42 semester hours 

Content Area Coursework Requirements for Middle Grades, Secondary English and Secondary Math ……27-44 credit hours

Admission Requirements for the Major:

Prospective students must meet the following conditions:

  • To formally be admitted to WSSU Education Program.   See the Department of Education’s web page for a complete set of the admission requirements and the EPP’s webpage for the application process.
  • Have a minimum of 2.7 GPA and “C” or better in English, Mathematics and Speech courses.  Additionally, candidates must maintain a 2.7 to qualify for student teaching.
  • Complete admission to teacher education as it is a prerequisite for all other 4000 level courses and any courses listed in the catalog.

Foundation Courses

(Required of all majors in the Teacher Education programs – nine [9] credits)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EDU 2322   Promoting Social Justice through Education (*) 3
EDU 2334   Education, Culture and Society (*) 3
EDU 3311   or PSY 2336   Human Growth and Development or Lifespan Development 3

Breadth Area Courses

(Required to take 7 to 10 courses depending on the area of specialization 21 to 30 credit hours)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EDU 3315   Instructional Planning, Curriculum and Assessment 3
EDU 3338   Psychological Foundations of Education 3
SPE 3300   Exceptional Children in the Classroom 3
EDU 4339   Integrating Media & Technology in P-12 Settings 3

Teaching majors must take a at least one course in Curriculum and Instruction, Literacy Development, or Multicultral Education, except for Adult Services which requires two courses in each of the areas.

Curriculum and Instruction

Literacy Development

Multicultural Education
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EDU 3315   Instruct Design, Curricula & Assessment 3 hrs BKE 3329   Early Language and Literacy 3 hrs AAS 2314   Shades of Black 3 hrs
ELE 3304   Curriculum Development 3 hrs ELE 4334   Methods & Asess of Teaching Language Arts 3 hrs AAS 2316   Black Female Identity Through Time 3 hrs
ELE 4334   Methods & Assess of Teaching Language Arts 3 hrs ENG 3321   Grammars of English 3 hrs BKE 2322   Cultural and Individual Variations of Children & Families 3 hrs
ENG 4302   Composition Theory & Pedagogy 3 hrs ESL 3301   Grammar for Teachers 3 hrs EDU 2301   pecial Issues in Educating African American Males (*) 3 hrs
ESL 3303   Effective Teaching Methods in ESL 3 hrs RED 3309   Teaching Reading in the Elementary School K-2 3 hrs EDU 2312   Comparative and International Education 3 hrs
SPE 3305   Methods of Teaching Math to Students with Special Needs 3 hrs RED 3310   Teaching Reading in Elementary School 3-6 3 hrs ENG 3311   Studies in African-American Literature 3 hrs
SPE 4325   Instructional Methods for the Inclusive General Curriculum Classroom 3 hrs RED 3361   Teachng Reading in Elementary School 3 hrs AAS 1301   Introduction to Africana Studies 3 hrs
      RED 4312   Reading Assessment & Remediation 3 hrs IDS 3323   Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World 3 hrs
       RED 4362   Methods & Materials for Reading Instruction in Middle Schools 3 hrs PSY 3307  /SOC 3307    Social Psychology 3 hrs
      RED 4364   Reading in the Content/Secondary 3 hrs RHS 3307   Deaf History and Culture in America 3 hrs
      SPE 3325   Methods of Enhancing Reading Skills for Students with Exceptional Needs 3 hrs SOC 2301   Introduction to Sociology 3 hrs
            SOC 3343   Cultural Diversity

3 hrs

            PSY 3309   Cross-Cultural Psychology 3 hrs
              Any ESL prefix course  
              Any Level Sign language course  
              Any Study Abroad experience  
 

Depth Courses

Course of Study for the Optional Tracks of the B.S. in Teaching

Adult Services Track   Middle Grades Track   Secondary English Track   Secondary Mathematics Track   Special Education Track
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours   Course Number Course Title Credit Hours   Course Number Course Title Credit Hours   Course Number Course Title Credit Hours   Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ESL 2320   Language and Society 3 hrs   MGE 3101   Middle Grade Practicum I 3 hrs   EDU 3315   Instructional Curriculum and Assessment 3 hrs   EDU 3315   Instructional Curriculum and Assessment 3 hrs   SPE 2310   Introduction to Exceptional Individuals 3 hrs
PSY or SOC upper level course 3 hrs   MGE 3201   The Middle School 3 hrs   ENG 4302   Composition Theory & Pedagogy 3 hrs   SED 4352   Principles/Methods Teach Math 3 hrs   SPE 2320   Transition Planning and Service Delivery 3 hrs
RHS or TRC Elective 3 hrs   MGE 3310   Early Adolescent Learn & Class Management 3 hrs   EDU 4353   Principles/Methods of Teaching English 3 hrs   SED 4301 History/Development of Math 3 hrs   SPE 3315    Behavior and Classroom  Management 3 hrs
EDU 4326   Adult Education 3 hrs   MGE 4101   Middle Grade Education Practicum II 1 hr   ENG 4304   Senior Seminar 3 hrs   RED 4364   Reading in the Content Areas 3 hrs   SPE 3320   Characteristics of Students with High Incidence Conditions 3 hrs
EDU 4360   Seminar in Educational Services 3 hrs   MGE 4201   Emerging Adolescents in the School Setting 2 hrs   EDU 4333   Student Teaching Seminar 3 hrs   SPH 2341  Fundamentals of Speech 3 hrs   SPE 3305   Methods and Material for Teaching Math to Students with Special Needs 3 hrs
SPE 2310   Introduction to Exceptional Individuals 3 hrs   RED 4364   Reading in the Content Area/Secondary 3 hrs   EDU 4981   Student Teaching 9 hrs   EDU 4333   Student Teaching Seminar 3 hrs   SPE 3325   Methods of Enhancing Reading Skills for Students with Exceptional Needs 3 hrs
 EDU 4600   Internship in Educational Services 6 hrs   MGE 4352   Principles/Methods Teaching Math 3 hrs           EDU 4981   Student Teaching 9 hrs   SPE 4320   Assessment and Remediation for Students with Exceptional Needs 3 hrs
or
MGE 4353   Principles/Methods Teaching English
or
MGE 4354   Principles/Methods Social Studies
        or                 SPE 4325   Instructional Methods in the Inclusive General Curriculum Classroom 3 hrs
MGE 4355   Principles/Methods Teaching Science
        EDU 4333   Student Teaching Seminar 3 hrs                   EDU 4333   Student Teaching Seminar 3 hrs
        EDU 4981   Student Teaching 9 hrs                   ELE 4334   Methods & Assessment of Teaching Language Arts 3 hrs
                                 RED 3361   Teaching Reading in the Elementary School 3 hrs
                                RED 4312   Reading Assessment & Remediation 3 hrs
                                EDU 4981   Student Teaching 9 hrs

* Courses can be taken as part of the students General Education Requirement

Content Area Coursework for Middle Grades, Secondary Math, and Secondary English tracks of the BS in Teaching:

* Courses can be taken as part of the students General Education Requirement

Middle Grades

Middle Grades majors must choose two areas of certification.  Major area requires 24 hours in content area, while second area requires a minimum of 18 content hours. In order to complete the MGE track with 129, majors in this track will need to take 18 credit hours of content area course as part of their General Education.

English/Language Arts

Mathematics

Social Studies

Science

ENG 2313 

Survey of American Literature I

MAT 1325 : Principles of Mathematics I

*ECO 2312 : Principles of Macroeconomics

*BIO 1301 : Biological Concepts

ENG 2314 :

Survey of American Lit II

MAT 2337 :

Discrete Mathematics

*GEO 2311 : Introduction to Geography

*BIO 1320 : Environmental Biology

OR
GEO 2313 : Environmental Geography

ENG 3302 :

Advanced Composition

MAT 2316 :

Linear Algebra

*GEO 3336 :

World Economic Geography

*CHE 1313 : General Chemistry I

CHE 1113 : General Chemistry  Lab

ENG 3306 : British Lit I

*MAT 2326 : Elementary Statistics

HIS 2306 :

U.S. History I

CHE 1314  : General  Chemistry II

CHE 1114 : General Chemist II Lab

ENG 3307 :

British Literature II

*MAT 2317 : Calculus I

HIS 2307 :

U.S. History II

*PHS 1303 : Introduction to Planetary Science

PHS 1103 : Introduction to Planetary Science Lab

or

MAT 2318 :

Calculus II

ENG 3321 :

Grammars of English

MAT 3320 : Introduction to the Theory of Numbers

HIS 3331 : History of Africa

*PHY 2331 : General Physics I

PHY 2131 : General  Physics I Lab

ENG 3348 :

Adolescent Lit

MAT 3326 : Geometry I

HIS 3356 :

Modern Russian History

PHY 2332 : General Physics II

PHY 2132 : General Physics II Lab

or
HIS 3353  : African Presence in the Americas

ENG 4302 : Composition Theory and Pedagogy

MAT 3341 : Algebraic Structures

HIS 4308 : History of North Carolina

 

 

 

*SOC 2301 :

General Sociology

 

Secondary Mathematics Content Area Courses

Secondary English Content Area Courses

CSC 1310 : Computer Programming I

*ENG 3306 : British Literature to 1800

*MAT 2317 : Calculus I

ENG 3321 : Grammars of English

*MAT 2318 : Calculus II

Genre Course requirements: ENG 3350  , ENG 3377  , ENG 3378  , ENG 3349  , ENG 3341  , or 4331

MAT 3316 : Calculus III

ENG 3311 : Studies in African American Literature

MAT 3317 : Calculus IV

Period/Author Course: ENG 3309  , ENG 3363  , ENG 3373  , ENG 4302  , ENG 4361  , ENG 4364  , or ENG 4326  

*MAT 2326 : Elementary Statistics

ENG 3302 : Advanced Composition

MAT 2337 : Discrete Mathematics

ENG 4355 : Literacy Criticism (Theory)

MAT 3320 : Number Theory

ENG 3313 : Studies in American Literature

MAT 3341 : Algebraic Structures I

ENG 3348 : Adolescent Literature

MAT 4356 : Mathematical Statistics I

 

MAT 2316 : Linear Algebra

 

MAT 3326  : Geometry

 

*PHY 2331  : General Physics I and

PHY 2131 : General Physics I Laboratory

 

*PHY 2332 : General Physics II and

PHY 2132 : General Physics II Laboratory

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

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