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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

School of Education—Online Programs

Early Childhood Education Interdisciplinary Studies Major (B.S.)

(Non-Licensure Program)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad base of general and professional knowledge.
  2. Plan effective instruction and selects a variety of strategies based on developmental levels and individual needs in course case studies.
  3. Demonstrate the understanding of differentiated instruction.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of classroom management to motivate students and maximize learning.
  5. Observe, document, and assess to support young children and families.
  6. Promote wellness and development of young children.
  7. Demonstrate behaviors of a reflective student and seeks opportunities for professional development.

Program of Study

Early Childhood Education Interdisciplinary Studies Major (B.S.) (Non-Licensure) (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Cognate One: Education (30 hrs)
EDUC 200 Principles of Education (D) 3
EDUC 205 Learning Theory and Portfolio Development (D) 3
EDUC 210 Early Childhood Education Fundamentals (D) 3
EDUC 215 Wellness in the Early Childhood Setting (D) 3
EDUC 301 Instructional Practices for Math Teachers (D) 3
EDUC 302 Instructional Practices for Reading Teachers (D) 3
EDUC 304 Classroom Management for Teachers (D) 3
EDUC 305 Educational Philosophy for Teachers (D) 3
EDUC 307 Instructional Practices for Differentiated Instruction (D) 3
EDUC 380 Current Issues in Education (D) 3
OR
EDUC 390 Teaching Practicum (D)
Cognate Two: Content Core (15 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 221 Psychology of Childhood 3
PSYC 345 Exceptional Child 3
Electives: Choose two courses from EDUC, EDSP or PSYC 6
Free Electives (33 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours must be upper level

Elementary Education Interdisciplinary Studies Major (B.S.)

(With Fifth-Year Option for M.A.T. and Licensure)*

PURPOSE
The purpose of the non-licensure Bachelor of Science in Education program is to provide a foundation of education that can assist a student in becoming a teacher candidate in a graduate education program.  The program also provides theories and methodology of Christian education that will assist those who will work in Christian schools, churches and home.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Synthesize a broad base of general and professional knowledge.
  2. Plan effective instruction for elementary education students and select a variety of strategies based on developmental levels and individual needs in course case studies.
  3. Develop lesson plans that demonstrate differentiated instruction.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of classroom management to motivate students and maximize learning.

Program of Study

Elementary Education Interdisciplinary Studies Major (B.S.) (Non-Licensure)* (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Cognate One: Education (30 hrs)^
EDUC 200 Principles of Education (D) 3
EDUC 205 Learning Theory and Portfolio Development (D) 3
EDUC 301 Instructional Practices for Math Teachers (D) 3
EDUC 302 Instructional Practices for Reading Teachers (D) 3
EDUC 303 Instructional Practices for Content Teachers (D) 3
EDUC 304 Classroom Management for Teachers (D) 3
EDUC 305 Educational Philosophy for Teachers (D) 3
EDUC 306 Scholarly Writing and APA for Teachers (D) 3
EDUC 307 Instructional Practices for Differentiated Instruction (D) 3
EDUC 380 Current Issues in Education (D) 3
OR
EDUC 390 Teaching Practicum (D)
Cognate Two: Content Core (16 hrs)
ENGL 216 English Literature II (D) 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 3
PHSC 210 Elements of Earth Science (D) 3
PHSC 211 Elements of Earth Science Lab (D) 1
OR
BIOL 103 Principles of Biology Laboratory (D)
GEOG 200 Introduction to Geography 3
GOVT 200 Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise 3
OR
GOVT 220 American Government
Free Electives (32 hrs)
^Students must complete a minimum of 30 hours of EDUC courses
*This is a non-licensure program. Graduates of this program have the option of completing the M.A.T. for licensure.
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours must be upper level

Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies Major (B.S.)

(With Fifth-Year Option for M.A.T. and Licensure)*

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Synthesize a broad base of general and professional knowledge;
  2. Plan effective instruction for special education students and select a variety of strategies based on developmental levels and individual needs in course case studies.
  3. Develop individualized plans for differentiated instruction.
  4. Manage a classroom environment that motivates students and maximizes learning.

Program of Study

Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies Major (B.S.) (Non-Licensure)* (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Cognate One: Education (30 hrs)
EDUC 200 Principles of Education (D) 3
EDUC 205 Learning Theory and Portfolio Development (D) 3
EDUC 301 Instructional Practices for Math Teachers (D) 3
EDUC 302 Instructional Practices for Reading Teachers (D) 3
EDUC 303 Instructional Practices for Content Teachers (D) 3
EDUC 304 Classroom Management for Teachers (D) 3
EDUC 305 Educational Philosophy for Teachers (D) 3
EDUC 307 Instructional Practices for Differentiated Instruction (D) 3
EDUC 380 Current Issues in Education (D) 3
OR
EDUC 390 Teaching Practicum (D)
Electives: Choose two courses from EDUC, EDSP or PSYC 6
Cognate Two: Content Core (15 hrs)
EDSP 360 Learning and Behavior Problems (D) 3
EDSP 370 Intervention for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (D) 3
EDSP 410 Instructional Adaptation for Special Education (D) 3
EDSP 420 Current Trends in Special Education (D) 3
PSYC 345 Exceptional Child 3
Free Electives (33 hrs)
*This is a non-licensure program. Graduates of this program have the option of completing the M.A.T. for licensure. This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2011 through summer 2012.
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours must be upper level

Early Childhood Education Major (A.A.)
Education Major (A.A.)

(Non-Licensure Programs)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad base of general and professional knowledge.
  2. Plan effective instruction and select a variety of strategies based on developmental levels and individual needs in course case studies.   
  3. Demonstrate the understanding of differentiated instruction.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of classroom management to motivate students and maximize learning.  
  5. Demonstrate behaviors of a reflective student and seek opportunities for professional development
  6. Observe, document, and assess to support young children and families. 

Programs of Study

Early Childhood Education Major (A.A.) (Non-Licensure) (Online)
General Education Requirements (39 hrs)
Courses in the Major (21 hrs)
EDUC 200 Principles of Education (D) 3
EDUC 205 Learning Theory and Portfolio Development (D) 3
EDUC 210 Early Childhood Education Fundamentals (D) 3
EDUC 215 Wellness in the Early Childhood Setting (D) 3
EDUC 304 Classroom Management for Teachers (D) 3
OR
EDUC 305 Educational Philosophy for Teachers (D)
PSYC 221 Psychology of Childhood 3
PSYC 345 Exceptional Child 3
Elective 1 3
TOTAL HOURS: 60 minimum

Must be EDUC/EDSP or other approved elective

Education Major* (A.A.) (Non-Licensure) (Online)
General Education Requirements (39 hrs)
Courses in the Major (21 hrs)
EDUC 200 Principles of Education (D) 3
EDUC 205 Learning Theory and Portfolio Development (D) 3
EDUC 304 Classroom Management for Teachers (D) 3
OR
EDUC 305 Educational Philosophy for Teachers (D)
EDUC Education Elective 3
PSYC 221 Psychology of Childhood 3
EDUC /EDSP Electives or other approved electives 6
*Also available through Liberty University en Español
TOTAL HOURS: 60 minimum

Liberty University en Español

The School of Education also offers the Associate of Arts in Education online through Liberty University en Español.  Additional information is available on the web at http://www.luonline.com/index.cfm?PID=21499.


Special Education Minor

Special Education Minor (15 hrs) (Online)
EDSP 360 Learning and Behavior Problems (D) 3
EDSP 370 Intervention for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (D) 3
EDSP 410 Instructional Adaptation for Special Education (D) 3
EDSP 420 Current Trends in Special Education (D) 3
PSYC 345 Exceptional Child 3
OR
EDUC 307 Instructional Practices for Differentiated Instruction (D)

DEGREE COMPLETION PLANS
Degree Completion Plans for online undergraduate programs offered by the School of Education are available online at http://www.liberty.edu/dcps.



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