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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

School of Education—Online Programs

Department of Teacher Education
 

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
Choose one of the following courses: 3
EDUC 380 Current Issues in Education (D)
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
EDUC/EDSP/PSYC ___ Electives 6
Free Electives (33 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 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 Elementary Education Interdisciplinary Studies 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
Choose one of the following courses: 3
EDUC 380 Current Issues in Education (D)
EDUC 390 Teaching Practicum (D)
Cognate Two: Content Core (16 hrs)
ENGL 216 English Literature II 3
GEOG 200 Introduction to Geography 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 3
PHSC 210 Elements of Earth Science 3
Choose one of the following courses: 1
BIOL 103 Principles of Biology Laboratory
PHSC 211 Elements of Earth Science Lab (D)
Choose one of the following courses: 3
GOVT 200 Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise
GOVT 220 American Government
Free Electives (32 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
^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.

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 304 Classroom Management for Teachers (D) 3
EDUC 305 Educational Philosophy for Teachers (D) 3
EDUC 307 Instructional Practices for Differentiated Instruction (D) 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
EDUC 380 Current Issues in Education (D)
EDUC 390 Teaching Practicum (D)
EDUC/EDSP/PSYC ___ Electives 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)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
*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.

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
PSYC 221 Psychology of Childhood 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
EDUC 304 Classroom Management for Teachers (D)
EDUC 305 Educational Philosophy for Teachers (D)
EDUC/EDSP ___ Elective 3
TOTAL HOURS: 60 hours minimum required.
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 ___ Elective 3
EDUC/EDSP ___ Electives 6
PSYC 221 Psychology of Childhood 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
EDUC 304 Classroom Management for Teachers (D)
EDUC 305 Educational Philosophy for Teachers (D)
TOTAL HOURS: 60 hours minimum required.
*Also available through Liberty University en Español

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.liberty.edu /online/lue-inicio/


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
Choose one of the following courses: 3
PSYC 345 Exceptional Child
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/index.cfm?PID=2981.


Department of Sport Management

Sport Outreach Minor

(Available Spring 2014)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOME

  • The student will be able to implement sport ministry principles necessary to serve Christ through leadership in a sports-related ministry.

 


Undergraduate Certificate

The School of Education offers an undergraduate certificate in Preschool through Liberty University Online.

CERTIFICATE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete 18 total hours with a 2.00 GPA.
  2. All courses must be completed through Liberty University.
  3. No grade of “D” may be applied to the certificate.
  4. Submission of Certificate Completion Application at beginning of final semester.

Certificate in Preschool

Certificate in Preschool (18 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)
Choose one of the following courses: 3
EDUC 305 Educational Philosophy for Teachers (D)
PSYC 221 Psychology of Childhood

CERTIFICATE COMPLETION PLANS
Certificate Completion Plans (CCP) can be accessed online at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=27907.



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