All prospective teachers are required to meet general education requirements as a part of their preparation.
Undergraduate students must complete studies in the following general education groups. General education courses may be found in many departments. Credits listed are minimum requirements. Specific departments and/or colleges may require additional credits. Credits used to satisfy these general education requirements typically satisfy department and college general education requirements:
Natural sciences: 6 credits
Mathematics or statistics: 3 credits
Social Sciences: 9 credits
Humanities: 6 credits
Communication skills: 9 credits
Library skills (Lib 160): 1 credit
The above requirements must include:
- Engl 150 and 250 or equivalent
- One course that develops interpersonal or group presentation skills
- HD FS 102 or Psych 230
- One course in American history or government (Check the approved course list to make sure the class counts)
Students holding an appropriate bachelor’s degree who wish to pursue teacher licensure must have at least one course in each of the following five general education groups identified for undergraduate students in the preceding section:
- Natural sciences
- Mathematics or statistics
- Social sciences
- Communication skills
Individual departments preparing teachers may require additional credits in general education.
Each masters program determines what, if any, general education requirements masters students must fulfill beyond a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.