Bachelor of Science in Education Degree with a Major in Middle Grades Education or in Special Education (Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing)
Both of these programs in the department have numerous desired outcomes. Examples of these outcomes include the following:
Selected Educational Outcomes
- Students in initial teacher education programs demonstrate knowledge of the content that they plan to teach and can explain important principles and concepts delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards.
- Students in initial teacher education programs apply content-specific pedagogy to the subject area content and demonstrate a broad knowledge of instructional strategies that draws upon content and pedagogical knowledge and skills delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards to help all students learn.
- Students in initial teacher education programs analyze educational research findings and incorporate new information into their practice.
- Students in initial teacher education programs assess and analyze student learning, make appropriate adjustments to instruction, monitor student learning, and have a positive effect on learning for all students.
The departmental faculty members assess the desired learner outcomes for these three programs by using a variety of techniques. Examples of summative assessments in addition to course evaluations include the following:
Examples of Outcome Assessments
- Students in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate content knowledge through passing the state-required content assessment.
- Students in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate pedagogical content knowledge and knowledge of evidence-based strategies through development of lesson plans identifying use of research-validated procedures and effective content pedagogy.
- Students in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate skills in assessment, instructional strategies, use of technology, and monitoring and modifying instruction during observed teaching episodes evaluated by a university supervisor and P-12 mentor teacher.
- Students in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate their ability to positively impact P-12 learning through the completion of a capstone applied research project..
Requirements for the B.S. Ed. Degree with a Major in Special Education (Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing)
|Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum)||42|
|Area F Requirements|
|DEAF 2999||Entry to the Profession||0|
|ISCI 2001||Exploring Our Ecosphere||3|
|or ISCI 2002||Physical Science for Early Childhood Education Teachers|
|EDUC 2110||Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education||3|
|EDUC 2120||Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity||3|
|EDUC 2130||Exploring Learning and Teaching||3|
|ASLS 2110||American Sign Language I||3|
|ASLS 2120||American Sign Language II||3|
|All courses in Area F must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher|
|College of Education and Human Services Health and Physical Education Requirements||6|
& KSPE 2150
|Health and Wellness for Life|
and First Aid - CPR
|Select two KSPE Fitness/Activity Courses||2|
|Professional Semester 1|
|ELES 3010||Planning, Instruction, and Developmentally Appropriate Practices||3|
|LITR 3110||Emergent Literacy Through Children's Literature and the Arts||3|
|LITR 3120||Early Literacy||3|
|SPEC 3000||Serving Students with Diverse Needs||3|
|ELED 3190||Elementary Education Practicum and Seminar: PreK-K||2|
|Professional Semester 2|
|ELES 3210||Introduction to the Management of Learning Environments||3|
|ELES 3020||Intermediate Assessment, Planning, and Instruction||3|
|ELED 4500||Science and Technology in Elementary Education||3|
|LITR 3130||Developing Literacy||3|
|ELED 3690||Elementary Education Practicum and Seminar: Grades 4-5||2|
|Professional Semester 3|
|ASLS 3170||American Sign Language III||3|
|DEAF 3100||Orientation to Deaf Education & Language Learning||3|
|DEAF 4050||Manual Communication||3|
|MATH 2008||Foundations of Numbers and Operations||3|
|MGED 3220||Reading and Writing in the Content Areas for Middle Grades||3|
|SPEC 3020||Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers||3|
|Professional Semester 4|
|ASLS 3180||American Sign Language IV||3|
|DEAF 3120||Learning, Cognition, and Social Development in Deaf Children||3|
|DEAF 3040||Legal and Ethical Issues for Deaf Education||3|
& MATH 3161
|Differentiated Classroom for Middle Grades|
and Mathematics for Early Childhood Teachers I
|Total hours required for the degree||127|