Bachelor of Science Degree:
112/113 HOURS
(Kentucky Certification in Early Elementary Education P-5)
Core Requirements
Professional Education Courses: a ``C'' or better grade is required in each of these courses.
ART 372Art for Elementary Teachers
ED 100Introduction to Education
ED 201Child and Family
ED 202Educational Technology (replaces CL 1101 in gen. ed.)
ED 203Exceptional Children
ED 301Methods and Materials
ED 302Foundations Reading/Language Arts
ED 303Teaching Reading/Language Arts
ED 304Teaching Math
ED 305Teaching Social Studies
ED 306Teaching Science
ED 307Children’s and Adolescent Literature
ED 308Educational Psychology
ED 410Student Teaching Seminar
EDEL 401Directed Teaching Early Elementary
EDEL 402Directed Teaching Early Elementary
MUS 325Music for Elementary Teachers
PE 307Health and Physical Education K-8
Supporting Requirements
These courses may be used to satisfy the general education requirements.
BIO 104Concepts in Biology
ED 200Foundations of Education
GEOG 101Introduction to Human Geography
MATH 111Math for Elementary Teachers I
MATH 112Math for Elementary Teachers II
PE 200Contemporary Health Topics
PHSC 100Concepts in Physical Science
POLS 202State and Local Government
PSY 201Human Development
Must complete at least six hours of the same foreign language or receive CLEP test credit. Spanish is recommended


Each candidate must fulfill 20 or 21 hours in one (1) of the following options: English/Communication, fine arts/humanities, foreign language, Mathematics, Science, social and behavioral sciences, or special education.  Courses taken under the General Education requirements and within the professional studies component may be counted toward the academic emphasis (“C” or better is required in each course).

English/Communication Emphasis
Must take twenty-one hours from the following:
CART 141Basic Public Speaking
CART 207Audio Production
CART 314Video Production
ENGL 100/101Writing Workshop I
ENGL 102Writing Workshop II
ENGL 200Approaching Literature
ENGL 205British Literature Survey
ENGL 206American Literature Survey
ENGL 210Grammar and Linguistics
ENGL 230Readings in World Literature
ENGL 316Modern Native American Literature
THEA 324Children’s Theatre
Fine Arts/Humanities Emphasis
ART 100Art Survey
ENGL 200Approaching Literature
MUS 153Music Appreciation
Must take one of the following:
THEA 120Introduction to Theatre
THEA 324Children’s Theatre
Must take nine hours from the following:
ART 101Beginning Drawing I
ART 111Two-Dimensional Design
ART 112Three-Dimensional Design
ART 235Painting I
ART 290Sculpture I
ART 355Printmaking
ART 391Sculptural Methods in Clay
THEA 121Acting I
CART 207Audio Production
CART 314Video Production
MUS 111-490Applied Music
MUS 147Music Theory I
MUS 148Music Theory II
Foreign Language Emphasis
Must take these fifteen hours from the same foreign language:
GERM 101 or
SPAN 101
Elementary German I or
Elementary Spanish I
GERM 102 or
SPAN 102
Elementary German II or
Elementary Spanish II
GERM 201 or
SPAN 201
Intermediate German I or
Intermediate Spanish I
GERM 202 or
SPAN 202
Intermediate German II or
Intermediate Spanish II
GERM 301 or
SPAN 301
German Conversation or
Spanish Conversation
Must take an additional six hours of electives from the same foreign language chosen above.
Mathematics Emphasis
MATH 102Trigonometry
MATH 104Probability and Statistics
MATH 111Math for Elementary Teachers I
MATH 112Math for Elementary Teachers II
MATH 113Math Verticality for P-12 Curriculum
MATH 304Geometry
MATH 305Problem Solving in Mathematics
Science Emphasis
BIO 104Concepts in Biology
CHEM 140Concepts in Chemistry
PHSC 100Concepts in Physical Science
Must take two other approved laboratory courses.
Social and Behavioral Sciences Emphasis
HIST 111/111Survey of American History I
HIST 112Survey of American History II
HIST 355History of Kentucky
Must take twelve hours from the following:
HIST 101History of World Civilization I
HIST 102History of World Civilization II
POLS 101American National Government
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology
SOC 100Principles of Sociology
SOC 303Social Psychology
SOC 308Minority Relations
Special Education Emphasis
EDEX 201Introduction to Mild Disabilities
EDEX 203Behavior Management: Basic Principles and Positive Behavior Supports
EDEX 205Collaboration among Teachers and Professionals
EDEX 301Educational Methods for Students with Disabilities at the Elementary Level
EDEX 303Diagnostic and Assessment Procedures in Special Education
EDEX 304Transition Issues in Special Education
EDEX 400IEP Writing/Legal Issues in Special Education