Recommended Schedule of Coursework | Education and Learning Major

A minor is required. This program also features a senior research project instead of student teaching. This is the best option if you want to include minors in other subjects, a study abroad semester, or prefer somewhat lighter course loads. Courses for ESOL authorization may also be included for those show want to add this endorsement as part of a graduate teaching authorization program.

Semester One | Fall

Course Credits Comments
Core requirements with some electives 12-15  
Total 12-15  

Semester Two | Spring

Winter Core requirements, minor course, or an elective 2
Course Credits Comments
ED 260 Foundations of Education 2 Could also be Semester 3 or 4
Philosophical or social foundations course 4 Could do both
PSY 150 Intro to Psychology 4 Sometime in first year
MATH 22X Math for Elementary Teachers I/II (both recommended if going for a teaching lisence) 4 Courses alternate each spring
Core requirements, minor courses, or electives    
Total 8-16  

Sophomore Year |  great place to fit in a study abroad program

Semester Three | Fall

Course Credits Comments
ED 308 Learning Communities I 2 Could be semester 5
Philosophical or social foundations course 4 Could do both
PSY Development course 4 Semester 4, 5, 6, or 7 also possible
ED 260 Foundations of Education 2 Could also be semester 2 or 4
ED 370 School and Society 2 Semester 5 also
Core requirements, focal studies, minor courses, or electives    
Total 10-14  

Semester Four | Spring

Winter Core requirements, focal study, minor course, or an elective 2
Course Credits Comments
PSY Development course 4 Semester 3, 5, 6, or 7 also possible
ED 260 Foundations of Education 2 Better if done in Semester 2 or 3
ED 361 Ed Psych 4 Could be semester 5
MATH 22X Math for Elementary Teachers I/II (both recommended if going for a teaching license) 4 Courses alternate each spring
Core requirements, focal studies, minor courses, or electives    
Total 6-12  

Junior Year | great place to fit in a study abroad program

Semester Five | Fall

Course Credits Comments
ED 361 Ed Psych 4 Could be semester 4, 6 or 7
PSY Development Course 4 Semester 3, 4, 6 or 7 also possible
ED 370 School and Society 2 Could be semester 3
ED 420 Language Acquisition in Children 2 Could be semester 7
ESOL 460 Foundations of ESOL Methods 2 ESOL 460
Core requirements, focal studies, minor courses, or electives    
Total 8-12  

Semester Six | Spring

Winter Core requirement, focal study, minor course, or an elective 2  
Educ 453 Literacy and English Language Learners 2 Recomended elective for ESOL & Reading endorsement (could also be summer online)
ED 361 Ed Psych 4 Could be semester 4, 5, 7
Course Credits Comments
Ed 300 Intro to Early Childhood 4  
MATH 22X Math for Elementary Teachers I/II (both recommended if going for a teaching license) 4 Courses alternate each spring
Philosophical or social foundations course 4 Could do both
PSY Development Course 4 Semester 3, 4, 5, or 7 also possible
Core Requirements, focal studies, minor courses, or electives    
Total 4-18  
Summer EDUC 453 Literacy and English Language Learners 2 Recommended elective for ESOL & Reading endorsement (could also be taken winter online)

Semester Seven | Fall

Course Credits Comments
ED 361 Ed Psych 4 Could be semester 4, 5, or 6
ED 420 Language Acquisition in Children 2 Could also be semester 5
ED 428 Teaching Reading through Child and Adolescent Literature 2 Could also be semester 5
PSY Development course 4 Semester 3, 4, 5, 6 also possible
EDUC 496 Integrating Seminar I: Research Design 2  
ESOL 444 Educational Linguistics for ESOL teachers 3  
ESOL 464 ESOL Methods, Assessment, and Technology 2  
Core requirements, focal studies, minor courses or electives    
Total 12-16  

Apply to the College of Education during your senior year if you plan to go on to earn your Master's of Arts in Teaching (MAT) license as part of a 5th year or flexible program (Pacific has a great program, as do other universities across the region and country).

Semester Eight | Spring

Winter Core requirements, focal studies, minor course, or an elective 2
Course Credits Comments
MATH 22X Math for Elementary Teacher I/II (both recommended if going for a teaching license) 4 Courses alternate each spring
EDUC 497 Integrating Seminar II: Research Project 4  
Core requirements, focal studies, minor courses, or electives    
Total 4-12