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School of Education


The School of Education provides guidance and professional courses for students who plan to teach in early childhood, middle level, and secondary schools. The teacher education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


Dr. Dennis W. Fleniken, Dean
Crabaugh Hall, Room 204
Telephone: (501) 968-0350
Email: Dennis.Fleniken@mail.atu.edu
Fax: (501) 964-0811

Students who plan to teach physical education, early childhood, or middle level must enroll in the School of Education. Those who elect to prepare for teaching in other fields must enroll in schools appropriate to their interests in teaching.

For the freshman or sophomore student who has not selected a major or specific teaching level or area, the School recommends enrollment in the undeclared program (see page 38). In addition to taking the required general education courses, students in this program are encouraged to take such electives as will provide them a good liberal education and help select a major field. Advisors in this program are selected to provide guidance to undecided students.

In making a decision to enter the teaching profession, students should seriously consider the demands which this choice entails. Among these are scholarship and intellectual curiosity; an interest in children and young people, and an understanding of their interests, problems, and development; a thorough understanding of the principles and skills employed by effective teachers; and an interest in and understanding of the role of the school in our society.

Students who elect the professional program in teacher education will complete their study in at least two stages. See the appropriate catalog section for the requirements for specific programs. Some courses in the area of specialization should also be completed. Admission to Arkansas Tech University is a prerequisite to, but separate from, admission to teacher education. Declaration of a major in one of the University's teacher education programs is also a prerequisite to making formal application for admission to teacher education. Even though admission to Tech and declaration of a teaching major are necessary conditions for admission to teacher education, they are not the only requirements. Other criteria are listed in the section below.

Admission & Retention in Teacher Education at Tech
Professional programs are composed of courses and activities designed to complete the undergraduate phase of professional preparation for teaching. Admission is by application to the Admission and Retention Committee of the Teacher Education Council. Before a student may enroll in professional education courses at the upper division level (the required 3000 and 4000 level professional education courses), he or she must be formally admitted to teacher education at Tech. Application forms may be obtained from the office of the Dean of the School of Education (Crabaugh 204) or the office of the Director of Teacher Education Student Services (Crabaugh 124).

To be admitted to programs in secondary education, teacher candidates must have two assigned advisors, one from the School of Education and one from the department representing their teaching concentration, have the approval of both advisors, satisfactorily complete the pre-admission requirements, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on all college work completed including transfer work, and submit a plan of study approved by both advisors. An early childhood education or middle level education major will have one advisor from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Admission to teacher education will be recommended by the academic advisors and determined by the Admission and Retention Committee based on the following considerations: completion of English composition courses, an oral communication course, a college-level mathematics course, and the appropriate introductory education course with grades of "C" or higher, and completion of the Praxis I (PPST) with a score equal to or greater than the score determined by the Arkansas Department of Education. Other factors which reflect professional competence, including moral and emotional stability, physical and mental health, intellectual curiosity, use of English, social awareness, and professional interest will be considered by the Admission and Retention Committee. Formal screening and subsequent admission into teacher education and the monitoring of satisfactory progress in the teacher preparation program represent institutional obligations to the teaching profession, the schools served by and working with the University's programs, and the agencies that approve and accredit teacher education programs.

Once admitted to teacher education, the student must maintain satisfactory progress throughout the completion of the teacher education program according to the standards cited above and any additional program standards in effect or lose eligibility to continue in that program. Course sequences and prerequisites will be followed carefully.

Admission Decision Appeals
A formal appeal of a decision to deny admission to teacher education may be made to the Admission and Retention Committee of the Teacher Education Council. Instructions and forms for such appeals are available in the Office of the Dean of Education. An appeal should be based upon exceptional or extenuating circumstances and/or other pertinent information not previously available or considered. A formal appeal must be submitted in writing to the Dean who will transmit it to the Committee. The Committee's decision may be appealed in writing to the Dean of the School of Education regarding admission to teacher education. If the appeal is not resolved at this level the student may appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs whose decision will be final.

Criteria for Student Teaching
Student teaching is normally expected to be the last requirement completed in teacher education programs. Student teaching requires a full-time academic and professional commitment. Student teaching requires the student to devote one semester of the senior year to full-time internship in an approved school. The student should plan the work of student teaching to provide one semester free of activities and responsibility which would interfere with the requirements of the professional semester. The student teacher is expected to follow the direction of the Field-Based Teacher, the School Principal, the Arkansas Tech University Supervisors, and the Arkansas Tech University Director of Teacher Education Student Services.

Admission requirements for secondary education include completion of all professional education courses, a minimum grade of "C" in all courses required for the teaching field and professional education, and a 2.50 grade point average in the courses required for the teaching field with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on all work attempted, including transfer work. Admission requirements for early childhood education and middle level education include no grade below "C" in any course work with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on all work attempted, including transfer work. Student teaching admission requires a Praxis II Specialty Area score which meets or exceeds the minimum scores established by the Arkansas Department of Education.

Appeals of Student Teaching Eligibility Decisions
Decisions made regarding a student's eligibility and readiness for placement or retention in student teaching may be appealed in writing to the Admission and Retention Committee of the Teacher Education Council. Such an appeal should be submitted to the Dean of the School of Education, who will transmit it to the Committee. The Committee's decision regarding an appeal may be appealed in writing to the Dean. If the appeal is not resolved at that level, the student may appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs whose decision is final. Appeals should be based on exceptional or extenuating circumstances and/or pertinent information not previously available or considered.

Student Teaching Application Process
STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT A FORMAL APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO STUDENT TEACHING. APPLICANTS FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER MUST SUBMIT THE APPLICATION PRIOR TO OCTOBER 1 OF THE FALL SEMESTER. APPLICANTS FOR THE FALL SEMESTER MUST SUBMIT THE APPLICATION PRIOR TO MARCH 1 OF THE SPRING SEMESTER. FAILURE TO MEET THESE DEADLINES COULD RESULT IN THE DELAY OF STUDENT TEACHING FOR A SEMESTER. PRIORITY IN STUDENT TEACHING PLACEMENT WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE STUDENTS MEETING THE DEADLINES AND PREREGISTERING FOR STUDENT TEACHING FOR THE GIVEN SEMESTER.

Application forms for student teaching may be obtained during scheduled group meetings with the Director of Teacher Education Student Services.

Early Childhood candidates may accomplish student teaching by enrolling in ECED 4915. Middle level candidates may accomplish student teaching by enrolling in MLED 4912 . Secondary candidates may accomplish student teaching by enrolling in SEED 4809 or 4909 and SEED 4503, and any other courses required in their teaching concentration. Assignment of the student to an approved station for student teaching is the responsibility of the School of Education based on policies developed by the School of Education. Placements are chosen to provide the best educational experience for the student teacher.

APPLICANTS FOR ADMISSION TO STAGE II OR STUDENT TEACHING MUST MEET THE REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE IN EFFECT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION AND RETENTION AS PUBLISHED IN THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES HANDBOOK OF THE ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM WILL SUPERSEDE CATALOG INFORMATION.


Degree Programs

The School of Education offers programs of study leading to baccalaureate and associate degrees as listed below:

  1. Bachelor of Science
    1. Early Childhood Education
    2. Middle Level Education
    3. Health and Physical Education (including a Wellness and Fitness Program Management option)
    4. Secondary Education (teacher licensure programs in life/earth science, business technology, mathematics, physical/earth science.1
  2. Bachelor of Arts
    1. Secondary Education (teacher licensure programs in art,creative writing, English, foreign language, history and political science, music, and speech).1

    Note:
    1Students preparing to teach in secondary schools must complete the courses required for specialization in a teaching concentration. These are listed in departmental sections of the catalog and recommended curricula patterns, including teacher certification requirements, set forth in the School of Education section of this catalog.

    Requirements for Teacher Licensure
    Praxis Series All candidates for licensure must accomplish the Praxis II, Principles of Learning and Teaching, and the appropriate specialty area exams of Praxis II. Scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Arkansas Tech University.

    Please refer to Item F, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees, in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.


Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. David Bell, Interim Head
Crabaugh Hall, Room 210
Telephone: (501) 968-0392
Email: David.Bell@mail.atu.edu
Professors: Bell, Clary, Fleniken, L. Robinson, Salmeri, Sheets
Associate Professors: Gunter, Morgan, O'Reilly, Paxton, Rollans, Womack
Assistant Professors: S. Adams, Bain, Bean, Carter, Crawford, Griffin, Larson, Monts, Shopfner, Stephenson, Willis, C. Zimmer

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers programs leading to a degree and/or licensure in three areas: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K- Grade Four), Middle Level Education (Grade Four-Grade Eight), and Secondary Education (Grade Seven-Grade Twelve).

Early Childhood Education1
The Early Childhood Education program meets the needs of today's children building on the common core of knowledge, performance, and dispositions needed for early childhood professional educators.

There are three phases in the Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Degree program. Students begin the first phase by taking general education requirements and are introduced to basic concepts, theory and practices in early childhood courses.

During the second phase students complete general education requirements and take courses specifically designed to prepare them for the profession. Admission requires minimum scores as determined by the Arkansas State Board of Education on the Praxis I; a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on college work attempted with no grade below "C" (including work from other colleges and universities); and beginning the development of a portfolio which must include an autobiography and documented evidence of observations of young children.

During the third phase of the early childhood program, students are placed in an appropriate environment for their Student Internship. Admission to this stage requires a minimum grade point average of 2.50 with no grade below "C" in all courses and a satisfactory score on the licensure exam as established by the Arkansas Department of Education. The experience requires a student to teach in both a PreK-K and a 1st- 4th grade setting. Students should make application for admission to the internship for the spring semester by October 1, or the fall semester by March 1, prior to the semester required.


Note:
1Information regarding the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education is listed under the School for Community Education and Professional Development.

Middle Level Education
The Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence degree exists to provide quality preservice educational programs and services in preparation for teaching grades 4-8. The program prepares and nurtures interdisciplinary teachers who reflect content knowledge as well as facilitate creative talents.

The program is designed around a conceptual framework which organizes learning expectations and experience into manageable discipline-specific strands including: professional and pedagogical knowledge, knowledge of the student, developmentally appropriate and effective practices, knowledge of integrated disciplines, global and multi-cultural perspectives, technology, and a liberal arts and science background. The student entering the middle-level program must complete an integrated math/science or English/social studies curriculum.

The first phase of the middle level program is a pre-professional program and admission to this stage does not constitute approval for admission to the professional program in teacher education. Stage II is the professional phase of the preparation program. To be admitted to Stage II, middle level education majors will have an advisor to be assigned during the MLED 2001 course. Students must satisfactorily complete the requirements of the first stage, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50, submit a plan of study approved by their advisor(s) for the completion of the program, completion of English composition courses, an oral communication course, a college-level mathematics course, and completion of MLED 2001 and 2011 with grades of "C" or higher. Competence in oral and written grammar will be assessed. Students must submit scores on Praxis I (PPST) that meet or exceed the levels established by the Arkansas Department of Education.

After satisfying all of the requirements at this level, the teacher candidate will apply for student teaching. Admission to student teaching requires completion of all professional education courses, senior standing, satisfactory completion of all prerequisites listed in the course descriptions, a minimum grade of "C" in all courses with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50, and the minimum score on the licensure examination as required by the Arkansas Department of Education.

Students should make application for admission to the internship for the spring semester by October 1 or for the fall semester by March 1 prior to the semester requested. Students must present scores on the appropriate licensure examination as directed by the Arkansas Department of Education.

University Center Arkansas Tech University offers the junior- and senior level courses leading to a baccalaureate degree in early childhood education through the University Center located on the campus of Westark Community College in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The program is designed so that freshman- and sophomore-level courses are provided by Westark Community College, and the junior- and senior-level courses leading to the degree are provided by Arkansas Tech University. Students must be admitted to Arkansas Tech and to Stage II of the teacher education program to be eligible to enroll for the junior- and senior-level courses.

For further information contact the Tech coordinator at the University Center (788-7900) or the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (968-0290).

Secondary Education
The secondary education curriculum is designed to prepare students for teaching careers at the junior high school and senior high school levels. Students completing the NCATE approved program in secondary education will qualify for licensure in an area appropriate to their major field. The program recognizes three important components in the education of a prospective teacher: a strong general education, an in-depth knowledge in a selected teaching field, and a knowledge of the school, adolescents, and the teaching-learning process.

Students preparing to teach in secondary schools must complete the courses required for specialization in the appropriate curriculum, found beginning on page 114.

Students desiring entrance to the teacher education program in secondary education should apply for admission to Stage II during the second semester of their sophomore year. Students who are admitted to Stage II of the teacher education program for secondary teachers enroll jointly in course work for their degree specialization and course work in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. For example, students planning to teach mathematics enroll in the math department and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The requirements of both departments must be satisfied.

Students should make application for admission to student teaching for the spring semester by October 1 and for the fall semester by March 1 prior to the semester requested. Students must present scores on the Praxis II specialty area test equal to or greater than the state-established level in order to be approved for student teaching. A student that has taken the specialty examination but has not received the score may be conditionally admitted for student teaching until receipt of a satisfactory score on the examination. Students will not generally be assigned to the school district from which they graduated. Appropriate plans for the student teaching semester should be made based on this policy. Any questions concerning student teaching placement should be addressed to the Director of Teacher Education Student Services located in Crabaugh 124.

Professional requirements for the secondary education program include SEED 2002; SEED 3554, SEED 3702, SEED 4503, SEED 4556, and SEED 4809 or 4909. SEED 4556 should be taken the semester prior to student teaching. Secondary teacher education candidates enrolling in student teaching should register for SEED 4503 and either SEED 4809 or SEED 4909. In addition to the course requirements specified, the state also requires that the applicants for an Arkansas teaching license supply a copy of his/her score on the Praxis II (Principles of Learning and Teaching and Specialty Area Test).

Student Teaching:
Student teaching is the capstone of the teacher preparation program. Placements are the responsibility of the School of Education and are selected on the basis of providing the best experience available for the student. The assignments require full day experiences for the semester. Students should make plans with these requirements in mind.

Praxis II All candidates for licensure must meet minimum scores as required by Arkansas Department of Education on the Principles of Learning and Teaching and the appropriate specialty area test.

Please refer to Item E, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees, in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.
 
Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Science Degree
Freshman Year
First Semester
Hours
College Algebra (MATH 1113)13
English Composition I (ENGL 1013)13
Science ( BIOL 1014; PHSC 1013 & 1021; or GEOL 1004)4
Introductory Sociology (SOC 1003)3
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3
Total16
 
Second Semester
Mathematical Concepts I (MATH 2033)3
English Composition II (ENGL 1023)13
Science (BIOL 1014; PHSC 1013 & 1021; or GEOL 1004)4
First Aid (PE 2513)3
Public Speaking (SPH 2003)3
Total16
 
Sophomore Year
First Semester
Hours
Mathematical Concepts II (MATH 2043)3
U.S. History (HIST 2003 or HIST 2013)3
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Regional Geography of the World (GEOG 2013)3
Introduction to Early Childhood Education (ECED 2001)21
Field-Based Experience Seminar in Early Childhood (ECED 2002)22
Physical Education11
Total16
 
Second Semester
Foundations of Early Childhood (ECED 3023)23
Child Development (ECED 3033)23
Science (BIOL 1014; PHSC 1013 & 1021; or GEOL 1004)4
Experiencing Art (ART 2123)3
History of Arkansas (HIST 4153)3
Total16
 
Junior Year
First Semester
Hours
Developmentally Appropriate Practice (ECED 3043)23
Children and Families in a Diverse Society (ECED 3053)23
Introduction to Linguistics (ENGL 3023) or comparable ESL course3
Humanities13
Science in Elementary and Middle School Education (BIOL 3003)3
Total15
 
Second Semester
Diagnosis and Assessment of Young Children I (ECED 3162)22
Guiding Young Children I (ECED 3172)22
Language and Literacy I (ECED 3183)23
Children's Literature I (ECED 3192)22
Integrated Curriculum I (ECED 3113)23
Practicum I (ECED 3122)22
Methods of Teaching Mathematics (MATH 3033)3
Total17
 
Senior Year
First Semester
Hours
Diagnosis and Assessment of Young Children II (ECED 3262)22
Guiding Young Children II (ECED 3272)22
Language and Literacy II (ECED 3283)23
Children's Literature II (ECED 3292)22
Integrated Curriculum II (ECED 3213)23
Practicum II (ECED 3222)22
Physical Education11
Total15
 
Second Semester
Early Childhood Education: Internship (ECED 4915)15
Total15

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
2Must be taken concurrently.



 
Curriculum in Middle Level Education
Mathematics and Science Certification
Freshman YearHours
English Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)16
World Civilization (HIST 1503, 1513)6
Principles of Biology (BIOL 1114)
OR Principles of Zoology (BIOL 1124)
4
Principles of Botany (BIOL 1134)4
College Algebra (MATH 1113)23
Plane Trigonometry (MATH 1203)23
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Introduction to Computer Based Systems (COMS 1003)3
Introduction to Education (MLED 2001)1
Total33
 
Sophomore Year
U.S. History (HIST 2003 or HIST 2013)3
Fine Arts13
Essentials of Earth Science (GEOL 1004)4
A Survey of Chemistry (CHEM 1114)4
Mathematical Concepts I (MATH 2033)3
Mathematical Concepts II (MATH 2043)3
Speech (SPH 2003 or 3083)3
MATH Elective23
History of American Education (MLED 2011)1
Physical Education12
Total29
 
Junior Year
Humanities13
Applied Physics (PHYS 1114)4
Introduction to Statistical Methods (MATH 2163)3
Calculus for Business and Economics (MATH 2243)
or Calculus I (MATH 2914)
3-4
Research Foundations (MLED 3012)2
History of Arkansas (HIST 4153)3
Nature and Needs of Middle Level Student (MLED 3023)3
Literacy Development in the Middle Grades (MLED 3034)4
Home-School Communication (MLED 3041)1
School Law (MLED 3051)1
Tests and Educational Measurements (MLED 3062)2
Diversity in the Classroom (MLED 3071)1
Instructional Technology (MLED 3081)1
Psychological Foundations (MLED 3092)2
Reading Through Literature in the Middle Grades (MLED 3102)2
Total35-36
 
Senior Year
Integrating Math and Science in Middle Level Education (MLMS 4406)6
Teaching English as a Second Language (ENGL 4703)3
Interdisciplinary Methods (MLED 4004)4
Teaching Reading in the Content Area (MLED 4012)2
Guided Field Experiences (MLED 4023)3
Student Teaching (MLED 4912)12
Total30

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
2MATH electives may not be MATH 1103 or MATH 3033.


Curriculum in Middle Level Education
English Language Arts/Social Studies Certification
Freshman YearHours
English Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)16
World Civilization (HIST 1503, 1513)6
Biological and Physical Sciences18
College Algebra (MATH 1113)3
Mathematical Concepts I (MATH 2033)3
Regional Geography of the World (GEOG 2013)3
Introduction to Education (MLED 2001)1
Physical Education12
Total32
 
Sophomore Year
U.S. History to 1865 (HIST 2003)3
U.S. History from 1865 (HIST 2013)3
Fine Arts13
Humanities13
Essentials of Earth Science (GEOL 1004)4
Speech (SPH 2003 or 3083)3
American Government (POLS 2003)3
English Elective (ENGL 2043, 2223, or 2263)3
Principles of Economics I (ECON 2003)3
Introduction to Computer Based Systems (COMS 1003)3
History of Education in the United States (MLED 2011)1
Total32
 
Junior Year
Teaching English as a Second Language (ENGL 4703)3
Advanced Composition: Practice and Theory (ENGL 3043)3
History Elective (HIST 4463, 4603, 4703, or 4803)3
Research in History (HIST 4963)3
Research Foundations (MLED 3012)2
Nature and Needs of Middle Level Student (MLED 3023)3
Literacy Development in the Middle Grades (MLED 3034)4
Home-School Communication (MLED 3041)1
School Law (MLED 3051)1
Tests and Educational Measurements (MLED 3062)2
Diversity in the Classroom (MLED 3071)1
Instructional Technology (MLED 3081)1
Psychological Foundations (MLED 3092)2
Reading Through Literature in the Middle Grades (MLED 3102)2
Total32
 
Senior Year
Systems of Grammar (ENGL 3013)3
Modern American Literature (ENGL 3323)3
History of Arkansas (HIST 4153)3
Interdisciplinary Methods (MLED 4004)4
Teaching Reading in the Content Area (MLED 4012)2
Guided Field Experiences (MLED 4023)3
Student Teaching (MLED 4912)12
Total30

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
2MATH electives may not be MATH 1103 or MATH 3033.

Curriculum in Secondary Education
Curriculum in Art
For Teacher Certification1,4
Freshman YearHours
English Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)26
Social Sciences26
Science28
Introduction to Drawing (ART 1303)3
Two-Dimensional Design (ART 1403)3
Introduction to Graphic Design (ART 1203)3
Color Design (ART 2403)3
Total32
 
Sophomore Year
Anthropology (ANTH 2003)3
Algebra for General Education (MATH 1103)2,33
Figure Drawing (ART 2303)3
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3
Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED 2002)2
Three-Dimensional Design (ART 2413)3
Ceramics (ART 3603)3
Fine Arts2 (excludes ART 2123)3
Painting (ART 2503 or 3533)3
Physical Education23
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Total32
 
Junior Year
Humanities23
Speech (SPH 2003 or 3083)3
Art History3
Art Education I, K-12 (ART 3003)3
Art Education II, K-12 (ART 3013)3
Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554)4
Introduction to Educational Technology (SEED 3702)2
Introduction to Printmaking (ART 3803)3
Introduction to Sculpture (ART 2703)3
Art Electives (3000-4000 level)4
Total31
 
Senior Year
Art History3
Art Electives (3000-4000 level)7
Special Methods in Art (ART 4701)1
Classroom Application of Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)6
Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)3
Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary School (SEED 4809)9
Total29

Notes:
1See major and general education statements under Art.
2See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements (Excludes ART 2123).
3Those who are not qualified for these courses must take in addition MATH 0903, or possibly both MATH 0803 and 0903.
4For certification, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education.


Curriculum in Biology
For Teacher Certification3
Freshman YearHours
English Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)16
College Algebra (MATH 1113)3
Physical Education12
Social Sciences13
General Chemistry (CHEM 2124, 2134)8
Principles of Biology (BIOL 1114)4
Principles of Zoology (BIOL 1124)4
Mathematics23
Total33
 
Sophomore Year
Principles of Botany (BIOL 1134)4
Social Sciences13
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)3
Speech (SPH 2003 or 3083)3
Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED 2002)2
Physical Principles (PHYS 2014, 2024)8
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3
Mathematics23
Total32
 
Junior Year
Microbiology (BIOL 3054)4
Fine Arts/Humanities16
Introduction to Educational Technology (SEED 3702)2
Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554)4
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (CHEM 3254)4
Biology Elective (BIOL 3000-4000 level)4
Genetics (BIOL 3034)4
Principles of Ecology (BIOL 3114)4
Total32
 
Senior Year
Science Education in the Secondary School (BIOL 3013)3
Classroom Application of Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)6
Cell Biology (BIOL 4033)3
General Physiology (BIOL 3124)4
Seminar (BIOL 4891)1
Special Methods in Biology (BIOL 4701)1
Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)3
Teaching in the Secondary School (SEED 4909)9
Total30

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
2A student must take six hours of mathematics above MATH 1113. A calculus class (MATH 2243 or 2914) is required for teacher certification.
3For certification, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education.


 
Curriculum in Business Education
For Teacher Certification3
Freshman YearFallSpring
English Composition133
Science144
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513) 3
Keyboarding II (BUAD 2002)2
College Algebra (MATH 1113)23 
Calculus for Business and Economics (MATH 2243) 3
American Government (POLS 2003)3 
Principles of Word Processing (BUAD 2043) 3
Physical Education11 
Total     1616
 
Sophomore Year
Communication and the Classroom Teacher (SPH 3083)3 
Business Statistics (BUAD 2053) 3
Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED 2002)2 
Business Information Systems (BUAD 2003) 3
Legal Environment of Business (BUAD 2033)3 
U. S. History (HIST 2003 or 2013)1 3
Accounting Principles (ACCT 2003, 2013)3 
Principles of Economics (ECON 2003, 2013)33
Physical Education111
Total     1516
 
Junior Year
Fine Arts/Humanities133
Business Communications (BUAD 3023)3
Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554) 4
Introduction to Educational Technology (SEED 3702)2
Management and Organizational Behavior (MGMT 3003)3 
Vocational Business Education Elective 3
Principles of Marketing (MKT 3043)3 
Production Management (MGMT 3103) 3
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)3 
Methods of Vocational Business Education (VOBE 4023) 3
Total     1716
 
Senior Year
Business Finance (FIN 3063)3 
Classroom Application of Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)6
Management Information Systems (MGMT 4013)3 
Business Policy (MGMT 4083)3
Special Methods in Vocational Business (VOBE 4701) 1
Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary School/Teaching in the Secondary School (SEED 4809/4909) 9
Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503) 3
Total     1513

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
2Students who have two years of high school algebra with a grade of "C" or better and a math ACT score of 22 or above may omit College Algebra and enroll directly in Math 2243, Calculus for Business and Economics.
3For teacher certification, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education. In addition to fulfilling teacher certification requirements, students may fulfill requirements for endorsements in (1) Computer technology by completing 6 additional hours including a Computer Programming and a Computer Elective which is a 2000-level course or above, and (2) Vocational Education by completing 2 additional hours of approved Vocational Education courses.


Curriculum in Creative Writing
For Teacher Certification3
Freshman YearHours
English Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)16
Science18
Social Sciences16
Algebra for General Education (MATH 1103)13
Physical Education12
Practicum: Literary Journal Publication (ENGL 2881)11
Beginning Foreign Language I and II56-8
Total32-34
 
Sophomore Year
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Introduction to World Literature (ENGL 2003)3
Fine Arts13
Physical Education11
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)3
Creative Writing: Form and Theory (ENGL 2043)3
Methods of Research (ENGL 2513)3
Systems of Grammar (ENGL 3013)3
Practicum: Literary Journal Publication (ENGL 2881)41
Intermediate Foreign Language I and II56-8
Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED 2002)2
Total31-33
 
Junior Year
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3
Introduction to Linguistics (ENGL 3023)3
Advanced Composition (ENGL 3043)3
Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction (ENGL 3083)3
Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry (ENGL 3093)3
American Literature to 1900 (ENGL 3313)3
Modern American Literature (ENGL 3323)3
British Literature to 1800 (ENGL 3413)3
British Literature since 1800 (ENGL 3423)3
Practicum: Editing the Literary Journal (ENGL 4881-4)41
Introduction to Educational Technology (SEED 3702)2
Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554)4
Total34
 
Senior Year
Creative Writing Seminar (ENGL 4093)3
Teaching English in the Secondary School (ENGL 4733)3
Communication and the Classroom Teacher (SPH 3083)3
Classrooom Application of Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)6
Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)3
Teaching in the Secondary School (SEED 4909)9
Total27

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
2Any 2-4000-level English course excluding English 2003, 2013, 2113, 2173, and 2881.
3For certification, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education.
4Students must complete a minimum of three semester hours selected from ENGL 2281 and/or ENGL 4881-4.
5All minimum college hours (at least four semesters) should be in one language. Students with previous study in a foreign language should refer to Foreign Language Advanced Placement and Credit under Credit by Examination.


Curriculum in English
For Teacher Certification3
Freshman YearHours
English Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)16
Science18
Social Sciences16
Algebra for General Education (MATH 1103)13
Physical Education12
Beginning Foreign Language I and II46-8
Total31-33
 
Sophomore Year
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Physical Education11
Methods of Research (ENGL 2513)3
Fine Arts13
Intermediate Foreign Language I and II46-8
English Electives26
Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED 2002)2
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)3
Introduction to World Literature (ENGL 2003)3
Total30-32
 
Junior Year
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3
Systems of Grammar (ENGL 3013)3
Introduction to Linguistics (ENGL 3023)3
Advanced Composition (ENGL 3043)3
American Literature to 1900 (ENGL 3313)3
Modern American Literature (ENGL 3323)3
British Literature to 1800 (ENGL 3413)3
British Literature since 1800 (ENGL 3423)3
Communication and the Classroom Teacher (SPH 3083)3
Introduction to Educational Technology (SEED 3702)2
Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554)4
Total33
 
Senior Year
English Elective (3000-4000 level)3
Elective0-3
History of the English Language (ENGL 4013)3
Teaching English in the Secondary School (ENGL 4733)3
Classroom Application of Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)6
Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)3
Teaching in the Secondary School (SEED 4909)9
Total27-30

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
2Any 2-4000 level English courses excluding English 2003, 2013, 2113, 2173, and 2881.
3For certification, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles of Learning and Teaching as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education.

Students who plan to add English as a second area of certification must complete the following courses or their equivalents: Advanced Composition, 3 semester hours; Systems of Grammar, 3 semester hours; American Literature, 6 semester hours. British Literature, 6 semester hours; English electives, 6 semester hours. These requirements are subject to change.

Teachers who are certified in English and who have six semester hours in Journalism will be approved to teach Journalism.

Teachers who are certified in English and who have nine semester hours in speech will be endorsed to teach speech.

4All minimum college hours (at least four semesters) should be in one language. Students with previous study in a foreign language should refer to Foreign Language Advanced Placement and Credit under Credit by Examination.


Curriculum in Foreign Language with Concentration in French, German, or Spanish
For Teacher Certification2,3
Freshman YearHours
English Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)16
Science18
Social Sciences16
Algebra for General Education (MATH 1103)13
Physical Education11
Beginning Language (FR, GER, or SPAN 1014, 1024)48
Total32
 
Sophomore Year
Intermediate Language I and II (FR, GER, or SPAN 2014, 2024)48
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED 2002)2
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3
Physical Education12
Communication and the Classroom Teacher (SPH 3083)3
Electives9
Total30
 
Junior Year
Fine Arts (ART 2123 or MUS 2003, or TH 2273)13
Humanities (ENGL 2003, or ENGL 2013)3
Conversation and Composition I and II (FR, GER, or SPAN 3003 and 3013)6
Introduction to Linguistics (FR, GER, or SPAN 3023)3
Foreign Language Literature (FR, GER, or SPAN 4213)3
Culture and Civilization (FR, GER 3113, SPAN 3123 or 3133)3
Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554)4
Introduction to Educational Technology (SEED 3702)2
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)3
Total30
 
Senior Year
Foreign Language Literature (FR, GER, or SPAN 4223)3
Classroom Application of Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)6
Foreign Language Teaching Methods (FR, GER, or SPAN 4703)3
Special Methods (FR, GER, or SPAN 4701)1
Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)3
Teaching in the Secondary School (SEED 4909)9
Electives7
Total32

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
2For certification, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education. Students who plan to add French, German, or Spanish as a second area of certification must complete the following courses or their equivalents: FR/GER/SPAN 1014, 1024, 2014, 2024, 4703, and 4213 or 4223, FR/GER 3113 or SPAN 3123 or 3133. These requirements are subject to change.
3Four semesters must be in one language. Students with previous study in a foreign language should refer to Foreign Language Advanced Placement and Credit under Credit by Examination.


Curriculum in History and Political Science
For Teacher Certification3
Freshman YearHours
English Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)16
World Civilization (HIST 1503, 1513)6
Science (BIOL 1014, PHSC 1013, 1021)18
Mathematics (MATH 1103 or 1113)13
Physical Education12
Regional Geography of the World (GEOG 2013)3
Principles of Economics I (ECON 2003)3
Total31
 
Sophomore Year
U.S. History to 1865 (HIST 2003)3
U.S. History since 1865 (HIST 2013)3
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Geography Elective3
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)3
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3
Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED 2002)2
Speech (SPH 3083 or 2003)3
Physical Education11
Electives6
Total30
 
Junior Year
Humanities (PHIL 2003)3
Fine Arts13
History/Political Science3
History/Political Science (3000-4000 level)26
History of Arkansas (HIST 4153)3
Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554)4
Introduction to Educational Technology (SEED 3702)2
American State and Local Government (POLS 3033)3
Electives6
Total33
 
Senior Year
Research in History (HIST 4963)
or Research in Political Science (POLS 4963)
3
History/Political Science (3000-4000 level)26
Classroom Application of Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)6
Social Studies Methods for Secondary Teachers (HIST 4713)3
Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)3
Teaching in the Secondary School (SEED 4909)9
Total30

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
2Twelve hours of history must be in U.S. History, including HIST 2003 or 2103 and HIST 4153.
3For certification, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education.


Curriculum in Mathematics
For Teacher Certification2
Freshman YearHours
English/Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)16
Social Science16
Calculus I, II (MATH 2914, 2924)8
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3
Physical Education12
Foundations of Computer Programming I (COMS 2103)3
Biological Science with lab14
Total32
 
Sophomore Year
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)3
Calculus III (MATH 2934)4
Discrete Mathematics (MATH 2703)3
Applied Statistics I (MATH 3153)3
Fine Arts/Humanities16
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED 2002)2
General Physics I, II (PHYS 2114, 2124)8
Total32
 
Junior Year
Differential Equations I (MATH 3243)3
Intro to Analysis (MATH 3203)3
College Geometry (MATH 3123)3
Math Modeling I (MATH 3163)3
Special Methods in Mathematics (MATH 4703)3
Speech (SPH 2003 or 3083)3
Linear Algebra I (MATH 4003)3
Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554)4
Introduction to Educational Technology (SEED 3702)2
Electives4
Total31
 
Senior Year
Abstract Algebra I (MATH 4033)3
Math Modeling II (MATH 4163)3
History of Mathematics (MATH 4113)3
Classroom Application of Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)6
Teaching Practicum (MATH 4772)2
Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)3
Teaching in the Secondary School (SEED 4909)9
Total29

Notes:
1See General Education requirements.
2For certification, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Area and Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education.


Curriculum in Music Education For Teacher Certification4,5
(Instrumental Music Option)
Freshman YearHours
Recital Attendance (MUS 1000)10
Applied Music (MUS 1__2)14
Class Piano I, II (MUS 1441)3 or Piano (MUS 1201)10-2
Stringed Instruments (MUS 1481)1
Band (1501)12
Music Theory I, II (MUS 1713, 1723)6
Ear Training I, II (MUS 1731, 1741)2
Class Voice (MUS 2441) or Choir (MUS 1571)1
English Composition I, II (ENGL1013, 1023)26
Algebra for General Education (MATH 1103)23
Physical Education22
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3
Total30-32
 
Sophomore Year
Recital Attendance (MUS 1000)10
Applied Music (MUS 1__2)14
Class Piano III, IV (MUS 1441)3 or Piano (MUS 1201)10-2
Band (1501)12
Woodwind Instruments (MUS 2421, 2431)2
Music Theory III, IV (MUS 2713, 2723)6
Ear Training III, IV (MUS 2731, 2741)2
Science28
Public Speaking (SPH 2003) or Communication and the Classroom Teacher (SPH 3083)3
Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED 2002)2
Physical Education21
Total30-32
 
Junior Year
Recital Attendance (MUS 3000)10
Applied Music (MUS 3__2)14
Secondary Instrumental Methods and Materials I (MUS 3281)1
Band (3501)12
History of Music I, II (MUS 3773, 3783)6
Principles of Conducting (MUS 3802)2
Percussion Instruments (MUS 4461)1
People and Cultures of the World (ANTH2003)3
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Fine Arts23
Social Science23
Educational Technology (SEED3702)2
Total30
 
Senior Year
Counterpoint (MUS 3712)2
Orchestration (MUS 3762)2
History of Music III (MUS 3793)3
Music in the Elementary Classroom (MUS 3853)3
Senior Recital (MUS 4001)1
Secondary Instrumental Methods and Materials II (MUS 4281)1
Form Analysis (MUS 4712)2
Humanities23
Social Science23
Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED3554)4
Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)6
Total30
 
Senior 9th Semester
Special Methods in Music (MUS 4701)1
Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)3
Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary School (PK-12) (SEED 4809)9
Total13

Notes:
1This course will be taken every semester.
2See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
3Students demonstrating acceptable proficiencies may be exempted from the piano requirement.
4For certification, students must pass the Praxis II speciality area exams.
5Keyboard majors wishing to certify will be advised by the music department head to determine appropriate courses.


Curriculum in Music Education For Teacher Certification4
(Vocal Music Option)
Freshman YearHours
Recital Attendance (MUS 1000)10
Applied Music (MUS 1231)12
Italian Diction (MUS 1241, 1251)2
Class Piano I, II (MUS 1441)3 or Piano (MUS 1201)10-2
Stringed Instruments (MUS 1481)1
University Choir (MUS 1571)1 or Concert Chorale (MUS 1681)12
Music Theory I, II (MUS 1713, 1723)6
Ear Training I, II (MUS 1731, 1741)2
English Composition I, II (ENGL1013, 1023)26
Algebra for General Education (MATH 1103)23
Physical Education22
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3
Total29-31
 
Sophomore Year
Recital Attendance (MUS 1000)10
Applied Music (MUS 1231)12
Class Piano III, IV (MUS 1441)3 or Piano (MUS 1201)10-2
University Choir (MUS 1571)1 or Concert Chorale (MUS 1681)12
German Diction (MUS 2241)1
French Diction (MUS 2251)1
Woodwind Instruments (MUS 2421)1
Music Theory III, IV (MUS 2713, 2723)6
Ear Training III, IV (MUS 2731, 2741)2
Brass Instruments (MUS 3401)1
Science28
Public Speaking (SPH 2003) or Communication and the Classroom Teacher (SPH 3083)3
Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED2002)2
Physical Education21
Total32
 
Junior Year
Recital Attendance (MUS 3000)10
Applied Music (MUS 3232)14
University Choir (MUS 3571)1 or Concert Chorale (MUS 3681)12
History of Music I, II (MUS 3773, 3783)6
Principles of Conducting (MUS 3802)2
Secondary Choral Methods and Materials I (MUS 3821)1
Percussion Instruments (MUS 4661)1
Vocal Solo Literature and Pedagogy (MUS 4832)2
Educational Technology (SEED3702)2
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Peoples and Cultures of the World (ANTH2003)3
Fine Arts23
Social Science23
Total32
 
Senior Year
Counterpoint (MUS 3712)2
Orchestration (MUS 3762)2
History of Music III (MUS 3793)3
Music in the Elementary Classroom II (MUS 3853)3
Senior Recital (MUS 4001)1
Form Analysis (MUS 4712)2
Secondary Choral Methods and Materials II (MUS 4821)1
Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED3554)4
Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)6
Social Science23
Humanities23
Total30
 
Senior 9th Semester
Special Methods in Music (MUS 4701)1
Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)3
Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary School (PK-12) (SEED 4809)9
Total13

Notes:
1This course will be taken every semester.
2See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
3Students demonstrating acceptable proficiencies may be exempted from the piano requirement.
4For certification, students must pass the Praxis II speciality area exams.


Curriculum in Natural Science
For Teacher Certification3
Freshman YearHours
English Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)16
College Algebra (MATH 1113)3
Physical Education12
General Chemistry (CHEM 2124, 2134)8
Mathematics23
Social Sciences13
Principles of Biology (BIOL 1114)4
Principles of Zoology (BIOL 1124)4
Total33
 
Sophomore Year
Social Sciences13
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)3
Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED 2002)2
Physical Principles (PHYS 2014, 2024)8
Physical Geology (GEOL 1014)4
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3
Speech (SPH 2003 or 3083)3
Principles of Botany (BIOL 1134)4
Principles of Ecology (BIOL 3114)4
Total34
 
Junior Year
Mathematics23
Astronomy (PHSC 3053)3
Biology Elective (BIOL 3000-4000 level)4
General Physiology (BIOL 3124)4
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (CHEM 3254)4
Genetics (BIOL 3034)4
Fine Arts/Humanities13
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554)4
Introduction to Educational Technology (SEED 3702)2
Total34
 
Senior Year
Fine Arts/Humanities13
Meteorology (PHSC 3033)3
Biology Seminar (BIOL 4891)1
Biology Elective (BIOL 3000-4000 level)3-4
Science Education in the Secondary School (BIOL 3013)3
Special Methods in Biology (BIOL 4701)1
Classroom Application of Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)6
Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)3
Teaching in the Secondary School (SEED 4909)9
Total32-33

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
2A student must take 6 hours of mathematics above MATH 1113. A calculus class (MATH 2243 or 2914) is required for teacher certification.
3For certification, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education.


Curriculum in Physical Science For Teacher Certification
(Chemistry Option)2
Freshman YearHours
English Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)16
College Algebra (MATH 1113) or Precalculus (MATH 1913)3
Physical Education12
Principles of Biology (BIOL 1114)4
Biology Electives4
General Chemistry (CHEM 2124, 2134)8
Calculus I (MATH 2914)4
Total31
 
Sophomore Year
Calculus II (MATH 2924)4
Social Sciences13
Physical Education11
Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED 2002)2
Communication and the Classroom Teacher (SPH 3083)3
Organic Chemistry (CHEM 3254, 3264)8
Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 3245)5
Calculus III (MATH 2934)4
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3
Total33
 
Junior Year
Social Sciences13
Physical Geology (GEOL 1014)4
Physical Principles (PHYS 2014, 2024)8
Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554)4
Introduction to Educational Technology (SEED 3702)2
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)3
Physical Chemistry (CHEM 3323, 3333)6
Unified Laboratory I (CHEM 3382)2
Total32
 
Senior Year
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Fine Arts/Humanities16
Classroom Application of Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)6
Principles of Biochemistry (CHEM 3343)3
Science Education in the Secondary School (PHSC 3013)3
Special Methods in Physical Science (PHSC 4701)1
Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)3
Teaching in the Secondary School (SEED 4909)9
Total34

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
2For certification, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education.


Curriculum in Physical Science For Teacher Certification
(Earth and Space Science Option)2
Freshman YearHours
English Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)16
College Algebra (MATH 1113)3
Physical Education12
Principles of Biology (BIOL 1114)4
General Chemistry (CHEM 2124, 2134)8
Trigonometry (MATH 1203)3
Physical Geology (GEOL 1014)4
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3
Total33
 
Sophomore Year
Social Sciences16
Physical Education11
Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED 2002)2
Communication and the Classroom Teacher (SPH 3083)3
Historical Geology (GEOL 2024)4
Calculus for Business and Economics (MATH 2243)3
Mineralogy (GEOL 3104)4
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Fine Arts13
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)3
Total32
 
Junior Year
Structural Geology (GEOL 3004)4
Petrology (GEOL 3164)4
Humanities13
Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554)4
Introduction to Educational Technology (SEED 3702)2
Astronomy (PHSC 3053)3
Meteorology (PHSC 3033)3
Physical Principles (PHYS 2014, 2024)8
Total31
 
Senior Year
Classroom Application of Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)6
Geomorphology (GEOL 3044)4
Science Education in the Secondary School (PHSC 3013)3
Environmental Geology (GEOL 3153)3
Invertebrate Paleontology (GEOL 3124)4
Special Methods in Physical Science (PHSC 4701)1
Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)3
Teaching in the Secondary School (SEED 4909)9
Total33

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
2For certification, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education.


Curriculum in Physical Science For Teacher Certification
(Physical Science Option)2
Freshman YearHours
English Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)16
College Algebra (MATH 1113)3
Physical Education12
General Chemistry (CHEM 2124, 2134)8
Trigonometry (MATH 1203)3
Physical Geology (GEOL 1014)4
Principles of Biology (BIOL 1114)4
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3
Total33
 
Sophomore Year
Social Sciences16
Physical Education11
Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED 2002)2
Communication and the Classroom Teacher (SPH 3083)3
Calculus for Business and Economics (MATH 2243)3
Physical Principles (PHYS 2014, 2024)8
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Historical Geology (GEOL 2024)4
Elective1
Total31
 
Junior Year
Environmental Geology (GEOL 3153)3
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (CHEM 3254)4
Radiation Health Physics (PHYS 3033)3
Physics Elective1
Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554)4
Introduction to Educational Technology (SEED 3702)2
Astronomy (PHSC 3053)3
Fine Arts/Humanities13
Electives in Geology (3000-4000 level)6
Total29
 
Senior Year
Fine Arts/Humanities13
Meteorology (PHSC 3033)3
Classroom Application of Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)6
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)3
Science Education in the Secondary School (PHSC 3013)3
Special Methods in Physical Science (PHSC 4701)1
Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)3
Teaching in the Secondary School (SEED 4909)9
Total31

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
2For certification, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education.


Curriculum in Physical Science For Teacher Certification
(Physics Option)2
Freshman YearHours
English Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)16
Physical Education11
College Algebra (MATH 1113) or Precalculus (MATH 1913)3
General Chemistry (CHEM 2124, 2134)8
Calculus I (MATH 2914)4
Principles of Biology (BIOL 1114)4
Social Sciences13
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3
Total32
 
Sophomore Year
Social Sciences13
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)3
Physical Education12
Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED 2002)2
Communication and the Classroom Teacher (SPH 3083)3
Calculus II (MATH 2924)4
Calculus III (MATH 2934)4
American Government (POLS 2003)3
General Physics (PHYS 2114, 2124)8
Total32
 
Junior Year
Fine Arts/Humanities13
Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554)4
Introduction to Educational Technology (SEED 3702)2
Differential Equations (MATH 3243)3
Physics Elective (3000-4000 level)3
Modern Physics (PHYS 3213)3
Mechanics (PHYS 3023)3
Electricity and Magnetism (PHYS 3133)3
Advanced Differential Equations (MATH 4243)3
Electric Circuits I (ENGR 2103)3
Total30
 
Senior Year
Fine Arts/Humanities13
Classroom Application of Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)6
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (PHYS 4003)3
Science Education in the Secondary School (PHSC 3013)3
Quantum Mechanics (PHYS 4013)3
Astronomy (PHSC 3053)3
Special Methods in Physical Science (PHSC 4701)1
Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)3
Teaching in the Secondary School (SEED 4909)9
Total34

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
2For certification, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles and Learning and Teaching Tests as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education.


Curriculum in Speech
For Teacher Certification2,3
Freshman YearHours
English Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)16
World Civilization (HIST 1503, 1513)6
Science18
Algebra for General Education (MATH 1103)13
Public Speaking (SPH 2003)3
Physical Education12
Introduction to Speech-Communication (SPH 1003)3
Total31
 
Sophomore Year
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3
Electives9
Physical Education11
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Voice and Diction (SPH 2013)3
Introduction to Education (SEED 2002)2
Acting Theories and Techniques (TH 2703)43
Group Discussion (SPH 3073)3
Introduction to Mass Communication (JOUR 2133)43
Total30
 
Junior Year
Humanities13
Fine Arts13
Oral Interpretation (SPH 3063)3
Stagecraft Techniques (TH 3513)43
Directing Theories and Techniques (TH 3803)43
Debate Practicum (SPH 2111, 2121)42
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)3
Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554)4
Introduction to Educational Technology (SEED 3702)2
Electives5
Total31
 
Senior Year
Classroom Application of Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)6
Theatre History I or II (TH 4263 or 4273)3
Directing Forensics (SPH 4073)3
Electives in Speech and Theatre1
Electives7
Special Methods in Speech (SPH 4701)1
Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)3
Teaching in the Secondary School (SEED 4909)9
Total33

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
2See minor requirements under Speech.
3For certification, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education.
4Check with advisor for appropriate substitutions. Teachers who are certified in Speech can also be endorsed to teach English with nine additional hours beyond the 124 hour degree requirement.

Selected Second Teaching Fields
Students are encouraged to meet at least minimum certification requirements in a second field of teaching in addition to their major field of study. Information pertaining to second teaching fields is available in the office of the Dean of Education.

Students working toward secondary certification who desire a coaching or athletic training endorsement should complete the requirements listed on page 132.

Students desiring secondary certification in library media should complete the requirements listed in the Graduate Catalog under the Master of Education degree with specialization in instructional technology.


Department of Health and Physical Education
J.W. Hull Physical Education Building, Room 110
Telephone: (501) 968-0344
Email: Annette.Holeyfield@mail.atu.edu
Professors: Cadle, Gordon
Associate Professor: Holeyfield
Assistant Professors: Jackson, Kirkpatrick, Taylor
Instructors: Brown, Foley, Goss, Hornor, McWilliams, Mullins, Pinion, Ricono, Thompson

The Department of Health and Physical Education at Arkansas Tech University has been organized to serve regular students to whom health, physical fitness, and recreation are objectives in general education; specialized students who seek to become teachers of health and physical education, and athletic coaches; and specialized students who seek to become non-teaching physical education majors through the Wellness and Fitness Program Management option.

The purposes of the general education phase of the physical education programs are: (1) to facilitate the development of qualities of the individual which comprise healthful living, (2) to provide an opportunity to attain a personally satisfying level of motor skill, and (3) to gain a real appreciation for and understanding of a variety of activities.

Objectives for prospective teachers of health and physical education are consistent with objectives of general education.

Majors are taught methods and materials in a variety of activities and games for all age levels since development of a certain degree of skills is essential for the teacher in physical education. An attempt is made to develop organizational and administrative ability and to raise professional standards.

Driver Education Program The driver education program has been designed to serve individuals preparing to be driver and traffic education teachers.

Objectives for prospective teachers of driver education are consistent with objectives for general education.

Additional information about this summer program may be obtained by calling 968-0344.

Wellness and Fitness Program Management The Health and Physical Education Department provides professional courses and guidance for students who plan to pursue an option in Wellness and Fitness Program Management. Students completing these standards will be provided with the minimal skills and knowledge to competently function in various fitness-related employment opportunities.

Curriculum in Health and Physical Education2
(Including Teacher Certification Requirements)
Freshman YearFallSpring
English Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)133
Science (BIOL 1014, PHSC 1013, PHSC 1021)144
Algebra (MATH 1103)13 
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3
Orientation to Health, Physical Education and Wellness (PE 1201)1 
Computer Science (COMS 1003 or equivalent)3
Methods of Teaching Individual Activities (PE 2111) 1
Regional Geography of the World (GEOG 2013)1 3
First Aid (PE 2513) 3
Physical Wellness and Fitness (WS 1002) 2
Total     1716
 
Sophomore Year
History of the U.S. to 1865 (HIST 2003)13 
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Speech (SPH 2003 or 3083)3 
Anatomy and Physiology (PE 2653)3
Methods of Teaching Rhythmic and Gymnastic Movements (PE3101)1 
Methods of Teaching Team Activities (PE 2101)1
Foundations in Health and Physical Education (PE 2523)3 
Experiencing Art (ART 2123)1 3
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003) 3
Introduction to World Literature (ENGL 2003)1 3
Kinesiology (PE 3663) 3
Laboratory Experiences in Anatomy/Physiology and Kinesiology (PE 3661) 1
Methods of Teaching Fitness and Wellness Concepts (PE 3051) 1
Introduction to Education (SEED 2002) 2
Total     1716
 
Junior Year
Methods of Teaching Movement Patterns and Activities for Children (PE 3103)3 
Coaching Theory (PE 3413)3
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (PE 3573)3 
Basic Exercise Physiology (PE 4033)3
Nutrition and Physical Fitness (HLED 4403)3 
Introduction to Educational Technology (SEED 3702)2
Methods and Materials in Physical Education and Recreation for Kindergarten and Elementary Grades (PE 3583) 3
Coaching Strategy (PE 3512, 3522, or 3532) 2
Methods and Materials in Physical Education for Secondary Schools (PE 3603) 3
Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554) 4
Consumer Health Programs (HLED 3203) 3
Organization and Administration of Health and Physical Education (PE 4513) 3
Total     1718
 
Senior Year
Principles and Methods of Adapted Physical Education (PE 4103)3 
Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education (PE 4523)3
Methods and Materials in Health for Grades K-12 (HLED 4303)3 
Classroom Application of Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)6
Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503) 3
Special Methods in Health and Physical Education (PE 4701) 1
Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary School (SEED 4809)3 9
Total     1513

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
2For certification, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles of Learning Teaching Tests as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education.
3Three semester hours of the student teaching requirement must be completed at the elementary or middle school level, below the ninth grade, where the cooperative teacher is certified in Elementary Physical Education OR student must complete a three-semester-hour internship under direct supervision from the staff of the University's Physical Education Department.


Selected Second Teaching Fields
Students are encouraged to meet at least minimal certification requirements in a second field of teaching in addition to their major field of study.

Certification requirements in Driver Education are as follows: Hold or be qualified to hold a standard six-year secondary certificate; Driver Education I, two semester hours; Driver Education II, two semester hours; First Aid, two semester hours. Total of 6 semester hours.

Requirements for a coaching endorsement are as follows: Coaches of football, basketball, and track must hold a secondary certificate in physical education or hold, or be eligible to hold, the standard six-year certificate and have the following preparations: Anatomy, Physiology, or Kinesiology, three semester hours; Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries or First Aid, two semester hours; Organization and Administration of Physical Education, three semester hours; and Coaching Theory, three semester hours. Total of 11 semester hours.

Requirements for an athletic training endorsement are as follows: Hold a secondary teaching certificate in physical education or a wellness and fitness program management option in physical education and complete the following: PE 3711, 3721, 4711 and 4721, Athletic Training Practicum; PE 4703, Advanced Athletic Training Techniques; PE 4033, Basic Exercise Physiology; HLED 4403, Nutrition and Fitness; AHS 2013, Medical Terminology. Total of 16 hours. In order to be eligible to take the National Athletic Trainers Association certification exam, one must have completed PE 2653, Anatomy and Physiology; BIOL 2004, Human Physiology; PE 3663, Kinesiology; PE 4033, Basic Exercise Physiology; PE 3573, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries; PE 4703, Advanced Athletic Training Techniques; and HLED 1513, Personal Health and Wellness.

Curriculum in Health and Physical Education
(Wellness and Fitness Program Management Option)
Freshman YearFallSpring
English Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)133
Science (BIOL 1014, PHSC 1013, PHSC 1021)144
Computer Science (COMS 1003 or equivalent)3 
Algebra (MATH 1103)13
Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)3 
Orientation to Health, Physical Education, and Wellness (PE 1201)1
Introductory Sociology (SOC 1003)1 3
First Aid (PE 2513) 3
Physical Wellness and Fitness (WS 1002) 2
Total     1715
 
Sophomore Year
History of the U. S. to 1865 (HIST 2003)13 
Business and Professional Speaking (SPH 2173)3
Anatomy and Physiology (PE 2653)3 
Foundations of Health and Physical Education (PE 2523)3
Directing Food, Exercise and Body Composition Programs (WS 2031)1 
Rhythmic Aerobic Activities (PE 2861)1
Field-Based Experience in Wellness (WS 2003)3 
Experiencing Art (ART 2123)1 3
History of the U. S. since 1865 (HIST 2013)1 3
Introduction to World Literature (ENGL 2003)1 3
Kinesiology (PE 3663) 3
Laboratory Experiences in Anatomy/Physiology and Kinesiology (PE 3661) 1
Applied Fitness Assessment and Development (WS 2043) 3
Total     1716
 
Junior Year
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (PE 3573)3 
Basic Exercise Physiology (PE 4033)3
Principles of Economics I (ECON 2003)3 
Directing Fitness Walking/Jogging Programs (WS 2091)1
Medical Terminology (AHS 2013)3 
Management and Organizational Behavior (MGMT 3003)3
Consumer Health Programs (HLED 3203) 3
Directing Muscle Fitness Programs (WS 2081) 1
Exercise Behavior and Adherence (WS 3023) 3
Introduction to Hospitality Management (HA 1043) 3
Exercise Presecription (WS 3003) 3
Principles of Marketing (MKT 3043) 3
Total     1616
 
Senior Year
Wellness and Fitness Programming (WS 4063)3 
Journalism (JOUR 1163, 2133, 2143)3
Principles and Methods of Adapted Physical Education (PE 4103)3 
Advanced Professional Seminar (WS 4003)3
Nutrition and Physical Fitness (HLED 4403)3 
Wellness and Fitness Program Management Internship (PE 4012) 12
Total     1512

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.


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