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DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
 
Interim Chair: Dr. Phillip Feldman (251) 380-2894
Professors: Casteel, Feldman, Hopkins, Shaw
Associate Professors: Bailey, Daughenbaugh, Giles
Assistant Professors: Hubbard, Kent, Salyer, Santoli, Wellhouser
Emeritus Professor: Culp
Instructors: Baggett, Busby, Kennedy
 
Department of Curriculum and Instruction web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/coe/c&i
 
UNDERGRADUATE
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers degree programs for Elementary Education (Grades K-6), and Secondary Education (Grades 6-12). Additionally, the department offers programs for Preschool through Grade Twelve (P-12) teachers in art or music.
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Minimum General Studies (64 hours) For Elementary Education (K-6)
See College of Education General Studies Requirement.
Elementary/Early Childhood majors must take 12 semester hours in each of the following four disciplines: English language arts, mathematics (MA 110 or higher and MA 201), social science and science (BLY 101 and BLY 102 or BLY 121 and BLY 122 and one science course from CH, GY, or PH).
 
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (K-6)
The program in Elementary Education is designed to prepare teachers for kindergarten through grade six. Satisfactory completion of the program and accompanying tests lead to a recommendation for a Class B Certificate in Elementary Education. Students may also qualify for a Class B Certificate in Early Childhood Education (P-3) through an additional internship placement.
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (no grade below “C” in professional studies or teaching field)
In addition to General Studies, the requirements for a B.S. degree in Elementary Education are:
 
Professional Studies (28 hours)  
Curriculum, Teaching, and Media 7 hrs
EEC 345*, EEC 346*; EDM 310  
 
Educational Foundations 9 hrs
EDF 315 and EDF 211, EPY 251, and SPE 400  
 
Evaluation of Teaching and Learning 3 hrs
EPY 455*  
 
Internship 9 hrs
EEC 430*  
 
Teaching Field/Curriculum Area (36 hrs)
EEC 332*, EEC 335*, EEC 336*, EEC 337*,
RED 330**, RED 331*, RED 333*, AED 301, MUE 301,
PE 166, EEC 290
 
Choose one: HS 262 or HS 361
 
*Only for students admitted to teacher candidacy
**RED 330 must be taken prior to RED 331*
***Recent and future federal directives may require additional revisions to this list of courses.
 
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO STUDENT TEACHING
  In addition to meeting the College of Education criteria for admission to student teaching, Elementary/Early Childhood majors must have satisfactorily completed: 12 hours in each of the following four disciplines: English Language Arts, mathematics, social sciences, and natural sciences.
 
SECONDARY EDUCATION
The Department offers degree programs to prepare high school teachers, and preschool through grade twelve (P-12) teachers in art or music.
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Minimum General Studies (64 hours)
For Secondary Education (Grades 6-12), and P-12 Programs
Secondary and P-12 School Programs will be adjusted to meet the requirements of recent federal legislation. See College of Education General Studies Requirements
I. Secondary Education (Grades 6-12) Option
  This option is designed to prepare students to teach in secondary and P-12 schools .
  A. Professional Studies (37 hours minimum)
    EDF 315, 211; EPY 251, SPE 400; EDM 310; EPY 455; SED 340, 341; RED 451; SED 464; and SED 342(1) and one of the following methods courses: SED 453, SED 454, SED 456, SED 457
  B. Teaching Fields
    Students must select one Comprehensive Teaching Field. One third of the course work in each teaching field must be in the upper-division. All programs require a double major in secondary education and in an Arts & Sciences content field.
    (1) English Language Arts
      (Arts and Sciences - English Double Major with Education, 54 hours)
      RED 352; DRA 110; CA 100; and CA 220 or CA 388; EH elective (200 level or above); CA or DRA or EH elective; EH 371, EH 401; one full sequence (6 hours) of survey courses: EH 215 and EH 216; or EH 225 and EH 226; or EH 235 and EH 236; and two survey elective courses (6 hours). If the World Literature sequence is not selected, at least one World Literature course MUST be taken. The remaining coursework must come from the following areas (18 hours):
1. At least one course in literature prior to 1660 (EH 311, EH 321, EH 322, EH 323, EH 324, EH 460, EH 461, EH 465, EH 470, EH 471, or EH 472).
2. At least one course in British or American literature from 1660-1900 (EH 331, EH 332, EH 334, EH 340, EH 342, EH 343, EH 351, EH 352, EH 353, EH 354, EH 462, EH 467, EH 474, EH 475).
3. At least one course in twentieth-century literature (EH 360, EH 361, EH 367, EH 368, EH 463, EH 468, EH 476, EH 478, or EH 479)
4. One of the the following courses: EH 402, EH 421, or EH 422.
5. At least two courses at the 400-level (exclusive of requirement #4, above) from the following courses: EH 403, EH 461, EH 477, EH 480, EH 481, EH 482, EH 483, EH 484, EH 485, EH 486, EH 487, EH 488, EH 490, EH 492, EH 494, EH 496, or EH 499).
Must include at least 36 semester hours of English courses (excluding EH 101 and EH 102), with a minimum of 19 semester hours of English coursework at the 300-400 level to include a minimum of three (3) courses at the 400-level -- at least 15 of these upper division hours MUST be taken at USA.
 
    (2) Mathematics
      (Arts and Sciences - Mathematics Double Major with Education, 48 hours)
      ST 210 or ST 315, and ST 335; CIS 110, or CIS 120, or CIS 150; and MA 354, MA 311 (Fall), MA 320 (Fall), MA 321 (Spring), MA 410 (Fall), and MA 413 (Fall); one 3-hour elective from MA 400-499 level; MA 125, MA 126, MA 227, MA 237, and MA 238. Must have a minimum of 19 semester hours of MA 300-400 level courses
 
    (3) General Science Composite
      (Arts and Sciences - Biology Double Major with Education, 74 hours)
      GY 111, PH 101, MA 115, ST 210, BLY 121 + Lab and BLY 122 + Lab, CH 131 + Lab and CH 132 + Lab, CH 201, PH 114, PH 115, eight (8) hours of BLY electives 200-499 level, and twenty (20) hours from specified BLY 300-499 courses. Students must also complete two (W) and one (C) courses.
 
    (4) Social Science Composite
      (Arts and Sciences - Social Science Double Major with Education, 54 hours)
      PSC 130 or PSC 232, PSC 230 or PSC 250, or PSC 270; ECO 300 or ECO 215 and ECO 216; GEO 115; PSY 120; SY 109, or AN 100; HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, and HY 136; HY 103 or HY 104 or HY 362 or HY 279 or HY 366 or HY 367, or HY 368 or HY 461; HY 477 or HY 478, or HY 479; and eighteen (18) hours of approved upper-division History electives. (Check with Department.) At least 15 of these upper division hours MUST be taken at USA.
 
II. Preschool Through Grade 12 Option
  This option is designed to prepare students to teach art or music at any grade level from preschool through grade 12.
  A. Professional Studies (33 hours.)
    EDF 315, 211, EPY 251, and SPE 400, EDM 310, or 312; EPY 455; SED 340, 341; RED 351; SED 470
  B. Teaching Fields
    (1) Art (42 hours)
      ARS 121, 122, 123, 124; ARH 123, AED 440, 441; Select one course from each of three studio areas (choose from painting, ceramics, printmaking, crafts, sculpture, photography, computer art, and commercial design); six (6) hours in upper-division ARH courses; six (6) hours in upper division ARS courses in a single studio field. (A minimum of 15 hours must be in upper-division work.)
    (2) Music
      (a) Instrumental Music
      Check with Music Department for specific courses
      (b) Vocal/Choral Music
      Check with Music Department for specific courses
 
GRADUATE
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers degree programs to prepare teachers for Early Childhood Education (Grades P-3), Elementary Education (Grades K-6), and High School (Grades 6-12), and Preschool through Grade Twelve (P-12) teachers in art.
The programs have both general and professional studies components. Requirements for each component include, but are limited to, the following courses or experiences:
 
PROGRAMS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Early Childhood Education provides advanced study for teachers working with children three through eight years of age. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for the Class A Professional Early Childhood Education Certificate provided they already hold the Class B Professional Early Childhood Certificate.
 
Note: The appropriate advising guide sheets and the assigned departmental advisor should be consulted in all program matters.
 
Candidacy
The special requirements for Admission to Candidacy in Early Childhood Education are:
1. Submission of a test score from one of these tests:
  (a) Graduate Record Examination, or
  (b) Miller Analogies Test
2. Satisfactory completion of the written Candidacy Examination which is administered by the department once each semester. This must be completed prior to eighteen semester hours of course work and after the graduate has taken IDE 510. The exam may be repeated no more than twice. Applications are available in UCOM 3020.
3. Completion of a minimum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate studies with a 3.00 grade-point average.
4. Completion of IDE 510.
 
Comprehensive Examination
After being admitted to Candidacy and completing 36 semester hours of course work, the student must successfully complete a Comprehensive Examination covering all areas of the student’s program. Application forms for the Comprehensive Examination are available in UCOM 3020.
 
Thesis
A student may elect to write a thesis as part of the program. If the student decides to write a thesis, a Thesis Committee will be appointed to work with the student and to evaluate the thesis. (IDE 510 and 620 are required.)
 
Program
The program for the M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education is as follows: 36 minimum hours required (24 must be on the 500 level)
A. Curriculum and Teaching (six hours)
EEC 551*, EEC 553*
B. Educational Foundations (six hours)
Select One
EDF 501, EDF 515
Select One
EPY 502, EPY 521
C. Research & Evaluation (three hours)***
IDE 510*
D. Teaching Field (15 hours)
EEC 535*, 536*, 537*, 550, 552, 554, 555, 556, 557, 560****, 562, 575, 590****, 592, 594, 599, AED 501, RED 530, 531*, 533, 544, 545
E. Electives: (six hours)
SPE 500**
  Free electives to be selected with consent of advisor.
  *Required
  **All certification programs require an introductory special education course, if not completed at the undergraduate level.
  ***Students who have previously not completed an evaluation course will be required to complete an approved evaluation course in addition to IDE 510.
  ****No more than three hours can be applied to the Teaching Field.
 
PROGRAMS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Elementary Education provides advanced study for teachers working with children six through eleven years of age. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for the Class A Professional Elementary Education Certificate provided they already hold a Class B Professional Elementary Education Certificate.
 
Note: The appropriate advising guide sheets and the assigned department advisor should be consulted in all program matters.
 
Candidacy
The special requirements for Admission to Candidacy in Elementary Education are:
1. Submission of a test score from one of these tests:
(a) Graduate Record Examination, or
(b) Miller Analogies Test.
2. Satisfactory completion of the written Candidacy Examination which is administered by the department once each semester. This must be completed prior to eighteen semester hours of course work and after the student has taken IDE 510. The exam may be repeated no more than twice. Application forms are available in UCOM 3020.
3. Completion of nine (9) semester hours of graduate studies with a 3.00 grade-point average.
 
Comprehensive Examination
After being admitted to Candidacy and completing 36 semester hours of course work, the student must complete successfully a Comprehensive Examination covering all areas of the student’s program. Application forms for the Comprehensive Examination are available in UCOM 3020.
 
Thesis
A student may elect to write a thesis as part of the program. If the student decides to write a thesis, a Thesis Committee will be appointed to work with the student and to evaluate the thesis. (IDE 510 and 620 are required.)
 
Program
The program for the M.Ed. in Elementary Education is the following: 36 minimum hours required (24 must be on 500 level).
A. Curriculum and Teaching (six hours)
EEC 522*, EEC 523*
B. Educational Foundations (six hours)
Select One
EDF 501, EDF 515
Select One
EPY 502, EPY 521
C. Research & Evaluation (three hours)***
IDE 510*
IDE 620 (Thesis Option Only with IDE 510)
D. Teaching Field (18 hours)
EEC 532, 535*, 536*, 537*, 550, 551* 552, 557, 558, 560****, 562, 575, 590****, 592****, 594****, 595, 599, AED 501, RED 530, 531*, 533, 534, 544, 545
  Electives (three hours)
IDE 620 (req of Thesis option only)*
SPE 500**
 
  *Required
  **All certification programs require an introductory special education course, if not completed at the undergraduate level.
  ***Students who have not previously completed an evaluation course will be required to complete an approved evaluation course in addition to IDE 510.
  ***Students who have not previously completed an evaluation course will be required to complete an approved evaluation course in addition to IDE 510.
  ****No more than three hours can be applied to the teaching field.
 
ALTERNATIVE M.Ed. IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
After admission to the program, the assigned advisor reviews the student’s record and determines prerequisite course needs as required by the Department. In general, the program requires a minimum of 51 graduate hours and such additional undergraduate courses or experiences as the Department may require. A degree plan sheet is available upon request from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education. See College of Education general section for program admission requirements.
The following prerequisite courses are required. Equivalent courses or experiences may be substituted with written approval of the advisor and department chair.
 
Prerequisites
RED 330, RED 333, MA 201, EPY 455, SPE 400 or SPE 500
Other courses as the Advisor may require.
In addition to the above prerequisites, students must also have completed three courses in mathematics and four courses in science (natural and physical) at the undergraduate level.
 
Program
The program for the Alternative M.Ed. in Elementary Education is as follows: 51 minimum graduate hours requires (30 must be 500 level).
Students may not enroll for more than 18 hours of degree program course work before achieving Level II (Unconditional) admission status.
A. Curriculum and Teaching (six hours)
EEC 522*, EEC 523*
B. Educational Foundations (six hours)
EDF 501, or EDF 515 and EPY 502
C. Research and Evaluation (three hours)
IDE 510   Educ Research & Eval*
D. Technology (three hours)
See Department advisor for approved course.
E. Teaching Field (24 hours)
EEC 532*, 535*, 536*, 537*, 551*, RED 530 or 531*, RED 545*
 
  Remaining or additional hours from any AED, EEC, or RED courses.
F. Field Experience (three hours)
EEC 557
G. Clinical Field Experience (six hours)
IDE 597*
(Supervised practice in a school setting in the student’s teaching field. The student will work full time in the school for an entire semester).
 
*Required Graduate Courses
 
AA CERTIFICATE IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Contact the Department for admission requirements and listing of courses.
 
Research and Evaluation
EEC 610
 
Teaching Field (15 semester hours)
EEC 601*, EEC 622, EEC 699
Additional approved courses
*Must be taken twice.
 
All certification programs require an introductory special education course if not completed at the undergraduate or master’s level.
 
PROGRAMS IN HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION MASTER OF EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAMS
All High School and P-12 Programs, both Master of Education and Alternative Master of Education, will change due to impending federal legislation.
M.Ed. programs are designed to enhance and extend the knowledge and qualifications of high school teachers.
Requirements for admission to candidacy in high school education programs are:
1. Successful completion of at least nine semester hours of graduate work.
2. Completion of required SED course and IDE 510 with a grade of “B” or higher.
3. Successful completion of a candidacy examination.
4. Alabama Class B Professional Certification (or equivalent) must be held by the student.
5. Regular admission in Graduate School and submission of a test score on either the GRE, MAT or PRAXIS.
   
I. Programs in Secondary Education
  A. Curriculum and Teaching (six hrs)
SED 552
Specific Course for certificate area:
Language Programs (French,
German, Spanish, Language Arts)

SED 561
Mathematics
SED 563
Science Programs
SED 564
Social Science Programs
SED 562
  B. Foundations of Education (six hours)
Choose One
SED 551, EPY 502, EPY 521
Choose One
EDF 501, EDF 515
  C. Research and Evaluation (six hours)
IDE 510
(Prerequisite: EPY 455 or equivalent)
SED 560
  D. Teaching Field (15 hours)
Courses selected with advisor approval from student’s teaching field.
    Language Arts: Courses selected with advisor approval from English, Speech, Communication, Drama, and Reading.
    Mathematics: Courses selected with advisor approval from Mathematics.
    Science Programs: Biology: Courses selected with advisor approval from Biology. Science Composite; Courses selected with advisor approval from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, and Aerospace Education.
    Social Science Programs: History: Courses selected with advisor approval from student’s teaching field. Social Science Composite: Courses selected with advisor approval from Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.
  E. Electives (three hours)*
 
*All certification programs require an introductory special education course (SPE 400 or SPE 500), if not completed at the undergraduate or master’s level.
 
ALTERNATIVE M.Ed. IN SECONDARY EDUCATION

This program is designed to provide initial teacher preparation at the graduate level for students interested in pursuing a career in teaching but whose undergraduate degree did not include a teacher education program. See College of Education general section for program admission requirements.

Requirements for admission to candidacy in the alternative program:
1. Successful completion of at least nine semester hours of graduate work.
2. Completion of six hours of required courses with a grade of “B” or higher.
3. Submission of a test score on either the GRE or MAT.
4. Completion of a candidacy application.
5. Successful completion of at least one semester in the High School Teacher Mentor Program. (Two semesters are required. Additional information on this requirement will be provided by the Department).
6. Regular admission in the Graduate School.
  Students will complete one of the following programs.
   
I. High School Option
  A. Curriculum and Teaching (nine hrs)
SED 555, SED 559
Appropriate methods course for the teaching specialization.
  B. Foundations of Education (six hours)
Choose One
EDF 501, EDF 515
Choose One
EPY 502, EPY 521
  C. Evaluation (three hours)
EPY 455
  D. Survey of Special Education
(three hours)
SPE 500 or SPE 400
  E. Reading (three hours)
RED 541
  F. Technology (three hours)
See department advisor for approved course.
  G. Teaching Field (15 hours)
Selected from approved electives in the student’s teaching field. These fields are presently available in this program:
   
Language Arts Composite
General Science Composite
Social Science Composite
Spanish
Biology
Mathematic
French
German
History
  H. Internship (six hours)
IDE 597 Student Teaching
Supervised practice in a school setting in the student’s teaching field. The student will work full time in the school for an entire semester.
 
AA CERTIFICATE IN SECONDARY EDUCATION
In addition to the Core Courses required for the Instructional Specialist program, the following courses are required for the AA Certificate.
 
Teaching Field (15 hours)
Selected from approved electives in the student’s teaching field. These fields are presently available in this program:
Language Arts Composite
General Science Composite
Social Science Composite
Biology
Math
History
All certification programs require an introductory special education course if not completed at the undergraduate or master’s level.
 
PROGRAMS IN NURSERY THROUGH GRADE TWELVE (P-12)
Requirements for admission to P-12 programs in the department are:
1. Successful completion of at least nine semester hours of graduate work.
2. Completion of six hours in required courses with a grade of “B” or higher (must include IDE 510).
3. Successful completion of a candidacy examination.
4. Alabama Class B Professional Certification (or equivalent) must be held by the student.
5. Regular admission in Graduate School and submission of a test score on either the GRE, MAT or NTE.
 
ALTERNATIVE M.Ed. IN P-12 PROGRAM
This program is designed to provide initial teacher preparation at the graduate level for students interested in pursing a career in teaching but whose undergraduate degree did not include a teacher education program. See College of Education general section for program admission requirements.
Requirements for admission to candidacy in the alternative program:
1. Successful completion of at least nine semester hours of graduate work.
2. Completion of six hours of required courses with a grade of “B” or higher.
3. Submission of a test score on either the GRE or MAT.
4. Successful completion of at least one semester in the High School Teacher Mentor Program (additional information on this requirement will be provided by the Department).
5. Regular admission in the Graduate School. Students will complete one of the following programs.
 
PRESCHOOL THROUGH GRADE 12 OPTION
 
SECONDARY EDUCATION EMPHASIS COURSES *(24 hours)
SED 690 - Special Topics 3 hrs
SED 694 - Directed Study and Research 3 hrs
SED 695 - Internship in Secondary Education 3 hrs
Approved Teaching Field Courses 15 hrs
*(Minimum hours required)  
MASTER'S DEGREE IN READING EDUCATION
A. Curriculum and Teaching (3 hrs)
EEC 522, SED 552
B. FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (6 hrs)
Choose One

EDF 501, EDF 515
Choose One
EPY 502, EPY 521
C. RESEARCH AND EVALUATION (3 hrs)
IDE 510
D. TEACHING FIELD (18 hours)
EEC 532, RED 531, RED 533, RED 534, RED 541, RED 545
E. INTERNSHIP (3 hrs)
RED 595
F. ELECTIVE (3 hrs)
SPE 400 or SPE 500, unless already completed
A "Certification Only" Program is available in Reading Education. Contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for details.
 
DESCRIPTIONS OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION COURSES:
 
DESCRIPTION OF ALL ART EDUCATION (AED) COURSES
 
DESCRIPTION OF ALL ELEMENTARY/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUC (EEC) COURSES
 
DESCRIPTION OF ALL READING EDUCATION (RED) COURSES
 
DESCRIPTION OF ALL SECONDARY EDUCATION (SED) COURSES
 
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