Oct 22, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Elementary Education (K-6), B.S.


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Educational Outcomes

Teacher education candidates who complete the degree requirements in education will:

  1. Know the content appropriate to their teaching specialty.
  2. Understand how children develop and how they learn through an integrated curriculum and a variety of age-appropriate instructional strategies.
  3. Use a variety of methods to assess students, both formative and summative, to monitor growth, evaluate students, and to inform instruction.
  4. Model 21st century skills and content, including technology and critical thinking, and integrate them into instruction.
  5. Demonstrate leadership in the classroom, in the school, and in the teaching profession.
  6. Embrace diversity in the school community and world, plan instruction accordingly, use materials to counteract stereotypes and maintain a learning environment that conveys high expectations of every student.
  7. Understand the importance of collaboration with parents, educators and other professionals to meet the needs of students.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to engage in scholarly inquiry and professional opportunities.

Admission Policies and Requirements

Admission to Teacher Education

Following the successful completion of the University’s General Education requirements and obtaining a passing score on the PRAXIS* Core Academic Skills Examination, students must submit a formal application to the Dean of the School of Education and satisfy the following admission requirements:

  1. GPA of 2.70 or better on all University work completed to date.
  2. Complete required criminal background questionnaire.
  3. Obtain written recommendation from advisor and one additional faculty member.
  4. Write an essay on the topic, “What Makes an Effective Teacher.”
  5. Completed education disposition assessment by advisor.
  6. Completed education disposition assessment by student.
  7. Successful interview with the Unit Admissions Committee.
  8. Achieve a grade of C or better in ENGL 101, ENGL 102, and COMM 101 or COMM 201, and EDUC 201 - Introduction to Teaching.
  9. Join TaskStream and maintain membership.

* Students with a total SAT score of 1170 (reading and math) or better or a composite ACT score of 24 or better are exempt from PRAXIS* Core Academic Skills Examination​ requirements.

The Unit Admissions Committee renders the final admission decision.

Admission to Student Teaching

Before being permitted to register for EDUC 480 - Directed Student Teaching , students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Achieve an overall GPA of 2.70 or better and receive a “C” or better on all specialty/content and professional studies courses.
  2. Complete all courses and requirements in the Department of Teacher Education except those identified as part of student teaching on the checklist of courses required for graduation.
  3. Complete all academic courses in the major discipline deemed essential for successful student teaching (refer to University catalog or www.chowan.edu).
  4. Complete required criminal background questionnaire.
  5. Complete a formal application to student teaching.

GPA 2.70

Minimum Graduation Requirements (120 credit hours)


C or Better on All Specialty/Content, Professional Studies, and Clinical Practice Courses


Additional Requirements (15 credit hours)


VALUES Core (36 credit hours)


Vocation, Application, and Learning in the Undergraduate Experience for Students

Chowan VALUES (18 credit hours)


*Personal and Civic VALUES (6 credit hours)


These 6 credit hours must be from 2 different disciplines. Disciplines are designated by prefixes. Personal and Civic VALUES courses allow students to develop self and identity and explore the individual’s role in and impact on society. Personal and Civic VALUES courses are designated in the Academic Catalog and designated in the Class Schedule with PV. To view a list of approved Personal and Civic VALUES courses, click General Education.

*Historical and Global VALUES (3 credit hours)


Historical and Global VALUES courses engage students in critical analysis of the past to understand how knowledge of history helps them to navigate their future. These courses also encourage students to ask critical questions about global issues and challenges. Historical and Global VALUES courses are designated in the Academic Catalog and designated in the Class Schedule with HV. To view a list of approved Historical and Global VALUES courses, click General Education.

*Scientific VALUES (3 credit hours)


Scientific VALUES courses enable students to develop the skills necessary to employ the scientific method and assess the way evidence-based knowledge affects the understanding of self, others, and the world. These courses encourage students to explore the physical, natural, and behavioral world. Scientific VALUES courses are designated in the Academic Catalog and designated in the Class Schedule with SV. To view a list of approved Scientific VALUES courses, click General Education.

*Cultural and Diversity VALUES (6 credit hours)


These 6 credit hours must be from 2 different disciplines and at least 3 of these 6 credit hours must be 200 level or higher. Disciplines are designated by prefixes. Cultural and Diversity VALUES courses prepare students to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and thrive in an interconnected world. These courses introduce students to an understanding of diverse cultures, arts, and communities. Cultural and Diversity VALUES courses are designated in the Academic Catalog and designated in the Class Schedule with CV. To view a list of approved Cultural and Diversity VALUES courses, click General Education.

*Notes


These 18 credit hours must include 3 credit hours of social or behavioral science and 3 credit hours of humanities or fine arts. Social or behavioral sciences include geography, history, sociology, political science, psychology, or economics. Humanities or fine arts include philosophy, music, literature, drama, art, or religion.

Students can “double count” up to 6 credit hours of these 18 credit hours for both their major and general education. However, students cannot use a course to fulfill both the VALUES Core and the Global Learning Core.

To qualify for a baccalaureate degree, a student must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours, meet the university’s VALUES Core requirements, and meet any specific requirements of the major.

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