College of Education
   Russell Wall, Interim Dean
  3101 Alexander Hall
   270-762-3817
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In this chapter...
Department of Adolescent, Career and Special Education
Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Department of Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling

 
 The mission of the College of Education is to provide leadership, service and research at regional, state and national levels to produce exemplary teachers and other human service professionals who are prepared to make significant contributions in a global and technological society. The college is comprised of three departments and offers associate, baccalaureate, masters, and post-masters degrees and certifications for teachers and other school personnel. The college also offers specialist in education degrees and a joint doctoral program with the University of Reading in England. The Department of Adolescent, Career and Special Education offers programs in middle school education, secondary education, career and technical education, health and physical education, and special education. The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education offers programs in elementary education, interdisciplinary early childhood education, reading and library science. The Department of Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling offers post-baccalaureate programs in school administration and leadership, guidance and counseling, human development and leadership, school psychology and community counseling.

The College of Education is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities. All professional education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Special centers within the college such as the Center for School Safety, the Center for Leadership and Policy Development, the Center for Environmental Education, the Center for Educational Finance and Law, the Center for Gifted Studies, the Center for Career and Technical Education, the Center for Middle School Academic Achievement, and the Kentucky Academy for Technology Education focus efforts and resources in areas important to educational reform and to West Kentucky.

Teacher Education Services
The Office of Teacher Education Services, located in 2101 Alexander Hall, is responsible for the coordination of all admission to teacher education processes, for the teacher certification and rank change applications, and for a variety of College of Education data processing functions, and recommendations.

Through Teacher Education Services, the College of Education provides all students enrolled in teacher education programs with a wide variety of field experiences in regular public school classrooms, including all required pre-student teaching field experiences and student teaching. The office also coordinates the MSU Kentucky Beginning Teacher Internship Program and alternative route to certification.

Requirements for Admission to Teacher Education and Student Teaching

Teacher education. In order to be admitted to teacher education, students must:

1. Provide Teacher Education Services with scores of tests to measure general academic proficiency. A person shall not be permitted to apply for admission to the teacher education program without first providing evidence of meeting the general academic proficiency requirement through any one of the following tests:

a. A minimum composite score of 21 on the American College Test (ACT);

b. Scores on the Communication Skills (646) and General Knowledge (643) portions of the core battery;

c. Scores on the Professional Standards Skills Test (PPST or C-PPST) of Math (173), Reading (173), and Writing (172); or

d. Graduate Records Exam (GRE) minimum passing score and writing assessment as required by the institution, or

e. SAT - the minimum score of 900 and required writing assessment.

2. Have earned an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.45 on a 4.0 scale at the point of admission. This 2.45 minimum GPA remains a requirement throughout the teacher certification program.

3. Have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours with a minimum 2.45 GPA to include the following course work:

a. ENG 101 or 102 with a grade of A or B;

b. MAT 117 (or higher level math) with a grade of C or better;

c. COM 161 with a grade of C or better;

d. EDU 103 with a grade of C or better.

4. A review of the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Personnel and a Declaration of Eligibility signed by the candidate affirming a commitment to upholding the code and acknowledging awareness of information required for state certification.

5. Successful review by the admission to teacher education committee of their college.

6. Have supplied TES with any other required information.

Note: Students who have not been admitted to teacher education will be blocked from enrolling in specific upper-level courses.

Student teaching. In order to be admitted to student teaching, students must:

1. File a formal application with Teacher Education Services two semesters prior to the term in which student teaching is desired. (Applications are distributed at scheduled student teaching orientations only.)

2. Have been granted admission to the teacher education program.

3. Have obtained admission to teacher education prior to student teaching interview.

4. Have a minimum 2.45 overall GPA.

5. Have senior, irregular or graduate status and have completed 100% of their major subject matter field (middle school majors must complete 100% of both specialty areas).

6. Have completed all required professional teacher education courses (EDU 103, EDP 260, HEA 191, COM 372, EDU 303, SED 431, and EDU 403, etc.—see specific requirements by major) with a minimum 2.45 GPA.

7. Have a 2.45 GPA in major for which they desire certification.

8. Have met all applicable computer literacy and applications requirements.

9. Have demonstrated teaching ability in field by completing all experiences.

10. File a valid and current medical examination, which includes a TB test, with Teacher Education Services.

11. Have been successfully reviewed by the admission to teacher education committee of their college, and

12. Have supplied TES with any other required information.

Note: The Education Professional Standards Board has adopted minimum grade point average (GPA) requirements for admission to educator preparation, entrance to student teaching, and certificate application. When tabulating a GPA, a 2.450 GPA shall be rounded up to a 2.5. All GPAs between a 2.450 and 2.499 shall be rounded up to a 2.5.

General Requirements for Certification in the  Commonwealth of Kentucky

Any person who wishes to be recommended by MSU for an initial Kentucky teaching certificate must have:

1. Successfully completed an approved teacher education program including student teaching.

2. Filed an application for certification (TC-1), or electronically the KECI, with Teacher Education Services, 2101 Alexander Hall.

3. Obtained at least minimal scores required on NTE/PRAXIS/specialty area test(s).

4. Have an earned bachelor's degree.

NOTE: Requirements for teacher certification are established by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (KEPSB). Students are cautioned that changes in these requirements may occur after publication of this Bulletin. For the most current information, students should check with an advisor in one of the departments in the College of Education.
 
 
Department of Adolescent, Career and Special Education
3200D Alexander Hall
270-762-2538

Chair: Martin Jacobs. Faculty: DeBella, Hall, Harader, Jacobs, Koenecke, Lough, Massie, Matlock, McNeary, Patmor, Payne, Purcell, Richerson, Sims, Tomlinson, Umstead, Velez, Warmack.

The Department of Adolescent, Career and Special Education offers certification preparation programs for middle and secondary school teachers in a variety of disciplines. Areas are offered in business and marketing education, family and consumer sciences education, health and physical education, industrial technology education, learning and behavior disorders, and middle school education. The department provides minor programs in athletic coaching, educational studies, family and consumer studies, general special education, health education and physical education. Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Associate of Science degrees are offered.

The department's faculty have all gained recognition for their quality teaching, research, and service to the public schools. Most full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees and have extensive teaching experience. Several of the intercollegiate athletic coaches teach departmental courses related to the sports they coach.

Upon completion of the certification, major and/or area programs students are eligible for Kentucky teacher internship and certification. Programs support national standards within the various disciplines and are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

All programs are housed in Alexander Hall. As needed, other university facilities are used. The health and physical education program makes use of the Carr Health Building and athletic fields. The career and technical education program makes use of various technology classrooms outside of Alexander Hall. Meaningful field experiences are a part of each of the certification programs. 

The learning and behavioral disorders programs prepare undergraduates and graduates for positions in special education. Upon completion of the program students are eligible for Kentucky teacher certification. Programs have been approved by the Council for Exceptional Children and are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Adolescent Education


AREA:
Health and Physical Education/P-12 Certification

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 13.1307

University Studies Requirements 47 hrs

(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:

Communication and Basic Skills:

COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking1

Science and Mathematics:

One biological science

Social Sciences:

PSY 180 General Psychology

University Studies Electives:

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology1

Note: Certification also requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a grade of C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Required Courses 58 hrs

EXS 250 Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology

EXS 375 Biokinetics

or

EXS 475 Kinesiology

EXS 450 Advanced Exercise Physiology

EXS 485 Sport and Exercise Psychology

HEA 195 First Aid and Safety

HEA 200 Community and Consumer Health

HEA 500 Human Sexuality

HEA 570 Education for Drug Abuse Prevention

HPE 099 Freshman Orientation

HPE 175 Foundations of Health and Physical Education

HPE 409 Evaluation and Assessment in Health and Physical Education

HPE 450 Effective Teaching Strategies in Health Education

HPE 459 Teaching Health and Physical Education

NTN 230 Nutrition

PHE 205 Teaching Lifetime Sports

PHE 206 Teaching Team Sports

PHE 306 Teaching Dance and Gymnastics

PHE 400 Teaching Physical Education in the Elementary Schools

PHE 404 Adapted Physical Education

REC 120 Beginning Swimming

YNL 290 Trends and Issues in Youth and Human Services

Required for Teacher Certification 31 hrs

COM 372 Communication in Educational Environments

EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development

EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education1

EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching

EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education

EDU 422 Student Teaching Seminar

SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School

Total Curriculum Requirements 130-136 hrs
 

Health and Physical Education Minor 21 hrs
HPE 175, 409; PHE 205, 206 and nine hours of HPE, PHE or other pre-approved electives. Six hours must be above 300-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

1With a grade of C or better.
2Required for teacher certification.
3Required for non-teaching major only.
 


AREA:
Middle School Education/5-9 Certification

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 13.1203

ACCREDITED BY:

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board

NOTE: Requirements for middle school certification are currently being reviewed for possible revision based upon recent changes in Kentucky Teacher Certification regulations. Students are advised requirements may change after publication of this bulletin. Students should check with an advisor in this department.

University Studies Requirements 46-51 hrs

(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:

Communication and Basic Skills:

COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking1

Science and Mathematics:

One biological science

Social Sciences:

PSY 180 General Psychology

University Studies Electives:

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology1

Note: Certification also requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a grade of C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Required Courses for Certification 45 hrs

EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development

EDU 099 Freshman Orientation

EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education1

EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching

EDU 383 Evaluation and Measurement in Education

EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education

HEA 191 Personal Health

MID 270 Teaching and Learning in the Middle Grades

MID 307 Middle School Language Arts

MID 421 Middle School Student Teaching

REA 407 Middle School Reading

SED 300 Education of Students with Disabilities: A Collaborative Approach

and two of the following:

MID 370 Laboratory in Teaching English and Communications: Middle School

MID 371 Laboratory in Teaching Mathematics: Middle School

MID 372 Laboratory in Teaching Science: Middle School

MID 373 Laboratory in Teaching Social Studies: Middle School

Students must select two academic specialization fields from the following:

English and Communication Field

A. Composition — one of the following:

ENG 204 Advanced Expository Writing

ENG 214 Introduction to Creative Writing

ENG 404 Advanced Composition

B. One of the following:

ENG 309 History of the English Language

ENG 310 Linguistics and English Grammars

ENG 328 Standard English Usage

ENG 531 Introduction to Linguistic Science

C. ENG 425 Teaching English, Writing and Grammar in Middle Schools

D. COM 372 Communication in Educational Environments

E. ENG 302 American Literature 1890 to the Present

F. Electives — three of the following:

ENG 303 English Literature to 1350-1760

ENG 304 English Literature, 1760 to the Present

ENG 334 Shakespeare

ENG 407 The Short Story

ENG 426 Classical Literature

or

ENG 427 Medieval Literature

or

ENG 428 Renaissance Literature

REA 407 Middle School Reading

Mathematics Field2

OPTION I—required courses:

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

MAT 115 Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers I

MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

MAT 305 Intermediate Geometry

MAT 399 Sets, Logic and Functions

Choose between the following:

MAT 140 College Algebra

and

MAT 145 Trigonometry

or

MAT 150 Algebra and Trigonometry

OPTION II—minor in mathematics and the following:

MAT 115 Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers I

MAT 215 Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers II

Science Field2

A. Biology: three courses for a minimum of nine hours to include:

BIO 115 Cellular Basis of Life

BIO 116 Biological Inquiry

and one of the following:

BIO 112 Field Biology

BIO 221 Zoology: Animal Form and Function

BIO 222 Botany: Plant Form and Function

B. Either 1, 2, or 3 below.

1. Chemistry

CHE 101 Consumer Chemistry

CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I

CHE 106 Introductory Chemistry II

2. Geosciences (earth science): three courses for a
minimum of nine hours to include:

GSC 101 The Earth and the Environment

and two of the following::

AST 199 Introductory Astronomy

GSC 102 Earth Through Time

GSC 125 Weather and Climate

3. Physics: three-four courses for a minimum of ten
hours from the following:

OPTION I - required courses:

PHY 120 General Physics I

PHY 121 General Physics II

PHY 370 Introduction to Modern Physics

or

OPTION II - required courses:

PHY 235 Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion 

PHY 236 Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion Laboratory

PHY 255 Electricity, Magnetism and Light

PHY 256 Electricity, Magnetism and Light Laboratory

C. One course in each of the two areas not selected in 
section "B" above.

D. A minimum of nine hours equivalent in MAT, CSC 
or CIS. The math requirement may be met through
the University Studies component.

Social Studies Field2

CIV 101 World Civilizations and Cultures I

CIV 102 World Civilizations and Cultures II

ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics

GSC 110 World Geography

HIS 221 American Experience to 1865

HIS 222 American Experience since 1865

POL 140 American National Government

SOC 133 Introduction to Sociology

or

ANT 140 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

and nine hours to include one course from each of
the following:

(1)

HIS 201 Modern Europe

HIS 301 Ancient History to the Fall of Rome

HIS 302 Medieval Europe

HIS 303 The Making of Britain

HIS 306 Early Modern Europe 1450 to 1789

HIS 307 The Foundation of Russian Power

(2)

HIS 340 The Far East in Modern Times

HIS 350 History of Latin America

HIS 370 History of Africa

(3)

HIS 433 Jacksonian America and Sectional Controversy

HIS 421 U.S. Social and Cultural History to 1865

HIS 422 U.S. Social and Cultural History since 1865

HIS 424 U.S. Foreign Relations since 1898

HIS 430 Colonial America to 1763

HIS 431 America in Revolution

HIS 434 Civil War and Reconstruction

HIS 435 The Transformation of America 1877-1929

HIS 437 Recent America

HIS 445 History of Race Relations in the U.S.

HIS 446 History of Kentucky

Total Curriculum Requirements 133-159 hrs

1With a grade of C or better.
2Substitutions can only be made by advisor approval in the department concerned. Some courses may be taken as University Studies electives.


CERTIFICATION:
Secondary School Teacher (Grades 8-12)

ACCREDITED BY:

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board

University Studies Requirements 46-51 hrs

(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:

•Communication and Basic Skills:

COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking1

University Studies Electives:

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology1

Note: Certification also requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a grade of C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Required Courses for Certification 36-39 hrs

COM 372 Communication in Educational Environments

EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development

EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education1

EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching2

EDU 383 Evaluation and Measurement in Education

EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education

HEA 191 Personal Health

PSY 180 General Psychology3

SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools

SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School

SED 300 Education of Students with Disabilities: A 

Collaborative Approach

Area/Major/Minor/Unrestricted Electives 48-55 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 130-142 hrs

1With a grade of C or better.
2Students in some teaching fields may be required to take a methods course in that discipline instead of EDU 303. Check with advisor or consult with department chair for specific information.
3A prerequisite for EDP 260; may be taken as a University Studies elective.

Note: The Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board has restrictions on the combinations of majors one may select for certification to teach in high school. Students should check with their education advisors to ensure their selections are certifiable by the state. Teachers may no longer use minor to get additional certifications.

Athletic Coaching Minor 24 hrs
EXS 250, 301, 375, 485 PHE 310; and ten hours from the following: PHE 285, 286, 287, 289, 312, 314, 316, 318, 319, 412, 414, 416, 418. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University. 

Educational Studies Minor 22 hrs
EDP 260; EDU 103, 303, 383, 403; SED 300 and six hours to be chosen from professional education coursework. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University. Completion of minor will not lead to teacher certification.

Social Science Minor (recommended) 24 hrs
Open only to majors in economics, geography, history, or political science who seek secondary certification in social studies. ECO 231, GSC 110, HIS 221, 222, POL 140, SOC 133; and six hours of upper level courses (300 or above) from the social science disciplines with approval of advisor. Courses required for a major may not be counted toward the minor; substitutions must be from a social science discipline other than the major and be approved by the advisor; and requirements for certification for teaching secondary school social studies, grades 8 through 12 through the College of Education must also be met.

Career Education


AREA:
Career and Technical Education/Business and Marketing Education/5-12 Certification

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 13.1399.08

University Studies Requirements 48 hrs

(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:

Communication and Basic Skills:

COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking

Science and Mathematics:

MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

MAT 140 College Algebra

One biological science with laboratory

Social Sciences:

PSY 180 General Psychology

University Studies Electives:

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics

Note: Certification also requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a grade of C or better in a University Studies math course, COM 161, CSC 199, and CTE 200. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Core Courses 44 hrs

BED 510 Methods and Materials in Teaching Business and Marketing Subjects1

CTE 200 Introduction to Career and Technical Education

CTE 501 Teaching through Application

CTE 502 Instructional Media, Curricula and Assessment in CTE

CTE 503 Planning and Implementing Instruction in CTE

EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development

EDU 099 Freshman Orientation

EDU 422 Student Teaching Seminar

HEA 195 First Aid and Safety

MID 270 Teaching and Learning in the Middle Grades

SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School

SED 300 Education of Students with Disabilities: A Collaborative Approach

Support Courses 47 hrs

ACC 200 Principles of Accounting I

ACC 201 Principles of Accounting II

BPA 215 Business Communications

BPA 355 Information Systems and Decision Making

BPA 442 Business Ethics and Environments

CSC 125 Internet and World Wide Web Technologies

FIN 330 Principles of Finance

JMC 394 Introduction to Advertising2

LST 240 Legal Environment of Business

MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management

MGT 443 Management of Operations and Technology

MGT 590 Strategic Management

MKT 360 Principles of Marketing

MKT 361 Principles of Selling2

MKT 369 Retailing Management2

OSY 214 Office Information Systems

OSY 320 Integrated Information Processing

SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools

Total Curriculum Requirements 136-139 hrs

1CTE 503 is a prerequisite to BED 510.
2Choose either JMC 394, MKT 361 or MKT 369.


AREA:
Career and Technical Education/Family and Consumer Sciences Education/5-12 Certification

Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 13.1399

University Studies Requirements 47 hrs

(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:

Communication and Basic Skills:

COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking

Science and Mathematics:

One biological science with laboratory

One physical science with laboratory

Social Sciences:

PSY 180 General Psychology

Universities Studies Elective:

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

Note: Certification also requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a grade of C or better in a University Studies math course, COM 161, CSC 199, and CTE 200. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Core Courses 38 hrs

EDU 099 Freshman Orientation

CTE 200 Introduction to Career and Technical Education

CTE 501 Teaching through Application

CTE 502 Instructional Media, Curricula and Assessment in CTE

CTE 503 Planning and Implementing Instruction in CTE1

EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development

FCS 461 Methods of Teaching and Consumer Science

HEA 195 First Aid and Safety

SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School

SED 300 Education of Students with Disabilities: A Collaborative Approach

Option Support Courses 41 hrs

FCS 210 Child Development I

FCS 211 Child Development II

NTN 231 Principles of Food Science and Preparation

NTN 332 Meal Management Laboratory

SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary School

Six hours from the following:

FCS 111 Family and Its Environment

FCS 413 Marriage and Family Relationships

FCS 527 Parenting

HEA 500 Human Sexuality

Six hours from the following:

FCS 241 Family Economics

FCS 342 Consumer Decision Making

FCS 441 Family Resource Management

FIN 230 Personal Financial Planning

MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management

Six hours from the following:

HEA 191 Personal Health

NTN 230 Nutrition

NTN 312 Family and Community Health

Six hours from the following:

ART 346 Introduction to Fibers I

FCS 121 Basic Clothing Construction

or

FCS 125 Apparel Quality Analysis

ITD 351 Textiles for Interior Design

Three hours from the following:

ITD 221 Design in the Near Environment

ITD 251 Equipment

ITD 252 Housing and the Family

Advisor Approved Support Courses 6 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 129-132 hrs
 

Family and Consumer Studies Minor 21 hrs
A student must complete 21 hours in family and consumer studies in consultation with a faculty advisor in the area of interest. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.
 


AREA:
Career and Technical Education/Industrial Education/ 5-12 Certification

Bachelor of Science Degree 

CIP 13.1399

University Studies Requirements 46 hrs

(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:

Communications and Basic Skills:

COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking

•Social Science:

PSY 180 General Psychology

•University Studies Elective:

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

Note: Certification also requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a grade of C or better in a University Studies math course, COM 161, CSC 199, and CTE 200. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Core Courses 38 hrs

CTE 200 Introduction to Career and Technical Education

CTE 501 Teaching through Application

CTE 502 Instructional Media, Curricula and Assessment in CTE

CTE 503 Planning and Implementing Instruction in CTE1

EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development

EDU 099 Freshman Orientation

HEA 195 First Aid and Safety

SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School

SED 300 Education of Students with Disabilities: A Collaborative Approach

VTE 572 Managing Specified Trade and Technical Learning Facilities

Limited Technical Electives 39 hrs

Support Courses 6 hrs

Approved by advisor.

Total Curriculum Requirements 129 hrs

Note: Teacher certification allows substitution of VTE 463 and 10 hours advisor approved teacher education support courses for in-service teachers with four years teaching experience who are seeking certification in-service.
 


AREA:
Career and Technical Education/Technology Education/5-12 Certification

Bachelor of Science Degree 

CIP 13.1399

University Studies Requirements 47-49 hrs

(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:

Communications and Basic Skills

COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking

•Science and Mathematics:

MAT 117 Mathematical Concepts1

•Social Science:

PSY 180 General Psychology

•University Studies Electives:

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

also recommended...

CET 199 Environmental Science and Technological

Concepts

GCM 253 Electronic Imaging

Note: Certification also requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a grade of C or better in a University Studies math course, COM 161, CSC 199, and CTE 200. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Core Courses 38 hrs

CTE 200 Introduction to Career and Technical Education

CTE 501 Teaching through Application

CTE 502 Instructional Media, Curricula and Assessment

in CTE

CTE 503 Planning and Implementing Instruction in CTE1

EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development

EDU 099 Freshman Orientation

HEA 195 First Aid and Safety

SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School2

SED 300 Education of Students with Disabilities: A

Collaborative Approach

TTE 554 Teaching in the Modular and Systems 

Environment

Option Support Courses 41 hrs

CTE 480 Industrial Work Experience

SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools

TTE 455 Exploring Diverse Technological Systems

Computer-Aided Drafting: 11 hrs 

(must include one course in architectural drawing)

Construction: 3 hrs

Electricity, Electronics, and/or Telecommunications Systems

Management: 9 hrs

Graphic Communication Design: 6 hrs

Manufacturing, Materials, Processes and/or Design: 6 hrs

Technical Support Courses 6 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 129-134 hrs

1MAT 130 or higher level math is recommended.

2It is recommended that students enroll in EDU 422 in conjunction with SEC 421. This class will enhance the student teaching experience.


ASSOCIATE:
Vocational Technical Education/Trade and Industrial

Associate of Science Degree 

CIP 13.1320

University Studies Requirements 21 hrs

(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:

Social Science

PSY 180 General Psychology

Note: Because course requirements for the five-year trade and industrial certificate are followed in this degree program, the University Studies requirements is 21 hours instead of the usual 18 hours.

Required Courses 15 hrs

EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development

or

SED 300 Education of Students with Disabilities: A Collaborative Approach

VTE 270 Basic Foundations of Vocational Industrial and Career Education

VTE 272 Organizing and Managing School Learning Facilities2

VTE 274 Basic Instructional Media and Curriculum Development for Vocational Technical Education

VTE 371 Methods of Instruction in Vocational Technical Education

Required Limited Electives 30 hrs

Limited professional electives: 6 hrs

Limited technical electives: 24 hrs3

Required Support Courses 3 hrs

HEA 195 First Aid and Safety

PHE activity course

Total Curriculum Requirements 66-69 hrs

1The teacher candidate for the one-year or five-year vocational trade and industrial certificate must have four years (or the equivalent) of successful and appropriate work experience in the respective occupational teaching area. 
2Must be completed within first year, or part of year, of teaching.
3Limited technical electives must support the occupational teaching area.

Special Education


AREA:
Learning and Behavior Disorders/P-12 Certification

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree
CIP 13.1001

ACCREDITED BY:

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Note: Students must be admitted to Teacher Education by the time they complete nine semester hours of professional education.

University Studies Requirements 47 hrs

(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:

Communication and Basic Skills:

COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking

•Science and Mathematics:

MAT 117 Mathematical Concepts

One biological science elective

One physical science elective

Social Sciences:

PSY 180 General Psychology

University Studies Electives:

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology,

Note: Certification also requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a grade of C or better in a University Studies math course, COM 161, CSC 199 and EDU 103. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Required Courses 72 hrs

ART 343 Art Materials and Techniques for the Classroom Teacher

CDI 205 Introduction to Communication Disorders

CDI 550 Neuromuscular Disorders

or

SED 553 Special Methods for Children and Youth with Physical/Sensory Disabilities

EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development

EDU 099 Freshman Orientation

EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education

ELE 401 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary Grades (P-5)

ELE 402 Teaching Elementary Science (P-5)

MID 270 Teaching and Learning in the Middle Grades

MUS 300 Public School Music II

SED 421 Student Teaching in Special Education

SED 300 Education of Students with Disabilities: A Collaborative Approach

SED 350 Roles and Procedures in Special Education

SED 400 Characteristics and Individualized Planning for Children and Youth with Mild Disabilities

SED 425 Specialized Reading for Students with Mild Disabilities

SED 443 Curriculum and Instruction for Children and Youth with Mild Disabilities

SED 455 Practicum1

SED 537 Diagnostic Methods

SED 540 Procedures for Classroom Management

SED 552 Applied Behavior Analysis 

Additional Required Education Courses 18 hrs

Choose two of the following:

ELE 304 Teaching Elementary Mathematics (K-4)

MAT 115 Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers I

MAT 215 Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers II

Choose either the elementary or secondary track.

Elementary Track

ELE 305 Children's Literature2

ELE 307 Teaching Elementary Language Arts2

REA 306 Teaching Reading in Elementary (P-5)

REA 412 Practicum in Reading Instruction (P-5)

Secondary Track

Choose four of the following:

ENG 201 Appreciation of Literature

ENG 224 Writing in the Professions

ENG 329 Teaching English in Middle/Secondary Schools

MID 307 Middle School Language Arts

REA 407 Middle School Reading

Total Curriculum Requirements 131-137 hrs

1Must be admitted to Teacher Education to take this class. This class will be repeated for a total of six hours.
2Must be admitted to Teacher Education to take this class. 

General Special Education Minor 21 hrs

Non-teaching minor. Minors are individualized. Please see your advisor. Six hours of the minor must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.
 
 
Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
3201 Alexander Hall
270-762-2500

Chair: _________. Faculty: Baust, Boling, Edington, Gill, Hansen, Higginson, Hooks, Islam, Robertson.

The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education prepares early childhood and elementary school teachers. Students completing one of the programs of study will be certified to apply to teach in an early childhood setting or in an elementary school. The programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.

The interdisciplinary early childhood education program prepares graduates to provide early intervention, care and educational services for infants, toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children with and without disabilities and their families. The program includes courses in special education, family studies and professional education. Home-based programs, center-based programs, hospitals and public schools provide professional experiences for program participants.

The elementary education program prepares students to teach in elementary schools, kindergarten through fifth grade. Students are trained and certified to teach all regular subject matter areas to children in those grades. The four-year preparation program includes courses in University Studies, professional education, and an academic emphasis area. Students interact with children in local schools during the professional education courses taken each year of the program.

An associate program in child development prepares students to work in child care agencies. The program includes courses in special education, family studies and professional education. Home-based programs and center-based programs provide professional experiences for program participants. The curriculum is designed so that students may elect to continue studies in the interdisciplinary early childhood education program.

The degrees offered by the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education are Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Arts; Associate of Science in Child Development; Master of Arts in Education; Master of Arts: Reading and Writing; and Specialist in Education. Fifth-year and Rank I programs in Early Elementary/Elementary and Reading and Writing are also available. See the Graduate Bulletin for information regarding graduate programs. 


ASSOCIATE:
Child Development

Associate of Science Degree

CIP 20.0202

University Studies Requirements 21-22 hrs

(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Recommended University Studies selection:

COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking

Required Courses 41 hrs

ART 121 Art Appreciation

ELE 305 Children's Literature

FCS 099 Freshman Orientation

FCS 111 Family and Its Environment

FCS 210 Child Development I

FCS 211 Child Development II

FCS 234 Practicum

FCS 241 Family Economics

FCS 310 Program Planning for Preschool Children

FCS 311 Child Guidance

HEA 191 Personal Health

HEA 195 First Aid and Safety

MUS 200 Public School Music I

NTN 230 Nutrition

SED 300 Education of Students with Disabilities: A

Collaborative Approach

Electives 2-3 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 64-66 hrs


AREA:
Elementary Education (Grades P-5)

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 13.1202

ACCREDITED BY:

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board

University Studies Requirements 46-51 hrs

(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:

•Communication and Basic Skills:

COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking

Science and Mathematics:

BIO 101 Biological Concepts

and one of the following:

AST 199 Introductory Astronomy

CHE 101 Consumer Chemistry

GSC 199 Earth Science

or other University Studies science course

Humanities and Fine Arts:

THD 104 The Theatrical Experience

Social Sciences:

GSC 110 World Geography

University Studies Electives:

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

PSY 180 General Psychology

and one of the following:

AST 199 Introductory Astronomy

CHE 101 Consumer Chemistry

GSC 199 Earth Science

Note: Certification also requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course; a grade of C or better in a University Studies math course, COM 161, EDU 103 and CSC 199.

Professional Education 71 hrs

ART 343 Art Materials and Techniques 
for the Classroom Teacher

EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development

EDU 099 Freshman Orientation

EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education

EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching

EDU 383 Evaluation and Measurement in Education

EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education

ELE 304 Teaching Elementary Mathematics (P-5)

ELE 305 Children's Literature

ELE 307 Teaching Elementary Language Arts

ELE 401 Teaching Social Studies in Early 
Elementary Grades (P-5)

ELE 402 Teaching Elementary Science (P-5)

ELE 404 Introduction to Kindergarten 

and the Primary School

ELE 421 Student Teaching

HEA 191 Personal Health

MAT 115 Mathematics for Middle and 
Elementary Teachers I

MAT 215 Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers II

MUS 200 Public School Music I

MUS 300 Public School Music II

REA 306 Teaching Reading in Elementary (P-5)

REA 412 Practicum in Reading Instruction

SED 300 Education of Students with Disabilities: A Collaborative Approach

Academic Emphasis 9-21 hrs

Each student must select one of the six academic emphasis components below. Courses included were identified by faculty representatives from the various academic disciplines of each component.

English/Communication

ENG 101 Composition

ENG 102 Composition and Research

ENG 201 Appreciation of Literature

ENG 204 Advanced Expository Writing

or

ENG 404 Advanced Composition

ENG 310 Linguistics and English Grammars

or

ENG 328 Standard English Usage

and one of the following:

ENG 301 American Literature to 1890

ENG 302 American Literature 1890 to the Present

ENG 303 English Literature 1350-1760

ENG 304 English Literature 1760 to the Present

and one of the following:

COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking

COM 181 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

COM 372 Communication in Educational Environments

Fine Arts/Humanities

ART 121 Art Appreciation

ENG 201 Appreciation of Literature

HUM 211 Western Humanities Tradition: Continuity

HUM 212 Humanities in the Modern World: Diversity

MUS 105 History and Appreciation of Music

PHI 201 Introduction to Philosophy

THD 104 The Theatrical Experience (or other 
approved University Studies course)

Foreign Language

A. French:

FRE 101 Elementary French I

FRE 102 Elementary French II

FRE 201 Intermediate French I

FRE 202 Intermediate French II

FRE 301 Conversation and Composition I

FRE 302 Conversation and Composition II

and one of the following:

FRE 323 French Culture and Civilization

FRE 324 Contemporary French Culture and Civilization

Any 400 or 500 level French literature course

B. German:

GER 101 Elementary German I

GER 102 Elementary German II

GER 201 Intermediate German I

GER 202 Intermediate German II

GER 301 Conversation and Composition I

GER 302 Conversation and Composition II

and one of the following:

GER 323 German Culture and Civilization

GER 324 Contemporary German Culture and Civilization 

Any 400 or 500 level German literature course

C. Spanish:

SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I

SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II

SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I

SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II

SPA 301 Conversation and Composition I

SPA 302 Conversation and Composition II

and one of the following:

SPA 323 Spanish Culture and Civilization

SPA 325 Spanish American Culture

Any 400 or 500 level Spanish literature course

Mathematics

MAT 115 Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers I

MAT 117 Mathematical Concepts (or other approved 
University Studies course in mathematics)

MAT 215 Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers II

and one of the following:

CSC, CIS or MAT elective (3 hrs)

and

MAT electives (9 hrs)

Science

BIO 101 Biological Concepts

BIO 112 Field Biology (or approved University Studies course)

CHE 101 Consumer Chemistry

and

Science electives (9 hrs)

Social/Behavioral Studies

CIV 101 World Civilizations and Cultures I

CIV 102 World Civilizations and Cultures II

GSC 110 World Geography

HIS 446 History of Kentucky

PSY 180 General Psychology

and two of the following:

ECO 140 Contemporary Economics

HIS 221 American Experience to 1865

HIS 222 American Experience Since 1865

POL 140 American National Government

SOC 133 Introduction to Sociology

Total Curriculum Requirements 131-144 hrs
 


AREA:
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (Birth to Primary)

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 13.1202

University Studies Requirements 47-49 hrs

(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:

•Communication and Basic Skills:

COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking1

•Science and Mathematics:

BIO 101 Biological Concepts

and one of the following:

AST 199 Introductory Astronomy

CHE 101 Consumer Chemistry

GSC 199 Earth Science

or other University Studies science course

•Humanities and Fine Arts:

THD 104 The Theatrical Experience

•Social Sciences:

PSY 180 General Psychology

•University Studies Electives:

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology1

SOC 133 Introduction to Sociology

Note: Certification also requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course; a grade of C or better in a University Studies math course, COM 161, EDU 103 and CSC 199.

Professional Education 42 hrs

ART 343 Art Materials and Techniques for the Classroom Teacher

EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development

EDU 099 Freshman Orientation

EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education

EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education

ELE 404 Introduction to Kindergarten and the Primary School

ELE 305 Children's Literature

ELE 307 Teaching Elementary Language Arts

ELE 421 Student Teaching

HEA 191 Personal Health

MUS 200 Public School Music I

MUS 300 Public School Music II

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Emphasis 39 hrs

CDI 340 Speech and Language Development

CDI 550 Neuromuscular Disorders

ELE 400 Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Curriculum & Instruction

ELE 439 Early Childhood Assessment and Program Development

FCS 111 Family and Its Environment

FCS 210 Child Development I

FCS 211 Child Development II

FCS 310 Program Planning for Preschool Children

FCS 311 Child Guidance

FCS 410 Administration of Programs for Young Children

ELE 474 IECE Practicum

SED 300 Education of Students with Disabilities: A Collaborative Approach

SED 526 Introduction to Education of Children with Disabilities

Total Curriculum Requirements 128-130 hrs
 
 
Department of Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling
3201 Alexander Hall
270-762-2791

Chair: Thomas Holcomb. Faculty: Campoy, Dunham, R. Flynn, Holcomb, Hulick, Kem, Latto, Lyons, Murphy, Navan, Rose, Willis, Wagner, Wall, Yeatts.

Graduate Programs
Graduate specialization is available in the department in two program areas: (1) administration and supervision; (2) guidance and counseling. The prerequisites and requirements for each program are listed in the Graduate Bulletin.

Administration and Supervision
Administration and supervision offers graduate programs leading to certification for leadership positions in the public schools. These positions are school principal, supervisor of instruction, director of pupil personnel, and school superintendent. Administration and supervision also provides a nationally accredited master of arts in education and specialist degree program in school administration.

Guidance and Counseling
At the master's level two graduate specializations are available: (1) a Master of Arts in Education with an option for elementary school counselor or secondary school counselor, (2) a non-counseling Master of Science degree in Human Development and Leadership with an option for specialization in administration in nonprofit/volunteer organizations, college student personnel, dietetics or health care administration.

A post-master's program is available leading to standard certification in school guidance and counseling and to Rank I. An endorsement of the provisional school guidance certificate for individual intellectual assessment is available as well as an option to extend from one level of school counseling (elementary or secondary) to the other.

A specialist degree program is available with an option for school counseling and an option for community and agency counseling.

School Psychology
A sixth-year certification program in school psychology is also available in this department.