Elementary Education Program

Department of Elementary Education / Early Childhood / Special Education

General Education Requirements for Elementary Education Majors

Students must complete the general education curriculum outlined below in order to graduate from Emporia State University.

The General Education CORE requirements are common to all students regardless of major. However, there are some requirements unique to specific majors and degrees. The courses listed below are the ones required of elementary education majors.

The list below clarifies the CORE requirements and denotes any variations as determined by major or degree requirements. Some majors or programs may require a minimum grade for specific General Education courses. Students should contact their academic advisors and consult the applicable university catalog for details.

Students must complete the following courses:

EG 101

Composition I

3 hrs

EG 102

Composition II

3 hrs

Student must earn a "C" or better in each of the above courses

   

  

 

SP 101

Public Speaking

3 hrs

IT 325

Instructional Technology for Educators

GB 100

General Biology

3 hrs

GB 303

Field and Lab Biology

3 hrs

PS 115

Our Physical World

5 hrs

PY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3 hrs

HL 150

Critical Issues and Decisions in Health

3 hrs

 

Students must complete one of the following courses:

 

MA 110

College Algebra

3 hrs

MA 111

College Algebra with Review

5 hrs

MA 161

Calculus I

5 hrs

   

   

 

Bachelor of Science in Education majors must choose two courses below, one course from two different areas:

Art

AR 105 Art Appreciation 2 hrs
AR 225 Art History I 3 hrs
AR 235 Art History II 3 hrs

 

Music

MU 226 Music Appreciation 2 hrs
MU 326 Focus on 15 Classical Music Composers 3 hrs

 

Theater

TH 105

Theatre Appreciation 2 hrs

   

Elementary education majors must choose one history course and one course from either of the other two areas:

History

HI 101

World Cultures to 1500 3 hrs

HI 102

Modern World Civilizations 3 hrs

HI 111

U.S. History to 1877 3 hrs

HI 112

U.S. History since 1877 3 hrs

HI 302

Introduction to History 3 hrs

 

Literature/
Mass Media

EG 207

Literacy Perspectives 3 hrs

JO 200

Mass Communications 3 hrs
 
Philosophy

PI 225

Introduction to Philosophy 3 hrs

PI 301

Ethics 3 hrs

PI 325

Social and Political Philsophy 3 hrs

 
Elementary education majors must select one of the following Political Science courses:

PO 100

Introduction to Government and Political Science 3 hrs

PO 121

American National Government 3 hrs

PO 322

State and Local Government and Politics 3 hrs

  Elementary education majors must choose either of the following and a course from one of the other areas:

AN 210
or
ID 301
Contemporary Cultures
or
Issues in Ethnic and Gender Studies
both courses are worth 3 hrs each
 
Geography
GE 101 World Regional Geography 3 hrs
GE 454 Cultural Geography 3 hrs
  
Political Science
PO 330 International Relations 3 hrs
   
Modern Languages
AB 110 Arabic Lang and Culture I 5 hrs
AB 210 Arabic Lang and Culture II 5 hrs
AS 110 Chinese Language and Culture I 5 hrs
AS 210 Chinese Language and Culture II 5 hrs
FR 110 French Language and Culture I 5 hrs
FR 210 French Language and Culture II 5 hrs
GR 110 German Language and Culture I 5 hrs
GR 210 German Language and Culture II 5 hrs
SA 110 Spanish Language and Culture I 5 hrs
SA 210 Spanish Language and Culture II 5 hrs
One Advanced Level (200 or above) Modern Language Course 3/4 hrs
 
Select one course from the following:
BU 241 Personal Finance 3 hrs
BU 293 Ethics, Social Responsibility & Sustainability 3 hrs
LR 170 Principles of Leadership 3 hrs
PE 100 Active Living 1 hr
SO 261 Intimate Relationships 3 hrs

 
A wide variety of courses in the General Education Program assist students in developing critical thinking skills. Students will acquire these skills as they complete the General Education Program without the need to select a specific course.

 

A wide variety of courses in the General Education Program assist students in making connections from one discipline to another. Students will learn to make these connections as they complete the General Education Program without the need to select a specific course.