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Education Studies B.A.

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College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2021
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 44 to 53
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The Education Studies degree gives students the knowledge and skills to work effectively with children and youth in positions that do not require state licensure/certification, an early opportunity to enter a teacher licensure/certification program at a later date, or a strong foundation for students interested in areas such as learning theory, educational psychology, child development, and education best practices in preparation for a variety of other occupations and career paths. The intended audience is for students no longer interested in pursuing a teaching license, but still interested in seeking careers with children and adolescents. The program does not lead to licensure; however, graduates will be prepared to work in non-profit agencies, youth centers, after-school programs and more. It is designed for students already admitted to the UMD Education Blocks (junior/senior year) who have completed a majority of Block courses.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 90 credits before admission to the program.
Students must have been admitted to the teacher education program (blocks) to be eligible for admission into this program. Students must have completed 90 credits and have completed a minimum of 12 credits of the Education Core coursework.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Course (1 cr)
This course will be waived for transfer students with 24 credits taken post high school or students who change to CEHSP from a collegiate unit where it is not required. Register for 1 credit.
UST 1000 - Learning in Community (1.0-2.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Advanced Writing (3 cr)
WRIT 31xx Adv Writing (3 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 semester credits must be earned through UMD, and 15 of the last 30 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. For certificate programs, at least 3 upper-division credits that satisfy requirements for the certificate must be taken through UMD. If the program does not require upper division credits students must take at least one course from the certificate program from UMD.
  8. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  9. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
Education Core (20 - 29 cr)
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
Assessment
EDSE 4525 - Assessment for Secondary Education (3.0 cr)
or MU 3607 - Instrumental Music Methods (3.0 cr)
or MU 3701 - Choral Conducting and Methods I (3.0 cr)
or PETE 3500 - Student Assessment in Physical Education (3.0 cr)
or SPED 3205 - Foundations in Early Childhood Assessment (2.0 cr)
or SPED 4204 - Assessment in the General and Special Education Classroom (4.0 cr)
Diversity
ECH 3060 - Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children (3.0 cr)
or EDSE 4100 - Teaching in a Diverse Society (3.0 cr)
or EDUC 1100 - Human Diversity [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
or EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students (3.0 cr)
or IESE 2001 - Diversity and Education Implications (3.0 cr)
Health/Drug Education
HLTH 3202 - Drug Education (2.0 cr)
or HPER 3300 - Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School (3.0 cr)
or MU 2605 - Introduction to Music Education (1.0 cr)
or SPED 3109 - Supporting Social/Emotional Development Birth-8 (3.0 cr)
Human Development
ECH 2025 - Brain Development: Environments and Relationships [SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
or EDSE 4501 - Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory (3.0 cr)
or PSY 2021 - Developmental Psychology [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
Literacy
ECH 2015 - Literature for Young Children (3.0 cr)
or EDSE 4214 - Teaching Content-Area Reading (2.0 cr)
or EDSE 4215 - Teaching Reading and Literature: Grades 5-12 (4.0 cr)
or EDUC 4347 - Second Language Acquisition & ELL: How Second Languages are Learned & Methods for Teaching (2.0 cr)
or IESE 3325 - Foundations of Literacy and Language (3.0 cr)
or IESE 3326 - Advanced Literacy & Language: Designing & Implementing a Comprehensive Literacy Program (2.0 cr)
or IESE 3331 - Children's Literature in the Elementary School (3.0 cr)
Special Education
MU 4606 - Special and Adaptive Methods in Music Education [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
or PETE 3400 - Adapted Physical Education (3.0 cr)
or SPED 1357 - Individuals with Disabilities in Society [LE CAT, LECD C] (3.0 cr)
or SPED 3415 - Special Education in the Secondary School (3.0 cr)
or SPED 4433 - Foundations in Special Education (4.0 cr)
Technology
ART 3814 - Digital Media in Art Education (3.0 cr)
or EDUC 2000 - Technology for Teaching and Learning (3.0 cr)
or EDUC 3412 - The Computer in Education (4.0 cr)
or MU 3608 - Teaching Elementary Music (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education
This emphasis is will provide specialized background in working with children Birth-Age 6 in Early Childhood Special Education and Birth-Grade 3 in Early Childhood Education. This major is not eligible for teacher licensure.
Requirements (20 cr)
Take 20 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ECH 2xxx
· ECH 3xxx
· SPED 3xxx
Elementary and Special Education
This emphasis will provide specialized background in working with children K-Grade 6 in Elementary Education and K-Grade 12 in Special Education: Academic Behavioral Strategist. This major is not eligible for teacher licensure.
Requirements (20 cr)
Take 20 or more credit(s) from the following:
· IESE 1xxx
· IESE 2xxx
· IESE 3xxx
· IESE 4xxx
· SPED 4xxx
Secondary Education
This emphasis will provide specialized background in working with children in Grades K-12/Grades 5-12. This major is not eligible for teacher licensure.
Requirements (20 cr)
Take 20 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ANTH 1xxx
· ANTH 3xxx
· ART 1xxx
· ART 2xxx
· ART 3xxx
· ART 4xxx
· ARTH 1xxx
· ARTH 2xxx
· ARTH 3xxx
· ARTH 4xxx
· AST 1xxx
· BIOL 1xxx
· BIOL 2xxx
· BIOL 3xxx
· CHEM 1xxx
· CHEM 2xxx
· CHEM 3xxx
· COMM 1xxx
· ECON 1xxx
· ECON 2xxx
· ECON 3xxx
· ECON 4xxx
· EDSE 3xxx
· EDSE 4xxx
· EDUC 4234 - Science, Technology, and Society [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 1xxx
· ENGL 2xxx
· ENGL 3xxx
· ENGL 4xxx
· ENGL 5xxx
· EXSC 2xxx
· EXSC 3xxx
· FR 1xxx
· FR 2xxx
· FR 3xxx
· FR 4xxx
· GEOG 1xxx
· GEOG 2xxx
· GEOG 3xxx
· GEOG 4xxx
· GEOL 1xxx
· GEOL 2xxx
· GEOL 3xxx
· GER 1xxx
· GER 2xxx
· GER 3xxx
· GER 4xxx
· HIST 1xxx
· HIST 2xxx
· HIST 3xxx
· HLTH 1xxx
· HLTH 2xxx
· HLTH 3xxx
· LING 1xxx
· MATH 1xxx
· MATH 2xxx
· MATH 3xxx
· MATH 4xxx
· MU 1xxx
· MU 2xxx
· MU 3xxx
· MU 4xxx
· PETE 1xxx
· PETE 2xxx
· PETE 3xxx
· PHYS 1xxx
· PHYS 2xxx
· PHYS 3xxx
· POL 1xxx
· POL 3xxx
· PSY 1xxx
· PSY 2xxx
· PSY 3xxx
· PSY 4xxx
· SOC 1xxx
· SOC 3xxx
· SOC 4xxx
· SPAN 1xxx
· SPAN 2xxx
· SPAN 3xxx
· SPAN 4xxx
· STAT 3xxx
· WS 2xxx
· WS 3xxx
 
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UST 1000 - Learning in Community
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: EHS 1000/UST 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 1000.
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Survey of educational institutions and practices used in different sectors of society. Historical and philosophical foundations of American education.
EDSE 4525 - Assessment for Secondary Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An exploration of topics in responsive and responsible assessment of student learning. Topics include types and appropriate uses of classroom assessment strategies, large-scale and high stakes testing, backwards design, rubrics, checklists, and other evaluative tools and techniques. prereq: instructor consent; no grad credit
MU 3607 - Instrumental Music Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods and materials for teaching instrumental students in the secondary setting: role and extent of instrumental music in the school curriculum, philosophies and current trends in instrumental music education, recruiting, scheduling, administrative tasks, literature, organizing and training athletic bands. prereq: music major or instructor consent
MU 3701 - Choral Conducting and Methods I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental conducting, choral techniques, communication skills, and repertoire related to teaching and directing choral ensembles. prereq: MU 2121 or instructor consent
PETE 3500 - Student Assessment in Physical Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Key components of student assessment for physical education teacher education candidates. prereq: PE Major or Candidate or instructor consent
SPED 3205 - Foundations in Early Childhood Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: SpEd 3205/5205
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course provides information about informal and formal assessment properties and their application. Included is information about statistical properties inherent in norm referenced tests, the exploration of criterion referenced test, and discussion of informal assessment strategies such as observation and portfolio work. This course is a prerequisite to SPED 3206 Methods in Early Childhood Special Education Assessment. prereq: Admitted to UECH program
SPED 4204 - Assessment in the General and Special Education Classroom
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: SpEd 4204/5204
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Exploration of topics in responsive and responsible assessment of student learning. Candidates will be introduced to use of assessment strategies and making decisions about exceptionality, eligibility, and educational programming. Topics include types of assessment strategies, large-scale and high stakes testing, rubrics, checklists and other evaluative tools and techniques. This course has a 30-hour practicum. prereq: SPED 4433, admission to IESE program and successful completion of Block One courses and associated field experience or SPED post bac, no grad credit
ECH 3060 - Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Provides Unified Early Childhood Education students with knowledge and skills to teach a variety of young diverse learners. The different groups the course will target include children learning English as a second language, urban, rural, gifted, and talented learners. prereq: admitted to UECH program
EDSE 4100 - Teaching in a Diverse Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examination of cultural differences; planning instruction to accommodate individual differences in race, gender, ethnic background, cultural background, and physical and mental development; Including the diverse needs of learners in middle school and secondary school settings; integrated and exploratory curriculum, utilization of technology, community resources, structured service learning and humanizing classroom environments and classroom management procedures. prereq: Admission to EdSe program
EDUC 1100 - Human Diversity (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Cultural, physical, socially constructed, and psychological differences in people. Social, political, and economic implications of human diversity in modern society. Practicum in community agency.
EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of contemporary and historical Indian education; evaluation of attitudes toward Indian students: direct interaction with Indian parents and students; development of culturally sensitive teaching plans; specific cultural characteristics of indigenous groups; examination of American Indian outcomes. prereq: EDSE 4100 or Admission to IESE program and successful completion of Blocks One and Two courses and associated field experiences, no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received credit for EDUC 5381.
IESE 2001 - Diversity and Education Implications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examines issues of diversity related to planning instruction, classroom management, integrated and exploratory curriculum, utilization of technology, community resources, structured service learning and humanizing classroom environments. prereq: Pre-IESE Candidate, 1010; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 2001
HLTH 3202 - Drug Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Physiological and psychological effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Survey of societal causes and effects of drug use and abuse. Reasons and pressures for drug use by students. Appraisal and assessment of teacher's role in education, intervention, and treatment of drug abuse. Minimum 30 credits, for students seeking and admitted to the STEP (Secondary Teaching Education program), Public Health or Pre-Public Health or Physical Education or Exercise Science or Communication Sciences and Disorders major, or Public Health minor, or instructor consent.
HPER 3300 - Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Developing health and physical education programs for the elementary school classroom teacher. Emphasis on planning appropriate health and physical education lessons and teaching developmental movement experiences. prereq: IESE Major, successful completion of IESE 1010
MU 2605 - Introduction to Music Education
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to the music education profession. Includes career options, history of the profession, professional writings, and current research. prereq: Music Ed major or instructor consent
SPED 3109 - Supporting Social/Emotional Development Birth-8
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Provides information needed to evaluate and implement behavior change programs that are appropriate for young children who exhibit challenging behaviors. A key element will be functional behavioral assessment procedures and a range of preventative behavioral interventions. prereq: Minimum 30 credits
ECH 2025 - Brain Development: Environments and Relationships (SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues related to early brain development and the biological underpinnings of early emotional and cognitive development. A biological view of attachment and social vulnerability.
EDSE 4501 - Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of psychology applied to teaching; examination of adolescent growth and development; classroom management. prereq: Admission to EdSe program; no grad credit
PSY 2021 - Developmental Psychology (LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major processes in human development, conception through lifespan; biological and cultural influences on physical-motor, cognitive, social, and emotional development; effects of diverse cultural traditions and values; social policy implications.
ECH 2015 - Literature for Young Children
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduces professionals who work with children from birth through age eight to literature for young children. Criteria for selecting book and non-book materials will be presented, discussed and utilized when examining, selecting, and reading such materials. Strategies for sharing the books and non-book materials with children and for integrating the materials into day care, preschool, and primary settings will be explored.
EDSE 4214 - Teaching Content-Area Reading
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdSe 5215/4214/4212/4215
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Teaching reading within 5-12 content-area courses as pedagogy for improving literacy. Developing an understanding of the brain, cognition, and reading. Exploration of stages of literacy, methods for promoting reading, and strategies for improving comprehension. Lesson planning for content-area reading. Diverse learners and critical literacy in the content-area classroom.
EDSE 4215 - Teaching Reading and Literature: Grades 5-12
Credits: 4.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdSe 5215/4214/4212/4215
Prerequisites: Major or pre teaching comm arts/lit students
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Teaching procedures, objectives, and materials; emphasis on teaching of reading in various subject-matter fields, practicum experience. prereq: Major or pre teaching comm arts/lit students
EDUC 4347 - Second Language Acquisition & ELL: How Second Languages are Learned & Methods for Teaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
English language learns are increasing as a significant demographic in US P-16 classrooms. This course provides a theoretical and research-based introduction to Second Language Acquisition, including description of theoretical, pedagogical and policy issues. Candidate will learn classroom methodology for instruction ELL, and best practices for developing literacy skills in diverse classrooms, with attention to oral, written, academic literacy, and reading comprehension. prereq: Admission to IESE program and successful completion of Block One courses and associated field experience; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 4347
IESE 3325 - Foundations of Literacy and Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In the first of three required literacy courses, the teach candidates are introduced to the principles of comprehensive, scientifically-based literacy (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) instruction that includes phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary development, and comprehension. prereq: Admission to the IESE program, successful completion of IESE 3331; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 3325
IESE 3326 - Advanced Literacy & Language: Designing & Implementing a Comprehensive Literacy Program
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Second in a sequence of three literacy courses, this course is designed to prepare teacher candidates to create and implement comprehensive and scientifically based literacy instruction in elementary school classrooms. prereq: Admission to IESE program and successful completion of Blocks One and Two courses and associated field experiences; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 3326
IESE 3331 - Children's Literature in the Elementary School
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The focus of this course is on literature for children, the criteria for selecting books and non-book materials for use in the elementary school, and the integration of children's trade books across the curriculum. prereq: Pre-IESE, Sophomore standing, IESE 1010 and ECH 2025; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 3331.
MU 4606 - Special and Adaptive Methods in Music Education (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of exceptionality in classroom music for pre-service music education majors. Topics include adaptive instructional strategies, characteristics of students, special methods in music education, and differentiated instruction. pre-req: MU 2605 and instructor consent
PETE 3400 - Adapted Physical Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Developmental/adapted physical education for children with disabilities. prereq: PE major or candidate or instructor consent
SPED 1357 - Individuals with Disabilities in Society (LE CAT, LECD C)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major types of disabilities and giftedness, including definitions, causes, characteristics, and educational implications. Disability perspectives. Social, legal, and educational considerations of disability issues.
SPED 3415 - Special Education in the Secondary School
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Exploration of topics in exceptionality for pre-service secondary education majors. Topics include universal design, instructional strategies, characteristics of students, special education law, and differentiated instruction.
SPED 4433 - Foundations in Special Education
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: SpEd 4433/5433
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This is a foundational course in special education focusing on an overview of children with disabilities. Special emphasis will be placed on characteristics of exceptional children, the legal aspects of educating students with disabilities, and assessment, instructional, and collaborative strategies. prereq: pre-IESE major or IESE major or pre-UECH major or UECH major or post bac brad or special education minor, no grad credit
ART 3814 - Digital Media in Art Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical and practical experiences with emerging visual technologies. Assignments will integrate contemporary pedagogical theories of visual culture and digital media in art education. Art projects will use the computer as a creative tool. prereq: Art education major or instructor consent
EDUC 2000 - Technology for Teaching and Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Using technology tools to enhance student learning in kindergarten through grade 6, including interactive whiteboards, tablet computers, other technology tools. Creating, teaching and assessing lessons; differentiating instruction with technology. prereq: minimum 12 credits
EDUC 3412 - The Computer in Education
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to computer use in instructional settings. PC and Mac platforms. Develops basic skills using software commonly used by educators. Teaching strategies using computer-based instruction.
MU 3608 - Teaching Elementary Music
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Philosophy, theory, techniques of instruction for general classroom music, grades K-8. prereq: 45 cr, music ed major or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if credit was received for 3605.
EDUC 4234 - Science, Technology, and Society (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Nontechnical study of historical and cultural impact of natural science and technology on the earth and its inhabitants. prereq: Minimum 30 credits, no grad credits