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2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin 
  
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin

Elementary Education, B.A.



Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a B.A. in Elementary Education should be able to …​

  • Effectively measure candidate performance and program effectiveness using methods that align with the Specialized Professional Association (SPA) or College of Education standards. 

Degree Requirements (120-126 Hours)

See College of Education  for professional program admissions requirements, certification requirements, and other academic opportunities.

(Total semester hours: 120-126)

  1. Carolina Core Plus Elementary Education General Education (40-52 Hours)
  2. Electives (3 Hours)
  3. Specialized Content Preparation (15 Hours)
  4. Education (62 Hours)

1. Carolina Core Plus Elementary Education General Education (40-52 Hours)


I. Lower Division (37-43 Hours)


CMW: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Written Component (6 Hours)


  • Select any two Carolina Core approved courses for CMW - Grade of C or Better Required 

ARP: Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (6 Hours)


  • Select any two Carolina Core approved courses for ARP

SCI: Scientific Literacy (10 Hours)


Complete 10 hours in science as follows (at least one course must include lab):

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 Hours, depending on placement test)


  • To meet the GFL requirement, students in the BA in Elementary Education complete the Carolina Core approved courses in Foreign Language (GFL) or by achieving a score of 2 or better on a USC foreign language placement test.

GHS: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 Hours)


Complete 3 hours (one course) from:

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Science (9 Hours)


Complete 9 hours (3 courses) as follows:

Political Science (3 hours)


Select one course from the following:

Geography (3 hours)


Select one course from the following:

    AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 Hours)


    • Select any Carolina Core approved course for AIU

    II. Lower Division: Stand-alone or Overlay-Eligible Courses (3-9 Hours)


    Up to two of these three requirements may be met in overlay courses. For up to two instances, a Carolina Core course meeting another core requirement may also meet one of these requirements, provided the course is approved to meet both.

    CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component (0-3 Hours)


    • Select any Carolina Core approved course for CMS

    INF: Information Literacy (0-3 Hours)


    • Select any Carolina Core approved course for INF

    VSR: Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (0-3 Hours)


    • Select any Carolina Core approved course for VSR

    2. Electives (3 Hours)


    If the number of hours used to meet the Carolina Core Plus Elementary Education General Education section exceeds 40, those hours above 40 can be used to meet the required elective hours.

    If only 40 hours are used to meet the Carolina Core Plus Elementary Education General Education section, then the required elective hours must be in addition to the Carolina Core.

    3. Specialized Content Preparation (15 Hours – grade of C or better required)


    Must be in addition to courses taken to meet Carolina Core requirements:

    Select one course (3 Hours) from the following:


      4. Education (62 Hours)


      Grade of B or better required in EDEL 305   and EDEL 441 , - grade of C or better required in all other Education courses.

      Elementary Core and Clinical Experience (27 Hours)


        Practicum and Internship Experiences (21 Hours)


          Minor (Optional)


          A student may choose to complete a minor consisting of 18 credit hours of prescribed courses. The minor is intended to develop a coherent basic preparation in a second area of study. Courses applied toward general education requirements cannot be counted toward the minor. No course may satisfy both major and minor requirements. All minor courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.