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  Sep 24, 2017
 
2017 - 2018 General Catalogue

Transfer Guide - Elementary Education


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UWA Lower-Level Degree Requirements for a

Major in Elementary Education

College of Education
Effective: Fall 2016

Core Curriculum Requirements 

Students transferring from Alabama public two-year and four-year colleges and universities should consult the AGSC site for complete details regarding Areas I-IV for all majors, including the list of approved courses for each institution. Specific requirements for students majoring in Elementary Education at Alabama public two-year schools and for UWA pre-elementary education majors are included below.

Area I - Written Composition (6 semester hours)


AGSC:  No specific courses required beyond the AGSC requirements.

UWA Course Titles AL College System Course Titles
Choose from one of the following sequences:  
EH 101 . Written English I (3) 
EH 102 . Written English II (3)  OR
EH 103 . Honors English I (3) 
EH 104 . Honors English II (3)  

ENG 101, Written Composition I
ENG 102, Wirtten Composition II

 

Area II - Humanities and Fine Arts (12 semester hours)


AGSC:  There are no specific courses required beyond the AGSC requirements, but the following course is strongly preferred:

AL College System Course Titles
SPH 107, Fundamentals of Public Speaking

UWA:  Students planning to complete the bachelor’s degree are required to complete the patern in humanities and fine arts listed below:

UWA Course Titles AL College System Course Titles
Choose one of the following sequences:  
EH 213 . Honors Literature I (3) 
EH 214 . Honors Literature II (3) 
EH 221 . British Literature I (3) 
EH 222 . British Literature II (3) 
EH 231 . American Literature I (3) 
EH 232 . American Literature II (3)  
ENG 251, American Literature I
ENG 252, American Literature II
ENG 261, English Literature I
ENG 262, English Literature II
ENG 271, World Literature I
ENG 272, World Literature II
SH 100 . Principles of Public Speaking (3) 
SH 150 . Professional Speaking (3)  
SPH 107, Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Choose one of the following:  
AT 100 . Introduction to Art (3) 
MU 100 . Introduction to Music (3) 
TH 100 . Introduction to Theatre (3)  
ART 100, Art Appreciation
MUS 101, Music Apppreciation
THR 120, Theatre Appreciation
THR 126, Introduction to Theatre

 

Area III - Natural Sciences and Mathematics (19 semester hours)


AGSC:  No specific courses required for Elementary Educatin majors beyond the AGSC requirements.

UWA:  Students planning to complete the bachelor’s degree are required to complete the pattern in natural sciences and mathematics as listed below:

UWA Course Titles AL College System Course Titles
Choose one of the following:  
BY 101 . Introductory Biology I (4) 
BY 103 . Honors Biology (4) 
BIO 101, Introduction to Biology I
BIO 103, Principles of Biology I
Choose two of the following:  
BY 102 . Introductory Biology II (4)  
CH 101 . Introductory General Chemistry (4) 
CH 111 . General Chemistry I (4)  
EN 100 . Introduction to Environmental Sciences (4) 
ES 100 . Introduction to Geology (4)  
PH 190 . Astronomy (4) 
PH 201 . College Physics I (4)  
BIO 102, Introduction to Biology II
BIO 104, Principles of Biology II
CHM 104, Introduction to General Chemistry
CHM 111, College Chemsitry
GLY 101, Introduction to Geology
AST 220, Introduction to Astronomy
PHY 201, General Physics I
Choose one of the following:  
MH 113 . Precalculus Algebra (3) or higher   MTH 112, Precalculus Algebra

 

Area IV - History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (12 semester hours)


AGSC: No specific courses required for Elementary Education majors beyond the AGSC requirements. 

UWA: Students planning to complete the bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education are required to complete the pattern in history, social, and behavioral sciences as listed below:

UWA Course Titles AL College System Course Titles
Choose from the following sequences:  
HY 101. History of Western Civilization I (3) 
HY 102. History of Western Civilization II (3) 
OR
HY 103. Honors Western Civilization (3) 
HY 104. Honors Western Civilization II (3) 
OR
HY 211. American History I (3) 
HY 212. American History II (3)  
HIS 101, Western Civilization I
HIS 102, Western Civilization II
HIS 121, World History I
HIS 122, World History II
HIS 201, United States History I
HIS 202, United States History II
PY 100 . General Psychology (3)   PSY 200, General Psychology

 

Area V - Pre-Professional, Major, and Elective Courses at UWA (19 semester hours)


Contact:  Dr. Jan Miller
Title:  Dean, College of Education
Phone:  (205) 652-3421
Email: jmiller@uwa.edu

Students must choose 11-12 semester hours from the courses listed below: 

Two science courses representing two disciplines such as Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, or Geology from approved courses in Area III above and other than Biology. May include PHS 111 Physical Science I. 

Three math courses (precalculus algebra level or higher) from Area III not already taken. 

The remaining hours in Area V must be fulfilled by the requirements of the institution to which the student plans to transfer. Please refer to the institutional home page or catalogue for a major in Elementary/Early Childhood Education. 

2. List of courses to fulfill Area V for major in Elementary Education at UWA: 

Students planning to complete the bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education are required to complete 19 semester hours of other core requirements as follows: 

Three science courses representing two disciplines such as Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, or Geology from approved courses in Area III above and other than Biology.

Two additional math courses (6 semester hours) above MH 113  .The following are strongly recommended:
MH 181 . Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (3) 
MH 182 . Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (3) 
MH 183 . Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III (3)  

3 semester hours in Fine Arts from Area II-C
2 semester hours of general studies electives

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