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Undergraduate Programs - Suggested Sequence of Courses

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Early Childhood Education

  • Freshman Year:
    • Fall: LANG 103; PHIL 201; MATH; ENG 101/105; EDUC 101 (one credit); U.S. History
    • Spring: LANG 104; PHIL 202; MATH; MATH/Science elective PHYS 240 or *ANTH 354; LIT
    • Summer: non-U.S. History
  • Sophomore Year:
    • Fall: TRS 260; PHIL (Area I or II); EDUC 251, 261, 271 (1 or 2 of the 3 courses); ENG 326; MUS 460 (every other year)   
    • Spring: TRS; PHIL (Area I or II); EDUC 251, 261, 271 (1 or 2 of the 3 courses); ANTH 101 or SOC 101
  • Junior Year:
  • Senior Year:
  • This sequence presumes the candidate will begin language study at the intermediate level. If candidate needs to take Lang. 112 or Lang. 101, History and/or Literature could be added to summer coursework.
  • Student Teaching may be completed either semester of the fourth year.
  • Volunteer work in schools is encouraged in the first two years.

ANTH 354 is offered every even Spring, that is, ’06, ’08, etc.

 

Elementary Education

  • Freshman Year:
    • Fall: LANG 103; PHIL 201; U.S. History; MATH; ENG 101/105; EDUC 101
    • Spring: LANG 104; PHIL 202; Literature, MATH;  PHYS 240 (or *ANTH 354 or Physical Geography)
  • Sophomore Year:
    • Fall: TRS 260; PHIL (Area I or II); EDUC 251, 261, 271 (1 or 2 of 3 courses); Chem 125 or 126, ENG 326
    • Spring: TRS; PHIL (Area I or II); ANTH 101 or SOC 101; EDUC 251, 261, 271 (1 or 2 of 3 courses)
  • Junior Year:
  • Senior Year:
    • Fall: EDUC 400, 411, 412, 413
    • Spring: TRS; BIOL 103/104; Literature; Economics; Politics; Art or Drama 
  • This sequence presumes the candidate will begin language study at the intermediate level. If candidate needs to take Lang. 112 or Lang. 101, History and/or Literature could be added to summer coursework.
  • Student Teaching may be completed either semester of the fourth year.
  • Volunteer work in schools is encouraged in the first two years.
  • Candidates may take only one course in addition to the tutorial EDUC 400 while student teaching.

ANTH 354 is offered every even Spring, that is, ’06, ’08, etc.

 

Education Studies

  • Freshman Year: modern language, humanities, math, natural science, philosophy; writing
  • Sophomore Year: EDUC 251, 261, 271; philosophy; religion
  • Junior Year: five EDUC electives
  • Senior Year: four EDUC electives

 

Secondary Education

 

English - (English Curriculum should be verified with English Department)

History - (History Curriculum should be verified with History Department)

  • Freshman Year: HIST 101, 102; EDUC 101; one course in politics
  • Sophomore Year: two history electives; EDUC 251, 271; one course in economics
  • Junior Year: HIST 387, 388; two 300-level history electives; one course in sociology or anthropology; EDUC 386
  • Senior Year: HIST 401; two 300-level history electives; EDUC 382, 485 (offered at GWU), 461, 462, 463

Mathematics - (Math Curriculum should be verified with Math Department)

  • Freshman Year: MATH 121, 122, PHYS 215
  • Sophomore Year: MATH 221, 222, 305; PHYS 216, CSC 104-105 (or CSC 104, 113; or CSC 123, 124); EDUC 251 or 271
  • Junior Year: MATH 501, 505; two courses in probability/ statistics; EDUC 251 or 361, 386
  • Senior Year: MATH 503, 521; one Math elective approved by the department; two Science electives approved by the department; content methods (offered at GWU); EDUC 461, 462, 463