Feb 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog

Teaching Major, BS

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Program Description

Winston-Salem State University has a long history of contribution to the field of teacher education. The Teaching program is a unique degree program that responds to contemporary challenges in the field of education, with an emphasis on the intersection of the curriculum, culture and the community. The mission of the Teaching Program is to develop competent and effective teachers for Special Education/General Curriculum, Middle Grades Education, Secondary English Education, and Secondary Mathematics Education. The program prepares teachers to be ethical and appreciative of the human differences in the world and to use their ability to reason logically, think critically and creatively, and communicate effectively.

The Teaching Program links faculty and students directly to schools through field experiences, student teaching, consultations, and research. The skills of teaching, curriculum development, leadership, and supervision are developed in these various settings. Practical and theoretical views of educational programs and resources allow the program to maintain a close working relationship with other academic disciplines, departments, and divisions at Winston-Salem State University.

Student Learning Outcomes

 The teacher education candidate will:

  1. Demonstrate leadership in the classroom, school and the profession by meeting the needs of individual students, demonstrating high ethical standards, and promoting professional growth.
  2. Exhibit sensitivity toward diversity in the school, community and in the world by accommodating individual differences among learners.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the relevant content taught and the interconnectedness of disciplines.
  4. Facilitate learning by using a variety of instructional methods, integrating technology in instruction, and using critical-thinking and problem solving skills.
  5. Reflect on own practices by analyzing and assessing instruction, student learning and progress.
  6. Communicate effectively, expressing themselves through speech and writing in appropriate, clear and correct English.

Major Requirements

The program provides a carefully planned sequence of classroom and field experiences that will result in the development of competent teachers for grades K-6. The curriculum is organized to include the general education core curriculum, professional studies, specialty area courses and a second course of study in one of the following areas: English as a Second Language, Math/Science/Technology, and Special Education. The course sequence for these areas is denoted in the program paradigms by the use of the term “second course of study.” Students are required to complete a minimum of 121 units. Teacher Education majors should complete the general education curriculum and obtain admission into Teacher Education during the first two years of enrollment or by the time students have completed 60 credit hours.

Program Summary

Total Number of Semester Hours………………………………….. 123-126 semester hours

General Education Requirements…………………………………… 60 semester hours

Foundation Courses……………………………………………………..…… 9 semester hours

Professional Education……………………………………………………. 33-42 semester hours (includes second course of study)

Second Course of Study…………………………………………………. 18 semester hours

Admission Requirements for the Major:

Prospective students must meet the following conditions:

  • Be admitted to the Teacher Education Program by the end of the sophomore year. Make formal application for admission to the program during the second semester of the sophomore year.
  • Pass Praxis I, an essay test, and an interview conducted by departmental faculty members.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and at least a grade of C in all basic academic courses (English and Mathematics) to qualify for admission to the Teacher Education Program and student teaching.
  • Complete and sign a Disposition Statement.
  • Present the approved program health form completed and signed by a private physician.
  • Present acceptable ratings on personal and professional characteristics as determined by the character reference form and from interviews in the specific department.
  • Complete admission to teacher education as it is a prerequisite for Methods Block courses, all other 4000 level courses and any courses listed in the catalog.

Second Course of Study Requirements

Students required to take a second course of study (18 hours) can choose from the following: English as a Second Language, Mathematics, English, or Special Education.


(Required of all majors in the Teacher Education programs – nine [9] credits)

EDU 2334   Education, Culture and Society (*)

ELE 3311   Human Growth and Development

EDU 2322   Promoting Social Justice through Education (*)


(Twelve [12] credits required of all Concentrations)

EDU 3315   Instructional Planning, Curriculum and Assessment

EDU 3338   Psychological Foundations of Education

SPE 3300   Exceptional Children in the Classroom

EDU 4339    Integrating Media & Technology in P-12 Settings


(Education majors must take a minimum of two [2] courses (six [6] credits) in each Breadth Area)

Exceptions: (only 1 course required in each Breadth Area for theses concentrations)

  • Middle Grades Education
  • Secondary English Education
  • Secondary Mathematics Education

Multicultural Education

EDU 2301        Special Issues in Educating African American Males (*)

ENG 3311        Studies in African-American Literature

ESL 3300         Cultural Aspects of Teaching and Learning ESL

ESL 2305         Language, Culture, and Cross-Cultural Interaction

SOC 3307  /PSY 3307   Social Psychology

SOC 3343        Cultural Diversity

PSY 2309         Cross-Cultural Psychology

Literacy Development

BKE 3329        Early Language and Literacy

RED 4364        Reading in the Content/Secondary

ESL 3301         Grammar for Teachers

RED 4312        Reading Assessment & Remediation

ENG 3321        Grammars of English

RED 3309        Teaching Reading in the Elementary School K-3

RED 3310       Teaching Reading in Elementary School 3-6

Curriculum and Instruction

ENG 4302        Composition Theory & Pedagogy

EDU 3315        Instruct Design, Curricula & Assessment

ELE 3304        Curriculum Development

ESL 3303       Effective Teaching Methods in ESL

Student Teaching Experience (Twelve credit hours)

EDU 4333        Student Teaching Seminar

EDU 4981        Student Teaching

 Course of Study for the Optional Tracks of the B.S. in Teaching

Special Education Track Middle Grades Track Secondary Mathematics Track Secondary English Track

























SPE 1101   Special Educationas a Profession   MGE 3101   Practicum I   EDU 3315   Instructional Curriculum and Assessment   EDU 3315   Instructional Curriculum and Assessment  
SPE 2310   Introduction to Exceptional Individuals   MGE 3201   The Middle School   SED 4352 Principles/Methods Teach Math   ENG 4302   Composition Theory & Pedagogy  
SPE 2312 Transition Planning and Service Delivery   MGE 3310 Early Adolescent Learn & Class Management   SED 4301 History/Development of Math   EDU 4353   Principles & Methods of Teaching English  
SPE 3310 Classroom Management   MGE 4101   Middle Grade Education Practicum II   RED 4364   Reading in the Content Areas   ENG 4304   Senior Seminar  
SPE 3320   Problems and Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities  

MGE 4201  


Emerging Adolescents in the School Setting   *SPH 2341   Fundamentals of Speech        
SPE 3335 Problems and Characteristics of Students with Behavior Disorders   RED 4364   Reading in the Content Area/Secondary              
SPE 3302 Methods and Material for Teaching Math to Students with Special Needs  

MGE 4352  


MGE 4353  


MGE 4354  


MGE 4355  

Principles/Methods Teaching Math


Principles/Methods Teaching English


Principles/Methods Social Studies


Principles/Methods Teaching Science

SPE 3336 Methods of Enhancing Reading Skills for Students with Exceptional Needs                    
SPE 4321 Assessment and Remediation for Students with Exceptional Needs                    
SPE 4323 Instructional Methods in the Inclusive General Curriculum Classroom                    


* Courses can be taken as part of the students General Education Requirement

Content Area Coursework for Middle Grades, Secondary Math, and Secondary English tracks of the BS in Teaching:

Middle Grades

Middle Grades majors must choose two areas of certification.  Major area requires 24 hours in content area, while second area requires a minimum of 18 content hours. In order to complete the MGE track with 129, majors in this track will need to take 18 credit hours of content area course as part of their General Education.

English/Language Arts


Social Studies


ENG 2313  : Survey of American Literature I

MAT 2302: Principles of Mathematics

*ECO 2312  : Principles of Macroeconomics

*BIO 1301  : Biological Concepts

ENG 2314  : Survey of American Lit II

MAT 2337  : Discrete Mathematics

*GEO 2311  : Introduction to Geography

*BIO 1320  : Environmental Biology

GEO 2313 : Environmental Geography

ENG 3302  :Advanced Composition

MAT 2316  : Linear Algebra

*GEO 3336  : World Economic Geography

*CHE 2311: General Chemistry I

CHE 2111: General Chemistry  Lab

ENG 3306  : British Lit I

*MAT 2326  : Elementary Statistics

HIS 2306  : U.S. History I

CHE 2312: General  Chemistry II

CHE 2112: General  Chemistry II Lab

ENG 3307  : British Literature II

*MAT 2410: Calculus I

HIS 2307  : U.S. History II

*PHS 2337: Introduction to Planetary Science

PHS 2137: Introduction to Planetary Science Lab

MAT 2411- Calculus II

ENG 3321  : Grammars of English

MAT 3320  : Introduction to the Theory of Numbers

HIS 3331  : History of Africa

*PHY 2321: General Physics I

PHY 2121: General  Physics I Lab

ENG 3348  : Adolescent Lit

MAT 3326  : Geometry I

HIS 3356  : Modern Russian History

PHY 2322: General Physics II

PHY 2122: General Physics II Lab

HIS 0000: African Presence in the Americas

ENG 4302  : Composition Theory and Pedagogy

MAT 3341  : Algebraic Structures

HIS 4308  : History of North Carolina




*SOC 2301  : General Sociology


Secondary Mathematics Content Area Courses


Secondary English Content Area Courses


CSC 1310  : Computer Programming I

*ENG 3306  : British Literature to 1800

*MAT 2317  : Calculus I

ENG 3321  : Grammars of English

*MAT 2318  : Calculus II

Genre Course requirements: ENG 3350  , ENG 3377  , ENG 3378  , ENG 3349  , ENG 3341  , or 4331

MAT 3316  : Calculus III

ENG 331: Studies in African American Literature

MAT 3317  : Calculus IV

Period/Author Course: ENG 3309, ENG 3363  , ENG 3373  , ENG 4302  , ENG 4361  , ENG 4364  , or ENG 4326  

*MAT 2326  : Elementary Statistics

ENG 3302  : Advanced Composition

MAT 2337  : Discrete Mathematics

ENG 4355  : Literacy Criticism (Theory)

MAT 3320  : Number Theory

ENG 3313  : Studies in American Literature

MAT 3341  : Algebraic Structures I

ENG 3348  : Adolescent Literature

MAT 4356  : Mathematical Statistics I


MAT 2316  : Linear Algebra


MAT 3326  : Geometry


*PHY 3331: Principles of Physics I  and

PHY 3131: Principles of Physics I Laboratory


*PHY 3332: Principles of Physics II and

PHY 3132: Principles of Physics II Laboratory



* Courses can be taken as part of the students General Education Requirement





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