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2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.  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

Breadth Courses ………………………………………………21-30 semester hours

Depth Courses ……………………………………………………. 33-42 semester hours 

Content Area Coursework Requirements for Middle Grades, Secondary English and Secondary Math ……27-44 credit 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 2.7 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 all other 4000 level courses and any courses listed in the catalog.

Foundation Courses

(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 (*)

Breadth Area Courses

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

Teaching majors must take a at least one course in Multicultral Education, Literacy Development, Curriculum and Instruction except for Adult Services which requires two courses in each of the areas.

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

AAS 2314                         Shades of Black

AAS 2316                         Black Female Identity Through Time

BKE 2322                         Cultural and Individual Variations of Children & Families

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

EDU 2312                         Comparative and International Education

ENG 3311                         Studies in African-American Literature

HUM 2310                         African-American Culture

IDS 3310                          Native American Studies I

IDS 3323                          Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World

PSY 3307  /SOC 3307         Social Psychology

RHS 3307                         Deaf History and Culture in America

SOC 2301                         Introduction to Sociology

SOC 3343                         Cultural Diversity

PSY 3309                          Cross-Cultural Psychology

Any ESL prefix course

Any Level Sign language course

Any Study Abroad experience

Literacy Development

BKE 3329        Early Language and Literacy

ELE 4334         Methods & Asess of Teaching Language Arts

ENG 3321        Grammars of English

ESL 3301         Grammar for Teachers

RED 3309        Teaching Reading in the Elementary School K-3

RED 3310        Teaching Reading in Elementary School 3-6

RED 3361        Teachng Reading in Elementary School

RED 4312        Reading Assessment & Remediation

RED 4362        Methods & Materials for Reading Instruction in Middle Schools

RED 4364        Reading in the Content/Secondary

SPE 3325        Methods of Enhancing Reading Skills for Students with Exceptional Needs

Curriculum and Instruction

EDU 3315        Instruct Design, Curricula & Assessment

ELE 3304         Curriculum Development

ELE 4334         Methods & Assess of Teaching Language Arts

ENG 4302        Composition Theory & Pedagogy

ESL 3303         Effective Teaching Methods in ESL

SPE 3305         Methods of Teaching Math to Students with Special Needs

SPE 4325         Instructional Methods for the Inclusive General Curriculum Classroom

Depth Courses

 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 Adult Services Track

























Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
SPE 1101   Special Educationas a Profession 1 MGE 3101   Practicum I 1 EDU 3315   Instructional Curriculum and Assessment 3 EDU 3315   Instructional Curriculum and Assessment 3 ESL 2320   Language and Society 3
SPE 2310   Introduction to Exceptional Individuals 3 MGE 3201   The Middle School 2 SED 4352 Principles/Methods Teach Math   ENG 4302   Composition Theory & Pedagogy 3 PSY or SOC Upper level course  
SPE 2320   Transition Planning and Service Delivery 3 MGE 3310   Early Adolescent Learn & Class Management 3 SED 4301 History/Development of Math   EDU 4353   Principles & Methods of Teaching English 3 RHS or TRC  Elective  
SPE 3310   Classroom Management 3 MGE 4101   Middle Grade Education Practicum II 1 RED 4364   Reading in the Content Areas 3 ENG 4304   Senior Seminar 3 EDU 4326   Adult Education 3
SPE 3320   Problems and Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities 3

MGE 4201  


Emerging Adolescents in the School Setting 2 *SPH 2341   Fundamentals of Speech 3 EDU 4333   Student Teaching Seminar 3 EDU 4600   Internship in Educational Services 6
SPE 3300   Problems and Characteristics of Students with Behavior Disorders 3 RED 4364   Reading in the Content Area/Secondary 3 EDU 4333   Student Teaching Seminar 3 EDU 4981   Student Teaching 9 EDU 4360   Seminar in Educational Services 3
SPE 3305   Methods and Material for Teaching Math to Students with Special Needs 3

MGE 4352  


MGE 4353  


MGE 4354  


MGE 4355  

Principles/Methods Teaching Math


Principles/Methods Teaching English


Principles/Methods Social Studies


Principles/Methods Teaching Science

3 EDU 4981   Student Teaching 9       SPE 2310   Introduction to Exceptional Individuls 3
SPE 3325   Methods of Enhancing Reading Skills for Students with Exceptional Needs 3 EDU 4333   Student Teaching Seminar 3                  
SPE 4320   Assessment and Remediation for Students with Exceptional Needs 3 EDU 4981   Student Teaching 9                  
SPE 4325   Instructional Methods in the Inclusive General Curriculum Classroom 3                        
EDU 4333   Student Teaching Seminar 3                        
EDU 4981   Student Teaching 9                        


* 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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