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2021-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2023 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, Secondary Mathematics Education, and those who plan to work with adults with special needs. The program prepares individuals 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.

Student Learning Outcomes for Special Education

Students will be able to: 

1. Provide effective

Graduates will be able to provide effective instruction as indicated by aligning their lessons with content standards or learning targets, building targets, building upon students’ prior knowledge and/or skills, and provide and justify supports for learning.

  1. Engage learners in  

Graduates will engage learners in a respectful learning environment as demonstrated by creating a culturally responsive environment, actively engaging the learner and assisting the learner in developing a deep understanding of the material and/or skill related to the learning goal.

  1. Use assessments to

Graduates will be able to use assessments to improve learning as demonstrated by analyzing their pedagogical practices and the learners’ performance, providing effective feedback, and incorporating assessment data into future planning to identify ways to improve student engagement.

4. Demonstrae a broad

Candidates will demonstrate a broad knowledge of the development and characteristics of exceptional learners across the lifespan and recognize the individual learning differences of exceptional learners, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Major Requirements

The program provides a carefully planned sequence of classroom and field experiences that will result in the development of effective professional teachers for grades K-6. The curriculum is organized to include the general education core curriculum, foundation, breadth, specialty area (depth) 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:

  • To formally be admitted to WSSU Education Program.   See the Department of Education’s web page for a complete set of the admission requirements and the EPP’s webpage for the application process.
  • Have a minimum of 2.7 GPA and “C” or better in English, Mathematics and Speech courses.  Additionally, candidates must maintain a 2.7 to qualify for student teaching.
  • Complete admission to teacher education as it is a prerequisite for all other 4000 level courses and any courses listed in the catalog.

Major Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Graduates will be able to provide effective instruction as indicated by aligning their lessons with content standards or learning targets, building targets, building upon students’ prior knowledge and/or skills, and provide and justify supports for learning.
  2. Graduates will engage learners in a respectful learning environment as demostrated by creating a culturally responsive environment, actively engageing the learner and assisting the learner in developing a deep understanding of the material and/or skill related to the learning goal.
  3. Graduates will be able to use assessments to improve learning as demonstrated by analyzing their pedagogical practices and the learners’ performance, providing effective feedback, and incorporating assessment data into future planning to identify ways to improve student engagement.
  4. Candidates will demonstrate a broad knowledge of the development and characteristics of exceptional learners across the lifespan and recongnize the individual learning differences of exceptional learners, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Foundation Courses

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

Course Number/ Course Title Credit Hours
EDU 2322 - Promoting Social Justice through Education  (*) 3
EDU 2334 - Education, Culture, and Society  (*) 3
EDU 3311 - Child and Adolescent Development   or PSY 2336 - Lifespan Development   3
**EDU 3315 - Curriculum, Instructional Planning, Assessment    3

Breadth Area Courses

(Required to take 7 to 10 courses depending on the area of specialization 21 to 30 credit hours)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EDU 3338 - Psychological Foundations of Education    3
SPE 3300 - Exceptional Children in the General Education Classroom    3
EDU 4339 - Integrating Media and Technology in P-12 Settings    3

Two courses from each of the following breath areas:

a. Multicultural Education

b. Curriculum Instruction

c. Literacy Development

 

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

Curriculum and Instruction

Literacy Development

Multicultural Education
Course Number/ Course Title Credit Hours Course Number/ Course Title Credit Hours Course Number/ Course Title Credit Hours
EDU 3315 - Curriculum, Instructional Planning, Assessment   3 hrs BKE 3329 - Early Language And Literacy    3 hrs AAS 2314 - Shades of Black    3 hrs
ELE 3304 - Curriculum Development    3 hrs ELE 4334 - Methods and Assessment in Teaching Language Arts    3 hrs AAS 2316 - Black Female Identity Through Time    3 hrs
ELE 4334 - Methods and Assessment in Teaching Language Arts    3 hrs ENG 3321 - Grammars of English   3 hrs BKE 2322 - Cultural and Individual Variations in Children and Families    3 hrs
ENG 4302 - Composition Theory and Pedagogy    3 hrs ALS 3301 - ESL Grammar for Teachers   3 hrs EDU 2301 - Advancing the Academic Success of Black Males  (*) 3 hrs
ALS 3303 - Effective Teaching Methods in ESL    3 hrs RED 3309 - Teaching Reading in Elementary School K-2    3 hrs EDU 2312 - Comparative and International Education    3 hrs
SPE 3305 - Methods of Teaching Math to Students with Special Needs    3 hrs RED 3310 - Teaching Reading in Elementary School 3-6    3 hrs ENG 3311 - Studies in African-American Literature    3 hrs
SPE 4325 - Instructional Methods for the Inclusive General Curriculum Classroom    3 hrs RED 3361 - Teaching Reading in the Elementary School    3 hrs AAS 1301 - Introduction to Africana Studies   3 hrs
      RED 4312 - Reading, Assessment, and Remediation    3 hrs IDS 3323 - Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World    3 hrs
       RED 4362 - Methods and Materials in Reading Instruction Middle Grades    3 hrs PSY 3307 - Social Psychology   /SOC 3307 - Social Psychology     3 hrs
      RED 4364 - Reading in the Content Area for Secondary Education    3 hrs RHS 3307 - Deaf History and Culture in America    3 hrs
      SPE 3325 - Methods of Enhancing Reading Skills for Student with Exceptional Needs   3 hrs SOC 2301 - Introduction to Sociology    3 hrs
            SOC 3343 - Cultural Diversity   

3 hrs

            PSY 3309 - Cross-Cultural Psychology    3 hrs
              Any ESL prefix course  
              Any Level Sign language course  
              Any Study Abroad experience  
 

Depth Courses

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

Adult Services Track   Middle Grades Track   Secondary English Track   Secondary Mathematics Track   Special Education Track  
Course Number/ Course Title Credit Hours   Course Number/ Course Title Credit Hours   Course Number/ Course Title Credit Hours   Course Number/ Course Title Credit Hours   Course Number/ Course Title Credit Hours  
      MGE 3101 - Middle Grades Practicum I    3 hrs               SPE 2310 - Introduction to Exceptional Individuals   3 hrs  
SPE 2310 - Introduction to Exceptional Individuals     3 hrs   MGE 3201 - The Middle School    3 hrs   ENG 4302 - Composition Theory and Pedagogy    3 hrs   SED 4352 - Principles/Methods Teach Math    3 hrs   SPE 2320 - Transition Service Delivery for Students with Disabilities    3 hrs  
SPE 2320 - Transition Service Delivery for Students with Disabilities    3 hrs   MGE 3310 - Early Adolescent Learn and Class Management    3 hrs   EDU 4353 - Principles and Methods of Teaching English I    3 hrs   SED 4352 - Principles/Methods Teach Math   3 hrs   SPE 3315 - Behavior and Classroom Management     3 hrs  
EDU 4326 - Adult Education    3 hrs   MGE 4101 - Middle Grades Practicum II    1 hr   ENG 4304 - Senior Seminar    3 hrs   RED 4364 - Reading in the Content Area for Secondary Education   3 hrs   SPE 3320 - Characteristics of Students with High Incidence    3 hrs  
EDU 4360 - Seminar in Educational Services    3 hrs   MGE 4201 - Emerging Adolescents in the School Setting    2 hrs   EDU 4333 - Student Teaching Seminar    3 hrs       3 hrs   SPE 3305 - Methods of Teaching Math to Students with Special Needs    3 hrs  
EDU 4600 - Internship in Educational Services     6 hrs   RED 4364 - Reading in the Content Area for Secondary Education    3 hrs   EDU 4981 - Observation, Student Teaching, and Practicum    9 hrs   EDU 4333 - Student Teaching Seminar    3 hrs   SPE 3325 - Methods of Enhancing Reading Skills for Student with Exceptional Needs    3 hrs  
 RHS or TRC Elective     MGE 4352 - Principles and Methods of Teaching Mathematics    3 hrs           EDU 4981 - Observation, Student Teaching, and Practicum    9 hrs   SPE 4320 - Assessment and Evaluation of Exceptional Students    3 hrs  
or
MGE 4353 - Principles and Methods of Teaching English   
or
MGE 4354 - Principles and Methods of Teaching Social Studies   
        or                 SPE 4325 - Instructional Methods for the Inclusive General Curriculum Classroom    3 hrs  
MGE 4355 - Principles and Methods of Teaching Science   
        EDU 4333 - Student Teaching Seminar   3 hrs                   EDU 4333 - Student Teaching Seminar    3 hrs  
        EDU 4981 - Observation, Student Teaching, and Practicum    9 hrs                   ELE 4334 - Methods and Assessment in Teaching Language Arts    3 hrs  
                                 RED 3361 - Teaching Reading in the Elementary School    3 hrs  
                                RED 4312 - Reading, Assessment, and Remediation    3 hrs  
                                EDU 4981 - Observation, Student Teaching, and Practicum    9 hrs  

* 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:

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

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

Mathematics

Social Studies

Science

ENG 2313 - Survey of American Literature I  

MAT 1325 - Principles of Math I  

*ECO 2312 - Principles of Macroeconomics   

*BIO 1301 - Biological Concepts 

 

ENG 2314 - Survey of American Literature II  

MAT 2337 - Discrete Mathematics  

*GEO 2311 - World Regional Geography  

*BIO 1320 - Environmental Biology   

OR
GEO 2313 - Environmental Justice and Sustainability  

ENG 3302 - Advanced Composition  

MAT 2316 - Linear Algebra 

 

*GEO 3336 - World Economic Geography  

*CHE 1313 - General Chemistry I  

CHE 1113 - General Chemistry I Laboratory 

 

ENG 3306 - British Literature I 

 

*MAT 2326 - Elementary Statistics 

 

HIS 2306 - United States History to 1865  

CHE 1314 - General Chemistry II   

CHE 1114 - General Chemistry II Laboratory   

ENG 3307 - British Literature II  

*MAT 2317 - Calculus I   

HIS 2307 - United States History from 1865 to the Present  

*PHS 1303 - Introduction to Planetary Science 

PHS 1103 - Introduction to Planetary Science Laboratory   

or

MAT 2318 - Calculus II 

 

ENG 3321 - Grammars of English  

MAT 3320 - Introduction to Number Theory 

 

HIS 3331 - The World at War, 1914-1945  

*PHY 2331 - General Physics I 

PHY 2131 - General Physics I Laboratory  

ENG 3348 - Adolescent Literature 

 

MAT 3326 - Geometry  

HIS 3356 - Modern Russian History  

PHY 2332 - General Physics II  

PHY 2132 - General Physics II Laboratory  

or
HIS 3353 - The African Presence in the Americas  

ENG 4302 - Composition Theory and Pedagogy   

MAT 3341 - Algebraic Structures I   

HIS 4308 - History of North Carolina   

 

 

 

*SOC 2301 - Introduction to Sociology  

 

Secondary Mathematics Content Area Courses

Secondary English Content Area Courses

CSC 1310 - Computer Programming I  

*ENG 3306 - British Literature I   

*MAT 2317 - Calculus I   

ENG 3321 - Grammars of English  

 

*MAT 2318 - Calculus II   

Genre Course requirements:

ENG 3350 - The History of the British Novel ,

ENG 3377 - Modern Poetry ,

ENG 3378 - Modern Fiction ,

ENG 3349 - The Vernacular in African-American Literature and Culture   , ENG 3341 , or

4331

MAT 3316 - Calculus III   

ENG 3311 - Studies in African-American Literature   

MAT 3317 - Calculus IV   

Period/Author Course:

ENG 3309 - The Post-Colonial Novel ,

ENG 3363 - Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature ,

ENG 3373 - Victorian Literature ,

ENG 4302 - Composition Theory and Pedagogy ,

ENG 4361 - Chaucer ,

ENG 4364 - Shakespeare , or

ENG 4326 - American Studies   

*MAT 2326 - Elementary Statistics  

ENG 3302 - Advanced Composition   

MAT 2337 - Discrete Mathematics   

ENG 4355 - Literary Criticism   

MAT 3320 - Introduction to 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 2331 - General Physics I  

and

PHY 2131 - General Physics I Laboratory   

 

*PHY 2332 - General Physics II  

and

PHY 2132 - General Physics II Laboratory  

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

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