Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
129 Hours

English Major

30 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ENG 2310
Language and Culture
3

Analyzes the English language through history, considering regional variations and dialect acquisition. Students learn to appreciate language by studying language in everyday social interactions in their own lives and communities. The relationship of linguistic variation to social and cultural identity is discussed, along with multilingualism, expressive speech, sociopolitical uses of language, censorship, and language learning and preservation.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

ENG 2410
Creative Writing
3

Introduces the fundamentals of writing for expressive purposes to students at any level of experience in creative writing. Students will produce and revise original works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction using a workshop format. Students will also explore mentor texts in order to analyze various structures, stylistic approaches, and techniques that they will apply to their own works.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

ENG 3010
Structures of English
3

Examines contemporary English grammar, including syntactic structures and the elements of traditional grammar and their usage. This will be done by analyzing syntax, parts of speech, and other grammatical elements both independently and in context.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

ENG 4910
Senior Seminar: English and Language Arts
3

Cultivates a broad mastery of English and Language Arts content and the ability to translate theoretical principles into practical applications. Students must assess their knowledge of English and Language Arts subject matter; identify, remediate, and evaluate growth in weak areas; and integrate and apply the full spectrum of knowledge across the English and Language Arts curriculum. Students must distinguish themselves as analytic and reflective problem solvers in the examination of the history, scholarly literature, issues, standards, and the professional community of English and Language Arts educators.

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program.

LIT 2050
Introduction to Literature: World Masterpieces and Critical Approaches
3

Explores classic foundational texts in the major genres (poetry, drama, and fiction). Focuses on understanding literary elements and analyzing texts using close readings and critical literary theory in addition to the skills necessary to write literary essays. Introduces the concepts of literary analysis. Students will understand the influence of these texts in relationship to social and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

LIT 3110
British Literature: Beginning to Neoclassicism
3

Surveys major British writers from the Anglo-Saxon period through the eighteenth century. Students will study the major genres (poetry, drama, and fiction) and apply close reading strategies and critical literary theory to analyze texts. Students will explore various aspects of historical periods; understand how the assigned works reflect changing social, political, and religious thoughts of each period; and then compare themes from era to era.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020, LIT 2050

LIT 3150
British Literature: Romanticism to Modernism
3

Surveys British literature from the Romantic (including Blake, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats) through the Modernist period. In addition to major authors, the course will also cover British literary movements and their historical, political, and social contexts. Students will apply basic literary analysis and critical theories to their written assessments in the course, including essays and written exams.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020, LIT 2050

LIT 3310
Survey of American Literature
3

Surveys North American literature of various genres from pre-colonial times through the Modernist movement. American literary movements and their historical contexts are revealed through works representing a full range of American voices, including Native American oral tradition. Students will critically analyze and write about literature applying proper terminology, research, and critical theories from the field of literary studies.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020, LIT 2050

LIT 4050
Young Adult Literature
3

Introduces students to literature written for and about young people. Students will read and analyze contemporary and classical middle grade and young adult literature, exploring various genres, commonly recurring themes, and defining features.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

LIT 4210
Contemporary Literature
3

Studies twentieth and twenty-first century world literature written in or translated to English. Explores historical, political, and cultural contexts in which contemporary literature is produced and received, establishing a consciousness of the functions of literature during this period. Applies a range of critical perspectives and examines recurring themes and genres. Engages students in the verbal and written analysis of complex written texts representative of the literary movements of the time.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020, LIT 2050

Mathematics Major

39 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
MTH 1310
Pre-Calculus
5

Examines functions, their inverses, graphs, and properties. Students solve equations and real-world problems involving polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Topics also addressed are: conic sections, complex numbers, vectors, sequences and series. Limits are introduced.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1110 OR MTH 1210

MTH 1410
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
3

Examines sets, functions, relations, graphs, trees, logic, mathematical induction and other proof techniques, counting techniques, Boolean Algebras and analysis of algorithms. Students experience mathematics in a larger context by studying both theoretical foundations and applications of the topics of the course.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1310 OR MTH 1210

MTH 1510
Calculus I
4

Examines the topics of functions, limits, continuity, the process of taking derivatives, and the application of derivatives such as related rates, curve sketching, and optimization problems. Antiderivatives, and the process of integration are introduced.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1210 OR MTH 1310

MTH 2510
Calculus II
4

Explores integration of functions, ordinary differential equations, series and sequences, and their application. Techniques of integration, improper integrals, convergence and divergence of various types of series and sequences, and applications related to area, volume, conic sections, parametric equations, and polar equations are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1510

MTH 2710
Probability and Statistics for Educators
3

Introduces students to statistical methods common to educators. Students will learn how to collect, analyze, present, summarize, and interpret data using graphical and numerical methods; calculate probability, including binomial probability, and apply probability distributions; and utilize linear regression analysis to describe relationships in bivariate data. (Online only)

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1120 OR MTH 1310

MTH 3510
Multivariable Calculus
4

Examines functions of several variables, vector calculus, multiple integrals, and partial differentiation.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 2510

MTH 3550
Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
4

Examines the algebra of matrices, vectors in space, vector spaces and subspaces, eigenvalues, linear transformations, and the applications of matrix methods to find solutions to systems of linear equations and linear programming problems. Also examines the principles and methods for solving and applying first, second, and higher order differential equations.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 2510

MTH 3610
College Geometry
3

Familiarizes students with Euclidean geometry through the analysis of two and three dimensional objects. Transformations and coordinate and non-Euclidean geometries are introduced. Geometric proofs are utilized. Application of geometric concepts to real-world situations.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1310

MTH 4150
Modern Algebra
3

Explores the ideas, methods, applications, and questions of modern algebra. Students study the basic properties and theorems related to groups, rings, integral domains, and fields; the familiar number systems serve as models for the abstract systems. This course provides experience in abstract reasoning, making and testing conjectures, and proving theorems.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1410, MTH 3550

MTH 4510
Introduction to Real Analysis
3

Introduces the fundamental mathematical theory underlying calculus; specifically convergence of sequences and series, limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration. Application of logic and construction of mathematical proofs are covered.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1410, MTH 3510

MTH 4910
Senior Seminar: Mathematics
3

Familiarizes students with the professional community of mathematics educators, state and national curricula, assessment standards in mathematics, and the use of electronic technologies to investigate and solve real-world problems. This capstone course for mathematics majors and minors explores the historical development of mathematics. Students are required to demonstrate subject matter knowledge and critical thinking in mathematics.

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program.

Professional Education Requirements

39 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
EDU 2010
Introduction to Professional Education Experience
3

Introduces candidates to the realities of the teaching profession, the structure and operation of schools, current educational issues and trends, and the foundations of education. Includes 32.5 hours of lecture and 20 hours of observation and participation in P-12 classroom settings. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

Requirement(s):
Student background check.

EDU 3120
Educational Psychology
3

Focuses on the learning process including the role of the teacher in learning; efficiency of learning as it is affected by the developmental processes; psychological principles that are central to the learning process and their relationship to the teaching situation; variables in learning; and evaluation of the outcomes of learning. Emphasizes application of learning theory and multicultural concepts in a field-based context. Includes 32.5 hours of lecture and 20 hours of observation and participation in P-12 classroom settings. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 2010

Requirement(s):
Student background check.

EDU 3310
The Exceptional Learner
3

Studies the physical, psychological, social, and educational factors related to exceptional individuals, including intellectually gifted, English language learners, and the handicapped. Emphasizes collaborative historical, legal, legislative, and futuristic aspects of educating the exceptional learner. Includes 32.5 hours of lecture and 20 hours of observation and participation in P-12 classroom settings. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 3120

Requirement(s):
Student background check.

EDU 3460
Integrating Technology into 21st Century Learning
3

Introduces selection, evaluation, and use of appropriate media, including microcomputers and Web-based learning, as an integral part of the curriculum to achieve stated learning objectives. Provides hands-on experience in preparing and using leading edge technology, materials and equipment for effective classroom learning. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 2010

EDU 4250
Literacy Education in the Secondary School
3

Introduces the theoretical foundation for literacy development and the methods and processes in developmentally appropriate instruction. Emphasizes the principles, techniques, and processes of literacy instruction needed to help candidates become independent, strategic learners in the content areas taught in middle and high schools. Includes 32.5 hours of lecture and 20 hours of observation and participation in grade 6-12 classroom settings. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 3310

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program. Student background check.

EDU 4310
Instructional Design and Assessment
3

Prepares candidates to design curriculum and assessments aligned to state and national standards. Instructional design principles as well as formative and summative assessment practices will be covered. Practice using assessment data to drive curricular and instructional decisions. Emphasis on teaching and learning for all students. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 3310

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program.

EDU 4410
Classroom Development
3

Focuses on classroom development techniques, which lead to the creation of a positive, democratic learning environment. The techniques learned will help P-12 students monitor and adjust behavior in order to achieve self-discipline. The culminating activity is a Classroom Development Plan. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of fieldwork are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 3460, EDU 4310

Concurrent requisite(s):
EDU 4550

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program. Student background check.

EDU 4450
Educational Foundations
2

Studies education and schooling in American culture and society. Focuses on the interpretation and appraisal of current educational practices and trends. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Concurrent requisite(s):
EDU 4810

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program.

EDU 4510
Theory and Techniques of Instruction
6

Introduces the theory of instruction, methods, and instructional strategies. Includes participation and teaching in P-12 classrooms. Content specific teaching strategies for all areas including English/language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science will be developed. Emphasizes the application of effective instructional theory and practice, sound decision making, and multicultural education in a field-based context. 60 hours of lecture and 60 hours of fieldwork participation in P-12 classroom settings are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 4310

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program. Student background check.

EDU 4810
Directed Teaching I
10

Requires candidates to observe and teach in P-12 classroom settings for approximately 18 weeks during regular school hours, following the school district calendar and the supervising teacher's contractual agreement. Attendance at professional development conferences and seminars may be required. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Concurrent requisite(s):
EDU 4450

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program. Student background check.

General Education Requirements

21 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ELECTIVE
Scientific Inquiry
3

ENG 1010
College Composition I
3

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

ENG 1020
College Composition II
3

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

MTH 1110
College Algebra I
3

Introduces elements of algebra including graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, rational equations, and functions. The combination of MTH 1110 and MTH 1120 satisfy the MTA College Algebra Pathway. The combination of MTH 1050 Quantitative Reasoning I or MTH 1110 College Algebra I with MTH 2750 Statistical Methods satisfies the Statistics Pathway.

POL 3010
American Political Systems
3

Provides a brief introduction to the political science discipline, and then examines United States government and politics at the national, state, and local levels. Areas of study include the United States Constitution, federalism, representation and participation, the executive, the legislature, the judiciary and civil liberties, domestic and foreign policies, and government and politics in Michigan.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

SOC 3210
Cultural Diversity
3

Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.

SPK 2010
Oral Communication
3

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.

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