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Educational Studies - Requirements for the Majors and Minor

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Requirements for the major - Educational Studies, Elementary (currently grades 1-6)

11.5 credits as follows:

  • Introductory course: EDUC 201
  • Foundation courses: EDUC 202 or EDUC 203, EDUC 204, EDUC 208 (.5), EDUC 301, EDUC 310A
  • Methods courses: EDUC 312A, EDUC 314, EDUC 315(.5), EDUC 316(.5)
  • Student teaching: EDUC 340 (3 credits)

Note: EDUC 201, either EDUC 202 or EDUC 203, and EDUC 204 can be taken in any order, but all of these courses must be satisfactorily completed prior to enrolling in more advanced courses.

Requirements for the major - Educational Studies, Secondary (currently grades 6-12)

11.5 credits as follows:

  • Introductory course: EDUC 201
  • Foundation courses: EDUC 202 or EDUC 203, EDUC 204, EDUC 205, EDUC 208(.5), EDUC 301, EDUC 310C
  • Methods course: EDUC 312C, EDUC 318
  • Student Teaching: EDUC 340 (3 credits)

Requirements for the major - Educational Studies, Special Content Areas: Art(K-12), Music (K-12) and Language (K-12)

11.5 credits as follows:

  • Introductory course: EDUC 201
  • Foundation courses: EDUC 202 or EDUC 203, EDUC 204, EDUC 205, EDUC 208(.5), EDUC 301, EDUC 310D
  • Methods course: EDUC 312D, EDUC 319
  • Student Teaching: EDUC 340 (3 credits)

In general, a student may receive secondary certification by completing a major in Educational Studies, Secondary, and completing a major in the teaching area of interest. The subject areas in which Knox offers secondary education certifications are: English; mathematics; science with specific designations in chemistry, biology, environmental science or physics; and social science with specific designations in history, political science, psychology, or anthropology/sociology.

Requirements for the major - Social Science Education
This major can only be completed in conjunction with a major in Elementary or Secondary Educational Studies.

12 credits as follows:

  • Social Science Research: One from among: STAT 200 (see Non-Departmental Courses), HIST 285, or PS 230
  • Anthropology/Sociology: ANSO 102, ANSO 103, or ANSO 105
  • Economics: ECON 110 and ECON 120
  • Geography: One from among: ANSO 231, IIS 100, ENVS 101 or ENVS 260
  • History: Four courses: HIST 160, HIST 161, one 100-level European (non-U.S.) history course, and one World (non-U.S., non-European) history course
  • Political Science: PS 101, and either PS 210 or PS 220
  • Psychology: One from among: PSYC 100, PSYC 203, PSYC 205, or PSYC 207
  • Educational Studies: EDUC 310, and either EDUC 314, EDUC 315, EDUC 316, or EDUC 318

As a member of the Associated Colleges of Illinois, the Educational Studies Department participates in a number of programs focused on preparing teachers for high needs schools. For example, majors in the Educational Studies Department have the opportunity to serve as interns during a summer school program for first through twelfth grade students from Chicago Public Schools or work in the Knox College4Kids, a summer enrichment program for children in first through eighth grade. The interns teach their own group of students while completing professional development activities. Knox College students are eligible and have been able to student teach in the Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s Urban Education Program in Chicago. Teacher candidates can also work with Knox College faculty and area master teachers at Knox College. The Educational Studies Department also offers a course in culturally appropriate teaching which culminates in a teaching residency on the Navajo Nation Reservation during the summer.

Majoring in Educational Studies without Certification

Students who are unable to complete student teaching or students who complete the upper level methods courses but no longer wish to pursue initial licensure must meet with the department chair to discuss appropriate course substitutions for completion of an Educational Studies without Certification major. The substitutions must include three credits at the 300 level chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. Students who do not complete the entire Educational Studies Teacher Certification Program will not be recommended for certification by Knox College.

Requirements for the minor - Educational Policy Studies

5 credits as follows:

  • Foundation courses: Two from: EDUC 201, 202, 203, 204
  • Political Science Foundations: One from PS 101, 135
  • American Public Policy: Two from: PS 234, 241, 305, 307, 311, EDUC 330

Educational Studies Course Descriptions

Educational Studies Catalog Page

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http://www.knox.edu/offices/registrar/catalog/depts-and-courses-of-study/educational-studies/edstudiesmajor

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