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    East Tennessee State University
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies in Education - Elementary Education


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Clemmer College of Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Interdisciplinary Studies in Education Program Information


Box 70684
Phone: (423) 439-7595

Chair: Dr. Rhona Hurwitz
Phone: (423) 439-7595
email: hurwitz@etsu.edu

Program Coordinator: Dr. Ryan Nivens
Phone: (423) 439-7529
email: nivens@etsu.edu

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers approved teacher education programs that lead to a Bachelor of Science degree and licensure in the state of Tennessee. An undergraduate major is offered in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education (elementary education K-6), and we offer the courses required for licensure in fields of secondary education and K-12 teacher education at the undergraduate level.

Due to licensure requirements, specific general education core courses are mandated for all students who wish to complete the Interdisciplinary Studies in Education program.

General Program Information


To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements established by ETSU, by the East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees, by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels outlined in the following list:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements


Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120


General Education Requirements: 41 - 42 Credit Hours


Listed below are the categories and courses specified under East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, only those courses are listed under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.
 

Communication


9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.

Written Composition


Complete both of the following: 

Oral Communication


Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts


9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.

Fine Arts


Choose one of the following:

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Choose one course from:

History


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

Natural Sciences


8 - 12 credits, consisting of the following.

Mathematics


3 - 4 credits, consisting of one of the following:

  • MATH 1530 - Probability and Statistics – Noncalculus (3 credits)
  • MATH 1840 - Analytic Geometry and Differential Calculus (3 credits)
  • MATH 1910 - Calculus I (4 credits)
  • Note:

    Students will enroll in the appropriate general education math course during their first calendar year of enrollment at ETSU. Students required to complete learning support in mathematics must enroll in a learning support-designated section (L01-L99) of MATH 1530 during their first 15 hours at ETSU (not including summer) unless they are also required to complete learning support in reading or writing. Students needing learning support in reading or writing in addition to learning support in math should enroll in MATH 1530-Lxx immediately upon completing their other learning support requirements. Additional information may be found on the University Advisement Center website www.etsu.edu/uac/learningsupport/

Interdisciplinary Studies in Education (ISED/Elementary Education)


Interdisciplinary Studies in Ed. Major: 34 Credit Hours


Science (in addition to General Education Science):


Residency II: 12 credit hours


Additional Information


Please read carefully the following information:

Interdisciplinary Studies in Education majors are required to complete the Initial Level Portfolio for presentation to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction Teacher Admission Board, an Evaluative Level Portfolio presentation, and the Student Teaching Portfolio for presentation to a panel of peers and faculty. Those students pursuing the K-12 or 7-12 minor in education are also required to complete the initial level portfolio and present it to the department’s Teacher Admission Board.

Click here to view the Interdisciplinary Studies in Education - Elementary Education Suggested Course Sequence 

Retention Criteria


  1. Review of students’ grades and personal/professional functioning will be undertaken. Coursework, field work, dispositions for teaching, and any other pertinent factors will be considered by the faculty of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Recommendations will be made for continuance in the program, continuance with specified remediations, or discontinuance.
  2. During the semester prior to student teaching, each student will be evaluated. Factors to be considered will be coursework, field experiences, ethical behavior, and personal/professional concerns. The review will culminate in either approval for entry into student teaching or disapproval. A disapproval will result in a conference with the student and a description of necessary remedial steps. All remedial conditions must be removed prior to student teaching.

Minor: no minor required


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