Oregon State University

Early Childhood/Elem. Education- Double Degree 2010-2013

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Education
and Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in a major of your choice

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General Education

When you complete the double degree program, you will receive two Bachelor degrees; one in the major of your choice and the other in Elementary Education.

In addition to completing the requirements for the major of your choice, you will also need to complete the following Lower Division Department Requirements for the Elementary Education major. A 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for all course work used to fulfill content mastery requirements.

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits

English Language Arts: Know the important themes, ideas, concepts, and strategies central to learning how to read- 3 cr., write- 9 cr., speak, view, and listen- 3 cr.

Any ENG course, WR 121 & 122 English Composition, & any SP/COMM course* 16
Social Studies: Know the major issues, concepts, themes, and ideas in social studies. They draw on a solid foundation in social studies. history-3 cr., civics, economics, and geography- 3 cr., HDFS- 3cr.

Choose 1: HST 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, or 202

Choose 1: GEO 105, 106 or other GEO or EC course

And ECE 226

*GEO 105 meets OSU’s cultural diversity requirement

Mathematics: Know the major concepts, procedures, processes, and ideas of mathematics that define number systems and number sense, computation, geometry, algebra, measurement, and statistics and probability- 9 cr.

MTH 211, 212, & 213 Foundations of Elementary Education

Science: Draw on own knowledge of fundamental ideas and concepts in earth and space science, life science, and physical science and their relationship to one another and or other disciplines-12 cr.

Biological Science: Choose 1- BI 101, 101B, 102, 103, 141, 142, 143, 211, 212, 213, 234

Physical Science: Choose 1- CH 100, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 221, 222, 223, ESR 171, 172, 173, G 201, 202, 203, 209, GEO 209, GS 106, 107, 108, PHY 101, 121, 122, 123, 201, 202, 203, 211, 212, 213

Choose 1 additional course from either Biological or Physical Science

The Arts: Understand the intrinsic value of the arts and their usefulness in providing insight into other disciplines- 3 cr.

Any ART, MUS, or TA course

Health: Understand the foundations of good health, including the structure and function of the body and its systems and the importance of physical fitness and sound nutrition- 3 cr.

Choose from: HPE 295 or FN 225*

Technology: Understand and can use current technology, including computers and calculators. BA 131, 205 or CAS 133 4

*Students who are interested in teaching the lower grades (K-3) often major in Human Development & Family Sciences with an option in Early Childhood Development & Education. If you are interested in this major, it is recommended that you complete WR 121 & 227 along with SP 214. It is also recommended that you complete both HPE 295 and FN 225.

If you have questions about course work or the Early Childhood or Elementary endorsements, please contact the Double Degree Early Childhood/Elementary Liaison: Liz White 541-737-8583 or liz.white@oregonstate.edu for further information.

With an Education Double Degree, you will be authorized to teach at one of the following levels: Early Childhood/Elementary (age 3-grade 4); Elementary (grades 3-8); Middle Level (grades 5-10; or High School (grades 7-12).

Students are required to take the CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test) and pass it prior to being admitted to the provisional level of the program. Prior to student teaching you must complete and pass the appropriate NES test. For more information on the tests you can go to their websites at www.cbest.nesinc.com and http://www.nestest.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_Tests.html 

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: July 2012