Western Oregon University

Elementary/Middle Education 2013-2014

Elementary/Middle School Authorizations - Grade 3 through Grade 10

Degree
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

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General Education

Course Equivalency website

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits

Humanities/Language Arts:

Choose 1: COM 112, COM 324, COM 342, PHL 433, WR 321, WR 322, WR 323

Choose 1: ENG 104, 105, or 106

Choose 1:

COMM 214 Interpersonal Communication or

WR 227 Technical and Professional Writing

Choose 1: ENG 104, 105, or 106 Intro. to Literature

 

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Mathematics:

MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elem. Math

Choose 1: MTH 111 College Algebra or MTH 392 College Algebra for Elementary

MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elementary Math

MTH 111 College Algebra or take MTH 392 at WOU

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Science:

BI 101 General Biology

ES 104 Earth System Science

ES 106 Earth System Science

Choose 1: BI 102 General Biology or ES 105 Earth System Science (Science Focus students must take both)

BI 103 General Biology

GS 106 Physical Science: Geology

GS 108 or 109 Physical Science: Oceanography or Meteorology

BI 101 General Biology or take ES 105 at WOU

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Social Science:

Choose 2: HST 201, 202, 203 History of the U.S.

Choose 1: GEOG 105, 106, 107 Physical, Economic, or Cultural Geography

Choose 1: PS 201, 202 American Nat. Government or State & Local Government

Choose 1: ECON 201, 202 Micro or Macroeconomics

Choose 2: HST 201, 202, 203 History of the U.S.

Choose 1: GEO 105, 106, 107 Human Geography, Geo. of Developed World, Geo. of Developing World

Choose 1: PS 201, 203 U.S. Government: Foundations & Principles or State & Local Government

Choose 1: EC 201, 202 Micro or Macroeconomics

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Focus Options: Choose one of the following:

Spanish, Language Arts, Science, Mathematics, Cultural Geography, Regional Geography, United States History, European History, Latin American History, Asian History, Basic Political Science, or American Government

Most Focus Option courses are upper-division level and need to be taken at WOU. The only exception is Language Arts that has 2 courses that can be completed at PCC.

Language Arts: Choose 2 – ENG 205, 206, 253, 254

Basic Political Science: PS 201 and PS 203

American Government: PS 201

 

 

 

 

varies

Students choose Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science:

Bachelor of Arts:

CS 101 or above

Foreign Language

 

Bachelor of Science:

CS 121 or above

Students choose Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science:

Bachelor of Arts:

BA 131, CAS 133, 200-level or higher (min 3 credits), CIS 120 or higher, CS 160 or higher

Complete 2nd year, 3rd term of a foreign language

Bachelor of Science:

BA 131, CAS 133, CAS 133, 200-level or higher (min 3 credits), CS 160 or higher
will vary

LACC –general education recommendations for elementary/middle authorization

WOU courses

PCC courses

Qtr. Credits

Writing:

WR 135 College Writing II (need grade of C- or better)

WR 121 & 122 English Composition

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Communication Studies:

COM 111 Principles of Public Speaking

COMM 111 Public Speaking

4

Health & Physical Education:

PE 131 Individual Health & Fitness

PE Activity courses to equal 2 credits

HE 295 & PE 295 Health & Fitness for Life

2 PE courses

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2

Creative Arts: Complete 1 course from at least 3 areas:

Art

Music

Dance

Theatre Arts

ART, MUS, D, TA

If you want to take upper-division dance, a lower-division course is required

9

Philosophy/Religion

Any PHL course, R 210

4

Literature/Modern Language:

Included in Teaching Major
Included in Teaching Major -
Laboratory Science:  Included in Teaching Major Included in Teaching Major -
Social Science Sequence: Included in Teaching Major Included in Teaching Major -

 

 

 

Students who are pursuing the Elementary/Middle school option need to choose a focus of Language Arts, Social Science, Math, or Science. It is highly recommended that students contact a Western Oregon Education advisor as soon as possible.

Contact the WOU Central Advising Office, Education Advisor, 503-838-8428 or toll free 877-877-1593.

Additional Requirements

Applicants who plan to start WOU’s Education Professional Core by the end of their junior year will be required to have taken two exams: NES-Essential Academic Skills or PPST/Praxis I, the test should be taken in your Freshman/Early Sophomore year, and the NES-Elementary Education Subtest 2 and the ORLEA-NES Middle Grades Content test should be taken after completion of LACC General Education requirements.  For information on the NES test go to www.orela.nesinc.com.

While a 2.75 minimum GPA is required for entrance to the Education Professional Core, students are encouraged to strive for a higher GPA to be competitive. Not all applicants are admitted.

For admissions to the education programs there are special requirements which must be met. Contact the College of Education division representatives for more information.

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 time lines.

Last updated: March 2014