Western Oregon University

Early Childhood/Elementary Education 2013-2014

Early Childhood/Elementary Authorization - Age 3 through Grade 8

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

 

4

 

4

Mathematics:

MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elem. Math

MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elementary Math

12

Science:

BI 101 General Biology

Choose 2: ES 104, 105, or 106 Earth Systems Science

BI 103 General Biology

Choose 2: GS 106, 108, or 109 Physical Science

4

8

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 106, 107 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

8

 

4

 

4

 

4

Electives: Foreign Language, ESOL, or other credits approved by a WOU Education Advisor Electives: Foreign Language, ESOL, or other credits approved by a WOU Education Advisor 6-8

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 early childhood/elementary authorization

WOU courses

PCC courses

Qtr. Credits

Writing:

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

WR 121 & 122 English Composition

8

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

3

2

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

Art 115 or 130 prerequisite for Teaching Major

Music

Dance

Theatre Arts

ART 115 Basic Design or 131 Drawing

Choose additional courses from MUS, D, TA

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

3

Min. of 6 credits

Philosophy/Religion

Any PHL or 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 -

 

 

Notes

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 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 timelines.

Last updated: March 2014