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Education Studies (BEd)


2022-2023 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2022 through 31 May 2023

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

This program is offered by the School of Education/Department of Teacher Education and is available online via asynchronous modality, at the St. Louis home campus, and at select International Campuses.  Please see the Locations Offering Undergraduate Programs section of this catalog for a list of campuses where this program is offered. 

Program Description

The bachelor of education studies degree focuses on instruction across a broad range of learning contexts.  The influence of philosophy, sociology, and psychology are examined to understand their impact on instructional design, learning theory, culture, and inclusivity on the learner.  This degree highlights the importance of global engagement, science, and technology as well as the local community in the design as well as the implementation of curriculum, learning, and instructional interventions.  The degree is designed for the student who is interested in learning and instruction in formal and informal settings. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of major philosophical and sociological perspectives concerning schooling and education.
  • Understand and apply principles of developmental psychology to support learners in formal and informal educational settings..
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the role of culture and diversity in designing and implementing learning solutions in global and local education.
  • Understand and apply communication skills, message design application and information and communications technology tools in order to sustain relationships and effective stakeholder communication.
  • Apply professional learning and collaboration to achieve personal and professional development in the areas of instruction, curriculum design, and learning facilitation.
  • Design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability.
  • Collaborate with both colleagues and students to improve practice, discover and share resources and ideas, and solve instructional problems.

Degree Requirements

For information on the general requirements for a degree, see Baccalaureate Degree Requirements under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

  • 18 required credit hours
  • Required emphasis curriculum
  • Applicable University Global Citizenship Program hours
  • Electives

Required Courses

  • EDUC 2050 Introduction to Global Education (3 hours)
  • EDUC 2900 Education of Students with Exceptionalities (3 hours)
  • EDUC 3100 Learning, Teaching and Assessment (3 hours)
  • EDUC 2800 Foundations of Education (3 hours)
  • EDUC 3650 Instructional Design (3 hours)
  • PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)

Emphasis in Global Education

This emphasis is available online and at the St. Louis home campus. 

The emphasis in informal education provides students with the awareness and skills to work in informal learning environments as well as non-school environments like museums and learning centers.  The program prioritizes global engagement, instructional design and participatory learning for audiences. 

Emphasis-Specific Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Understand the role of Global Citizenship Education in crafting solutions for social and educational problems. 
  2. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and habits of mind of an adult educator, instructional designer and learning facilitator.  
  3. Demonstrate an ability to plan design and implement instruction for adult learners.
  4. Recognize and discuss key themes of global education and informal education.
  5. Apply instructional and learning design skills to support adult learners in professional development and lifelong learning.
  6. Apply career learning and leadership approaches to personal learning.
  7. Understand and use research to evaluate educational practices.
  8. Explore options for applying their educational knowledge and skills in professional/occupational pursuits.

Required Emphasis Curriculum (18 hours):

  • EDUC 3190 Young Adult Literature (3 hours)
  • EDUC 3300 Topics in Education (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4250 Economics and Geography for Global Sustainability (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4435 Inclusive Practices and Methods for Teaching English Learners (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4620 Educational Internship (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4650 Educational Research Senior Overview (3 hours)

Emphasis in Preschool Education

This emphasis is only available at select campuses in Uzbekistan.  Required courses in this emphasis area meet all GCP requirements.

The emphasis in preschool education provides students with the technology enabled pedagogical skill and content knowledge required to teach early learners in the early childhood setting.

Emphasis-Specific Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a professional educator based on internationally recognized core professional teaching standard frameworks.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to develop early learners for college and career success based on international early education teaching standards.
  3. Apply professional teaching standards for professional development, self-reflection and lifelong learning.
  4. Apply skills and attitudes as required of the professional educator for classroom instruction, learner assessment, and relationship building for supporting students' learning needs.

Required Emphasis Curriculum (88 hours)

  • EDUC 2000 Beginning Practicum in Education (1 hour)
  • EDUC 2110 Communication in Education (3 hours)
  • EDUC 2140 Writing for Teachers (3 hours)
  • EDUC 2850 Foundations of Early Childhood Education (3 hours)
  • EDUC 3125 Classroom Technology Applications (3 hours)
  • EDUC 3375 Behavior Management (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4020 Health, Nutrition and Safety (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4180 Elementary Arts and Humanities Methods (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4190 Elementary STEM Methods (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4250 Economics and Geography for Global Sustainability (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4435 Inclusive Practices and Methods for Teaching English Learners (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4730 Language Development (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4830 Early Childhood Curriculum (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4831 Preprimary Practicum (1 hour)
  • EDUC 4832 Intermediate Practicum (1 hour)
  • EDUC 4880 Family and Community Resources (3 hours)
  • ANSO 2060 Culture and Communications (3 hours)
  • EDEX 1500 Webster 101 (1 hour)
  • ESLG 4250 Academic Research and Writing (3 hours)
  • GLBC 1200 First Year Seminar (3 hours)
  • HIST 2030 Topics in Asian History: Uzbekistan (3 hours)
  • KEYS 4007 School on Shoestring (3 hours)
  • MUSC 1050 Introduction to Music Appreciation (3 hours)
  • PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics (3 hours)
  • SCIN 1400 Physics for Poets (3 hours)
  • SCIN 1401 Physics for Poets Lab (1 hour) 
  • STAT 1100 Descriptive Statistics (3 hours) 
  • EDUC 3099 Practicum Seminar (1 hour)
  • EDUC 3000 Practicum Elementary (2 hours)
  • EDUC 4000 Apprentice Teaching Seminar (1 hour) with one of the following:
    • EDUC 4950 Apprentice Teaching: Elementary Primary (Grades 1-3) (10 hours) or
    • EDUC 4960 Apprentice Teaching: Elementary Intermediate (Grades 4-6) (10 hours) 

Emphasis in Primary Education

This emphasis is only available at select campuses in Uzbekistan.  Required courses in this emphasis area meet all GCP requirements. 

The emphasis in elementary education provides students with the technology enabled pedagogical skill and content knowledge required to teach primary school children. 

Emphasis-Specific Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions of a professional educator based on internationally recognized core professional teaching standard frameworks.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to develop intermediate learners for college and career success based on international teaching standards.
  3. Apply professional teaching standards for professional development, self-reflection and lifelong learning.
  4. Apply skills and attitudes as required of the professional educator for classroom instruction, learner assessment, and relationship building for supporting students' learning needs.

Required Emphasis Curriculum (86 hours)

  • EDUC 2000 Beginning Practicum in Education (1 hour)
  • EDUC 2110 Communication in Education (3 hours)
  • EDUC 2140 Writing for Teachers (3 hours)
  • EDUC 3125 Technology in the Classroom (3 hours)
  • EDUC 3375 Behavior Management (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4180 Elementary Arts and Humanities Methods (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4190 Elementary STEM Methods (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4220 Differentiated Mathematics Instruction (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4250 Economics and Geography for Global Sustainability (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4270 Methods of Teaching Elementary Reading (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4280 ELEM/SPED Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Area (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4290 ELEM/SPED Differentiated Reading Assessment and Intervention (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4435 Inclusive Practices and Methods for Teaching English Learners (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4730 Language Development (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4880 Family and Community Resources (3 hours)
  • EDEX 1500 Webster 101 (1 hour)
  • ESLG 4250 Academic Research and Writing (3 hours)
  • GLBC 1200 First Year Seminar (3 hours)
  • HIST 2030 Topics in Asian History: Uzbekistan (3 hours)
  • KEYS 4007 School on Shoestring (3 hours)
  • MUSC 1050 Introduction to Music Appreciation (3 hours)
  • PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics (3 hours)
  • SCIN 1400 Physics for Poets (3 hours)
  • SCIN 1401 Physics for Poets Lab (1 hour)
  • STAT 1100 Descriptive Statistics (3 hours)
  • EDUC 3099 Practicum Seminar (1 hour)
  • EDUC 3000 Practicum Elementary  (2 hours)
  • EDUC 4000 Apprentice Teaching Seminar (1 hour) with one of the following:
    • EDUC 4950 Apprentice Teaching: Elementary Primary (Grades 1-3) (10 hours) or
    • EDUC 4960 Apprentice Teaching: Elementary Intermediate (Grades 4-6) (10 hours) 

Emphasis in English Education

This emphasis is only available at select campuses in Uzbekistan. Required courses in this emphasis area meet all GCP requirements.

The emphasis in Secondary education provides students with the technology enabled pedagogical skill and content knowledge required to teach English at the Secondary level.  

Emphasis-Specific Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions of a professional educator based on internationally recognized core professional teaching standard frameworks.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to develop English Language Learners for college and career success based on international teaching standards.
  3. Apply English and Language Arts professional teaching standards for professional development, self-reflection and lifelong learning.
  4. Apply skills and attitudes as required of the English Teacher for classroom instruction, learner assessment, and relationship building for supporting students' learning needs.

Required Emphasis Curriculum (88 hours)

  • EDUC 2000 Beginning Practicum in Education (1 hour)
  • EDUC 2110 Communication in Education (3 hours)
  • EDUC 2140 Writing for Teachers (3 hours)
  • EDUC 3125 Technology in the Classroom (3 hours)
  • EDUC 3375 Behavior Management (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4350 Arts and Humanities Methods (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4130 Writing Instruction (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4250 Economics and Geography for Global Sustainability (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4380 Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4390 Differentiated Reading Assessment and Intervention (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4435 Inclusive Practices and Methods for Teaching English Learners (3 hours)
  • EDUC 4880 Family and Community Resources (3 hours)
  • ENGL 1030 Introduction to Literature (3 hours)
  • ENGL 1100 Comparative European Literature (3 hours)
  • ENGL 2500 Global Dramatic Literature (3 hours) 
  • ENGL 2600 Introduction to Linguistics (3 hours)
  • ENGL 4190 The Story of English (3 hours)
  • EDEX 1500 Webster 101 (1 hour)
  • ESLG 4250 Academic Research and Writing (3 hours)
  • GLBC 1200 First Year Seminar (3 hours)
  • HIST 2030 Topics in Asian History: Uzbekistan (3 hours)
  • KEYS 4007 School on Shoestring (3 hours)
  • MUSC 1050 Introduction to Music Appreciation (3 hours) 
  • PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics (3 hours)
  • SCIN 1400 Physics for Poets (3 hours)
  • SCIN 1401 Physics for Poets Lab (1 hour) 
  • STAT 1100 Descriptive Statistics (3 hours)
  • EDUC 3099 Practicum Seminar (1 hour)
  • EDUC 3005 Practicum Secondary English (2 hours)
  • EDUC 4000 Apprentice Teaching Seminar (! hour)
  • EDUC 4970 Apprentice Teaching Secondary English (10 hours)

Special Requirements

Courses completed with a grade below C- do not count toward fulfilling the specific course requirements of the major.  The pass/fail option is not available for courses that students wish to apply toward their major or toward their Global Citizenship Program requirements.  A GPA of 3.0 is required for courses in the major and an overall GPA of 2.5 is required.