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Arts and Education

Program Info


Elementary Education
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Faculty Contact

Photograph of Mihelic, Dr. Gerald (Jerry)
Mihelic, Dr. Gerald (Jerry)
Title: Assistant Professor of Education / Director of Teacher Education / Department Chair of Education
Office: HMH 122B
Phone: 580.349.1438
Email: Email Web Form


Total Hours: 128
  • General Education 39 hours
  • Communications 9
    • *Engl 1113-Freshman English I
    • *Engl 1213-Freshman English II
    • *Comm 1113-Speech Communication
  • Mathematics 3
    • *Math 1513-College Algebra
  • History and Political Science 6
    • *Pols 1013-American Government
  • American History Elective
  • Science 8
  • Choose at least one course from each area:
    • *Biol 1304-Principles of Biology I
    • *Physical Science with a Lab
  • Humanities 6
    • Choose six hours from the following areas: philosophy, humanities, music appreciation, art appreciation, literature, introduction to theater, world history, music history, world religion, others as approved by VPAA.
  • Behavioral Sciences 6
    • *Sociology/Psychology elective
  • Economics elective
  • Student Success 1
    • *Ucss 1111-Student Success Seminar
  • Co-Requisites for Education 5 hours
    • *Educ 2222-Communication Skills for Teachers
    • *Educ 2233-Diversity in Education
  • Elementary Education Major Course work
  • Additional 4x12 Requirements
    • *Engl 3013-English Usage
  • Math Elective
    • *Math 2213-Structural Concepts/Primary
    • *Math 2223-Structural Concepts/Intermediate
  • Geography Elective
  • Science Elective
  • Elementary Education Core 32
    • *Educ 2623-Children’s Literature
    • *Educ 3233-Methods and Materials Reading
    • *Educ 3253-Diagnostics and Prescriptive Teaching of Reading
    • *Educ 3313-Foundations of Reading Instruction (prerequisite for Educ 3233 and/or 3253)
    • *Educ 3333-Methods and Materials Creative Arts
    • *Educ 3563-Practicum I
    • *Hper 4032-Methods and Materials Elementary
  • Physical Education
    • *Educ 4173-Methods and Materials Elementary
  • Math/Science
    • *Educ 4223-Methods and Materials Language Arts
    • *Educ 4273-Practicum II
    • *Educ 4323-Methods and Materials Social Studies
  • Professional Education 31 hours
    • *Educ 2001-Education Seminar
    • *Educ 2113-Introduction to Education
    • *Educ 3213-Human Development Child and Adolescent Psychology
    • *Educ 3223-Education of the Except. Child
    • *Educ 4313-Educational Psychology
    • *Educ 4333-Educational Technology
    • *Educ 4433-Elementary Classroom Management and Assessment
    • **Educ 4450-Student Teaching in Elementary Schools (12)
  • *Restricted Classes-Must be Admitted to Teacher Education prior to Enrolling.
  • **Restricted Classes-Must be admitted to professional semester prior to enrolling.
  • All courses in the Elementary Core and Professional Education must be passed with a grade of “C”or above.