Jun 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Elizabeth Campbell, Chair

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The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers undergraduate degrees in career and technical education, elementary education, and middle grades education. Courses are also offered which lead to K-12 licensure.

Master of Arts degrees are available in the areas of elementary education, educational media, curriculum specialist, and middle grades education (6-9). Courses which lead to graduate licensure in K-12 and secondary education as well as Graduate certificate programs are also available. See the Graduate Bulletin for additional information.

Undergraduate majors in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction must meet all requirements for admission into the Reich College of Education and into Appalachian’s teacher education program.

Career & Technical Education Program (CTE)

The Career and Technical teacher education program is designed to prepare teacher candidates and workforce specialists for a wide range of careers and future educational opportunities in the fields of:

  • Business, Finance and Information Technology Education
  • Business, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship Education
  • Technology, Engineering and Design Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Trade and Industrial Education
  • Workforce Education and Development

Goals and objectives:

  • Students are expected to develop specific content knowledge and skills as preparation for teaching.
  • Students are expected to apply learned subject matter in a classroom setting as a career and technical education teacher.
  • Students are expected to demonstrate competencies in subject matter, knowledge, classroom management, teaching skill, learning psychology, and student evaluation.
  • Students are expected to demonstrate their ability to foster learning development and applications through logical thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving regarding their specific content area problems.
  • Students are expected to demonstrate competencies in work-based learning and workforce education and professional development.

Career and Technical Education Core Requirements (14 hours):

Child Development: Birth Through Kindergarten (B-K Licensure)

The Departments of Family and Child Studies; Curriculum and Instruction; and Reading Education and Special Education cooperate to offer the Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development: Birth Through Kindergarten (510G/13.1209)  [T] leading to teacher licensure. The degree is conferred by the Department of Family and Child Studies.

Elementary Education (Grades K-6 licensure)

Students in the Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education are expected to demonstrate:

  • mastery of basic content in several disciplines, including communication skills, mathematics, the sciences, the social sciences, health education, and the arts
  • knowledge of the principles of curriculum and learning theories and understanding of their relationship to instructional programs for children
  • successful teaching in a variety of learning environments and in the various subject matter areas included in their preparation program
  • effective instructional practices, including planning, implementing, evaluating, and reflecting
  • knowledge of contemporary issues and trends in education within a historical, philosophical, and sociological framework
  • an understanding of human growth and development with emphasis on the elementary years
  • competence with technology as required for licensure

Middle Grades Education (Grades 6-9 licensure)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies seeks to prepare middle grades teachers who:

  • are knowledgeable about the developmental stage of early adolescence and aware of the educational implications of that knowledge
  • have in-depth knowledge in at least two subject matter areas
  • have specialized skills and knowledge regarding appropriate teaching strategies for middle grades students
  • have a clear, working knowledge of the concept of developmentally responsive models of middle level schooling

Secondary Education (Grades 9-12 licensure)

Special Areas (Grades K-12 licensure)

The professional education requirements for licensure in secondary education are as follows:

A student preparing to teach a special area (grades K-12 in art, health and physical education, French, Spanish, theatre, or music) must complete CI 2300 +#, FDN 2400 +#, PSY 3010 +, SPE 3300 +*, CI 3400 +*; reading+* and methods+* course or courses as required in the major; and EDU 4900 *. (Secondary Education and special area majors should refer to the Reich College of Education section of this catalog for additional information and requirements.)


    Bachelor of ScienceMinor


      Curriculum and InstructionCareer and Technical Education

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