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Bachelor of Science in Education

Do you have passion for a subject? Would you like to facilitate learning that enables all students to learn about your favorite subject? Have you considered a career as a professional educator? Teaching in America’s schools requires a state-issued license. The Salem International University School of Education currently offers programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Science in Education that prepares you for one of three teaching licensure specializations:

  • Health Education – Pre-K to Adult
  • Physical Education  – Pre-K to Adult (A NASPE Nationally Recognized Program)
  • Secondary Social Studies Education – Grades 5 to Adult

Each specialization program is approved by the West Virginia Department of Education.  Physical Education also is nationally recognized by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). In general, West Virginia teaching licenses can be transferred to other states.

The SIU Teacher Education Program consists of both content (health, physical education, or social studies) and professional education coursework. Teacher education candidates participate in not only university classes, but also spend significant time working with PK-12 students in various school settings. Teacher education candidates develop and maintain a portfolio throughout the program that demonstrates their growth as a professional educator and showcases their best work!

All students in the BSED program must complete the following general education courses:

  • Student Success & Orientation
  • Written English
  • Written English 2
  • Technical Writing
  • Principles of Human Communication
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • U.S. History
  • U.S. History 2
  • College Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Core Concepts of Personal Health
  • Basic Principles of Biology

Professional Educator Core

All students in the BSED program must take the following courses that comprise the Professional Educator Core:

  • Foundations of Education
  • Human Development
  • Educational Psychology
  • The Electronic Classroom
  • Areas of Exceptionality in Special Education
  • Inclusive Curriculum, Materials & Methods
  • Reading Across the Content Areas
  • Materials & Methods of Teaching
  • Educational Assessment Strategies
  • Classroom Environment & Management
  • Student Teaching 1
  • Student Teaching 2
  • Student Teaching 3

Social Studies Education

In addition to the general education and Professional Educator Core courses, students in the BSED in Social Studies Education must successfully complete the following courses:

  • Consumer Health
  • Substance Use & Abuse
  • World Civilizations
  • World Civilizations 2
  • World Geography
  • Physical Geography
  • West Virginia History, Geography & Government
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Materials & Methods of Teaching Social Studies
  • Society and the Individual
  • Foundations of Intercultural Understanding
  • American Government & Society

Health Education

In addition to the general education and Professional Educator Core courses, students in the BSED in Health Education must successfully complete the following courses:

  • Kinesiology & Biomechanics
  • Physiology of Exercise & Performance Assessment
  • Multicultural Literature
  • Consumer Health
  • Categorical School Health Topics
  • Admin of School Health Programs
  • Substance Use & Abuse
  • Materials & Methods of Teaching Health
  • World Civilizations
  • World Civilizations 2
  • World Geography
  • Society and the Individual

Physical Education

In addition to the general education and Professional Educator Core courses, students in the BSED in Physical Education must successfully complete the following courses:

  • Basic Principles of Biology
  • Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • Anatomy & Physiology 2
  • Core Concepts of Personal Health
  • Individual Sports
  • Team Sports
  • Foundations of Physical Education & Sport
  • Gymnastics, Aerobics, Rhythm & Dance
  • Adapted Physical Education & Fitness
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics
  • Materials & Methods of Teaching Physical Education
  • Physiology of Exercise & Performance Assessment
  • Organization & Administration of Physical Education& Sports
  • Swimming/Water Safety Instruction

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