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  • Bachelor of Science in Education Degree

    Students are to complete the degree requirements in the catalog in effect at the time they enroll at Ohio Dominican University unless they change their academic major. When students change their major, they must complete the degree requirements in the catalog in effect at the time of the major change. 

    1. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework and other required activities.
    2. Attainment of an overall GPA of 2.500.
    3. Attainment of a GPA of 2.500 in major and 2.000 in minor program requirements. 
    4. Completion of an Application for Graduation according to date published in the Academic Calendar. Application forms are available through ODU Online.
    5. Payment of all tuition, graduation fee, library fines, residence hall fines, and other financial obligations.
    6. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits of which at least 32 of the last 60 must be taken at Ohio Dominican University.
    7. Completion of at least 12 credits in the major and minor (if applicable) at Ohio Dominican University.
    8. Completion of the Core Curriculum Fundamentals, Core Seminars, Disciplinary Studies Requirements, and specific requirements of the major program.
    9. No more than eight semester credits of English as a Second Language may be counted toward graduation requirements under any of the bachelor degree programs.
    10. No more than four physical education activity credits (PEH 100) may be counted toward graduation requirements under any of the bachelor degree programs.

    Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education Degree (B.S.E.):

    Course and Disciplines Credits
       
    CORE CURRICULUM FUNDAMENTALS   
    ENG 110 - College Writing I 3
    ENG 111 - College Writing II 3
    MTH 150 - Principles of Math & Technology for Early Childhood Teachers and Intervention Specialists OR
    MTH 152 - Principles of Math & Technology for Middle Childhood Teachers
    3
       
    CORE SEMINARS   
    Freshman Seminar - CORE: What is Human Natures?  3
    Sophomore Seminar - CORE: What is the Common Good?   (3)
    Junior Seminar - CORE: What is Justice?  (3)
    Senior Seminar - CORE: What Truths have we Learned?   (3)
    Either or both of the Sophomore or Junior Seminars may satisfy area studies and/or major requirements. The Sophomore and Juniors Seminars must be selected from different academic disciplines. The Senior Seminar is the capstone course for the major. Transfer students, readmitted students, and students changing major programs will enter the series of seminars at the appropriate tier based on the number of credits transferred or completed:

    Number of Transfer Credits Seminar Entry Point
    17 or less Freshman
    18-49 Sophmore
    50 or more Junior

    Please refer to Core Seminars for more information.
     
       
    DISCIPLINARY STUDIES REQUIREMENTS   
    Philosophy and Theology
    Six semester credits in philosophy and six semester credits in theology with at least one course in each area at the 200 level or higher. PHL 101 does not fulfill any part of the philosophy requirement in the core curriculum.
    12
    Arts 
    Language Studies - EDU 211 Teaching Phonics/Structure of Language (3)

    Arts and Ideas - (9 semester credits) 

        Early Childhood & Intervention Specialists Programs: 
            ART 237 - Art for Teachers (3)
            HST 201 or 202 - American History I or II (3)
            EDU 120 -Tchng Rdg Lit for Children/Young Adults (3)     
        Middle Childhood Program:
            Any Art, Music, or Theatre (3)
            HST 201 or 202 - American History I or II (3)
            EDU 120 - Tchng Rdg Lit for Children/Young Adults (3)  
    12
    Natural Sciences   3

    Social and Behavioral Science   
        Early Childhood Education:

            GEO 125 World Geography (3)

            EDU 215 Diversity and the Learner (3)
        Middle Childhood Education:

            GEO 125 World Geography (3)

            EDU 230 Intro to Special Education and Diverse Learners (3)

        Intervention Specialist Education:

            PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

            EDU 230 Intro to Special Education and Diverse Learners (3) 

    6
       
    *Within the core curriculum, three semester hours must address diversity, global or multicultural issues.  (3)
       
    Minimum major specific requirements
    See your program of interest for specific requirements