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"Freed has allowed me to pursue both of my interests in life all in one place. Not many college students get the opportunity to oversee a mission trip to South America with their professors and be published for undergraduate research all in the same year."
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FHU / Dickson at the Renaissance Center offers programs for students who desire to complete a bachelor’s degree and who have completed an associate’s degree or who have completed 60 or more credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university. For students just beginning their college coursework, Nashville State Community College offers classes at the Renaissance Center that lead to the completion of an associate’s degree.
The B.S. Major in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Elementary Education (K-5) program is a professional preparation program that gives you an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, and creative development of children in addition to the content knowledge and pedagogical skills required of teachers in today's classrooms.
Since 1870, Freed-Hardeman University has had a rich history of preparing quality teachers for the classroom. This success is documented by the fact that the Department of Education has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1981 and all programs are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education. Our faculty members have served in a variety of PK-12 settings and are prepared to work with you to help you reach your full potential as a classroom educator.
Alesha Northcutt, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
The Renaissance Center Rm 227e
These 4 Year Plans assume two years obtaining an A.A./A.S./A.S.T. (or transfer with B.S.), and then outline the completion of your bachelor's degree at FHU / Dickson in two years.
Course of Study for B.S. Major in Interdisciplinary Studies
WITH A CONCENTRATION IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (K-5)
The Elementary Education (K-5) program is a professional preparation program that gives you an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, and creative development of children in addition to the content knowledge and pedagogical skills required of teachers in today's classrooms. Students entering this program must complete the special application, meet the University requirements, and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Students who acquire licensure in elementary education will be certified to teach kindergarten through fifth grade.
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Degree/Graduation
I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements
Listed in the catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Display
Limit III. A. Behavioral Sciences to SOC 241 General Sociology
Limit III. B. BIO: 100, 105, 110, 111, 112, or 211
Limit III. C. 1. History to HIS 221 American History I or
HIS 222 American History II
Limit III. C. 2. Critical and Creative Works to Literature
(ENG: 225, 226, 235, 236, 245, or 246)
Limit III. C. 3. Humanities Capstone to HUM495 Values in Human Thought
II. Major Requirements:
42 - 43 hours
Choose one (1) of the following Fine Arts Course:
Art Appreciation OR
Introduction to Creativity (W) OR
Music Appreciation OR
The Development of American Music OR
Introduction to Theatre OR
Choose one (1) of the following options:
Physical Science I OR
Physical Science II
General Chemistry I WITH
General Chemistry I Lab
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Child Development and Lab
The Real Number System
Educational Psychology (W)
Diversity in America (W)
Humanities Electives (upper division)
Math & Natural Science Electives
III.Professional Core for Elementary Education (K-5):
Introduction to Education (W)
Special Education Foundations (W)
Professional Reflective Seminar I
Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program to take the following:
Literacy I: Emergent Literacy Methods Across Content Areas
Literacy II: Literature and Literacy (W)
Technology in the Classroom
Tests and Measurements
Teaching Mathematics: Methods, Strategies, and Techniques
Professional Reflective Seminar II
Literacy IV: Teaching Methods Across Content Areas
Literacy III: Teaching Literacy
Must be admitted to Student Teaching to take the following:
Student Teaching, Elementary
Professional Reflective Seminar III
IV.Additional Required Courses for Elementary Licensure:
First Aid and CPR OR
Red Cross Training
*These courses must be taken the semester prior to Student Teaching.
**The Liberal Arts Core Requirements are met for students with Associate of Arts or Science (A.A. or A.S.) degrees. Specific courses noted must be completed as part of the A.A. or A.S. degree. Seven hours of Bible from FHU are required.
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