QUEST (BS/MAT) TEACHER PREPARATION - B.S. in Science (Elementary Edu. Conc.)

 

 SCIENCE CORE REQUIREMENTS

24  (Credits)
BIOL1251General Biology I3
BIOL1252General Biology II3
BIOL1253General Biology I Lab 1
BIOL1254General Biology I Lab 1
CHEM1201General Chemistry I3
CHEM1203General Chemistry Lab I1
CHEM1202General Chemistry II3
CHEM1204General Chemistry Lab II1
PHYS2201Physics Laboratory I1
PHYS2202Physics Laboratory II1
PHYS2203University Physics I3
PHYS2204University Physics II3
 

SCIENCE CONCENTRATION

16 (Credits)
 

SCIENCE ELECTIVES

12  (Credits)
 

MATH/COMP SCIENCE REQ

18  (Credits)
CSCI1105Survey: Comp & Software3
MATH1107Pre-calculus4
MATH1201Calculus I4
MATH2202Calculus II4
MATH____Math Elect: _______________________3
 

LIBERAL ART/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL
SCIENCE
REQUIREMENTS

24  (Credits)
BIOL4405Ethics in Science3
ENWR1101Academic Writing3
ENWR1102Academic Research & Writing3
SPCH1105Public Speaking3
HIST1103U.S. History I3
HIST1104U.S. History II3
PSYC1101General Psychology3
PSYC2204

Child Development

3
 

UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

13 (Credits)
FRSH1000 Freshman Seminar
1
CORE1001Perspectives on the Individual
3
CORE2002The American Experience
3
CORE2003Cross-cultural Perspectives
3
CORE3004Global Issues
3
 

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION COURSES

    30 (Credits)

 

Year 1

 
EDUC1108Seminar in Professional Practice I3
EDUC2401Field Experience I1 (DL)
 

Year 2

 
EDUC2209Seminar in Professional Practice II

3

EDUC2402Field Experience II1 (DL)
EDUC3309Seminar in Professional Practice III3
 

Year 3

 
EDUC3403Field Experience III2 (DL)
EDUC6618*Language Dev & Literacy I3
EDUC6619*Language Dev & Literacy II3
EDUC6893*Evaluation and Measurement in Education3
 

Year 4

 
EDUC3404Field Experience IV2 (DL)
EDUC6820*Problem-Based Strats in Elem Edu3
EDUC7763*Human Relations and Conflict Resolution 3

 

* Graduate Education Courses

  • SCIENCE CONCENTRATIONS:

    • BIOLOGY (22 credits):

                                    RECOMMENDED COURSES (8 credits):

BIOL2210 & BIOL2211Genetics & Lab4
BIOL2250 & BIOL2150Ecology and Field Biology & Lab4

                                    RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES (14 credits):

BIOL1103 & BIOL1113Human Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab4
BIOL1104 & BIOL1114Human Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab4
BIOL2225 & BIOL2226General Microbiology & Lab 2
BIOL6900 & BIOL6901Biology Seminar I, II 2

    • CHEMISTRY (22 credits):

                                    RECOMMENDED COURSES (13 credits):

CHEM2261 & CHEM2262Organic Chemistry I, II  6
CHEM2263 & CHEM2264Organic Chemistry Laboratory I, II 4
CHEM3281 Biochemistry I3

                                    ELECTIVE CHEMISTRY COURSES (9 credits)  

    • PHYSICAL SCIENCE (29 credits) by advisement :

                                    CHEMISTRY ELECTIVES (22 credits)

                                     PHYSICS ELECTIVES (7 credits) 

  • SCIENCE ELECTIVES: An additional 6 credits of upper division courses in any Science.

  • MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE: Either MATH1109: Geometry Fundamentals or MATH2237: Applied Statistics

  • DISTANCE LEARNING REQUIREMENTS:  All University students are required to complete one (1) on-line distance learning course during each academic level (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year) of matriculation.

  • A minimum of 128 credits is required for the BS degree; 30 additional graduate credits for the MAT.

Initial Certification

Students must satisfy all core requirements and specific departmental requirements for their liberal arts/science major in order to be eligible for a baccalaureate degree.  Students in the QUEST Program must major in a liberal arts/science discipline and will complete 30-31 credits as a concentration in elementary or secondary education.  Fifteen of the 30-31 education credits are “dual” credits that count toward the completion of both the BA/BS and the MAT degree.  No more than 15 dual credits may be taken as an undergraduate and these are completed during a student’s junior and senior years.  A minimum of 128 credits are required to complete a BA/BS degree.  Students who are unable to complete the required courses as undergraduates will complete them in year 5, or additional time, if needed.  QUEST students who complete 15 graduate credits in their undergraduate program must complete a minimum of an additional 21 graduate credits (total of 36 graduate credits) to earn their Masters degree.  All Students enrolled in QUEST must meet at least annually with their QUEST advisor to plan for and review FDU program requirements as well as state certification requirements.  Students must also pass an examination in physiology, hygiene and substance abuse issues.  Satisfactory completion of at least 3 credits in biology, health or nutrition may satisfy this requirement with the approval of an advisor.  Prior to Apprenticeship Teaching a passing score on the Praxis is required.

QUEST Fifth Year Course Outline Elementary Certification Track

EDUC6743 Introduction to Students with Disabilities School/Community (3)

EDUC6575 Apprenticeship Teaching (6)

EDUC6825 Apprenticeship Teaching Seminar (2)

EDUC7812 Final Project (1-3)

Electives per advisors recommendation (6-9)

* Students must pass the appropriate PRAXIS exam (s) before taking apprenticeship teaching.

During year five, students completing the MAT Degree program may choose electives from one area of specialization, (i.e., ESL, special education, instructional technology); or they may chose from a variety of areas from an approved list subject to approval of the advisor.  Students specializing in secondary education may choose up to 6 elective credits.  Students seeking dual teacher certification should focus their electives in a specific certification area in addition to their area of specialization. 

Students admitted to QUEST in their sophomore year will begin their education specialization courses at the graduate level in the second semester of their junior year.  Eligibility for graduate courses in education in Years 3 & 4 will be based upon the following criteria: 3.0 cum GPA, competencies demonstrated by portfolio assessments, and recommendation of faculty advisor. 

In order to complete the Master of Arts in Teaching program in 5 years or less, some students may need to take courses in summer and winter sessions in Years 2-5 depending upon their particular program requirements and approval of their QUEST and Liberal Arts/Science advisors. 

QUEST students may attend the study abroad program at FDU Wroxton, England in their junior or senior years.  Students admitted to QUEST in their sophomore year should plan to attend Wroxton in their senior year unless an appropriate sequence of courses may be planned with the advisor for attendance at Wroxton in their junior year.

Middle School Endorsement: (For those holding elementary certification)

Those individuals desiring to teach on the middle school level (5, 6, 7 and 8) must qualify for elementary school certification with subject matter specialization.  In order to do so, the following requirements must be met according to N.J.A.C. 6A:9-92(b)

  1. Hold an elementary school Certificate of Eligibility (CE), Certificate of Eligibility with advanced standing (CEAS) or standard certificate with an elementary school endorsement;
  2. Complete study in the characteristics of young adolescents (e.g., PSYC3305 Adolescent Growth & Development);
  3. Pass the appropriate state test in content area specialization for middle school;
  4. Complete a coherent sequence of courses in , but not limited to, one of the following specializations:
    • 30 credits in a single New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) subject field;
    • 15 credits in the subject fields of mathematics, science, social studies and language arts/literacy;
    • 15 credits in a single world language.