Childhood Education (Biology), BS

General Education Program
Writing (WR)3
Quantitative Literacy (QR)3-4
Algebra and Trigonometry for Science Majors
Oral Communications (OC)3
Fitness/Health (FH)2-3
Information, Technology & Media Literacy (ITML)3
Religious Studies (RS)3
Freshman Seminar (FS)1
Humanistic & Creative Expression (HCE)6
Natural & Physical World (NPW)6-10
Chemistry and Life I
Physics and the Modern World
Philosophical, Ethical & Moral Dimensions (PEM)6
Environment & Human Experience (SEH)6
World Heritage & Global Perspectives (WHG)6
Education Major
ED-1201Foundations of Education3
ED-2020Educational Psychology3
ED-2100Assessment and Evaluation3
PSY-1103Developmental Psych I: Child/Adolescent3
SED-2040Introduction to Special Education3
ED-3000Teaching With Technology3
ED-4350Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners3
ED-4990Supervised Student Teaching 16
CED-2200Methods of Effective Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom (1-6)3
CED-3000Methods of Instruction in Science (grades 1-6)3
CED-3200Methods of Instruction in Mathematics (grades 1-6)3
CED-3300Methods of Instruction in Writing (grades 1-6)3
CED-3700Methods of Instruction in Social Studies And Geography (grades 1-6)3
CED-4300Methods of Instruction in Beginning Reading (grades 1-6)3
Select two foreign language courses in sequence6
BIO-1107Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO-1108Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO-1201General Biology I5
BIO-1202General Biology II5
BIO-2204Ecology4
Select two of the following:8
Comparative Anatomy
Invertebrate Zoology
Introduction to Cell Biology
Botany
Genetics
MAT-2301Statistics3
Total Hours132-138

The General Education Program is the academic cornerstone of St. Francis College and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded students to enter and participate in a changing and culturally diverse world.

As an integrated program of studies, it focuses on developing the skills expected of a liberally educated person. It provides students with a broadly-based foundation outside their areas of specialization, an understanding of how various disciplines intersect and differ, and assists in cultivating a disposition for lifelong learning.

Institutional Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate sensitivity to creative expression
  2. Communicate ideas and information through written, oral, visual and digital media
  3. Employ critical and analytical skills
  4. Value diverse perspectives of the human experience
  5. Implement information, technology and media literacy
  6. Demonstrate quantitative literacy

Foundation Courses- First Year College (18 credits)

To ensure refinement of basic reasoning and cognitive skills needed for successful completion of any college degree program, the general education program requires 18 credits in foundational courses targeting student learning outcomes (SLOs) in writing; quantitative reasoning; oral communications; information, technology, and media literacy; fitness or health; religious studies; and the Freshman Seminar. Each student is required to successfully complete one course in each of the areas of the First Year College.

Bodies of Knowledge (30 credits)

A selection of 30 credits in broad areas of inquiry, designated as Bodies of Knowledge, allow students the flexibility to gain breadth and depth in a field outside of a major. Each student is required to successfully complete two different courses in each of the five Bodies of Knowledge.