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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Career & Technical Education

Career & Technical Education (B.S.)



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Total Semester Hours Required for Degree: 120-124 hours depending on Emphasis (see below)

Career and Technical Education prepares students to teach high school business, family and consumer sciences, or technology. For students also wanting to be eligible to teach in a middle school, additional Middle Level Education courses are required.

The business education emphasis requires 41 hours of general education, 42 hours of professional education, and 33 hours of content. The family and consumer sciences education emphasis requires 40 hours of general education, 39 hours of professional education, and 45 hours of content. The technology education emphasis requires 40 hours of general education, 39 hours of professional education, and 33 hours of content.

This major requires that students follow and meet the requirements for Admission, Retention and Graduation from Teacher Licensure programs as described in the “Teacher Licensure Programs” section of this catalog and as explained at the University Admission to Teacher Education Meeting which all students must attend. Students must gain University Approval to take Teacher Education Courses no later than the end of their first semester of their junior year in order to use this suggested plan. Additional information on Admission, Retention and Graduation for Teacher Licensure programs can be found on the College of Education & Professional Studies website at www.eiu.edu/ceps/teached.

All students must pass the Illinois Licensure Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). Students can substitute ACT plus Writing or SAT scores for the TAP if they meet the minimum scores set by the Illinois State Board of Education.  These scores can be found at http://www.eiu.edu/ceps/teached or by contacting the CEPS Dean’s Office.  Students should complete this requirement no later than their sophomore year.

Students must receive a “C” or better in all courses used toward graduation, regardless of where they are taken. This includes general education, professional education, major and minor courses, all university required courses, and electives. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.65 in order to continue in the program.

Students must complete the professional education coursework following the Regular Secondary Education Professional Education Course Sequence (RSEP). Information is available in the Teacher Licensure Program section of this catalog.

Business Education


The Business Education emphasis comprises the following:

41 Semester Hours of General Education


Humanities & Fine Arts - Total: 9 hours


Social & Behavioral Sciences - Total: 9 hours


  • U.S. Constitution

Scientific Awareness - Total: 7 hours


Biological and Physical.  One lab course required.

Mathematics - Total: 4 hours


3 semester hours of college math required.

Senior Seminar - Total: 3 hours


Foreign Language - Total: 0-8 hours


If needed or elective.

Regular Secondary Education Program (RSEP)


Regular Secondary Education Program - Total: 42 hours


Professional Education:

Footnotes:


1 Requires University Approval to Take Teacher Education Courses

Calculation of the major GPA is based on courses taken at EIU with the prefixes of CTE, ACC, BUS, FIN, MAR, MGT, and MIS.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education


The Family & Consumer Sciences Education emphasis comprises the following:

40 Semester Hours of General Education


Humanities & Fine Arts - Total: 9 hours


Social & Behavioral Sciences - Total: 9 hours


  • U.S. Constitution

Scientific Awareness - Total: 7 hours


Biological and Physical.  One lab course required.

Mathematics - Total: 3 hours


3 semester hours of college math required.

Senior Seminar - Total: 3 hours


Foreign Language - Total: 0-8 hours


If needed or elective.

Regular Secondary Education Program (RSEP)


Regular Secondary Education Program - Total: 39 hours


Professional Education:

FCS Elective course (3 semester hours) beyond what is needed for this core, to be chosen in consultation with student's advisor.


Footnotes:


1 Requires University Approval to Take Teacher Education Courses

Calculation of the major GPA is based on courses taken at EIU with the prefixes of CTE and FCS

Technology Education


The Technical Education emphasis comprises the following:

40 Semester Hours of General Education


Humanities & Fine Arts - Total: 9 hours


Social & Behavioral Sciences - Total: 9 hours


  • U.S. Constitution

Scientific Awareness - Total: 7 hours


Biological and Physical.  One lab course required.

Mathematics - Total: 3 hours


3 semester hours of college math required.

Senior Seminar - Total: 3 hours


Foreign Language - Total: 0-8 hours


If needed or elective.

Regular Secondary Education Program (RSEP)


Regular Secondary Education Program - Total: 39 hours


Professional Education:

Technology Education - Total: 33 hours


Concentrations:


  • First Concentration: 9 semester hours
    Note:  Students must have a “C” or better in each of the concentration courses for their First Concentration.
  • Second Concentration or electives: 0-14 semester hours

Approved Electives for Technology Education Concentrations:

Footnotes:


1 Requires University Approval to Take Teacher Education Courses

Calculation of the major GPA is based on courses taken at EIU with prefixes of CTE and AET.

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