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2011-2012 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Career & Technical Education

Career & Technical Education (B.S.)



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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, 36-42 hours of professional education, and 36-39 hours of content. The family and consumer sciences education emphasis requires 40 hours of general education, 34-40 hours of professional education, and 45 hours of content. The technology education emphasis requires 40 hours of general education, 34-40 hours of professional education, and 32 hours of content.

This major requires that students follow and meet the requirements for Admission, Retention and Graduation from Teacher Certification programs as described in the “Teacher Certification 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 Certification programs can be found on the College of Education & Professional Studies website at www.eiu.edu/ceps/teached.

All students must pass the Illinois Certification Test of Basic Skills for selection into teacher education and should complete this requirement no later than their sophomore year.

All students graduating after December 2011 with a teacher certification major must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses, regardless where they are taken, used toward graduation. This includes general education, professional education, major and minor courses, all university required courses, and electives. In addition, all students must maintain a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.65 in order to continue in the program.

Students have two options for completing the professional education coursework – Regular Secondary Education Program (RSEP) and Integrated Secondary Education Program (ISEP). For more information regarding these two options please consult with your advisor. Information is also available in the Teacher Certification 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.  If no foreign language required, RSEP students need 1 hr. elective and ISEP students need 7 hours of electives.

Regular Secondary Education Program (RSEP) or Integrated Secondary Education Program (ISEP)


OR


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.  If student requires no foreign language and takes ISEP, 1 hour of elective will be required.

Regular Secondary Education Program (RSEP) or Integrated Secondary Education Program (ISEP)


OR


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. If student requires no foreign language and takes ISEP, 14 hours of electives will be required.

Regular Secondary Education Program (RSEP) or Integrated Secondary Education Program (ISEP)


OR


Technology Education - Total: 32 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 INT

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