Curriculum

All Xavier University bachelor's degree students are required to complete 64 hours of Core Curriculum.  

Licensure

The following courses are taken during the sophomore, junior, and senior years culminating in student teaching during the senior year (sequence of courses may vary).

  • Education: Elementary 100: Intro to Education
  • Education: Foundations 110: Human Development & Learning
  • Education: Elementary 251: Instructional Technology
  • Education: Elementary 260: Cultural Diversity in Education
  • Education: Middle Childhood 212: Nature and Needs of Adolescents
  • Education: Middle Childhood 325: The Arts in Middle Childhood
  • Education: Middle Childhood 340: Middle School Philosophy & Organization
  • Education: Middle Childhood 345: Introduction to MS Collaboration & Classroom Management
  • Special Education 200: Special Education ID and Issues
  • Children's Literature 326: Children's Literature in Middle Grades
  • Reading Education 269: Phonics & Foundation of Literacy
  • Reading Education 314: Reading Methods for Middle Childhood
  • Reading Education 471/671: Content Area Literacy
  • Reading Education 478/678: Diagnosis & Correction of Reading Disabilities
  • Two courses from Middle Childhood 351-354 (Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Middle School Philosophy & Organization, Student Teaching: Middle School, and Seminar: Current Issues in Middle School Education)

The Middle Childhood Education Concentration Areas chosen will determine which of the following courses are required for an undergraduate degree:

Math Concentration

Six credits may be used towards core curriculum.

  • Math 211: Foundations of Arithmetic Middle Childhood Education
  • Math 212: Geometric & Measurement Middle Childhood Education
  • Math 213: Algebra concepts Middle Childhood Education
  • Math 214: Math Problem Solving Middle Childhood Education
  • Math 116: Elementary Statistics

Select two:

  • Math 120: Elementary Functions
  • Math 150: Calculus I
  • Math 151: Calculus II

Reading/Language Arts Concentration

Nine credits may be used towards core curriculum.

  • English 101: English Composition OR English 115: Rhetoric
  • English 205: Literature & Moral Imagination
  • Communication 207: Interpersonal Communication
  • Children's Literature 326: Children's Literature for Middle Childhood OR Children's Literature 320: Multi-Cultural Literature for Children

Select one:

  • Children's Literature 310: Writing & Publishing for Children
  • English 308: Creative Writing
  • English 311: Popular Writing
  • English 314: Writing Journals & Autobiographies
  • English 304: Teaching & Research in Writing

Selec one:

  • English 132: Studies in Women's Literature
  • English 128: Studies in Black Literature
  • English 352: African Literature
  • English 371: War & Peace in World Literature
  • English 331: World Literature
  • English 349: Mythology in World Literature

Select one:

  • Children's Literature 305: Storytelling - Cultural Craft
  • Theatre 210: Acting I

Select one:

  • English 320: Topics in Linguistics
  • English 321: History of the English Language

Science Concentration

Nine credits may be used towards core curriculum.

  • Physics 114: Our Universe Physical Science
  • Physics 115: Our Universe Physical Science Lab
  • Physics 116: Our Universe the Earth
  • Physics 117: Our Universe the Earth Lab
  • Chemistry 102: Chemistry in Society I
  • Chemistry 103: Chemistry in Society I Lab
  • Chemistry 104: Chemistry in Society II
  • Chemistry 105: Chemistry in Society II Lab
  • Biology 130: Introduction to Life Sciences
  • Biology 131: Introduction to Life Sciences Lab
  • Biology 120: Life - Ecology & People
  • Biology 125: Life Lab - Investigation I OR Biology 127: Life Lab - Investigation II
  • Physics, Chemistry, OR Biology Elective

Social Studies Concentration

Six credits may be used towards core curriculum.

  • History 105: World Civilization I
  • History 106: World Civilization II
  • History 143: U.S. History I
  • Political Science 140: American Government and Politics
  • Sociology 180: Culture & Society
  • Economics 200: Microeconomic Principles
  • Multi-Ages/Secondary Education 207: World & Cultural Geography

Select one:

  • History 144: U.S. History II
  • History 325: Black America Since 1865
  • History 329: Urban America 

A 3.00 GPA must be attained in the education courses, and a 2.50 cumulative overall GPA must be achieved in the Bachelor of Science degree.

  • Note: Curriculum is subject to change.