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EDUC 310. Introduction to Early Childhood Education. 3 Credits.

A course designed to provide students with the terminology and historical background related to early childhood education. The course covers the growth and development of the child from birth to age eight with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices. Parental involvement, play, and observation practices are also examined.
Typically Offered: Fall, Summer.

Health Education Minor

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Course List Code Title Credits Required General Education Courses BIOL 111 Concepts of Biology Required Courses HPER 210 First Aid & CPR 1 HPER 300 Drug Education and Information 2 HPER 309 Sport Nutrition Concepts 3 HPER 315 Contemporary Health Issues 3 HPER 380 Human Sexuality 3 HPER 400 Current Issues in Community Health 2 HPER 390 Secondary Health Education Methods 3 SOC 220 The Family 3 Electives Select 6 hours from the following: 6 BIOL 220 Human Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL 221 Human Anatomy and Physiology II BIOL 310 Microbiology BIOL 315 Genetics HPER 207 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries HPER 208 Introduction to Physical Education HPER 258 Applied Anatomy, Physiology, and Human Performance HPER 259 Applied Anatomy, Physiology, and Human Performance HPER 306 Fundamentals of Teaching Health and Physical Education HPER 385 Introduction to Adapted Physical Education HPER 410 Organization and Adminstration of Physical Education and Sport MATH 321 Applied Probability and Statistics PSYC 370 Abnormal Psychology PSYC 410 Mental Health SOC 251 Introduction to Gerontology Total Credits 26

Biology Minor

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...Title Credits Required General Education Courses CHEM 116...and Physiology II BIOL 310 Microbiology BIOL 311...

English

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...specific components--the General Education Core required of...Credits Required Courses ENGL 310 Writing in the...

Technology Education

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Department Chair: Dr. K. Peder Gjovik, peder.gjovik@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7448 Faculty Contact: Dr. K. Peder Gjovik, peder.gjovik@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7448 Department Office: 156 McCarthy Hall, (701) 845-7444 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101 Major Technology Education stresses design, critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities. Also provided is career awareness and information about a wide variety of careers to help students prosper in an information and technology rich society. VCSU is a recognized leader in the nation for preparing technologically literate technology education teachers. The Technology Education program supports the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This program stresses important skills and knowledge of content, tools and processes that will allow you to help young students prepare for their future careers.   ACCREDITATIONS National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) GET INVOLVED IN YOUR MAJOR Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) Student North Dakota United (SNDU) Teacher Education Requirements Students are typically admitted into Teacher Education during their sophomore year or beginning of their junior year of college. This program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and successful completion of the Praxis I test. Additional criteria for Admission to Teacher Education can be found at the following website: www.vcsu.edu/teacher_ed. “ I was doing a practicum day in a middle school in inner city Wichita and the teachers were blown away with what I am  learning in this program. Being in that school reaffirmed the reasons I decided to teach. I know I have something to give to these kids and can't wait to make a difference. They were ready to find me a job in the district; I believe I will be doing my student teaching there with them. If it was not for Valley City State, I would not even be able to have this chance.  Thank you.” — Brandon Watkins ’09

Health Education

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Department Chair: Diane Burr, diane.burr@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7242 Faculty Contact: Diane Burr, diane.burr@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7242 Department Office: 020 Graichen Gynmasium, (701) 845-7580 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101 Major The Health Education major prepares students to work as health educators within secondary school systems, grades seven through twelve. Students will engage in content that includes the study of nutrition, human sexuality, drug education, and contemporary health issues. The curriculum in health education seeks to enhance  knowledge in health services, health in the environment, and health instruction in the public schools. Students will become competent in the use of technology and will be able to demonstrate its application in the educational setting. Throughout the curriculum, learners will work with master teachers who will prepare the student to effectively teach in today's health education classroom. ACCREDITATIONS National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) GET INVOLVED IN YOUR MAJOR The Exercise Science Club provides students in education, fitness, exercise science, and wellness fields opportunities to discuss current topics in their respective profession and collaborate to provide community outreach programs.  Also on campus, students can join Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) or Student North Dakota United (SNDU) among many other organizations. Teacher Education Requirements Students are typically admitted into Teacher Education during their sophomore year or beginning of their junior year of college. This program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and successful completion of the Praxis I test. Additional criteria for Admission to Teacher Education can be found at the following website: www.vcsu.edu/teacher_ed. “When coming to Valley City I was not positive on what I wanted to do. It did not take long after talking to the staff and being in a couple classes that the Health Education Major was for me. Pursuing this degree and being in the program has helped me realize I can make a difference. This program has prepared and given me confidence that I can help the up and coming generations.”  —Adam Krueger, Rosholt, S.D. “Why did I choose the VCSU Health Education and Physical Education majors? These majors at VCSU offer a variety of classes and practicum experiences that give students a great opportunity to become excellent educators in the future. The professors here take extra time to get to know you personally and guide you through your experiences at VCSU to become the best person and teacher you can be.” —Danny Hangaard, Hankinson, N.D.

Elementary Education

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Department Chair: Dr. Sheri Okland, sheri.l.okland@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7184 Faculty Contact: Dr. Sheri Okland, sheri.l.okland@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7184 Department Office: 326 McFarland Hall, (701) 845-7196 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101

Biology

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...VCSU prepares you by educating you with hands...315 Genetics 4 BIOL 310 Microbiology 4 or...

Psychology

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...to a liberal arts education. Along with sociology...the following: 21 PSYC 310 Behavior Modification PSYC...

English Education

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Department Chair: Dr. Julee Russell, julee.russell@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7440 Faculty Contact: Dr. Julee Russell, julee.russell@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7440 Department Office: 315 McFarland Hall, (701) 845-7310 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101 Major The English Education degree involves the completion of three components—the General Education Core of courses, a Professional Education Sequence for Secondary Education majors, and a mix of required and elective courses in the Major that prepare students for both the certification exams required for teacher licensure, and for the demands of their future classrooms. Students work closely with advisors in determining which Gen Ed courses best fit their interests as well as determining when to take Required and Professional Ed courses. Additionally, offerings in the Literature, Writing, and Communication and Media Studies categories present a variety of choices for students as they develop preferences and grow more savvy about what will help them reach their goals. VCSU English Ed majors often combine their learning with certificates in ELL or Spanish, or a minor in Library and Media Information Services or Theatre depending on their interests, and some even go on to pursue graduate school to build upon their qualifications, to broaden their knowledge base, or both. GET INVOLVED IN YOUR MAJOR English Club — A lively group of majors, minors, and aficionados, E-Club often brings literary experiences to campus and/or hits the road to find them. Sigma Tau Delta — Our local chapter of the International Honor Society for English majors provides another avenue for seeking scholarships, a venue for publishing scholarship, and a vehicle for recognizing academic achievement. The Forge — The campus literary and arts journal, hosted by our department and staffed by students taking the Literary Publications class, publishes and offers awards for original student work on an annual basis. Teacher Education Requirements Students are typically admitted into Teacher Education during their sophomore year or beginning of their junior year of college. This program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and successful completion of the Praxis I test. Additional criteria for Admission to Teacher Education can be found at the following website: www.vcsu.edu/teacher_ed. “Being part of the VCSU English Department was like being part of a family. One never had to worry about asking questions because the professors genuinely cared about students’ well-being and went above and beyond to always meet the students’ needs. If I had to do it all over again, I would choose VCSU every time.” — Mackenzie Hamre ’16, Leonard, N.D.

Computer Information Systems

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...Metals, Carrollton, Texas General Education Requirements Course List...the following: 3 ENGL 310 Writing in the...

Biology Education

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Department Chair: Dr. Andre DeLorme, andre.delorme@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7573 Faculty Contact: Dr. Andre DeLorme, andre.delorme@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7573 Department Office: 203 Rhoades Science Center, (701) 845-7452 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101 Major The Biology Education major is designed to prepare you for teaching in junior and senior high schools. A Bachelor of Science in Education with a Biology major plus 12 semester hours in each of the other sciences (chemistry, earth science, and/or physics) will qualify you to teach those secondary science courses.

Environmental Science

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...or to further their education in graduate school...the following: 16 BIOL 310 Microbiology BIOL 311...

Health Science

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...is flexibility of pursuing education beyond the undergraduate...Chemistry II 5 BIOL 310 Microbiology 4 BIOL...

Human Services - Gerontology Concentration

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...Persons Outreach Center General Education Requirements Course List...through DCB) 3 PSYC 310 Behavior Modification 3...

Medical Laboratory Science

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...interested in continuing their education in the medical...Physiology II 4 BIOL 310 Microbiology 4 BIOL...

Title I Reading Credential

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...Credits Early Childhood EDUC 310 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 EDUC 313 Language and...