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EDUC 321. Foundations of Reading Instruction. 3 Credits.

An introductory course which provides the foundations of reading education. Topics include the reading process, emergent literacy, word identification, vocabulary development, comprehension, reading instruction approaches, and reading/study skills. Teaching reading in the multicultural classroom is a major theme.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

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

Art Education

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Department Chair: Karri Dieken, karri.dieken@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7564 Faculty Contact: Karri Dieken, karri.dieken@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7564 Department Office: 361 McCarthy Hall, (701) 845-7580 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101 Major

English

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...specific components--the General Education Core required of...American Literature II ENGL 321 English Literature I...

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

Music Education

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Composite Major Department Chair: Christopher Redfearn, christopher.redfearn@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7377 Faculty Contact: Christopher Redfearn, christopher.redfearn@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7377 Department Office: 113 Foss Hall, (701) 845-7272 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101 Major The BS in Music Education degree program at VCSU is designed to give students the skills needed to be a successful 21st-century music teacher. Students learn performance skills on their primary instrument while gaining practical experience in conducting and leading a traditional ensemble. In addition, students gain experience in the modern world of music, including recording and production, integrating jazz and popular music in the curriculum, and experimenting with current technology and teaching trends in music. The music education degree can be earned in either the K-12 Choral or K-12 Instrumental track. Accreditation National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Student Chapter American Choral Director's Association (ACDA) Student Chapter Practical Experience There are many venues for students to share their performance abilities: Concert Choir, Concert Band, Orchestra, Athletic Band, Jazz Ensemble, University Singers, Quantum Brass, Woodwind Ensemble, and Opera Ensemble. 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. “Valley City State University was the perfect environment to learn about teacher education for the music classroom. The combination of small classroom sizes and close faculty-student relationships allowed me to grow as a teacher through the faculty's great experience.” —Brad Lambrecht ’05, Lisbon, N.D.; orchestra and music director, Alexandria (Minn.) Public Schools

History Education

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Department Chair: Dr. Anthony Dutton, ad@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7107 Faculty Contact: Dr. Anthony Dutton, ad@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7107 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 This degree is primarily designed for public school teaching positions. Fortunately, it opens up opportunities for various related careers in which content knowledge and pedagogy are useful. The history curriculum encompasses a wide range of areas: European, American, world, non-Western and special topics such as environmental and women’s history. The History Education degree is foundational for those who might want to go on to graduate school or advance to other positions in related fields such as government, travel, business, research, media or publishing. The Barnes County Historical Museum gives students the opportunities for practical, hands-on experience, archives for research, and community involvement.  We work with each student to create a program of study that prepares him or her for a career as well as meeting personal study interests. Job opportunities in education are currently very strong, and most of our graduates readily find teaching positions. As a History Education major you are placed into schools for a series of field experiences including Introduction to Education (40 hours); Practicum (80 hours); Culturally Diverse Practicum (25 hours involving 3 consecutive full days in a classroom), and a 12-week student teaching field experience completed in a location that works well for the student and university. Student teaching is the culminating experience of the program and the opportunity for students to apply all they have learned regarding their classroom preparation and field experience opportunities. Explore History Online www.historians.org www.museum-employment.com www.archivists.org www.history.com www.biography.com ACCREDITATIONS National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) GET INVOLVED IN YOUR MAJOR VCSU has an active Phi Alpha Theta/History Club, allowing students to develop leadership skills and promote history across campus. Students have opportunities to present their research at the Dakota History Conference and the Northern Great Plains History Conference, in regional, professional history settings. The Social Science Department also periodically organizes overseas travel opportunities for VCSU students. 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 “VCSU challenges students to grow, and that’s achieved by giving students opportunities both on and off campus to test and strengthen their abilities. I’m a better writer and student because of the Dakota History Conference and numerous opportunities VCSU has given me.” —Mark Huber ’09, Ellendale, N.D. “The VCSU Social Science Department truly prepared me to excel in the classroom during my student teaching experience. Because of the department’s guidance and command of the subject matter, I entered the school confident in my teaching abilities. The professors not only taught us content, but also strategies to implement to teach the social sciences in an informative and engaging way. I feel very grateful to have learned from the professors I did, and very satisfied about my teaching style that was cultivated due, in part, to this program.” —Scott Westby ’15, Sheyenne, N.D.

Business Administration — Agribusiness Concentration

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...extremely beneficial towards my education. The courses allowed...Accounting II 3 ACCT 321 Financial Reporting and...

Business Education - Composite Major

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Department Chair: Morgan Keasler, morgan.keasler@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7518 Faculty Contact: Amber Ussatis Aberle, amber.r.aberle@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7526 Department Office: 125 Vangstad, (701) 845-7521 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101

Software Engineering

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...D.; Microsoft developer General Education Requirements Course List...Discrete Mathematics 3 MATH 321 Applied Probability and...

Athletic Training

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...2 MATH 321 Applied Probability and Statistics 3 Total Credits 82 Total General Education 39...

History

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...Edgeley, N.D. General Education Requirements Course List...of Economic Thought HIST 321 History of Ancient...

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.

Art

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...Teacher Education College Art Association National Art Education...351 Ceramics III ART 321 Painting III ART...

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.

Health Science

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...is flexibility of pursuing education beyond the undergraduate...166 Calculus II MATH 321 Applied Probability and...

Chemistry Education

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Department Chair: Dr. Andre DeLorme, andre.delorme@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7573 Faculty Contact: Dr. Teather Sundstrom, teather.sundstrom@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7458 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 Chemistry Education major is designed to prepare you for teaching in junior and senior high schools. A Bachelor of Science in Education with a Chemistry major plus 12 semester hours in each of the other sciences (biology, earth and physics) will qualify you to teach those secondary science courses under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements. Other opportunities, not part of any regular program, exist on campus and provide sound practical experience, such as student assistantships and participation in the campus-tutoring program. As a Chemistry Education major you are placed into schools for a series of field experiences including Introduction to Education (40 hours); Practicum (80 hours); Culturally Diverse Practicum (25 hours involving 3 consecutive full days in a classroom), and a 12-week student teaching field experience. Student teaching is the culminating experience of the program and the opportunity for students to apply all they have learned. ACCREDITATIONS Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) GET INVOLVED IN YOUR MAJOR Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) Student North Dakota United (SNDU) Practical Experience The Rhoades Science Center includes  a greenhouse for work in biology and botany, a planetarium and laboratories for biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, computer science, and photography studies. Students have access to: a fully equipped Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Laboratory and Biomedical Research Laboratory;, weather stations, river gauge station, infrared spectroscopy, molecular spectroscopy, refractometry, polarimetry, organic structure software, and Excel data analysis.

Business Administration — Marketing Concentration

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...s degree program General Education Requirements Course List...Accounting II 3 ACCT 321 Financial Reporting and...

Title I Reading Credential

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...in Early Childhood Education 2 Research & Literature in Reading/Language Arts EDUC 321 Foundations of...