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EDUC 330. Children's Literature. 3 Credits.

A study of children's literature with emphasis on the relationship of books to the basic needs of children. The importance of children's literature as a support to all areas of the curriculum is stressed. New trends in literature, the evaluation of literacy and visual elements and the multicultural concept are explored.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Biology Minor

...Title Credits Required General Education Courses CHEM 116...BIOL 315 Genetics BIOL 330 North Dakota Flora...

Art Education

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

Communication — Corporate Concentration

...as well as continued education in communication. The...314 Public Relations COMM 330 Understanding Statistics COMM...

English

...specific components--the General Education Core required of...and Language Acquisition ENGL 330 Creative Writing Concentrations...

Human Services - General Human Services Concentration

...and health and physical education. Recent graduates have...and Interviewing 3 MGMT 330 Principles of Management...

Business Process Integration Management

...lot more than an education during that time...the Workplace 3 MGMT 330 Principles of Management...

Mathematics Education

Department Chair: Dr. Preston Bush, preston.bush@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7151 Faculty Contact: Dr. Preston Bush, preston.bush@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7151 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 Teaching mathematics can be an interesting and rewarding career choice. Strong demand continues for teachers in mathematics. In recent years, most math education students have been under contract with a school district prior to graduation. Also, math education majors are often sought by employers outside of education who recognize that students successfully completing a math education degree possess strong analytical skills, people skills, and activity management skills. These characteristics are sought by government, industry, and business. ACCREDITATIONS National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Technology Education

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

Elementary Education

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

History Education

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

...extremely beneficial towards my education. The courses allowed...Business Ethics 3 MGMT 330 Principles of Management...

Biology

...VCSU prepares you by educating you with hands...BIOL 312 Botany BIOL 330 North Dakota Flora...

Business Education - Composite Major

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

Psychology

...to a liberal arts education. Along with sociology...Developmental Psychology 3 PSYC 330 Understanding Statistics 3...

History

...Edgeley, N.D. General Education Requirements Course List...of American West HIST 330 History of the...

Communication — Digital Media Management Concentration

...Jamestown, N.D. General Education Requirements Course List...312 Gender Communication COMM 330 Understanding Statistics COMM...

English Education

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.

Human Services - Criminal Justice Concentration

...LaMoure, N.D. General Education Requirements Course List...and Interviewing 3 MGMT 330 Principles of Management...

Art

...Teacher Education College Art Association National Art Education...History III 3 ART 330 Drawing III 3...

Biology Education

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

...or to further their education in graduate school...BIOL 470 Limnology CHEM 330 Quantitative Analysis I...

Communication — Journalism & Media Communication Concentration

...Jamestown, N.D. General Education Requirements Course List...312 Gender Communication COMM 330 Understanding Statistics COMM...

Business Education

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 Major The Business Education Composite major prepares students for various teaching positions in junior and senior high school. Graduates of this VCSU major are prepared to teach courses such as keyboarding, accounting, general business, business law, marketing, management and computer applications. Students may become licensed by the Education Standards and Practices Board to teach Business Education with the option of an additional endorsement in Marketing Education. Graduates are also prepared for careers as business professionals.  Students are required to participate in three field experiences in the secondary classroom. These experiences include an Introduction to Secondary Teaching, a classroom management practicum, 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. GET INVOLVED IN YOUR MAJOR Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), Student North Dakota United (SNDU), Collegiate DECA, Pi Omega Pi ACCREDITATIONS National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 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 had an amazing experience in my time in the business education program at VCSU. The faculty and staff were easy to work with and very knowledgeable. They thoroughly trained me in the field of education, and I felt very prepared to start my teaching career when I graduated. However, they didn’t just shape me into a teacher, they took time to form me into the total person I am today. I couldn’t be more grateful for this, and I highly encourage prospective students to enter this program.” —Richard Wright ’14, Starkweather, N.D.; business teacher, Montpelier (N.D.) Public Schools  

Health Science

...is flexibility of pursuing education beyond the undergraduate...441 Cell Biology CHEM 330 Quantitative Analysis I...

Chemistry

...interested in continuing their education in the medical...Chemistry II 5 CHEM 330 Quantitative Analysis I...

Human Services - Gerontology Concentration

...Persons Outreach Center General Education Requirements Course List...and Interviewing 3 MGMT 330 Principles of Management...

Chemistry Education

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

...s degree program General Education Requirements Course List...Business Ethics 3 MGMT 330 Principles of Management...

Mathematics

...some may require additional education. These may range...Symbolic Logic 1 MATH 330 Linear Algebra and...

Medical Laboratory Science

...interested in continuing their education in the medical...Chemistry I 5 MGMT 330 Principles of Management...

Title I Reading Credential

...EDUC 330 Children's Literature 3 Exceptional Child EDUC 240 Educating Exceptional Students 2 EDUC...