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Curriculum, Supervision, & Educational Leadership

College of Education and Professional Studies

B.A. Instructional Foundations

Bachelor of Arts in Instructional Foundations 

This degree program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to have a background in instructional pedagogy, but who do not wish to complete the requirements for teaching certification.  Students who complete the program will be prepared to work in settings that require expertise in the foundations of education, such as training programs in business and industry, service programs at educational institutions, private child care facilities, etc.

The student will select a focus area, which must be approved by the department.  The focus area will be a cohesive set of courses, which will be designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required to take a leadership role in an education-related organization.  The Practicum will be done in the focus area after all other course work is completed.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  2. Completion of each of the following with a grade of C or higher.
    • ENG 101
    • ENG 102
    • MATH 101, 153, 154, 164, 170, or 172.


Instructional Foundations
PSY 314  Human Development and the Learner 4   
EFC 250 Introduction to Education 4
EFC 315 Educational Assessment 3
EFC 320 Multicultural Education 3
EFC 330 Field Experience 2
EFC 340 Methods of Instruction 3
EFC 416 Educational Technology 3
ENG 310 Technical Writing 4
Department Approved Focus Area 19
EDCS 492 Practicum 15
Total Credits 60


Students must achieve a grade of C or better in all courses in the major, and must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the major in order to graduate.

Apply to Instructional Foundations Major   |   Advising Sheet   |   Department Approved Elective Form

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