Educational Studies

Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Overview

The Educational Studies program is offered entirely through the Accelerated Professional Programs (APP). This non-licensure degree allows working adults to complete a bachelor’s degree while remaining employed. Students in this program may choose to complete a track in Elementary Education or one in Special Education. Students are able to complete this degree without resigning from their positions since they will not be required to complete a semester of student teaching. However, this degree does not make the recipient eligible for a teaching license. Once the degree is completed, the graduate may seek a lateral entry teaching position where he or she could work as a classroom teacher while completing the remaining requirements for licensure.

Course Information

Required courses for Educational Studies majors who complete the Elementary Education track include:

  • Learners and Learning in the 21st Century
  • Introduction to Exceptional Children
  • Curriculum Development
  • Classroom Assessment
  • Practicum: Reading Laboratory
  • Physical Education and Health for the Classroom
  • Children and Adolescent Literature
  • Elementary Reading
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Mathematics Methods K-3 and 4-8
  • Science Methods K-8
  • Language Arts K – 6
  • Social Studies Methods K-8
  • Classroom Management
  • Education Capstone

Required courses for Educational Studies majors who complete the Special Education track include:

  • Learners and Learning in the 21st Century
  • Introduction to Exceptional Children
  • Curriculum Development
  • Classroom Assessment
  • Practicum: Reading Laboratory
  • Elementary Reading
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Inclusion of Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities in the General Classroom
  • Management Techniques for the Exceptional Learner
  • Social Studies Methods K-8
  • Assessment in Special Education
  • Special Education Methods
  • Mathematics Methods K-3 and 4-8
  • Science Methods K-8
  • Language Arts K – 6
  • Classroom Management
  • Education Capstone

School of Education

The Barton College Teacher Education program is approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and is nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Teacher Education faculty members are highly qualified professionals who have experience teaching in public schools. Students are placed into the field early and have strong support from the community of public school partners, college faculty, and learners in the Teacher Education Program.

Contact Us

Dr. Jackie Ennis, Dean
School of Education
Hardy Center

jennis@barton.edu
800-345-4973 x6431
252-399-6431
252-399-6571 (fax)