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Elementary Education

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT:

The University of North Alabama is dedicated to making the transfer process as simple as possible. As required by Alabama State Law, UNA will take your course work as outlined in the appropriate STARS Transfer Guide and enable you to graduate with the same number of hours as native UNA students in the same degree program (assuming you do not change majors). Together, the Transfer Guide and the UNA Area V Page, if used correctly, will guide you through your first two years of course work and prevent the loss of credit hours upon transfer. If you have obtained a Transfer Guide for a major in Elementary Education, be sure to print this page and use it along with the Guide. Upon transfer, please bring these documents to insure a smooth academic transition.


SPECIAL NOTES:

  • This document is not designed to replace or override Areas I-IV of the official STARS Transfer Guide. It simply provides a list of recommended course options for students who are seriously considering a transfer to UNA.
  • If you are transferring to UNA from an institution outside the Alabama Community College System, please contact the UNA Office of Admissions for the most up-to-date transfer information.

Major:

Elementary Education (K-6 Certification*)

(Bachelor of Science in Education)

[*UNA Elementary Education students may opt to add P-3 certification or earn dual certification in Elementary and Collaborative Teacher (Special Education) for grades K-6. See additional notes below.]

Area I: Written Composition (6 semester hours)

Select one 6-semester-hour sequence from the following:
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent
EN 111 ENG 101
EN 112 ENG 102

Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts (12 semester hours)

Speech (3 semester hours from the following):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent
COM 201 SPH 106 or SPH 107
English Literature (one 6-semester-hour sequence from the following):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent
EN 231 ENG 251, ENG 261, or ENG 271
EN 232 ENG 252, ENG 262, or ENG 272
Other Humanities and Fine Arts (3 semester hours from the following):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent
AR 170 ART 100
AR 281 ART 203
AR 282 ART 204
FR 101 FRN 101
FR 102 FRN 102
FR 201 FRN 201
FR 202 FRN 202
GR 101 GRN 101
GR 102 GRN 102
GR 201 GRN 201
GR 202 GRN 202
MU 222 MUS 101
PHL 201 PHL 106
RE 221 REL 151
RE 231 REL 152
SP 101 SPA 101
SP 102 SPA 102
SP 201 SPA 201
SP 202 SPA 202
TH 210 THR 120 or THR 126

Area III: Mathematics and Natural Sciences (11-12 Semester Hours)

Mathematics (3-4 semester hours from the following):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent
MA 110 MTH 110
MA 112 MTH 112
MA 113 MTH 113
MA 115 MTH 115
MA 125 MTH 125
MA 126 MTH 126
MA 227 MTH 227
MA 237 MTH 237
MA 238 MTH 238
Biology (one 4-semester-hour course in biology):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent
BI 101 BIO 101
BI 111 BIO 103
Science (one 4-semester-hour course from a discipline other than biology):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent
CH 101 CHM 104
CH 102 CHM 105
CH 111 CHM 111
CH112 CHM 112
ES 131 PHS 121
GE 111 GEO 101
GE 112 GEO 102
PH 121 PHY 115
PH 125 AST 220
PH 241 PHY 201
PH 242 PHY 202
PH 251 PHY 213
PH 252 PHY 214

Area IV: History, Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Semester Hours)

History (one 6-semester-hour sequence from the following):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent
HI 101 HIS 101 or HIS 121
HI 102 HIS 102 or HIS 122
HI 201 HIS 201
HI 202 HIS 202
Psychology (3 semester hours from the following):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent
PY 201 PSY 200
Other Social and Behavioral Sciences:
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent
ED 299 PSY 210

Area V:

Additional Math (6 semester hours from the following):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent
MA 100 or MA 105 MTH 100 or MTH 116
One additional Math course from Area III See Area III (above)
Additional Science (4 semester hours from the following - not taken in Area III):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent
BI 101 BIO 101
BI 102 BIO 102
BI 111 BIO 103
BI 112 BIO 104
CH 101 CHM 104
CH 111 CHM 111
ES 121 PHS 111 or PHS 121
ES 131 GLY 101
ES 132 GLY 102
GE 111 GEO 101 or GEO 220
GE 112 GEO 102
PH 101 PHS 112
PH 121 PHY 115 or PHY 120
PH 125 AST 120
PH 241 PHY 201
PH 251 PHY 213
Additional Required Coursework (if not completed in Areas I-IV):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent
ED 299 PSY 210
PY 201 PSY 200
Approved Electives Varies (Contact UNA)

Additional Notes:
All Natural Science courses must include the corresponding Laboratory.

Admission to the University of North Alabama does not guarantee admission into the UNA Teacher Education Program. The Teacher Education Program requires a separate admission process. For more information, see “Teacher Education Requirements” in the UNA Undergraduate Catalog, or contact the UNA College of Education.

This degree program leads to K-6 elementary education certification. Students who wish to add P-3 certification may do so by successfully completing the K-6 program with two additional UNA courses (HES 362 and ECE 474) and a 6-semester-hour internship in either pre-kindergarten or kindergarten. Students who wish to have dual certification in Elementary and Collaborative Teacher (Special Education) for grades K-6 may do so by successfully completing the K-6 program with four additional courses (EEX 420, EEX 435, EEX 440 and EEX 442) and a 6-hour internship in a special education classroom.

Please print this page, sign your name, and fill in today’s date. Attach it to the Articulation Guide. Together, this page and the articulation guide comprise the articulation agreement for a major in Elementary Education at the University of North Alabama.


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Questions about UNA degree programs in Elementary Education should be directed to:

Dr. Vicky Hulsey
Professor of Special Education and Chair, Department of Elementary Education
(256) 765-5420
vwhulsey@una.edu
501 Stevens Hall
UNA Box 5045
Florence, AL 35632-0001

UNA Department of Elementary Education



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