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Education Degree Requirements

As part of University of the Cumberlands' Bachelor’s degree requirements, each student must complete at least 128 semester hours, including those within the major and the coursework required in the sections of General Education listed below:

  • The English Language
  • Christian Faith and Values
  • Natural and Mathematical Sciences
  • Cultural and Aesthetic Values
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Required Courses for Bachelor of Science in Education Degree:

The University of the Cumberlands’ online Education degree requires a minimum of 72 semester hours. A number of degree requirements will have been met by transfer students through the Educator Preparation programs currently in place in the Kentucky Community College system. The following are courses that will typically be taken at the University of the Cumberlands.

P-5 Professional Education Courses – 48 credit hours

EDOL 331 Studies in Education: Special Topics in Literacy
EDOL 237 Effective Teaching Practices
ELOL 331 Reading and Language Arts I
MAOL 332 P-5 Teaching Math
EDOL 334 P-5 Teaching of Social Studies
EDOL 338 Reading and Language Arts II
EDOL 339 P-5 Teaching of Science
EDOL 430 Classroom Management and Behavior
EDOL 491 Supervised Student Teaching: P-5
PSOL 238 Psychology of Learning and Exceptionality (prerequisite: PSYC 131*)
SPOL 233 Survey of Individuals with Exceptionalities (P-12)

Required Related Studies – 24 credit

AROL 331 School Art
EDOL 233 Children's Literature
HLOL 438 Health Education in the School and Community
HSOL 337 Race and Diversity
MUOL 331 School Music

Academic Emphasis Area – 21-23 hours One area of emphasis to be chosen from various electives or transfer coursework.

For admission to the Teacher of Education Online Program, a 2.75 G.P.A. (overall, in professional education courses, and in major/minor/specialty and emphasis areas) is required.


For a full description of Education degrees and graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Catalog.

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