Elementary Education 2 (NWCC) + 2 (UMD) Curriculum

This curriculum is for the student working toward an Associate of Arts degree from Northwest Mississippi Community College who intends to continue studies toward the Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with the University of Mississippi.

NWCC Core Curriculum

English Composition†
6 hours
ENG 1113-English Composition I
ENG 1123-English Composition II

Fine Arts (choose one)†
3 hours
MUS 1113-Music Appreciation
ART 1113-Art Appreciation
SPT 2233-Theatre Appreciation

Humanities (choose two)†
6 hours
ENG 2223-American Literature I
ENG 2233-American Literature II
ENG 2323-British Literature I
ENG 2333-British Literature II
ENG 2423-World Literature I
ENG 2433-World Literature II

Social/Behavioral Science†
6 hours
GEO 1113-World Geography

Choose one:
PSC 1113-American National Government
SOC 2113-Introduction to Sociology I
SOC 2133-Social Problems
SOC 2143-Marriage and Family

Natural Sciences with Labs
8 hours

Choose one:
BIO 1113 & 1111-Principles of Biology I
BIO 1133 & 1131-General Biology I
BIO 1533 & 1531-Survey of Anatomy & Physiology
BIO 2513 & 2511-Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 1123 & 1121-Principles of Biology II
BIO 1143 & 1141-General Biology II
BIO 2523 & 2521-Anatomy & Physiology II
BIO 2923 & 2921-Microbiology

Choose one:
PHY 1113 & 1111-Introduction to Astronomy
CHE 1213 & 1211-General Chemistry I
PHY 2243 & 2241-Physical Science I
PHY 2253 & 2251-Physical Science II
PHY 2513 & 2511-Engineering Physics I
PHY 2413 & 2411-General Physics I

3 hours
MAT 1313-College Algebra (or higher)

Basic Computer Skills*
3 hours
CSC 1123- Computer Applications I

Additional Courses

History (choose two)†
6 hours
HIS 1113-Western Civilization I
HIS 1123-Western Civilization II
HIS 2213-American History I
HIS 2223-American History II

Science Elective (choose one)†
3 hours
Choose any natural science from the left column not
used to meet the other science requirements.

Elementary Education
6 hours
MAT 1723-Real Number System
MAT 1733-Geometry, Measurement and Probability

Concentration Courses and/or Electives
Up to 12 hours
Choose two concentrations:
3 hours of English
6 hours of Social Studies (economics, history, sociology, psychology)
7 hours of Science
9 hours of Math

Concentration Areas: 
Two areas of concentration are required. Both concentrations require a minimum of 18 hours. Courses taken in the core and general education areas count towards concentrations. Upon completion of both concentrations, the following certifications are available:

English (Grades 7-12)
Social Studies (Grades 7-12)
Science (Grades 7-8)
Math (Grades 7-8)

Minimum test scores are required on one of the following: Praxis CORE (Reading: 156, Writing: 162, Math: 150) or ACT (21 Overall Composite)

Education Majors must have a 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA on the Education Core Curriculum and a 2.5 overall GPA. Contact a UM advisor for details & GPA calculation.

Elementary Education majors may apply 62 community college credit hours to the bachelor's degree.

*Required for NWCC graduation; may transfer as elective credit. Contact a UM advisor for details.