Outreach Education

Major in Outreach Education

55 semester hours

The outreach education major is designed to prepare candidates for non-school type of educative jobs. Candidates in outreach education must complete the same admission requirements as all education majors, minus WEST-B scores. Candidates in this program are prepared to be educational leaders in the community, but do not fulfill requirements for residency certification. The course of study includes content-related information for specific area of interest (a minimum of 20 semester hours in their area of interest. Courses must be approved by the program coordinator.

  1. educational theory and methods classes; and
  2. two new courses specifically designed for students who plan to use their education background for educational work in non-school community institutions, such as: museums, environmental education centers, performing arts organizations, businesses, etc.

This education background along with the student’s area of academic emphasis will be taken into consideration for the job-shadow and internship components of this program.

Required Content Area and Emphasis

Students must complete must complete 20 semester hours in the content area most closely related to their area of outreach education interest. For example, if a student is interested in working in a historical museum, the student would complete 20 semester hours in history; if a student is interested in working in an art museum, the 20 semester hours would be in art. Candidates must consult with an advisor to determine their content area.

Before Education Sequence

  • EDUC 195: Survey of Education and Community Involvement (4) or EDUC 205: Multicultural Perspectives in the Classroom (4)
  • Note: EDUC 195 is not offered in 2016-17

First Year: Semester I ( Fall)
13 semester hours

  • EDUC 320: Issues of Child Abuse and Neglect (1)
  • EDUC 330: Professional Practice (0)
    • Outreach education majors will work in schools during this field experience. Experience in the classroom is an important component for understanding education in general, connecting with the schools, developing presentation skills (how to read your audience) and to develop management skills when working with a group of diverse learners and behaviors.
  • EDUC 331: Building Professional Learning Communities (2)
  • EDUC 332: Communities, Schools, and Students (2)
  • EDUC 333: Instructional and Classroom Management Systems (4)
  • EDUC 334: Foundations of Educational Measurement (2)
  • SPED 335: Educational Assessment & Evaluation (2)

First Year: Semester II (Spring)
17 semester hours

  • EDUC 370: Professional Practice
    • Outreach education majors will work in schools during this field experience. Experience in the classroom is an important component for understanding education in general, connecting with the schools, developing presentation skills (how to read your audience) and to develop management skills when working with a group of diverse learners and behaviors.
  • EDUC 371: Developing Professional Learning Communities (2)
  • EDUC 372: Literacy, Language, and Assessment (4)
  • EDUC 373: Mathematics, Science, and Assessment (4)
  • EDUC 374: Management and Student Engagement (2)
  • EDUC 375: Technology Integration (2)
  • SPED 377: Instructional Methodologies for Inclusive Classrooms (3)

Second Year: Semester III (Fall)
13 semester hours

  • EDUC 360: Tools for Community Involvement (4)
  • EDUC 402: Internship I (0)
    • Job shadowing experience with a number of different outreach education programs.
  • EDUC 403: Building Professional Learning Communities (2)
  • EDUC 404: The Integration of Literacy in Social Studies (3)
  • EDUC 407: Writing Across the Curriculum (2)
  • SPED 404: Collaboration, Team Building, and Supervision (2)

Second Year: Semester IV (Spring)
12 semester hours

  • EDUC 495: Internship (placement in an outreach education program) (10 hrs)
  • EDUC 450: Seminar – SR (2)

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