University Catalog 2023-2024

Applied Education Studies (BS)

As a non-teaching degree, the Applied Education Studies: BS serves students who are interested in education and want to pursue roles other than becoming classroom teachers. 

Plan Requirements

English, Literature, & Speech
ENG 101Academic Writing and Research 14
Advanced Writing Elective3
COM 110Public Speaking3
or COM 112 Interpersonal Communication
or COM 211 Argumentation and Advocacy
Humanities & Social Sciences
PSY 200Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 202Principles of Sociology3
or SOC 203 Current Social Problems
or SOC 204 Sociology of Family
History Elective3
GEP Humanities3
Education Major
ED 100Intro to Education 12
EDP 304Educational Psychology3
ELP 344School and Society3
Field of Study Core
ED 204Introduction to Teaching in Today's Schools2
ECI 201Intro to Instructional Technology for Educators3
IS 250Globalizing North Carolina3
EI 201Exploring Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Thinking3
ARE 201Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics3
EDP 370Applied Child Development3
SLC 250Critical and Creative Decision Making Models3
ECI 416Teaching Exceptional Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom3
ECD 225Foundations of Cultural Competence3
or USC 240 Leadership and Coalition Building in Diverse Communities
COM 226Introduction to Public Relations3
ST 311Introduction to Statistics3
ECI 305Equity and Education3
Supporting Electives 230
GEP Courses
GEP Mathematical Sciences3
GEP Natural Sciences7
GEP Health and Exercise Studies2
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives2
GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement)
Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement)
Free Electives
Free Electives (12 Hr S/U Lmt) 211
Total Hours120

A grade of C- or higher is required.


Students should consult their academic advisors to determine how to complete this requirement.

Advanced Writing Electives

ENG 287Explorations in Creative Writing3
ENG 288Fiction Writing3
ENG 289Poetry Writing3
ENG 292Writing About Film3
ENG 316Introduction to News and Article Writing3
ENG 323Writing in Rhetorical Traditions3
ENG 331Communication for Engineering and Technology3
ENG 332Communication for Business and Management3
ENG 333Communication for Science and Research3

History Electives

AFS 275Introduction to History of South and East Africa3
AFS 276Introduction to History of West Africa3
HI 205Western Civilization Since 14003
HI 207Ancient Mediterranean World3
HI 208The Middle Ages3
HI 209From Renaissance to Revolution: The Origins of Modern Europe3
HI 210Modern Europe 1815-Present3
HI 215Colonial Latin America3
HI 216Modern Latin America3
HI 221British History to 16883
HI 222History of British Cultures and Societies From 16883
HI 233The World Since 17503
HI 251American History I3
HI 252American History II3
HI 263Asian Civilizations to 18003
HI 264Modern Asia: 1800 to Present3
HI 270Modern Middle East3
HI 275Introduction to History of South and East Africa3
HI 276Introduction to History of West Africa3
HON 290Honors Special Topics - Humanities/US Diversity3
HON 293Honors Special Topics - Interdisciplinary Perspectives/Global Knowledge3

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 4
PSY 200 Introduction to Psychology 3
GEP Mathematical Sciences 3
COM 110
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
or Argumentation and Advocacy
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
ED 100 Intro to Education 1 2
Spring Semester
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics 3
SOC 202 Principles of Sociology 3
GEP Natural Sciences 3
Free Elective 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives 2-3
Second Year
Fall Semester
GEP Natural Sciences 4
Supporting Elective 3
ED 204 Introduction to Teaching in Today's Schools 2
GEP Humanities 3
ECI 201 Intro to Instructional Technology for Educators 3
Spring Semester
ECI 305 Equity and Education 3
GEP Humanities 3
IS 250 Globalizing North Carolina 3
EI 201 Exploring Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Thinking 3
ARE 201 Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics 3
Third Year
Fall Semester
ELP 344 School and Society 3
Supporting Elective 3
EDP 370 Applied Child Development 3
Advanced Writing Elective 3
SLC 250 Critical and Creative Decision Making Models 3
Free Elective 2
Spring Semester
EDP 304 Educational Psychology 3
ECI 416 Teaching Exceptional Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom 3
ECD 225
Foundations of Cultural Competence
or Leadership and Coalition Building in Diverse Communities
Supporting Elective 3
COM 226 Introduction to Public Relations 3
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
Supporting Elective 15
Spring Semester
Supporting Elective 6
Free Elective 6
 Total Hours120

Must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better.