Wellness Education PreK-Adult, B.A.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
STHM 218 Bison image Sports in Society (CT) (Critical Thinking Course)3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Core II Natural Science4
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural or International3
CI 450 Bison image Stu Teach Secondary Ed (Capstone)4-12
Teaching Specialization
DTS 210 Cap graduation image Nutrition3
HS 201Intro Appl Anat & Physiol3
HS 220Personal Health3
HS 221Personal Health II3
HS 222Hlth Prov First Aid/CPR/AED3
WELL 325School & Comm Health3
HS 365Functional Kinesiology3
HS 369Motor Learning3
WELL 426Curriculum in Health Ed3
STHM 218 Bison image Sports in Society (CT)3
ESS 211Physiology of Fitness3
WELL 305HE & PE in Early Child Prog3
WELL 350Rhy & Movement Children3
EDF 435Classroom Assessment3
PEL activity course1
PEL activity course1
PEL activity course1
PEL activity course1
PEL activity course1
PEL activity course1
Professional Education Core
CI 350 Cap graduation image Inst Tech & Computing3
EDF 201Ed Psych Developing Learner3
EDF 270Level I Clinical Exp0
CISP 421 Cap graduation image Child with Exceptionalities3
EDF 435Classroom Assessment3
EDF 475Schools in a Diverse Society3
CI 345 Cap graduation image Crit Read Writ & Think3
CI 402Teach Mid Child Learners3
CI 449Instr & Clarm Mgt Sec Ed3
CISP 422Differentiate Instruction3
CI 415Int Meth & Mat: Sec Ed3
CI 470Level II Clinical Exp0
CI 450 Bison image Stu Teach Secondary Ed (Capstone)12
Free Elective1

Major Information

Admission Requirements for ADMI 4

  1. Grade Point Average of 2.80 or higher (both MU and overall),
  2. EDF 201 Ed Psych Developing Learner (grade “C” or better) and EDF 270 Level I Clinical Exp (credit),
  3. Passing scores on the PRAXIS Core exam – all 3 areas OR exemption,
  4. Portfolio in LiveText which includes:
    • Self-Assessment,
    • Writing Sample and
    • Three Recommendations,
  5. 21 ACT composite score,
  6. MU students: Completion of 26 credit hours,
  7. Transfer students: Completion of 12 Marshall University credit hours.

Admission Requirements for ADMI 5

  1. 12 hours of completed Professional Education Core courses,
  2. 2.8 GPA overall, at MU, and in Teaching Specialization,
  3. 3.0 GPA in Professional Education Core

Admission Requirements for Student Teaching

  1. At least 90% of Teaching Specialization courses completed,
  2. Minimum of 100 credit hours completed,
  3. 2.8 GPA overall, at MU, and in Teaching Specialization,
  4. 3.0 GPA in Professional Education Core,
  5. Completion of all Professional Education Core Courses
  • Many courses require clinical experience in public school during normal school hours. Schedule open time accordingly.
  • Students should monitor their program of study carefully due to ongoing curricular changes.
  • All coursework in Teaching Specialization and Professional Education Core must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • West Virginia law mandates that all persons entering a school or having contact with students must have completed a background check and have not been found on the sexual offender registry prior to entering a school. Each county and school can also use the results of that background check as a basis for admitting or denying admittance. It is the procedure of the Marshall University College of Education and Professional Development that every student will obtain a background check prior to being placed in a school setting.

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Four Year Plan

The College of Education and Professional Development has the distinction of being the oldest part of Marshall University. The CIF (Curriculum, Instruction, & Foundations) program includes elementary, secondary, educational foundations, and educational computing for pre-service teachers. The secondary programs are designed for those wanting to teach content to middle school and/or high school students. The educational foundations and computing courses are designed for those entering the education field. Students receive broad content knowledge in the core academic area of choice as well as in the art and science of teaching children.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
HS 222 Hlth Prov First Aid/CPR/AED 3
CMM 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
PEL activity course 1
Core II Fine Arts 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
ESS 211 Physiology of Fitness 3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
Core II Social Science (M/I, WI) 3
PEL activity course 1
Free Elective 1
 Credit Hours14
Second Year
First Semester
CI 350 Cap graduation image Inst Tech & Computing 3
DTS 210 Cap graduation image Nutrition 3
STHM 218 Bison image Sports in Society (CT) 3
HS 201 Intro Appl Anat & Physiol 3
PEL activity course 1
PEL activity course 1
PEL activity course 1
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CISP 421 Cap graduation image Child with Exceptionalities 3
EDF 201 Ed Psych Developing Learner 3
EDF 270 Level I Clinical Exp 0
WELL 305 HE & PE in Early Child Prog 3
HS 365 Functional Kinesiology 3
PEL activity course 1
Core II Humanities (ENG level 200, WI) 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
CI 345 Cap graduation image Crit Read Writ & Think 3
CI 402 Teach Mid Child Learners 3
WELL 350 Rhy & Movement Children 3
HS 220 Personal Health 3
Core II Physical/Natural Science 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CI 449 Instr & Clarm Mgt Sec Ed 3
EDF 435 Classroom Assessment 3
HS 221 Personal Health II 3
WELL 325 School & Comm Health 3
HS 369 Motor Learning 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
CI 415 Int Meth & Mat: Sec Ed 3
CI 470 Level II Clinical Exp 0
CISP 422 Differentiate Instruction 3
EDF 475 Schools in a Diverse Society 3
EDF 435 Classroom Assessment 3
WELL 426 Curriculum in Health Ed 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CI 450 Bison image Stu Teach Secondary Ed (Capstone) 12
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120