General Education for Teachers
All professional education and content-area coursework, including general education courses, that form part of an application for certification, endorsement, or approval must be passed with a grade no lower than "C" or better.
The general education requirements for teachers are generally the same as those of other students in the University. However, specific courses have been designated as requirements in certain teacher education programs, as listed below.
- Elementary and Early Childhood Education majors are required to complete all general education courses with a "C" or better grade. Group I - Christian Living courses are exempt from this grade requirement. In addition, Elementary and Early Childhood Education majors must complete the following specific general education courses: BIOL 201 or BIOL 125, PHSC 110, GEOL 140, and ENVI 310, MATH 111 and MATH 112, PSCI 223, and either 1) a two-semester sequence of foreign language or 2) one three-hour course in domestic multicultural understanding selected from SOCY 280, LIT 315, or COMM 349 and one international culture course selected from HIST 379, MULT 301, PHIL 325, SOCY 364, LIT 315, SOCY 280, or COMM 349.
- Secondary and K-12 Education majors are required to earn a grade of "C" or better in the following general education courses: ENGL 108/109, ENGL 209/210, COMM 105, PSCI 223, MATH 103 or higher, and either 1) a two-semester sequence of foreign language or 2) six hours of international culture courses.
- Several secondary/K-12 programs have specific general education courses that require a "C" or better grade:
Family/Consumer Sciences Education — BIOL 169 and CHEM 101
Art Education and Music Education — FINA 101
Physical Eduation — PHED 169
Students should reference specific program and grade requirements at www.olivet.edu/studentlife/resources/registrar/degreereqs.aspx