BA Educational Studies Course of Study

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As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a professional portfolio, capstone, or both. As a student in this program, you will complete the assessments (courses) listed below in order to graduate. These assessments are required, though you may be able to clear some of these requirements through a course-by-course transcript analysis. (Learn more about transferring credits.) Each assessment has a course of study, which contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use while completing said assessment. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through this process.

For ease of understanding, WGU has assigned competency units to each of its assessments as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 12 to 13 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Fail basis; a “Pass” at WGU is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.

Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these assessments and their courses of study.

Course Course of Study/Assessments Competency Units
FST4 Schools and Society 3
AGC1 Foundations of College Mathematics 3
BBC1 Communications Foundations 2
BCC1 Health, Fitness and Wellness 4
LAE1 Language and Communication: Essay 2
LUT1 Language and Communication: Presentation 2
QBT1 Language and Communication: Research 3
BZC1 United States Constitution 3
GKE1 Themes in U.S. and World History 1
GKT1 Applications in U.S. and World History 1
SST1 General Education Social Science: Analysis and Applications 2
SSC1 General Education Social Science 1
IWC1 Literature, Arts and the Humanities 2
IWT1 Literature, Arts and the Humanities: Analysis and Interpretation 2
QLC1 Quantitative Literacy: College Algebra, Measurement and Geometry 3
QMC1 Quantitative Literacy: Statistics, Probability, and Problem Solving 3
QLT1 Quantitative Literacy: Quantitative Problem Solving and Applications 3
INC1 Integrated Natural Sciences 4
INT1 Integrated Natural Sciences Applications 4
LCC1 Survey of Literature 3
LCT1 Survey of Literature: Analysis and Interpretation 3
CLC1 Reasoning and Problem Solving 3
FHT4 Human Development and Learning 3
FDT4 Diversity and Inclusion 3
FCT4 Classroom Management 3
FTT4 Testing 3
FTC4 Foundations of Teaching Practice Integration 6
EIT4 Instructional Planning and Strategies 3
ETT4 Instructional Presentation and Follow-Up 6
EIO4 Instructional Planning, Strategies and Presentation Integration 3
EAT1 Literacy and Elementary Reading 3
ELT1 Literacy and Elementary Language Arts and Handwriting 2
EFT4 Specific Teaching Practices: Math and Science 3
EHT4 Specific Teaching Practices: Health, VPA, and Social Studies 3
ELO4 Specific Teaching Practices: Elem Ed Integration 3
SRA1 Research Writing 3
STA1 Educational Theory and Analysis 4
SCA1 Theoretical Reasoning and Problem Solving 9
SSA1 Educational Theory Synthesis and Evaluation 3
SDA1 Educational Studies Integration 2

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