Quest Elementary & Special Education (BA/MAT)B.A. in Art

General Education Requirements

(53 credits)

              College Competencies (24 credits)

ENWR1101   Academic Writing
ENWR1102   Academic Research & Writing
Speech/Professional Communication
Quantitative Analysis
MATH1101   Comprehensive Math
Math or Technology or Statistics
Ethical and Moral Analysis
Scientific Analysis

Liberal Arts Distribution  (21 credits)

Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSYC1101   General Psychology
PSYC2204   Child Development (or)
PSYC3305   Adolescent Growth & Dev
Art and Culture
ART1141   2-Dimensional Design
ART1144   Color Theory I

             University Requirements (8 credits)

                   UNIV1001   Transitioning to University Life
                   UNIV1002    Preparing for Professional Life
                   UNIV2001   Cross-cultural Perspectives 
                   UNIV2002   Global Issues


Major Requirements

(33 credits)

Required Major Courses (24 credits)

ART1107   Development of Art I 
ART1108   Development of Art II
ART1151   General Drawing I  
ART1153   Life Drawing I
ART1161   Painting I  
ART1177   Intro to Digital Media
ART1181   Sculpture I
ART1187   Ceramics I

Major Elective Courses (9 credits)


Elementary & Special Education Courses

(45 credits)

Year 1

EDUC1108    Seminar in Professional Practice I
EDUC2401    Field Experience I
EDUC2206    Foundations of Special Education

Year 2

EDUC2204    Survey of students w/Special Needs 
EDUC2205    Classroom Management
EDUC2209    Seminar in Professional Practice II
EDUC2402    Field Experience II
EDUC3309    Seminar in Professional Practice III

Year 3

EDUC3403   Field Experience III
EDUC6818*  Language Development & Literacy I
EDUC6819*  Language Development & Literacy II
EDUC7763*  Human Relations and Conflict Resolution

Year 4

EDUC3404    Field Experience IV
EDUC6792    Assistive Technology in the Inclusive Clasroom
EDUC6797    Multisensory Math Instruction
EDUC6820*  Problem-Based Strategies in Elementary Education
EDUC6893*  Evaluation and Measurement in Education

* Graduate Education Courses

Note: please refer to the Art page for the specific general education and major requirements.

Initial Certification

Students in the QUEST/TSD program must maintain a CGPA ≥ 3.0. Students must satisfy all core requirements and specific departmental requirements for their liberal arts/science major in order to be eligible for a baccalaureate degree. Students in the QUEST/TSD Program must major in a liberal arts/science discipline and will complete 40 credits as a concentration in elementary or special education. Fifteen of the 40 education credits are “dual” credits that count toward the completion of both the BA/BS and the MAT degree. A minimum of 128-145 credits are required to complete a BA/BS degree. Students who are unable to complete the required courses as undergraduates will complete them in year 5, or additional time, if needed. QUEST/TSD students who complete 15 graduate credits in their undergraduate program must complete a minimum of an additional 25 graduate credits (total of 40 graduate credits) to earn their Masters degree. All students enrolled in QUEST/TSD must meet each semester with their QUEST/TSD advisor to plan for and review FDU program requirements as well as State certification requirements. Students who have not taken a biology, hygiene, physiology or substance abuse course must take the State approved Health Examination to fulfill this certification requirement. Prior to Field Experience IV, a passing score on the Praxis is required.

QUEST Fifth Year Course Outline Elementary & Special Education Certification Track

EDUC6575 Apprenticeship Teaching (6)

EDUC6747 Multisensory Reading Instruction(3)

EDUC6750 Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom (3)

EDUC6793 Education of Students with Moderate & Severe Disabilities (3)

EDUC6825 Apprenticeship Teaching Seminar (2)

EDUC7812 Final Project (2)

In order to complete the Master of Arts in Teaching program in 5 years, some students may need to take courses in summer and winter sessions in Years 2-5 depending upon their particular program requirements and approval of their QUEST/TSD and Liberal Arts/Science advisors.

QUEST students may attend the study abroad program at FDU Wroxton, England in their junior year. Study in Wroxton might necessitate taking other required courses over a summer semester.