QUEST Elementary & Special Education (BA/MAT) B.A. in International Affairs


General Education Requirements (47 credits)

College Competencies (21 Credits)

ENWR1101     Academic Writing
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
Oral Communication
Quantitative Analysis
MATH1101    Comprehensive Mathematics
Ethical and Moral Analysis:
POLS2606     Ethics and Politics
Scientific Analysis

Liberal Arts Distribution (18 credits)

Language and Culture
Social and Behavioral Sciences 
PSYC1101    General Psychology
PSYC2204    Child Development (or)
PSYC3305    Adolescent Growth & Dev
Art and Humanities:
HIST1214     World Civilization I
HIST1215     World Civilization II

University Requirements (8 credits)

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

Major Requirements (36 credits)

Major Courses (15 credits)

POLS1102     Geography & World Issues
POLS2204     International Relations II
POLS2212     International Law
POLS2231     Comp. Government & Politics
POLS4600    Political Science Seminar (or)
POLS4875     Foreign Policy of the U.S.

1Major Elective Courses (21 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


For secondary (additional ) certification, student should take 2 American History courses and 1 additional history (total 15 Credits)

Note: please refer to the International Studies major check sheet 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 128-138 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.