Students interested in pursuing a teaching license through CSU may refer to the Center for Educator Preparation (CEP) and the College of Health and Human Sciences for general information. 

Effective Spring 2014

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
SPCM 100Communication and Popular Culture (GT-AH1)3B3
SPCM 200Public Speaking2A3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Global and Cultural Awareness13E3
Historical Perspectives13D3
Mathematics1B3
Electives 5
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
EDUC 275Schooling in the United States (GT-SS3)3C3
SPCM 201Rhetoric in Western Thought (GT-AH3)3B3
SPCM 207Public Argumentation 3
Select two courses from the following: 6
Nonverbal Communication  
Interpersonal Communication Skills  
Conflict Management and Communication  
Additional Endorsement Area Electives2 15
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
Select one course from the following: 3
Writing in the Disciplines: Arts and Humanities (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Social Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Education (GT-CO3)2 
EDUC 331Educational Technology and Assessment 2
EDUC 340Literacy and the Learner 3
EDUC 350Instruction I-Individualization/Management 3
EDUC 386Practicum-Instruction I 1
EDUC 463Methods in Teaching Language Arts 4
Select one from the following: 3
Advanced Public Speaking  
Professional Communication  
Select one course from the following: 3
Evaluating Contemporary Television4A,4B 
Critical Media Studies4A,4B 
Evaluating Contemporary Film4A,4B 
History and Appreciation of Film4A,4B 
Select one from the following: 3
Co-Cultural Communication  
Intercultural Communication4A,4B 
Additional Endorsement Area Elective2 6
 Total Credits 31
Senior
 
EDUC 450Instruction II-Standards and Assessment 4
EDUC 485BStudent Teaching: Secondary 11
EDUC 486EPracticum: Instruction II 1
EDUC 493ASeminar: Professional Relations 1
Select two courses from the following: 6
Group Communication  
Public Deliberation  
Communication in Organizations  
Select one course from the following: 3
Film and Social Change  
Rhetoric in Social Movements  
Evaluating Contemporary Rhetoric4A,4B 
Political Communication4A,4B 
Communication, Language, and Thought  
Studies in Persuasion  
SPCM 479Communication Studies Capstone4C3
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

Can be double-counted as a major requirement.

2

Twenty-one (21) elective credits should apply toward student’s additional endorsement area. Consult advisor and the Colorado Department of Education website for the list of appropriate courses.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
Twenty-one (21) elective credits should apply toward student’s additional endorsement area.  Consult advisor and the Colorado Department of Education website for the list of appropriate courses. 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
SPCM 100Communication and Popular Culture (GT-AH1)  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
MathematicsX 1B3
Elective   2
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 275Schooling in the United States (GT-SS3)X 3C3
SPCM 201Rhetoric in Western Thought (GT-AH3)  3B3
Additional Endorsement Area Electives   9
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
SPCM 207Public Argumentation   3
Select two courses from the following:   6
Nonverbal Communication    
Interpersonal Communication Skills    
Conflict Management and Communication    
Additional Endorsement Area Electives   6
AUCC 3A (Biological and Physical Sciences), AUCC 3E (Global and Cultural Awareness), AUCC 3D (Historical Perspectives), SPCM 200 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Writing in the Disciplines: Arts and Humanities (GT-CO3)  2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)  2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Social Sciences (GT-CO3)  2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Education (GT-CO3)  2 
EDUC 340Literacy and the LearnerX  3
Select one course from the following:   3
Advanced Public Speaking    
Professional Communication    
Select one course from the following:   3
Evaluating Contemporary Television  4A,4B 
Critical Media Studies  4A,4B 
Evaluating Contemporary Film  4A,4B 
History and Appreciation of Film  4A,4B 
Additional Endorsement Area Elective   3
SPCM 100 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 331Educational Technology and AssessmentX  2
EDUC 350Instruction I-Individualization/ManagementX  3
EDUC 386Practicum-Instruction IX  1
EDUC 463Methods in Teaching Language Arts   4
Select one course from the following:   3
Co-Cultural Communication    
Intercultural Communication  4A,4B 
Additional Endorsement Area Elective   3
 Total Credits   16
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 450Instruction II-Standards and AssessmentX  4
EDUC 486EPracticum: Instruction IIX  1
Select two courses from the following:   6
Group Communication    
Public Deliberation    
Communication in Organizations    
Select one course from the following:   3
Film and Social Change    
Rhetoric in Social Movements    
Evaluating Contemporary Rhetoric  4A,4B 
Political Communication  4A,4B 
Communication, Language, and Thought    
Studies in Persuasion    
AUCC 4A & AUCC4B (Depth and Integration), AUCC 2 (Advanced Writing), SPCM 201, SPCM 207 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   14
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 485BStudent Teaching: SecondaryX  11
EDUC 493ASeminar: Professional RelationsX  1
SPCM 479Communication Studies CapstoneX 4C3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120