2022-2023 College Catalog 
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2022-2023 College Catalog [Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Graduation Map: Language Arts Middle Level Education, AS for Transfer to HSU BSE in Language Arts Middle Level Education 4-8

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About This Degree

Start Here / Finish There

NPC Faculty Mentor: Lindsey Vondenstein (Lindsey.Vondenstein@np.edu) 501-760.4233

  • This curriculum* is designed for persons who plan to obtain an Associate of Science (AS) in Education degree at National Park College (NPC) and transfer to the Henderson State University (HSU) to complete a bachelor’s degree.
  • Prerequisite courses and/or developmental courses may need to be taken in addition to this suggested plan of study.

HSU Transfer Admission information and policies

Additional HSU admittance requirements for the HSU Education Preparation Program (EPP):

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 (remedial course grades will not be included in the cumulative GPA for purposes of admission to HSU)
  • Have at least a “C” in English Composition I and II, Fundamentals of Public Speaking, and College Algebra
  • Due to state licensure requirements, students cannot transfer any “D” grade credit toward any of the requirements for either the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education K-6, Middle Level Education 4-8, or the Special Education K-12 degree at HSU
  • Pass Entrance Interview
  • Receive Credit for Teacher Education Orientation

HSU Transfer Scholarship information and policies

NPUC Transfer Resources:   • Transfer 101  •  Transfer Checklists  •  Transfer FAQ

NPC Honors Program: The NPC Honors Program is accepting applications. Learn more about the NPC Honors Program.

*The curriculum prepares you for licensure/certification in Arkansas.

How to Use the Graduation Map

Full-time? Part-time? Need developmental courses? Starting in the Spring or Summer?
Take courses in the order shown on the Graduation Map. See your academic advisor to help streamline your path toward degree completion.*

Scholarship recipients: Please be aware of eligibility criteria for your scholarship(s).  In particular, pay attention to (1) the enrollment requirements each semester for disbursement of your scholarship(s) and (2) the number of hours and GPA required each semester and/or year for renewal of your scholarship(s).  Graduation Maps provide a semester-by-semester course listing to allow you to graduate on time.  Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at (501) 760-6398 with any questions regarding enrollment/renewal requirements of your scholarship(s).

Semester 1 - Fall (13 Credit Hours)

Semester 3 - Fall (16 credit hours)

60 Credit Hours

Remaining Courses to be Completed at HSU - Language Arts Middle Level Education 4-8: 67 Credit Hours

Liberal Arts Core - 6 Credit Hours
Prefix Course # Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 4453 Advanced Composition 3
EDU 4543 Exploring Perspectives of Ling/Culture Diverse Learning 3
Specialty & Practicum Courses - 38 Credit Hours
Prefix Course # Course Name Credit Hours
EDM 3113 Literature for Middle School Students 3
EDM 3143 Middle Level Philosophy and Organization 3
EDM 3153 Adolescent Development & Practium 3
EDM 4233 Language Arts Practicum in Mid Grades 3
EDM 4273 STEM: Collaborative Inquiry/Learning 3
ENG 2023 Modern Grammer 3
ENG 3043 Non-Western Literature 3
RDG 3092 Scientific Approaches to Reading 2
RDG 3103 Emergent and Developing Literacy 3
RDG 3203 Reading & Writing in the Content Areas 3
    Content Elective 9
      * Language Arts Content Electives  
      * Second Content Electives  
      * Endorsement Content Electives  
Principles of Learning & Teaching (PLT) - 23 Credit Hours
Prefix Course # Course Name Credit Hours
EDU 2000 Teacher Education Orientation 0
EDU 3123 Education Psychology 3
EDU 4302 Assessment & Ed Measurement 4-8 2
EDU 4433 Classroom Management 4-8 3
EDU 4296 4-8 Internship Content 6
EDU 4306 4-8 Internship Clinical 6
EDU 4890 Internship Orientation 0
SPE 3013 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3
    Total HSU Credit Hours:  67
    Total Credit Hours:  127

Academic Year: 2022-2023
Revised: March, 2022

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