General Education Requirements - Elementary Education

These requirements are only for those students enrolled in the George Fox Elementary Education degree completion program under the School of Education (the Department of Professional Studies general education requirements can be found here). For traditional undergraduate students, please see the general education requirements posted in that section of the catalog.

Most students will complete all, or nearly all, of the below requirements prior to program admission and enrollment in the major cohort classes. Students should confer with an Enrollment Counselor.

All requirements are expressed in Semester Credits.

Bible and Religion (3 credits)

This requirement is met by ELED 423 Christian Faith and Thought. Students desiring to take an additional Bible course may do so as part of the humanities requirement or electives.

Communication (6 credits)

The communications area is required to ensure that students write and speak effectively and professionally. Students must take at least one college-level writing class as part of this requirement (LACC 215 Personal and Professional Assessment can meet this requirement and can also facilitate the completion of Prior Learning Assessment credits). The remainder may be completed with Speech, Interpersonal, or Business Communication courses.

Health and Human Performance (2 credits)

Health, Wellness, or Physical activity courses will complete this requirement.

Humanities (12 credits)

Students must take a total of 12 credits from the following areas: fine arts (including music and theater), history, literature, cultural studies, foreign language (second year or higher only), philosophy, religion, and Bible.

  1. Fine Arts (2-3 credits)
  2. History (6 credits)

    Students must select one of the following courses:
    HIST 110 Western Civilization to 1648 (3)
    HIST 120 Western Civilization from 1648 (3)

    Students must select one of the following courses:
    HIST 151 United States to 1865 (3)
    HIST 152 United States from 1865 (3)

  3. Literature (3 credits)

Natural Sciences (6 credits)

Lab science is required. Courses must come from at least two different disciplines: biology, chemistry, environmental science, or physics.

Mathematics (6-8 credits)

MATH 211 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I (4)
MATH 212 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II (4)

Social Science (6 credits)

  1. Psychology (2-3 hours)

    PSYC 150 General Psychology (3)

  2. General Social Science (2-3 hours) 

    Courses from sociology, economics, political science or anthropology.

Globalization (2-3 credits)

GEOG 200 Cultural Geography and Global Relationships (3)