Students take two introductory education courses their freshman year and spend the rest of the time fulfilling general education requirements. The focus during the sophomore and junior years is on history and education courses. During the fall semester of their senior year, students complete a senior thesis and student teach during the spring semester. The program is rigorous so students are limited to two hours for electives.

1st Semester (17 hrs.)

Course Number Course Title Term Offered Prerequisites & Notes
GATE 101 (1) Gateway to University Life Fall
ENG 110 (3) University Writing & Research Fall, Spring If enrolled in ENG 100, 110 is still required
GPS 110 or 120 (3) Global Perspectives Fall, Spring 110 & 120 can be taken in any order
SOC 101 (3) Introduction to Sociology Fall, Spring
COMM 101 (3) Public Speaking Fall, Spring Required for teacher education program.
ED 300 (1) Teaching: The Profession Fall, Spring
Second Language 101 (3) University Foundations Fall, Spring

2nd Semester (18 hrs.)

Course Number Course Title Term Offered Prerequisites & Notes
GPS 110 or 120 (3) Global Perspectives Fall, Spring Enroll in the course not completed in the fall
Lab Science (4) University Foundations Fall, Spring
Fine Arts (2) University Foundations Fall, Spring
Literature(3) University Foundations Fall, Spring Recommendation:  American literature
ED 301 or 303 (3) Foundations of Education /Educational Psycology Fall, Spring ED 301 and 303 can be taken in any order
Second Language 102 (3) University Foundations Fall, Spring

3rd Semester (18 hrs.)

Course Number Course Title Term Offered Prerequisites & Notes
GPS 210 or 220 (3) Global Perspectives Fall, Spring Since PSCI is taken this semester, GPS 210 is recommended
HIST 201(3) United States History Fall, Spring
PSCI 201 (3) American Government Fall
MATH 115+ (3) University Foundations Fall, Spring
HIST 200 (3) Introduction to History Fall
ED 303 or 301 (3) Educational Psychology or Foundations of Education Fall, Spring ED 303 and 301 can be taken in any order

4th Semester (17 hrs.)

Course Number Course Title Term Offered Prerequisites & Notes
GPS 210 or 220 (3) Global Perspectives Fall, Spring Enroll in the course not completed in the fall
Math 115+ or Lab Science (3-4) University Foundations Fall, Spring
HIST 202 (3) United States History II * Spring
HIST Elective (3) World History* Fall, Spring Choose 1 from Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East/Africa options
ED 304(1) Exploring Diversity in Education* Fall, Spring
ED 306 (3) Curriculum & Instruction* Fall, Spring ED 301 and/or 303 & admission to the teacher education program

5th Semester (17 hrs.)

 Course Number Course Title Term Offered Prerequisites & Notes
GPS 310 (3) University Foundations Fall, Spring
ED 305 (3) Introduction to Differentiated Instruction Fall, Spring ED 303 prerequisite
ECON 309 (3) The Foundations of Capitalism in U.S. Economic HIstory Fall
GEOG 201 (3) Introduction to Cultural/Human Geography Fall
Upper level elective (2) Upper level social studies elective Fall, Spring W’International strongly recommended; If not taken until 6th semester, take PE 101 in the 5th semester.
HIST 311 (3) History of North Carolina Fall

6th Semester (16-17 hrs.)

Course Number Course Title Term Offered Prerequisites & Notes
GPS 320 (3) Global Perspectives Fall, Spring Enroll in the course not completed in the fall
HIST ELEC (3) World History Fall, Spring Complete 1 course from Asia, Europe, Latin America or Middle East/Africa options
PE 101 (2) University Foundations Fall, Spring Take PE 101 in the junior semester W’International is not taken
History Elective (3) World History Fall, Spring Complete 1 course from Asia, Europe, Latin America or Middle East/Africa options
Math 115+ or Lab Science (3-4) University Foundations Fall, Spring
ED 335 (2) Classroom Strategies for the Secondary (9-12) Teacher Spring Education 301, 303, 306 prerequisites

7th Semester (16 hrs.)

Course Number Course Title Term Offered Prerequisites & Notes
HIST ELEC (3) World History Fall, Spring Complete 1 course from Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East/Africa
HIST ELEC (3) US History Fall, Spring Complete 1 course from History 312/410/391/491 or PSCI 331
HIST 499 (1) Senior Thesis in History Fall ,Spring
PSYC 209 (3) Adolescent Psychology Fall, Spring Required for teacher education program
ED 322 (3) Literacy Across the Curriculum Fall ED 301, 306
ED 390 (3) Teaching Citizenship & Global Issues (9-12) Fall ED 301, 306

8th Semester (12 hrs.)

 Course Number Course Title Term Offered Prerequisites & Notes
ED 443a (4) Social Studies Student Teaching: Instructional Preparation (9-12) Fall, Spring Completion of program requirements and permission of the Dean of the School of Education & the teacher education faculty.
ED 443b (4) Social Studies Student Teaching: Instructional Presentation (9-12) Fall, Spring
ED 443c (4) Social Studies Student Teaching: Classroom Organization/Management (9-12) Fall, Spring
ED 497 (0) Exit Examination Fall, Spring
ED 498 (0) Content Area Project Fall, Spring

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Must earn a minimum of 125 credit hours, including 40 credit hours at 300+ level.
  2. Must complete the last 30 credit hours of degree at Wingate University.
  3. Must fulfill Lyceum requirement as outlined in Academic Catalog.