Four-Year Plan

(Bachelor of Arts) and (Secondary Education)
2013-2014 Catalog Year

Download the 2013-2014 Four Year Plan

This 4-Year Plan is only a suggested guide for planning course selections.

Official course selections should be made with the guidance of an academic advisor and will depend on an individual student's situation.
Specific information regarding majors, minors, course descriptions, policies and procedures can be found in the university catalog.

Bachelor of Arts

Fall Spring
ENG1000: Introduction to Academic Writing 4 IDS1600: Culture, Diversity, & Expression 4
MTH1100: College Algebra OR MTH1110: Contemporary Mathematics 3 General Education Course (AP) 4
HIS1200: American History I 4 HIS1210: American History II 4
PSC1100: Politics, Culture, and Society 4 BIO2200: Humans and the Environment (ONW) 4

Total Semester Hours   15 Total Semester Hours   16
ENG2010: Introduction to Research Writing 4 IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History OR IDS2000: Wellness and Social Responsibility 4
EDU2200: Standards/Foundation of Education 4 EDU2260: Theories of Learning 4
HIS2500: Western Civilization I 4 HIS2600: Western Civilization II 4
SBS1100: Introduction to Social Sciences 4 SBS2100: Human Geography 3
SPED2120: Characteristics/Identification & the Law 4
Total Semester Hours  16 Total Semester Hours  19
HIS Selected Course (HIS2200 Recommended) 4 EDU3720: Reading Across the Curriculum 4
HIS Selected Course 4 HIS3250: Illinois History and Government 2
PSC2110: US Government (KOB) 4 HIS3400WI: Problems in History (WI) 4

SPED3750: Prosocial/Problem Behavior

3 HIS Selected Course (non-Western) 4
SPED3850: Assistive Technology 1 SPEDXXX: Linguistics and Language Development
*EDU2900: Pre-Teaching 1
Total Semester Hours  17 Total Semester Hours  19
HIS4990: Senior Seminar in History 4

*EDU4750: Student Teaching

General Education Course (AP/ONW) 4 EDU4760: Student Teaching Seminar 3
SPED4620: Collaboration and Coteaching 4

*SBS3820: Methods for Teaching Secondary Education 4

Total Semester Hours  16 Total Semester Hours  15


  • Students must complete 30 semester hours at the 3000 level or above, of which 15 semester hours must be completed at Aurora University.
  • Last 24 semester hours of degree must be completed at Aurora University, including at least 18 semester hours in the major.
  • WI indicates the required 3000-level Writing Intensive course for the major.
  • General Education abbreviations:
    • KO = Knowing Ourselves and Others A and B
    • ONW = Our Natural World
    • AP = Aesthetic and Philosophical Expression A and B
  • Courses in bold require acceptance into the School of Education
  • * Indicates the course must be applied for 1 year in advance
  • The following courses should be taken during Summer Term to finish the degree in four years:
    • General Education Course (AP/ONW) (4 hrs)
    • ECN2020: Macroeconomics (3hrs)
    • COM1500: Intro to Human Communication (KOA) (4hrs)
If you have questions about this major, contact the Crouse Center for Student Success at (630) 844-6870.