Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Table of Contents

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Greetings from the President


The University

Which Catalog?

Traditional Students

Student Life (Traditional)

Admissions (Traditional)

Financial Information (Traditional)

Academic Regulations and Procedures (Traditional)

Curriculum and Degree Requirements (Traditional)

School of Arts and Humanities

Art and Design Department

Communication Department

English and Modern Languages Department

History and Political Science Department

Music Department

School of Business (Jetter School of Business)

School of Education and Professional Studies

Education Department

Teacher Education Program

Mission of the Teacher Education Program Overview

Conceptual Framework

NCATE Accreditation

Teacher Education Program Philosophy

Goals and Outcomes of the Teacher Education Program

Progress through the Teacher Education Program

Admission to Foundations of Education and Educational Technology

Admission to and Continuation in the Teacher Education Program

Admission to and Continuation in Clinical Practice

Recommendation for Licensure

Response to Cultural Bias


Transfer Information

International Student Teaching

Transportation to Field Assignments

Education Departmental Programs

Adolescent to Young Adult Education Programs

Multi-age Education Programs

Career-Technical Education Programs

Family and Consumer Sciences Department

Physical Education Department

Social Work Department

School of Natural and Social Sciences

Biology Department

Chemistry and Physical Science Department



Pre-Health Professions Programs

Computer Science Department

Mathematics Department

Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department

Criminal Justice



School of Nursing and Health Sciences

School of Theology and Philosophy

Graduate and Professional Studies Students

Introductory Information (GPS)

General Provisions (GPS)

Admissions (GPS)

Financial Information (GPS)

Academic Regulations and Procedures (GPS)

Curriculum and Degree Requirements (GPS)

School of Business (Jetter School of Business)

School of Education and Professional Studies

Education Department

Social Work Department (Degree Completion)

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

School of Theology and Philosophy

Course Descriptions

Course Prefixes

Business Technology Courses (ABT)

Accounting Courses (ACC)

Applied Music Courses (APM)

Middle East Studies Courses (ARA)

Art Courses (ART)

Biblical Literature Courses (BIB)

Biology Courses (BIO)

BIO1014G Principles of Biology with Laboratory [4].

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory [4].

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory [4].

BIO1094G Conservation of Natural Resources with Laboratory [4].

BIO2001 Medical Terminology [1].

BIO2034 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory [4].

BIO2044 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory [4].

BIO2064 Invertebrate Zoology with Laboratory [4].

BIO3003 Pathophysiology [3].

BIO3004 Microbiology with Laboratory [4].

BIO3009 Research Problems [1-6].

aBIO3014 Principles of Ecology with Laboratory [4].

aBIO3024 Field Botany with Laboratory [4].

BIO3034 Genetics with Laboratory [4].

BIO3045 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with Laboratory [5].

BIO3054 Environmental Science with Laboratory [4].

BIO3064 Vertebrate Physiology with Laboratory [4].

aBIO3074 Ornithology with Laboratory [4].

BIO3084 Clinical Preceptorship [4].

aBIO3094G Tropical Ecology with Laboratory [4].

BIO4001 Technical Writing in Biology [1].

BIO4002 Content Area Teaching Methods in Life Sciences [2].

BIO4003 Environmental Science for Nurses [3].

BIO4011 Principles of Bioethics [1].

aBIO4014 Aquatic Biology with Laboratory [4].

aBIO4024 Entomology with Laboratory [4].

BIO4033 Environmental Science for RN's [3].

BIO4064 Molecular Biology with Laboratory [4].

BIO4073 Cell Biology [3].

aBIO4074 Developmental Biology with Laboratory [4].

BIO4089 Special Topics in Biology [1-4].

BIO4091 Biology Seminar [1].

BIO5019 Independent Study in Biology [1-4].

BIO5029 Biology Internship [1-6].

BIO5091 Biology Honors Research Project [1-2].

Biblical Languages Courses (BLA)

Business Special Studies Courses (BSS)

Christian Education Courses (CED)

Chemistry Courses (CHE)

Church History Courses (CHH)

China Studies Courses (CHI)

Criminal Justice Courses (CJU)

Communication Courses (COM)

Creative Writing Courses (CRW)

Computer Science Courses (CSC)

DRA2031G Acting Practicum [0-1].

aDRA2033 Fundamentals of Acting [3].

DRA3031G Stagecraft Practicum [0-1].

aDRA3033G Technical Theater [3].

DRA4033 Play Production [3].

Early Childhood Education Courses (ECE)

ECE2012 Building Family and Community Relationships [2].

ECE2014 Art, Music and Movement [4].

ECE2061 Preschool Field Experience [1].

ECE2063 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education [3].

ECE2072 Children’s Literature for Early Childhood [2].

ECE3002 Social Studies for Upper Elementary Grades [2].

ECE3012 Observation, Assessment and Documentation [2].

ECE3022 Mathematics for Upper Elementary Grades [2].

ECE3032 Science for Upper Elementary Grades [2].

ECE3033 Classroom Management in Early Childhood Education [3].

ECE3041 Developmental Literacy Laboratory [1].

ECE3043 Developmental Literacy [3].

ECE3053 Mathematics: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Early Childhood [3].

ECE3063 Basics of Phonics Instruction [3].

ECE3093 Inclusion and Differentiated Instruction [3].

ECE3102 General Teaching Methods [2].

ECE4001 Early Childhood Endorsement Practicum [1].

ECE4012 Early Childhood Science: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment [2].

ECE4021 Integrated Methods in Early Childhood Education [1].

ECE4022 Early Childhood Social Studies: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment [2].

ECE4033 Content Reading [3].

ECE4053 Social Studies Grades 1-5 [3].

ECE4063 Math Grades 1-5 [3].

ECE4073 Science Grades 1-5 [3].

ECE4082 Early Childhood Methods Laboratory [2].

ECE4102 Unit Planning [2].

ECE4102 Unit Planning [2].

ECE4122 Advanced Classroom Management [2].

ECE4122 Advanced Classroom Management [2].

ECE4132 Advanced Research Writing [2].

ECE6001 Early Childhood Endorsement Practicum [1].

ECE6002 Social Studies for Upper Elementary Grades [2].

ECE6022 Mathematics for Upper Elementary Grades [2].

ECE6032 Science for Upper Elementary Grades [2].

ECE6203 Play, Creativity, and Imagination [3].

ECE6213 Social Development of Young Children [3].

ECE6223 Advanced Study of Child Development [3].

ECE6233 Curriculum Integration [3].

ECE6243 Literacy Theory and Practice [3].

ECE6252 Advanced Children’s Literature [2].

ECE6261 Writing with Children [1].

Economics Courses (ECO)

Educational Technology Courses (EDT)

Professional Education Courses (EDU)

English Courses (ENG)

Music Ensembles Courses (ENS)

Earth Science Courses (ESS)

Family and Consumer Sciences Courses (FCS)

Finance Courses (FIN)

Graphic Design Courses (GRD)

Health Care Administration Courses (HCA)

History Courses (HIS)

Honors Courses (HON)

Human Resource Management Courses (HRM)

Health Science Course (HSC)

Humanities Courses (HUM)

International Business Courses (IBS)

Intercultural Studies Courses (ICS)

Intervention Specialist Courses (ISP)

ISP2002 Individual Learning Differences [2].

ISP2093 Inclusive Classroom and Exceptional Teaching [3].

ISP3002 Intervention Assessments [2].

ISP3032 Intervention Specialist Field Experience K-5 [2].

ISP3042 Intervention Specialist Field Experience 6-12 [2].

ISP4001 Methods Laboratory for Early Childhood [1].

ISP4002 Specialized Instruction: Reading/Writing [2].

ISP4012 Specialized Instruction: Mathematics/Science/Social Studies [2].

ISP4022 Behavior Analysis and Management [2].

ISP4051 Professional and Collaborative Practice [1].

ISP4052 Methods Laboratory for Intervention Specialist Grades 7-12 [2].

ISP4096 Student Teaching: Intervention Specialist [6].

ISP6002 Inclusion and Exceptional Teaching: PK-12 [2].

ISP6003 Inclusion and Exceptional Teaching: K-12 [3].

ISP6012 Developmental Characteristics and Individual Learning Differences: PK-12 [2].

ISP6013 Individualized Instructional Strategies in Mathematics [3].

ISP6022 Individualized Instructional Strategies: Content Areas [2].

ISP6023 Individualized Instructional Strategies: Reading and Language [3].

ISP6032 Extended Field Experience for Exceptional Learners [2].

ISP6033 Diagnostic Assessment Strategies for Exceptional Learners [3].

ISP6043 Behavioral Analysis and Classroom Management [3].

ISP6052 Consultation and Collaboration for the Inclusion of Exceptional Learners [2].

ISP6062 Individualized Instructional Strategies Field Experience [2].

ISP6064 Advanced Practicum [4].

ISP6066 Advanced Practicum [6].

ISP6072 Current Issues in Professional Education and Ethical Practice [2].

ISP6073 Current Issues in Professional Education and Ethical Practice [3].

ISP6082 Diagnostic Assessment Strategies for Exceptional Learners [2].

ISP6091 Special Education Research and Writing II [1].

ISP6092 Special Education Research and Writing I [2].

ISP6093 Special Education Research and Writing I [3].

ISP6102 Seminar in Professional Practice [2].

Interdisciplinary Studies Courses (ITD)

Journalism Courses (JOU)

Leadership Courses (LED)

Management Courses (MAN)

Marketing Courses (MAR)

Mathematics Courses (MAT)

Middle Childhood Education Courses (MCE)

Ministry Courses (MIN)

Modern Languages Courses (MLA)

Medical Laboratory Science Courses (MLS)

Music Methods and Applications Courses (MMA)

Music Special Studies Courses (MSS)

Music Theory and History Courses (MTH)

Nursing Courses (NUR)

Physical Education Courses (PED)

PED1002G Principles of Health and Fitness [2].

PED1022 First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) [2].

PED1071G Karate [1].

PED1093 Foundations of Physical Education [3].

PED2003 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology [3].

PED2011G Sports Skill: Baseball [1].

PED2013 Sports Information Services [3].

PED2021G Sports Skill: Basketball [1].

PED2023 Athletic Training [3].

PED2029 Sports Information Practicum [1-2].

PED2031G Sports Skill: Cross Country [1].

PED2039 Athletic Training Practicum [1-2].

PED2041G Sports Skill: Golf [1].

PED2049 Sports Management Practicum [1-2].

PED2051G Sports Skill: Soccer [1].

PED2063 Pedagogy in Health and Physical Education [3].

aPED2071G Advanced Bicycling [1].

PED2081G Sports Skill: Volleyball [1].

PED2091G Sports Skill: Softball [1].

PED2093 Sports and Society [3].

aPED3003 Sports Psychology [3].

PED3013 Fitness Testing [3].

PED3033G Personal Health [3].

PED3043 Community Health [3].

PED3053 Individual and Team Sports [3].

PED3063 Administration of Athletics, Physical Education and School Health Programs [3].

PED3073 Sports Management I [3].

PED4003 Kinesiology [3].

PED4013 Physiology of Exercise [3].

aPED4023 Content Area Teaching Methods in Physical Education and Health [3].

aPED4053 Sports Management II [3].

aPED4063 Educational Tests and Measurements [3].

aPED4073 Advanced Exercise Studies [3].

PED5019 Independent Study in Physical Education [1-4].

PED5029 Internship [1-6].

aPED5091 Physical Education Honors Research Project [1-2].

Professional Educator’s License Courses (PEL)

Personal Growth Courses (PGR)

Philosophy Courses (PHI)

Physics Courses (PHY)

Pastoral Ministry Courses (PMI)

Political Science Courses (POL)

Pre-nursing Courses (PRN)

Preaching and Worship Courses (PRW)

Psychology Courses (PSY)

Religion Special Studies Courses (RSS)

Science Course (SCI)

Sociology Courses (SOC)

Spanish Courses (SPA)

Social Work Courses (SWK)

Theology Courses (THE)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Courses (TSL)

Directory of Personnel