Major in Applied Computing Technology


Concentration in Computing Education

(Effective Fall 2016)

This teacher education program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Computing Technology with a concentration in computing education (K-12 technology education) with state licensure in Instructional Technology (Computers) and provides students with a background in education, computer programming, and computer systems to enable graduates to teach computing principles and serve as computing technology experts in public schools.

Graduates of this program will be capable of teaching a broad range of computing technology: computer applications, web development, and programming, including AP computer science courses. They will also be capable of providing expert information technology support for schools for instructional and administrative purposes.

Students enrolled in the concentration will need to seek advising in both the Computer Science Department, as well as the School of Education to ensure timely completion of the licensure requirements. Contact James Peterson in the Computer Science Department (970/491-7137) for information about content courses and James Folkestad in the School of Education (970/491-7832) for information about the education course requirements.

Notes


Suggested Sequence of Courses

120 credits required for graduation

Freshman Year:
Sophomore Year:
Course
Credits
Course
Credits
CO150
3
CS165
4
CS110
4
CS220
4
SPCM200
3
CS270
4
MATH160
4
STAT201 or 204 or 301
3
CS163 or CS164
4
CT310
4
Biological and Physical Sciences
7
Arts and Humanities
6
Global and Cultural Development
3
EDUC275
3
electives
2
EDUC340
3
Total Credits
29
Total Credits
31

Junior Year:
Senior Year:
Course
Credits
Course
Credits
CS253
4
400-level CS (below 485)
4
300-level CS
3
EDUC450
4
EDUC350
3
EDUC486J
1
EDUC331
2
EDUC493A
1
EDUC386
1
EDCT465
3
JTC413
3
EDCT485
11
CT320
4
electives
6
Social Sciences
3
Historical Perspectives
3
CIS355
3
Total Credits
31
Total Credits
30


Course Requirements for a B.S. Degree in Applied Computing Technology: Computing Education Concentration

Approved Courses for the categories of the All University Core Curriculum can be seen at All University Core Curriculum

NOTE: Applied Computing Technology majors will be excused from prerequisites for CIS355 once they have completed CS200 and CS270. Access to CIS courses is restricted. Contact the CIS Dept. about overrides.

ALL-UNIVERSITY CORE CURRICULUM
Course
Prerequisites
Description
Credits
1. Basic Competencies (AUCC):
A. CO150 SAT reading score >= 600 or ACT English score >= 26 or Composition Placement exam score 3,4,5, or CO130. College Composition
3
B. MATH160 or MATH141 or MATH155 Calculus
4-3
2. Core Competencies (AUCC):
A. Advanced Writing
3
3. Foundations and Perspectives (AUCC):
A. Natural Sciences
7
B. Arts and Humanities
6
C. Social/Behavioral Sciences
3
D. Historical Perspectives
3
E. Global and Cultural Awareness:
3
4. Depth and Integration (AUCC):*
JTC413
New Communication Technologies & Society
3
AND
EDCT465 Methods and Materials in Technology Education
3
AND
EDUC493A Seminar-Professional Relations
1
* JTC413 and EDCT465 and EDUC493A: Together these three courses meet AUCC cat. 4A, 4B and 4C [Using Competencies, Building on Foundations, and Capstone]
AUCC Requirements Total
38-39
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Course
Prerequisites
Description
Credits
Computing Technology Core Courses:
CS110 Personal Computing
4
CS163 or CS164 MATH124 Java Programming (CS1)
4
CS165 CS163 or CS164; concurrent registration MATH160 Data Structures and Algorithms - Java (CS2)
4
CS220 CS165, MATH160 Discrete Structures with Applications
4
CS253 CS220; CS270 Problem Solving in C++
4
CS270 CS165, concurrent registration in CS220 Computer Organization
4
CS3** 300-level CS course
3
CS4** 400-level CS course
4
CIS355 Business Database Systems
3
CT310 CS200 Web Development
4
CT320 CS253 or (CS155 and CS156) Network and System Administration
4
JTC413 New Communications Technology & Society
3
STAT201 or STAT204 or STAT301 Statistics
3
SPCM200 Public Speaking
3
Total Credits
51
Professional Education Licensure Courses:
EDUC275 Schooling in the United States
3
EDUC331 Educational Technology
2
EDUC340 Literacy and the Learner
3
EDUC350 Instruction I: Individualization/Mgmt.
3
EDUC386 Practicum-Instruction I
1
EDUC450 Instruction II: Standards/Assessment
4
EDUC486J Practicum-Instruction II
1
EDCT465 Methods/Materials - Tech Education
3
EDCT485 Student Teaching/Internship
11
EDUC493A Seminar Professional Relations
1
Total Credits
32