Capstone means "culminating" or "crowning"; it is used to describe a course that is the culminating experience for a program of study.
Cognates are required courses in disciplines related to the major. Cognates are intended to broaden and enhance the major.
Concentration is the area of specialization. Courses in the concentration are a group of courses that relate specifically to the student's area of study.
Content major refers to the disciplinary course work taken by students in elementary education.
Electives are courses which the student may choose beyond the specifically required courses, in order to fulfill the degree requirements.
Enrolled means a student has been admitted to the College and/or a program and has registered for courses.
Full-Time Student is a student taking 12 to 18 credit hours per semester.
Major is the discipline or academic area in which the student is studying in depth and normally requires a minimum of 30 credit hours.
Matriculate means to be admitted formally to a degree program.
Minor is a secondary specialization in a degree program and normally requires a minimum of 15 credit hours.
Part-Time Student is a student taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester.
Program of Study usually consists of the following: General Education, a major, cognates, and electives.
Required Courses are courses students must take to fulfill degree requirements.
Retention Requirements are requirements students must meet in order to remain enrolled at the College and/or in a program.
Teacher preparation program is a term used in the elementary education, secondary education, and pre-kindergarten to twelfth-grade programs to describe the major and other requirements needed to be eligible for certification as a teacher.
Teaching concentration in special education is a term used in the elementary education and secondary education curricula; it is a group of courses in special education taken in addition to required courses in elementary or secondary education.