Computer Science + Education: Learning Sciences, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Computer Science + Education, Learning Sciences concentration


Curriculum & Instruction Department Office

311 Education Building

1310 South Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 244-8286


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College of Education Admissions & Requirements

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Computer Science Curriculum Information


The Computer Science + Education, BS is sponsored jointly by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. The major in Computer Science and Education is a flexible program for undergraduate students who plan to pursue careers in either field and offers two foci of concentration.

The Learning Sciences concentration focuses on how technology can be designed and developed to further education. Social media, virtual and augmented reality, data analytics, mobile and wearable devices have created an opportunity to transform teaching and learning in both formal and informal contexts. This degree will prepare students for advanced study at the graduate level, as well as immediate entry into the workforce at software companies, publishers, school districts, game design companies, and research non-profits.

To graduate from the Computer Science and Education curriculum, a student must complete all courses with a traditional letter grade.

In order to be recommended for licensure, candidates are required to maintain University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, cumulative, content area, and professional education grade point averages of 2.5 (A=4.0). Candidates in teaching licensure programs must maintain a C or better in ALL content and professional education coursework. Candidates should consult their adviser or the Council on Teacher Education for the list of courses used to compute these grade point averages. For teacher education licensure requirements applicable to all curricula, see the Council on Teacher Education.

Licensure requirements are subject to change without notice as a result of new mandates from the Illinois State Board of Education or the Illinois General Assembly.

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Computer Science + Education


To graduate from the Computer Science and Education curriculum, a student must complete all courses with a traditional letter grade.

In order to be recommended for licensure, candidates are required to maintain University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, cumulative, content area, and professional education grade point averages of 2.5 (A=4.0). Candidates in teaching licensure programs must maintain a C or better in ALL content and professional education coursework. Candidates should consult their adviser or the Council on Teacher Education for the list of courses used to compute these grade point averages. For teacher education licensure requirements applicable to all curricula, see the Council on Teacher Education.

Licensure requirements are subject to change without notice as a result of new mandates from the Illinois State Board of Education or the Illinois General Assembly.


Orientation Seminar
EDUC 101Education Orientation Seminar1

The following degree requirements also meet general education course requirements and must be selected from the campus General Education course list. 

General Education Requirements
Composition
Composition I4-6
Advanced Composition3-4
Quantitative Reasoning
See Computer Science Core and Mathematical Foundations for specific requirement.
Natural Sciences and Technology
From approved campus list6
Humanities and the Arts
From approved campus list6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
From approved campus list6
Cultural Studies
Western Culture(s) from approved campus list3
U.S. Minority Culture(s) from approved campus list3
Non-Western Culture(s) from approved campus list 3
Language other than English
Three years of one language other than English in high school or competion of the third semester of college-level language0-12
Computer Science Core Requirements (fulfills Quantitative Reasoning)
CS 124Introduction to Computer Science I3
CS 128Introduction to Computer Science II3
CS 173Discrete Structures3
CS 222Software Design Lab1
CS 225Data Structures4
CS 374Introduction to Algorithms & Models of Computation4
Choose 1 from:8-9
Computer Architecture
and System Programming
OR
Introduction to Computer Systems
& Two CS 4XX
Any two (2) 400-level CS courses
Choose 1 from:3
Numerical Methods I
Programming Languages & Compilers
Mathematical Foundations (fulfills Quantitative Reasoning)
CS 361Probability & Statistics for Computer Science3
MATH 220Calculus4-5
or MATH 221 Calculus I
MATH 231Calculus II3
Choose 1 from:2-3
Introductory Matrix Theory
Linear Algebra for Data Science
Linear Algebra with Computational Applications
Concentration
Students must complete 36-39 credit hours within one of the following areas of concentration: 1) Learning Science or 2) Secondary Education.36-39
Electives
Electives 0-8
Total Hours120
 
College of Education Foundations
EPOL 201Foundations of Education3-4
or EPOL 202 Foundations of Education-ACP
Choose 3 from:9-10
Language Varieties, Cultures and Learning
Race and Cultural Diversity
Educational Psychology
Child Development in Education
Psychology of Learning in Education
The Culture of Disability
Learning Sciences Core
CI 210Introduction to Digital Learning Environments3
CI 489DELTA Capstone Project3
Choose 1 from:3
Introduction to the Brain and Cognitive Science
Learning and Human Development with Educational Technology
Cognitive Psych
Learning and Memory
Brain, Learning, and Memory
Choose 2 from:6
Child Development & Technology
Social Learning and Multimedia
Personality and Soc Dev
Adult Learning and Development
Developments in Educational Psychology (Learning in Everyday Contexts)
Choose 3 from:9
Educational Game Design
Computer Programming and the Classroom
Critiques of Educational Technology
Issues and Development in Education (Attention, Learning, and New Technology)
Issues and Development in Education (Designing Learning Spaces)
Total Hours36-38