Academic Programs - Elementary

 

Undergraduate Programs
Elementary Education

 


 

General Education Requirements:

Note:  Elementary Education majors are also double majors in an Arts and Science B. A. and must complete the Arts and Science General Education requirements.  WRT 104 or 105, COM 100, HIS 141 or 142, PSY 113, EDC 102 and 250, a Math course, and a Natural Science with a Lab should be completed prior to application to the program.

Middle Level Endorsement:  Elementary Education majors can add a Middle Level Endorsement to their program.  This requires extra coursework and a major in a content area you can teach in middle school (e.g. mathematics, English, history, biology or other science, foreign language).  See your Elementary Education advisor for further details.

English as a Second Language Endorsement:  Elementary Education majors can add a ESL Endorsement to their program.  This requires extra coursework.  See your Elementary Education adviros for further details.

-  Graduating Class of 2007
-  B.A. – double major with Arts and Science B.A., 128 credits minimum
-  Minimum GPA requirement 2.50

 

KNOWLEDGE:

Artistic and Literary Expression and Interpretation

3 credits Fine Arts, 3 credits Literature

6

Wisdom and Traditions of the Past and Present in a Global Setting

HIS 141
or
HIS 142

History of U.S. to 1877
or
History of U.S. since 1877

3

AND 3 credits NOT in History

3

Interrelationships of the Natural World

One Lab Science and one different Science

6

Human Behavior in Social, Economic, Cultural, and Political Contexts

PSY 113

General Psychology

3

AND 3 credits NOT in Psychology

3

SKILLS:

Writing and Speaking in English

WRT 104*
or
WRT 105
*

Writing to Inform and Explain
or
Forms of College Writing

3

COM 100**

Communication Fundamentals

3

Mathematical and Quantitative Skills and Their Application

See Gen.Ed. catalog for courses

3

Communication across Cultures (Foreign Language)

See Gen. Ed. catalog for courses, or academic semester abroad

6

Professional Curriculum Requirements Prior to Admission:

Course 

Title

Credit

PSY 232 or
HDF 200

Developmental Psychology
or
Life Span Development

3

EDC 250

Pre-professional Field Experience

1

EDC 102

Introduction to American Education
(take concurrently with EDC 250 if possible)

3

After Admission and In Sequence:

Semester 1 Fall

Course 

Title

Credit

EDC 312

Psychology of Learning 
(take after EDC 250 and Foundations)

3

EDC 423

Teaching Comprehension and Response in the Elementary School

3

EDC 453

Individual Differences

3

EDC 454

Individual Differences (field component)

1

Semester 2 Spring

Course 

Title

Credit


EDC 424


Teaching Literacy in the Primary Grades (prerequisite EDC 423)

3

EDC 452

Evaluation of Elementary and Middle School Students

2

EDC 456

Mathematics Methods in Elementary and Middle School Teaching

2

EDC 457

Science Methods in Elementary and Middle School Teaching

2

EDC 459

Methods Practicum I

1

Middle Level Endorsement

EDC 415

Adolescents and Classroom Management

4

 

Semester 3 Fall

Course 

Title

Credit

EDC 402

Education of Children with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings

3

EDC 455

Language Arts Methods in Elementary and Middle School Teaching

2

EDC 458

Social Studies Methods in Elementary and Middle School Teaching

2

EDC 460

Methods Practicum II

2

Middle Level Endorsement

EDC 400

Middle School Curriculum

4

Note:  Prior to student teaching, candidates must pass the PRAXIS II Elementary Content Area Exercises (20012; pass score 148) and Elementary Content Knowledge (10014; pass score 145).  Plan to take it early in case you need to retake it.  Passing scores must be in before Winter Break.

Semester 4 Spring

Course 

Title

Credit

EDC 484

Supervised Student Teaching

12

EDC 485

Seminar in Student Teaching

3

 

Additional Student Teaching Requirement for Middle Level Endorsement:

Elementary Education Middle Level Endorsement Student Teaching takes place from April break for public schools to the end of the public school year.  This requires signing up for EDC 484 (5) during summer session 1.  Candidates who are seeking Middle Level Endorsement should consider delaying their graduation to August.  This does not affect your participation in the May graduation ceremony.  See your Elementary Education advisor to discuss your options.

EDC 484

Supervised Student Teaching (Middle Level)

5

Arts and Science Major (BOA) –These requirements are fulfilled simultaneously with the Elementary Education major.  The major comprises no fewer than 27 or more than 36 credits. These, however, are exclusive of any credits that are outside the major department but may be required by that department as prerequisites. Including such prerequisites, the major may not exceed 39 credits. Possible majors are (subject to change):  African and African-American studies, anthropology, art (history and studio), biology (CELS with permission), chemistry, classical studies, communication studies, comparative literature studies, computer science, economics, English, film media, French, German, history, Italian, journalism, Latin American studies, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, public relations, sociology, Spanish, theatre (B.A. elementary education majors only), women’s studies, and writing and rhetoric.  Consult your elementary education advisor in determining an appropriate second major.  See the advisor for Arts and Science major for specific details on that major. 

Electives – 6 credits minimum

 

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Program Requirements for Class of 2006