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 101, COM 101, 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.

-  Graduating Class of 2006
-  B.A. – double major with Arts and Science B.A., 128 credits minimum
-  Minimum GPA requirement 2.50

 

English / Communications

WRT 101

Composition

3

COM 101

Public Speaking

3

Math

See Gen. Ed. catalog for courses

3

Fine Arts/Literature

3 credits Fine Arts, 3 credits Literature

6

Foreign Language

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

6

Letters

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

Natural Sciences

One Lab Science and one different Science

6

Social Sciences

PSY 113

General Psychology

3

AND 3 credits NOT in  Psychology

3

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 424

Teaching of Reading

3

EDC 453

Individual Differences

3

EDC 454

Individual Differences (field component)

1

Semester 2 Spring

Course 

Title

Credit

HDF 302 or 
EDC 425

Children’s Literature 
or 
Use of Trade Books in the Reading Program (prerequisite EDC 424)

3

EDC 452

Evaluation of Elementary Students

2

EDC 456

Mathematics Methods

2

EDC 457

Science Methods

2

EDC 459

Methods Practicum I

1

Semester 3 Fall

 

Course 

Title

Credit

EDC 402

Education of Children with Special Needs

3

EDC 455

Language Arts Methods

2

EDC 458

Social Studies Methods

2

EDC 460

Methods Practicum II

2

Semester 4 Spring

Course 

Title

Credit

EDC 484

Supervised Student Teaching

12

EDC 485

Seminar in Student Teaching

3

 

Art and Science Second Major:  See Arts and Sciences advisor for major requirements.

Electives:  6 credits minimum

  

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