May 20, 2019  
2013-2014 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Elementary Education Major, B.A./ B.S.

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The program in Elementary Education will successfully prepare candidates with concentration in both professional education and pedagogy and content area expertise. Building upon the general education provided in the University Core Curriculum, candidates will be given the opportunity to learn and demonstrate developmentally appropriate literacy practices; differentiated instructional practices with special attention to English as a New Language and exceptional needs; classroom and behavior management processes; data-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies; and developmentally and culturally responsive practices that utilize a variety of instructional technologies. The candidate who desires to become an elementary school teacher will complete the following program requirements resulting in a Bachelor of Science. A Bachelor of Arts degree may be earned when the appropriate amount of credit in a foreign language is earned in the completion of UCC category C4.

Teaching Major Grade & GPA Requirement

Students completing a teaching major must earn at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA, a 2.75 major GPA, and a grade of C or better in all courses applied toward degree requirements.

Elementary Education University Core Curriculum Requirements

Within the University Core Curriculum, elementary education majors are required to complete specific courses from the following categories:

A. The Mind: Enhancement of Cognitive Development

A2. Mathematics Must include MATH 203  (MATH 103  pre-requisite) 4 hours

B. The Self: Enhancement of Individual Development

B3. Health/Fitness Must include KIN 186  and PET 287  3 hours

C. The World: Enhancement of Cultural and Natural Awareness

C1. History Must be a U.S. History
(HIST 101 , HIST 102 , or EDUC 173 )
3 hours
C2. Individual Development/Social Behavior Must include EDUC 221  3 hours

D. The Synthesis: Integration and Application of Knowledge

D. Synthesis Must include EDUC 458  3 hours

Elementary Education Requirements

In addition to the University Core Curriculum, candidates should complete the following professional education courses for licensure in the elementary school setting (K-6).

Student Teaching (12 hours)

Content Area Minor (24 hours)

The elementary education major requires completion of one of the following approved content area teaching minors:

English Instructional Technology Social Science
French Studies Language Arts Special Education
German Studies Mathematics Theatre Education
Spanish Studies Physical Education Visual Arts
Early Childhood Education Reading  
Health & Safety Education Science  

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