Curriculum in Elementary Education


 

Graduates of the elementary education program will be prepared to demonstrate acquired knowledge, skills and dispositions associated with child development and learning; provide equitable treatment to diverse student populations; plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum that includes interdisciplinary units with technology; incorporate prevailing theories of teaching and learning into their practice; align instruction with assessment; adjust teaching practices based on authentic informal and formal assessments; demonstrate awareness of culture and context on behavior; and foster students' self-esteem and respect for learning.

Curriculum for Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education (K-6)
First Year
     
12-191 University Seminar I
1
01-101 English Composition I
3
05-101 OR 06-101 Introduction to ArOR  Introduction to Music
3
25-105 Math for Teachers I  OR Higher
3
16-100 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
2
xx-xxx Foreign Language
3
   
 
   
15
     
12-192 University Seminar II
1
01-102 English Composition II
3
36-201 Introduction to General Psychology
3
23-110 Essential Topics in Biology
4
25-106 Math for Teachers II OR Higher
3
xx-xxx Foreign Language II
3
   
17
Take Praxis I    
Second Year
     
01-200 Speech 3
01-201 OR 01- 205 World Literature I OR African-American Literature I
3
25-205 Math for Teachers III OR Higher
3
12-207 Life Span Development
3
34-201 American History to 1865
3
12-204 Philosophical Foundations of Education
3
   
18
 
Select one of the following options: 01-201 and 01-206 or 01-202 and 01-205 to fulfill
the Literature requirement for General Education
     
12-205 Child Growth and Development 3
01-202 OR 01-206 World Literature II  OR African-American Literature II
3
05-201 OR 06-201 Integrating Art in Elementary School Curriculum OR
Integrating Music in Elementary School Curriculum
3
27-201 Physical Science Survey
3
32-201 World Regional Geography
3
12-257 Motor Development / Movement Education for Children
3
   
18
     
  Required to pass Praxis I and apply for admission to Teacher Education Program
 
     
Third Year
27-207  Earth/Space Science  3
12-335 Develop Reading in Elementary Schools 3
12-318 or 31-395 Multicultural Education/Global Societies
3
12-306 Method of Teaching Math in Elementary and Middle School 3
12-313 Introduction to Educating Children with Exceptional Learning Needs
3
   
15
     
12-357 Effective Teaching Strategies and Classroom Management 4
12-303 Teaching of Social Studies
3
12-315 Parents, Families and Community Partnerships
3
12-340 Integrating Childrens Literature through Language Arts
3
12-344 Instructional Tech in Education 3
   
16
  Apply for Student Teaching and complete Senior Audit by October 15th, Fall of Senior Year
 
     
Fourth Year
     
12-331 Methods of Teaching Science in Elementary/Middle School
3
12-418 Integrating Reading Methods through  Elementary Practicum
3
12-423 Assessment Strategies
3
12-409 Methods of Teaching Students with Exceptional Learning Needs
3
12-416 Analysis of Student Teaching
1
   
13
   Must pass Praxis II before Student Teaching  
     
12-400 Student Teaching **
12
   
12
  Total credits 124  
     
  ** Senior Capstone  
     
  NOTE: See Advisor For Curriculum Updating