Elementary Education (1-6) (B.A.) Curriculum

Elementary Education Major with Professional Educator License Elementary Endorsement Curriculum

General Education Requirements (62 semester hours)
ACAF 110 Foundations I: Bona Ventura: Cosmic Journey 4
OR
One course from: Aesthetic Awareness, English or History 3
ACAF 120 Foundations II: Continuing the Journey 3
ARTD 205 Exploring the Fine Arts 3
BIOL 116 Introduction to Life Science for Educators** 4
CMMA 142 Speech Communication 3
ENGL 111 College Writing I 3
ENGL 112 College Writing II* 3
GEOG 111 World Regional Geography 3
HIST 121 The United States to 1865 3 
   OR HIST 122 The United States since 1865 3
MATH 105 Introduction to Statistics 3
MATH 108 Math for Teachers I 3
MATH 109 Math for Teachers II 3
MATH 111 College Algebra 3
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophical Thinking 3
PHIL XXX one additional Philosophy course 3
POLI 105 American National Government 3
PSCI 102 Introduction to Physical Science for Educators** 4
THEO 101 Introduction to Theology 3
THEO XXX one additional Theology course 3

Choose one general education course that meets outcome in literary inquiry; choose from:

ENGL 200 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 201 Nature Writing 3
ENGL 202 Travel Writing 3
ENGL 203 Introduction to African American Literature 3
ENGL 204 Know Thyself 3

* NOTE: New, traditional freshmen are required to take ACAF 110 & ACAF 120. The completion of ACAF 120 will fulfill the ENGL 112 requirement.

**Students may take three science courses, one each in Life Science, Physical Science and Earth/Space Science in place of BIOL 116 and PSCI 102.

Core Professional Education Courses (28-30 semester hours)
EDUC 100 Human Relations for Educators 2
EDUC 210 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
EDUC 211 Elementary Beginning Field Experience 1
EDUC 220 Educational Psychology 3
EDUC 225 Technology for Teaching and Learning 2
EDUC 230 Learners with Exceptional and Diverse Needs 3
EDUC 330 Instructional Planning and Assessment 3
EDUC 373 Reading Diagnostics and Clinical 2
EDUC 379 Methods of Teaching Social Science in Elementary School 1
EDUC 386 Methods of Teaching Special Education and ELLs 3
EDUC 395 Methods of Teaching Literacy 3
EDUC 498 Practicum

NOTE: Optional endorsements for Elementary Education majors include Bilingual, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Special Education.

Program-Specific Pedagogical Studies
31 semester hours

Internship Semester I (15 semester hours)
EDUC 354 Elementary Education Internship I 3
EDUC 368 Integrating Technology & Instruction 1
EDUC 375 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School 3
ECUC 380 Content Area Literacy 3
EDUC 384 Methods of Teaching Science in Elementary School 3
EDUC 392 Classroom Management in the Elementary Classroom 2

Internship Semester II (16 semester hours)
EDUC 394 Constructing a Supportive Learning Environment 2
EDUC 475 Elementary Education Internship II: Student Teaching 12
EDUC 476 Professional Growth Seminar 1
EDUC 477 Evidence of Teaching Proficiency 1