Undergraduate Catalog

B.A. in Education with a Specialization in Elementary Education

Bobbi Jo Kite Herbold, BA Program Director
Fowler Hall, Room 301D

Summary of Requirements

2020-2021
General Studies 37
Pre-Major Courses 9
Major and Related Courses 60
 Free Elective Courses  14
TOTAL 120

Requirements for a Major in Elementary Education

For continuation in a teacher education program, an education major must maintain a cumulative degree average of 2.75 or better, with a B or higher in education courses and a C+ or better in all pre-major, pre-professional and related elective courses.

Required pre-major courses 9 hours

To be taken in freshman or sophomore year:

EDU 250Introduction to Education

3

LIN 101Sign Language & Sign Systems

3

PSY 101Introduction to Psychology

3

 

Required major and related courses 60 hours

Pre-professional Component

EDU 311Foundations of Literacy Teaching and Learning

3

EDU 323Educational Psychology

3

MAT 171Basic Concepts of Mathematics for Early Childhood and Elementary School Teachers I

3

MAT 172Basic Concepts of Mathematics for Early Childhood and Elementary School Teachers II

3

PSY 210Lifespan Development

3-4

PSY 311Development I: Child Psychology

3

Professional Component

EDU 493Integrative Practicum and Seminar in Teaching

3

EDU 600K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Technology

3

EDU 631Literacy Teaching and Learning: Elementary Grades

3

EDU 633Language Arts in Elementary Education

3

EDU 635Elementary School Teaching Methods in Social Studies

3

EDU 637Elementary School Teaching Methods in Science

3

EDU 638Student Teaching: Elementary Education

9

EDU 639Elementary School Teaching Methods in Mathematics

3

EDU 665Children's Literature

3

EDU 670Teaching Students with Disabilities

3

EDU 694Student Teaching Seminar

3

Diversity/Social Justice - Choose one course:

DST 311Dynamics of Oppression

3

DST 316Disability Studies

3

GOV 370Human Rights

3

SWK 318Human Diversity

3

Field Experience Requirements up to 100 Clock Hours

Students will complete field experiences in conjunction with the courses below. These field experience hours do not count in the summary of requirements for the specialization. Students will be required to pay a fee for suitability background checks prior to their initial field experiences in the program. The courses with field experiences include:

Required

EDU 311Foundations of Literacy Teaching and Learning

3

EDU 600K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Technology

3

EDU 631Literacy Teaching and Learning: Elementary Grades

3

EDU 311 and EDU 631: 30 clock hours

EDU 600: 40 clock hours