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Elementary Education (1-6) Certification

Professional Requirements

Foundations for Teaching (15 hours)

  • EDU 500 Behavior Management Techniques or EDU 529 Positive Behavior Supports (3 hours)  
  • EDU 541 Frameworks for Learning (3 hours)      
  • EDU 542, The Teacher as Leader (3 hours)         
  • EDU 586 Studies in Disability and Exceptionality (3 hours)
  • PSY 200 Developmental Psychology (3 hours)    

Teaching Methods (30 hours)

  • BIO 370 Teaching Science in Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School (2 hours) 
  • CIS 103 Microcomputers in Education (3 hours)
  • EDU 223 Introduction to Classroom Assessment (3 hours)     
  • EDU 245 Language Arts Methods (3 hours)        
  • EDU 333 Multi-sensory Methods for the Elementary Classroom (2 hours)  
  • EDU 373 Educating Toward a Global Perspective (2 hours)    
  • EDU 549 Foundations of Reading Instruction (3 hours)          
  • EDU 551 Literature-Based Reading for Diverse Learners (3 hours)   
  • EDU 553 Assessment and Teaching of Students with Reading Disabilities (3 hours)      
  • EDU 597 The Instructional Process (3 hours)     
  • MTH 350 Methods of Teaching Math (3 hours)  

Clinical Experiences (13 hours)

  • EDU 531 The Contemporary Classroom (3 hours)          
  • EDU 450 Student Teaching at the Elementary Level (3 hours)

Elementary School Courses (12 hours)

  • ART 155 Art Appreciation or MUS 108 Music Appreciation (3 hours) 
  • SSC 201 The American Economy (3 hours)           
  • GGY 100 Introduction to Geography or GGY 205 Cultural Geography (3 hours)        
  • HES 119 Essential Concepts for Health and Fitness (3 hours)