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Course Requirements – Elementary Education

MAJOR IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

General Education Requirements

While students must complete a full general education sequence, the following specific general education courses must be taken to meet the requ irements for this major:

  • BIO 108 Introduction to Life Sciences/lab (3 credits)
  • CIS 103 Computer Technology: Applications for Educators (3 credits)
  • HST 105 or 106 Introduction to American History I or II (3 credits)
  • PHY 108 Introduction to Physical Science/lab (3 credits)
  • PSY 200 Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
  • EDU 203 Survey of Learners with Exceptionalities (3 credits)
  • EDU 234 Philosophical Foundations of Education (3 credits)

Courses Required in the Major

  • EDU 122 Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century (3 credits)
  • EDU 140 Literature for Children and Adolescents (2 credits)
  • EDU 200 Introduction to Classroom Teaching (3 credits)
  • EDU 203 Survey of Learners with Exceptionalities (3 credits)
  • EDU 223 Introdu ction to Classroom Assessment (3 credits)
  • EDU 234 Philosophical Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 263 Methods of Teaching Reading and Language Arts (6 credits)
  • EDU 306 Analysis and Correction of Reading Difficulties (3 credits)
  • EDU 310 Reading Methods Practicum – Elementary (2 credits)
  • EDU 333 Multi-sensory Methods of Instruction (2 credits)
  • EDU 355 Analysis and Correction of Math Difficulties (2 credits)
  • EDU 373 Teaching through a Global Perspective (2 credits)
  • EDU 394 Couns eling Techniques (3 credits)
  • EDU 400 Classroom/Behavior Management Techniques (3 credits)
  • EDU 410 Planning for Instruction and Assessment (2 credits)
  • EDU 450 Student Teaching at the Elementary School Level (10 credits*)

Courses Required in Other Disciplines

  • PSY 200 Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
  • CDS 105 Speech and Language Development of the Normal and Exceptional Child (3 credits)
  • MTH 350 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Elementary/Early Childhood (3 credits)
  • BIO 370 Methods of Teaching Sc ience in Elementary/Early Childhood (2 credits)
  • Students must select one course in geography.
  • Students must select one course in health or nutrition and wellness.
  • Students must select one course in economics.
  • Students must select one course in mathematics in addition to the general education requirement.
  • Students must complete MTH 104 and MTH 106, unless transferring an approved mathematics course from another Institution. Students transferring a mathematics course will complete MTH 102.