2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Teaching Major in Elementary Education (Grades K-6) (BA/BS)

102 credits

Required Courses

AHS 100Introduction to Art

3

BIO 102Biological Concepts for Teachers

3

EDEL 100Education in a Democratic Society

3

EDEL 200Planning for the Elementary and Early Childhood Classroom

3

EDEL 244Early and Elementary Education for Social Justice

3

EDEL 300Management, Organization, and Instruction in the Elementary Education Classroom

3

EDEL 350Teaching in the Elementary Education Classroom

3

EDEL 463Student Teaching: Elementary

6

EDEL 465Student Teaching: Elementary

6

EDFO 420Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of Education

3

EDPS 260Human Growth and Development for Elementary Education

3

EDPS 393Learning & Assessment in Elementary Education

3

EDRD 204Literature for Children

3

EDRD 300Reading and Language Instruction in the Elementary Classroom

3

EDRD 350Advanced Reading and Language Arts Instruction in the Elementary Classroom

3

EDRD 430Assessment and Intervention in Elementary Schools

3

 

GEOG 101Earth, Sea, and Sky: A Geographic View

3

or

GEOL 101Planet Earth's Geological Environment

3

 

HIST 201American History, 1492-1876

3

HSC 350Elementary School Health Program

3

MATH 201Number, Operations, and Algebraic Reasoning for the Elementary Teacher

4

MATH 202Data Analysis, Geometry, and Measurement for the Elementary Teacher

3

MATH 391Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Elementary School

3

MUSE 265Basic Music for Classroom Teachers

3

PHYC 101Physical Science Concepts for Teachers

1 TO 3

SCI 397Teaching Science in the Elementary School

3

SPCE 302Teaching Students with Disabilities in the General Education Classroom

3

SS 397Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School

3

Elective

2

Concentration area

12

Total Credit Hours:102

These major courses, AHS 100, BIO 102, GEOG 101 or GEOL 101, HIST 201, MATH 201, MUSE 265, PHYC 101, also fill a University Core Curriculum requirement.

English as a Second Language, 12 credits

Prepares teachers to work with non-native speakers of English in listening, writing, reading, and speaking skills. These courses can be applied toward licensure in Teaching English as a Second Language as well.

ENG 334English Linguistics for Educators

3

ENG 436Theory and Research in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

3

ENG 437Methods and Materials in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

3

ENG 457Practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

3

Total Credit Hours:12

The above requirements are for the English as a Second Language concentration area available for Teaching Majors in Elementary Education (Grades K-6) only.

Gifted and Talented, 12 credits

EDPS 420Introduction to the Gifted and Talented Student

3

EDPS 421Identification and Evaluation of Gifted and Talented Students

3

EDPS 425Models and Strategies for Gifted Learners

3

 

EDPS 411Development of Creative Thinking

3

or

EDPS 423Investigating the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Kindergarten/Primary Education, 12 credits

ECYF 231Family and Community Relations

3

ECYF 252Creative Experiences for Young Children

3

ECYF 440Kindergarten Education

3

EDRD 390Early Emergent Literacy

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Language Arts, 12 credits

Exploration in depth of the theory and content of the study of literature, writing, and language. Courses selected for this concentration are particularly related to content, issues, and concerns of the elementary classroom.

Required course

EDEL 302Developing Elementary English Language Arts with Multicultural Literature

3

Choose one of the following writing courses

ENG 213Introduction to Digital Literacies

3

ENG 285Introduction to Creative Writing

3

Choose one of the following literature courses

EDRD 318Literature for Young Children

3

ENG 205World Literature

3

ENG 206Reading Literature

3

ENG 414Young Adult Literature

3

Choose one of the following language courses

ENG 220Language and Society

3

ENG 320Introduction to Linguistic Science

3

ENG 321English Linguistics

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Mathematics, 12 credits

Designed to provide a mathematics background in the content standards characterizing the K-12 mathematics curriculum. These courses can be applied toward requirements for licensure in middle school mathematics.

Required courses

MATH 310Topics in Algebra for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher

3

MATH 316Topics in Number Theory for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher

3

MATH 360Topics in Geometry for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher

3

Choose from one of the following courses

MATH 181Elementary Probability and Statistics

3

MATH 331Technology for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment in Mathematics

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Modern Languages, 12 credits

Modern Languages: Classical culture concentration

CC 301Classical Literature in English Translation

3 TO 6

CC 305Classical Myth and Theory

3

6 credits from CC, GRK, and LAT courses

6

Total Credit Hours:12

Modern Languages: French concentration

FR 202Intermediate French 2

3

FR 301Conversation

3

FR 302Composition

3

3 credits from any other 300-400-level FR course

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Modern Languages: German concentration

GER 202Intermediate German 2

3

GER 301Conversation

3

GER 302Composition

3

3 credits from any other 300-400-level GER course

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Modern Languages: Japanese concentration

JAPA 202Intermediate Japanese 2

4

JAPA 301Advanced Japanese 1

4

JAPA 302Advanced Japanese 2

4

Total Credit Hours:12

Modern Languages: Spanish concentration

SP 202Intermediate Spanish 2

3

SP 301Conversation and Composition

3

SP 302Composition and Grammar

3

3 credits from any other 300-400-level SP course

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Classical Languages, 12 credits

Classical Languages: Latin concentration

LAT 202Intermediate Latin 2

3

LAT 301Introduction to Prose 1

3

LAT 302Introduction to Poetry 1

3

3 credits from any other 300-400-level CC course

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Psychology and Counseling, 12 credits

Elementary teachers must understand the psychology of children; their thinking, feelings, behavior, development, learning, the measurement of these characteristics, and the environments in which they occur. These psychological issues are essential for understanding, interacting with, and instructing children.

12 credits from

Counseling psychology and guidance services

CPSY 400Fundamentals of Counseling

3

CPSY 420Techniques of Psychological Interventions

3

CPSY 470Introduction to Cross-Cultural Counseling

3

Educational psychology

EDPS 306Behavior Analysis in Education

3

EDPS 345Educational Tests and Measurement

3

EDPS 350Child Psychology

3

EDPS 351Adolescent Psychology

3

Psychological science

PSYS 313The Psychology of Human Adjustment

3

PSYS 316Social Psychology

3

PSYS 317Personality

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Students electing PSYS courses must take PSYS 100 for University Core Curriculum to satisfy prerequisites.

Teacher of Reading for Elementary concentration/license, 12 credits

Required courses

EDRD 427Teaching Reading to Diverse Learners

3

EDRD 450Reading Strategies and Practicum

6

Choose 3 credits from the following courses

EDRD 320Disciplinary Literacy in the Elementary Schools

3

EDRD 390Early Emergent Literacy

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Science, 12 credits

Includes a broad range of courses that cover life, earth, and physical sciences. Students seeking this concentration learn to use scientific knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to solve problems and think critically about the natural world. If GEOL 101 was selected for the University Core Curriculum requirement, then GEOL 201 must be selected for the concentration.

Choose a minimum of 12 credits from the following courses:

ASTR 101Astronomy Materials for the Teacher

3

or

ASTR 120The Sun and Stars

3

 

BIO 112Principles of Biology 2

4

 

CHEM 100People and Chemistry

3

or

CHEM 101General, Organic, and Biochemistry for the Health Sciences

5

 

GEOL 101Planet Earth's Geological Environment

3

or

GEOL 201Earth, Life, and Time

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Technology, 12 credits

This concentration area provides the opportunity for students to acquire specialized professional knowledge beyond the minimum technological benchmarks expected of all future teachers.

“Technology is human innovation in action” (Technology for All. n.d., p.16). This action facilitates the generation of knowledge that leads to the development of solutions that assist and extend our capabilities as people.

Required courses

EDTE 350Curricular Integration of Technology

3

EDTE 470Technology Policy and Ethics

3

TDPT 100Technology and Society

3

Choose 3 credits from the following courses

CS 110Introduction to Computer Science and Web Programming

3

EDCU 331Public School Curriculum

3

EDRD 445Using Computers in Reading Instruction

3

EDTE 352Multimedia Web Design and Development for Education

3

EDTE 355Learning and Teaching with Emerging Technologies

3

EDTE 360Studies in Educational Technology

3

EDTE 365Visual and Digital Literacies

3

EDTE 480Internship in Educational Technology

2 TO 4

TDPT 400Capstone in Technology

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Wellness, 12 credits

Wellness: Nutrition and family concentration

Designed to provide an integrated approach to understanding relationships among wellness, nutrition, and the family environment. The teacher is prepared to identify children at risk and apply problem-solving skills using appropriate community health resources.

Required courses
ECYF 250Family Relations

3

NUTR 240Nutrition for Educators

3

Choose 6 credits from the following courses
ECYF 202Child and Family Wellness

3

ECYF 380Parenting

3

HOSP 110Principles of Food Preparation and Food Science

3

HOSP 395Food and Culture

3

Total Credit Hours:12

NUTR 240 substitutes for NUTR 340 for prerequisite purposes.

Wellness: Physical education concentration

Provides both content knowledge and practical experiences in designing and implementing a developmentally appropriate physical education program on the elementary school level.

HSC 363Current Issues in Administration and Coordination of Health and Physical Education

3

PEP 227Introduction to Adapted Physical Education/Activity

3

PEP 252Teaching Physical Fitness and Fitness Activities

3

PEP 291Motor Development and Learning Across the Lifespan

3

Total Credit Hours:12

See Teachers College Interdepartmental for Dual Major in Elementary and Special Education.