Education (Elementary) Major

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B.S. in Education/Elementary Teacher Licensure - Curriculum Map 2018-2019 Catalog

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Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average in the Education major as well as in the second major.

New PlanGrids
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
EN 101 Composition and Literature I3EN 102 Composition and Literature II3
ED 104 Foundations of Education3PY 220 Developmental Psychology3
MA 160 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I3MA 161 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II (General Education Math)3
General Education History or SO 2143 SO 214 Racial and Cultural Minorities (OR)3
PY 211 Introduction to Psychology (General Education Social Science)3 
   Free Elective3 
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 15Spring Semester Total Cr.: 15
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
ED 234 Learning and Teaching Strategies4ED 315 Special Needs Child3
General Education Lab Science4 General Education Lab Science4 
General Education Literature3 General Education Arts & Humanities3 
Free Elective3 Free Elective3 
Free Elective3 Free Elective3 
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 17Spring Semester Total Cr.: 16
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
ED 360 Language Arts and Teaching Reading in the Elementary School4ED 351 Methods of Teaching Science to Elementary Students3
General Education Math3 General Education Ethics3 
MA 360 Teaching Mathematics at the Elementary - Middle School Level3PY 352 Learning and Memory4
Free Elective3 Free Elective3 
Free Elective3 Free Elective3 
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 16Spring Semester Total Cr.: 16
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
ED 432 Curriculum and Methods of the Elementary School4ED 425 Student Teaching (Capstone)12
Free Elective3 General Education Leadership1-3 
Free Elective3    
Free Elective3    
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 13Spring Semester Total Cr.: 13-15

The Fifth-Year Program
For those with degrees in appropriate fields, an opportunity to become a candidate for licensure is provided through a “fifth-year” program. These students are non-matriculating students. Each candidate’s course work and experience are evaluated and a program of study is recommended. Typically, for candidates without education or psychology courses, the program takes 1-1/2 – 2 years to complete. Because of course sequencing, a candidate with some of the required courses must commit to a minimum of one year. Candidates must meet the same requirements for licensure as those students enrolled in the Education Major.

The Portfolio
All licensure candidates are required to complete a portfolio. Development of the portfolio begins in your sophomore year and is continued in subsequent courses. Substantial progress toward completion must be demonstrated before the student is admitted to student teaching. This means that Entries 1-4 need to be completed and assessed prior to Student Teaching Placement. The development of your portfolio and its process is discussed in further detail in your Portfolio Handbook.

Praxis Tests
In order to be recommended for licensure, candidates must achieve a passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators and the PRAXIS II Content Tests.  These tests are discussed in detail with Education students during their individual advising times.

All students are required to pass PRAXIS I Core Academic Skills for Educators test and the Praxis II Content tests prior to placement in ED 425 Student Teaching.