Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Department of Teaching and Learning

School of Education


 

The Department of Teaching and Learning is committed to preparing high-quality professionals in Elementary Education who are able to address the academic needs of all students. The Elementary Education Bachelor of Science Program provides our graduates with the theoretical and practical knowledge to meet the specific needs of urban students using research-based practices to support individual student needs and to address the diversity reflected within urban environments, while valuing the academic standards of the profession.

The Elementary Education Program is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and is offered in a unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The primary objectives of the Elementary Education Program is to prepare professional educators who are equipped with knowledge and skills to effectively teach and meet the academic needs of all students in first through sixth grade classrooms; as well as to:

  1. Plan and engage children in activities through exploration, experimentation, and discovery;
  2. Reflect appropriate professional dispositions;
  3. Deconstruct curricula, be familiar with curricula organization, objectives, and procedures; as well as the instructional resources of the school and community to effectively implement curricula;
  4. Apply knowledge and skills acquired during practical experiences to effectively analyze teaching practices and experiences while engaging in the selection, planning, presentation, and evaluation of content knowledge;
  5. Apply and reflect on the practical application of theories and principles of learning to support and motivate learners;
  6. Knowledgeably collaborates with the broader community of education professionals and practice continuous professional growth;
  7. Engage with current research to plan and apply tenets of practitioner research that demonstrates an effective assessment of student learning and use those data to support learners and improve practices and;
  8. Apply knowledge and skills in the use of technology to support instruction, access and manipulate data, enhance professional growth and productivity; communicate; and conduct research.

Classroom experiences are gained from participation of practical experiences in the School of Education’s Professional Development Schools (PDS).

 
General Education Requirements
45 Credits

All elementary education majors must complete MATH 103 (Math for Elementary Teachers 1) and PHSC 101 (Physical Science).

Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 101
3
English Composition I
ENGL 102
3
English Composition II
WLIT 207
3
World Literature Ancient to Post Modern
 
OR
 
ENGL 2XX
3
200 Level English
HIST 201
3
History I
HIST 202
3
History II
BIOL 101
4
Biological Science
HEED 101
3
Personal Health
MATH 103
3
Math for Elementary Teachers I
PHSC 101
4
Physical Science
PSYC 201
3
Introduction to Psychology
XXXX xxx
3
Music/Arts/Foreign Language
SOCI 201
3
Introduction to Sociology
PHIL 102
3
Introduction to Philosophy
MISY 150
3
Technology Fluency
ORIE 101
1
Freshmen Seminar
 
Program Requirements
22 credits

 

Course
Crs.
Title
MATH 104
3
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
MATH 131
3
College Algebra
 
OR
 
MATH 203
3
Basic Statistics
MATH 207
3
Technology Based Mathematics for Teachers
GEOG 102
3
World Regional Geography
PHSC 102
4
Earth & Space Science
PSYC 304
3
Child Psychology
ENGL 321
3
Children's Literature
 
Core Requirements
24 credits

 

Course
Crs.
Title
ELED 301
3
Curriculum Planning & Management
EDUC 202
3
Educational Psychology
EDUC 300
3
Foundations of Reading
EDUC 200
3
History of Education
EDUC 408
3
Measurement and Evaluation
SPED 201
3
Introduction to Needs of Exceptional Individuals
REED 401
3
Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Disabilities
REED 405
3
Strategies and Materials for Teaching Reading
 
Methods and Student Teaching
31 credits

Course
Crs.
Title
ELED 302
3
Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Elementary
ELED 303
3
Methods of Teaching Reading in Elementary
ELED 305
3
Methods of Teaching Science in Elementary
ELED 304
3
Methods of Teaching Language Arts in Elementary
ELED 306
3
Methods of Teaching Social Studies in Elementary
ELED 307
4
Integrated Creative Methods of Teaching Art, Music & PE
ELED 412
9
Directed Teaching
ELED 413
3
Seminar
Plan of Study
(see your advisor)

The following is a sample plan of study. This is not intended as a self-advising guide or as a substitute for seeing your academic advisor about your specific plan of study. Please speak to an advisor before choosing your course load each semester.

Year 1 (Freshman)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 101
3
English Composition I
MATH 103
3
Math for Elem Teachers I
IDIS 103
3
Visual Arts & Theatre
MISY 150
3
Technology Fluency
PSYC 201
3
Intro to Psychology
ORIE 101
1
Freshman Orientation
Spring Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 102
3
English Composition II
MATH 104
3
Math Elem Teachers II
BIOL 101
4
Biological Science
HIST 205
3
Afr. American History I
HEED 101
3
Personal Health
Year 2 (Sophomore)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
WLIT 207
3
World Literature
 
OR
 
ENGL 2XX
3
 
MATH 131
3
College Algebra
 
OR
 
MATH 203
3
Basic Statistics
PHSC 101
4
Physical Science
PHIL 102
3
Intro to Philosophy
SOCI 201
3
Intro to Sociology
Spring Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
MATH 207
3
Tech. Based Math
HIST 206
3
Afr. American History
PHSC 102
4
Earth and Space Science
GEOG 102
3
World Geography
EDUC 300
3
Foundations of Reading
Year 3 (Junior)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
EDUC 200
3
History of Education
EDUC 202
3
Educational Psychology
ELED 301
3
Curr. Plan & Mgmt.
ENGL 321
3
Childrens' Literature
REED 401
3
Diag. & Remediation
Spring Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
EDUC 408
3
Measurement & Evaluation
ELED 307
4
Art, Music, & PE Methods
PSYC 304
3
Child Psychology
SPED 201
3
Intro to Except. Indiv.
REED 405
3
Rdg. Mat. & Strat.
Year 4 (Senior)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ELED 302
3
Methods of Tchg. Math
ELED 303
3
Methods of Tchg. Rdg
ELED 304
3
Methods of Tchg. Lang. Arts
ELED 305
3
Methods of Tchg. Science
ELED 306
3
Methods of Tchg. Social Studies
Spring Semester
12 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ELED 412
9
Student Teaching
ELED 413
3
Seminar