Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Department of Teaching and Learning

School of Education


 

The undergraduate program in elementary education is approved by MSDE and is offered in a unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The primary objective of the program in elementary education is to prepare well-qualified teachers to teach in grades one through six, providing prospective teachers with the experiences needed to acquaint them with the curricula organization, objectives, procedures and instructional resources of the elementary school. Prospective teachers are also provided with classroom experiences dealing with direct analysis of teaching situations and problems, the selection, use, organization, and presentation of subject matter, techniques for the evaluation of results of teaching and learning, and the practical application of theories and principles of learning. Classroom experiences are primarily conducted at one of our Professional Development School (PDS) sites.

 
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
ENGL 200
3
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 125
3
Mathematics for Liberal Arts
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 402
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