Elementary Education BA/BS

Students enrolled in the Elementary Teacher Education program (grades K-8) will complete 76 credits of professional education courses including a yearlong internship under the guidance of a faculty member and an on-site teacher educator in a local elementary or middle school. Elementary Education students will have opportunities to learn about, evaluate, practice and refine a variety of teaching strategies based on best teaching practices as identified by professional organizations, in content areas taught to elementary students. Students in Elementary Education will provide evidence through performance that they have become dedicated and knowledgeable professionals, content specialists, competent educational designers, capable educational facilitators, insightful educational evaluators, reflective professionals, and culturally responsive professionals before being recommended for elementary teacher certification. In accordance with state certification requirements, students will complete coursework for a minor and endorsement in a second teaching area. It is the student’s responsibility to work closely with his/her advisor to ensure compliance with certification requirements.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
COMM-204PUBLIC SPEAKING3.00
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
MATH-257FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II3.00
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
NS-174NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR4.00
PHYS-171PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS4.00
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
PSYC-205DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY3.00
Select one of the following:3.00
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
Diversity
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300T (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Electives
Additional requirements must be met for certification. See your advisor about additional courses in a second teaching subject area.11.00
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 16 credits of language classes if a Bachelor of Arts degree is desired, else optional.16.00
Total Credits46.00

Elementary Education Major

Program Requirements
Professional Foundations
ED-214PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION3.00
ED-216PHYS EDUC FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER2.00
GEOG-102INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY3.00
HLTH-215ELEMENTARY HEALTH SCIENCE/METHODS3.00
MATH-157FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS3.00
RE-217CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND STORYTELLING3.00
Phase II: Professional Studies 1, 2
Theoretical Foundations Semester (taken as a block)
ED-318ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING3.00
ED-321EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3.00
ED-328MATH METHODS K-83.00
RE-319FIELD EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION I 31.00
RE/SE-320UNDERSTANDING THE LITERACY PROCESSES 33.00
RE-401PHONEMIC AWARENESS AND PHONICS SEMINAR1.00
SE-322INCLUSION STRATEGIES K-123.00
Instuctional Design/Facilitation/Eval Strategies (taken as a block)
ED-323PROFESSIONAL STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING6.00
ED-345CULTURALLY RELEVANT TEACHING3.00
RE/SE-324ASSESSMENT OF LITERACY DEVELOPMENT3.00
RE/SE-325FIELD EXPERIENCE II1.00
Phase III: Professional Internship 4
Int in Instructional Design/Facilitation/Eval I (taken as a block)
ED-426PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION K-8, I14.00
ED-427PROF SEMINAR: ISSUES IN EDUCATION I1.00
SE-428ADAPTIVE TEACHING I1.00
Int in Instructional Design/Facilitation/Eval II (taken as a block)
ED-429PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION K-8, II14.00
ED-430PROF SEMINAR:ISSUES IN EDUCATION II1.00
SE-431ADAPTIVE TEACHING II1.00
Total Credits79.00
1

Application for admission into the Teacher Ed. Program is due the first day of the semester prior to beginning Phase II course work.

2

Registration into these courses requires prior admission to the Elementary Teacher Ed. Program.

3

Course may NOT be taken concurrently with RE-324/RE-325.

4

Registration into these courses requires satisfactory completion of Phase II.

Summary

General Education Core38
Elementary Education79
Electives11
Total128

No grade lower than a "C-" will be accepted in any required course.

No grade lower than a "B-" will be accepted in any Phase II, III or Phase IV professional education course.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for admission into the Teacher Education Program.

Additional requirements must be met for teacher certification. See your Education advisor for details.