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Early Elementary Education (certification grades P-5) with Concentration in English (BSR)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Early Elementary Education — Leading to Certification in Early Elementary Grades P-5

Major: ERED

Concentration: English (ENG)

Degree: BSR

Unit: College of Education and Human Development (ED)

Department: EDTL

Teacher Education Admission Requirements: A minimum of 45 semester hours; 2.75 or higher overall recommended GPA; 3.0 or higher GPA in EDTP 107, 201, MATH 151, & 152; 21 or higher ACT Composite Score recommended, “C” or better in English 102, “C” or better in Oral Communication course. Other requirements as outlined in Application Packet.

General Education

Type

Hours
General Education 34
The following are recommended courses to fulfill General Education Requirements:  
    

COM 115 Interpersonal Communication (OC)

GEOS 200 The Global Environment (S)

Biology course and lab (S, SL)

PAS 227 Survey of American Diversity (SBCD1)

OR SOC 210 Race in the U.S. (SBCD1)

 

 

Pre-Professional Courses

Type

Hours

EDTP 101, Academic Orientation

EDTP 201, The Teaching Profession (SB)

3

EDTP 107 Human Growth and Development

3

MATH 151 Math for Elementary Education I

3

MATH 152 Math for Elementary Education II (M)

3

HSS 274 Physical Education & Health for Elementary Teachers

3

ART 407 Art for Elementary Education

3

MUSE 525 Music for Elementary Education

3

Total

22

Core Professional Courses

Type

Hours

EDTP 301 General Methods

3

EDTP 328 Building Learning Communities

3

EDTP 330 Building Learning Communities Field Experience

1

EDTP 345 Special Populations in Schools

3

EDTP 346 Special Populations in Schools Field Experience

1

EDTP 355 Assessment and Research

3

EDTP 311 Introduction to Language Arts

3

EDTP 312 Elementary Language Arts Methods Field Experience

EDTP 313 Mathematics Methods

EDTP 314 Elementary Mathematics Methods Field Experience

EDTP 320 Language Arts Methods

3

EDTP 322 Social Studies Methods

3

EDTP 323 Elementary Social Studies Methods Field Experience

1

EDTP 324 Science Methods

3

EDTP 326 Elementary Science Methods Field Experience

1

EDTP 506 Public Schools in America

Note: You must be admitted to teacher education before enrolling in core professional courses.

Mid-Point Assessment Prior to Elementary Student Teaching

Satisfactory dispositions assessment; Completion of EDTP 301, 328, 345, and 355, each with no lower than a C; “Pass” in all clinical field work; EDTP 311, 313, 320, 322, and 324 with no more than one grade below B-; Satisfactory mid-point portfolio; Positive recommendation from Elementary Program Committee.

Type

Hours
EDTP 450 Student Teaching - Elementary Education 6
EDTP 452 Student Teaching - Elementary Education
EDTP 477 Capstone Seminar 3

Concentration in English *
Concentration: ENG

Type

Hours
ENGL 202 Creative Writing
ENGL 301 British Literature I  3
          OR ENGL 302 British Literature II 
ENGL 303 Scientific & Technical Writing 
          OR ENGL 306 Business Wrting  
          OR ENGL 309 Advanced Academic Writing  
          OR ENGL 310 Writing about Literature   
ENGL 311 American Literature I
          OR ENGL 312 American Literature II  
PAS 340 African American Literature
          OR ENGL 373 Women in Literature  
ENGL 535 Applied Linguistics for Teachers
          OR ENGL 522 Structure of Modern English  
EDTP 540 Adolescent Readers
ENGL 506 Teaching of Writing 
Minimum Total 125

*Middle Grades Certification Extension requires a 2.5 GPA in English content courses and successful completion of EDTP 607 and 620, and passing scores on the PRAXIS Middle Grades English exam.

Degree Assessment

Satisfactory dispositions assessment; C or better in Student Teaching; 2.75 overall GPA; program course work with 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactory portfolio.

Certification Assessment

Passing scores on required PRAXIS exams.

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