Course of Studies for the Major and for Certification in Elementary Education with an option for Certification in Special Education K-12 or Elementary Education with an option for Program Specialist Certification in ESL

Requirements below are applicable during the 2008-2009 academic year (Revised 9/20/08)

NOTE: Elementary Education majors may pursue an additional area of certification in either Special Education: Cognitive, Behavior, Physical/Health Disabilities (CBP/HD), K-12 (indicated below by a #) or Program Specialist Certification in ESL (indicated below with a *). The special education and ESL courses are sequential and must be taken in the order listed. The special education courses must be completed before student teaching.

Semester One (Fall) or Semester Two

  EDU 110-Foundations of Education (6)
  EDU 140-Educational Technology and Instructional Media
  ELM 281-Field Practicum in Elementary School (5)
  MAS 1XX-MAS 100 Concepts of Mathematics
(or suitable substitute which meets Gen Ed requirement)

Semester Two (Spring)

# EDU 310-Intro to Exceptionalities in Children & Youth (6)
  ELM 130-Science I
  ELM 282-Field Practicum in Elementary School (5)
  MAS 1XX-MAS 170 Statistics (suggested)
  (a second math course is required to meet PDE & Gen Ed)

Semester Three (Fall)

# EDU 311-Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching in Special Education and Included Settings-Phase I (6) WP (10)
* EDU 320-ESL Foundations of Language
  ELM 230-Science II (1)
  ELM 283-Field Practicum in Elementary School (5)
  ENG 221, 222, 225, 226 or other approved American or English Literature course
(one of the above English courses needed for PDE requirement)
  HIS 125-Survey of U.S. History I

Semester Four (Spring)

# EDU 312-Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching in Special Education and Included Settings-Phase II (6)
* EDU 324-ESL Teaching ESL/Materials Development (6)
  ELM 220-Music in the Elementary School
  ELM 250-Mathematics in the Elementary School
  ELM 271-Literacy and Literature I
  ELM 284-Field Practicum in Elementary School (5)

Semester Five (Fall) (8)

# EDU 313-Managing Instructional and Behavioral Components in Special Education and Included Classrooms (6)
* EDU 328-ESL Assessment and Performance (6)
  ELM 285-Field Practicum in Elementary School (5)
  ELM 371-Literacy and Literature II WP (10)
  PSY 180-Child Development and Education

Semester Six (Spring)

# EDU 314-Assessment, Evaluation, and Response Strategies for Students with Exceptionalities (6)
* EDU 332-ESL Cultural Awareness-Language, Culture and the Classroom
  ELM 286-Field Practicum in Elementary School (5)
  ELM 332-The Physical Sciences in the Elementary School
  ELM 344-Health Education in the Schools
  ELM 362-Social Studies in the Elementary School
  ELM 372-Literacy and Literature III

Semester Seven (Fall)

  ELM 401/ART 120-Art in the Elem School/Intro to Art Therapy
no course, other than ELM 401/ART 120, may be taken with student teaching.
  ELM 440-Student Teaching (12 credit hours) - not required for major but required for certification.

Note: A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and teacher certification candidacy status are required to student teach.

Semester Eight (Spring)

  ELM 499-Senior Seminar

NOTES:

  1. Students going abroad in the fall of junior year should take ELM 230 in the fall of the junior year.

  2. No courses for the major or for General Education or for Special Education may be taken pass/fail.

  3. Students who earn a grade of D+ or less in a methods course must repeat the course prior to student teaching.

  4. Electing to pursue Special Education and other options, such as a semester abroad or a second major or a minor, will likely require additional semesters of study.

  5. Failure to pass any field placement results in NOT being able to student teach until that failing grade has been removed (EDU 110, 310, etc., ELM 28X). Field Practicum is normally taken for 1 credit per semester.

  6. EDU 110, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 324, and 328 require field placements.

  7. The semester prior to student teaching requires a four-hour-per-week placement with the cooperating teacher.

  8. Admission to Teacher Certification Candidacy should occur in the fifth semester.

  9. Violation of the College's Academic Honesty Policy may result in the denial to student teach.

  10. WP = Writing Process