Education (Elementary 4-8)

Students planning to seek elementary (4 – 8) licensure must complete the Professional Core as outlined by the School of Education, follow the course of study as outlined in the School of Arts and Humanities, and select an optional content focus in English, Science, Social Studies, or Math. The Elementary Education 4 – 8 program includes rich, robust practicum experiences integrated in the professional core courses and one full semester of student teaching in public school settings. Students who acquire licensure in the middle grades will be certified to teach fourth through eighth grade.


4-Year Plans

To make your path to graduation a little easier, a 4-year plan for students planning to pursue a career in education in grades 4-8 has been created:

2013-2014 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Science in Art & Humanities (Education 4-8)


2012-2013 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Science in Art & Humanities (Education 4-8)


2011-2012 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Science in Art & Humanities (Education 4-8)


Degree Requirements
Course of Study for B.S. Major in Arts and Humanities
(See School of Arts and Humanities)
PREPARATION FOR MIDDLE GRADES 4-8

For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: "Degree/Graduation Requirements."
I. General Education Requirements
52 hours
  (Listed in this catalog under Academics: "General Education Display")
  Limit # 3. Social and Behavioral Sciences to:
    HIS 221 American History I OR HIS 222 American History II
    POL 231 American Government I OR POL 232 American Government II
    SOC 241 General Sociology
  Limit # 5. Humanities: 3 hours must be upper division
Plus Math/Science Course for B.S. Degree 3-4


55-56 Hours
 

II. Major Requirements in Arts and Humanities

SPA 131 Elementary Spanish I 4 hours
SPA 132 Elementary Spanish II 4
HUM 320 Diversity in America (W) 3
HUM 495* Values in Human Thought and Action 3
MAT 206 The Real Number System 3
PSY 201 Child Development 3
PSY 306 Educational Psychology 3

Humanities Electives (upper division) 6

Math & Natural Science Electives 6


35 hours
*Courses also count toward academic major.

Students must choose one of the following Options:
Option One: ENG 101, 102, 225, 235, and 305
Option Two: BIO 111, 112, PHS 111, 112, and 6 Hours Upper Division BIO or PHS
Option Three: HIS 111, 112, 221, 222, 424, and POL 231 or 232
Option Four: MAT 100, 101, 206, 306, and 335
 

III. Professional Core Middle School 4-8
EDU 130 Introduction to Education (W) 3 hours
SPE 240 Special Education Foundations (W) 3
 

Must be admitted to Teacher Education to take the following:

EDU 320 Technology in the Classroom 3
EDU 327 Tests & Measurement 3
EDU 428 Classroom Management 2
EDU 430 Educational Strategies 3
RDG 324 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School 4
RDG 324L Teaching Reading Practicum 0
 

Must be admitted to Student Teaching to take the following:
EDU 446 Student Teaching Elementary (4-8) 12
EDU 450 Professional Reflection and Planning 1


34 hours
 

IV. Additional Required Courses for Middle Grades Licensure:
HEA 217 First Aid and CPR OR Red Cross Training 2
HEA 216 Personal Health 3


5 Hours

 

Course of Study for B.S. Major in Education (Elementary 4-8)
(Second Major Only)

For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: "Degree/Graduation Requirements."

I. General Education Requirements are met by the Content Major
 
II. Second Major Requirements:
EDU 130 Introduction to Education 3 hours
EDU 320 Technology in the Classroom 3
EDU 327 Tests and Measurement 3
EDU 428 Classroom Management 2
EDU 430 Educational Strategies-Elementary 3
EDU 445 Student Teaching, Elementary 12
SPE 240 Special Education Foundations 3
29 hours