Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Elementary Education (K-5)

The B.S. Major in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Elementary Education (K-5) program is a professional preparation program that gives you an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, and creative development of children in addition to the content knowledge and pedagogical skills required of teachers in today's classrooms.

Students planning to seek elementary licensure must complete the Professional Core as outlined by the Department of Education. This comprises a full semester of integrated professional practicum experience and one full semester of student teaching in public school settings. Students who acquire licensure in elementary education will be certified to teach kindergarten through sixth grade.

Degree Requirements

B.S. Major in Interdisciplinary Studies

Concentration: Elementary Education (K-5)

Program Coordinator: Mrs. Shawna Northrop

126-127 HOURS

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

 
     

I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements

34 hours

 

Listed in the catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Display

   

Limit III. A. Behavioral Sciences to SOC 241 General Sociology

Limit III. B. BIO: 100, 105, 110, 111, 112, or 211

Limit III. C. 1. History to HIS 221 American History I or
                                           HIS 222 American History II

 

Limit III. C. 2. Critical and Creative Works to Literature

                           (ENG: 225, 226, 235, 236, 245, or 246)

 

Limit III. C. 3. Humanities Capstone to HUM495 Values in Human Thought

 

II. Major Requirements:

42 - 43 hours

Choose one (1) of the following Fine Arts Course:

3 hours

ART 110

Art Appreciation OR

(3)

 

ART 234

Introduction to Creativity (W) OR

(3)

 

MUS 110

Music Appreciation OR

(3)

 

MUS 214

The Development of American Music OR

(3)

 

THE 160

Introduction to Theatre OR

(3)

 

THE 265

Acting I

(3)

 
       

Choose one (1) of the following options:

3-4 hours

 

PHS 111

Physical Science I OR

(3)

 

PHS 112

Physical Science II 

(3) 

 

     OR:

     

CHE 121

General Chemistry I  WITH

(3)

 

CHE 121L

General Chemistry I Lab 

(1)

 
       

Required:

 

36 hours

 

SPA 131

Elementary Spanish I

3

 

SPA 132

Elementary Spanish II

3

PSY 201

Child Development and Lab

3

MAT 206

The Real Number System

3

POL 231

American Government

3

PSY 306

Educational Psychology (W)

3

HUM 320

Diversity in America (W)

 

Humanities Electives (upper division)

9

Math & Natural Science Electives



 

III.  Professional Core for Elementary Education (K-5):

45 hours

EDU 130

Introduction to Education (W)

3

SPE 240

Special Education Foundations (W)

3

EDU 315

Children's Literature (W)

3



 

Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program to take the following:

EDU 250

Professional Reflective Seminar I

1

 

EDU 320

Technology in the Classroom

3

EDU 325

Teaching Strategies PreK-3

3

EDU 327

Tests and Measurements

3

EDU 330 

Teaching Mathematics: Methods, Strategies, and Techniques 

 3

 

EDU 350* 

Professional Reflective Seminar II 

 1 

 

EDU 428*

Classroom Management

 2

EDU 430*

Educational Strategies

 3

RDG 324

Teaching Literacy in the Elementary and Middle Schools and Practicum

 4

Must be admitted to Student Teaching to take the following:

EDU 445

Student Teaching, Elementary

12

EDU 450

Professional Reflective Seminar III

 1 



 

IV.  Additional Required Courses for Elementary Licensure:

5 hours

HEA 216

Personal Health

 3

HEA 217

First Aid and CPR OR
Red Cross Training

 2

(2)

       
 


*These courses must be taken the semester prior to Student Teaching.