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2014-2015 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education Comprehensive, B.A.


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The purposes of elementary education multi-subjects specialization are:

  1. To promote teachers who are reflective problem solvers in the daily workplace of elementary schools;
  2. To promote teachers who plan and implement a learning environment responsive to the social and psychological conditions which characterize their school;
  3. To promote a strong background in child development and related pedagogical practices;
  4. To provide teachers with a wide range of teaching methodologies and strategies across many content areas;
  5. To promote a broadly based understanding of elementary school and its place and function in society; and
  6. To promote a desire for continued investigation of the teaching/learning dialectic beyond the undergraduate preparation.

Curriculum for a Major in Elementary Education


Professional Studies Core for Elementary Education


Specialty Studies for Elementary Education K–6


Note(s):


Electives: Students are encouraged to select upper-division courses for electives. The variety of options for courses can be discussed with an advisor.

Other Requirements: The Department of Education has the responsibility for both the professional studies and specialty studies components of the elementary education specialization, so the student’s advisor will be from this department. Students should consult the elementary education specialization handbook for the most up-to-date policies, procedures, and requirements for this specialization.

Contact Person: Dr. Rebecca Mercado, Knutti Hall 101D 304-876-5778, or Department of Education, Knutti Hall 108, 304-876-5305.

Four-Year Course Progression


Elementary Education
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 103 (Rec.) or 102 3
Core Curriculum 1 History 3   GSCI 103 or 104 1 General Physical Science (LS) (Req.) 4
BIOL 101   General Biological Science 4   MATH 105 1 College Algebra (MA) (Req.) 3
EDUC 150   Seminar in Education (FYEX) 1   COMM 202 2 Fundamentals of Speech (HM-GL) (Req.) 3
GSPE 210 2 Fitness for Life 3   PSCI 101 2 American Federal Government (SO-CK) (Req.) 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose AR with advisor 3       TOTAL 16
    TOTAL 17          
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
EDUC 200   Foundations of Education 3   MATH 102   Math for Elementary Teachers 3
GSCI 103 or 104   General Physical Science (LS) (Req.) 4   GEOG 105   World Cultural Geography (SO-GL) 3
Core Curriculum   Choose HM 3   MUSC 226   Classroom Music Education 3
HIST 201 or 202   History of the United States 3   HLTH 310   Health and Physical Education for Elementary Educators 3
Elective   Choose with advisor 3   CHEM 100   Chemical Science 3
    TOTAL 16   CHEM 100L   Chemical Science Lab 1
              TOTAL 16
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
EDUC 320   Social and Psychological Conditions of Learning 4   EDUC 351   Integrated Reading and Language Arts I 5
EDUC 360 2 Survey of Exceptional Children (SO-MD) 3   EDUC 352   Integrated Math, Science, and Social Studies I 4
HIST 309   West Virginia and the Appalachian Region 3   MATH 300   Math Methods for Elementary Teachers 3
MATH 200   Geometry and Measurement 3   ARED 325   Aesthetic Inquiry 3
Elective   Choose with advisor 3       TOTAL 15
    TOTAL 16          
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
EDUC 353   Integrated Reading and Language Arts II 4   EDUC 400 3 Inclusion in the Regular Classroom (WM/CP) 3
EDUC 354   Integrated Math, Science, and Social Studies II 5   EDUC 450   Student Teaching, Elementary School Grades K-6 9
EDUC 380   Technology in 21st-century Teaching and Learning 3       TOTAL 12
    TOTAL 12          
Fall 2012             DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

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