Childhood Education with Elementary Education Endorsement Requirements

Students earn a B.A. in Childhood Education by completing the courses on the list below. Check advisement forms, Program Evaluations, and prerequisites for the proper sequence. This course list is subject to change. Students seeking the Elementary Education endorsement must earn a B- or better in all courses marked with an asterisk (*).

To review requirements for Secondary or Unified Arts Teacher Education Programs, please see the information beginning on page 58.

Childhood Education Requirements

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

EDU-2365

The Ecology of the Human Experience: Development, Culture, and Identity*

 

3

 

__________

EDU-2370

The Contemporary School*

3

__________

EDU-3265

Instructional Dynamics for the Elementary Educator: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Integrated, Engaging, and Creative Lessons; Part I: Language & Literacy or Diverse Learners* (spring)

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

__________

EDU-3266

Instructional Dynamics for the Elementary Educator: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Integrated, Engaging, and Creative Lessons; Part II: Numeracy and Quantitative Reasoning for Diverse Learners* (fall)

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

__________

EDU-3311

Foundations of Inclusive Practices*

3

__________

EDU-3440

Teaching Toward Democracy*

3

__________

EDU-4630

Integrated Elementary Methods Practicum: Intention, Knowledge, and Presence*

 

9

 

__________

EDU-4368

Classroom Strategies Practicum*

3

__________

EDU-3125

Technology for Integrating Instruction*

3

__________

EDU-4820

Elementary Student Teaching II*

12

__________

EDU-4650

Capstone & Thesis Seminar*

3

__________

Total

 

48

 

Teacher Education Program in Elementary Education Requirements

To complete the TE-ELED Program, complete the three sets of requirements listed below.

I. Liberal Arts & Science Background Requirements for Elementary Education

Students should consult with their advisor and submit their course plan to the ELED Program Director for approval. Through careful selection, courses chosen to meet the Liberal Arts & Science Background requirements may also meet requirements in the JSC General Education Core Curriculum.

Composition A & B Component

Complete two requirements that demonstrate you understand the composing processes that writers use, the planning strategies most appropriate for particular kinds of writing, the dimensions of quality writing across various types of writing, and the conventions of written English. For example, students on campus should complete A) ENG-1052, Exposition & Analysis, and B) ENG-3999, The Writing Proficiency Exam, or ENG-2005, The Self-Sufficient Writer; EDP students should complete A) ENG-1061, English Composition at CCV or a comparable course from another college, and B) ENG-1220, Rhetorical Expression, or pass EDP-3999, Challenge Exam for ENG-1220.

Component

Course Title

Credit

Semester

Composition A

_____________________________________

3

__________

Composition B

_____________________________________

3

__________

Quantitative Skills A & B Component

Quantitative Skills A: Complete coursework that demonstrates you understand numbers and operations, algebra and functions, geometry and measurement. For example, select from MAT-1020, MAT-1080, MAT-1320, MAT-1531 or an equivalent course approved by your program director.

Quantitative Skills B: Complete coursework that demonstrates you understand data analysis, statistics, and probability. For example, take MAT-2030: Probability & Statistics, or an equivalent course approved by your program director.

Component

Course Title

Credit

Semester

Quantitative Skills A

_____________________________________

3

__________

Quantitative Skills B

_____________________________________

3

__________

Literature A & B Components

Literature A: Complete coursework that demonstrates you understand a wide variety of quality literature across genres, eras, cultures, and subcultures, and literary elements and strategies for textual analysis. For example, select from ENG-1310, ENG-2171, ENG-2172, ENG-2321, ENG-2322, or an equivalent course approved by your program director.

Literature B: Complete coursework that demonstrates you understand age-appropriate literature (PK-Adolescence) and non-print media in multimodal formats (i.e., film, video, digital, graphic) across genres, eras, cultures, and subcultures, with emphasis on multicultural literature, and literary elements and strategies for textual analysis of youth literature. This Component is satisfied through EDU-3110, Literature for Children, which is a required course in the ELED sequence. Take EDU-3111, or an equivalent course approved by your program director.

Component

Course Title

Credit

Semester

Literature A

_____________________________________

3

__________

Literature B

_____________________________________

3

__________

Historical Thinking and Citizenship Component

Complete coursework that demonstrates you understand historical thinking and citizenship through study of American or World History, American Government, or Political Science. For example, take HIS-1111, HIS-1112, HIS-1211, HIS-1212, POS-1010, POS-1020, or an equivalent course approved by your program director.

Component

Course Title

Credit

Semester

Historical Thinking

_____________________________________

3

__________

Artistic Expression Component

Complete coursework that demonstrates you understand music, drama, and the visual arts as expressions of human emotion and culture, and powerful forms of communication. For example, take ART-1011, ART-1140, ART-2110, ART-2251, ART-2301, ARH-2010, ARH-2060, DAN-1010, MUS-1015, MUS-1031, THA-1041, or an equivalent course approved by your program director.

Component

Course Title

Credit

Semester

Artistic Expression

_____________________________________

3

__________

Scientific Thinking A & B Components

Scientific Thinking A: Complete coursework that demonstrates you understand scientific thinking, the scientific inquiry process, life sciences or physical sciences, and living and non-living systems. This component must include a 4-credit lab course. For example, take BIO-1210, BIO-1211, BIO-1212, or an equivalent 4-credit life or physical science course with a formal lab. A course with a formal field study component might be suitable: Check with your TE Program Director.

Scientific Thinking B: Complete coursework that demonstrates you understand scientific thinking, the scientific inquiry process, earth, environmental, and atmospheric sciences, and living and non-living systems. For example, take ENV-1040, ENV-1050, or an equivalent course approved by your program director.

Component

Course Title

Credit

Semester

Scientific Thinking A

_____________________________________

(must include a formal lab or field study)

4

 

__________

Scientific Thinking B

______________________________________

3-4

__________

Diversity Studies Component

Complete coursework that demonstrates you understand how diversity and unity transact through culture across geographic regions. This Component is satisfied through EDU-2365, Ecology of Human Experience, which is a required course in the Childhood Education major. Take EDU-2365 or a course that meets this component and is approved by your program director.

Component

Course Title

Credit

Semester

Diversity Studies

_____________________________________

3

__________

Identity Studies Component

Complete coursework that demonstrates you understand the humanistic quest for identity and interdependence. This Component is satisfied through EDU-2360, Perspectives on Learning, which is a required course in the ELED sequence. Take EDU-2360 or a course that meets this component and is approved by your program director.

Component

Course Title

Credit

Semester

Identity Studies

_____________________________________

3

__________

Interdisciplinary Studies Component:

Complete coursework that demonstrates you understand how academic study can explore themes and concepts that transcend the disciplines and help us explore issues in our lives and in the world around us. For example, take any First Year Seminar or designated GECC Interdisciplinary course or an equivalent course approved by your program director.

Component

Course Title

Credit

Semester

Interdisciplinary Studies

 

_____________________________________

 

3

 

__________

II. Education Coursework

Complete the courses for the B.A. in Childhood Education plus the courses listed below. Check advisement forms, Program Evaluation, and prerequisites for proper sequence. This course list is subject to change. Students must earn a B- or better in all courses marked with an asterisk (*). Each Teacher Education Workshop (TEW) is graded as Pass/No Pass.

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

EDU-TEW1

Teacher Education Workshop 1: Teacher Education application

 

0

 

__________

EDU-TEW2

Teacher Education Workshop II: Practicum I Application

 

0

 

__________

EDU-TEW3

Teacher Education Workshop III: Practicum II Application

 

0

 

__________

EDU-TEW4

Teacher Education Workshop IV: Student Teacher Application

 

0

 

__________

EDU-TEW5

Teacher Education Workshop V: Recommendation Application

 

0

 

__________

EDU-2360

Perspectives on Learning*

3

__________

EDU-3035

Literacy Development in the Early Years*

3

__________

EDU-3110

Literature for Children*

3

__________

Total

 

9

 

III. Second Major or Concentration in Liberal Arts or Science Requirement

The course requirements for each concentration are listed below. The requirements for each major are listed in the academic department section of the catalog. Students seeking a second major will be given an advisor in that department. Contact your Education Department Program Director for information about the concentrations or about substitutions.

Anthropology/Sociology Concentration

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

ANT-1010

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

_________

ANT-3110

Development of Anthropological Thinking

3

_________

SOC-1010

Introduction to Sociology

3

_________

SOC-4020

Sociological Theory

3

_________

Electives (Select six courses from the list below with at least two from Anthropology and two from Sociology.)

Credits

Semester

Anthropology

ANT-3020

Religion, Culture, and Alternate Realities

3

_________

ANT-3040

Culture Change in the Modern World

3

_________

ANT-3130

Culture and Personality

3

_________

ANT-4010

Anthropology of Death

3

_________

ANT-4020

Multicultural Health, Illness, and Healing

3

_________

Sociology

SOC-2040

Race/Ethnicity/Class & Gender

3

_________

SOC-2050

Drugs and Society

3

_________

SOC-2140

Sociolinguistics

3

_________

SOC-3050

Gender and Society

3

_________

SOC-3060

Sexuality and Intimacy

3

_________

SOC-3080

Wellness & Alternative Medicine

3

_________

SOC-3170

Power, Politics, and Inequality

3

_________

SOC-4010

Family Violence

3

_________

Total

 

30

 

Art Concentration

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

ARH-2010

Survey of Western Traditions in Art

3

_________

ARH-2060

Survey of Non-Western Traditions in Art

3

_________

ART-1011

Drawing I

3

_________

ART-1140

Design

3

_________

Introductory Studio Arts Courses (select three courses)

ART-1231

Ceramics I

3

_________

ART-2211

Painting I

3

_________

ART-2251

Sculpture I

3

_________

ART-2301

Photography I

3

_________

ART-2410

Introduction to Printmaking I

3

_________

Advanced Course Requirements

ARH-3060

Twentieth-Century Art

3

_________

Upper-level Studio Arts Electives (select two 3000/4000-level ART courses)

ART-3/4-xxxx

____________________________________

3

_________

ART-3/4-xxxx

____________________________________

3

_________

Total

 

30

 

Biology Concentration

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

BIO-1211

Introduction to Biology: Ecology & Evolution

 

4

 

_________

BIO-1212

Introduction to Biology: Cells & Genetic

Basis of Life

 

4

_________

CHE-1031

General Chemistry I

4

_________

CHE-1032

General Chemistry II

4

_________

Electives (select a minimum of 14 credits)

BIO-2011

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

__________

BIO-2012

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

__________

BIO-2310

Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology

4

_________

BIO-2340

Fundamentals of Ecology

4

__________

BIO-3120

Ornithology

4

__________

BIO-3125

Biological Chemistry

3

_________

BIO-3130

Cellular Biology: A Molecular Approach

4

_________

BIO-3140

Microbiology

4

_________

BIO-3160

Animal Behavior

4

_________

BIO-3170

Mammalogy

4

_________

BIO-3220

Genetics

4

_________

BIO-3260

Limnology

4

_________

BIO-3280

Environmental Toxicology

4

_________

BIO-3290

Conservation Biology

3

_________

BIO-3720

ENV-2210

Current Topics in Biology* or

Current Topics in Science*

 

1

 

_________

Total

 

30

 

*May be taken once for credit toward concentration.

English Concentration

Literature Survey Required Core Courses (select 12 credits)

Credits

Semester

ENG-1310

Introduction to Literature

3

_________

ENG-2171

World Literature I

3

_________

ENG-2172

World Literature II

3

_________

ENG-2281

Survey of English Literature I

3

_________

ENG-2282

Survey of English Literature II

3

_________

ENG-2321

Survey of American Literature I

3

_________

ENG-2322

Survey of American Literature II

3

_________

ENG-2510

Women and Literature

3

_________

Required Writing Courses

Credits

Semester

ENG-2101

ENG-2051

Creative Writing or

Introduction to Newswriting

 

3

________

Upper-level Writing Electives (select one course)

Credits

Semester

ENG-3020

Feature Writing

3

_________

ENG-3120

Poetry Workshop

3

_________

ENG-3130

Fiction Workshop

3

_________

ENG-3140

The Creative Essay

3

_________

Upper-level Literature Courses/Language Courses

(Select three 3000/4000-level ENG courses, one of which must be THA-3010)

Credits

Semester

ENG-3565

Shakespeare

3

_________

__________

____________________________________

3

_________

__________

____________________________________

3

_________

English Free Elective (excluding ENG-1051 and ENG-1052)

Credits

Semester

___________

____________________________________

3

_________

Total

 

30

_________

Environmental Science Concentration

Required Core Courses

Credits

Semester

BIO-1210

Introduction to Biology

4

_________

BIO-2340

Fundamentals of Ecology

4

_________

CHE-1031

General Chemistry I

4

_________

ENV-1050

Introduction to Earth Science

4

_________

ENV-1110

Introduction to Environmental Problems

3

_________

ENV-3030

Water Resources

3

_________

ENV-3040

Energy and Mineral Resources

3

_________

ENV-2210

Current Topics in Science

1

_________

Electives (select a minimum of four credits)

Credits

Semester

ENV-3010

Land Use Planning

3

_________

ENV-3020

Environmental Law

3

_________

ENV-3130

Environmental Geology

4

_________

ENV-3150

Toxic and Solid Waste Management

3

_________

ENV-3160

Coastal and Marine Resources

3

_________

ENV-3220

Environmental Interpretation

3

_________

ENV-3240

Fundamentals of Soil Science

4

_________

ENV-3250

Meteorology/Climatology

4

_________

ENV-4010

Global Environmental Issues

3

_________

ENV-4020

Remote Sensing

4

_________

GEY-3120

Field Geology

4

_________

Total

 

30

 

Health Sciences Concentration

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

AHS-1010

Contemporary Health Issues

3

_________

AHS-1080

Lifetime Fitness

1

_________

BIO-1210

Introduction to Biology

4

_________

BIO-2011

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

_________

BIO-2012

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

_________

BIO-3180

Nutrition

3

_________

CHE-1031

General Chemistry 1

4

_________

Electives (Choose at least 7 credits)

Credits

Semester

AHS-2040

Advanced First Aid and Emergency Care

4

__________

AHS-2130

Programs for Lifetime Health & Fitness

3

_________

AHS-3043

Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries I

3

_________

AHS-3050

Introduction to Pharmacology

3

_________

AHS-3120

Kinesiology

3

__________

AHS-3230

Physiology of Exercise

3

_________

AHS-4030

Psychology of Sports and Exercise

3

_________

AHS-4110

Psychophysiology of Stress

3

_________

Total

 

30

 

History Concentration

Required Core Courses

Credits

Semester

HIS-1111

World History I

3

_________

HIS-1112

World History II

3

_________

HIS-1211

American History I

3

_________

HIS-1212

American History II

3

_________

HIS-4730

Seminar in Historical Communication

3

_________

HIS-4740

Seminar in Historical Investigation

3

_________

Electives (four courses total)

Choose one course from each of the following three categories (9 credits), and one additional course from any one of the three categories (3 credits)

Credits

Semester

Third World (Asia, Africa, Latin America, or the Middle East)

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

European History

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

American History

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Any one of the three categories above

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Total

 

30

 

Also recommended: 8 credits of foreign language courses

Mathematics Concentration

Required Core Courses

Credits

Semester

MAT-1531

Calculus I

4

_________

MAT-2030

Probability and Statistics

4

_________

MAT-2140

Modeling the Environment

3

_________

MAT-2532

Calculus II

4

_________

MAT-3210

Linear Algebra

3

_________

Math Electives (Students must complete an additional 13 credits in mathematics; at least three must be at the 3000/4000 level.)

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Total

 

31

 

Either MAT-3030 or INT-3150 *can* be used by elementary education majors (with a liberal arts concentration in mathematics) to count as a mathematics course. However, a three-credit, upper-level mathematic course must still be taken. Neither MAT-3030 nor INT-3150 can count as the required three-credit, upper-level mathematics course.

Music Concentration

Required Core Courses

Credits

Semester

MUS-1051

Keyboard Harmony I

1

_________

MUS-1052

Keyboard Harmony II

1

_________

MUS-1061

Ear Training I

1

_________

MUS-1062

Ear Training II

1

_________

MUS-1231

Music Theory I

3

_________

MUS-1232

Music Theory II

3

_________

MUS-2160

Introduction to Technology in Music

2

_________

MUS-3031

History of Western Music I

4

_________

MUS-3032

History of Western Music II

4

_________

MUS-3330

Worlds of Music

3

_________

Electives (Select seven additional MUS credits)

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

___

_________

____________

____________________________________

___

_________

____________

____________________________________

___

_________

____________

____________________________________

___

_________

Total

 

30

 

Political Science Concentration

Required Core Courses

Credits

Semester

POS-1010

Introduction to Political Science

3

_________

POS-1020

American Politics & Government

3

_________

POS-2050

International Economics and Politics

3

_________

POS-2110

State and Local Government

3

_________

POS-3010

POS-3040

Survey of Western Political Thought or

The Politics of Gender

 

3

 

_________

POS-4730

Senior Seminar in Political Science

3

_________

Lower-level Electives (Select three credits of 1000/2000-level POS courses.)

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Upper-level Electives (Select nine credits of 3000/4000-level POS courses.)

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Total

 

30

 

Psychology Concentration

Required Core Courses

Credits

Semester

PSY-1010

Introduction to Psychology

3

_________

PSY-2040

Social Psychology

3

_________

PSY-2070

Developmental Psychology

3

_________

PSY-2420

Group Process: Theory and Practice

3

_________

PSY-3010

Theories of Personality

3

_________

PSY-3065

Abnormal Behavior*

3

_________

PSY-3230

Psychology of Gender

3

_________

*Prerequisite of PSY-1010 and PSY-2010, or permission of instructor

Upper-level Electives (Select three 3000/4000-level PSY courses.)

Credits

Semester

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Total

 

30

 

Theater Concentration

Required Core Courses

Credits

Semester

THA-1040

Interpreting Contemporary Dramatic Literature

 

3

 

_________

THA-1041

Introduction to Theater Arts

3

_________

Historical and Literary Studies

 

 

THA-3010

Shakespeare: "On the Stage & On the Page"

3

_________

THA-3140

Theater History

3

_________

Production and Performance Skills

 

THA-1111

Stagecraft

3

_________

THA-2121

Acting I

3

_________

THA-2122

Acting II

3

_________

THA-3210

Introduction to Directing

3

_________

Laboratory Experiences

 

 

THA-2040

Performance and Production Lab

3

_________

THA-3030

Children's Theater

3

_________

Total

 

30