Elementary Education K-6 Licensure Requirements

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

EDU-2040

Child Development

3

__________

EDU-2080

Literacy Instruction in the El. School I

4

__________

EDU-2110

Introduction to Exceptional Populations

3

__________

EDU-2320

Engaged in Creative Teaching and Learning

3

__________

EDU-3010

Social and Natural Science Methods for Elementary Teachers*

3

__________

EDU-3020

Educational Psychology

3

__________

EDU-3030

Methods and Materials for Teaching Elementary School Mathematics*

3

__________

EDU-3080

Literacy Instruction in the El. School II*

3

__________

EDU-3120

Methods in Health and Physical Education for Elementary School Teachers

2

__________

EDU-3811

Elementary Student Teaching I

6

__________

EDU-4820

Elementary Student Teaching II

12

__________

Total

 

45

 

* Students must earn a B- or better in all of the above courses.

For on-campus students, EDU-3010, 3030, and 3080 are taken concurrently with EDU-3811 (Elementary Student Teaching I). For EDP students, an alternative model is followed.

In addition to the above elementary education licensure requirements, students must complete a full major or a liberal arts concentration. Full majors can be found within the specific department sections of this catalog; the liberal arts concentrations are outlined below.

Liberal Arts Concentrations

Anthropology/Sociology Concentration

Required Core Courses

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 with at least two from Anthropology and two from Sociology)

Anthropology

ANT-3020

Alternate Realities: Consciousness and Religions

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 Studies of Healing

3

_________

Sociology

SOC-2040

Race/Ethnicity/Class & Gender

3

________

SOC-2050

Drugs and Society

3

_________

SOC-2140

Sociolinguistics

3

_________

SOC-3080

Wellness & Alternative Medicine

3

_________

SOC-3050

Gender and Society

3

_________

SOC-3060

Sexuality and Intimacy

 

 

SOC-3170

Power, Politics, and Inequality

3

_________

SOC-4010

Family Violence

3

_________

Total

 

30

 

Art Concentration

Required Core Courses

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 three 3000/4000-level ART courses)

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Total

 

33

 

Biology Concentration

Required Core Courses

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-2310

Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology

4

_________

BIO-2340

Fundamentals of Ecology

4

_________

BIO-2011

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

_________

BIO-2012

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

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-3120

Ornithology

4

_________

BIO-3720

ENV-3210

Current Topics in Biology* or

Current Topics in Environmental Science*

 

1

_________

Total

 

30

 

*May be taken once for credit toward concentration.

English Concentration

Literature Survey Required Core Courses (select 12 credits)

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 Course

ENG-2101

ENG-2051

Creative Writing or

Introduction to Newswriting

3

________

Upper-level Writing Electives (select one course)

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 beTHA-3010)

THA-3010

Shakespeare: On the Page and On the Stage

3

________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

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

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Total

 

30

_________

Environmental Science Concentration

Required Core Courses

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-3210

Current Topics in Environmental Science

1

_________

Electives (select two courses)

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

 

32-34

 

History Concentration

Required Core Courses

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).

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

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

European History

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

American History

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Any one of the three categories above

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Total

 

30

 

*Also recommended: 8 credits of foreign language courses

Mathematics Concentration

Required Core Courses

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.)

____________

____________________________________

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

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 six additional MUS credits)

____________

____________________________________

___

_________

____________

____________________________________

___

_________

____________

____________________________________

___

_________

____________

____________________________________

___

_________

Total

 

29

 

Political Science Concentration

Required Core Courses

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)

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

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

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Total

 

27

 

Psychology Concentration

Required Core Courses

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)

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

____________

____________________________________

3

_________

Total

 

30

 

Theater Concentration

Required Core Courses

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