Elementary teacher candidates major in Education Studies: Elementary Education. These candidates will be eligible for K-6 certification. Candidates must successfully pass Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) and Praxis II (elementary). Candidates will complete a field experience in one of each of the following grade groupings: (K-2), (3-4), and (5-6).
Field Service (Clinical Practice)
Saint Anselm College's Teacher Education Programs require Elementary Education majors to complete 5 semesters of clinical experiences. The Coordinator of Clinical Placement works with the contact person at the partnership school to match the student with a cooperating teacher who is a model of professional practices, demonstrates a positive impact on student learning, is willing to serve as a mentor, and who holds an experienced educator credential in the content area that matches the endorsement for which the student is preparing. It is highly recommended that a variety of sites are used: parochial, urban, and suburban.
ED 130 Principles of Teaching and Learning
Students will spend 30 hours participating in an assigned classroom. Embedded in this course is Sophomore Early Field Experience (SEFE) which requires students to work in a classroom based on their content major. There are activities students will complete including teaching two lessons, one of which is observed by the Coordinator of Clinical Practice.
ED 322 Inclusion, Equity and Diversity
This course is designed to immerse students in the understanding of working with children with educational disabilities in the context of the general education classroom. Students spend 30 hours working in a general education classroom based on their major, assisting the classroom teacher with making modifications and accommodations to differentiate instruction.
ED 375 Methods of Teaching Elementary Reading
This course is designed to give intense direct instruction on how to teach reading at the elementary level. Students participate in a placement for 30 hours in grades 1-3, tying coursework and practical application (reading instruction and materials) with assignments in the placements.
ED 432 Supervised Student Teaching (clinical capstone) - is completed in the fall semester
Elementary student teaching occurs in the fall semester only. The Clinical Coordinator will contact schools one year prior to place students for student teaching. Students spend a minimum of 20 hours during the spring semester junior year in a Bridge Experience acclimating to the school, classroom, and curriculum prior to student teaching in the fall semester of senior year.
The capstone project is an electronic portfolio due in the spring of senior year.
Course Sequence - Classes of 2015 - 2017
Please refer to the College Catalogue and consult with your academic advisor for recommended course sequencing. Revised graduation requirements for each graduating class can be found in the Guide to the Core Curriculum.
Course Sequence - Class of 2018 and Beyond
|HU 103 Conversatio I||HU 104 Conversatio II|
|EN 105 Freshman English||Philosophy|
|Math / Elective||Elective / Math|
|CH 100||Elective / Theology|
|Language||ED 250 Integrating Art|
|ED 280 Integrating Technology||ED 322 Inclusion, Equity & Diversity in Education|
|ED 130 Principles of Teaching & Learning||PY 199 Child Development|
|ED 340 Curriculum & Assessment in Teaching||ED 360 Langauge, Literacy & Assessment Across the Curriculum|
|EN 355||ED 450 Methods of Teaching Elementary Social Studies & Science|
|HI 101 or HI 199||HI 101 or HI 199|
|ED 375 Theory & Methods of Teaching Reading||ED 380 Theory & Methods of Teaching Elementary Math|
|ED 430 Fundamentals of Teaching Reading & Math||Elective|
|ED 432 Supervised Student Teaching (counts as 3 courses)||Theology / Elective|