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Education Studies: Elementary Education Major

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 Test (ETS), Foundations of Reading (Pearson) and Praxis II (elementary) or equivalent exams. Candidates will complete a clinical experience in one of each of the following grade groupings: (K-2), (3-4), and (5-6).

Students considering studying abroad must decide by the end of the fall sophomore year. It is critical for planning purposes.

Students will complete core and major requirements. There are five clinical experiences that are embedded in each of the following courses offered by the department: ED 130 - Principles of Teaching and Learning, SEFE (Sophomore Early Field Experience), 30 hours; ED 322 - Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in Education, 30 hours; ED 375 - Theory and Methods of Teaching Elementary Reading, 30 hours; ED 430 - Elementary Reading and Mathematics Seminar, Bridge Experience, 20 hours; and ED 432 - Supervised Student Teaching, 15 weeks. Each placement will be in a school with an experienced certified elementary educator. It is highly recommended that a variety of sites are used: Catholic, urban, and suburban.

Refer to the Online College Catalogue for more information, including course descriptions.

Course Sequence

Freshman Year
HU 103 Conversatio HU 104 Conversatio
EN 105 English Compostion TH (biblical literacy)
Language Language
Elective MA 110 Concepts of Math
Sophomore Year
PH 105 Philosophy CH 100 Integrated Science
Language ED 250 Integrating Art & Creativity in the Elementary Classroom
ED 280 Integrating Technology ED 322 Inclusion, Equity & Diversity in Education (30 hrs.)
ED 130 Principles of Teaching and Learning (30 hrs.) PY 199 Child Development
Junior Year
ED 340 Curriculum & Assessment in Teaching ED 380 Theory & Methods of Teaching Elementary Math
EN 355 Introduction to Linguistics ED 360 Language, Literacy & Assessment Across the Curriculum for ELL
ED 375 Theory & Methods of Teaching Reading (30 hrs.) ED 450 Methods of Teaching Elementary Social Studies & Science
Senior Year
ED 430 Fundamentals of Teaching Reading & Math (20 hrs.) PH 107 Ethics
ED 432 Supervised Student Teaching (15 weeks) (Clinical Capstone) TH (Catholic theological reasoning)
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