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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, which is not required for the Elementary Education major, 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 teacher. It is highly recommended that a variety of sites are used: Catholic, urban, and suburban.

The Education Department does not allow service learning hours to count for more than one course at a time. Therefore, Education students are able to take one service learning or clinical course per semester.

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

Course Sequence - Classes of 2015 - 2017

Please refer to the Online 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

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 Fine Arts in the Elementary Classroom
ED 280 Integrating Technology ED 322 Inclusion, Equity & Diversity in Education (30 hrs.)
ED 130 Principles of Teaching & 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 Langauge, Literacy & Assessment Across the Curriculum for ELL
HI 101 or HI 199 US or European History ED 450 Methods of Teaching Elementary Social Studies & Science
ED 375 Theory & Methods of Teaching Reading (30 hrs.) HI 101 or HI 199 US or European History
Senior Year
ED 430 Fundamentals of Teaching Reading & Math (20 hrs.) Elective
ED 432 Supervised Student Teaching (15 weeks) (Clinical Capstone) Elective
TH (Catholic theological reasoning)
PH 107 Ethics
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