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Elementary Education and Mild Moderate Disabilities (Integrated to Merged Approach), Certification in Grades 1-5, B.S.


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Requirements for Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education

Integrated to Merged Approach with Certification in General Education and Special Education Mild/Moderate Disabilities Grades One Through Five

A grade below “C” will not be accepted for candidates seeking Integrated to Merged Elementary certification.

The curriculum in the Integrated to Merged Elementary option has five components:

  • general education,
  • focus area,
  • knowledge of the learner and the learning environment
  • methodology and teaching, and
  • special education.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BS Elementary Ed and Mild/Moderate Disabilites (Certification in Grades 1-5)

Aligned with Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC)

1

The elementary teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teachers and creates learning experiences that make the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners with and without disabilities to assure mastery of the content. (InTASC Standard 4: Content Knowledge)

2

The elementary teacher understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners with and without disabilities in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues. (InTASC Standard 5: Application of Content)

3

The elementary teacher plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners with and without disabilities and the community context. (InTASC Standard 7: Planning for Instruction)

4

The elementary teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners with and without disabilities to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways. (InTASC Standard 8: Instructional Strategies)

5

The elementary teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners with and without disabilities, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner. (InTASC Standard 9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice)

 

Curriculum in Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Mild Moderate Disabilities (Integrated to Merged Approach)

General Education Requirements


1

Science


Humanities


Social Sciences


  • Social Sciences Elective Credits: 6

Arts


  • Arts Elective Credits: 3

Total Credit Hours: 39


Total Credit Hours: 27


Total Credit Hours: 54


Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. Refer to the following sections in the University Catalog for specific courses and university regulations to fulfill General Education Requirements. Catalog sections: General Education Core Requirements and General Education Course Menu

NOTE: CHEM 1001  AND URBN 1000  are not acceptable for a degree in Elementary Education.

Non-Coursework


Passing scores on appropriate PRAXIS Exams

Minimum grade of “C” in all courses

Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all undergraduate coursework

Four Year Plan of Study


B.S. Elementary Ed, Mild/Moderate Disabilities (Integrated to Merged Approach), Certification in Grades 1-5

 

Understanding Your Degree Program of Study  

 

Four Year Plan of Study Key 

GE - General education  

M - Major coursework 

O - Other coursework  

FE - Free electives  

RE - Restricted electives  

UR - University requirements  

CR - College requirements  

Program requirements - Some degree programs offer an opportunity to complete a Concentration (C) within the major. Some degree programs require that a Concentration (C) or an Option (OP) be completed as a part of the major. 

 

 

First Year of Enrollment


First Year 

Code 

Course 

Credit Hours 

GE 

 ENGL 1157 - English Composition 1  

GE 

 ENGL 1158 - English Composition 2  or

 ENGL 1159 - English Composition 2 Honors  

 (C grade or higher required)

O

 MATH 1115 - Applied Algebra  or

 MATH 1125 - Precalculus Algebra  

GE 

 MATH - See General Education Menu 

 Recommended: MATH 1023 - Prob Solv Geometry Elem Tchrs   1

GE 

 Social Science - See General Education Menu 

GE 

 Natural/Life Science2 - Biology - See General Education Menu  

 Recommended: BIOS 1053 - Human Biol Non-Sci  or

 BIOS 1063 - Biodiversity Non-Sci   1

GE 

 Humanities - See General Education Menu  

 Recommended: HIST 1001 - World History I  or

 HIST 1002 - World History II   1

GE 

 Arts - See General Education Menu 

 EDUC 1010 - Intro to Teaching   

 EDUC 2100 - Child & Adolescent Development  

O-UR 

 UNIV 1001 - University Success  

 (Required of all first-year students.)

Total hours - Year One: 31 

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

 

 

Second Year of Enrollment


Second Year 

Code 

Course 

Credit Hours 

GE 

 ENGL Literature - See General Education Menu

GE 

 Mathematics - See General Education Menu

 Recommended: MATH 1021 - Prob Solv/Number Rel Elem Tchr  1

GE 

 Science - Biology or Physical Science2 - See General Education Menu 

GE 

 Science - Physical Science2 - See General Education Menu 

GE 

 Humanities - See General Education Menu

 Recommended:HIST 2501 - US History I  or

 HIST 2502 - US History II   1

 

GE 

 Social Science - See General Education Menu

 EDUC 2200 - Principles Teaching Learning  

 (Prerequisite: EDUC 1010)

 EDUC 2206 - Intro to Tech in the Classroom  

 EDHP 2320 - Meth PE/Health Elem School  

 (Prerequisite: EDUC 2200)

 EDSP 3620 - Methods Students M/M  

 EDSP 3612 - Intro to Spec Ed: Principles  

 EDCI 3400 - Foundations of Literacy  

Total Hours - Year Two: 36 

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

Third Year of Enrollment


Year Three 

Code 

Course 

Credit Hours 

 EDCI 3140 - Matrl Meth Elem School Math  

 EDCI 3150 - Matrl Meth Elem School Science  

 EDCI 3152 - Sci Elem Teachers  

 EDCI 3340 - Methods Dev Alg/Geom Thinking  

 EDCI 3410 - Instruc for Early Literacy Dev  

 EDCI 3160 - Matrl Meth Elem Sch Soc Stdies  

 EDCI 4425 - Matrl Meth Teach Eng Sec Lang  

 EDSP 3660 - Practicum Inclusive  

 EDLS 3100 - Children’s Literature  

 EDUC 3110 - Developing a Student-Centered Learning Environment in the Classroom  

 

 

 

Total hours - Year Three:  30 

Passing scores for Praxis Content and PLT must be submitted before end of the third year. See Catalog and Residency I Application for deadline date.

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

Fourth Year of Enrollment


Year Four 

Code 

Course 

Credit Hours 

 EDCI 4620 - Curr & Instr for Multicul Educ  

 EDCI 3440 - Pract in Corrective Reading  

 EDUC 4000 - Mtg Needs of All Learners III  

 EDSP 4730 - Residency I: Elem Ed  

 EDSP 4740 - Res II: Elem Ed - Spec Ed  

Year Four - Total Hours: 24 

Total degree hours: 120/121 

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

Total Credit Hours Required: 120


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