Oct 19, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education Curriculum (129 hours)


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Michigan Elementary Provisional Certificate

The Elementary Education Curriculum is designed to prepare students to assume teaching responsibilities in self-contained classrooms in grades K-8 all subjects, K-5 all subjects, 6-8 in content area majors or minors.

Additional information may be obtained from the CoEHD Office of Admissions and Advising, 2421 Sangren Hall.

 

University General Education Requirement (40 hours)

The University General Education Requirement is 37 hours. An additional three hours in General Education courses from the College of Arts and Sciences (nonprofessional courses only) are required for Michigan certification. The majority of the student’s University General Education Requirements will be met by options within the professional education program and the approved minors. (Two courses at the 3000-4000 level are required.)

Successful completion of BIOS 1700, PHYS 1800, and GEOG 1900 will satisfy General Eduction Area VI for students who complete the Elementary Education program.

 

Minors/Majors Approved for Elementary Education

 

Students who would like to become elementary teachers or early childhood teachers are required to complete:

  • Core courses in four areas: Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies.
  • A minimum of two subject-matter minors chosen from Mathematics, Integrated Science, and Language Arts or one subject area major chosen from *Mathematics, *Integrated Science, *Language Arts, or *Social Studies. This is to be accomplished by completing additional course work in the chosen minor or major areas.
  • Either the Elementary Professional Education minor or the Early Childhood Professional Education minor or students may elect one of the following major and minor combinations:
    • Speech Pathology and Audiology major*** with Elementary Education minor. Teaching certificate awarded upon completion of master’s degree.
    • Special Education, Emotional Impairment and Learning Disabled/Elementary major.** Contact Department of Special Education and Literacy Studies to determine acceptable minors and desired level of preparation.
    • Special Education, Cognitive Impairment and Learning Disabled/Elementary major.** Contact Department of Special Education and Literacy Studies to determine acceptable minors and desired level of preparation.

Notes: *Majors in Mathematics, Language Arts, Integrated Science and Social Studies are currently under review. Please check with the CoEHD Office of Admissions and Advising for the availability of those majors.
**Special Education majors require admission to Special Education Curriculum.
***Speech Pathology and Audiology majors are certified upon successful completion of the master’s degree in speech pathology and audiology.

Requirements and approval for the required minors and majors are available in the CoEHD Office of Admissions and Advising. All students must have minor slips signed by an approved elementary education advisor.

 

Elementary and Elementary with Early Childhood Curricula

 Students selecting these curricula are required to:

  1. Complete core courses in Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies,
  2. minor in two of three areas chosen from Mathematics, Science and Language Arts or major in one of four areas chosen from *Mathematics, *Integrated Science, *Language Arts, or *Social Studies by taking additional courses, and
  3. complete the appropriate professional education minor, either the Elementary Professional Education minor or the Elementary Professional Education with Early Childhood Endorsement minor.

*Majors in Mathematics, Language Arts, Integrated Science and Social Studies are currently under review. Please check with the CoEHD Office of Admissions and Advising for the availability of those majors.

 

Admissions and Professional Program Requirements

All education students are coded Pre-Education upon admission to the University. Candidates may apply for advancement to the Elementary Education or the Elementary Education with Early Childhood Endorsement professional curriculum after 35 credits earned toward their degree. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0* must be attained for advancement from the Pre-Education curriculum to the Elementary Education or the Elementary Education with Early Childhood Endorsement professional curriculum. Pre-Education students are not permitted to enroll in upper-level professional education courses until admission requirements are met and application is approved.

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0** must be attained for enrollment in Intern Teaching and for a recommendation for the teaching certificate.

An overall grade point average of 3.0 is required in the professional education sequence and no grade lower than a “CB” may be earned in any professional education courses.

Students may retake professional education courses only one time for a total of two times taking the course.

Professional Education courses are: ED 3090, ED 3100, ED 3500, ED 3690, ED 3710, ED 4010, ED 4070, ED 4090, ED 4100, ED 4300, ED 4500, ED 4700, ED/FCS 5750, ES 3950, EDT 3470, ENGL 3690, HPHE 3400, HPHE 3520, LS 3770, LS 3780, MATH 3520, SPED 4270.

*Professional Curriculum Admissions: Candidates with a cumulative GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 will be granted provisional admission to the Elementary Education or the Elementary Education with Early Childhood Endorsement professional curriculum. Candidates admitted under “Provisional Admission” can continue in their program provided they receive a “CB” or above in all professional education coursework.

**Intern Teaching: Candidates with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 may submit an appeal to complete their intern teaching and the request will be considered by an appeals committee. Decisions of the appeals committee are final.

 

Requirements for Core Courses, Majors, Minors


**Core courses, to be taken by all students seeking Elementary certification, are listed first. Additional courses for each subject-area minor or major are listed below the core courses.

Subject 1. Mathematics


Elementary Mathematics Core (15 hours)


A minimum grade of “C” or better is required in MATH 1500, MATH 1510, and MATH 2650, and a minimum grade of “CB” or better is required in MATH 3520 to satisfy the requirements of this core area. Students pursuing the elementary/middle school mathematics minor must obtain a minimum grade of “B” or better in MATH 1500, MATH 1510, MATH 2650, and MATH 3520. 

Elementary/Middle Mathematics Minor (8 additional hours)


Additional Courses required to complete the Elementary and Middle School Teaching Minor (8 hours). A grade of “C” or better in MATH 5540 is required for this minor. A Minimum GPA of 2.5 must be obtained in the minor.

Elementary/Middle Mathematics Major (10 additional hours)


Additional Courses required to complete the Elementary and Middle School Teaching Major. A grade of “C” or better is required in MATH 5530 and MATH 5501 for this major. A Minimum GPA of 2.5 must be obtained in the major.

Subject 2. Integrated Science


A “C” grade or better in each content course and a minimum grade of “CB” or better in ED 4010 must be attained to satisfy the requirements of this core area and subject area minor or major.

Integrated Science Minor (28 hours)


Additional Courses required to complete the Elementary and Middle School Teaching Minor (10 hours). A grade of “C” or better is required in each additional minor course:

Note:


Science majors must also take PHYS 1030 - Sky and Solar System Lab (1 credit hour)-see below.

Integrated Science Major (mimimum 40 hours)


Additional courses required to complete the Elementary and Middle School Teaching Major (12 hours). A grade of “C” or better is required in each additional major course.

Subject 3. Language Arts


A “C” grade of better in ENGL 3830 and a “CB” grade or better in the other core classes must be attained to satisfy the requirements of this core area and subject area minor.

Elementary Language Arts Minor


Additional Courses required to complete Elementary Language Arts minor (minimum 11 hours). All students must take ENGL 1100 and choose two additional courses to complete the Language Arts minor. A grade of “C” or better is required in each additional minor course.

Subject 4. Social Studies


A “C” grade or better in each content course and a “CB” grade or better in ED 4070 must be attained to satisfy the requirements of this core area.

Professional Education Minors


1. Elementary Professional Education Minor (44 hours)


For students in Elementary Education who are not pursuing Early Childhood Endorsement. A grade of “C” or better in the Fine Arts electives and a “CB” grade or better in ED 2500, ED 2900, and the professional education courses must be attained to satisfy the requirements of this minor.

2. Early Childhood Professional Education Minor (53 hours)


For students in Elementary Education who are pursuing an Early Childhood minor and ZS endorsement. A grade of “C” or better in the Fine Arts electives and a “CB” grade or better in ED 2500, ED 2900, and the professional education courses must be attained to satisfy the requirements of this minor.

Other Requirements


The college-level writing may be met by completing ENGL 1050 or an equivalent with a minimum grade of “C” or better. The baccalaureate-level writing requirement is met by completing ES 3950.

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