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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education Curriculum (128 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 minors.

Additional information may be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Advising, 2504 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.)

 

Minors/Majors Approved for Elementary Education

 

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

  • Four subject-matter concentrations: Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies.
  • Two subject-matter minors. This is to be accomplished by completing additional course work in two of the four concentrations listed above.
  • 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: **Special Education majors require admission to Special Education Curriculum. Music majors and Art majors require admission to College of Fine Arts. ***Speech Pathology and Audiology majors are certified upon successful completion of the master’s degree in speech pathology and audiology.

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

 

Elementary and Early Childhood Curricula

 Students selecting these curricula are required to:

  1. Complete the four subject-matter concentrations below,
  2. minor in two of these subjects by taking additional courses, and
  3. complete the appropriate professional education minor, either the Elementary Professional Education minor or the Early Childhood Professional Education minor.

Requirements for Concentrations and Minors


Subject-matter Concentrations

Subject 1. Mathematics


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

Elementary Mathematics Minor (8 additional hours)


Additional Courses required to complete the Elementary and Middle School Teaching Minor (8 hours):

Subject 2. Science


A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 and a “C” grade or better in each course must be attained to satisfy the requirements of this concentration and minor.

Elementary Science Concentration (18 hours)


To complete the concentration only, choose one course from each of two different science areas below: Life, Physical, and Earth (two courses = 6 - 8 hrs.)

Students who choose the Elementary Integrated Science minor (28 hours) must complete the four courses listed (BIOS 1700, PHYS 1800, GEOG 1900, plus ED 4010) and the five courses below which are indicated as being for the EIS Minor.

Integrated Science Minor (28 hours)


Students who choose the Elementary Integrated Science minor, must take the following courses:

Subject 3. Language Arts


A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 and a “C” grade or better in each course must be attained to satisfy the requirements of this concentration and minor.

Elementary Language Arts Minor


Additional Courses required to complete Elementary Language Arts minor (6 hrs.) Choose two courses to complete the Language Arts minor. ENGL 3820 or 3830 may be taken to fulfill the minor requirement only if not taken to fulfill the concentration area requirements (above). ENGL 3840 and 4840 appear in both sets of optional courses below but each may only be taken as fulfilling the requirement for one option.

Subject 4. Social Studies


A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 and a “C” grade or better in each course must be attained to satisfy the requirements of this concentration and minor.

Select Either


Elementary Social Studies Minor


Additional Courses required to complete Elementary Social Studies minor (6 hrs.) Choose one course from each of two different departments below. Courses listed below may be taken to fulfill the Elementary Social Studies minor requirements only if they have not been applied to fulfill the requirements for the concentration (above). Students may not take both SOC 3040 and A-S 3040.

Choose two from the following, each from a different department:


Professional Education Minors


1. Elementary Professional Education Minor (39 hours)


For students in Elementary Education. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 and a “C” grade or better in each course must be attained to satisfy the requirements of this concentration and minor.

2. Early Childhood Professional Education Minor (48 hours)


For students in Early Childhood Education. Leads to a Michigan Elementary Provisional Certificate and ZA endorsement. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 and a “C” grade or better in each course must be attained to satisfy the requirements of this concentration and minor.

Other Requirements


The college-level writing may be met by completing ENGL 1050 or BIS 1420. The baccalaureate-level writing requirement is met by completing ES 3950.

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