Post-Baccalaureate Certification Only: Grades 4-8 Education: Language Arts and Reading

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Course Credits
General Education: PDE Content Requirements  
   
Mathematics (100 level or higher) 9
MAT 120  Elementary Topics I
 
MAT 130  Elementary Topics II  
MAT 181  College Algebra  
   
Natural Sciences 9
BIO 103  Contemporary Issues Biology  
EAS 100  OR  ENS 101  
Physical Science Course  
   
Social Sciences 6
HIS 101  OR  HIS 102  
ECO 102  Economics for Elementary Ed 1
GEO 102  Geographic Systems
1
POS 102  American Government for Elementary Ed 1
   
Health and Wellness 3
HSC 115  Current Health Issues  
   
Fine Arts 3
   
Program Requirements: PDE Professional Education Requirements  
   
Professional Education Courses 24
EDU 310  Tchg Multicultural Society  
EDU 333  Technology for Tchg & Learning  
EDU 350  Supporting ELL in the Classroom  
ESP 210  Special Ed. Found & Collaboration  
ESP 311  Assessing Positive Behavior Interv.  
ESP 412  Evidence Based Practices  
PSY 206  Adolescent Psychology  
*PSY 208  Educational Psychology  
   
Grades 4-8 Specialization Courses 27
ELM 200  Intro to Middle Level Education (gr 4-8)  
ELM 220  Instruction & Assessment in 4-8 Classrooms  
ELM 311  Math Methods, Assessment and Interv.  
ELM 321  Science Methods, Assessment and Interv.  
ELM 331  Social Studies Methods, Assessment and Interv.  
ELM 461  Student Teaching PreK-Grade 4 (see Teacher Handbook for requirements)  
   
Concentration Courses 27
ELM 301  Reading Methods, Assessment and Interv.  
ELM 302  Lang. Arts Methods, Assessment and Interv.   
ENG 101  English Composition I  
ENG 102  English Composition II  
ENG 337  Survey of American Literature I  
ENG 338  Survey of American Literature II  
ENG ___  Approved Concentration Courses (2)**  
American/British Literature Course  
   
Field Experience Courses 6
ELM 411  Field Experience Grades 4-6   
ELM 412  Field Experience Grades 7-8  
Total 114

*Prerequisite PSY 100 waived for this major.
** In consultation with your adviser, select courses from your area of concentration.

Approved American/British Literature Courses

  • ENG 107  Introduction to Fiction
  • ENG 127  Woman as Hero
  • ENG 148  Horror in Literature
  • ENG 150  Baseball in Literature
  • ENG 155  Black Literature
  • ENG 203  Great Books
  • ENG 301  English Literature I (prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102)
  • ENG 302  English Literature II (prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102)
  • ENG 337  Survey of American Literature I (prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102)
  • ENG 338  Survey of American Literature II (prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102)

Program Notes

  • All courses required for certification with C- or lower must be repeated.
  • All ELM and ESP courses require current clearances submitted before the first day of class.
  • Prerequisite for all ELM 300 level courses is ELM 200 and 220. 

Requirements

  • PAPA qualifying scores at start of the program.
  • GPA of 2.8 at start of the program. 
  • Appropriate Praxis II exams prior to student teaching.