2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Post-Baccalaureate Certification Only: PreK-4

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Curriculum

Course Credits
General Education: PDE Content Requirements  
English Composition and British & American Literature 6
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
British/American Lit (see list below) 3
   
Mathematics 6
MAT 120  Elementary Topics I
3
MAT 130  Elementary Topics II 3
   
Natural Sciences 9
BIO 103  Contemporary Issues Biology 3
EAS 100  OR  ENS 101 3
Physical Science Course 3
   
Social Sciences 6
HIS 101  OR  HIS 102 3
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 250  Health and PE for PreK-4 3
   
Fine Arts 3
MUS/ART/THE 372 Creative Arts for PreK-4 3
   
Program Requirements: PDE Professional Education Requirements  
Professional Education Courses 24
EDU 310  Tchg Multicultural Society 3
EDU 333  Technology for Tchg & Learning 3
EDU 350  Supporting ELL in the classroom 3
ESP 210  Special Ed. Found & Collaboration 3
ESP 311  Assessing Positive Behavior Interv. 3
ESP 412  Evidence Based Practices 3
PSY 206  Adolescent Psychology 3
*PSY 208  Educational Psychology 3
   
PreK to 4 Certification Track 48
ELE 200  Intro to Pre-K Grade 4 Education 3
ELE 220  Instruction & Assessment in PreK 3
ELE 300  Emerging Literacy 3
ELE 301  Literacy Foundations I: Language Arts 3
ELE 302  Literacy Foundations II: Reading 3
ELE 310  Teaching Math/Science PreK 3
ELE 311  Teaching Math K-4 3
ELE 321  Teaching Science K-4 3
ELE 331  Teaching Social Studies K-4 3
ELE 350  Family and Community Relations 3
ELE 400  Issues, Advocacy, & Leadership PreK 3
ELE 410  K-4 Field Experience 3
ELE 461  Student Teaching PreK-Grade 4 (see Teacher Handbook for requirements for Recommendations for Student Teaching) 3
   
Field Experience Courses 6
ELM 411  Field Experience Grades 4-6  3
ELM 412  Field Experience Grades 7-8 3
   
Total 111

*Pre-requisite PSY 100 waived for this major.

Program Notes:

  • ALL ELE and ESP courses require current clearances and minimum 2.5 GPA to register for courses.
  • All courses required for certification with a grade of “C-“or lower must be repeated.
  • Pre-requisites for ELE 221 and all 300 level courses are ELE 200 and ELE 220.
  • Approved American/British literature courses: ENG 107, 127, 148, 150, 155, 203, 301, 302, 337, 338. 
  • Requirements
    • PAPA (on admission)
    • Current Clearances (within 30 days)
    • PECT (prior to Student Teaching)
    • Upon admission-All requirements for Admission to Teacher Ed.