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Elementary Education (ELED)

ELED 345    Foundations of Elementary Teaching    3 Hours

Integrates planning and evaluative techniques with appropriate learning theories. Learning activities for the full range of ability/development levels of students are prescribed. Note: A passing score on specified standardized instrument; overall GPA of 2.75 or higher, admission to Teacher Education pending is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250 with a minimum grade of C and PSY 310 with a minimum grade of C and SPED 330 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

ELED 355    Student Diversity in the Classroom    3 Hours

Focus will be on the range of student diversity and identification of characteristics of children in an integrated elementary classroom. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: Admission to Teacher Education is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250 with a minimum grade of C and PSY 310 with a minimum grade of C and SPED 330 with a minimum grade of C and ELED 345 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisite(s): ELED 407, ELED 365

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022

ELED 365    Teaching Methods for Elementary Teachers    3 Hours

The second course in a two course series dedicated to teaching strategies. Focuses on strategies unique to teaching in an integrated elementary classroom. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: Admission into Teacher Education is required.

Prerequisite(s): ELED 345 with a minimum grade of C and SPED 330 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisite(s): ELED 407, ELED 355

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

ELED 405    Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School    3 Hours

Materials and methods of instruction in mathematics for grades P-5 with emphasis upon creative utilization of available materials and techniques. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: Completion of General Education Category - D1 Science courses, and admitted to Teacher Education is required.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 308 with a minimum grade of C and MATH 206 with a minimum grade of C and (ELED 365 with a minimum grade of C or SPED 340 with a minimum grade of C) and ELED 407 with a minimum grade of C and LTCY 420 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisite(s): ELED 465, ELED 406

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

ELED 406    Teaching Science in the Elementary School    3 Hours

A study of the objectives and place of science in grades P-5. The course includes planning units of work, organizing and using materials and resources, and developing ability in the techniques of elementary school science teaching. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Notes: Completion of General Education Category-D1 Science courses; and admitted to Teacher Education is required.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 308 with a minimum grade of C and ELED 355 with a minimum grade of C and ELED 365 with a minimum grade of C and ELED 407 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisite(s): ELED 405, ELED 465

Course Fee: $20

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

ELED 407    Materials and Methods in Social Studies    3 Hours

A study of the objectives, materials, organization, and instructional techniques in the social studies appropriate to grades P-5. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: Admission to Teacher Education and completion of General Education Category "C" Social and Behavioral Science courses is required.

Prerequisite(s): ELED 345 with a minimum grade of C and SPED 330 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisite(s): ELED 355, ELED 365

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

ELED 465    Data-Driven Decision-Making in Elementary Education    3 Hours

Part of the professional block semester, which is the culminating experience for elementary teacher candidates prior to the student teaching semester. Projects related to the corequisite courses will be completed. Field experience in public school and/or other appropriate settings away from campus will be required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: Completion of General Education Category-D1 science courses; and admitted to Teacher Education is required.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 308 with a minimum grade of C and ELED 355 with a minimum grade of C and ELED 365 with a minimum grade of C and ELED 407 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisite(s): ELED 406, ELED 405

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

ELED 490    Student Teaching    5-10 Hours (repeatable max of 10 hrs)

Supervised assignment in approved school setting. Must complete a minimum of 70 days in one or two placements depending on certification requirements. Students follow the academic calendar of the school district in which they are placed and are responsible for providing their own transportation to assigned site(s). Note: Admission to Teacher Education and admission to student teaching is required.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 205 with a minimum grade of C and MATH 206 with a minimum grade of C and MATH 308 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisite(s): EDU 489

Course Fee: $25

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

ELED 491    Lecture in Lieu of Student Teaching    5 Hours

Seminar in current issues in teaching for certified teachers seeking additional endorsement. Director of Student Teaching approval required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None