Elementary Education B.S.Ed.

Minimum required credits to graduate with this degree: 123

In addition to the essential studies requirements for the baccalaureate degree, majors in Elementary Education are required to complete the core of courses specified below. Elementary Education majors must also complete a specialization or a minor (varied in credits). Those seeking a double major are exempt from pursing a minor or specialization.

Elementary Education majors must complete 39 hours of essential studies. The following Essential Studies courses require a minimum grade of "C": COMM 110, ENGL 110, ENGL 120 or ENGL 125, GEOG 103, MATH 103, and PSYC 111. Additional requirements: 3 SCNC courses- 2 with labs (recommended SCNC 101/101L, SCNC 102/102L), and a history course, preferably HIST 103 or HIST 104.

A list of approved essential studies courses is available here.

Criteria for Admission, Continuance, and Exiting the Teacher Education Program

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • SLO 1: Learner & Learning: Students understand diversity in learning and developmental processes and create supportive and safe learning environments for students to thrive.
  • SLO 2: Content: Students understand subject matter deeply and flexibly so they can advance their students’ learning, address misconceptions and apply ideas to everyday life.
  • SLO 3: Instructional Practice: Students will plan instruction, utilize effective instructional strategies and technologies, and continuously assess students for mastery and decision-making purposes.
  • SLO 4: Professional Responsibility: Students will take responsibility for student learning, collaborative relationships, their own professional growth, and the advancement of the profession will demonstrate instructional strategies that are developmentally appropriate for diverse learners.

Requirements

A minimum grade of "C" is required for all core/block courses.

Core Courses

EDUC 350/SPED 350Reading Assessment and Intervention

3

GEOG 300World Region Geography and Anthropology

3

MATH 277Mathematics For Elementary Teachers

3

SPED 336/EC 336Social & Emotional Development & Guidance in ECE

3

SPED 338/EC 338Home, School, Community Relations

3

SPED 343Classroom Accommodations and Modifications

3

SPED 389Foundations of Special Education

3

Block I (On Campus take concurrently)

EDUC 301Strategies In The Elementary School

3

EDUC 318Reading in the Elementary School

3

EDUC 324/HIST 324North Dakota Studies

1

EDUC 307Math Strategies in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom

3

EDUC 326Science Strategies for Elementary Teachers

3

Block II (On Campus take concurrently)

EDUC 302Social Studies Strategies in the Elementary School

3

EDUC 319Language Arts in the Elementary School

3

EDUC 325Creative Arts in the Elementary Classroom

3

HPER 319Health and Physical Education In The Elementary School

2

Total Credit Hours: 45

Professional Education Courses

A minimum grade of "B" is required for EDUC 250. A minimum grade of "C" is required for all Professional Education Courses.

EDUC 250Introduction To Education

3

EDUC 272Educational Technology

2

EDUC 290/PSYC 290Theories of Learning and Management

2

EDUC 380Teaching English Language Learners

2

EDUC 381Human Relations and Cultural Diversity

3

EDUC 390Special Needs in an Inclusive Environment

3

EDUC 400Student Teaching

10

EDUC 401Electronic Portfolio, Assessment, and Seminar

2

EDUC 401SPre-Student Teaching Seminars

0

EDUC 422/PSYC 422Educational Assessment

2

PSYC 255Child and Adolescent Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours: 32

Specializations

Reading

EDUC 351/SPED 351Remedial Reading Practicum

1.00-2.00

EDUC 426/ENGL 426Reading In The Content Area

3

ENGL 317/LMIS 317Children's Literature and Media

3

Total Credit Hours:7

Special Education

Students taking this specialization along with the BSED Elementary Education program will graduate with a minor equivalency in special needs.

SPED 384Emotional Disturbance

3

SPED 386Learning Disabilities

3

SPED 497Special Education Internship

0.50-12.00

Total Credit Hours:8

Early Childhood

The early childhood specialization allows students to seek kindergarten endorsement through the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB).  http://www.nd.gov/espb/

EC 210Introduction to ECE

3

EC 211Observations, Assessment, and Interpretation Techniques

3

EC 313Language & Literacy in ECE

3

EDUC 436Kindergarten Methods

2

EDUC 400APart-Time Student Teaching

5

Total Credit Hours:16