Elementary Education B.S.Ed.

Minimum required credits to graduate with this degree: 128

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 minor (varied in credits) offered by any one of the disciplines of the University. Those seeking a double major are exempt from pursing a minor. Elementary Education majors seeking kindergarten endorsement or a secondary certification must complete at least five semester hours of student teaching at that level.

Elementary Education majors must complete 36 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 include SCNC 101 and SCNC 101L, SCNC 102 and SCNC 102L, and a history course, preferably HIST 103 or HIST 104.

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 except EDUC 317 and GEOG 300.

Core Courses

EDUC 317/ENGL 317/LMIS 317Children's Literature

3

EDUC 350/SPED 350Remedial Reading

3

GEOG 300World Region Geography and Anthropology

3

MATH 277Mathematics For Elementary Teachers

3

SCNC 320Science For Elementary Teachers I

3

Block I (Take concurrently)

EDUC 301Strategies In The Elementary School

3

EDUC 318Reading in the Elementary School

3

EDUC 324North Dakota Studies

1

MATH 307Math Strategies in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom

3

SCNC 321Science for Elementary Teachers II

3

Block II (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 Core Credit Hours with Blocks 39 SH

Professional Education Courses

A minimum grade of "B" is required for EDUC 250 & EDUC 298. A minimum grade of "C" is required for all Professional Education Courses except EDUC 401S.

EDUC 250Introduction To Education

2

EDUC 272Educational Technology

1

EDUC 290/PSYC 290Theories of Learning and Management

2

EDUC 298Pre-Professional Field Experience and Skills Development

1

EDUC 380Teaching English Language Learners

1

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 Professional Education Courses Credit Hours: 30 SH

Total Professional Education 30 SH

Essential Studies Courses 36 SH

Core Requirements + Blocks 39 SH

Sub-total 110 SH

Minor 18-32 SH

Total Credit Hours: 128-142