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Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early and Primary Teacher Education, BS


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Teacher Candidacy Screening


Students are accepted to the University as Education majors, but progress beyond 48 credits may occur only upon application for Teacher Candidate status. Acceptance into Teacher Candidacy permits the student to engage in junior-level Education course work.

The following outline presents criteria for the teacher certification candidacy programs.

  1. Verification of at least 48 semester hours in order to meet PDE chapter 354.23 regulations.
  2. Verification of at least 3.00 GPA in Education, teaching area, and overall, with verification of “C” or above in education and teaching areas taken by the time of application.
  3. Clearances: Valid Criminal History Clearance (Act 34), Child Abuse Clearances (Act 151), and FBI Finger print Clearance Act (Act 114) indicating, “no record”, as well as TB test results. Any citation on the Act 34, Act 151 or Act 114 may result in unsuccessful screening.
  4. Passing scores on the PRAXIS Series I examinations. (PSST Reading, Writing, Mathematics)
  5. Completed recommendations from instructors.
  6. Satisifactory completion of a candidacy interview process.

More specific criteria for teacher candidacy to each program is shown below. More information is provided by the Undergraduate Program Director at scheduled meetings each semester.

Teacher Candidacy Requirements:


Early and Primary Education Curriculum


 

Department and Number Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

     
MAJOR EDUC 140 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education   3  
MAJOR EDUC 142 - Exceptional Lives   3  
MAJOR EDUC 222 - (W) Educational Psychology, PreK-4    3
GE QUAN MATH 102 - (Q) Fundamentals of Numerical Mathematics   3  
GE ELECT MATH 105 - (Q) Fundamentals of Geometric Mathematics    3
GE WRTG-SPCH WRTG 107 - Composition  –    3 3
GE S/BH PSYC 110 - (S) Fundamentals of Psychology   3  
 GE T/RS     

3

GE HUMN

HIST 110 - (CH) History of the United States  or HIST 111 - (CH) History of the United States    3
GE FSEM FRESHMAN SEMINAR – Freshman Seminar  1  
GE PHED PHED ELECT – Physical Education Elective  1  
GE PHED PHED ELECT – Physical Education Elective  1  
 GE C/IL C/IL 102 - Computing and Information Literacy  C/IL 102L - Computing and Information Literacy/Lab    3
     18  18

Second Year

     
 MAJOR  EDUC 250 - Early Development and Intervention   3  
 MAJOR  EDUC 240 - Literacy Foundations for Preschool Level   3  
 MAJOR  EDUC 241 - Foundations of Reading, K-1     3
 MAJOR  EDUC 256 - Family and Community Relations   3  
 MAJOR  EDUC 252 - Assessment in Early Childhood Education 
3
MAJOR  EDUC 242 - Math for PreK-1   3  
 MAJOR  EDUC 224 - Integrating the Arts, Motor Development & Health for PreK-4     3
 MAJOR  EDUC 257 - Family Collaboration and Diversity     3
 GE S/BH  PS 130 - (S) American National Government I  PS 131 - (S) American National Government II  PS 135 - (S) State and Local Government     3
 GE HUMN  (CL) ENLT requirement – ENLT 100 level  3  
 GE T/RS  T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3  
 GE NSCI  (E) NSCI ELECT – Natural Science    3
     18  18

Third Year

     
MAJOR  EDUC 359 - Introduction to English Language Learning    3

MAJOR

 EDUC 358 - Reading to Learn with Trade Books & Texts, Primary Grades 2-4  3  
MAJOR  EDUC 346 - Social Studies for PreK-4  3  
MAJOR  EDUC 344 - Science for PreK-4    3
MAJOR  EDUC 339 - Math for Grades 2-4  3  
MAJOR  EDUC 351 - Methods Across the Integrated Curriculum,PreK-1  3  
MAJOR  EDUC 357 - Methods Across the Integrated Curriculum, Primary Grades 2-4    3
MAJOR  EDUC 343 - Evaluation and Measurement    3
GE PHIL  PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  3  
GE NSCI  (E) PHYS – SCI ELECT Physical Science 3  
GE PHIL  PHIL 210 - Ethics    3
GE PHED PHED elective – Any activity PHED   1
    18 16

Fourth Year

     
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT – Humanities Elective 3  
GE ELECT ECO 410 - Economic Concepts and Applications  3  
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT – Humanities Elective (Literature or Arts) 3  
GE T/RS-PHIL T/RS-PHIL ELECT – Theology or Philosophy Elective 3  
GE ELECT GEOG 134 - (S)World Regional Geography  3  
GE ELECT GE ELECT 3  
MAJOR EDUC 445 - Professional Practice Seminar, PreK-4    3
MAJOR EDUC 457 - Instruction in PreK-4 Student Teaching  EDUC 456 - Planning in PreK-4 Student Teaching  EDUC 458 - Managing Classrooms in PreK-4 Student Teaching  EDUC 459 - Professional Growth in PreK-4 Student Teaching    10
    18 13
 

Total: 137 Credits