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Elementary Education

The elementary education program consists of two years of classes through Northeast Community College and two years of classes through Wayne State College. The following is a sample program of study for the total four years.

Northeast Community College

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN - 1st semester

BIOS 1010 General Biology 

4

EDUC 1110 Introduction to Professional Education

3

ENGL 1010 English Composition I 

3

FINE ARTS 1050, ARTS 1060, MUSIC 1010, or SPAN 1200

3-4

PSYC 1810 Introduction to Psychology

3

 

FRESHMAN - 2nd semester

ARTS 2250 Elementary School Art

3

HIST 1050 World History I, HIST 1060 World History II, HIST 2010 American History I, HIST 2020 American History II

3

HPER 2510 Physical Education in Elementary School

3

PHYS 1100 Physical Science

4

SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Communication or SPCH 1110 Public Speaking

3

Note: It is recommended that you satisfactorily complete the CORE exam before completion of the freshman year.

 

SOPHOMORE - 1st semester

EDUC 2070 Family and Community Relationships

3

GEOG 1020 World Regional Geography 

3

HPER 1550 Lifetime Wellness

3

MATH 1010 Math for Elementary Teachers

3

MUSC 2350 Elementary School Music

3

 

SOPHOMORE - 2nd semester

EDUC 1700 Professional Practicum Elementary School

1

EDUC 2250 Children’s Literature

3

ENGL 1020 English Composition II

3

MATH 1015 Geometry for Elementary Teachers (recommended to meet Nebraska teacher certification requirements)

3

PSYC 2300 Psychology of Learning

3

EDU 275 Introduction to PK-12 Instruction (WSC)

3

Advancement to Level 2:  Acceptance to Teacher Education required before taking any 300 or 400 EDU/SPD level courses.

You will start a Bachelor of Science degree at Wayne State College prior to completion of the Associate of Arts degree from Northeast Community College. Complete the WSC application for admission during the fall semester of sophomore year. Official transcripts from Northeast (as well as transcripts from any other educational institution attended) should be sent to the WSC Admissions Office upon initial application as well as upon graduation from Northeast Community College.

Wayne State College

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

SUMMER

*EDU 415/515 ESL Programs, Curriculum, and Assessment (hybrid at College Center in June)

3

*EDU 416/516 ESL Methods and Assessment (hybrid at College Center in June)

3

 

 

JUNIOR - 1st semester

 

EDU 302 Curriculum/Standards and Assessment in Elementary Schools

3

EDU 332 Development of Language Arts in Elementary/Middle Schools

3

EDU 340 Early Reading

3

*EDU 417/517 ESL Practicum PK-12 (prereq: EDU 415/515 and EDU 416/516)

3

SPD 302 Inclusive Practices 

3

 

 

JUNIOR - 2nd semester

 

EDU 318 Professional Communications

3

EDU 320 Instructional Media and Technology

2

EDU 335 Practicum Experience I

1

EDU 341 Intermediate Reading

3

EDU 423 Edvelopment of Social Studies in Elementary/Middle Schools

3

 

 

SUMMER

 

*CNA 467/567 Intercultural Communication (online in July)

3

*ENG 426/526 Linguistic Tehory and Application (online in July)

3

 

 

SENIOR - 1st semester

 

EDU 430 Literacy Assessment

3

EDU 431 Development of Science in Elementary/Middle Schools

3

EDU 432 Development of Mathematics in Elementary/Middle Schools

3

EDU 435 Praticum Experience II

1

*EDU 440 Reading and Writing Practicum

1

SPD 435 Social, Emotional Development and Behavior Interventions (K-6)

3

Advancement to Level 3: Clinical Practice

 

 

 

SENIOR - 2nd semester

 

EDU 452 Clinical Practice and Seminar Elementary School

12

*These courses are required for the reading and writing and/or ESL endorsements only and not required for the elementary education degree itself.

Passing score on appropriate Praxis II content test is required by the State of Nebraska for certification.