Wayne State College

Elementary Education Programs of Study

Elementary Education with Reading and Writing (PK-6) and ESL

The following is a sample program of study for the elementary education (K-8) field endorsement paired with the supplemental endorsements in reading and writing (PK-6) and English as a second language (ESL) (PK-12).

Every effort is made to ensure this information is current, but please be aware that some content may have changed. There is no substitute for developing a careful course registration plan in consultation with your advisor. The class sequence listed is suggested only. The final decision rests with the student and academic advisor.

2023-24 Academic Year

EDU 150 Introduction to Professional Education (3)
ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1) (3)
CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication (General Studies CAT 2) (3)
*MAT 210 Math for Elementary Teachers I (General Studies CAT 3) (3)
NAT 280 Life Sciences for Elementary Education (General Studies CAT 7) (3)
NAT 281 Physical Sciences for Elementary Education or second science course (3)
PED 103 Physical Health and Well-being or FCS 207 Nutrition (General Studies CAT 9) (3)
General Studies CAT 4 (3)
General Studies CAT 5 (3)
General Studies CAT 8 (3)

*Additional math required if Math ACT is less than 19.

Start completing initial benchmarks during EDU 245.

ART 315 Art and the Creative Processes in Education (2)
CNA 302 Language and Human Behavior or CNA 467 Intercultural Communication (summer) (3)
EDU 216 Children’s Literature (3)
EDU 217 Diverse Family Systems (2)
EDU 245 Preparing for Level 2: Teacher Candidacy (take with EDU 250 or first semester at WSC) (0)
EDU 250 Human Development and Cognition (prereq: EDU 150) (3)
EDU 275 PK-12 Instructional Design (prereq: EDU 150) (3)
EDU 331 Development of Physical Education and Health in the Elementary and Middle School (3)
ENG 426 Linguistic Theory and Application (summer) (3)
ENG 150 Topics in Literature or ENG 280 Themes and Movements in Literature (General Studies CAT 6) (3)
MAT 215 Math for Elementary Teachers II (prereq: MAT 210) (3)
MUS 214 Music and the Creative Processes in Education (2)
General Studies CAT 10 (ECO 202, GEO 120, HIS 120, or POS 110) (3)

Advancement to Level 2: Acceptance to Educator Preparation candidacy required before taking any EDU/SPD 300-400 level courses.

EDU 302 Curriculum, Standards, Assessment in Elementary School (3)
EDU 318 Professional Communication (3)
EDU 320 Instructional Media and Technology (2)
EDU 332 Development of Language Arts in the Elementary and Middle School (prereq: EDU 340 or 341, or concurrent enrollment) (3)
EDU 335 Practicum Experience I (1)
EDU 340 Early Reading (prereq: EDU 216) (3)
EDU 341 Intermediate Reading (prereq: EDU 216) (3)
EDU 415 ESL Programs, Curriculum, and Assessment (summer) (3)
EDU 416 ESL Methods and Assessment (summer) (3)
EDU 423 Development of Social Studies in the Elementary and Middle School (3)
SPD 302 Inclusion and Co-teaching in General Education (3)
SPD 435  Classroom Management through Social-Emotional Learning K-6 (3)

EDU 417 English as a Second Language Practicum PK-12 (3)
EDU 430 Literacy Assessment (prereq: EDU 340 or 341) (3)
EDU 431 Development of Science in the Elementary and Middle School (3)
EDU 432 Development of Math in the Elementary and Middle School (3)
EDU 435 Practicum Experience II (prereq: EDU 335 or 414 or FCS 316) (1)
EDU 440 Reading and Writing Practicum PK-6 (3)
EDU 445 Preparing for Level 3: Clinical Practice (semester before clinical practice) (0)

Advancement to Level 3: Clinical Practice

EDU 452 Clinical Practice and Seminar in the Elementary School (12)

All persons seeking Nebraska certification are required to provide proof of a passing score on the Praxis II content test designated for the area(s) of endorsement. For information about the test requirements, please visit the Nebraska Department of Education.