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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).

Total hours for pairings: 123

2019-20 Academic Year

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN

 

EDU 150 Intro 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

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

It is recommended students satisfactorily complete the Core exam by the conclusion of the freshman year.

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

 

SOPHOMORE

 

ART 315 Art and the Creative Processes in Education

2

CNA 302 Language and Human Behavior or CNA 467 Intercultural Communcation (summer)

3

EDU 216 Children’s Literature

2

EDU 217 Diverse Family Systems

2

EDU 250 Human Development and Cognition (prereq: EDU 150)

3

EDU 275 PK-12 Instructional Design (prereq: EDU 150)

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

3

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

 

JUNIOR

 

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 Clinical 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 Inclusive Practices for General and Special Educators

3

SPD 435 Social, Emotional Development, Behavior Intervention and Elementary Prosocial Classroom Management

3

 

SENIOR

 

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 Clinical Experience II (prereq: EDU 335 or 414 or FCS 316)

1

EDU 440 Reading and Writing Practicum PK-6

3

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 website.