Wayne State College
Menu

Elementary Education Programs of Study

Elementary Education with Early Childhood Education

The following is a sample program of study for the elementary education (K-8) field endorsement paired with the early childhooed education (PK-3) supplemental endorsement.

Total hours for pairings: 126

2020-21 Academic Year

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN

 

CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication (General Studies CAT 2)

3

EDU 150 Intro to Professional Education

3

EDU 216 Children’s Literature

2

EDU 217 Diverse Family Systems

2

ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1)

3

FCS 120 Intro to Early Childhood (fall only)

2

FCS 220 Infants and Toddlers (Birth - 2 years) (spring only)

3

MAT 210 Math for Elementary Teachers I (General Studies CAT 3)

Additional math may be required for ACT scores below 19.

3

General Studies CAT 4, CAT 5, and CAT 6

9

It is recommended that students satisfactorily complete the Core exam before completion of freshman year.

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

 

SOPHOMORE

 

ART 315 Art and Creative Processes in Education

2

EDU 250 Human Development and Cognition

3

EDU 275 Introduction to PK-12 Instruction

3

FCS 335 Preschool Age Child (3 through 5) (fall only)

3

MAT 215 Math for Elementary Teachers II

3

MUS 214 Music and Creative Processes in Education

2

SPD 260 Characteristics: Birth through Age 8 (spring only)

1

General Studies CAT 7, CAT 8, CAT 9, and CAT 10

12

Second science course

3

Advancement to Level 2: Acceptance to Educator Preparation. Candidacy required for enrollment in EDU/SPD 300-400 level classes.

 

JUNIOR

 

EDU 302 Curriculum, Standards, Assessment in Elementary School

3

EDU 303 Developmentally Appropriate Practices for the Young Child (spring only)

3

EDU 318 Professional Communications

3

EDU 320 Instructional Media and Technology

2

EDU 331 Development of Physical Education and Health in the Elementary and Middle School

3

EDU 332 Development of Language Arts in the Elementary and Middle School

3

EDU 335 Clinical Experience I

1

EDU 340 Early Reading

3

EDU 341 Intermediate Reading

3

FCS 412 Guiding the Young Child

3

FCS 430 Organization and Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs (spring only)

3

SPD 302 Inclusive Practices

3

 

SENIOR

 

EDU 423 Development of Social Studies in the Elementary and Middle School

3

EDU 430 Literacy Assessment

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

1

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

3

 

Advancement to Level 3: Clinical Practice

EDU 452 Clinical Practice and Seminar for 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.