Elementary Education


Objectives: Individuals are provided with opportunities to development knowledge, understanding, skills, and competencies for teaching kindergarten through grade levels: K - 6 (K - 8 for self-contained classrooms). On completion of the program, the student is prepared for a teaching position or for graduate level work.

 

General Education Requirements:  Minimum 44 hours (see catalog)

 

Specific courses required for Elementary Education majors to meet General Education and state certification:

  • MAT 210 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers 1 (3) to satisfy the Block 2 Mathematics General Education requirement.
  • choose a literature course in Block 3 of the General Education program

Transfer students:
Students transferring from a Nebraska community college with an AA, or AS degree may have to take additional courses to meet state certification requirements as follows:  30 hours of coursework in communications  (literature-3, composition-3, and speech-3); mathematics-minimum 6; natural sciences-minimum 6; and social sciences-minimum 6; and additional coursework in fine arts and humanities, and health and wellness.

 

K-8 Elementary Professional Education Courses (32 hours)

 

EDU 150

Professional Education in a Diverse Society

3

EDU 250

Human Development and Cognition

3

EDU 275

Introduction to PK-12 Instruction

3

SPD 301

Inclusive Practices for General and Special Educators

3

EDU 302

Curriculum, Standards, and Assessment in Elementary School

3

EDU 335

Clinical Experience I

1

EDU 406 Classroom Management 3
EDU 435 Clinical Experience II 1

EDU 452

Student Teaching and Seminar Elementary School

12

 

Field Endorsement in Elementary Education K-8 (BA or BS: 41 hours)

 

ART 315

Art and Creative Processes in Education

2

EDU 110

Overview of Elementary Ed

1

EDU 216

Children's Literature

2

EDU 217 Diverse Family Systems 2

EDU 318

Professional Communication

3

EDU 320 Instructional Media and Technology 2

EDU 331

Development of Phys Ed and Health in the Elem. School

3

EDU 332

Development of Language Arts Elem/Middle School

3

EDU 340

Early Reading

3

EDU 341

Intermediate Reading

3

EDU 423

Development of Soc Studies in the Elem / Middle School

3

EDU 430

Literacy Assessment

3

EDU 431

Development of Science in the Elem / Middle School

3

EDU 432

Development of Math in the Elem / Middle School

3

MAT 215

Math for Elementary School Teachers II

3

MUS 214

Music and Creative Processes in Education

2

 

 

For Course Descriptions see the WSC Catalog.

 

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