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Bachelor of Arts 
in Elementary Education

Suggested Course Sequence

Year 1, Semester 1

SOCA 105
or
POLS 103
Introduction to Anthropology

Global Political Issues
3 hrs. 
PSYC 101 Introductory to Psychology 3 hrs.
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3 hrs.
MATH 126 College Algebra 3 hrs.

Science Elective* 3-4 hrs.
EDUC 191 First Year Seminar 1 hr.


Total: 16-17 hrs. 


Year 1, Semester 2



Approved Regional/Ethnic/Minority Literature Elective
(See your advisor for a list of approved courses)
3 hrs.
GEOG 102 World Regions 3 hrs.
HIST 179
or
HIST 180
World History to 1500

World History Since 1500
3 hrs. 

Science Elective* 3-4 hrs. 
CDFS 110
or
PSYC 241
Families Across the Life Span 

Introduction to Human Development 
3 hrs. 


Total: 15-16 hrs. 


Year 2, Semester 1


ENG 102 Composition And Rhetoric 3 hrs. 
HIST 152
or
HIST 153
Growth-American Nation to 1865

Making Modern America: 1865-Present
3 hrs. 
C&I 230 Math for Elementary Teachers 1 3 hrs.

BIOL 101 & 103
or
BIOL 102 & 104
or
BIOL 105 & 106

General Biology & Lab

General Biology & Lab

Environmental Biology & Lab
4 hrs.
EDUC 301 Learning-Educational Setting 3 hrs.


Total: 16 hrs. 


Year 2, Semester 2


C&I 231 Math for Elementary Teachers 2 3 hrs.
ART 103
or
MUSC 182
or
C&I 365
Materials and Procedures

Music in Elementary School

Dance/Movement in PK-12 Schools
2 hrs. 
SHED 300 Health Education for Elementary Teachers 2 hrs.
EDUC 200 Professional Inquiry 3 hrs.
RDNG 403 Literature for Children 3 hrs.
EDUC 311 Practicum 1/ Technology Application 1 hr. 


Total: 14 hrs.
2 hr/week placement


Year 3, Semester 1


EDUC 312 Practicum 2/Technology Application 1 hr.
EDUC 400 Instructional Design & Evaluation 3 hrs.
EDUC 430 Math Method-Elementary Teacher 3 hrs.
SPED 304 Special Education in Contemporary Society 3 hrs.
C&I 414 Creative Experience-Early Childhood 3 hrs.
ART 103
or
MUSC 182
or
C&I 365
Materials and Procedures

Music in Elementary School

Dance/Movement in PK-12 Schools
2 hrs.


Total: 15 hrs.
3 hr/week placement


Year 3, Semester 2


EDUC 410 Practicum 3/Technology Application 2 hrs.
EDUC 401 Managing/Organizing Learning Environments 3 hrs.
EDUC 440 Elementary-Early Childhood Science Method 3 hrs.
EDUC 450 Issues/Methods-Teaching Elementary Social Studies 3 hrs.
EDUC 460 Foundations-Language/Literacy 3 hrs.
C&I 426 Teach Rational Numbers/Prop: K-9 3 hrs.


Total: 17 hrs.
8 hr/week placement


Year 4, Semester 1


EDUC 411 Practicum 4/Technology Application 4 hrs.
EDUC 461 Promoting Literacy Connections 3 hrs.
SPED 460 Differentiated Elementary Instruction 3 hrs.
RDNG 422 Reading in the Content Areas 3 hrs.
C&I 497 Research 3 hrs.


Total: 16 hrs.
12 hr/week placement



Year 4, Semester 2


C&I 491** Student Teaching 9 hrs.
C&I 497 Research 3 hrs.


Total: 12 Hrs.
Full-Time Student Teaching
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Total: 122-123 credit hours (depending on science electives)

* The two science electives must come from two areas within Chemistry, Physics, Geology, and Astronomy. 

** Passing scores on the Praxis II (content area test) is a prerequisite to C&I 491