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Early Elementary Education (Certification grades P-5)

with Concentration in Science (BSR)


This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2011 - Spring 2012 catalog year. For more
information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Early Elementary Education — Leading to Certification in Early Elementary Grades
P-5

Major: ERED

Concentration: Science (SCI)

Degree: BSR

Unit: College of Education and Human Development (ED)

Department: Early Childhood and Elementary Education (ECEE)

Teacher Education Admission Requirements: A minimum of 45 semester hours; 2.75 or higher overall recommended GPA;
3.0 or higher GPA in EDTP 107, 201, MATH 151, & 152; 21 or higher ACT Composite Score recommended, “C” or better
in English 102, “C” or better in Oral Communication course. Other requirements as outlined in Application Packet.

General Education

Type Hours

General Education 34

Minimum Total 34

The following are recommended courses to fufill General Education Requirements:

COM 115 Interpersonal Communication (OC)

GEOS 200 The Global Environment (S)

Biology course and lab (S, SL)

PAS 227 Survey of American Diversity (SBCD1)

OR SOC 210 Race in the U.S. (SBCD1)

Pre-Professional Courses

Type Hours
EDTP 101, Academic Orientation 1

EDTP 201, The Teaching Profession (SB) 3

EDTP 107 Human Growth and Development 3

MATH 151 Math for Elementary Education I 3

MATH 152 Math for Elementary Education II (M) 3

HSS 274 Physical Education & Health for Elementary Teachers 3

ART 407 Art for Elementary Education 3

MUSE 525 Music for Elementary Education 3

Note: You must be admitted to teacher education before enrolling in core professional courses.

Core Professional Courses

Type Hours

EDTP 301 General Methods 3

EDTP 328 Building Learning Communities 3

EDTP 330 Building Learning Communities Field Experience 1

EDTP 345 Special Populations in Schools 3

EDTP 346 Special Populations in Schools Field Experience 1

EDTP 355 Assessment and Research 3

EDTP 311 Introduction to Language Arts 3

EDTP 312 Elementary Language Arts Methods Field Experience 1

EDTP 313 Mathematics Methods 3

EDTP 314 Elementary Mathematics Methods Field Experience 1


EDTP 320 Language Arts Methods 3

EDTP 322 Social Studies Methods 3

EDTP 323 Elementary Social Studies Methods Field Experience 1

EDTP 324 Science Methods 3

EDTP 326 Elementary Science Methods Field Experience 1

EDTP 506 Public Schools in America 3

Mid-Point Assessment Prior to Elementary Student Teaching

Satisfactory dispositions assessment; Completion of EDTP 301, 328, 345, and 355, each with no lower than a C; “Pass” in all
clinical field work; EDTP 311, 313, 320, 322, and 324 with no more than one grade below B-; Satisfactory mid-point
portfolio; Positive recommendation from Elementary Program Committee.

Type Hours

EDTP 450 Student Teaching - Elementary Education 6

EDTP 452 Student teaching - Elementary Education 6

EDTP 477 Capstone Seminar 3

Concentration in Science*
Concentration: SCI

Type Hours

BIOL 240 Unity of Life 3

BIOL 242 Diversity of Life 3

BIOL 244 Principles of Biology Lab 2

BIOL 363 Introduction to Ecology 3

CHEM 201 General Chemistry I 3

CHEM 202 General Chemistry II 3


PHYS 111 Elements of Physics 4

Choose two: 6

PHYS 107 Elementary Astronomy


GEOS 200 The Global Environment
GEOS 220 Contemporary Issues in Meteorology

(Please contact an advisor for the College of Education and Human Development for a list of additional approved science
courses which may be substituted for the courses listed above.)

Type Hours

Minimum Total 125

*Middle Grades Certification Extension requires a 2.50 GPA in Science content courses and successful completion of EDTP
609 and 620, and passing scores on the required PRAXIS II examination.

Degree Assessment

Satisfactory dispositions assessment; C or better in Student Teaching; 2.75 overall GPA; program course work with 3.0
cumulative GPA and satisfactory portfolio.

Certification Assessment

Passing scores on required PRAXIS exams