Elementary Education B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Elementary Education

Phyllis J. Washington College of Education

Degree Specific Credits: 104-105

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.75

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: Admission to the Teacher Education Program is required to enroll in any EDU courses.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Language Arts Content Courses

6-7

Literature

Children's Literature

Science Content Courses

10

Social Studies Content Courses

16

Geography

American History

Other Social Studies Courses

Health and Physical Education

6

The Arts

6

Teacher Education Program - Professional Licensure Courses

60

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Total Hours

104-105


Language Arts Content Courses

Literature

Note: Other literature courses may meet this requirement. Please consult with the Education Advisor for approval.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3-4

LIT 110L

Intro to Lit

LIT 120L

Poetry

LIT 236L

Literary Histories

LIT 246L

Genres, Themes, Approaches

NASX 235X

Oral/Written Traditions of Native Americans

Total Hours

3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Children's Literature

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

EDU 331

Lit & Literacy for Children

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Science Content Courses

Note: Other science courses may meet the requirements. Please consult with the Education Advisor.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BIOB 226N

Gen Science: Chemical & Life Sciences

5

PHSX 225N

Gen Science: Phys & Chem Sci

5

Total Hours

10

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Social Studies Content Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 16 total credits required.

Geography

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

GPHY 121S

Human Geography

3

or GPHY 141S

Geography of World Regions

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

American History

Note: Other history courses may fulfill this requirement. Please consult with the Education Advisor.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

HSTA 101H

American History I

4

or HSTA 102H

American History II

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Other Social Studies Courses

Note: Other Native American Studies courses may fulfill the NASX 105H requirement. Please consult with the Education Advisor.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

HSTA 255

Montana History

3

NASX 105H

Intro Native Amer Studies

3

PSCI 210S

Intro to American Government

3

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Health and Physical Education

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

HEE 302

Methods of Instructional Strategies in Elementary PE

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


The Arts

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ARTZ 302A

Elementary School Art

2

MUSE 397

Methods: K-8 Music

2

THTR 239A

Creative Drama/Dance: K-8

2

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teacher Education Program - Professional Licensure Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 60 total credits required.

Level 1

Note: Students are required to complete EDU 397 Methods: Early Numeracy K-4 (3 credits) and EDU 397 Methods: PK-3 Early Reading (3 credits). All courses must be completed concurrently.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

EDU 222

Educational Psych Child Dev

3

EDU 338

Academic Interventions

3

EDU 395

Clinical Experience

1

EDU 397

Methods: Teaching & Assessing (two courses)

6

Total Hours

13

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Level 2

Note: Students are required to complete EDU 397 Methods: PK-8 Language Arts (3 credits). All courses must be completed concurrently.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

EDU 346

Exceptionalities

3

EDU 370

IntegTech into Educ

3

EDU 395

Clinical Experience

1

EDU 397

Methods: Teaching & Assessing

3

EDU 407E

Ethics & Policy Issues

3

ENST 472

Gen Sci: Conservation Education

3

Total Hours

16

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Level 3

Note:

  • Students must complete EDU 495 Clinical Experience: Level 3 (1 credit).

  • Students must complete four EDU 497 methods courses, including:

    • 5-8 Mathematics (3 credits),

    • K-8 Social Studies (3 credits),

    • K-8 Science (3 credits),

    • 4-8 Reading (3 credits).

  • All courses must be completed concurrently.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

EDU 340

Classroom Management

3

EDU 495

Student Teaching

1

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing (complete four courses)

12

Total Hours

16

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Level 4

Note: EDU 494 is completed for 1 credit and EDU 495 is completed for 14 credits. All courses must be completed concurrently.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

EDU 494

Seminar:Refl Pract & App Rsrch

1

EDU 495

Student Teaching

14

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C-