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Dean - April Massey, Ph.D.
Associate Dean Academic Affairs - Lena Walton, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Students - La Tanya Rogers, Ph.D.
Office Manager - Ms. Wilma Thompson
Receptionist - Mr. Terry D. Best

 

BA in Elementary Education

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education prepares students to teach children in grades kindergarten through six. The program is designed to: Provide courses and field-based learning experiences which enable students to develop the skills and competencies required to effectively meet the educational needs of children in a multiethnic urban environment; to manage a performance-based, behaviorally-oriented learning environment in the elementary grades; and to prepare students for advanced study leading to careers as specialists in education for children

The program emphasizes multifaceted curriculum approaches designed to help students function in a school environment which provides behaviorally-oriented learning experiences, as well as standards-based curriculum designs. Additionally, elementary education majors are exposed to opportunities to understand and become empowered to actively participate in innovative and creative approaches to teaching and curriculum reforms.

The scope of the program is also intended to prepare students for advanced study and education-related careers in educational technology, computer-assisted instruction, and research. Culminating with student teaching in lower and upper elementary school grades, this reflective process is organized sequentially as outlined below.

This program enables students to fulfill teacher certification and other professional requirements in the field of elementary education. The curriculum is designed to be completed in four years with full time enrollment in 15-18 credits each semester. Students may, however, elect to attend on a part-time basis. The minimum number of credits required to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education is 126 semester hours.

Accreditation: The program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Transfer of Credit: Students may transfer credits earned from other institutions at the time in which they apply for admission into the University.

Program of Study: The program consists of a minimum of 124 semester hours, including University and college-wide requirements, Department of Education core courses, Elementary Education concentration courses, and electives.

Program Admission Requirements: Students must meet specific criteria to be accepted into the elementary education teacher education program.

Student Organizations: Students may join the Elementary Education Club, Student National Education Association (SNEA), Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Society.

Alumni: Graduates of the program are currently working in public and private schools as teachers of elementary education. Graduates who have earned advanced degrees are working as counselors or school administrators.

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Total Credit Hours of College-Level Courses Required for Graduation: 126

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IGED
110
Foundation Writing I
3
IGED
120
Foundation Quantitative Reasoning
3
GEOG
105
World Culture Geography
3
IGED
130
Foundation Oral Communications
3
PHED
___
Physical Education Elective
1
EDPY
104
Human Development & Behavior
3
  Total16

 

IGED
111
Foundation Writing II
3
IGED
220
Discovery Quantitative Reasoning
3
BIOL
101
Biological Science I Lecture
3
BIOL
203
Biological Science Lab I Laboratory
1
HIST
101
US History I
3
 
 
Total
16

 

IGED
210
Discovery Writing
3
EDFN
220
Children & Youth in Urban Schools
3
  
Discovery Science Lec + Lab
4
IGED
250
Discovery Technology
3
HIST
279
History of DC
3
 ____
General Elective
3
  Total16

 

IGED
270
Discovery Diversity
3
HIST
102
US History II
3
SPED
204
Introduction to Exceptional Children in ECE
3
EDFN
220
Foundations of Education
3
IGED
260
Discovery Science + Lab
4
  Total16

STUDENTS MUST BE ADMITTED TO TEACHER EDUCATON PROGRAM PRIOR TO TAKING MOST OF THE COURSES FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS (QUALIFYING SCORES ON PRAXIS I OR SAT REQUIRED).

IGED
280
Discovery Civics
3
ELED
306
M/M Teaching Math in Elementary Education
3
ELED
305
M/M Teaching Social Studies in Elementary Education
3
ELED
307
M/M Teaching Science in Elementary Education
3
MATH
393
Theory & Application of Math
3
  Total15

 

EDPY
428
Classroom Management
3
ELED
330
Practicum I
3
ECE
461
M/M Teaching Creative Arts in Early Childhood Education
3
RDN
314
Teaching Reading in Elementary School
3
EDPY
300
Educational Psychology (intensive writing)
3
IGED
391
Capstone 1
1
  Total16

 

ELED
430
Practicum II
3
EDFN
461
M/M Teaching Creative Arts
3
PHED
394
M/M Teaching Health and Physical Education in Elementary School
3
RDNG
305
Children's Literature
3
RDNG
406
Teaching Correctional/Remedial Reading in the Elementary School
3
OGED
392
Frontier Capstone II
1
  Total16

 

ECED
436
Observation and Student Teaching
12
  Total12