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Elementary Education: Professional Education Courses

Required Course Hours Notes
EDUC 102 Introduction to Education 1  
EDUC 202 The Learner in the Educational Context: Development and Diversity 3

Prerequisite: EDUC 102.
Fulfills Persons in Community Core.

EDUC 302 and EDUC 303 Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Learners and Practicum 7 Prerequisites: EDUC 102, EDUC 202, must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.
EDUC 305 Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary and Middle School 2 Prerequisites: EDUC 302-303.
EDUC 309 Teaching Religion to Children and Adolescents 2 Prerequisites: EDUC 302-303.
EDUC 322 Introduction to Methods of Teaching Reading: Elementary 3 May take concurrently with EDUC 302-303.
EDUC 326 Reading/Language Arts in the Elementary School 3 Prerequisites: EDUC 302-303.
EDUC 398 Integrative Seminar: Intellectual Foundations of Education 3 Prerequisites: EDUC 302-303, junior or senior standing. May be taken after student teaching. Fulfills Integrative Studies Core.
EDUC 345 Directed Teaching: Elementary 12 Must fulfill all requirements for student teaching. Apply by Dec. 1 of the year prior to the academic year (fall or spring) in which candidate plans to student teach.
Total Hours: 36  

Required Cognate Courses

Required Course Hours Notes
ENGL 340 or 341 Children's or Adolescent Literature 3 The ENGL 295 prerequisite is waived for elementary education students (unless they wish to enroll in additional 300-level English literature courses).
GEOG 241 United States and Canada 3  
MATH 222 Geometry, Probability, Statistics, and Methods for Elementary Teachers 4 Prerequisites: MATH 221
MATH 323 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary and Middle School 2

Prerequisites: EDUC 302-303, MATH 221, MATH 222.

SCES 313 Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle School 2 Prerequisites: EDUC 302-303 and at least one science course.
Total Hours: 14