B.S. Elementary Education (K-8)

In this program, students engage in school-based experiences in the elementary and middle school levels. The education courses and field experiences emphasize concepts of developmentally appropriate practices, effective grouping techniques, integrating curricular instruction, utilizing technology as a learning tool, and implementing a balanced literacy program. Because student needs are diverse, the responsive teacher must possess strategies for differentiating instruction and for capitalizing upon student learning strengths within a regular classroom setting. Graduates should flexibly and strategically apply their knowledge in ways that motivate all students to achieve.

A collection of practical resources and ideas result from the cumulative experiences of the program. Frequent interactions with current teachers in the field are prioritized. There are continuous opportunities for both formal and informal reflection – a critical quality of the most effective teachers. Pre-service teachers practice the habit of reflecting upon their own learning process and performance, both academic and professional.

General Education Requirements
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
HY 102Early World Civilizations3
HY 111United States History I3
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
MS 141Contemporary College Algebra4
MS 160Mathematics for Elementary Teachers3
PH 110Introduction to Ethics3
PY 111General Psychology3
PY 141Human Growth and Development3
SC 104Organismal Biology3
SC 261Integrated Physical Science I3
SC 262Integrated Physical Science II3
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Professional Program Requirements
ED 201
ED 203
Phil Foundations of Education
and Clinical Experience
3
ED 204
ED 310
Classroom Management
and Educational Practicum I
4
ED 233Curriculum & Instruction3
ED 252The Psychology of Learning3
ED 307Technology in Education3
ED 314Assessment Practices3
ED 316
ED 320
Methods in Science
and Education Practicum II
4
ED 321Educating Exceptional Students3
ED 328Children's Literature3
ED 332Methods in Teaching Writing in the Schools3
ED 404
ED 430
Methods in Reading
and Educational Practicum III
4
ED 408Methods in Language Arts3
ED 409Methods in Mathematics3
ED 415Methods in Social Studies3
ED 450Student Teaching/Seminar in Teaching15
PY 322Diversity & Multiculturalism3
Content Electives12
Total Hours125

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
EH 1233ED 201
ED 203*
3
HE 111***1EH 1243
HY 1023HY 1113
MS 1414MS 1323
PH 1103PY 1413
PY 1113 
 17 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ED 2333ED 204^3
ED 3143ED 2523
EH 2003ED 310^1
MS 1603ED 3213
SC 1043SC 2613
 Content Elective3
 15 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ED 3073ED 316^3
ED 3283ED 320^1
ED 4083ED 3323
ED 4153Fine Arts Elective3
SC 2623Content Elective3
 Content Elective3
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ED 404^3ED 45015
ED 4093 
ED 430^1 
PY 3223 
Foreign Cult. & Conv. Elect.3 
Content Elective3 
 16 15
Total Hours: 125