B.S. Elementary Education (K-8)

In this program, students engage in school-based experiences at the elementary and middle school levels. Education courses and field experiences emphasize concepts of developmentally appropriate practices, effective grouping techniques, integrated curricular instruction, technology as a learning tool, and implementation of 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
ED 252The Psychology of Learning3
ED 328Children's Literature3
ED 332Methods in Teaching Writing in the Schools3
EH 105College Writing3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
HY 111United States History I3
HY 222Social Studies for Educators3
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
PH 110Introduction to Ethics3
PY 111General Psychology3
PY 141Human Growth and Development3
SC 104Organismal Biology3
SC 262Integrated Physical Science II3
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Literature Elective3
Math I Elective4
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 307Technology in Education3
ED 314Assessment Practices3
ED 316
ED 320
Methods in Science
and Education Practicum II
4
ED 321Educating Exceptional Students3
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
MS 160Mathematics for Elementary Teachers3
PY 322Cultural Competency3
SC 261Integrated Physical Science I3
Content Electives12
Total Hours122

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ED 2013ED 2333
ED 2030MS 1323
EH 105 or PH 1103PH 110 or EH 1053
HE 111***1PY 1413
PY 1113Foreign Cult. & Conv. Elect.3
Math I Elective4 
 14 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ED 2043ED 2523
ED 3101ED 3213
ED 3143SC 2613
HY 1113Literature Elective3
MS 1603Content Elective3
SC 1043 
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ED 3283ED 3073
ED 4083ED 316^3
HY 2223ED 320^1
SC 2623ED 3323
Content Elective3Content Elective3
 Fine Arts Elective3
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ED 404^3ED 45015
ED 4093 
ED 4153 
ED 430^1 
PY 3223 
Content Elective3 
 16 15
Total Hours: 122