Elementary Education (B.S.Ed.)
Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3), successful completion of Praxis II test, the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Assessment parts 1 and 2 prior to the internship, and completion of requirements for a subject area endorsement as outlined by the Idaho State Board of Education requirements for a Standard Secondary Certificate. Students must maintain minimum 2.75 GPAs and earn grades of C or above in the following courses:
|COMM 101||Fundamentals of Oral Communication||2|
|EDCI 201||Contexts of Education||3|
|EDCI 301||Learning, Development, and Assessment||3|
|EDCI 302||Teaching Culturally Diverse Learners||3|
|EDCI 321||Literature for Children||3|
|EDCI 466||Literacy Assessment and Intervention||3|
|EDSP 300||Educating for Exceptionalities||3|
|HIST 101||World History I||3|
|or HIST 102||World History II|
|HIST 111||United States History I||3|
|or HIST 112||United States History II|
|MATH 143||College Algebra||3|
|MTHE 235||Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I||3|
|MTHE 236||Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II||3|
|PEP 350||Elementary Health and Physical Education||3|
|PSYC 305||Developmental Psychology||3|
|Select one Advanced Composition Elective course:||3|
|Personal & Exploratory Writing|
|Beginning Poetry Writing|
|Beginning Fiction Writing|
|Writing Workshop for Teachers|
|Select one English Elective in Composition or Literature 1||3|
|Select one Literature Elective||3|
|Select 6 credits of Social Science Electives other than Psychology||6|
|Elementary Education Major Requirements|
|EDCI 408||Integrated Elementary Methods Practicum I||3|
|EDCI 409||Integrated Elementary Methods Practicum II||1|
|Mathematics/Science/Social Studies/Technology Block|
|EDCI 327||Elementary Math Education||3|
|EDCI 328||Elementary Social Studies Education||3|
|EDCI 329||Elementary Science Education||3|
|EDCI 410||Technology, Teaching and Learning||2|
|Literacy/Arts Education Block|
|DAN 360||Teaching Creative Dance for Children||1|
|EDCI 320||Teaching Reading and Literacy||3|
|EDCI 322||Teaching Writing/Language Arts||3|
|EDCI 325||Elementary Art Education||3|
|EDCI 401||Internship Seminar||1|
|EDCI 483||Elementary Internship I||14|
Courses to total 120 credits for this degree
- Graduates understand how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and design and implement developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.
- Graduates use understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards.
- Graduates work with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
- Graduates understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) they teach and create learning experiences that make the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.
- Graduates understand how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
- Graduates understand and use multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.
- Graduates plan instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context.
- Graduates understand and use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.
- Graduates engage in ongoing professional learning and use evidence to continually evaluate their practice, particularly the effects of their choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapt practice to meet the needs of each learner.
- Graduates seek appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession.