Bachelor of Science – Education – Field Endorsement in Elementary Education (Grades K-8)

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A student must complete the following program requirements in addition to the Essential Studies program.

Professional Education Courses

The following courses are prerequisites to the Professional Year. A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) and no Professional Education Course grade may be below a “C”:

Essential Studies
Professional Education Courses
EDUC 131INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING3
EDUC 224TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR LEARNING3
EDUC 320ECE/ELEM OBSERVATION AND PARTICIPATION1-3
EDUC 329ASSESSMENT FOUNDATIONS2
PSYC 231EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 334DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY3
or FCS 139 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
SPED 230INTRODUCTION TO THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER3
SPED 334DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR DIVERSE CLASSROOMS3
Professional Year
"Block"12
EDUC 490TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING9
EDUC 495EDUCATION CAPSTONE 13
Total Credits45-47
1

Must be taken concurrently with EDUC 490 TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING.

Elementary Education Endorsement Courses

ART 250ART FOR THE ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER3
EDUC 321TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS2
EDUC 322TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL LANGUAGE ARTS2
EDUC 323TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES2
ENG 135RHETORIC AND WRITING3
or ENG 136 TOPICS IN WRITING
or ENG 137 TECHNICAL WRITING
ENG 235CHILDREN'S LITERATURE3
ENG 320GRAMMAR & LINGUISTICS3
HPER 339THEORY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION K-83
MATH 137MATHEMATICS TOPICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS3
MATH 235MATHEMATICS FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER I3
MATH 238MATHEMATICS FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER II 13
MUS 233MUSIC FOR THE CLASSROOM TEACHER3
Any Social Science course that focuses primarily on U.S. History topics3
Any Social Science course that focuses primarily on U.S. History or one of the following:3
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
U.S. POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT
BIOL 136
136L
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
and BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE LAB (BIOL 136 and 136L is recommended or any Biology course approved by the Education Department Chair)
3
GEOS 129PHYSICAL SCIENCE FOR THE ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE GRADES TEACHER3
Total Credits45

Admission to the Teacher Education Program must be completed before the end of the junior year.

1

May be taken before or during the Professional Year.

Professional Year

Comprised of the “Block” Professional Semester and the Teacher Internship semester. The following courses can be taken only as part of the Professional Year. A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) and no Professional Year Course grade may be below a “C”:

Refer to the Professional Year Application Requirements.

Semester #1 – “Block”

EDUC 413EELEM/MS CURR & COUN1
EDUC 414ECLASSROOM MANAGEMENT1
EDUC 415EHUMAN REL/MULTI-CULTURAL1
EDUC 416EELEMENTARY/MS ASSESSMENT1
EDUC 417ETEACH READING DIAGNOSIS1
EDUC 422TEACHING ELEM/MS SCI/HEALTH2
EDUC 423TEACHING PRIMARY READ & WRITIN2
EDUC 424TEACHING INTERM READING & WRIT2
SPED 412ESPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES1
Total Credits12

Semester #2 – Teacher Internship

EDUC 490TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING9
EDUC 495EDUCATION CAPSTONE3
Total Credits12

EDUC 490 TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING and EDUC 495 EDUCATION CAPSTONE must be taken concurrently and may be taken only upon successful completion of the Professional Semester #1 Block. A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) and no Professional Year Course grade may be below a “C”.

NOTE: The Praxis II: Elementary Education Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Exam (as required by the Nebraska Department of Education) must be taken as a requisite for graduation for all Elementary Education students.

Program for Adding an Endorsement

To add another endorsement to an existing teaching/administrative certificate, the student must complete the appropriate departmental and endorsement area coursework. To determine coursework requirements, the student should contact the certification officer for a complete Evaluation Worksheet for an Added Endorsement. The student must then notify the Teacher Certification Officer when the program coursework is complete and request that the subsequent Endorsement be posted (or added) to the student’s official transcript. The student may then submit a Nebraska Application for Teacher Certification to the Nebraska Department of Education, in order for the State Department of Education to add this new endorsement to the student’s teaching certificate. The CSC Certification Office is unable to process requests to add endorsements/programs to a teaching certificate until this procedure is completed.

Supplemental Endorsement in Early Childhood Education (Age 3 through Grade 3)

(Requires the Field Endorsement in Elementary Education)

Persons with this endorsement are prepared to teach children from Pre-kindergarten (age 3) through grade 3(age 8). Candidates for this endorsement must hold, or earn concurrently, an Elementary Education (K-6) endorsement. (No grade may be below a “C”)

EDUC 231PLAY/ART/MUS FOR EARLY CHILDHO3
FCS 139HUMAN DEVELOPMENT3
FCS 337GUIDANCE TECHNIQUES IN HUMAN RELATIONS3
FCS 338PRENATAL AND INFANT PRACTICUM 43
FCS 239PARTNERS IN EDUCATION3
FCS 321ACURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION2
FCS 423PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT3
FCS 448
448L
EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM
and EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM LABORATORY
4
Total Credits24
4

Candidates must complete 45 clock-hours per practicum working with preschool (pre-kindergarten) children.