Bachelor of Science – Education – Field Endorsement in Elementary Education (Grades K-8)
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”:
|Professional Education Courses|
|EDUC 131||INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING||3|
|EDUC 224||TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR LEARNING||3|
|EDUC 320||ECE/ELEM OBSERVATION AND PARTICIPATION||1-3|
|EDUC 329||ASSESSMENT FOUNDATIONS||2|
|PSYC 231||EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|PSYC 334||DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|or FCS 139||HUMAN DEVELOPMENT|
|SPED 230||INTRODUCTION TO THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER||3|
|SPED 334||DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR DIVERSE CLASSROOMS||3|
|EDUC 490||TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING||9|
|EDUC 495||EDUCATION CAPSTONE 1||3|
Must be taken concurrently with EDUC 490 TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING.
Elementary Education Endorsement Courses
|ART 250||ART FOR THE ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER||3|
|EDUC 321||TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS||2|
|EDUC 322||TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL LANGUAGE ARTS||2|
|EDUC 323||TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES||2|
|ENG 135||RHETORIC AND WRITING||3|
|or ENG 136||TOPICS IN WRITING|
|or ENG 137||TECHNICAL WRITING|
|ENG 235||CHILDREN'S LITERATURE||3|
|ENG 320||GRAMMAR & LINGUISTICS||3|
|HPER 339||THEORY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION K-8||3|
|MATH 137||MATHEMATICS TOPICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS||3|
|MATH 235||MATHEMATICS FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER I||3|
|MATH 238||MATHEMATICS FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER II 1||3|
|MUS 233||MUSIC FOR THE CLASSROOM TEACHER||3|
|Any Social Science course that focuses primarily on U.S. History topics||3|
|Any Social Science course that focuses primarily on U.S. History or one of the following:||3|
|AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT|
|U.S. POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT|
and BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE LAB (BIOL 136 and 136L is recommended or any Biology course approved by the Education Department Chair)
|GEOS 129||PHYSICAL SCIENCE FOR THE ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE GRADES TEACHER||3|
Admission to the Teacher Education Program must be completed before the end of the junior year.
May be taken before or during the 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 413E||ELEM/MS CURR & COUN||1|
|EDUC 414E||CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT||1|
|EDUC 415E||HUMAN REL/MULTI-CULTURAL||1|
|EDUC 416E||ELEMENTARY/MS ASSESSMENT||1|
|EDUC 417E||TEACH READING DIAGNOSIS||1|
|EDUC 422||TEACHING ELEM/MS SCI/HEALTH||2|
|EDUC 423||TEACHING PRIMARY READ & WRITIN||2|
|EDUC 424||TEACHING INTERM READING & WRIT||2|
|SPED 412E||SPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES||1|
Semester #2 – Teacher Internship
|EDUC 490||TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING||9|
|EDUC 495||EDUCATION CAPSTONE||3|
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 231||PLAY/ART/MUS FOR EARLY CHILDHO||3|
|FCS 139||HUMAN DEVELOPMENT||3|
|FCS 337||GUIDANCE TECHNIQUES IN HUMAN RELATIONS||3|
|FCS 338||PRENATAL AND INFANT PRACTICUM 4||3|
|FCS 239||PARTNERS IN EDUCATION||3|
|FCS 321A||CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION||2|
|FCS 423||PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT||3|
|EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM|
and EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM LABORATORY
Candidates must complete 45 clock-hours per practicum working with preschool (pre-kindergarten) children.