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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018

Elementary/Middle Level Education (B.S.)


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Student Learning Outcomes for Elementary/Middle Level Education:

Students will be able to:

  • Plan, design, and implement research-based instructional and assessment practices appropriate for children between fourth and eighth grade.

  • Develop and apply instructional methodologies, including the use of technology, appropriate for children between fourth and eighth grade.

  • Critically apply content knowledge and skills to facilitate student learning appropriate for students between fourth and eighth grade.

  • Create, organize, and maintain an effective and safe classroom environment conducive to the learning and development of children between fourth and eighth grade.

  • Design and implement successful interventions responsive to the needs of students between fourth and eighth grade.

  • Exhibit the qualities that characterize a professional individual, including professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities of a certified teacher.

  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to continued professional development and service.

Candidates for certification in Elementary/Middle Level Education must select an emphasis in one of four academic content areas and be a generalist in each of the other three academic content areas. The academic emphasis requires completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours in one of the following four content areas: 1) Mathematics, 2) Science, 3) English/Language Arts and Reading, or 4) Social Studies.

In addition to the one academic emphasis, candidates also are expected to generalize in the remaining three content areas by completing 12 credit hours in each. Students also complete a professional core organized into five areas: 1) Early Adolescent and Adolescent Development, Cognition and Learning; 2) Subject Matter Pedagogy Content (Grades Four through Eight); 3) Assessment; 4) Family and Community Partnerships; and 5) Professionalism. Content requirements are based on national standards for Elementary/Middle Level Education as well as Pennsylvania’s curriculum standards. Candidates will have 190 hours of field experiences prior to student teaching.

PLEASE NOTE: A complete list of the foundational requirements (including a list of approved English Literature courses) can be found in the EDUCATION MANUAL.

FOUNDATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Annually updated state required TB test, and criminal, child abuse and FBI record clearances

FY___   SO___   JR___   SR___    

Grade C or better in ED 105___    Grade C or better in ED 151___

PROVISIONAL ACCEPTANCE needed for 200-level ED courses:

Cumulative GPA at 27 credits, >= 2.80___

Submit Digication e-portfolio___                                                 

FORMAL ACCEPTANCE needed for 300-Level ED courses:

Cumulative GPA at 54 credits, >= 3.00___

Passing scores on Basic Skills Assessment___                                                    

Submit Digication e-portfolio___

Two Math: MA___ and MA___

Two English: EN 100 or EN 150 ___  and EN Literature___

Elementary/Middle Level Education – Language Arts/Reading/English emphasis consists of:


Required Science Sequence (12 credits):


Elementary/Middle Level Education – Mathematics emphasis consists of:


Required Mathematics Sequence (32 credits):


Required Reading/English Sequence (12 credits):


Required Science Content Courses (12 credits):


Required Social Studies Sequence (12 credits):


Elementary/Middle Level Education – Science emphasis consists of:


Required Reading/English Sequence (12 credits):


Required Social Studies Sequence (12 credits):


Elementary/Middle Level Education – Social Studies emphasis consists of:


Required Reading/English Sequence (12 credits):


Required Science Content Courses (12 credits):


Suggested first year courses:


Spring semester:


Notes:


Students must be scheduled for ED 105  in the fall and ED 151  in the spring, before the end of their first year. Completing both before the sophomore year is critical.

All Education majors must complete two English courses (one writing and one literature) and two Math courses (MA prefix) by the end of their sophomore year.

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