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Teaching Grades PK-6 Major, B.S.Ed. (Standard Certificate, B-6)

B.S.Ed. (B-6)

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Note: This major is offered via some Global Campus locations and via CMU Online.

A minimum of a 2.8 GPA must be earned in all teaching majors.

The purpose of the Teaching Grades PK-6 major is to prepare educators to address the needs of the whole-child; use relevant, research-based criteria to establish a supportive, engaging environment that fosters, learning; and use practices that meets the needs of all learners. This Learner-Centered major prepares the educator in areas of Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies to teach students in grades PK-6 in a self-contained classroom or departmentalized setting.

The Teaching Grades PK-6 major is housed in the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development and combines courses in the departments of Teacher Education and Professional Development, Sciences, English, Early Childhood Development and Learning, Mathematics, Social Studies, Arts, Music, Health, Physical Education and Special Education. A minimum 2.8 must be earned in this major.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

  1. A minimum cumulative average of a 2.8 must be earned in the Teaching Grades PK-6 Major.
  2. Complete EDU 107 with a B or higher.
  3. All Professional Education Courses (list courses) must be completed with a C+ or higher.
  4. A minimum cumulative average of a 2.8 is required to complete the student teaching clinical experience.
  5. Students must adhere to the Teacher Candidate Dispositions set by the Education Preparation Program.

Classes that require a C+ or higher on the major: EDU 293, EDU 330, EDU 335, EDU 342, EDU 380WI, EDU 381WI, EDU 495, ENG 316.

Note: 12 credit hours double count on the University Program.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (77 hours)

BIO 165Life Science for Elementary Teachers

3(2-3)

EDU 293Educational Psychology for Elementary Education

3(Spec)

EDU 330Foundations of Reading Instruction

3(3-0)

EDU 335Early Literacy

3(3-0)

EDU 342Word Study and Fluency: PK-3

3(3-0)

EDU 380WIInterdisciplinary Methods and Pre-Student Teaching (Math & Literacy, PK-

6-10(Spec)

EDU 381WIInterdisciplinary Methods and Pre-Student Teaching 6(Spec)

6(Spec)

EDU 495Foundations of Education

3(3-0)

EDU 515Managing Classrooms and Learning Environments

3(Spec)

EDU 533Diagnosis and Treatment of Reading Difficulties

3(2-3)

ENG 316Teaching Writing and Grammar, Grades 3-6

3(3-1)

ENG 381WIChildren's Literature

3(3-0)

GEO 350United States and Canada

3(3-0)

HDF 200Constructivism as a Tool for Learning

2(2-0)

HDF 360Integration of Content in Early Childhood through Play

4(Spec)

HST 210WIUnited States History through Michigan Eyes

3(3-0)

MTH 150The Teaching of Counting and Whole Numbers

3(3-0)

MTH 250The Teaching of Fractions, Decimals, and Proportional Reasoning

3(3-0)

MTH 350The Teaching of Patterns, Shapes, Measurement and Data

3(3-0)

PHS 151QRIntroductory Physical Science I

3(2-2)

PSC 105Introduction to American Government and Politics

3(3-0)

SCI 285Earth Systems Science for Elementary Teachers

3(2-2)

SCI 385Science and Engineering Practices for Teaching PK-6

2(1-2)

SPE 311Foundations in Educational Assessment

3(3-0)

SPE 504Teaching Students in Inclusive Settings

3(3-0)

Note: You may count only one of EDU 342 or EDU 335.

Other Requirements (4 hours)

Select two of the following courses:
ART 345Art in the Elementary School

2(1-2)

HPE 310Physical Education for the Classroom Teacher

2(Spec)

HSC 343Health Education in the Elementary School

2(2-0)

MUS 330Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers

2(1-2)

Total: 81 semester hours