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Teaching Grades PK-3 Major, B.S.Ed. (Standard Certificate, B-6)

B.S.Ed., Standard Certificate (B-6)

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

The purpose of the Teaching Grades PK-3 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-3 in a self-contained classroom or departmentalized setting.

Teaching Grades PK-3 major is housed and shared by the Departments of Human Development and Family Studies and Teacher Education and Professional Development. The major combines courses in the departments of Teacher Education and Professional Development, Sciences, English, Early Childhood Development and Learning, Mathematics, Social Studies, 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-3 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 330, EDU 342, EDU 380WI, HDF 402, HDF 403, HDF 409.

Note: 12 credit hours double count on the University Program

 

 

 

Program Requirements

Required Courses (75 hours)

BIO 165Life Science for Elementary Teachers

3(2-3)

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)

ENG 381WIChildren's Literature

3(3-0)

HDF 200Constructivism as a Tool for Learning

2(2-0)

HDF 303Early Childhood Development

4(Spec)

HDF 360Integration of Content in Early Childhood through Play

4(Spec)

HDF 400Developmental Assessment of Children

3(3-0)

HDF 402Guidance for Young Children

3(Spec)

HDF 403Best Practices in Early Childhood Settings

3(3-0)

HDF 409Lead Teaching Methods in Early Childhood (Science and Social Studies)

6(Spec)

HDF 508Early Childhood Program Administration and Leadership

3(3-0)

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 585Early Childhood Special Education

3(3-0)

Total: 75 semester hours