Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education

The Elementary Education Program prepares students for careers in elementary teaching. Students complete a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program of study and a sequence of professional courses in education, theory, and a method of elementary teaching.

Students pursuing a degree in Elementary Education must complete 123 semester hours of course work.

The undergraduate program in Elementary Education has a three-fold purpose:

  1. To give students a solid knowledge base that includes a multi-disciplinary academic program of study, a knowledge of pedagogy, and a knowledge of learners and their characteristics.
  2. To give students an opportunity to practice a repertoire of best teaching practices.
  3. To encourage in students attitudes and skills necessary for reflection and problem-solving, and an attitude and belief that "learning to teach" is a lifelong process.

CORE PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS (63 SEMESTER HOURS) SEM. HRS. EDUCATION

  • EDUC 101 Introduction to Education 3
  • EDUC 201 Human Growth and Development 3
  • EDUC 242 Materials for Teaching Reading 3
  • EDUC 311 Managing the Diverse Classroom 3
  • EDUC 315 Processes and Acquisition of Reading 3
  • EDUC 316 Foundations of Education 3
  • EDUC 320 Instructional Technology for the Classroom 1
  • ELED 301 Theory and Practice/ELED 3

CURRICULUM AND METHODS/ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

  • ELED 304 Methods of Teaching Reading/ELED 3
  • ELED 306 Methods of Teaching Science/ELED 3
  • ELED 310 Methods of Teaching Social Studies/ELED 3
  • ELED 314 Methods of Teaching Mathematics/ELED 3
  • ELED 316 Practicum III 1
  • ELED 401 Directed Teaching and Seminar/ELED 12
  • EDUC 314 Assessment for Reading Instruction 3

CORE REQUIREMENTS

  • MATH 115 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers 4
  • MATH 140 Elements of Statistics 3
  • MATH 210 Geometry 3
  • PHED 190 Movement Education for Elementary and
  • Early Childhood 1
  • SPAN 101 First-Year Spanish I or
  • FREN 101 First-Year French I or
  • EDUC 403 Sign Language 3
  • SPED 403 Orientation to Special Education 3
  • SPED 406 Observation and Participation in Special Education 2

GENERAL EDUCATION AND INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Communication Skills (6 semester hours)
  • ENGL 101 Composition and Literature I 3
  • ENGL 102 Composition and Literature II 3
  • Arts and Humanities (9 semester hours and additional departmental requirements)
  • ART 300 Art Survey 3
  • ENGL 338 World Literature in Translation I 3
  • MUSC 101 Fundamentals of Music 3
  • COMM 101 Oral Communication 3
  • Sciences (7-8 semester hours and additional departmental requirements)
  • BIOL 101 Biological Science 4
  • PHSC 101 Earth Science 4
  • PHSC 100 Physical Science 4
  • Mathematics (3 semester hours and additional departmental requirements)
  • MATH 116 Introduction to Mathematical Ideas 3
  • Social Sciences (12 semester hours and additional departmental requirements)
  • GEOG 101 Elements of Geography 3
  • HIST 114 African American History to 1865 or
  • HIST 115 African American History Since 1865 3
  • HIST 201 United States History to 1865 3
  • HIST 202 United States History Since 1865 3
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
  • Emerging Issues (3 semester hours)
  • COSC 110 Computer Literacy and Applications 3
  • Institutional Requirements (6 semester hours and additional departmental requirements)
  • FRSE 101 Freshman Seminar 3
  • HEED 102 Life and Health 3

Note: The department reserves the right to specify suitable general education courses, in keeping with COMAR, for its majors.