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Elementary Education - Entering Freshmen

The “Educator as Reflective Decision Maker” is the model for the conceptual framework for the educator preparation programs at The W.



Suggested Course of Study for Entering Freshmen

K-6 Licensure Requirements

For 7-12 Endorsement, see page 65 of the MDOE Licensure Guidelines K-12 booklet (.PDF) for Supplemental Endorsements Added with 21 Hours of Coursework in Subject

Freshman Year

First Semester

EN 101 English Comp I
UN 101 Intro to College Life
PSY 206 Human Growth & Dev.
COM 101 Oral Communications
MU, TH, or ART Appreciation
Concentration Course

Total: 16-17 hrs

Second Semester

EN 102 English Comp II
GEO 101 World Geography
Natural Science with Lab
MA 113 College Algebra
Social Science

Total: 16 hrs

Sophomore Year

Third Semester

Any Literature
Natural Science with Lab
Concentration Course
MA 111 Modern Math I

Total: 16-17 hrs

Fourth Semester

Any Literature
Science without Lab
Concentration Course (if needed)
MA 112 Modern Math II
Philosophy Course

Total: 16 hrs

Junior Year

Fifth Semester

ED 300 Education as a Profession
ED 302 Art and Science of Teaching*
ED 304 Principles of Early Childhood Learning
ED 306 Intro to Exceptional Learners
ED 311 Elementary Residency I
PSY 360 Educational Psychology

Total: 18 hrs

Sixth Semester

ED 361 Early Literacy Dev. I
ED 362 Early Literacy Dev. II
ED 365 Content Area Reading
ED 366 Reading Assessment & Intervention
ED 367 Elementary Residency II
Additional Concentration Course (if needed)

Total: 15-19 hrs

Senior Year

Seventh Semester

ED 305 Teaching Math in Ele. & Mid. Schools
ED 310 Teaching Social Studies in Ele. & Mid. Schools
ED 312 Teaching Science in Ele. & Mid. Schools
ED 334 Teaching Literature & Language in Ele. & Middle Schools
ED 335 Elementary Residency III
ED 401 Classroom Management

Total: 18 hrs

Eighth Semester

ED 351 Educational Measurement
ED 406 Teacher Internship

Total: 12 hrs

 *Critical Pathway Course - Course requires a B or above - Candidates may only take this course twice.


K-6 Licensure

For K-6 Licensure (requiring 18 hours of Content in two areas), select two of the following concentrations:

Social Studies (ANT, GEO, HIS, POL, SOC, EC): One 3-credit course

English (EN): Two 3-credit courses

Science (BS, BSB, BSM, PS, PSC, SM): One 4-credit course

Math (MA; Recommended MA 114, 123, 318 or 319): Two 3-credit courses

Note: Take additional course for 7-8 (901 Licensure)