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Elementary and Kindergarten Education-ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1997
End Date: Spring Semester 2005

Elementary and Kindergarten Education-(ARCHIVE)

Altoona College (EEDAL): Elementary Education Teaching Option
Berks-Lehigh Valley College (EEDBL)
University Park, College of Education (EK ED)

PROFESSOR JACQUELINE EDMONDSON, in charge

This major offers teaching options in Early Childhood Education and in Elementary Education. Students successfully completing this major will have met all of the requirements for the K-6 or N-3 College Instructional I certificate issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Students must indicate their choice of teaching option at the time they make application for admission to a teacher education major at the conclusion of their second semester. Students who are undecided at this time about which teaching option to select should contact their adviser and enroll in a field experience featuring participation in the classroom.

The executive vice president and provost of the University has approved administrative enrollment controls for this major. The number of students admitted each year to this major is limited. Additional information about applying for this major is available in the dean's office in the College of Education (See http://www.ed.psu.edu/certification).

For the B.S. degree in Elementary and Kindergarten Education with the Early Childhood Teaching option, or with the Elementary Education Teaching option, a minimum of 130 credits is required. (See also Teacher Education Programs.)

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHING OPTION: Students successfully completing this option will have met all of the requirements for the N-3 Instructional I certificate issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Special courses in both human development and education are used to integrate understanding of preschool programs with relevant theories of child development.

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION TEACHING OPTION: Students successfully completing this option will have met all of the requirements for the K-6 Instructional I certificate issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(9-15 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 3-6 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 94-96 credits
(This includes 9-15 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GS and 3 credits of GQ courses for both options. In addition, 3 credits of GH may be selected in both options. Further, there are 3 credits of GH courses for the Elementary Education Teaching option. In the Early Childhood Teaching option 3 credits of GHA courses may be selected.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 65 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (53 credits)
PSY 002 GS(3), PSY 213 GS(3), EDPSY 014(3), ENGL 100(3), C I 295(2) (Sem: 1-2)
A ED 303(3), EDTHP 115(3), KINES 126(3), MATH 200 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-6)
C I 495D(12), C I 495F(3), LL ED 400(3), MTHED 420(3), SPLED 400(3), SS ED 430W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), ECON 014 GS(3), or ECON 187(3) (Sem: 1-8)
GEOG 020 GS(3), GEOG 030 GS(3), GEOG 100 GS(3), GEOG 102 GH(3), GEOG 103 GS;DF(3), GEOG 120 GS(3), GEOG 124 GS(3), GEOG 128 GS;DF(3), or GEOG 200(3) (Sem: 1-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 3 credits in EDTHP at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits in American history (Sem: 1-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 29-31 credits

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHING OPTION: 29 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (20 credits)
MUSIC 240(3) (Sem: 3-6)
E C E 451(3), E C E 452(3), E C E 453(2), E C E 454(3), E C E 479(3), C I 495A(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
H P A 101(3) or NUTR 251 GHA(3) (Sem: 1-2)
HD FS 315 DF(3) or SOC 030 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
HD FS 428(3) or HD FS 429(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION TEACHING OPTION: 31 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (16 credits)
KINES 380(1), MUSIC 241(3) (Sem: 1-2)
C I 495B(3), LL ED 401(3), LL ED 402(3), SCIED 458(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSE (3 credits)
HIST 020 GH(3) or HIST 021 GH(3) (Sem: 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Academic concentration--select 12 credits from department recommendations (Sem: 1-4)

Note: The Environmental Education certificate may be earned by completing ASTRO 010 GN(2) and ASTRO 011 GN(1), or METEO 003 GN(3); 3 credits from AG BM 101 GS(3), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), or ECON 014 GS(3); 3 credits from BI SC 003 GN(3), BIOL 220W(4), or W F S 309(3); 12 additional credits from biological and environmental sciences; 3 credits from the earth or soil sciences; 3 credits from the physical sciences; 3 credits from E R M 411(3), E R M 412(3), and E R M 413W(3); R P M 325(3); R P M 430(3) or AG ED 395(1-13); SCIED 457(3); S T S 200 GS(3).

[1] A grade of C or better per course is required for teacher certification.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1997

Blue Sheet Item #: 25-03-020

Review Date: 5/3/04

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