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Elementary Education & Early Childhood Education (ELEM) - Archive

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Begin Date: Spring Semester 2003
End Date: Spring Semester 2003

Elementary Education & Early Childhood Education (ELEM) - Archive

Capital College

PROFESSOR ERNEST DISHNER, Program Coordinator, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education

The Elementary Education program is characterized by its humanistic approach to teaching. The program offers extensive field experiences in the junior year prior to student teaching and emphasizes the problems of urban teachers. An objective of the program is the development of self-awareness and independence in students, which can free them from the typical dependent relationships with instructors. Thus, a student is expected to exhibit initiative and self-direction toward professional goals and demonstrate professional behavior in contacts with school personnel.

Prior to the full-time student teaching experience in the senior year, students are expected to complete all other courses required for certification, including two part-time placements. On-campus courses are scheduled two or three days a week, while field experiences in nearby schools are scheduled part-time, two or four days per week.

For a B. ELED degree in Elementary Education a minimum of 127 credits are required.

For a B. ELED degree in Elementary Education with Early Childhood Education Certification a minimum of 140 credits are required.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Elementary Education major or the Elementary Education major with Early Childhood Certification requires the completion of 57 or more credits in required courses and the state's minimum GPA criteria (see below). Additionally, prior to the end of the first semester in the program, students must submit scores on the Pre-Professional Skills Tests in reading, writing, and mathematics and the Listening Skills Test. Information regarding these tests, which are part of the Praxis I battery of tests, may be obtained from any Penn State campus (see also Teacher Education Programs) or directly from the test publishers, Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J. Specific requirements for continuation and completion of the elementary and early childhood teacher certification programs are described in the Elementary Education Handbook. Because the Elementary Education Program (i.e., semesters 5-8) is highly structured and requires full-time attendance, students thinking seriously about education should plan their freshmen and sophomore years carefully.

Admission Requirements for Transfer Students:
Applicants should have completed most of their first two years of college as well as the Entry to Major Requirements listed above with at least a 2.6 cumulative GPA (4.0 scale) for those students seeking admission for the 2001-2002 academic year; a 2.8 GPA for admission in 2002-2003; and a 3.0 GPA for the 2003-2004 academic year. The evaluation of prior college work is done on an individual basis by the Office of Enrollment Services at Penn State Harrisburg.

Students should request a change-of-assignment to Penn State Harrisburg during their fourth semester, to be effective for the next semester of enrollment.

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

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

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: 8-11 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 101-111 credits[1]
(This includes 27 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GH courses; 6 credits of GS courses)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (68 credits)
EDUC 302(3), EDUC 305(3), EDUC 421(3), EDUC 462(3), EDUC 470(3) (Sem: 5-6)
EDMTH 301(3), EDUC 304(3), EDUC 320(3), EDUC 352(3), EDUC 353(3), EDUC 495(1) (Sem: 5-6)
EDMTH 302(3), EDUC 303 DF(3), EDUC 321(3), EDUC 371(3), EDUC 495(1), EDSCI 454(3) (Sem: 7-8)
SS ED 430W(3) (Sem: 7-8)
EDUC 385(3), EDUC 395(12), HLTH 306(3) (Sem: 7-8)
Currently the state requires at least a 2.5 GPA for student teaching.

ADDITIONAL COURSES (30-40 credits)
Select 3 credits of GN physical science from: ASTRO, CHEM, EARTH, EM SC, GEOSC, MATSC, METEO, PHYS (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits of GN biological science from: B M B, BIOL, BI SC (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits of GN environmental science from: BI SC 003 GN(3), BIOL 020 GN;DF(3), BIOL 027 GN(3), or HORT 101 GN(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from: ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), or ECON 014 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from: HIST 003 GH(3), HIST 012 GH(3), HIST 020 GH(3), or HIST 021 GH(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits from: MATH 017 GQ(3), MATH 018 GQ(3), MATH 021 GQ(3), MATH 022 GQ(3), MATH 026 GQ(3), MATH 040 GQ(5), MATH 110GQ(4), MATH 200 GQ(3), MATH 220 GQ(2), STAT 100 GQ(3), STAT 200 GQ(4), STAT 250 GQ(3), or STAT 301 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from: PSY 213 GS(3) or HD FS 229 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits of literature from: ENGL 001 GH(3), ENGL 001W GH(3), ENGL 002 GH(3), ENGL 003 GH(3), ENGL 104 GH(3), ENGL 129 GH(3), ENGL 129H GH(3), ENGL 133 GH(3), ENGL 134 GH(3), ENGL 135 GH;DF(3), ENGL 135S GH;DF(3), ENGL 139 GH;DF(3), ENGL 140 GH(3), ENGL 180 GH(3), ENGL 182 GH;GI(3), ENGL 184 GH(3), ENGL 184S GH(3), ENGL 185 GH(3), ENGL 189 GH(3), ENGL 191 GH(3), ENGL 194 GH;DF(3), ENGL 194H GH;DF(3), ENGL 262 GH(3), ENGL 263 GH(3), ENGL 265 GH(3), ENGL 268 GH(3), CMLIT 001 GH(3), CMLIT 001H GH(3), CMLIT 002 GH(3), CMLIT 003 GH;DF(3), CMLIT 004 GH;DF(3), CMLIT 004H GH;DF(3), CMLIT 005 GH;DF(3), CMLIT 006 GH(3), CMLIT 010 GH;DF(3), CMLIT 011 GH(3), CMLIT 100 GH(3), CMLIT 101 GH;DF(3), CMLIT 105 GH(3), CMLIT 106 GH(3), CMLIT 107 GH(3), CMLIT 108 GH;DF(3), CMLIT 110 GH;DF(3), CMLIT 111 GH(3), CMLIT 141 GH(3), CMLIT 184 GH(3), CMLIT 185 GH(3), CMLIT 189 GH(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3-13 credits from one of the following:
a) for the degree in Elementary Education take EDUC 315 DF(3) (Sem: 5-6)
b) for the degree in Elementary Education with Early Childhoold Education Certification take EDUC 401(3), EDUC 403(3), EDUC 404(3), EDUC 410(3), EDUC 495(1) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3 credits)
Select 3 credits of geography (Sem: 1-6)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2003

Blue Sheet #: 31-03-027

Review Date: 11/19/02

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