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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

PROGRAM CURRENTLY ON HOLD;
NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS
Begin Date of Enrollment Hold: September 10, 2010

**Please Note: Individuals interested in earning Pennsylvania teaching credentials for grades PK-8 should refer to the Childhood and Early Adolescent Education major.

Elementary and Kindergarten Education

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

Not all options are available at every campus. Contact the campus you are interested in attending to determine which options are offered.

PROFESSOR STEPHANIE SERRIERE, 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 N-3 or K-6 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. 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.

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.

For the B.S. degree in Elementary and Kindergarten Education, a minimum of 129.5 credits is required for the Early Childhood Teaching Option and a minimum of 122 credits is required for the Elementary Education Teaching Option.  (See also Teacher Education Programs.)

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(27-30 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

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

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: 0-3 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 101-117 credits
(This includes 27-30 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GS, 6 credits of GQ, 6 credits of GH, and 9 credits of GN courses for both options. The Early Childhood Teaching option permits 3 credits of GHA.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 84.5-85.5 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (57.5 credits)
C I 295(2), EDPSY 014(3), ENGL 100(3), MATH 200 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
A ED 303(3), C I 495B(3), C I 495D(12), C I 495F(3), KINES 126(1.5), LL ED 400(3), LL ED 401(3), LL ED 402(3), MTHED 420(3), MUSIC 241(3), SCIED 458(3), SPLED 400(3), SS ED 430W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15-16 credits)
EDTHP 115 US(3) or EDTHP 115A GS;US(3) (Sem: 1-3)
HIST 020 GH;US(3) or HIST 021 GH;US(3) (Sem: 1-4)
STAT 100 GQ(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) or EDPSY 101 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3) or ECON 014 GS(3) (Sem: 1-8)
GEOG 020 GS;US;IL(3), GEOG 030 GS;IL(3), GEOG 126 GS;US;IL(3), GEOG 122 GH;US(3), GEOG 123 GS;IL(3), GEOG 120 GS;US;IL(3), GEOG 124 GS;IL(3), or GEOG 128 GS;IL(3) (Sem: 1-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 3 credits in literature GH (Sem: 1-4)
Select 9 credits: 3 credits each (including one course with a lab) from the following GN biological science, earth science and physical science (Sem: 1-6)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 16.5-30 credits

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHING OPTION: (27-30 credits)[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
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(1) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12-15 credits)
H P A 101(3) or NUTR 251 GHA(3) (Sem: 1-2)
HD FS 315 US(3) or SOC 030 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
HD FS 229 GS(3) or PSYCH 100 GS(3) and PSYCH 212 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
HD FS 428(3) or HD FS 429(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION TEACHING OPTION: (16.5-19.5 credits)[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (1.5 credit)
KINES 127(1.5) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3-6 credits)
HD FS 229 GS(3) or EDPSY 010 GS(3) or PSYCH 100 GS(3) and PSYCH 212 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 3 credits in MATH or MTHED (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits from EDTHP at the 400 level, ECE at the 400 level, SPLED at the 400 level, EDLDR 405(3), EDLDR 497(1-9), LL ED 497(1-9) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits in U.S. History (Sem:1-8)

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

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-06-097

Review Date: 2/12/08

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06

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