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Elementary With ESL Certification

Elementary Major Advising With ESL (Revised in Spring 2005)

First Semester

INST 150 Living and Learning in Community (3)
BIBL 101 Nature and Meaning of the Old Testament (3)
ENGL 102 English Writing (3)
MATH (3)
KINE 100 (3)

Total credits: 15

Second Semester

BIBL 102 Nature and Meaning of the New Testament (3)
INST 160/161 Heritage of Western Thought and Civilization (3)
ENGL Literature Elective* (3)
EDUC 211 Psychology of Education (3)
EDUC 200 Foundations of Modern Education (3)
Cultural Horizons (3)

Total credits: 18

*ENGL 225 will count for Cultural Horizons also Declare Education Major

Third Semester

EDUC 201 Introduction to Special Education (3)
INST 250 Science, Technology and Values
BIOL 205 General Biology: Elementary Emphasis with Lab (4)
MATH (3) (those interested in the 5-year program must take Statistics)
ANTH 201 People in Places or GEOG210 World Geography (3)

Total credits: 16

Take PRAXIS I (Reading, Writing & Math)

Fourth Semester

FAPA (3)
HIST 201/202 American History (3)
ECON (3)
EDUC 250 Field Experience (appropriate for Early Childhood, Special Education & ESL certification) (3)
POLI 103/104 American or State/Local Government (3)
COMM (3)

Total credits: 18

Formally apply to certification track after:

  • 48 credits
  • 2 Math courses and 2 English courses (1 in composition, 1 in literature)
  • Successful completion of PRAXIS I (reading, writing & math)
  • GPA of 3.0

Fifth Semester

PHYS 205 Physical Science for Elementary Teachers (3)
EDUC 212 or PSYC 205/207 Child & Adolescent Psychology (3)
Elective (Foreign Language) (3)
EDUC 412 Teaching English as a Second Language (3)
INST 270 Justice in Pluralistic Society (3)
THEO (3)

Total credits: 18

Sixth Semester: Preprofessional Semester I

EDUC 306* Science and Health for Children (3)
EDUC 380* Communication Arts for Children (3)
Elective (Foreign Language) (3)
EDUC 413 Theories of Second Language Acquisition (3)
LANG 310 Linguistics (3)

Total credits: 15

*Must be taken during a preprofessional semester

Seventh Semester: Preprofessional Semester II

INST 480 Capstone (3)
EDUC 308* Social Studies and Arts for Children (3)
EDUC 310* Mathematics for the Teaching of Children (3)
EDUC 401* Teaching of Reading (3)
EDUC 417* Multicultural Education (3)

Total credits: 15

*Must be taken during a pre-professional semester

Take PRAXIS II (2 in Elementary) (Requires 2 separate test dates)

Eighth Semester: Professional Semester

EDUC 410 Student Teaching
EDUC 420 Practicum

Total credits: 15

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