Catalog 2010-2012

Elementary Education-Teaching K-6 General Classroom Teacher (Extended Program)

The student will complete the Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx), the Professional Education Requirements, the major requirements, a 24-hour area of concentration or an endorsement minor, and electives to complete a minimum of 125-144 hours (depending on minor chosen). The prescribed program is as follows:

 

I. Professional Education Requirements-Elementary Education

Required:

  Special Education: 220:150.....2 hours

  Instructional Technology: 240:031*.....3 hours

  Human Relations: 280:170.....3 hours

    (Before enrolling in 280:170, the student must be fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program.)

Level I

Educational Psychology: 200:017; 200:030.....4 hours

Level II

(Before enrolling in Level II, the student must be fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program.)

Educational Psychology: 200:128; 200:148.....4 hours

Measurement and Research: 250:150.....2 hours

Level III

(Before enrolling in Level III, the student must be fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program.)

Social Foundations: 260:119.....3 hours

Teaching: 280:134 Elementary Teaching.....12 hours

33 hours

 

II. Elementary Education Major Requirements

Required:

  Elementary, Early Childhood, and Middle Level Education: 210:120 or 210:122; 210:150 or 210:152; 210:161; 210:164.....12 hours

  Elementary, Early Childhood, and Middle Level Education: 210:123 or Music: 520:102 or Art: 600:090.....2-3 hours

  Literacy Education: 230:044; 230:115; 230:116 (Middle Level/Elementary Education double majors may substitute 230:117 for 230:116).....9 hours

  Health Promotion and Education: 410:135 or Physical Education: 420:045 or Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services- Interdepartmental: 440:045.....2-3 hours

  Mathematics: 800:031; 800:131; 800:134.....9 hours

34-36 hours

*Students must select 240:031 in place of 240:020 in the Professional Education Requirements unless the computer requirement is addressed in a minor subject field or elective course.

 

A 2.50 grade index in all work at the University of Northern Iowa and, also, a 2.50 GPA on all course work at this university and elsewhere, or the approval of the head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is required for registration in major courses in the department.

 

Students should plan their course work so that the following courses are taken concurrently as a professional semester block, prior to student teaching:

  Elementary, Early Childhood, and Middle Level Education: 210:120 or 210:122; 210:161; 210:164.

  Literacy Education: 230:116.

  Mathematics: 800:134.

 

To be eligible for the courses in the Professional Semester block, students must have completed Level II of the Professional Education Requirements, a curriculum course (210:150 or 210:152), and have a cumulative 2.50 GPA. Students should plan their course work so that all Elementary Education courses are taken prior to student teaching. Students must have a cumulative, UNI, and major GPA of 2.50 in order to student teach. In addition, students must achieve a grade of C (2.00) or higher in the following methods classes in order to student teach: 210:120 or 210:122; 210:161; 210:164; 230:115; 230:116; 800:134. Students should apply for their student teaching one year in advance.

 

III. Area of Concentration: Students will include either a 24-hour area of concentration or endorsement minor. The student may choose from one of the following areas of concentration or approved university minors. In special circumstances a 24-hour emphasis may be approved by the head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in an area not listed.

 

Basic Science Minor (K-8)-Teaching

Liberal Arts Core courses included in minor program requirements are distinguished by italics. For those pursuing K-6 general classroom teacher licensure with an endorsement in Basic Science (K-8).

 

Required:

  Science and Science Education: 820:031; 820:032; 820:033; 820:130; 820:181.....18 hours

  Biology: 840:181.....4 hours

  Earth Science: 870:181.....4 hours

Electives:

  Chemistry and Biochemistry, or Physics (select one): 860:010 (4 hrs.), 860:061, 880:011.....4 hours

30 hours

 

Health Education Minor (K-8)-Teaching

Required.....25 hours

  (The Health Education Minor (K-8) is under the jurisdiction of the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services. Requirements are listed on page xxx.)

 

Mathematics Minor (K-8)-Teaching

Liberal Arts Core courses included in minor program requirements are distinguished by italics.

Required:

  Mathematics: 800:031; 800:037; 800:111; 800:112; 800:113; 800:114; 800:131; 800:192.....24 hours

 

Modern Languages Minor (K-8)-Teaching

Required.....29 hours

(These emphases are under the jurisdiction of the Department of Modern Languages* and requirements are on pages xxx-xxx. Minors can be selected from French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.)

*Plans are in progress to consolidate the Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Modern Languages by June 30, 2011.

 

Physical Education Minor (K-8)-Teaching

Required.....26 hours

(The K-8 Physical Education Minor is under the jurisdiction of the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services. Requirements are listed on page xxx.)

 

Social Studies Minor (K-8)-Teaching

Required:

  Elementary, Early Childhood, and Middle Level Education: 210:143.....3 hours

Completion of 21 hours in social studies to include course work from at least 3 of the following areas:.....21 hours

  Psychology: 400:xxx.

  Economics: 920:xxx.

  American Government: 942:xxx.

  History: 960:xxx; 961:xxx; 962:xxx; 963:xxx; 964:xxx.

  Geography: 970:xxx.

  Sociology: 980:xxx; 982:xxx.

In addition to the course work in three areas above, courses may be taken from:

  Social Science: 900:xxx.

  Anthropology: 990:xxx.

24 hours

 

Special Education Minor-Teaching

Required.....24 hours

(The Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Moderate K-8 emphasis is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Special Education, and requirements are listed on pages xxx-xxx.)