Elementary Education Course Plan

Catalog Year 2016-2017

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Major Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements.

Major Elective

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements, or replaced with an equivalent course.

Gen-Ed Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill general education requirements.

Elective

Can be chosen from a selection of courses.

See MyGFU for detailed academic requirements.

First Year

Fall Semester

Knowing and Being Known (LIBA 100) 3 credits
Bible Survey (BIBL 100) 3 credits
Introduction to Communication (COMM 100) 3 credits
United States History (HIST 151 or 152) 3 credits
General Psychology (PSYC 150) 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 15 credits

Spring Semester

Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I (MATH 211) 4 credits
Intercultural Communication (EDUC 270) 2 credits
Natural Science GE Requirement - (BIOL 100 recommended) 4 credits
Art, Beauty, and Truth (HUMA 290) 3 credits
Elective Credits 3 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 31 credits

Second Year

Fall Semester

Teaching, Schooling and Learning (EDUC 260) 4 credits
Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II (MATH 212) 4 credits
Bible Elective GE Requirement 3 credits
Philosophy and LIterature (HUMA 205) 3 credits
Lifelong Fitness (HHPA 120 ) 2 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 47 credits

Spring Semester

Trends and Methods in Early Childhood (EDUC 324) 4 credits
The Inclusive Classroom in a Diverse Society (EDUC 346) 4 credits
Literature for Children and Adolescents (EDUC 412) 2 credits
Applied Linguistics/Second Language Acquisition (EDUC 461) 4 credits
Elective Credits 3 credits
Semester Total 17 credits
Cumulative Total 64 credits

Third Year

Fall Semester

Curriculum Design with ESOL (EDUC 371) 4 credits
Reading and Writing Methods (EDUC 413 ) 4 credits
Classroom Assessment:Assessing & Planning (EDUC 480) 4 credits
History & Theology of Christianity (RELI 300) 3 credits
Elective Credits 3 credits
Semester Total 18 credits
Cumulative Total 82 credits

Spring Semester

Adventures in Math and Science I (EDUC 343 ) 4 credits
Pedagogy of Health, Physical Education and the Arts (EDUC 354) 4 credits
Reading and Writing with the Common Core Subjects (EDUC 414) 4 credits
Intercultural GE Requirement 3 credits
Elective Credits 2 credits
Semester Total 17 credits
Cumulative Total 99 credits

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Adventures in Math and Science II (EDUC 344) 4 credits
Practicum 1 (in school 4 days per week) (EDUC 375) 4 credits
Classroom Management for All Learners (EDUC 381) 2 credits
Elective Credits or EDUC 485 2 credits
Semester Total 12 credits
Cumulative Total 111 credits

Spring Semester

Practicum 2 (in school 5 days per week) (EDUC 475) 10 credits
Senior Seminar (EDUC 490) 2 credits
Christianity and Culture (LIBA 400) 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 126 credits

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