Undergraduate 2017-2018

Elementary Education B.A. – Liberal Arts Emphasis

College Education and Behavioral Sciences

Contact: School of Teacher Education

Location: McKee 216

Telephone: 970.351.2908

Fax: 970.351.1877

Website: www.unco.edu/eled


The program consists of four parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. Academic Tracks
  4. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

The curriculum consists of recommended Liberal Arts core requirements, courses in professional teacher preparation, courses in elementary education theory, practice, and pedagogy and courses in Liberal Arts Core content to ensure teachers have the breadth of knowledge needed to be an elementary teacher. Academic tracks provide candidates with more in-depth study of academic disciplines. 

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Degree Requirements — 120 credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 41 credits

LAC area 1.a. — Elementary Composition

ENG 122College Composition

3

LAC area 1.b. — Intermediate Composition

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 123College Research Paper

3

ENG 225Communications on a Theme

3

SCI 225Writing on Scientific Practices

3

LAC area 2 — Mathematics

MATH 181Fundamentals of Mathematics I: Number and Operations

3

MATH 182Fundamental Mathematics II: Algebra, Probability and Data Analysis

3

For students choosing the Mathematics track:

MATH 185Number Sense and Algebra

3

MATH 186Elements of Calculus

3

LAC area 3.a. — Arts

Choose one of the following courses:

ART 190Art Appreciation

3

MUS 140Introduction to Music

3

THEA 130Introduction to the Theatre

3

LAC area 3.b. — Literature and Humanities

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 131Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 211Survey of American Literature

3

LAC area 4 — History

HIST 100Survey of American History from Its Beginnings to 1877

3

LAC area 5.a. — Economic and Political Systems

PSCI 100United States National Government

3

LAC area 5.b. — Geography

Choose one of the following courses:

GEOG 100World Geography

3

GEOG 110Geography of the United States and Canada

3

LAC area 6 — Physical and Life Sciences (Take 7 credits)

SCI 265Physical Science Concepts

4

SCI 266Earth and Life Science

4

LAC area 7 — International Studies

One International Studies 3-credit course except BA 251

LAC area 8 — United States Multicultural Studies

One Multicultural Studies 3-credit course

2. Required Elementary Major — 55 credits

Take all of the following courses:

PTEP Core - 55 credits

EDEL 101Elementary Teaching as a Profession

1

EDFE 110Application for Initial Admission to PTEP

0

EDFE 120Application for Full Admission to PTEP

0

EDFE 130Application for Student Teaching

0

EDF 370Social Foundations of Education

3

EDEL 250Elementary Teaching in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Settings

3

MATH 283Fundamental Mathematics III: Geometry and Measurement

3

PSY 347Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers

3

PVA 310Arts Integration Elementary School

3

SES 403Physical & Health Education for Elementary Teachers

1

SCI 465Principles of Scientific and Engineering Practices

2

HIST 224History of Colorado

3

or

GEOG 224Exploring Colorado

3

EDEL 425Elementary School Social Studies Methods

3

EDEL 455Approaches to Content Literacy for Diverse Learners

3

ET 340Integration of Technology into Content and Pedagogy

2

EDEL 420Elementary School Mathematics Methods

3

SCED 475Teaching Science in the Elementary School

3

EDEL 339Assessment Data for Elementary Classrooms: Large Sets

1

EDEL 320Teaching With Writing

3

EDRD 314Literature for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

3

EDEL 350Emergent Literacy, Pre-K Through Grade 3

3

EDSE 325Behavioral Dimensions of Students with Exceptionalities I

3

EDSE 429Adaptations for Learners with Exceptionalities in the Elementary Classroom

3

TESL 380Introduction to Linguistics for ESL/CLD Educators

3

3. Academic Tracks - 12 credits

Choose one Academic Track from the list below:

1. Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

2. Education New Literacies

3. Mathematics

4. Performing and Visual Arts

5. Science

6. Social Studies

7. Special Education

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Track

Students selecting the CLD track must successfully complete 12 course credits in addition to the Liberal Arts Core and Required Major Credits required of all Elementary Education majors. Please see HSS - Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement.

Take the following 3 courses:

TESL 350Second Language Acquisition

3

TESL 400Methods and Approaches of ESL/EFL

3

TESL 401TESL Practicum

3

Take one of the following two courses:
MAS 275Education of Mexican American Students

3

or

HISP 395History and Philosophy of Bilingual Education

3

Education New Literacies Track

Students selecting the New Literacies track must successfully complete 12 course credits in addition to the Liberal Arts Core and Required Major Credits required of all Elementary Education majors.

Take the following courses:

EDNL 321Literacy in the Digital Age

3

EDNL 322Digital Literacy and Multimodal Texts

3

EDNL 423Multimodal Design: Language Arts

3

EDNL 424Multimodal Design: Literacy, Invention and Learning

3

Mathematics Track

Students selecting the Mathematics track must successfully complete 12 course credits in addition to the Liberal Arts Core and Required Major Credits required of all Elementary Education majors. Students in the Mathematics track must take MATH 185 and MATH 186 OR MATH 181, MATH 182, and MATH 186 in LAC Area 2.

Take the following courses:

MATH 286Elements of Discrete Mathematics

3

MATH 341Introduction to Modern Geometry I

3

MATH 386Problem Solving

2

MATH 391Introduction to Number Theory

3

MED 385Fundamentals of Mathematics Education

1

Performing and Visual Arts Track

Students selecting the Performing and Visual Arts track must successfully complete 12 course credits in addition to the Liberal Arts Core and Required Major Credits required of all Elementary Education majors.  

Take four three-credit courses from the list below. Courses may be chosen from one Prefix Area or from two or three areas. Check courses for pre-requisites. 

Theatre
THEA 225Theatre in Film

3

THEA 265Theatre for Young Audiences Tour

3

Music
MUS 140Introduction to Music

3

MUS 143Musical Styles and Context

3

MUS 150History of Rock and Roll

3

MUS 210Introduction to Music Education

1

MUS 247Music Cultures of the World

3

MUS 296Jazz Music: History and Appreciation

3

MUS 310Teaching General Music in Elementary Schools

2

Visual Arts
ART 1832D Design

3

ART 1843D Design

3

ART 234Drawing I

3

ART 248Introduction to Art Education/Art for the Exceptional Child

3

ART 440Foundations of Art Education

3

ART 441Cultural Studies in the K-12 Curriculum

3

ART 442Curriculum and Instruction in Art: Studio Strategies

3

Science Track

Students selecting the Science track must successfully complete 12 course credits in addition to the Liberal Arts Core and Required Major Credits required of all Elementary Education majors.

Take the following courses:

SCI 365Advanced Physical Science Concepts

4

BIO 365Advanced Life Science Concepts

3

ESCI 365Advanced Earth Science Concepts for Elementary Teachers

3

SCED 381Science Education Teaching Assistant

2

Social Studies Track

Students selecting the Social Studies track must successfully complete 12 course credits in addition to the Liberal Arts Core and Required Major Credits required of all Elementary Education majors.

Take one 3-credit course from each of the social studies disciplines as listed below, for a total of 12 credits:

Economics:
ECON 203Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 205Principles of Microeconomics

3

Geography:
GEOG 250The Making of the American Landscape

3

GEOG 315Nature and Society

3

GEOG 320Population Geography

3

GEOG 330Cultural Geography

3

GEOG 335Geography of Middle America

3

GEOG 370The City

3

GEOG 390Geographic Inquiry: Applying Spatial Thinking

3

GEOG 391Western Colorado Rivers

3

History:
HIST 290American Immigration

3

HIST 314History of Latin America to 1855

3

HIST 315History of Latin America: 1855 to the Present

3

HIST 320Early America to 1763

3

HIST 321Revolutionary America, 1763-1815

3

HIST 323Marriage and Family in the United States

3

HIST 329American Indian History

3

HIST 338Advanced Overview of American History

3

HIST 347United States Women's History to 1877

3

HIST 396World History

3

Political Science:
PSCI 301Electoral Politics in the United States

3

PSCI 302Power in America

3

PSCI 303Public Policy in the United States

3

PSCI 309American Political Development

3

PSCI 315Comparative Public Policy

3

Special Education

Students selecting the Special Education track must successfully complete 12 course credits in addition to the Liberal Arts Core and Required Major Credits required of all Elementary Education majors.

Take the following 2 courses:

EDSE 201Culture of Special Education

3

EDSE 203The Individualized Education Program and the Collaborative Process

3

Take two of the following three courses:
EDSE 320Assessment in Special Education

3

EDSE 460Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Disabilities

3

ART 248Introduction to Art Education/Art for the Exceptional Child

3

4. University-Wide Credits - 12 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC.