Elementary Education Curriculum

To receive a B.S., eight semesters of study need to be completed. The Waldorf Teacher Education program offers the following endorsement areas:

Elementary Education (K-6)

Prefix Number Course Credit
Hours

Elementary Education (Endorsement 102) Praxis II Core Courses

 
EDU 144 Human Growth and Development 3
EDU 201 Introduction to Teaching 3
EDU 210 Human Relations for Teachers 2
EDU 202 Intro. to Teaching Clinical 0
SPED 220 Exceptional Learners 3
EDU 230 Educational Media and Computers 1
EDU 240 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 253 Literature for Children 3
EDU 330 Language and Development/Teaching Reading & Language Arts 4
SPED 335 Inclusive Reading Pre-Student Teaching 2
EDU 340 Teaching Math/Science in K-8 4
EDU 350 Teaching Music/Art/Drama/Movement in K-8 4
EDU 360 Teaching Reading/Social Studies/Language Arts in K-8 4
EDU 390 Diagnostic and Remedial Reading 4
SPED 392 Math Strategies 2
EDU 407 Kindergarten–3 Grade Student Teaching 6
EDU 409 Grades 4–8 Student Teaching 6
EDU 400 Ethics and Religious Diversity in Public and Private Edu. 3
EDU 411 Multicultural Practicum 2
EDU 430 Capstone 1
EDU 440 Assessment and Goal Setting 3
EDU 460 Behavior Management for Elementary 2

Elementary education majors must choose at least one endorsement/concentration.

       

Coaching Authorization/Endorsement Courses

 
PSY 144 Human Growth and Development 3
PED 251 Theory/Psychology/Ethics Coaching 2
Students will choose one of these two courses:
PED 271 Coaching Anatomy 1
BIO 155 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
PED 272  Treatment of Athletic Injuries 2
       

Mathematics Endorsement (142) Courses

 
MTH 101 General Education Mathematics 4
MTH 103 College Algebra and Trigonometry 5
MTH 201 Elementary Statistics 4
CIS 130  Programming Fundamentals 3
Students will choose two of these courses:
MTH 102  Liberal Arts Math 4
MTH 110  Quantitative Methods 4
MTH 203  Calculus I 4
MTH 204  Calculus II 4
       

Music Endorsement (144) Courses

 
MUS 101-102 Theory I and Theory 2 6
MUS 103-104 Aural Skills I and Aural Skills II 2
MUS 301/302/318 Music History (select one) 3
MUS 300 World Music 3
MUS 212 Conductor's Workshop I 3
MSA   Applied Lessons 4
EDU 406 Elementary Music Student Teaching 6

Must pass either piano or guitar accompanying proficiency.

       

Reading Endorsement (148) Courses

 
ENG 101/106 Composition 3
ENG 102/107 Composition and Literature 3
EDU 253 Literature for Children 3
SPE 111 Essential of Public Speaking 3
EDU 330 Language Development/Teaching Reading and Language Arts 4
SPED 335 Inclusive Reading Pre-Student Teaching 2
EDU 360 Teaching Reading/Social Studies/Language Arts K-8 4
EDU 390 Diagnostic and Remedial Reading 4
EDU 440 Assessment and Goal Setting 3
       

Special Education Strategist I Endorsement (260) Courses

 
SPED 220 Exceptional Learners 3
SPED 335 Inclusive Reading Pre-Student Teaching 2
SPED 365 Methods and Materials in Special Education 3
SPED 390 Diagnostic and Remedial Reading 4
SPED 392 Math Strategies 2
SPED 441 Assessment in Special Education 2
SPED 450 Child, Family, Community Relations 3
SPED 461 Behavior and Social Interaction in the Special Ed. Student 2
Students will choose between these two courses:
SPED 408 Student Teaching Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities (BS degree only) 6
SPED 410 Special Education Clinical Experience II (Endorsement Only) 3

Must accompany an elementary endorsement.

       

Mathematics Concentration Courses

 
Students will choose one of these three courses:
MTH 101 General Education Mathematics 4
MTH 103 College Algebra and Trigonometry 5
MTH 203 Calculus I 4
MTH 110  Quantitative Methods
MTH 201  Elementary Statistics
       

Music Concentration Courses

 
MUS 101 Theory I 3
MUS 103 Aural Skills I 1
MUS 215 Conductor's Workshop I 3
MUS 318 Music History III 3
MSA   Applied Lessons 1-4
       

Science Concentration Courses

 
PHY 151 Physical Science 4
BIO 105 or 125 Principles of Biology or Enviornmental Sciences 4
    Any lab science course  
       

Spanish Concentration Courses

 
SPN 101-102 Elementary Spanish 8
SPN 201-202 Intermediate Spanish 6
SPN  203-204 Intermediate Spanish Conversation 6
       

Special Education Concentration Courses

 
SPED 220 Exceptional Learners 3
SPED 365 Methods and Materials in Special Education 3
SPED 441 or 461 Assessment in Special Education or Behavior & Social Inter. in the Special Ed. Student 2
SPED 450 Child, Family, Community Relations 3
       

Theatre Concentration Courses

 
THR 131 Introduction to Theatre 3
THR 001/2/3 Practicum 1
THR 132 Acting I 3
THR 140 or 146 Intro. to Stagecraft or Intro. to Theatrical Design 3
THR 200 Creative Dramatics 3

Students must complete either the reading endorsement or one of the other concentrations.


Suggested Curriculum

For Elementary Education with K-8 Reading Endorsement

   

Semester I

English 101/106, (3 cr.)
Critical Inquiry 111, (3 cr.)
Human Growth 144, (3 cr.)
Math 101, (4 cr.)
Wellness 101, (1 cr.)
Total of 14

Semester II

English 102/107, (3 cr.)
Math 102 or higher, (4 cr.)
Religion 103, (3 cr.)
Artistic Expression 120, (3 cr.)
Intro. to Teaching 201/202, (3 cr.)
Total of 16

Semester III

Physical Science 151, (4 cr.)
Exceptional Learners 220, (3 cr.)
Ed. Psychology 240, (3 cr.)
History 171, (3 cr.)
Speech 111, (3 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Elective, (.5 cr.)
Total of 16.5

Semester IV

Biology 105/125/207, (3-4 cr.)
Children's Literature 253, (3 cr.)
History 201/202, (3 cr.)
Human Relations 210, (2 cr.)
Educational Media 230, (1 cr.)
Elective, (3 cr.)
Total of 15-16

Semester V

Language Development 330, (4 cr.)
Religion 200+ Elective, (3 cr.)
Assessment 440, (3 cr.)
Music/Art/Drama 350, (4 cr.)
Math Strategies 392, (2 cr.)
Total of 16

Semester VI

Teach Math/Science 340, (4 cr.)
Diagnostic Reading 390, (4 cr.)
Inclusive Reading 335, (2 cr.)
Electives, (6 cr.)
Total of 16

Semester VII

Teach Read/Soc. Studies 360, (4 cr.)
Behavior Management 460, (2 cr.)
Ethics Diversity 400, (3 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Elective, (.5 cr.)
Elective, (.5 cr.)
Total of 14.5

Semester VIII

Student Teaching 407/409, (12 cr.)
Capstone 430, (1 cr.)
Total of 13

Summer

Multicultural Practicum 411, (2 cr.)