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
       

English/Language Arts Endorsement (119) Courses

 
ENG 121/106 Composition 3
ENG 250/107 Literature 3
SPE 111 Essentials of Public Speaking 3
EDU 253 Literature for Children 3
EDU 330 Language Development / Teaching Reading & Language Arts 4
EDU 360 Teaching Reading/Social Studies/Language Arts K-8 4
SPED 390 Diagnostic & Remedial Reading 4
Students will choose one of th following courses:
THR 132 Acting I 3
THR 200 Creative Dramatics 3
Students will choose one of th following courses:
ENG 341 American Literature to 1865 3
ENG 342 American Literature 1865 - Present 3
ENG 415 Special Topics (only if the course is an American literature topic 3

 

       

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 the following 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 215 Conductor's Workshop I 2
MUS 300 World Music 3
MUS 301 Music History I 3
MUS 315 Conductor's Workshop II 2
MSA   Applied Lessons 3
EDU 406 Elementary Music Student Teaching 6
Students will choose one of th following courses:
MUS 302 Music History II 3
MUS 318 Music History III 3

Must pass either piano or guitar accompanying proficiency.

       

Reading Endorsement (148) Courses

 
ENG 121/106 Composition 3
SPE 111 Essentials of Public Speaking 3
EDU 240 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 253 Literature for Children 3
EDU 330 Language Development/Teaching Reading & Language Arts 4
EDU 360 Teaching Reading/Social Studies/Language Arts K-8 4
EDU 440 Assessment & Goal Setting 3
SPED 335 Inclusive Reading Pre-Student Teaching 2
SPED 390 Diagnostic & Remedial Reading 4
       

Social Studies Endorsement (164) Courses

 
HIS 171 Contemporary World 3
EDU 144 Human Growth & Development 3
EDU 240 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 360 Teaching Reading/Social Studies/Language Arts K-8 4
Students will choose between these two courses:
HIS 201 U.S. History to 1877 3
HIS 202 U.S. History Since 1877 3
Students will choose one of the following courses:
HIS 110, 120, 161, 300, 310, 320, 345, 360, 361, 364, 405, 417, 418, 420, 462, 427, 430, 435, 440, 460, 465, 470, HIS/POL 362*, HIS/POL 363*
Students will choose three of the following courses:
ECO 251, ECO 252, GEO 201, POL 112, POL 210, POL 330, POL 410, SOC 221, SOC 222, GEO/POL 320, POL/HIS 362*, POL/HIS 363*, SOC/PSY 232
* May only be used to fulfill one requirement area.
       

Special Education Strategist I Endorsement (260) Courses

 
SPED 220 Exceptional Learners 3
SPED 321 Special Education Clinical Experience 1
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.

       

Art Concentration Courses

 
ART 134 Design 3
HUM 120 Artistic Expression 3
Students will take 6 credits from the following courses:
ART 121 Drawing I 3
ART 221 Drawing II 3
ART 223 Painting I 3
ART 323 Painting II 3
ART 421 Drawing III 3
ART 423 Painting III 3
       

Mathematics Concentration Courses

 
MTH 110  Quantitative Methods
MTH 201  Elementary Statistics
Students will choose one of these four courses:
MTH 101 General Education Mathematics 4
MTH 102 Liberal Arts Mathematics 4
MTH 103 College Algebra and Trigonometry 5
MTH 203 Calculus I 4
       

Music Concentration Courses

 
MUS 101 Theory I 3
MUS 103 Aural Skills I 1
MUS 215 Conductor's Workshop I 2
MUS 318 Music History III 3
MSA   Applied Lessons 1-4
Students must complete either the reading endoresment or one of the other concentrations.
       

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

 
Students must complete at least 12 credits from the following 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 321 Special Education Clinical Experience 1
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.