Bachelor of Arts in Education - Elementary Education

Education (Elementary) Leading to K-8 Certification (Bachelor’s Degree Programs)

The elementary certificate qualifies the holder to teach all subjects in kindergarten through grade five and all K-8 subjects in a self-contained classroom. Additionally, the major and minor subjects may be taught if the teacher has passed the MTTC subject test.

Admission: Level 1

Entry to the College of Education

All students intending to pursue a teaching curriculum who enter the University directly from high school, or transfer from other colleges are directly admitted by the University Admissions Office into the College of Education in Level 1 status. 

Admission: Level 2

Entry to Professional Education Sequence

The standards listed below apply to those students entering the College of Education at Level 2: those working for a secondary or elementary school teaching certificate; those in a combined degree program; and those previously admitted at the freshman or sophomore level to the College of Education.

Eligibility for admission is based on the following criteria:

  1. Satisfactory completion of fifty-three semester or eighty quarter credits of course work with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or above. In addition, the grade point average for any courses taken at Wayne State University must be 2.5 or above. This course work should generally conform to the Level 1 courses prescribed by the College for students who expect to prepare for teaching. The quality of work, especially in the major area, must indicate a strong potential for success in a teacher-education program.
  2. Intermediate Composition Competency Requirement: All Education students must satisfactorily complete the University intermediate composition competency requirement prior to admission.
  3. Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC): All students must pass the MTTC Professional Readiness Exam #96 prior to admission. Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to WSU.
  4. Physical Health: Definite standards of health must be met by all students entering the College. All students are required to present a negative tuberculosis (T.B.) test prior to admission.
  5. Group Work Experience: All students must have verifiable successful group work (forty hours) experience with children.
  6. Criminal History Check: All students must submit a current (within the last six months) statewide criminal history check.
  7. Elementary Education: Students seeking admission to Elementary Education must complete MAT 1110 and MAT 1120 or have appropriate prerequisite math course in progress.
  8. Special Education: Students seeking admission to Special Education must have completed the following courses:
    MAT 1110Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I (or have appropriate prerequisite math course in progress)3
    PSY 1010(LS) Introductory Psychology4
    PSY 2400Developmental Psychology4
    Select one of the following:3-4
    (LS) Biology Today
    (LS) An Introduction to Life
    Basic Life Diversity
    (LS) Basic Life Mechanisms
    Biological Sciences for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
  9. Secondary Education: Students seeking admission to Secondary Education must have twelve semester credits completed in the major
  10. Specific Prerequisites or other special requirements of the curriculum area for which the student is applying.

Application for Level 2 Standing

Upon completion of a minimum of fifty-three semester credits of college course work and all other Level 2 admission requirements, students should apply for College of Education Level 2 standing. Applicants who have completed college work in institutions other than Wayne State must first apply for admission through the University Office of Admissions.

Students who intend to receive degrees from other colleges in the University AND a teaching certificate from the College of Education must apply to the Combined Program through Academic Services, 489 Education Building. All applicants to Level 2 must attend an orientation session.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (K-5 all subjects, K-8 self-contained certification)

All students must complete the College Requirements and the Planned Program/Comprehensive Major as outlined below. Students have a choice of selecting a core major or a student-centered minor (i.e. Bilingual-Bicultural Education, Early Childhood, English as a Second Language). Some of the courses cited in the following curricula may satisfy the University General Education Requirements AND requirements in the major and minor. No grade below 'C' may be used to meet requirements specific to elementary education, the major, the minor (including the planned minor), or professional education courses; a grade of 'C-minus' is not acceptable.

College Requirements

American Society and Institutions (AI)
(AI) American Government
(AI) The American Governmental System
Critical Thinking (CT)
Foreign Culture (FC)
Historical Studies (HS)
Select one of the following:
(HS) World Civilization to 1500
(HS) Europe and the World: 1500-1945
(HS) The World Since 1945
Life Sciences (LS)
(LS) Introductory Psychology
(LS) Elements of Psychology
Mathematics 1
Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I
Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II
Oral Communication (OC)
Philosophy and Letters (PL)
Physical Sciences (PS)
Social Sciences (SS)
(SS) World Regional Patterns
Economics, select one of the following:3-4
(SS) Survey of Economics
(SS) Principles of Microeconomics
(SS) Principles of Macroeconomics
Visual and Performing Arts (VP)
(VP) Integrating the Arts into the Elementary Classroom 2
Written Communication
Basic Composition (BC) Requirement
1

The mathematics requirement is not part of the University's general education program.

2

 Completed after admission to Level 2

Planned Program/Comprehensive Major

Children's Literature
Children's Literature for Teachers
U.S. History
United States to 1877
United States Since 1877
Michigan History
History of Michigan
Biology
Select one of the following:
(LS) Biology Today
(LS) An Introduction to Life
Basic Life Diversity
(LS) Basic Life Mechanisms
Biological Sciences for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
Physical Science
Physical Sciences for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
Earth/Space Science
Earth/Space Science for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
Health and Physical Education
Health and Physical Education for the Elementary School Teacher
Teacher Education
Becoming an Urban Educator
Level 2 Courses
(VP) Integrating the Arts into the Elementary Classroom 3
Multicultural Education in Urban America
Educational Psychology
Reading Instruction: P-8
Language Arts Instruction: P-8
Mathematics Instruction: P-8 4
Science Curriculum: P-8
Social Studies Curriculum: P-8
Family, Community and School Partnerships: Supporting Children's Learning
Developmental Reading I: Comprehension Preprimary-8 5
Inclusive Teaching
Computer Applications in Teaching I
Students seeking elementary certification must meet major/minor requirements according to the curriculum guide.
Clinical Courses (Off-Campus)
Courses listed below are taken in public schools in the Detroit metropolitan area. All of the courses in the professional sequence must be completed before entering TED 5780.
The following courses must be taken prior to Pre-Student Teaching:
Reading Instruction: P-8
Additional methods course (see advisor)
Pre-Student Teaching
(WI) Analysis of Elementary Teaching
Final Clinical Experience
Directed Teaching and Conference
Early Childhood Clinical Experience
All students enrolling in the Early Childhood program must have a Major or Minor in Early Childhood and must complete two semesters of student teaching; for requirements see EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIALIZATION (Minimum Twenty-four Credits)
Elementary Student Teaching Experience
Directed Teaching and Conference
Early Childhood Final Clinical Experience
Preprimary Goals and Practices 6
Directed Teaching and Conference for Special Groups 6
3

Prereq: ELE 6310 and two additional Elementary Methods courses

4

Prereq: MAT 1110

5

Prereq: ELE 6310

6

ELE 6080 and TED 5790 must be taken concurrently

Early Childhood General and Special Education Concentration (non-certification option)

This concentration enables students to qualify for positions in Early Childhood Education (ECE) as lead teachers in infant/toddler and preschool educational settings. Students will earn a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood General and Special Education. The program is designed for persons interested in working with young children birth-to-five years old and their families. The program is a minimum of 120 credit hours and the focus of the curriculum is on the growth and development of the young child including children who have developmental delays or disabilities, and the influence of family and society dynamics on the child's development and learning. The ECE curriculum includes the theories, principles, development, and evaluation of relationship-based learning and teaching in early childhood intervention and education settings; as well as assessment and teaching strategies, materials and equipment for physical, social, language/communication, emotional, and intellectual development for all young children. Support systems for children and their families are examined to promote healthy development and learning. A field experience is required.

General Education Courses (28-34 credit hours)
Basic Composition Competency (BC)
Intermediate Composition Competency (IC)
Oral Communication Competency (OC)
Critical and Analytic Thinking Competency (CT)
Life Sciences (LS) (see Core Courses) 7
Physical Sciences (PS) 7
American Institutions: (AI)
Historical Studies (HS) (see Core Courses)
Social Sciences (SS)
Visual and Performing Arts (VP)
Philosophy and Letters (PL)
Foreign Culture (FC)
Writing Intensive Competency: (see Early Childhood Education courses below - WI)
Core Courses (23-28 credit hours)
(HS) World Civilization to 1500
(HS) Europe and the World: 1500-1945
(HS) The World Since 1945
(HS) Europe and the World: 1500-1945
(HS) The World Since 1945
Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I
Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II
(LS) Introductory Psychology
(LS) Elements of Psychology
(LS) Introductory Psychology
Introductory Psychology Laboratory
Becoming an Urban Educator
Directed Teaching and Conference for Special Groups 8
Early Childhood Education Courses (30 credit hours)
Family, Community and School Partnerships: Supporting Children's Learning
Infant and Toddler Development to Inform Relationship-Based Curricula and Interventions
Family Centered Collaboration in Early Childhood Intervention and Special Education
(WI) Seminar in Early Childhood
Role of Content Areas in Early Childhood Education
Preprimary Goals and Practices
Introduction to Infant Mental Health Theory and Practice
Planning and Implementing Preschool Curriculum
Teaching Reading in Early Childhood Education
Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education
Electives
Must be approved by Faculty Advisor (as needed to reach the minimum of 120 credit hours for the degree)
Multicultural Education in Urban America
(LS) Biology Today
(LS) An Introduction to Life
(LS) Basic Life Mechanisms
Language Arts Instruction: P-8
Children's Literature for Teachers
United States to 1877
United States Since 1877
History of Michigan
Infant Development
Psychology of Child Behavior and Development
Biological Sciences for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
Inclusive Teaching
Health and Physical Education for the Elementary School Teacher
7

Science Laboratory Requirement may be satisfied with a Life Science (LS) or Physical Science (PS) course when elected for the appropriate credits and/or with the appropriate laboratory. 

8

 co-req: ELE 6080

 

Arabic K-12: Teaching Major

(Minimum 45 credit hours)

Students must score the Intermediate High Level in Arabic, as measured by the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Content Area Requirements
ARB 3110Advanced Arabic I3
ARB 3120Advanced Arabic II3
ARB 3210Spoken Arabic3
ARB/NE 5230Structure of Arabic3
ARB 5140Modern Arabic Literature in Arabic and English3
ARB 5010Medieval Arabic Texts3
ARB 5020Media Arabic3
ARB 5130Classical Arabic Literature in Translation3
NE 3040/HIS 3320Twentieth Century Middle East3
NE/ANT 3550(FC)Arab Society in Transition3
Methodology Requirements
LED 6500Teaching World Languages in Elementary and Middle Schools: Methods III3
LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
LED 6530Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods II3
Additional Requirements
EDP 5480Adolescent Psychology3
RLL 6700Second Language Literacy Development: K-123
Total Credits45

Arabic: Teaching Major

(Minimum 36 credit hours)

Students must score the Intermediate High Level in Arabic, as measured by the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Content Area Requirements
ARB 3110Advanced Arabic I3
ARB 3120Advanced Arabic II3
ARB 3210Spoken Arabic3
ARB/NE 5230Structure of Arabic3
ARB 5140Modern Arabic Literature in Arabic and English3
ARB 5010Medieval Arabic Texts3
ARB 5020Media Arabic3
ARB 5130Classical Arabic Literature in Translation3
NE 3040/HIS 3320Twentieth Century Middle East3
NE/ANT 3550(FC)Arab Society in Transition3
Methodology Requirements
LED 6500Teaching World Languages in Elementary and Middle Schools: Methods III3
LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
Total Credits36

Early Childhood Education: Teaching Major

(Minimum 33 credit hours)

ELE 6010Family Centered Collaboration in Early Childhood Intervention and Special Education3
or ELE 6060 Community Contacts: Working with Families in Urban Settings
ELE 6020(WI) Seminar in Early Childhood3
ELE 6040Role of Content Areas in Early Childhood Education3
ELE 6050Infant and Toddler Development to Inform Relationship-Based Curricula and Interventions3
ELE 6070Family, Community and School Partnerships: Supporting Children's Learning3
ELE 6080Preprimary Goals and Practices3
ELE 6090Introduction to Infant Mental Health Theory and Practice3
ELE 6100Planning and Implementing Preschool Curriculum3
ELE 6200Children's Literature for Teachers3
ELE 6340Teaching Reading in Early Childhood Education3
SED 6040Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education3
Total Credits33

French K-12: Teaching Major

(Minimum 45 credit hours)

Students must score at the Advanced Low Level in French, as measured by the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Content Area Requirements
FRE 3200French Cafe3
FRE 3300Prose, Poetry, and Performance3
FRE 4610Introduction to Literary Textual Analysis3
FRE 4620Topics in Sociocultural Analysis3
FRE 5100(WI) Advanced Composition3
FRE 5200French Phonetics and Pronunciation3
FRE 5305Advanced Grammar and Stylistics3
or FRE 6400 Introduction to French Linguistics
FRE 6450French Civilization3
or FRE 6470 Contemporary French Society and Institutions
Select two of the following:6
French Sixteenth Century Literature
French Seventeenth Century Literature
French Eighteenth Century Literature
Studies in French Literature
French Nineteenth Century Literature
French Twentieth Century Literature
Francophone Literatures
Methodology Requirements
LED 6500Teaching World Languages in Elementary and Middle Schools: Methods III3
LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
LED 6530Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods II3
Additional Requirements
EDP 5480Adolescent Psychology3
RLL 6700Second Language Literacy Development: K-123
Total Credits45

French: Teaching Major

(Minimum 36 credit hours)

Students must score at the Advanced Low Level in French, as measured by the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Content Area Requirements
FRE 3200French Cafe3
FRE 3300Prose, Poetry, and Performance3
FRE 4610Introduction to Literary Textual Analysis3
FRE 4620Topics in Sociocultural Analysis3
FRE 5100(WI) Advanced Composition3
FRE 5200French Phonetics and Pronunciation3
FRE 5305Advanced Grammar and Stylistics3
or FRE 6400 Introduction to French Linguistics
FRE 6450French Civilization3
or FRE 6470 Contemporary French Society and Institutions
Select two of the following:6
French Sixteenth Century Literature
French Seventeenth Century Literature
French Eighteenth Century Literature
Studies in French Literature
French Nineteenth Century Literature
French Twentieth Century Literature
Francophone Literatures
Methodology Requirements
LED 6500Teaching World Languages in Elementary and Middle Schools: Methods III3
LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
Total Credits36

Integrated Science: Teaching Major

(Minimum 43 credit hours)

AST 2010(PS) Descriptive Astronomy4
AST 2011Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory1
BIO 1030(LS) Biology Today3
BIO 1500Basic Life Diversity4
BIO 1510(LS) Basic Life Mechanisms4
CHM 1000(PS) Chemistry and Your World4
CHM 1020(PS) Survey of General Chemistry4
GEL 1010(PS) Geology: The Science of the Earth4
PHY 1020(PS) Conceptual Physics: The Basic Science4
SCE 5010Biological Sciences for Elementary and Middle School Teachers3
SCE 5020Physical Sciences for Elementary and Middle School Teachers3
SCE 5030Earth/Space Science for Elementary and Middle School Teachers3
SCE 6010Safety in the Science Classroom2
Total Credits43

Language Arts: Teaching Major

(Minimum 36 credit hours)

COM 1500Survey of Mass Communication3
COM 2500Oral Interpretation of Literature3
EED 6210Language, Literacy, and Learning3
EED 6310Young Adult Literature3
ELE 6200Children's Literature for Teachers3
Select one of the following:3
(IC) Introduction to African-American Literature: Literature and Writing
(PL) Survey of African-American Literature
Topics in African American Literature
ENG 3800Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENG 3010(IC) Intermediate Writing3
ENG 3110(PL) English Literature to 17003
ENG 3120(PL) English Literature after 17003
ENG 3130(PL) American Literature to 18653
or ENG 3140 (PL) American Literature after 1865
ENG 3700Structure of English3
Total Credits36

Mathematics: Teaching Major

(Minimum 32 credit hours)

MAE 5100/MAT 5180Geometry for Middle School Teachers3
MAE 5110/MAT 5190Number Theory for Middle School Teachers3
MAE/MAT 5120Abstract Algebra for Middle School Teachers3
MAE 5130Problem Solving for Middle School Teachers3
MAT 1110Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I3
MAT 1120Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II3
MAT 1800Elementary Functions4
MAT 2010Calculus I4
MAT 2860Discrete Mathematics3
STA 1020Elementary Statistics3-4
or MAT 2210 Probability and Statistics
Total Credits32-33

Social Studies: Teaching Major

(Minimum 38 credit hours)

ECO 2010(SS) Principles of Microeconomics4
ECO 2020(SS) Principles of Macroeconomics4
GPH 1100(SS) World Regional Patterns4
GPH 2200Geography of Michigan3
HIS 1000(HS) World Civilization to 15004
HIS 2040United States to 18773-4
HIS 2050United States Since 18773-4
PS 1010(AI) American Government3-4
or PS 1030 (AI) The American Governmental System
PS 3070Michigan Politics4
SSE 5720Social Studies Disciplines for Elementary Teachers 3
SSE 6720Teaching the Interdisciplinary Knowledge of Social Studies3
Total Credits38-41

Spanish K-12: Teaching Major

(Minimum 45 credit hours)

Students must score at the Advanced Low Level in Spanish, as measured by the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Content Area Requirements
SPA 3025Cultural Connections, Grammar and Composition II3
SPA 3200Conversation3
SPA 3300Introduction to Cultural and Literary Analysis3
SPA 4610Introduction to Early Modern Spanish Literature3
or SPA 4620 Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature
SPA 4630Introduction to Colonial Latin American Literature3
or SPA 4640 Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature
SPA 5100(WI) Advanced Composition3
SPA 5200Spanish Phonetics3
Select one of the following:3
Spanish Culture and Its Tradition
Spanish American Cultures and their Traditions
Topics in Hispanic Culture or Language
SPA 6400Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics3
SPA 6560Cervantes3
or SPA 6620 Latin American Novel in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Methodology Requirements
LED 6500Teaching World Languages in Elementary and Middle Schools: Methods III3
LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
LED 6530Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods II3
Additional Requirements
EDP 5480Adolescent Psychology3
RLL 6700Second Language Literacy Development: K-123
Total Credits45

Spanish: Teaching Major

(Minimum 36 credit hours)

Students must score at the Advanced Low Level in Spanish, as measured by the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Content Area Requirements
SPA 3025Cultural Connections, Grammar and Composition II3
SPA 3200Conversation3
SPA 3300Introduction to Cultural and Literary Analysis3
SPA 4610Introduction to Early Modern Spanish Literature3
or SPA 4620 Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature
SPA 4630Introduction to Colonial Latin American Literature3
or SPA 4640 Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature
SPA 5100(WI) Advanced Composition3
SPA 5200Spanish Phonetics3
Select one of the following:3
Spanish Culture and Its Tradition
Spanish American Cultures and their Traditions
Topics in Hispanic Culture or Language
SPA 6400Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics3
SPA 6560Cervantes3
or SPA 6620 Latin American Novel in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Methodology Requirements
LED 6500Teaching World Languages in Elementary and Middle Schools: Methods III3
LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
Total Credits36

Arabic: Teaching Minor

(Minimum 27 credit hours)

Students must score the Intermediate High Level in Arabic, as measured by the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Content Area Requirements
ARB 3110Advanced Arabic I3
ARB 3120Advanced Arabic II3
ARB 3210Spoken Arabic3
ARB/NE 5230Structure of Arabic3
ARB 5140Modern Arabic Literature in Arabic and English3
NE 3040/HIS 3320Twentieth Century Middle East3
NE/ANT 3550(FC)Arab Society in Transition3
Methodology Requirements
LED 6500Teaching World Languages in Elementary and Middle Schools: Methods III3
LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
Total Credits27

Bilingual-Bicultural Education: Teaching Minor

(Minimum 23 credit hours)

Students must demonstrate superior proficiency (speaking, reading, and writing) in a non-English language as measured by the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. (ACTFL).

BBE 5000Multicultural Education in Urban America2
BBE 5500Introduction to Bilingual/Bicultural Education3
BBE 6560Teaching Methods in Bilingual/Bicultural Education3
BBE 6850Applied Linguistics: Issues in Bilingual Education3
BBE 6590Culture and Language in Bilingual/Bicultural Education3
LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
LED 6555Integration of Language and Content in Language Teaching3
RLL 6700Second Language Literacy Development: K-123
Total Credits23

Note: An internship in Bilingual/Bicultural Teaching (BBE 6600) may be required. Students should consult their advisor for more information.

Early Childhood Education: Teaching Minor

(Minimum 24 credit hours)

ELE 6020(WI) Seminar in Early Childhood3
ELE 6040Role of Content Areas in Early Childhood Education3
ELE 6050Infant and Toddler Development to Inform Relationship-Based Curricula and Interventions3
ELE 6070Family, Community and School Partnerships: Supporting Children's Learning3
ELE 6080Preprimary Goals and Practices3
ELE 6200Children's Literature for Teachers3
ELE 6340Teaching Reading in Early Childhood Education3
SED 6040Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education3
Total Credits24

English as a Second Language (ESL): Teaching Minor

(Minimum 23 credits hours)

A major or minor in Language Arts is strongly recommended with an ESL Minor.

BBE 5000Multicultural Education in Urban America2
BBE 6850Applied Linguistics: Issues in Bilingual Education3
LED 6510Second Language Acquisition and the Teaching of Grammar3
LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
LED 6555Integration of Language and Content in Language Teaching3
LED 6565Assessment in Language Teaching3
LED 6580Culture as the Basis for Language Teaching3
RLL 6700Second Language Literacy Development: K-123
Total Credits23

Note: An internship in Bilingual/Bicultural Teaching (BBE 6600) may be required. Students should consult their advisor for more information.

French: Teaching Minor

(Minimum 27 credit hours)

Students must score at the Advanced Low Level in French, as measured by the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Content Area Requirements
FRE 3200French Cafe3
FRE 3300Prose, Poetry, and Performance3
FRE 4610Introduction to Literary Textual Analysis3
FRE 4620Topics in Sociocultural Analysis3
FRE 5100(WI) Advanced Composition3
FRE 5200French Phonetics and Pronunciation3
FRE 5305Advanced Grammar and Stylistics3
or FRE 6400 Introduction to French Linguistics
Methodology Requirements
LED 6500Teaching World Languages in Elementary and Middle Schools: Methods III3
LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
Total Credits27

Health: Teaching Minor

(Minimum 21 credit hours)

HE 3300Health of the School Child3
HE 3330Methods in Teaching Health3
HE 3440Nutrition and Health Education3
or KHS 6540 Workshop in Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies
HE 4340Family and Reproductive Health3
HE 5440Mental Health and Substance Abuse3
HE 5620Performance Based Assessment in Health Education3
HE 6430(WI) School Health Curriculum3
Total Credits21

Integrated Science: Teaching Minor

(Minimum 28 credit hours)

AST 2010(PS) Descriptive Astronomy4
AST 2011Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory1
BIO 1050(LS) An Introduction to Life4
CHM 1000(PS) Chemistry and Your World4
GEL 1010(PS) Geology: The Science of the Earth4
PHY 1020(PS) Conceptual Physics: The Basic Science4
SCE 5010Biological Sciences for Elementary and Middle School Teachers3
SCE 5020Physical Sciences for Elementary and Middle School Teachers3
SCE 6010Safety in the Science Classroom2
Total Credits29

Language Arts: Teaching Minor

(Minimum 24 credit hours)

COM 1500Survey of Mass Communication3
COM 2500Oral Interpretation of Literature3
EED 6210Language, Literacy, and Learning3
ELE 6200Children's Literature for Teachers3
Select one of the following:3
(IC) Introduction to African-American Literature: Literature and Writing
(PL) Survey of African-American Literature
Topics in African American Literature
ENG 3800Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENG 3010(IC) Intermediate Writing3
ENG 3130(PL) American Literature to 18653
or ENG 3140 (PL) American Literature after 1865
Total Credits24

Mathematics: Teaching Minor

(Minimum 23 credit hours)

MAE 5100/MAT 5180Geometry for Middle School Teachers3
MAE 5110/MAT 5190Number Theory for Middle School Teachers3
MAE/MAT 5120Abstract Algebra for Middle School Teachers3
MAT 1110Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I3
MAT 1120Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II3
MAT 1800Elementary Functions4
MAT 2010Calculus I4
Total Credits23

Physical Education: Teaching Minor

(Minimum 27 credit hours)

KIN 5100Anatomical and Physiological Bases of Physical Activity3
KIN 5110Motor Learning and Development3
KIN 5200Effective Teaching and Instructional Practices3
KIN 5210Movement Education 3
KIN 5220Sports I3
Select one of the following:3
Sports II
Adventure and Outdoor Pursuits
Aquatic Leadership
KIN 5240Fitness Instruction3
KIN 5400Adapted Physical Activity3
KIN 5530Technology and Assessment in Kinesiology3
Total Credits27

Spanish: Teaching Minor

(Minimum 27 credit hours)

Students must score at the Advanced Low Level in Spanish, as measured by the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Content Area Requirements
SPA 3025Cultural Connections, Grammar and Composition II3
SPA 3200Conversation3
SPA 3300Introduction to Cultural and Literary Analysis3
SPA 4610Introduction to Early Modern Spanish Literature3
or SPA 4620 Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature
SPA 4630Introduction to Colonial Latin American Literature3
or SPA 4640 Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature
SPA 5100(WI) Advanced Composition3
SPA 5200Spanish Phonetics3
Methodology Requirements
LED 6500Teaching World Languages in Elementary and Middle Schools: Methods III3
LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
Total Credits27