Elementary Endorsement in Art, Music, Physical Education and Spanish

(Also requires completion of the art, music, physical education or Spanish major for secondary majors. Elementary education majors may satisfy the requirements of this endorsement by completing the minor in one of the four subject areas above.)

Professional/methodology requirements:

EDU 102 - Foundations of Education
(2 credits) This course provides philosophical, historical, social and economical foundational background for students considering the teaching profession.Note: This course includes a field experience. Students must earn a C- orbetter in order to fulfill program requirements for elementary licensure.
EDU 202 - Early Field Experience
This course requires 30 clock-hours of field experience with a certified teacher in an area school. Prerequisite: EDU102. (1 credit)
EDU 206 - Survey of Exceptional Individuals
(3 credits) This course provides an overview of the history of special education up to and including present day trends and practices in education students with exceptionalities. Various areas of exceptionality are explored, including ways to support students with diverse learning and behavioral needs in inclusionary environments.Note: This course includes a field experience. Students must earn a C- orbetter in order to fulfill program requirements for elementary licensure.
EDU 227 - Instructional Technology
This course studies the impact and uses of media and technology in educational settings. Use and operation of AV equipment will be taught. Emphasis is placed on the various ways the computer can be used in teaching. Current and future use of technology in education will beaddressed.(2 credits)
EDU 304 - Educational Psychology
The application of psychological principles to the learner, the learning process and the learning situation. This course not only explores learning theories that impact education today, but also has an emphasis on developing appropriate motivation techniques, creating developmentally appropriate and productive learning environments, developing classroom management, as well as developing authentic and appropriate evaluation and assessment. Prerequisites: EDU102, PSY221SS or 224, and junior class standing. (3 credits)
EDU 340 - Human Relations
Major issues and concepts associated with living in a culturally diverse society and teaching in culturally diverse schools will be clarified. Students will consider ways in which ethnicity, gender/sexuality, social class, and religion intersect and influence beliefs and behaviors. (3 credits)
EDU 347 - Reading in the Content Area
This course addresses skills necessary in teaching students to read in social studies, math, science, and other content areas. This course offers strategies for vocabulary, comprehension, study skills, writing, assessment, and more. (2 credits)
EDU 409SR - Philosophy of Education
The liberally educated Christian teacher is the knowledgeable servant of Godand society and this course examines the reasoning behind policies andmethods of teaching, learning and schooling. Various schools of thought arediscussed, including a distinctively Christian perspective, to preparestudents to serve as professional teachers. This course is the NWCore SeniorSeminar course for education students. (2 credits)
EDU 413 - Elementary Student Teaching
This experience will include the observation, engagement and instruction ofan elementary classroom for 4-16 weeks while under the supervision of alicensed, qualified teacher. Exact number of weeks/credits required will bedetermined by student teacher coordinator and department chair. Candidateswill draw from and develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions inplanning, instruction, assessment and professionalism learned and assessedthroughout the elementary education program. Candidates are expected tomodel "Teacher as Servant" throughout the experience by serving God andsociety in diverse classroom settings. (4-16 credits) Note: Graded on apass/no pass basis. Successful completion of student teaching is a necessarystep towards licensure; a passing grade for student teaching does notguarantee licensure recommendation from department.
Choose appropriate course from your major: 2-3
ART 235 - Integrating Art for Elementary Classroom Teachers
KIN 317 - Methods of Elementary Physical Education and Health
The methods of teaching elementary physical education and health including: program planning and implementation, emphasizing effective instructional procedures through the use of educational movement, fundamental and specialize motor skills. Prerequisite: KIN 202. (3 credits; alternate years, consult department)
LAN 308 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Foreign Language
No course description available.
MUS 307 - Teaching Elementary Vocal Music (music students must also complete two of the following methods courses: MUS224, MUS225, MUS226, MUS227)
This course is designed to prepare students who are music majors or minors for teaching in the elementary school. Students, who anticipate becoming specialists, will learn how to teach music to children through traditional methods, as well as through innovations of leading European and American educators. Students will learn how to establish curriculum's for music education that utilize learning strategies encompassed by the conceptual approach. State INTASC Standards, as well as National Music Standards, will be reviewed and applied. Four areas of musical study will be emphasized: historical, philosophical, content and methodology. Students will do guided practice in class teaching assignments.Prerequisite: MUS112.(2 credits, alternate years, consult department)

Cognate requirements

Math course: 3-5 credits
Science courses (must include a biological and either a chemistry or physics course): 7-8 credits
PSY 221SS - Developmental Psychology: Childhood
(4 credits)(IGE option under Self and Society) This course explores the development of the child from the prenatal period into adolescence. Children's physical, cognitive, emotional, personality, social, moral and faith development is examined. Psychological research methods for studying children are covered.

Total credits required: 35-52

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