Elementary Education Major Requirements

PROGRAM IN EDUCATION

The degree offered through the Education department is the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Elementary Education. Students are required to have a college minor or certification area. Minors and certification areas offered through the Education department include Early Childhood Education Pre K-2, English as a Second Language and Bicultural Education, Reading, and Mild Intervention.

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Major in Elementary Education—ELED (65 hours) 

All of the following:

  • EDUC 201 Foundations for Teaching in a Multicultural Society
  • EDUC 213 American Mosaic: Integrative Approaches to the Arts in Elementary/Middle School
  • EDUC 215 Teaching Wellness in Elementary/Middle School
  • EDUC 220 Applied Media and Instructional Technology
  • EDUC 230 Educational Psychology: Foundations of Special Education in Elementary/Middle School
  • EDUC 240 General/Special Education Partnerships in Elementary/Middle School
  • EDUC 301 Teaching Language Arts in Elementary/Middle School
  • EDUC 302 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary/Middle School
  • EDUC 303 Teaching Science in Elementary/Middle School
  • EDUC 304 Teaching Reading in Elementary/Middle School
  • EDUC 305 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary/Middle School
  • EDUC 308 Children’s Literature in Elementary/Middle School
  • EDUC 352 Educational Psychology: Human Growth and Development of the Pre-School/Elementary/Middle School Student
  • EDUC 406 Reading Assessment and Intervention in Elementary/Middle School
  • EDUC 472 Student Teaching in Elementary School

Additional required courses

  • HIST 103 World Civilization I or HIST 104 World Civilization II
  • HIST 201 U. S. History to 1865
  • MATH 118 Patterns in Math for Elementary Teachers
  • MATH 302 Math for Elementary Teachers

Major in Elementary Education with Mild Intervention Licensure, K–6 —ELMI (77 hours)

In addition to the ELED requirements, all of the following are required:

  • EDUC 362 Positive Behavioral Support
  • EDUC 365 Assessment Strategies for Exceptional Learners
  • EDUC 368 Interventions Strategies in Reading and Other Content Areas
  • EDUC 434 Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education field
  • EDUC 471 Student Teaching in the Elementary /Special Education Classroom (replaces EDUC 472) 

 

Major in Elementary Education with minor in Reading, P–12 —ELER (77 Hours)

In addition to the ELED requirements, all of the following are required:

  • EDUC 306 Multicultural Approaches to the Teaching of Reading
  • EDUC 404 Content Area Literacy Instruction
  • EDUC 481 Seminar in Reading
  • EDUC 486 Practicum in Reading

Additional Education Programs:

Minor in Early Childhood Education—ECED (15 hours)

This is a College minor, not a licensure program.
All of the following:

  • EDUC 201 Foundations for Teaching in a Multicultural Society field
  • EDUC 310 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 hours
  • EDUC 311 Curriculum and Assessment in Early Childhood Education
  • EDUC 480 Seminar in Early Childhood Education
  • EDUC 485 Practicum in Early Childhood Education

Minor in English as a Second Language and/or Bilingual/Bicultural Education, K–12 —ENLB (15 hours)

Leads to licensure in English as a Second Language.
All of the following:

  • EDUC 201 Foundations for Teaching in a Multicultural Society field
  • EDUC 430 Foundations of English as a Second Language (ESL) field and Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BBE) 
  • EDUC 432 Methods and Materials of English as a Second field Language (ESL) and Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BBE)
  • ENLT 304 History of the English Language

One of the following:

  • ANTH 141 Culture and Society
  • ANTH 253 Survey I: Culture and Language
  • COMM 350 Intercultural Communication
  • ICS 201 Introduction to Intercultural Studies 

Minor in Secondary Education, 5–12 —EDUC (33 hours)

SECONDARY EDUCATION: LIST OF APPROVED MAJORS
Students planning to complete the Secondary Education minor must complete a major in one of the following content disciplines approved for Saint Mary’s College: English; modern languages (French, Spanish); mathematics; science (science majors must complete licensing requirements in one of the following areas: chemistry, life science); history (history majors must complete additional course work in political science and one of the following: sociology, psychology, economics); political science (political science majors must complete additional course work in history and one of the following: sociology, psychology, economics).


All of the following:

  • EDUC 201 Foundations for Teaching in a Multicultural Society
  • EDUC 220 Applied Media and Instructional Technology
  • EDUC 345 Curriculum and Assessment in Middle/High School
  • EDUC 346 Literacy Strategies and Classroom Management in Middle/High School
  • EDUC 350 Educational Psychology: Human Growth and Development of the Middle/High School Student
  • EDUC 356 Educational Psychology: Educating Exceptional Learners in Middle/High School 

One of the following:

  • EDUC 474 Student Teaching in Middle/High School
  • EDUC 475 Student Teaching in High School

One of the following:

  • EDUC 443 Teaching Social Studies in Middle/High School
  • EDUC 445 Teaching Modern Languages in Middle/High School
  • EDUC 447 Teaching English in Middle/High School
  • EDUC 449 Teaching Science in Middle/High School
  • EDUC 451 Teaching Mathematics in Middle/High School

Music Education

Students planning to complete the Music Education licensure program must complete the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Music Education in addition to the requirements below.
Students must complete all the courses in the appropriate grade level.

 

  • EDUC 201 Foundations for Teaching in a Multicultural Society
  • EDUC 220 Applied Media and Instructional Technology

Grades K–6 (26 hours)

  • EDUC 201 Foundations for Teaching in a Multicultural Society
  • EDUC 230 Educational Psychology: Foundations of Special Education in Elementary/Middle School 
  • EDUC 240 General/Special Education Partnerships in Elementary/Middle School 
  • EDUC 352 Educational Psychology: Human Growth and Development of the Pre-School/Elementary/ Middle School Student 
  • EDUC 472 Student Teaching in Elementary School 
  • MUS 351 Elementary Music Methods

Grades 5–12 (29 hours)

  • EDUC 201 Foundations for Teaching in a Multicultural Society
  • EDUC 345 Curriculum and Assessment in Middle/High School
  • EDUC 346 Literacy Strategies and Classroom Management in Middle/High School field 
  • EDUC 350 Educational Psychology: Human Growth and Development of the Middle/High School Student 
  • EDUC 356 Educational Psychology: Educating Exceptional Learners in Middle/High School
  • MUS 453 Secondary Music Methods

One of the following:

  • EDUC 474 Student Teaching in Middle/High School
  • EDUC 475 Student Teaching in High School

Grades P–12 (24 hours)

All of the following:

  • EDUC 201 Foundations for Teaching in a Multicultural Society
  • EDUC 240 General/Special Education Partnerships in Elementary/Middle School
  • EDUC 345 Curriculum and Assessment in Middle/High School
  • EDUC 350 Educational Psychology: Human Growth and Development of the Middle/High School Student
  • EDUC 352 Educational Psychology: Human Growth and Development of the Pre-School/Elementary/Middle School Student
  • EDUC 476 Student Teaching in Elementary, Middle, and High School
  • MUS 451 Elementary Music Methods
  • MUS 353 Secondary Music Methods

One of the following:

  • EDUC 230 Educational Psychology: Foundations of Special Education in Elementary/Middle School
  • EDUC 356 Educational Psychology: Educating Exceptional Learners in Middle/High School

Visual Arts Education (P-12)

Students planning to complete the Visual Arts Education licensure program must complete a major in Art in addition to the requirements below.

All of the following:

  • EDUC 201 Foundations for Teaching in a Multicultural Society
  • EDUC 220 Applied Media and Instructional Technology
  • EDUC 240 General/Special Education Partnerships in Elementary/Middle School
  • EDUC 345 Curriculum and Assessment in Middle/High School
  • EDUC 350 Educational Psychology: Human Growth and Development of the Middle/High School Student
  • EDUC 352 Educational Psychology: Human Growth and Development of the Pre-School/Elementary/Middle School Student
  • ART 402 Teaching Art in the Elementary and Middle School
  • ART 403 Teaching Art in the High School
  • EDUC 476 Student Teaching in Elementary, Middle, and High School

One of the following:

  • EDUC 230 Educational Psychology: Foundations of Special Education in Elementary/Middle School
  • EDUC 356 Educational Psychology: Educating Exceptional Learners in Middle/High School