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Academic Program
Elementary Education (K-6)

*Program information applies to students entering program in Fall 2011 and beyond

Description:

The elementary education major is designed to prepare candidates to meet Nebraska requirements for an elementary (K-6) level teaching certificate, with specialization options in deaf/hard of hearing, early childhood, English as a second language, world language, interdisciplinary studies, intermediate grades, library media, mild/moderate disabilities, and physical education.

A minimum of 125 credit hours and a minimum GPA of 2.75 are required to graduate from the College of Education. The required coursework for an elementary education major is divided into five areas:  General Education, Related Content Courses, Professional Core, Elementary Major, and Specializations/Endorsements.

Advising:

Information on the website is provided for your convenience; however it does not replace meeting with an academic advisor. To schedule an academic advising appointment for initial teacher certification programs contact Donna Shearer at dshearer@unomaha.edu.

Field Experience:

All elementary major candidates must meet the state licensure standard of a minimum of 100 hours of classroom experience prior to student teaching. Field experiences are embedded in identified professional courses.

Student Teaching:

The student teaching experience is an all day all semester experience in metropolitan area schools. Student teaching is the capstone experience.

Click here for the Elementary Education Program Worksheet

General Education Requirements - 41-47 hours

Fundamental Academic Skills

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

ENGL 1150

English Composition I

3

   

ENGL 1160

English Composition II

3

   

MATH 1310

Intermediate Algebra

3

   

SPCH 1110 or 2120

Public Speaking Fundamentals or Oral Communication

3

   


Distribution Requirements

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

Social Science (9 credit hours from two disciplines)

Natural Science (8 credit hours from two disciplines)

Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours from two disciplines)

Cultural Diversity - Global - (courses may also count for Social Science or Humanities)

Cultural Diversity - US - (courses may also count for Social Science or Humanities)

 

Related Content Course Requirements for the elementary endorsement

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

Literature Course - may also count for Humanities/Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

GEOG 1000 or 1020 (may also count for Social Science)

World Geography or Human Geography

3

   

PSCI 1100 (may also count for Social Science)

American National Government

3

   

MATH 2000

Number Sense for Elementary Teachers

3

   

MATH 2010

Geometry for Elementary Teachers

3

   

Professional Education Core- PPST Required

Preprofessional Skills Test (PPST) is required for formal admission to teacher preparation.

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

EDUC 2020 Foundations of Education 3    

EDUC 2030

Human Relations

3

   

EDUC 2010

Human Growth and Learning

3

   

EDUC 2510

Applied Special Education

3

   

EDUC 2520

Instructional Systems

3

   

EDUC 2524

Intermediate Field Experiences

0

   

 

Elementary Major Requirements - 42 hours


EECIA is required for recommendation for teacher certification.

 

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

MUS 3050

Music Fund for Elementary Teachers

3

   

ART 3050

Art in Elementary Schools

3

   

HPER 2400

Health & P.E. - Elementary

3

   
TED 2360 Children's Literature 3    

TED 3350

Teaching & Assessing Reading in Elementary Schools

6

   

TED 4320

Teaching Social Studies Elementary

3

   

TED 4330

Teaching Mathematics Elementary

3

   

TED 4340

Teaching Science Elementary

3

   

TED 4350

Teaching Reading & Lang Arts Elementary

6

   

TED 4600

Student Teaching (Elementary Majors)

12

   

TED 4604

Student Teaching Orientation

0

   


Specialization/Endorsements

Each candidate enrolled in the elementary education certification program must choose one of the following specializations/endorsements:
 

Deaf or Hard of Hearing (K-9)

Intermediate Grades

Interdisciplinary Studies

Library Media

Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Physical Education