The major in Elementary Education results in initial GaPSC certification in Early Childhood (P-5). The program is designed to prepare professional educators who manifest the knowledge, dispositions, and competencies deemed necessary to enhance young children's overall intellectual, social, emotional, and personal growth and development.
- Program graduates will demonstrate an acceptable level of content knowledge.
- Program graduates will demonstrate an acceptable level of teaching competency for an extended period of time during the clinical practice experience by planning, delivering, and assessing appropriate instruction for students who represent a diverse population and who are in public school settings.
- Program graduates will integrate technology into instruction, assessment, and communication.
- Program graduates will demonstrate characteristics of reflective practitioners by evaluating the effects of choices and actions on others (students, families, and other professionals in the learning community).
- Teacher candidates in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate content knowledge through passing the state-required content assessment.
- Teacher candidates in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate pedagogical content knowledge and knowledge of evidence-based strategies through development of lesson plans identifying use of research-validated procedures and effective content pedagogy.
- Teacher candidates in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate skills in assessment, instructional strategies, use of technology, and monitoring and modifying instruction during observed teaching episodes evaluated by a university supervisor and P-5 mentor teacher.
- Teacher candidates in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate their ability to positively impact P-5 learning through an Impact on Student Learning project.
Requirements for the B.S.Ed. in Elementary Education--Online
|Students in this degree program will have satisfied the Core Curriculum requirements before taking the Professional Program courses.|
|Professional Program Requirements||60|
|All Professional Program courses are 8-week classes with the exception of ELED 4800, which is a 16-week course.|
|EDUC 2999||Teacher Education Requirements||0|
|ELED 3500||Introduction to Developmentally Appropriate Practice||3|
|ELED 3501||Social Emotional Learning and Classroom Management||3|
|ELED 3600||Technology for Learning||3|
|ELED 3601||Emergent Literacy through Children's Literature||3|
|ELED 3700||Science of Reading||3|
|ELED 3701||Differentiated Instruction||3|
|ELED 3800||Planning for Effective Teaching and Learning||3|
|ELED 3801||Assessment to Promote Student Learning||3|
|ELED 3900||Teaching Math Methods for Elementary Ed Part I||3|
|ELED 3901||Teaching Elementary Science Methods||3|
|ELED 4500||Science and Technology in Elementary Education||3|
|ELED 4501||Methods for Multicultural Education||3|
|ELED 4600||Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary Classroom||3|
|ELED 4601||Literacy Assessing and Instruction||3|
|ELED 4700||Elementary Education Practicum||3|
|ELED 4800||Elementary Education Clinical Practice||10|
|ELED 4801||Elementary Education Seminar||2|
|Serving Students with Diverse Needs|
|Total Hours required for the degree||120|