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DISCIPLINE COVER SHEET #2

SEMESTER

CURRICULUM CHANGES

FORM B

(2/00)

FORM B: DISCIPLINE OBJECTIVES AND REQUIREMENTS

(Submit to Division Chair)

Note: All changes become effective the fall semester following Campus Assembly approval.

 

Discipline:

Elementary Education

Date

10/24/00

See instructions given in separate document.

 

I. Introductory Statement:

This discipline is in the Division of Education. A separate admissions process must be completed and admission granted before students can enroll in this program.

The elementary education major leads to Minnesota licensure as a teacher of grades 1K through 6. Students interested in licensure in kindergarten education must complete additional requirements. Students obtaining a K-6 license must also be licensed in a specialty area. The five areas offered at UMM are: 1) preprimary, 2) middle level communication arts and literature, 3) middle level mathematics, 4) middle level science, and 5) middle level social studies. A separate admissions process must be completed and admission granted before students can enroll in these programs.

II. Objectives:

Coursework leading to a degree in elementary education is designed to meet standards of effective practice required for licensure by providing prospective teachers with opportunities to understand concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of disciplines taught in the elementary school; understand children and adolescents and their individual and group behavior; plan and implement instruction adapted to learners of diverse backgrounds and abilities; communicate effectively; encourage critical thinking and problem solving; use formal and informal methods of assessment; and collaborate with parents/guardians, families, school colleagues, and the community in an ethical manner.

Students planning to seek Minnesota teaching licensure at the elementary K-6 level and specialty areas must complete licensure requirements in the elementary teacher education program, and state and federally mandated examinations for new teachers. A minimum GPA of 2.50 overall, and in required licensure area(s) and education courses is required. All courses required for teaching licensure in elementary education (discipline, professional education, or other courses) must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

 

III. Assessment:

Assignments, examinations, field experiences, and other activities within the major are linked to Minnesota's licensure law 8710.2000 Standards of Effective Practice for Teachers and 8710.3200 Teachers of Elementary Education with a Specialty.  Assessments include examinations, research papers, lesson and unit planning, reflective essays, performance evaluations by cooperating teachers and university supervisors, reflective portfolios, and senior presentations.

IV. Requirements for a Major:

 

V. Requirements for a Minor:

Not applicable.

 

VI. Requirements for Teacher Preparation:

Not applicable.

 

 

VII. Other heading (include heading title) :

Elementary Licensure Requirements

Students planning to teach in Minnesota elementary schools must meet the licensure requirements of the Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT). At the University of Minnesota, Morris, the following program is designed to meet the current BOT requirements. These course requirements are subject to change when the BOT implements new licensure rules.

1. All requirements for an elementary education major

2. One Math course at the 1xxx level or above (or CLEP equivalency)

3. Courses in the humanities, including courses from three different areas, such as (but not limited to) art, literature, music, philosophy, and theatre

4. Courses from four areas in the natural and social sciences. At least one course must be in the natural sciences, such as (but not limited to) life science, earth science, and physical science; at least one course must be in the social sciences, such as (but not limited to) anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology

5. WSS 1101—First Aid and Psy 1081—Drugs and Human Behavior

6. Human relations training that satisfies Minnesota Board of Teaching Rules, part 8700.2700

7. Senior Presentation: A reflective summary of the student as teacher presented to an audience of educators and peers following successful completion of student teaching

  1. Communication Arts & Literature: General education requirements for college writing and foreign language; Speech any 1000 level or above (Spch 1000 or 1051 recommended); English any 2000 level or above (Engl 3021 recommended)
  2. Mathematics: Math 1601, 2601, or 2611; and one mathematics course numbered 1000 or above (or CLEP equivalency)
  3. Visual and Performing Arts: (two courses representing two different disciplines) Studio Arts (1050 or 1070 recommended) Music (1041 or 1042 recommended), Theater (1101 or 2111 recommended), or Dance
  4. Social Studies: (two courses representing two different disciplines) Anthropology (1111 recommended), Economics (1101 recommended), Political Science (1201 recommended), History (1301 recommended), Sociology (1101 recommended) Geography (1001 or 3111 recommended)
  5. Science: (two courses representing two different disciplines, 1 with lab) Physics, Geology, Biology, Chemistry
  6. Psy 1081-Drugs and Human Behavior
  7. A minimum GPA of 2.50 overall and in the elementary education major
  8. All courses required for teaching licensure in elementary education must be completed with a grade of C- or higher
  9. A passing score on the Minnesota Board of Teaching Pre-professional Skills Test (PPST)
  10. A positive recommendation from the discipline and Division of Education

Note: Students in elementary education must complete licensure requirements and apply for licensure within seven years from time of admission to the licensure program. After seven years all education courses previously taken become void and must be retaken for licensure. Required courses may not be taken S-N unless only offered S-N only.

Kindergarten Licensure Requirements Requirements for Specialty Areas

Students who seek additional state teaching licensure in kindergarten education apply for the program during the fall semester of the junior year. Enrollment is limited. Applicants are notified of admission to the program at the end of the fall semester.

Students must complete the following:

  1. The elementary education licensure program
  2. ElEd 3201 - Kindergarten Education and ElEd 4203 - Directed Student Teaching in Kindergarten
  3. Students seeking K-6 licensure must also obtain a specialty licensure in one of the following five areas:

    1. Preprimary Education (Age 3 to Grade 3): Psy 1051 (or both Psy 1101 and 1102); choose 3 additional courses from Psy 3301 and Psy 3311; Psy 3401, Psy 3501, Soc 1101, Soc 3402 or Th 2111; ElEd 3201 Preprimary Theory and Pedagogy; and ElEd 3211 Practicum Two:Field Experience in a Preprimary Setting
    2. Middle Level Communication Arts and Literature: Spch any 1000 level or above; two Engl courses 1000 level or above (not College Writing); one Engl course 2000 level or above (Eng 3021 recommended); ElEd 3202 Middle Level Theory; ElEd 3212 Practicum Two:Field Experience in a Middle Level Setting; and EngE 4102-Methods of Teaching Communication Arts & Literature in the Middle School
    3. Middle Level Mathematics: Math 1601, 2601, or 2611; three additional math courses at the 1000 level or above; ElEd 3202 Middle Level Theory; ElEd 3212 Practicum Two:Field Experience in a Middle Level Setting; and MthE 4102-Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School
    4. Middle Level Social Studies: Hist any 1000 level or above; Anth any 1000 level or above; two courses representing two different disciplines (Geog, Econ, Pol, or Soc); ElEd 3202 Middle Level Theory; ElEd 3212 Practicum Two:Field Experience in a Middle Level Setting; and SScE 4102-Methods of Teaching Social Studies in the Middle School

Middle Level Science: Biol any 1000 level or above; Geol any 1000 level or above; Chem any 1000 level or above; Phys any 1000 level or above; ElEd 3202 Middle Level Theory; ElEd 3212 Practicum Two:Field Experience in a Middle Level Setting; and SciE 4102-Methods of Teaching Science in the Middle School