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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

10-14-02

 

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 K through 6. 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.

 

  II.     Objectives:

Coursework leading to a degree in elementary education is designed to meet standards of effective practice required for licensure and provide prospective teachers with opportunities to understand central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of disciplines taught in the elementary school; understand children and adolescents and their development theory, individual and group motivation and diversity among learners; behavior; plan and implement instruction create instructional opportunities adapted to learners of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities; use instructional strategies that reflect personal knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal and communication techniques; communicate effectively; encourage development of critical thinking, and problem solving, and performance skills; understand and use formal and informal methods of student 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 have completed 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:

Admission to the Major
During fall semester of the sophomore year, students are expected to attend an application meeting to begin the application process. Applications must be submitted to the Elementary Education Admissions Committee by the end of the first week of spring semester for entry to the program fall semester of the junior year. Enrollment in the major is limited. The decision to admit is made during spring semester, before fall registration. The elementary education course sequence begins in fall semester.

Students transferring from another school must be admitted to UMM before admission to the elementary major can be offered. It is recommended that these students seek academic planning advice from a member of the elementary education faculty before the semester in which admission to the program is sought.

Requirements for admission include the following:

  1. Successful completion (grade of C- or higher) of Psy 1051—Introduction to Psychology, Psy 1061—Introduction to the Development of the Child and Adolescent (Psy 1051 is a prereq), and Ed 2101—Foundations and Issues in Education. For students desiring more in-depth alternatives, Psy 1101 and 1102—Foundations of Psychology I and II, respectively, may be substituted for the Psy 1051 prerequisite, and both Psy 3401—Developmental Psychology I: Child Psychology and Psy 3402—Developmental Psychology II: Adolescence may be substituted for Psy 1061—Introduction to the Development of the Child and Adolescent.
  2. Passing score on the Division of Education writing proficiency test or minimum passing score, as established for the State of Minnesota, on the examination of writing skills of the Pre-professional Skills Test (PPST).
  1. Must have taken the PPST before enrolling in elementary education courses (date and location determined by Minnesota Board of Teaching; inquire at Student Counseling for details).
  1. Passing score as established for the State of Minnesota, on all sections of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST).
  1. A minimum GPA of 2.50 overall and in the elementary education major. No grade of D will be accepted in licensure or education courses.
  2. Approximately 60 credits completed by the end of the sophomore year.
  1. Approval of the faculty based on an interview, recommendations, assessment of prior experience (especially with children and other cultures), and progress toward a degree.
  2. Prior status as a student admitted to UMM.
  1. Student must be admitted to UMM prior to program admission.

Student Teaching Requirements

  1. Successful completion of ElEd 3101—Teaching and Learning Strategies, ElEd 3102—Reading in the Elementary School, ElEd 3103—Mathematics in the Elementary School, ElEd 3111—Practicum I: Field Experience in the Elementary School, ElEd 4101—Special Education Strategies for Inclusive Schooling, ElEd 4102—Social Studies in the Elementary School, ElEd 4103—Science in the Elementary School, ElEd 4104—Language Arts and Literature in the Elementary School, ElEd 4107—Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School, ElEd 4111—Practicum III: Beginning Student Teaching, and ElEd 4112—Practicum IV: Experience in the Elementary School Classroom. Students must also complete either: ElEd 3211—Practicum II: Field Experience in a Preprimary Setting and ElEd 3201—Preprimary Theory and Pedagogy or ElEd 3212—Practicum II: Field Experience in a Middle Level Setting, ElEd 3202—Middle Level Theory, and Middle Level Methods in course area of specialty—EngE 4102, MthE 4102, SciE 4102 or SScE 4102
  1. A minimum GPA of 2.50 overall and in the elementary education major. No grade of D will be accepted in licensure or education courses.
  2. Satisfactory completion of tutor aide and practicum experiences

4.   Spch 1000—Variable Topics in Introduction to Public Speaking or Spch 1051—Introduction to Public Speaking Spch 1xxx level (Spch 1000, Spch 1051, Spch 1061, Spch 1071) or exemption granted by petition to the Division of Education based on satisfactory completion of at least a semester-length high school speech course or demonstrated ability.

  1. A passing score on the Minnesota Board of Teaching Pre-professional Skills Test (PPST)
  1. Approval of teacher education faculty

Major Requirements
Students must complete:
Psy 1051—Introduction to Psychology
Psy 1061—Introduction to the Development of the Child and Adolescent
Ed 2101—Foundations and Issues in Education
ElEd 3101—Teaching and Learning Strategies
ElEd 3102—Reading in the Elementary School
ElEd 3103—Mathematics in the Elementary School
ElEd 3111—Practicum I: Field Experience in the Elementary Classroom
ElEd 3201—Preprimary Theory and Pedagogy
or
ElEd 3202—Middle Level Theory
ElEd 3211—Practicum II: Field Experience in a Preprimary Setting
or
ElEd 3212—Practicum II: Field Experience in a Middle Level Setting
ElEd 4101—Special Education Strategies for Inclusive Schooling
ElEd 4102—Social Studies in the Elementary School
ElEd 4103—Science in the Elementary School
ElEd 4104—Language Arts and Literature in the Elementary School
ElEd 4107—Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School
ElEd 4111—Practicum III: Beginning Student Teaching
ElEd 4112—Practicum IV: Experience in the Elementary School Classroom
ElEd 4201—Directed Student Teaching in Primary and Intermediate Grades
or
ElEd 4204—Directed Student Teaching in International School at the Primary and Intermediate Level
ElEd 4901—The Teacher and Professional Development.
All courses required for a major in elementary education must be completed with a grade of C- or higher. Required courses may not be taken S-N unless offered S-N only.

  V.     Requirements for a Minor:

N/A

VI.     Requirements for Teacher Preparation:

N/A

 

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. Communication arts and literature: general education requirements for college writing and foreign language; speech any 1xxx level or above (Spch 1000 or 1051 recommended); Additional English any 21xxx level or above (in addition to college writing) or Literature course in Foreign Language (Engl 3021 recommended)
  3. Statistics: Stat 1601, 2601, or 2611 and one mathematics course numbered 1xxx or above (or CLEP equivalency)
  4. Visual and performing arts: (two courses representing two different disciplines) studio arts or art history (ArtS 1050 or 1070 or ArtH 1101 recommended), music (Mus 1041 or 1042 recommended), theatre (Th 1101 or 2111 recommended), or dance
  5. Social studies: (two courses representing two different disciplines) anthropology (Anth 1111 recommended), economics (Econ 1101 recommended), political science (Pol 1201 recommended), history (Hist 1301 recommended), sociology (Soc 1101 recommended), geography (Geog 1001 recommended)
  6. Science: (two courses representing two different disciplines, 1 with lab) physics, geology, biology, chemistry
  7. Psy 1081—Drugs and Human Behavior
  8. Successful completion of a cross-cultural field experience
  9. A minimum GPA of 2.50 overall and in the elementary education major. No grade of D will be accepted in licensure or education courses.
  10. All courses required for teaching licensure in elementary education must be completed with a grade of C- or higher
  1. A positive recommendation from the discipline and Division of Education
  2. Passing scores on state and federally mandated examinations for new teachers

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 offered S-N only.

Requirements for Specialty Areas
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) Psy 1061; choose 3 additional courses from Psy 3301, Psy 3311Psy 3111, Psy 3112, Psy 3302, Psy 3313, Psy 3401, Psy 3501, Soc 1101, Soc 3402 or Th 2111; ElEd 3201—Preprimary Theory and Pedagogy; and ElEd 3211—Practicum II: Field Experience in a Preprimary Setting
  2. Middle level communication arts and literature: any Spch course 1xxx level or above; two Engl courses 1xxx level or above (not College Writing); one Engl course 2xxx level or above (Engl 3021 recommended); ElEd 3202—Middle Level Theory; ElEd 3212—Practicum II: Field Experience in a Middle Level Setting; and EngE 4102—Methods of Teaching Communication Arts and Literature in the Middle School
  3. Middle level mathematics: Stat 1601, 2601, or 2611; three additional math courses at the 1xxx level or above; ElEd 3202—Middle Level Theory; ElEd 3212—Practicum II: 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 1xxx level or above; Anth any 1xxx level or above; two courses representing two different disciplines (Geog, Econ, Pol, or Soc); ElEd 3202—Middle Level Theory; ElEd 3212—Practicum II: Field Experience in a Middle Level Setting; and SScE 4102—Methods of Teaching Social Studies in the Middle School
  5. Middle level science: Biol any 1xxx level or above; Geol any 1xxx level or above; Chem any 1xxx level or above; Phys any 1xxx level or above; ElEd 3202—Middle Level Theory; ElEd 3212—Practicum II: Field Experience in a Middle Level Setting; and SciE 4102—Methods of Teaching Science in the Middle School

It is recommended that students complete additional coursework, a minor, or a second major supportive of their chosen specialty licensure area. Students seeking a non-education major or minor should consult the catalog for requirements in the area of interest.