2+2 Elementary Education (BA) - Spring 2017 Cohort

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Courses are to be taken by both elementary and dual majors, unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2017
HPELS
2045
Health and Physical Education for Elementary Teachers
Methods and materials in health education and physical education appropriate for children. No credit for students with credit in HPE 3135 (410:135) or PEMES 2045 (420:045). No credit given to Physical Education or Health Education majors or minors. Prerequisite(s): EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030).
3 unit(s)
INSTTECH
1031
Educational Technology and Design
Selection and use of various educational technologies within an instructional design framework. Includes the design and production of media and the operation of hardware and software for Pre-K-8 educational use.
3 unit(s)
Summer 2017
ELEMECML
4123
Methods of Teaching Visual and Performing Arts Integration in the Elementary Classroom
Introduction, exploration and application of various methods for teaching and assessing visual and performing arts integration with content across the elementary curriculum. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. Must have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in this course.
3 unit(s)
LITED
3115
Methods of Teaching Early Literacy
Reading and writing instruction in grades PK-3, with an emphasis on integrating reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as integration across content areas. Prerequisite(s): Registration requires admission to Teacher Education program. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): LITED 1044 (230:044). Must have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in this course.
3 unit(s)
EDPSYCH
4152
Development of the Middle School Aged Child
Focus on the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of the middle school aged child (ages 11 to 15). Examination of the contexts of the middle school child including the home, school, and peers. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
3 unit(s)

Dual majors only

Fall 2017
ELEMECML
4150
Elementary Curriculum
Recent trends in the curriculum for children in grades K-6. Prerequisite(s): completion of Level I of the Professional Education Requirements - Elementary Education; junior standing. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): Level II of the Professional Education Requirements. Registration requires full admission to the Teacher Education Program. Must have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in this course.
3 unit(s)
ELEMECML
4152
Middle Level Curriculum
Examination of middle school design, programs, and practices for meeting the needs of young adolescents in grades 5-8, including middle school philosophy, history, interdisciplinary instruction and teaming, core curriculum, exploratory courses, and advisory programs. Students must be available for a Tuesday field experience. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): Level II of the Professional Education Requirements. Registration requires full admission to the teacher education program. Must have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in this course. Students must be available for a 10-hour field experience.
2 unit(s)

Dual majors only

LITED
4155
English Language Structures and Usage for K-8 Educators
The study of English language structures, usage, conventions, and variations across contexts. Emphasis on learning to teach these concepts to K-8 students, including English Language Learners. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. Must have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in this course. Priority registration for Middle Level Education Dual majors.
1 unit(s)

Dual majors only

MEASRES
3150
Classroom Assessment
This course is an introduction to the purposes and development of classroom assessment with a focus on diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment. Additional course topics include assessment ethics, standards of quality in assessment, communication of assessment data, the use of assessment data to make instructional decisions, and standardized assessment. Prerequisite(s): TEACHING 2017; EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030). Registration requires full admission to the Teacher Education Program. Must have a cumulative 2.50 gpa or higher to enroll in this course. Physical Education majors may substitute PEMES 3174 (420:174) for MEASRES 3150 (250:150). Music Education majors will be waived from MEASRES 3150 (250:150). Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): TEACHING 3128; EDPSYCH 3148 (200:148).
2 unit(s)
TEACHING
3128
Level 2 Field Experience: Teacher as a Change Agent
Field experience in which students are actively involved in preparing and teaching lessons in PK-12 school settings under the close supervision of a mentor teacher and field experience coordinator. In preparing, teaching, and reflecting on their lessons and other experiences, teacher candidates are expected to apply and document their understanding of teaching and learning processes, motivation, assessment, and classroom management. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): TEACHING 2017; EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030); or equivalents. Requires admission to teacher education and 2.50 cumulative GPA. Corequisite(s): EDPSYCH 3148 (200:148); MEASRES 3150 (250:150).
1 unit(s)
Spring 2018
CAP
3160
Community and Public Health
Examination of the major public health issues facing the U.S. and world population. Investigation of major public health initiatives, public policy, and ethical issues related to public health. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as HPE 3160)
3 unit(s)
ELEMECML
3164
Teaching Elementary School Social Studies
Basic methods and materials for teaching the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in history, geography, political science/civic literacy, economics and behavioral sciences. Prerequisite(s): ELEMECML 4150/5150 (210:152g) or ELEMECML 4151/5151 (210:151g); junior standing. Registration requires full admission to the Teacher Education Program. Must have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in this course.
3 unit(s)

Elementary majors only

ELEMECML
4135
Middle Level Instruction, Differentiation, and Assessment
Strategies for instruction, differentiation, and assessment for addressing the cognitive characteristics and needs of young adolescents in grades five through eight. Prerequisite(s): EDPSYCH 3148 (200:148); EDPSYCH 4152/5152 (200:152g); junior standing. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ELEMECML 4152/5152 (210:150g) or equivalent. Registration requires full admission to the Teacher Education Program. Must have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in this course.
3 unit(s)

Dual majors only

SOCFOUND
3119
Schools and American Society
This course analyzes the history, sociology, political economy, and philosophical foundations of K-12 education. Its focus is on the societal issues that impact student learning and classroom practice and the political processes that impact public education and the teaching profession. It is designed to cultivate critical thinking about themes pertaining to public schooling through an interdisciplinary lens. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
3 unit(s)
Summer 2018
LITED
3116
Methods of Teaching Content Literacy in the Intermediate Grades
Reading and writing instruction in grades 3-6, with an emphasis on integrating reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as integration across content areas. Prerequisite(s): ELEMECML 4150/5150 (210:152g) or ELEMECML 4151/5151 (210:151g); LITED 1044 (230:044); junior standing. Requires admission to teacher education program. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): LITED 3115 (230:115); must have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in this course.
3 unit(s)

Elementary majors only

MATH
3204
Mathematical Reasoning for Elementary Teachers III
Mathematics as problem solving, communication, connections, and reasoning. Includes geometry, measurement, and proportionality. Activities connected to elementary school mathematics. Designed for elementary education majors. Prerequisite(s): MATH 2204; UNI and cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better; junior standing or consent of department.
3 unit(s)
TEACHING
4170
Human Relations: Awareness and Application
Development of awareness of various societal subgroups, recognizing and dealing with dehumanizing biases, and learning to relate effective to various groups in order to foster respect for human diversity. Emphasis on self-awareness in human relations issues and how this awareness can be translated into positive relationships with others and integrated into one's professional responsibilities. Prerequisite(s): full admission into teacher education; junior standing.
3 unit(s)
LITED
4117
Methods of Teaching Content Literacy at the Middle and Secondary Levels
Literacy instruction in the middle and secondary grades, including understanding the reading process, literacy across the curriculum, improving fluency, and assessment of literacy. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. Registration requires admission to Teacher Education Program. Must have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in this course.
3 unit(s)

Dual majors only

Fall 2018
ELEMECML
3120
Classroom Management K-8
Focus on skills needed to plan, organize, manage, implement, and evaluate appropriate instruction in the elementary classroom. Prerequisite(s): ELEMECML 4150/5150 (210:152g); junior standing. Registration requires full admission to the Teacher Education Program. Must have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in this course.
3 unit(s)
ELEMECML
3161
Teaching Elementary School Science
Investigation of current textbook series, trends, teaching materials, and appropriate instructional strategies for contemporary elementary school science programs. Prerequisite(s): ELEMECML 4150/5150 (210:152g) or ELEMECML 4151/5151 (210:151g); junior standing. Registration requires full admission to the Teacher Education Program. Must have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in this course.
3 unit(s)
MATH
3203
Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School
Effective instructional models and strategies for teaching elementary school mathematics; involves selecting and designing mathematical tasks, creating an environment, and orchestrating discourse. Using and supplementing mathematics materials within a sound psychological framework for making instructional decisions. Prerequisite(s): MATH 3204; UNI and cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better; full admission to teacher education is required.
3 unit(s)
Spring 2019
TEACHING
3134
Elementary Teaching
Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Provides the student the opportunity to experience, in depth, the full role and meaning of teaching in a school setting. Experiences include planning and organizing for instruction, developing classroom teaching competencies and skills, evaluating pupil progress, participating in extra-class activities, working with special school personnel, and utilizing school and community resources in the instructional program. Prerequisite(s): completion of Levels I and II of the Professional Education Requirements.
4-12 unit(s)

Elementary majors will enroll in 12 units

Dual majors will enroll in 6 units

TEACHING
3137
Middle School/Junior High Teaching
Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Provides the student the opportunity to experience, in depth, the full role and meaning of teaching in a school setting. Experiences include planning and organizing for instruction, developing classroom teaching competencies and skills, evaluating pupil progress, participating in extra-class activities, working with special school personnel, and utilizing school and community resources in the instructional program. Prerequisite(s): completion of Levels I and II of the Professional Education Requirements.
4-12 unit(s)

Dual majors only (6 units)

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