Bachelor of Science in Education - Elementary Education

Candidates completing the elementary education program are eligible for initial teacher certification and endorsement to teach in K-6 classrooms.  The program of study is divided into five areas: General Education, Professional Education Sequence, Related Content Courses, Elementary Professional requirements, and a concentration area. The concentrations enhance the knowledge, skills, and marketability of the prospective teacher.

 

Courses required for major (core curriculum)

Candidates must complete coursework in the following related content courses:

MTCH 2000Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers l

3 credits

MTCH 2010Mathematics for Elementary Teachers ll

3 credits

Professional Education Sequence

EDUC 2010Human Growth and Learning

3 credits

EDUC 2020Educational Foundations

3 credits

EDUC 2030Human Relations for Bias-Free Classrooms

3 credits

TED 2400Planning for Effective Teaching

6 credits

TED 2404Practicum: Planning for Effective Teaching

0 credits

Candidate for a degree or teaching endorsement must complete the following Elementary Professional requirements:

SPED 3800Differentiation and Inclusive Practices

3 credits

HPER 2400Health Ed. & Physical Ed. for the Elementary School Teacher

3 credits

TED 2360Children's Literature

3 credits

TED 3350Teaching and Assessing Reading in Elementary Schools

6 credits

TED 4310Assessment and Classroom Management for the Elementary Teacher

3 credits

TED 4320Teaching of Social Studies: Elementary

3 credits

TED 4324Final ELED Practicum

0 credits

TED 4330Teaching of Mathematics: Elementary

3 credits

TED 4340Teaching of Science: Elementary

3 credits

TED 4350Teaching of Reading and Language Arts

6 credits

TED 4600Clinical Practice and Seminar: Elementary or Secondary Level

12 credits

Select one of the following concentration areas

English as a Second Language Concentration

CMST 4530/CMST 8536Intercultural Communication-US

3 credits

TED 3000Special Projects

0 - 3 credits

TED 3050/TED 8055Foundations of English as a Second Language (ESL)

3 credits

TED 4120Reading & Writing in Elementary Content Areas

3 credits


Inclusive Practices Concentration:

SPED 4640/SPED 8646Methods and Materials in Special Education

3 credits

SPED 4810/SPED 8816Behavior Interventions and Supports

3 credits

SPED 3020Data Collection Technique: Role in Teaching Learning Process

3 credits

SPED 4000Practicum in Special Education

3 credits

Inclusive Practices Concentration (Option B)
SPED 4230/SPED 8236Language Development and Disorders for Teachers

3 credits

SPED 4710/SPED 8716Interactions and Collaboration

3 credits

SPED 4800/SPED 8806Social and Emotional Development of Children and Youth

3 credits

SPED 4810/SPED 8816Behavior Interventions and Supports

3 credits

School Library Concentration:

TED 2160Introduction to Library Services

3 credits

TED 4000/TED 8006Special Methods in the Content Area

3 credits

TED 4590/TED 8596Teaching and Learning in Digital Environments

3 credits

TED 4660Young Adult Literature

3 credits

STEM Concentration:

Select one:

BIOL 1020Principles of Biology

5 credits

BIOI 1000Introduction to Bioinformatics

3 credits

Select one set of lab courses:

CHEM 1140Fundamentals of College Chemistry

4 credits

CHEM 1144Fundamentals of College Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 1010Chemistry in The Environment and Society

3 credits

CHEM 1014Chemistry in the Environment and Society Laboratory

1 credit

Select one set of lab courses:

PHYS 1030Physics of Everyday Life

3 credits

PHYS 1034Physics of Everyday Life Laboratory

1 credit

PHYS 1350Principles of Astronomy

3 credits

PHYS 1354Introductory Astronomy Lab

1 credit

Select one:

GEOL 1010Environmental Geology

3 credits

GEOL 1100Earth System Science

3 credits

Elective

1 Credit

TED 1100Inquiry-based Thinking in STEM

3 credits

A candidate in elementary education may elect to complete an additional endorsement program, instead of or in addition to a concentration, in one of the following areas:


Early Childhood:
TED 2250Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 credits

TED 2310Family-Centered Partnerships

3 credits

TED 4250Guidance of Young Children

3 credits

TED 4260Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education

3 credits

TED 4280The Creative Arts in Early Childhood Education

3 credits

TED 4290Inquiry in Early Childhood Science and Mathematics Education

3 credits

TED 4220Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Education

3 credits

Deaf/Hard of Hearing:
SPED 1500Introduction to Special Education

3 credits

SPED 1110American Sign Language I

3 credits

SPED 1114American Sign Language I Lab

1 credit

SPED 1120American Sign Language II

3 credits

SPED 1124American Sign Language II Lab

1 credit

SPED 2110American Sign Language III

3 credits

SPED 2114American Sign Language III Lab

1 credit

SPED 2120American Sign Language IV

3 credits

SPED 2124American Sign Language IV Lab

1 credit

SPED 2200History, Psychology and Sociology of Deafness

3 credits

SPED 3110American Sign Language V

3 credits

SPED 3114American Sign Language V Lab

1 credit

SPED 4150Reading and Writing Instruction for Students with Disabilities

3 credits

SPED 4240Teaching/Interpreting Language to Deaf/Hard of Hearing

5 credits

SPED 4330Aural Rehabilitation

3 credits

SPED 4350Teaching Content Subjects to Deaf/Hard of Hearing

4 credits

SPED 4710/SPED 8716Interactions and Collaboration

3 credits

SPED 4720Clinical Practice in Special Education

12 credits

SPED 4810/SPED 8816Behavior Interventions and Supports

3 credits

**SPED 4720 Competency in sign language is required for student teaching.

**SPED 4650 For 7-12 only

English as a Second Language:

CMST 4530/CMST 8536Intercultural Communication-US

3 credits

TED 3050/TED 8055Foundations of English as a Second Language (ESL)

3 credits

TED 4120Reading & Writing in Elementary Content Areas

3 credits

TED 4000/TED 8006Special Methods in the Content Area

3 credits


School Librarian:

TED 2160Introduction to Library Services

3 credits

TED 2360Children's Literature

3 credits

TED 4000/TED 8006Special Methods in the Content Area

3 credits

TED 4590/TED 8596Teaching and Learning in Digital Environments

3 credits

TED 4660Young Adult Literature

3 credits

TED 4710Research and Inquiry

3 credits

TED 4740/TED 8746Organization of Information

3 credits

TED 4760Managing Collections in Libraries and Information Agencies

3 credits

TED 4800/TED 8806Leadership and Management in Libraries

3 credits

TED 4600Clinical Practice and Seminar: Elementary or Secondary Level

12 credits

Along with a Library elective - 3 credits

 

Special Education:

SPED 1500Introduction to Special Education

3 credits

SPED 3020Data Collection Technique: Role in Teaching Learning Process

3 credits

SPED 4010/COUN 8016/SPED 8016/COUN 4010Mental Health in Schools: Risk Factors and Interventions

3 credits

SPED 4230/SPED 8236Language Development and Disorders for Teachers

3 credits

SPED 4650/COUN 8656/SPED 8656Transition Planning

3 credits

SPED 4150Reading and Writing Instruction for Students with Disabilities

3 credits

SPED 4640/SPED 8646Methods and Materials in Special Education

3 credits

SPED 4710/SPED 8716Interactions and Collaboration

3 credits

SPED 4800/SPED 8806Social and Emotional Development of Children and Youth

3 credits

SPED 4810/SPED 8816Behavior Interventions and Supports

3 credits

SPED 4700Clinical Practice in Special Education

6 credits

SPED 4000Practicum in Special Education

3 credits

For more information and a complete listing of program requirements, visit the College of Education website at  http://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-education/academics/areas-of-study.php.

Contact

Roskens Hall 212

6001 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE 68182-0163

402-554-3666

Website

http://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-education/teacher-education/undergraduate/elementary-education.php