FIVE-YEAR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM (M.ED., BS) K-6 WITH READING AND ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) ENDORSEMENTS 

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MAJOR REQUIREMENTS


All Elementary Education majors must complete the following undergraduate and graduate level courses:

 Undergraduate courses

Code​ Course​ Credit​
EDU 102​ Human Development​ and Learning 3​
EDU 103 PM 1: Introduction & Foundations in Education​ 3​
EDU 115​ PM 2: ESOL 1: Cross Cultural Communication and 3​
Understanding​
​EDU 202 PM 3: Planning & Curriculum​ 3​
​EDU 248 ESOL 2: Methods of Teaching ESOL​ 3​
​EDU 302 PM 4: Instructional Strategies​ 2​
EDU 325​ PE/Health in the Elementary School​ 3​
​EDU 349 ESOL 3: Curriculum and Materials​ 3​
​EDU 416WI PM 5: Best Practices in Teaching​    2​
(fulfills Writing Intensive requirement)​
​EDU 417SI PM 6: Assessment of Learning​  5​
(fulfills Speech Intensive requirement)​
EDU 446 1-6​ Practicum in Schools  6​
One (1) credit hour course taken six different semesters​
EDU 455​ ESOL 4: Applied Linguistics for ESOL Education​ 3​
​EDU 456 ESOL 5: Testing and Evaluation of ESOL​ 3​
​ELE 202 CM 1: Mathematics I​ 5​
​ELE 301 CM 3: Social Studies​ 5​
​ELE 303 CM 4: Technology ​ 5​
​ELE 305 CM 5: Mathematics II​ 5​
​ELE 307 CM 6: Science​ 5​
​ELE 311 Foundations of Reading Instruction​ 3​
ELE 313​ Research Based Instructional Reading Practices​ 3​
​ELE 403 Music & Art​ Methods for Elementary Teachers 3​
​ELE 413 Foundations of Reading Assessment​ 3​
​ELE 417 Foundations &  Applications of Differentiated Instruction​ 3​
PHYS 104/116​ Astronomy/Lab 3/1​
​POL 205 American National Government​ 3​
Subtotal​: 89
  

 Graduate courses 

Code​ Course​ Credit​
ELE 501​ Clinical Applications and Demonstrations of Reading  ​ 3​
Endorsement​
EDU 513​ Introduction to Action Research​ 3​
​EDU 524 Student Teaching Seminar​ 3​
​EDU 525 Graduate Seminar​ 3​
​EDU 533 Teaching Leadership I​ 3​
EDU 534​ Teaching Leadership II​ 3​
​EDU 543 Action Research I​ 2​
​EDU 546 Practicum in Schools​ 1​
EDU 548​ Action Research II​ 3​
​EDU 553 PM 7: Student Teaching ​ 6​
                                                                                    Subtotal:​ 30​
​                                                                                          Total: 119​
 

                                                                     

 ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJOR Important Notes:
  • The B.S./M.Ed. Elementary Education Program requires a minimum of 152 credit hours. For full details see POS below.
  • All courses with a prefix of EDU and ELE must have a grade of “C” or better. The School of Education does not grant +/ – grades.
  • All core courses except International Studies (IS), Humanities (HUM), and Fine Arts must have a grade of C- or better.
  • The Elementary Education Teaching major prepares students in the Teacher Education Program for certified positions as elementary education teachers in public and private school settings, grades K-6.
  • Final 60 hours must be completed at Jacksonville University.

PROGRAM OF STUDY (POS)


 Due to the large number of required major courses and the semester specific major courses, the following Program of Study (POS) is required for Elementary Education majors. Any deviation from this plan may lead to additional semesters at Jacksonville University. Transfer students and students changing majors must meet with an Education Faculty Advisor to develop a Program of Study prior to registration for Education courses.

  
Freshman-Semester One (Fall)
Code​ Course​ Credit​
EDU 103 PM 1: Introduction and Foundations in Education 3​
EDU 102​ Human Development and Learning ​ 3​
MATH 110​ Mathematics of Motion and Change (One mathematics​ 3​
​course from the following must be completed:
MATH 110, MATH 112, or MATH 140).​
ENGL 103​ Introduction to Writing ​ 3​
​CS 150 Personal Productivity Using Technology​ 3​
                                                                                   Subtotal: 15
 
Freshman-Semester Two (Spring)
Code​ Course​ Credit​
EDU 115 PM 2: ESOL 1: Cross Cultural Communication and  3​
Understanding ​
ENGL 203​ World Literature ​ 3​
PHYS 104/116​ Astronomy/Lab​ 3/1​
​HIST 150 Modern World History​ 3​
                                                                                   Subtotal: 13
 
Sophomore-Semester Three (Fall)
Code​ Course​ Credit​
EDU 202 PM 3: Planning and Curriculum 3​
ELE 202​ CM 1: Mathematics​ 5​
EDU 248​ ESOL 2: Methods of Teaching ESOL​ 3​
ECON 201​ Principles of Macroeconomics ​ 3​
​EDU 446-1 Practicum in Schools​ 1​
                                                                                   Subtotal: 15
 
Sophomore-Semester Four (Spring)
Code​ Course​ Credit​
EDU 325 PE/Health in the Elementary School  3​
EDU 302​ PM 4: Instructional Strategies & Classroom Manage​ment 2​
POL 205 American National Government​ 3​
PHIL 101​ Introduction to Philosophy ​​ 3​
​IS xxx International Studies - JU Core​ 3​
EDU 446-2​ Practicum in Schools ​ 1​
                                                                                   Subtotal: 15

  

Junior-Semester Five (Fall)
Code​ Course​ Credit​
ELE 301 CM 3: Social Studies 5​
ELE 303 CM 4: Technology 5​
EDU 349 ESOL 3: Curriculum and Materials Development​ 3​
ELE 311 Foundations of Reading Instruction 3​
EDU 446-3​ Practicum in Schools ​ 1​
                                                                                   Subtotal: 17

 

Junior-Semester Six (Spring)
Code​ Course​ Credit​
ELE 305 CM 5: Mathematics II  5​
ELE 307 CM 6: Science 5​
ELE 313 Research Based Instructional Reading Practices​ 3​
EDU 446-4​ Practicum in Schools ​ 1​
                                                                                   Subtotal: 14

 

Senior-Semester Seven (Fall)
Code​ Course​ Credit​
ELE 413 Foundations of Reading Assessment 3​
ELE 455 ESOL 4: Applied Linguistics for ESOL Education 3​
EDU 416WI PM 5: Best Practices in Teaching 2
HUM xxx Humanities-JU Core 3​
​XX xxx Fine Arts - JU Core​ 3​
EDU 446-5​ Practicum in Schools ​ 1​
                                                                                   Subtotal: 15

  

Senior-Semester Eight (Spring)
Code​ Course​ Credit​
ELE 417 Foundations and Application of Differentiated Instruction  3​
EDU 417SI PM 6: Assessment of Learning 5​
EDU 456 ESOL 5: Teaching and Evaluation of ESOL 3​
ELE 403 Music and Art 3​
EDU 446-6​ Practicum in Schools ​ 1​
                                                                                   Subtotal: 15

 

Masters Year - Semester Nine (Fall)

The 15 credit hour semester is comprised of three (3) graduate level courses in addition to the 6 credit hour, 400 hour student teaching experience.
Code​ Course​ Credit​
ELE 501 Clinical Applications and Demonstrations for Reading 3​
Endorsement​
EDU 513 Instruction to Action Research 3​
EDU 524 Student Teaching Seminar 3​
EDU 553 Student Teaching 6​
                                                                                   Subtotal: 15

 

Masters Year - Semester Ten (Spring)
Code​ Course​ Credit​
EDU 533 Teaching Leadership I 3​
EDU 534 Teaching Leadership II 3​
EDU 543 Action Research I 3​
EDU 548 Action Research II 2​
​EDU 525 Graduate Seminar 3​
EDU 546​ Practicum in Schools ​ 1​
                                                                                   Subtotal: 15
                                                                                           Total:​ 152**​

 

** 152 total credit hours include (3) credit hours of free electives which are not included in program of study shown above.

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