MESSAGE

Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education prepares students to use best practices to meet the needs of students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Teacher candidates learn to prepare lessons based on research based strategies and to meet the ever changing needs of the diverse society in which we live. Observation and teaching experience gained during the junior and senior years of the program provide real world experience on which to base instructional practices. The program provides training in current technology and techniques in effective classroom management to prepare teacher candidates with the tools to be successful in the K-6 classroom.

Concentrations

Along with the undergraduate degree, students are offered the following endorsements to enhance their teaching degrees: English (7-12), Reading (K-12), Science (7-12), Social Studies (7-12), Mathematics (7-12), and Mild/Moderate Disabilities (K-12). The Mississippi Department of Education requires students desiring a teaching license for kindergarten through sixth grade to choose two concentrations (eighteen hours) or two endorsements (twenty-one hours).

 

William Carey University - School of Education
Elementary Education Checklist (K-6 Certification)

STEP ONE
PRAXIS I: Reading (172)_____________ Writing (173) _______________ Mathematics (172)___________
OR
ACT (21): ____English (18) ____Mathematics (18) _____Reading (18) ____Science/Reasoning (18) ______

PRAXIS II: PLT-0622 (160) _________ Elem Ed-0011(158) ____________

STEP TWO Bachelor of Science Core (44 hours)

_____ENG 101 (3) English Comp I                                _____Soc Sci (3) Sociology, Anthropology, U.S. Govt.
_____ENG 102 (3) English Comp II                                     (SOC 101, SOC 111, PSC 201)
_____ENG LIT (3) Literature: World, Am. Eng               _____Lab Sci (4) Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy
_____ENG LIT (3) Literature: World, Am. Eng               _____Lab Sci (4) Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy
_____Fine Arts (3) Music, Art, Theatre                           _____Physical Science (3) Physical / Earth Science
             (MUM 101, ART 200, THE 135)                        _____MAT 131 (3) College Algebra or higher
_____HIS 101 or 201 (3) U.S. or World Civ.                  _____PSY 201 (3) General Psychology
_____HIS 102 or 202 (3) U.S. or World Civ.                  _____COM 101 (3) Speech

STEP THREE Quality Points ______________divided by 44= ___________GPA (Required 2.75 in the B.S. Core)

ADDITIONAL COLLEGE / GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (12 hours)

______REL 101 (3) Old Testament                              _____PED 1 hour activity course
______REL 102 (3) New Testament                             _____PED 1 hr –bowling, golf, tennis
______PSY 202 (3) Child Psychology                                         or
                                                                                       _____HEA 300 (3) Health

INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCENTRATION (21 hours)

______MAT 116 (3) Fundamental Numbers I               ______MAT 316 (3) Fundamental Numbers II
______BUS 102 or EDU 325 or Exam (3) Computers  ______EDR 308 (3) Early Literacy Instruction I
______SOC SCI (3) SOC, HIS, ECO, GEO, PSC        ______EDR 311 (3) Early Literacy Instruction II
______ART 319 or PED 338 or MUE 320

SPECIALITY/CLINICAL COURSES (30 hours)

______EDR 344 (3) Literature for Children
______EDU 345 (3) Social Studies in the Elementary School
______EDU 346 (3) Science in the Elementary School
______EDU 413 (3) Mathematics in the Elementary School
______EDR 407 (3) Communication in the Elementary School
______EDU 440 (3) Kindergarten Education and Practicum
______EDR 441 (3) Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Disability
______EDU 483 (9) Student Teaching Internship in Elementary School

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (15 hours)

______ EDU 300/1 (3) Introduction to Educ - Writing Intensive     _____ EDU 372 (3) Survey of Exceptional Child
______ EDU 436 (3) Class Management - Writing Intensive         _____ EDU 450 (3) Tests/Measurements/Evaluations
______ PSY 204 (3) Educational Psychology

ACADEMIC CONCENTRATIONS K-6 AND ENDORSEMENTS (Choose any 2 concentrations with 18 hrs)
(Any two 7-12 endorsements with 21 hours)

ENGLISH CONCENTRATION                                                    SOCIAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION

______ENG 101 (3) _______ _____                                           _____HIS 101 or 201 (3) Core _______ _____
______ENG 102 (3) _______ _____                                           _____HIS 102 or 202 (3) Core _______ _____
______ENG LIT (3) _______ _____                                            _____SOC SCI (3) Core _______ _____
______ENG LIT (3) _______ _____                                            _____SOC SCI (3) Interdisc _______ _____
Choose 3-6 hours from ENG                                                       Choose 3-6 hours from Soc Sci Not Psychology
______ENG ______ (3) _______                                                _____ _____ _______ (3) _______ _____
______EDR 407 (3) _______ _                                                   _____ EDU 345 (3) _______ _____
(7-12) ENG______ (3) _______ _____                                       (7-12) _______ (3) _______ ______
Highly qualified status for grades 7-12                                        Highly qualified status for grades 7-12
Choose from: ENG 310, 324, LIT Courses                                 Choose from: HIS 422, 423, US, World, Geo, Govt, Eco

SCIENCE CONCENTRATION Critical Needs                          MATHEMATICS CONCENTRATION Critical Needs

_____Lab Sci(4) Core _______ _____                                      _____ MAT 116 (3) Interdisciplinary _______ _____
_____Lab Sci (4) Core _______ _____                                     _____ MAT 131 (3) Core _______ _____
_____Phy Sci (3) Core _______ _____                                     _____ MAT 316 (3) Interdisciplinary _______ _____
Choose 7 hours from Science                                                   Choose 12 hours from MAT
_____ _____ _____(4) _______ _____                                    _____ MAT _______(3) _______ _____
_____ EDU 346 _______ _____                                               _____ MAT _______(3) _______ _____
(7-12) _______ (3) _______ _____                                          _____ MAT _______(3) _______ _____
                                                                                                   (7-12) MAT _______(3) _______ _____
Highly qualified status for grades 7-12                                        Highly qualified status for grades 7-12
Choose from: BIO, CHE, PHS, ANT                                            Choose from: MAT 341, 150, 132, 151

READING CONCENTRATION (K-12)                                    MILD/MODERATE DISABILITY (K-12) Critical Needs

______EDR 308 (3) ______ ______                                      _____EDU 372 (3) ______ _________
______EDR 311 (3) ______ ______                                      _____EDU 460 (3) ______ _________
______EDR 344 (3) ______ ______                                      _____EDU 461 (3) ______ _________
______EDR 407 (3) ______ ______                                      _____EDU 462 (3) ______ _________
______EDR 441 (3) ______ ______                                      _____EDU 463 (3) ______ _________
______EDR 474 (3) ______ ______                                      _____EDU 464 (3) ______ _________