Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Sample 4-Year Plan: Elementary Education B.A.

Northern Kentucky University

This is one way a student can complete this program in four years if the student requires no remedial courses.

Major: Elementary Education (P-5)

FIRST YEAR

Earn and maintain overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Contact advisor about requirements for admission to a teacher education program.

Plan to take the CASE I tests in reading, writing, and mathematics.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Gen Ed: Self and Society; Individual and Society; PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology

3

Gen Ed: Communication; Written; ENG 101 College Writing

3

Gen Ed: Communication; Oral;

CMST 101 Public Speaking

3

EDU 104 Orientation; Education Profession/Program

1

Gen Ed: Culture and Creativity;

HIS 102 History of the United States through 1877 or HIS 103 History of the United States since 1877 recommended

3

Gen Ed: Global Viewpoints;

GEO 100 Global Viewpoints on Geography and the Human Landscape recommended

3

ENG Literature

3

Gen Ed: Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry; Mathematics and Statistics; STA 113 Introduction to Probability and Statistics recommended

3

Gen Ed: Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry; Natural Sciences with lab;

BIO 120 Understanding the Living World

4

Gen Ed: Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry; Natural Sciences with lab; SCI 110 Integrative Natural Science

4

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

14

SECOND YEAR

Earn a B or better in ENG 291 and CMST 101 (B- or below not accepted).

 

Check with advisor about FBI background check for admission practicum.

 

Contact advisor about admission to a teacher education program.

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

MAT 140 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle Grades Teachers

3

HEA 250 Health Education for Elementary Teachers

2

Gen Ed: Communication; Written;

ENG 291 Advanced College Writing

3

MAT 141 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle Grades Teachers

3

MUS 260 Music Fundamentals and Skills for Classroom Teachers

3

Gen Ed: Self and Society; Cultural Pluralism;

EDU 316 Racism and Sexism in Educational Institutions recommended

3

EDU 300 Human Growth and Development

3

Elective; ECO 205 Economics for Teachers recommended

3

Gen Ed: Culture and Creativity

3

ARTE 280 Art for Elementary Education

3

Elective (BLS 100 Introduction to Black Studies, WGS 150 Introduction to Contemporary Gender Issues or SOC 101 Global Inequities recommended)

3

EDU 305 Introduction to Education

2

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

16

THIRD YEAR

Earn a C or better in all education (EDU/EDS) courses (C- or below not accepted).

 

Join a professional club/organization.

 

Explore international student teaching opportunities.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Gen Ed: Self and Society; Individual and Society; PSC 100 American Politics or PSC 101 State and Local Politics recommended

3

EDU 302 Teaching of Reading

3

Elective

2

EDU 310 Teaching Language Arts in Early Grades

3

EDU 307 Admission Field Experience Elementary

2

EDU 314 Classroom Management

3

EDU 313 Instructional Technology

2

EDS 322 Instructional Planning for Inclusive Elementary Classrooms

3

EDS 360 Students with Exceptionalities in Schools

3

EDU 390 Elementary Field Experience I

2

ENG 386 Children's Literature

3

Elective: EDU 525 Differentiated Instruction in Literacy recommended

3

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

17

FOURTH YEAR

Complete all coursework prior to student teaching.

 

Apply to graduate.

 

Register for and pass appropriate PRAXIS tests (PLT and content).

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

EDU 306 Teaching Elementary School Mathematics

3

EDU 494 Clinical Experience Elementary

12

EDU 308 Teaching Elementary School Science

3

 

 

EDU 312 Teaching Social Studies in Early Grades

3

 

 

EDU 315 Educational Assessment: Elementary Schools

2

 

 

EDU 392 Elementary Field Experience II

2

 

 

PHE 250 Physical Education for Elementary Teachers

2

 

 

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

12

GRAND TOTAL OF CREDITS

120

Students are strongly encouraged to communicate with their advisor in the College of Education and Human Services on a regular basis to select general education courses that will also meet other program requirements. Courses listed as "recommended" have been selected by the program faculty because the course content will provide the pre-service elementary teacher with a broad base of knowledge that aligns with the content elementary educators are required to teach.

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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

The Catalog

Catalog Changes

University Accreditation

Employment and Earnings of Kentucky College Graduates

About NKU

Program Offerings

Admissions and Enrollment

International Admissions and Enrollment

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Academic Program Opportunities

University Policies and Procedures

Academic Support

Student Engagement

General Education

College of Arts and Sciences

Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business

College of Education and Human Services

College of Health Professions

College of Informatics

Pre-Professional and Interdisciplinary Programs

Course Descriptions

Course Description Notes

Accounting Courses (ACC)

Anthropology Courses (ANT)

Arabic Courses (ARI)

Art Courses (ART)

Astronomy Courses (AST)

Athletic Training Program Courses (ATP)

Biological Sciences Courses (BIO)

Business Informatics Courses (BIS)

Black Studies Courses (BLS)

Business Courses (BUS)

College of Arts and Sciences Courses (CAS)

Cooperative Education Courses (CEP)

Chemistry Courses (CHE)

Chinese Courses (CHI)

Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

Computer Information Technology Courses (CIT)

Construction Management Courses (CMGT)

Communication Studies Courses (CMST)

Communication Courses (COM)

Counseling Courses (COU)

Computer Science Courses (CSC)

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE)

Dance Courses (DAN)

Data Science Courses (DSC)

Economics Courses (ECO)

Education – Special Education Courses (EDS)

Education Courses (EDU)

Engineering Technology Courses (EGT)

Electronic Media and Broadcasting Courses (EMB)

English Courses (ENG)

English Developmental Courses (ENGD)

Entrepreneurship Courses (ENTP)

Environmental Science Courses (ENV)

Finance Courses (FIN)

Financial Literacy Courses (FLC)

French Courses (FRE)

Geography Courses (GEO)

German Courses (GER)

Geology Courses (GLY)

Health Education Courses (HEA)

Health Informatics Courses (HIN)

History Courses (HIS)

Honors Courses (HNR)

Human Resource Management Courses (HRM)

Health Science Courses (HSC)

Human Services/Mental Health Courses (HSR)

Informatics Courses (INF)

International Programs Courses (INTL)

Integrative Studies Courses (IST)

Italian Courses (ITA)

Journalism Courses (JOU)

Japanese Courses (JPN)

Criminal Justice Courses (JUS)

Kinesiology Courses (KIN)

Korean Courses (KOR)

Learning Assistance Program Courses (LAP)

Latin Courses (LAT)

Organizational Leadership Courses (LDR)

Library Informatics Courses (LIN)

Developmental Mathematics Courses (MAHD)

Mathematics Courses (MAT)

Medieval Studies Courses (MDS)

Management Courses (MGT)

Media Informatics Courses (MIN)

Marketing Courses (MKT)

Military Science Courses (MSC)

Music Courses (MUS)

Neuroscience Courses (NEU)

Nursing Registered Professional Courses (NRP)

Nursing Baccalaureate Courses (NRS)

Public Administration Courses (PAD)

Physical Education Courses (PHE)

Philosophy Courses (PHI)

Physics Courses (PHY)

Popular Culture Courses (POP)

Public Relations Courses (PRE)

Political Science Courses (PSC)

Psychology Courses (PSY)

Radiologic Science Courses (RAD)

Reading Workshop Courses (RDG)

Religious Studies Courses (REL)

Respiratory Care Courses (RSP)

Russian Courses (RUS)

Integrated Sciences Courses (SCI)

Sociology Courses (SOC)

Sports Business Courses (SPB)

Spanish Courses (SPI)

Statistics Courses (STA)

Social Work Courses (SWK)

Theatre Courses (TAR)

University Programs Courses (UNV)

Women's and Gender Studies Courses (WGS)

World Languages Courses (WLL)

University Administration

Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Appendices

Kentucky Residency

Index