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Major in Elementary Education - Teaching

B.A. Teaching Pgm

For further information, contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, SEC 618, 273-2167.
Department Website: http://www.uni.edu/coe/ci
2006-2008 Program Requirements
These requirements are for students who declare this program between Fall 2006 and Spring 2008. Students who declare this program under a different curriculum year should refer to their degree audit for requirements.

This major is designed to prepare K-6 General Classroom Teachers. Elementary Education majors will complete the Liberal Arts Core requirements, the Professional Education Requirements, the major requirements, a 24-hour area of concentration or an endorsement minor, and electives to complete a minimum of 130 - 140 hours (depending on minor chosen).  Additional information is available from the Teacher Education website, www.uni.edu/teached.

 
Courses
1-ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJORS WILL INCLUDE EITHER A
24-HOUR AREA OF CONCENTRATION OR ENDORSEMENT MINOR
2-ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJORS MUST SELECT 240:031 IN
PLACE OF 240:020 IN THE PROFESSIONAL ED REQUIRE-
MENTS UNLESS THE COMPUTER REQUIREMENT IS ADDRESSED
IN A MINOR SUBJECT FIELD OR ELECTIVE COURSE.
3-ELEMENTARY EDUCATION/MIDDLE LEVEL DOUBLE MAJORS
MAY SUBSTITUTE 230:117 FOR 230:116.
Required Hours
A 2.50 grade index on all course work at UNI and a 2.50 cumulative GPA is required for registration in  major courses in the department (210:XXX, 230:XXX, 240:XXX, 350:XXX).
210:161 Teaching Elementary School Science (Prerequisite(s): 210:150 or 210:151 or 210:152. Corequisite(s): 210:120 or 210:122; 210:164; 230:116; 800:134.) 3
210:164 Teaching Elementary School Social Studies (Prerequisite(s): 210:150 or 210:151 or 210:152. Corequisite(s): 210:120 or 210:122; 210:161; 230:116; 800:134.) 3
230:044 Children's Literature 3
230:115 Methods of Teaching Early Literacy (Pre- or Corequisite(s): 230:044.) 3
230:116 Methods of Teaching Literacy in the Intermediate Grades (Prerequisite(s): 210:150 or 210:152; 230:044; completion of Levels I and II of Professional Education Requirements; junior standing. Pre- or Corequisite(s): 230:115) 3
800:030 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (Prerequisite(s): UNI and cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better.) 3
800:134 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (Prerequisite(s): 800:030; UNI and cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better; full admission to teacher education is required.) 3
 
(3 Hours Required) Hours
SELECT ONE COURSE IN CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT:
3
210:120 Elementary Classroom Management (Prerequisite(s): 210:150 or 210:152. Corequisite(s): 210:161; 210:164; 230:116; 800:134.) 3
210:122 Middle Level Classroom Management (Prerequisite(s): 210:150 or 210:152. Corequisite(s): for Elementary/Middle Level Education Dual Majors: 210:161; 210:164; 230:116; 800:134.) 3
 
(3 Hours Required) Hours
SELECT ONE COURSE IN CURRICULUM:
3
210:150 Middle Level Curriculum (Prerequisite(s): 200:116; completion of Level I of the Professional Education Requirements; junior standing. Pre- or Corequisite(s): Level II of the Professional Education Requirements.) 3
210:152 Elementary Curriculum (Prerequisite(s): completion of Level I of the Professional Education Requirements - Elementary Education; junior standing. Pre- or Corequisite(s): Level II of the Professional Education Requirements.) 3
 
(2-3 Hours Required) Hours
SELECT ONE COURSE:
2-3
410:135 Elementary School Health Education Methods 2
420:045 Physical Education for the Elementary Grades (Prerequisite(s): 200:030; sophomore standing.) 3
440:045 Health and Physical Education for Elementary Teachers (Prerequisite(s): 200:030.) 3
 
(2-3 Hours Required) Hours
SELECT ONE COURSE:
2-3
210:123 Expressive Arts in the Elementary School (Prerequisite(s): junior standing.) 3
520:102 Music in Childhood Education (Prerequisite(s): junior standing.) 2
600:090 Art and the Child 3
 
Professional Education Sequence
Required
  220:150 Mtg Need Divrse Learners (Prerequisite(s): 200:030.) 2
  240:031 Educ Technlgy & Design 3
  280:170 Human Relations (Prerequisite(s): junior standing.) 3
 
Level I
  200:017 Exploring Teaching (Corequisite(s): 200:030.) 1
  200:030 Dyncs Of Humn Dvlpmnt (Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing. Corequisite(s): 200:017) 3
 
Level II  (Enrollment in Level II requires full admission to the Teacher Education Program)
  200:128 Teacher As Change Agent (Prerequisite(s): 200:017; 200:030; or equivalents. Corequisite(s): 200:148; 250:150.) 1
  200:148 Lrng/Inst Classrm Contexts (Prerequisite(s): 200:017; 200:030; or equivalents. Corequisite(s): 200:128. Pre- or Corequisite(s): 250:150.) 3
  250:150 Classroom Assessment (Prerequisite(s): 200:017; 200:030. Pre- or Corequisite(s): 200:128; 200:148.) 2
 
Level III  (Enrollment in Level III requires full admission to the Teacher Education Program)
  260:119 Schools & Americn Society (Prerequisite(s): 200:128; 200:148; 250:150.) 3
 
Student Teaching  (Requires additional admission requirements)
  280:1XX Student Teaching 12
 
Credit Summary
Total hours for Bachelors: 130
Total hours for Major in Elementary Education - Teaching: 31-33
Total hours for Professional Education Sequence: 33
 
Advising Notes
Liberal Arts Core: These courses from the major count toward the 45-hour UNI Liberal Arts Core requirements: 620:005 will satisfy Category 1A; and 48C:001 satisfies Category 1B. Freshman are strongly recommended to take Liberal Arts Core courses which can also be used for requirements in elementary endorsement minors. See an advisor at the College of Education Advising Center, SEC 189, for specific course selection.
 
Declaration of Major: A student may indicate their interest in an Elementary Education major any time after their admission to UNI. Formal indication of interest shall be made via the Declaration of Curriculum form at which time the student will be assigned an advisor.
 
Graduation Requirements: To be recommended for teaching licensure in Iowa, a student who graduates from the UNI Teacher Education Program must have an overall GPA of 2.50 and a cumulative UNI GPA of 2.50, submit fingerprint and waiver cards for mandated background checks, and pass additional exit requirements as noted in the UNI Catalog under www.uni.edu/pubrel/catalog/ugdegreq.shtml#teaching.
 
Major Course Pre-requisites: A 2.50 grade index in all course work at the University of Northern Iowa, and also a 2.50 GPA in all course work at this university and elsewhere, or the approval of the head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is required for registration in major courses in the department.

Elementary Education Majors: must select 240:031 in place of 240:020 in the Professional Education Requirements unless the computer requirement is addressed in a minor subject field or elective course.

Area of Concentration: Students will include either a 24-hour area of concentration or endorsement minor. The student may choose from one of the following areas of concentration or approved university minors: Art, Basic Science, Elementary School Media Specialist, Health Education, History, Literacy Education, Mathematics, Modern Languages (French, German, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish), Physical Education, Social Studies, Special Education, Middle Level Education or Early Childhood Education. In special circumstances a 24-hour emphasis may be approved by the head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in an area not listed. The hours required for the concentration or minor are not included in the major hours above. Credit hours will draw from the "University Elective" category in the Credit Summary area above.

Advising: Elementary Education majors should meet with an advisor at the College of Education Advising Center, SEC 189, to review Teacher Education admissions/graduation requirements and policies, to begin educational planning.  

Educational Planning:  Students should plan their course work so that the following courses are taken concurrently as a professional semester block, prior to student teaching: 210:120 or 210:122; 210:161; 210:164; 230:116 and 800:134.  To be eligible for the courses in the Professional Semester block, students must have completed Level II of the Professional Education Requirements, a curriculum course (210:150 or 210:152), and have a cumulative 2.50 GPA.  Students should plan their course work so that all Elementary Education courses are taken prior to student teaching.  In addition, students must achieve a grade of C (2.00) or higher in the following methods classes in order to student teach: 210:120 or 210:122; 210:161; 210:164; 230:115; 230:116; 800:134.  A student must have a cumulative, UNI, and major GPA of 2.50 in order to student teach in this major and should apply to student teach one year in advance.
 
Admission to the Teacher Education Program: To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, a student must fulfill the following requirements prior to registration for Level II courses:
1. Declare a teaching major via the Declaration of Curriculum Form;
2. Earn at least 24 semester hours of credit;
3. Earn at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA;
4. File an acceptable Application for Admission to Teacher Education (an unacceptable application is returned to the student for revisions and corrections);
5. Complete College Writing and Research (620:005) or the equivalent. Students entering UNI beginning January 2009 must complete this requirement with a grade of C- (1.67) or better.;
6. Complete Oral Communication (48C:001) or the equivalent. Students entering UNI beginning January 2009 must complete this requirement with a grade of C- (1.67) or better.;
7. Complete the Liberal Arts Core Category 1: Core Competency C (Quantitative Techniques and Understanding) math course or the equivalent with a grade of C- (1.67) or better. This math requirement is in effect for students entering UNI beginning January 2009 or later.
8. Pass the basic skills test (PPST) with a minimum total of 522 points, with no individual test score less than 170. Individuals with ACT composite scores below 25 are urged to prepare for the PPST
9. Demonstrate Acceptable Dispositions (absence of Notification of Concern);
10. Fulfill any additional requirements as prescribed by the Council on Teacher Education.

Additional Details are available from www.uni.edu/teached Licensure Information and Information for Students.

Human Relations Prerequisite: Enrollment in 280:170 requires full admission to Teacher Education, in addition to junior standing

Admission to Student Teaching requirements, including grade point averages, are outlined in the UNI Catalog at http://www.uni.edu/catalog/teacher-education-program.

Background Check: PK-12 schools may require proof of a background check prior to entering their buildings to work with students. Therefore, all candidates are strongly encouraged to complete a background check with the Department of Criminal Investigation prior to the first field experience. Teacher candidates will be expected to provide proof of a DCI check at Price Laboratory School.

UNI E-mail: UNI Teacher Education majors are expected to keep an active e-mail account, using the "username@uni.edu" address and to check this address at least twice weekly.
 
All Teaching Majors: For the most up-to-date and complete information about Teacher Education program, students should refer to the Teacher Education website www.uni.edu/teached. Students may check their progress in the Teacher Education program through the UNI Teacher Education (UNITED) Student System. All teacher education majors should read the complete listing of Professional Education Requirements at http://www.uni.edu/catalog/teacher-education-program.
 
Students should check with the department each semester in order to be certain this worksheet corresponds to the program requirements in effect when they declared their major. This worksheet is for advising purposes only. It does not replace or supersede the information provided in the UNI Catalog or the Schedule of Classes.
 

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Worksheet Last Updated: 08/04/2006
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