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Elementary Education

Consult your current program plan.  Note the following curricular changes and the year they go into effect.

 

  1. Biology replaces Our Living World.  Either course fulfills this science requirement.  This change begins in 2013-2014.
  2. Physical Science replaces Our Physical World.  Either course fulfills this science requirement.  This change begins in 2013-2014.
  3. World Regional Geography replaces Geography of North America.  Either course fulfills this social science requirement.  This change begins in 2013-2014.
  4. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers replaces Contemporary Mathematics for Teachers and Modern Concepts of Geometry.  Any one of these three courses fulfills this mathematics requirement.  This change begins in 2013-2014.
  5. Educating the Exceptional Learner (3 credits) replaces Educating the Exceptional Child (2 credits).  Either course fulfills this special education requirement.  This change begins in 2013-2014.
  6. Literacy Clinical (1 credit) replaces the Junior Clinical (.5 credit).  Either clinical fulfills this requirement.  This change begins in 2013-2014.
  7. Choir and Wind Symphony will each earn 1 credit (currently .5 credit).  Students are required to earn 2 vocal/choral credits.  This change begins in 2013-2014.
  8. In addition to the general education requirements of Fitness for Life (1 credit) and two activity courses (.5 credit each = 1 credit), one additional credit of activity courses (2 activity courses) are required for a total of 3 physical education credits.  This change begins in 2013-2014.
  9. First Aid/CPR certification taken during your final year is strongly encouraged, but not required.  The nurse will offer this certification.  This change begins in 2013-2014.
  10. In 2014-2015 a new course, Teaching Science Concepts, will be taught.  It will eventually replace Teaching Science (in the professional semester).  Current students need to continue to take Teaching Science (in the professional semester) through 2015-2016.   All current students also need to take Physical Geography next semester or next year (2013-14) after which it will no longer be offered due to a rearrangement of topics between Teaching Science Concepts and Physical Science.

I heard some courses will be dropped. Can I drop those courses second semester?

No, most dropped courses have replacement courses. Since dropped courses may contain licensure requirements and since your future schedules may not permit you to take the replacement courses, you need to follow your current program plan for second semester.