Elementary Education

DEPARTMENT OF LEADERSHIP AND TEACHER EDUCATION

Chair: Dr. Harold Dodge (251) 380-2894
Professors: Ellis, Feldman, Shaw
Associate Professors: Bailey, Baxter, Campbell, Daughenbaugh, Dodge, Giles, Gray,
Santoli, Smith
Assistant Professors: Baggett, Delmas, Green, Kent, Kinniburgh, McGowan, Piper,
Tunks, Turnipseed
Emeritus Professors: Terry Cronis, Mary Beth Culp
Senior Instructor: Byrd
Instructors: Kennedy, Simpson

Department of Leadership and Teacher Education web site

http://www.southalabama.edu/coe/lted/

UNDERGRADUATE
The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education leading to Alabama Class B certification in the following areas: Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education. For the fall term 2010 Elementary and Early Childhood Education and Special Education will be combined into a single program leading to multiple certifications. See web site for specific details.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Minimum General Studies (64 semester hours) For Elementary Education (K-6)
See College of Education General Studies Requirement.
Elementary/Early Childhood majors must take 12 semester hours in each of the following four disciplines: English language arts, mathematics (MA 110 or higher and MA 201), social science, and lab science (BLY 101 and two lab science courses representing two areas from BLY, CH, GY, PH, or GEO 101, GEO 102) with a grade of “C” or higher in each course.

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (K-6)
The program in Elementary Education is designed to prepare teachers for kindergarten through grade six. Satisfactory completion of the program and accompanying tests lead to a recommendation for a Class B Certificate in Elementary Education. Students may also qualify for a Class B Certificate in Early Childhood Education (P-3) through an additional internship placement.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
(no grade below “C” in professional studies or teaching field)
In addition to General Studies, the requirements for a B.S. degree in Elementary Education are:

Professional Studies (28 semester hours)
Curriculum, Teaching, and Media 7 hrs
EEC 345*, EEC 346*; EDM 310

Educational Foundations 9 hrs
EDF 315 and EDF 211, EPY 351, and SPE 400

Evaluation of Teaching and Learning 3 hrs
EPY 455*

Internship 9 hrs
EEC 430*

Teaching Field/Curriculum Area (36 semester hours)
EEC 332*, EEC 335*, EEC 336*, EEC 337*,
RED 330**, RED 331*, RED 333*, AED 301, MUE 301,
PE 166, EEC 300, HS 262

*Only for students admitted to teacher candidacy
**RED 330 must be taken prior to RED 331*

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO STUDENT TEACHING
In addition to meeting the College of Education criteria for admission to student teaching, Elementary/Early Childhood majors must have satisfactorily completed: 12 hours in each of the following four disciplines: English language arts, mathematics, social sciences, and sciences with a grade of “C” or higher in each course.

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO TEACHER CANDIDACY
In addition to meeting the College of Education criteria for admission to teacher candidacy, Elementary/Early Childhood majors must have satisfactorily completed: EEC 300: Classroom Management and 12 hours (as specified on the advising sheets or in PAWS) in each of the following four disciplines: English language arts, mathematics, social sciences, and sciences with a grade of “C” or higher in each course.

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