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Elementary Education, B.S.

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Requirements

The Professional Elementary Teacher Education Program at Utah Valley University is designed to prepare quality, entry level candidates for teaching in elementary education programs grades K-6. Students successfully completing the UVU professional teacher education program graduation and licensure requirements receive a baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education and a Level I Utah Professional Teaching License. To continue in the teacher education program, students are expected to maintain all program standards. They must maintain expected levels of competence in all coursework, field work, and student teaching with all course grades at or above a B- and a program GPA of 3.00 or higher. Additionally, teacher candidates are expected to adhere to standards of personal integrity, responsibility, and citizenship commonly expected of professional educators. The UVU teacher education program is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), the Utah State Office of Education, and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Total Program Credits: 120

   

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Reading and Writing-Complete ENGL 2010 with B- or higher
  2. Mathematics-Complete MATH 1050, 1055 or 2000 with a C or higher
  3. GPA of 3.0 or higher
  4. General Education  coursework completed
  5. GCompletion of Pre-Professional Core Requirements with a B- or higher (Math courses C or higher)
  6. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
General Education courses:*  
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or  ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: *** 3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 2000 Algebraic Reasoning with Modeling (3)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 2900 Health Education for Elementary Teachers 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution: 3
  ART 2100 Teaching Art for Children (3)  
  DANC 2100 Teaching Dance for Children  (3)  
  MUSC 2100 Teaching Music for Children  (3)  
  THEA 2100 Teaching Theatre For Children  (3)  
  PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span*** 3
 Discipline Core Requirements: 75 Credits
Pre-Professional Core Requirements: *  
  EDEL 1010 Introduction to Education ** 2
  EDEL 2200 Computer Technology in Education ** 2
  EDEL 2330 Childrens Literature ** 3
  MATH 2010 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I *** 3
  MATH 2020 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II *** 3
  PETE 2150 Elementary Physical Education SPARK Method ** 2
Professional Education Core Requirements:**  
  EDEL 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDEL 3100 Kindergarten Classroom 2
  EDEL 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDEL 330G Multicultural Understanding 3
  EDSP 340G Exceptional Students ** 2
  EDEL 3350 Curriculum Design and Assessment 3
  EDEL 4200 Classroom Management I 1
  EDEL 4210 Classroom Management II 1
  EDEL 4230 Classroom Management III 1
  EDEL 4240 Classroom Management IV 1
  EDEL 4400 Literacy Methods I 3
  EDEL 4410 Literacy Methods II WE 3
  EDEL 4420 Language Arts Methods 3
  EDEL 443G Teaching English as a Second Language WE 3
  EDEL 4510 Elementary Math Methods I 3
  EDEL 4520 Elementary Science Methods 3
  EDEL 4530 Elementary Social Studies Methods 3
  EDEL 4540 Elementary Creative Arts Methods 3
  EDEL 4550 Elementary Math Methods II 3
  EDEL 4620 Differentiation for Special Populations 2
  EDEL 4880 Student Teaching--Grades K-6 9
  EDEL 4980 Elementary Education Capstone Seminar 1
  EDEL 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project  2
 Elective Requirements: 10 Credits
Complete additional credits to meet requirements 10
Recommended elective courses:  
  ART 2100 Teaching Art for Children (3)  
  DANC 2100 Teaching Dance for Children (3)  
  MUSC 2100 Teaching Music for Children  (3)  
  THEA 2100 Teaching Theatre For Children  (3)  
  SLSS 120R Testing Strategies for Educators (1)  

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 3.0 or above. 
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

NOTE: Application forms are available at the beginning of each Spring semester, must be completed by March 1st, and can be obtained in the Education Department, 801-863-8527.

Footnotes
* Students must complete all Pre-Professional and General Education courses with an overall GPA of 3.0 before they are formally admitted into the Teacher Preparation Program.
** Must be completed with a grade of B- or higher.
*** Course requires a C grade or higher

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

 

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 or MATH 2000 College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries or Algebraic Reasoning with Modeling 3
Humanities Distribution 3
EDEL 1010 Introduction to Education 2
Elective  3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
MATH 2010 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I  3
Physical Science Distribution    3
EDEL 2330   Children's Literature 3
HLTH 2900          Health Education For Teachers 2
Elective    2
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 2020 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 3
US Institutions  3
Fine Art Distribution   3
3rd Science Distribution  3
Elective  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PSY 1100 Human Development 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
PETE 2150 Elementary Physical Education 2
EDEL 2200 Instructional and Assistive Technology 2
Biology Distribution 3
Elective    2
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 60

Semester 5

Course Title Credit Hours
EDEL 3000 Educational Psychology 3
EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
EDEL 325G Equitable Technology Integration 2
EDEL 3350 Curriculum Design and Assessment 3
EDEL 4200 Classroom Management I 1
EDEL 4530 Elementary Social Studies Methods 3
EDEL 4540 Elementary Creative Arts Methods 3
  Semester total: 17

Semester 6

Course Title Credit Hours
EDEL 3100 Kindergarten Classroom 2
EDEL 330G Multicultural Understanding 3
EDEL 4210 Classroom Management II 1
EDEL 4400 Literacy Methods I 3
EDEL 4420 Language Arts Methods 3
EDEL 4510 Elementary Math Methods I 3
  Semester total: 15

Semester 7

Course Title Credit Hours
EDEL 4230 Classroom Management III 1
EDEL 4410 Literacy Methods II WE 3
EDEL 443G Teaching English as a Second Language WE 3
EDEL 4520 Elementary Science Methods 3
EDEL 4550 Elementary Math Methods II 3
EDEL 4620 Differentiation for Special Populations 2
  Semester total: 15

Semester 8

Course Title Credit Hours
EDEL 4240  Classroom Management IV 1
EDEL 4980  Teacher Education Capstone Seminar 1
EDEL 4880 Student Teaching Grades K-6 9
EDEL 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project 2
  Semester total: 13
Must be formally admitted to the Elementary Education Professional Program to register for Semester 5-8 courses.
  Degree total: 120

Department

Elementary Education

The Elementary Education department is in the School of Education. To find the most up-to-date information from the Elementary Education department, visit their website.

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