University Bulletin 2020-2021

Print Bulletin Page

Elementary Education: K-6 (BS)

Bulletin Page Content

General Education Requirements (60 Hours: 47 hours plus 13 hours to Meet ALSDE 4x12 requirements)

Area I - Written Composition (2 Courses, 6 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  EH 101

  2. 3 hours:  EH 102

Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  CA 110

  2. 3 hours from:  EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236

  3. 3 hours from:  ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARS 101, *DRA 110, MUL 101

  4. 3 hours from:  AFR 101, ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARS 101, DRA 110, EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236, LG 101, LG 102, LG 111, LG 112, LG 121, LG 122, LG 131, LG 132, LG 141, LG 142, LG 151, LG 152, LG 153, LG 171, LG 172, LG 173, LG 201, LG 202, LG 211, LG 212, LG 213, LG 221, LG 222, LG 231, LG 232, LG 234, LG 241, LG 242, 251, LG 252, LG 271, LG 272, LG 273, LGS 101, LGS 102, LGS 106, LGS 107, LGS 110, LGS 111, LGS 131, LGS 141, LGS 142, LGS 161, LGS 162, LGS 171, LGS 172, LGS 181, LGS 182, LGS 201, LGS 202, LGS 206, LGS 207, LGS 210, LGS 211, LGS 241, LGS 242, LGS 261, LGS 262, LGS 281, LGS 282, MUL 101, PHL 110, PHL 120, PHL 121, PHL 131, PHL 231, PHL 240, REL 100, REL 200, REL 201

Area III – Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3 Courses & Labs, 11-14 Hours)

  1. 3-4 hours from:  MA 110, MA 112, MA 113, MA 115, MA 120, MA 125, MA 126, MA 227, MA 237, MA 238

  2. 4 hours:  BLY 101 & BLY 101L or BLY 121 & BLY 121L

  3.  4-6 hours from:  BLY 102 & BLY 102L or BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L, GEO 101 & GEO 101L, GEO 102 & GEO 102L, *GY 111 & GY 111L, GY 112 & GY 112L, PH 101 & PH 101L, *PH 104 & PH 104L, PH 114 & PH 114L, PH 115 & PH 115L, PH 201 & PH 201L, PH 202 & PH 202L

Area IV – History, Social & Behavioral Sciences (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from:  HY 101, HY 102, *HY 135, *HY 136

  2. 9 hours from:  AN 100, AN 101, ECO 215, ECO 216, GEO 114, *GEO 115, GS 101, HY 101, HY 102, *HY 135, *HY 136,  *PSC 130, PSY 120, PSY 250, SY 109, SY 112

Area V - Health/Physical Education and General Electives (7 Courses, 19 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  MA 201

  2. 6 hours from:  MA 110, MA 112, MA 113, MA 115, MA 120, MA 125, MA 126, MA 227, MA 237, MA 238, *MA 202, *ST 210

  3. 4-6 hours from:  BLY 102 & BLY  102L or BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L, GEO 101 & GEO 101L, GEO 102 & GEO 102L, *GY 111 & GY 111L, GY 112 & GY 112L, PH 101 & PH 101L, *PH 104 & PH 104L, PH 114 & PH 114L, PH 115 & PH 115L, PH 201 & PH 201L, PH 202 & PH 202L (NS for transfers)

  4. 3 hours:  KIN 100

  5. 1 hour: PE 101 activity course

  6. 2 hours:  Elective

_________________________

Students must complete a 6 credit hour sequence either in literature (Area II – EH 215 & EH 216, EH 225 & EH 226, or EH 235 & EH 236) or history (Area IV – HY 101 & HY 102 or HY 135 & HY 136

Major Requirements (60 Hours)

Professional Studies (5 Courses, 21 Hours)

  1. 21 hours: EDU 345, EDU 346, EDM 310, EPY 351, EDU 430

Teaching Field Core (14 Courses, 39 Hours)

  1. 39 hours: EDU 301, HS 365, EDU 300, EDU 303, EDU 311, EDU 312, EDU 313, EDU 330, EDU 331, EDU 332, EDU 335, EDU 336, EDU 337, EDU 362 

Minor Requirements (0 Hours)

A minor is not required for this degree program


Notes:

* Recommended Course

Courses in BOLD require admission to Candidacy as a prerequisite


Additional Information

E-portfolio and Assessment

Students enrolled in education classes are required to purchase a LiveText membership.

Teacher Candidacy – Elementary Education K6

This major contains a professional component comprised of upper level education courses (300-400 levels), grouped into three consecutive semesters (as shown on graduation plan: Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4), and are only available to students who have gained admission to Teacher Candidacy.

Admission Requirements for Teacher Candidacy:

Courses and GPA

  • Courses: 4 x 12 (12 semester hours in each of the four areas: English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Science with a grade of C or better). Plus, CA 110, EH 101, EH 102, EDM 310, EPY 351, EDU 330, and EDU 346
  • Hours: 60 credit hours of degree requirements completed
  • Minimum Grade Point Averages: 2.75 Program, 2.75 Professional Studies, 2.75 Teaching Field, and 2.75 USA GPA (all GPAs found in degree audit). No grade below a “C” is accepted in the 4 x 12, the Professional Studies, or Teaching Field.

Test

ALSDE Background Check

Application, Liability Insurance, and Interview

  • Completed and scheduled in the UCOM Advising Center during the semester prior to beginning Teacher Candidacy

Tier Prerequisites and Certification/Graduation Requirements:

Tier 2 Prerequisite

  • Admission to Teacher Candidacy

Tier 3 Prerequisites

  • Praxis – Elementary Education: Multi Subjects – All Passing Scores (Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies) https://www.ets.org/praxis/al/al_teacher_ed/
  • GPAs at Admission Requirement Levels
  • Successful Completion of Tier 2 with Grades of C or Higher

Tier 4 Prerequisites

  • Praxis – Teaching Reading: Elementary – Passing Score https://www.ets.org/praxis/al/al_teacher_ed/
  • GPAs at Admission Requirement Levels
  • Successful Completion of Tier 3 with Grades of C or higher
  • Student Teaching Application

Certification/Graduation Requirements

  • Successful Completion of Tier 4 with Grades of C or higher
  • GPAs at Admission Requirement Levels
  • Passing Score on edTPA
  • Applications for Certification and Graduation

Add-on Certification (s) available for K6 Teacher Education Majors (9-21 Hours plus required Praxis)

CT K-6 Add-on Certificate: No additional coursework required. Praxis Test Requirements: Subject Area-Special ED (required for certification).

P-3 ECE Add-On Certificate: 9 hours of coursework required EDU 348, EDU 398, EDU 498. Praxis Test Requirements: Subject Area: Early Childhood (required for certification).

P-3 ECE/SPE Add-On Certificate: 9-12 hours of coursework required: EDU 432, EDU 433, and EDU 497. Praxis Test Requirements: Subject Area: Early Childhood and Special Education (both required for certification).

 

NOTE: Praxis tests requirements are subject to change as prescribed by the ALSDE. Prior to registering for any Praxis exam, please verify current requirements by going directly to the ALABAMA portion of the ETS Praxis website at http://ets.org/praxis/al.

  

Elementary Education K-6 (BS): (120 Total Hours)

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 101 (CP) English Composition I 3
Fine Art **Area II, C 3
MA 110 or higher (CP) **Area III, A 3
KIN 100 Concepts of Health and Fitness 3
PE 101 - PE 157 PE activity course 1
*EDU 100 Professional Educator (**Area V, F) 2
     
      Total Hours  15

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
CA 110 (CP) Public Speaking 3
EH 102 (CP) English Composition II 3
BLY 101 (CP) Life Science I 3
BLY 101L (CP) Life Science I Lab 1
*HY 135 (CP) U. S. History before 1877 (**Area IV, A) 3
MA 201 (CP) Math for Elementary Teachers I 3
     
      Total Hours  16

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
*HY 136 or Social Science (CP) U.S. History since 1877 (**Area IV, B) 3
Literature (CP) **Area II, B 3
*MA 202 (CP) Math for Elem. Teachers II (**Area V, A) 3
*GY 111 or *PH 104 (CP) Physical Geology or Concepts of Physics (**Area III, B or Area V, B) 3
*GY 111L or *PH 104L (CP)  Physical Geology Lab or Concepts of Physics Lab (**Area III, B or Area V, B) 1
*GEO 115 or *PSC 130 (CP) World Regional Geography or Intro to U.S. Government (**Area IV, B 3
Take Core Exams     
     
      Total Hours 16

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EPY 351 (CP) Human Growth and Development 3
HS 365  HPE Curr/Methods Elem Teachers 3
Literature Sequence or Fine Art/Humanities Elective  **Area II, D 3
*ST 210 (CP)  Stats Reasoning and Application (**Area V, B) 3
*GY 111 or *PH 104 (CP) Physical Geology or Concepts of Physics (**Area III, B or Area V, B) 3
*GY 111L or * PH 104L (CP) Physical Geology Lab or Concepts of Physics (**Area III, B or Area V, B) 1
Take Elem Ed Praxis Exams (excluding reading subtest)    
      Total Hours 16 

Third Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EDM 310 (CP)  Microcomputing Systems in Education 3
EDU 330 (CP) Foundations of Reading Instruction (W) 3
EDU 346 (CP) K-6 Education 3
EDU 301 Arts in Elementary School 3
*GEO 115 or *PSC 130 (CP) World Regional Geography or Intro to U.S. Govt. (**Area IV, B) 3
Apply for Candidacy    
     
      Total Hours 15 

Third Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EDU 303 Field Experience SPE 1
EDU 312 Intellect and Physical Disabilities 3
EDU 313  Learning and Behavior Disorders 3
EDU 331 Teaching Reading 3
EDU 336 Teaching Social Studies 3
EDU 362 Behavior Management 3
     
      Total Hours  16

Fourth Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EDU 311 Partnerships in SPE 3
EDU 335 Teaching Mathematics (W) 3
EDU 337 Teaching Science 3
EDU 345 Field Experience 2
EDU 332 Teaching Language Arts 3
Apply for Graduation    
      Total Hours  14

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EDU 430  K-6 Internship 6
EDU 300 Classroom Management 2
     
     
     
     
      Total Hours
Notes
*Recommended Course 
**See Degree Requirements 
(CP) Candidacy Prerequisite 
BOLD courses require admission to Candidacy
(W) Courses that satisfy USA writing requirement (2 required)
Department of Leadership and Teacher Education (251) 380-2761
Chair  Dr. Susan Santoli
Professors Baxter, Bounds, Giles, Green, Kent, Santoli
Associate Professors Martin, Maulding-Green, Vitulli
Assistant Professors Brannan, Byrd, Carmouche, Delmas, Guffey, Johnson, Morton, Parrish, Reeves, Szatkowski
Senior Instructor Simpson
Instructors Holland

Department of Leadership and Teacher Education website
https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/ceps/lte/

Undergraduate

The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education leading to Alabama Class B certification in the following areas: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education. The department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a major in Early Childhood Studies.

Graduate

The department offers the M.Ed. degree leading to Alabama Class A Certification in the following areas: Art Education, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Secondary Education, and Special Education. The department offers the M.Ed. degree in Educational Administration with an emphasis in higher education leadership.  The department also offers the Instructional Specialist degree (Ed.S.) leading to Alabama Class AA Certification in the following areas: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Instructional Leadership, Reading Specialist, Secondary Education, Special Education and Teacher Leader. The department offers the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.