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Option Early Childhood/Elementary Teaching Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Education - College of Education

This option is for students wanting to earn a bachelor’s degree in Education and qualify for an Oregon Teaching License to teach multiple subjects at the early childhood/elementary (grade PreK-6 in a self-contained classroom) levels.

Pre-Education Level

Students at this level will be taking general education prerequisite courses and required content course work.

Note: Pre-Education students should meet with the Double Degree Advisor at least once a year in order to ensure they are on track to meet the prerequisite and content mastery requirements prior to applying to the Professional Level.

Pre-Education General Course Work (18 credits)

Taken prior to Professional Level:
ED 216. *Purpose, Structure, & Function of Education in a Democracy (3)
ED 219. Civil Rights and Multicultural Issues in Education (3)
ED 253. Learning Across the Lifespan (3) (Not required if you have taken HDFS 311, 313 and 314 with a 3.0 or higher GPA)
ED 309. Field Practicum (3) (Can be waived with 60 hours supervised/documented volunteer service)
ED 472. Foundations of ESOL Education (3) 
ED 479. Linguistics for Teachers (3)

Early Childhood/Elementary Content Mastery Requirements (66–67 credits)

Completed prior to Professional Level. These requirements are based on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards/Generalist, Standard II: Knowledge of Content and Curriculum. Most of these courses will also meet requirements for student's first degree.

Standard 1. English Language Arts (15 credits)

Know the important themes, ideas, concepts, and strategies central to learning how to read, write, speak, view and listen.

A minimum of 6 credits of English:
Any two ENG courses

A minimum of 6 credits of writing required:
WR 121. *English Composition (3) required
WR 222. *English Composition (3)
   or any ^WIC Course (3)

A minimum of 3 credits speaking, viewing, listening – choose 1 course:
COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
COMM 218. *Interpersonal Communication (3)
   or any other communication/speech course (3)

Standard 2. Social Studies (10–11 credits)

Know the major issues, concepts, themes and ideas in social studies.

A minimum of 4 credits of US history – choose 1 course from below:
HST 201. *History of the United States (4)
HST 202. *History of the United States (4)
HST 203. *History of the United States (4)
Note: These history courses need not be taken in sequence.

A minimum of 3 credits of geography, political science, economics, or civics – choose 1 course from below:
GEOG 105. *Geography of the Non-Western World (3)
GEOG 106. *Geography of the Western World (3)
   or any civics, economics or other geography course (3)

A minimum of 3 credits of Difference, Power, and Discrimination or equity focused classes – choose 1 course from below:
DHE 270. *Appearance, Power and Society (4)
ENG/FILM 220. *Topics in Difference, Power, and Discrimination (4)
ES 351. *Ethnic Minorities in Oregon (4)
ES/ANTH/WLC 459. Language, Race and Racism in the U.S.: Advanced Study (4)
HDFS 201. *Contemporary Families in the US (3)
PHL 280. *Ethics of Diversity (4)
SOC 206. *Social Problems and Issues (3)
SOC 312. *Sociology of the Family (4)
SOC 426. *Social Inequality (4)
WGSS 325. *Disney: Gender, Race, Empire (3)

Standard 3. Mathematics (15 credits)

Know the major concepts, procedures, processes, and ideas of mathematics that define number systems and number sense, computation, geometry, algebra, measurement, and statistics and probability.

All 4 courses are required (15):
MTH 211. *Foundations of Elementary Mathematics (4)
MTH 212. Foundations of Elementary Mathematics (4)
MTH 390. Foundations of Elementary Mathematics (4)
SED 414. Inquiry in Mathematics and Mathematics Education (3) (Elementary Section)

Standard 4. Science (15 credits)

Draw on own knowledge of fundamental ideas and concepts in Earth and space science, life science, and physical science and their relationship to one another and/or other disciplines.

All 4 science courses are required (15):
BI 101. *General Biology (4)
GEO 201. *Physical Geology (4)
PH 111. *Inquiring into Physical Phenomena (4)
SED 413. Inquiry in Science and Science Education (3) (Elementary Section)

Standard 5. The Arts or Technology in Teaching (3 credits)

Understand the intrinsic value of the arts and their usefulness in providing insight into other disciplines.
Understand uses of technology in classroom teaching.
A minimum of 3 credits in any art, music, theater arts or educational technology course.

Standard 6. Educational Foundations (8 credits)

In addition to the above content requirements, a knowledge of early childhood/elementary learners.

HDFS 311. Infant and Child Development (4)
HDFS 313. Adolescent Development (4)

Professional Level

To be accepted into the Professional Level, a student must have completed the required Pre-Education General Courses and the Content Mastery Requirements with a minimum 3.0 GPA or by special petition. In addition, students need two letters of recommendation and passing scores on all required Oregon licensure exams.

Professional Level Course Work (40 credits)

Taken during the Professional year-long program.

ED 340. ^Supportive Differentiated Environments (3)
ED 407. Seminar (2)
ED 409. Practicum/Clinical Experience (2) (September Practicum)
ED 409. Practicum/Clinical Experience (3) (Fall Practicum)
ED 410. Internship/Work Experience (3) (Part-time Student Teaching)
ED 410. Internship/Work Experience (10) (Full-time Student Teaching)
ED 424. Teacher as Reflective Practitioner (2)
ED 456. Strategies for Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies (3)
ED 457. Teaching Elementary Mathematics for Understanding (3)
ED 473. Instructional Approaches for ESOL Education (3)
ED 483. Developmental Reading (3)
SED 459. Science and the Nature of Inquiry (3)


* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Option Code: 64

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