Elementary Education (B.A.)
About the Program
Students enrolled in the Elementary Teacher Education program (grades K-8) will complete 78 credits of professional education courses, including a yearlong internship under the guidance of a faculty member and an on-site teacher educator in a local elementary or middle school. In accordance with state certification requirements, students will complete coursework for an "All Subjects, K-8" endorsement, as well as a minor endorsement in a second teaching area. It is the student’s responsibility to work closely with his/her advisor to ensure compliance with certification requirements.
Elementary Ed Core Requirements complete the following 8 requirements32 creditsWritten Communication, complete one option.Take ENGL 101 and 102.ENGL101 - Writing/Rhetoric I3 creditsENGL102 - Writing/Rhetoric II3 creditsTake ENGL 109.ENGL109 - College Writing & Research6 creditsOral Communication.COMM204 - Public Speaking3 creditsMathematical Ways of Knowing.MATH257 - Math Elem Teachers II4 creditsHumanistic & Artistic Ways of KnowingTake 1 ENGL-Literature course Choose from ENGL 175, 257, or 258.ENGL175 - Literature and Ideas3 creditsENGL257 - World Classics3 creditsENGL258 - International Literature3 creditsTake 1 course in the arts. Choose from ART 100, HUM 150, MUS 101, 102, or 150, or THEA 101.ART100 - Introduction to Art3 creditsHUM150 - Intro/Arts3 creditsMUS101 - Survey/Music3 creditsMUS102 - Music in America3 creditsMUS150 - World Music3 creditsTHEA101 - Survey/Theater3 creditsScientific Ways of KnowingNS174 - Nat Sci Elem Education4 creditsPHYS171 - Phys Sci Elem Educ4 creditsSocial & Behavioral Ways of KnowingTake PSYC 205.PSYC205 - Lifespan Develop Psyc3 creditsChoose 1 course, from HIST 111, 112, or POLS 101.HIST111 - US History I3 creditsHIST112 - US History II3 creditsPOLS101 - Amer National Government3 creditsTake GEOG 102.GEOG102 - Intro to Geography3 creditsIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values Requisite for all Integrative Seminars: Completion of ENGL 102 or 109, and 24 credits of General Education Core courses.ID300A - Animals and Society3 creditsID300B - Art and Censorship3 creditsID300C - Ethics and Identity3 creditsID300D - Ethics and Ecology3 creditsID300E - Ethics and Technology3 creditsID300F - Gender and Culture3 creditsID300G - Health Integrative Seminar3 creditsID300H - Law and Society3 creditsID300J - Terrorism3 creditsID300K - Values and Sports3 creditsID300L - Vietnam3 creditsID300M - Vulnerable Populations3 creditsID300N - Wilderness3 creditsID300P - Diseases and Society3 creditsID300Q - Econ of Good & Evil3 creditsID300R - Leadership & Ethics3 creditsID300S - NW Culture/Hist/Lit3 creditsID300T - Propaganda3 creditsID300U - Women in 20th Century3 creditsID300V - Gandhian Ethics/Values3 creditsID300W - Food and Agriculture3 creditsID300X - Civil Rights Movement3 creditsID301A - Hells Canyon Institute3 creditsSS350 - Ethics:3 creditsHUM350 - Ethics:3 credits
Elementary Ed Major Requirements complete the following 3 requirements70 creditsProfessional Foundations courses.ED214 - Prin/Educ-Field Exp3 creditsED216 - Phys Ed/Elem Teachers2 creditsED224 - Educational & Assistive Tech3 creditsHLTH215 - Elem Hlth Sci/Methods3 creditsRE217 - Children's Lit/Storytell3 creditsMATH157 - Math Elem Teachers I4 creditsPhase II Professional Studies, requires formal admittance to the Teacher Education Program. A minimum grade of B- is required for all Phase II courses.Theoretical Foundations, taken as a block. Take ED 318, 321, and 328, RE/SE 340, and SE 322.ED318 - Assessment/Learning3 creditsED321 - Educational Psychology3 creditsED328 - Math Methods K-83 creditsRE340 - Foundational Literacy4 creditsSE322 - Inclusion Strat K-123 creditsInstructional Design/Facilitation/Evaluation Strategies, taken as a block. Take ED 345, ED 424, ED 425, and RE/SE 342.ED345 - Culturally Relevant Teach3 creditsED424 - Techs for Teaching K122 creditsED425 - Methods/Management K-82 creditsRE342 - Intermediate Literacy4 creditsProfessional Internship Phase III. All courses require a grade of B- or above.Internship Inst Design/Facilitation/Eval I, taken as a block. Take ED 426, and 427, and SE 428.ED426 - Prof Intrnshp/Ed I K-87 - 14 creditsED427 - Prof Sem:Iss/Educ I1 creditSE428 - Adaptive Teaching I K-81 creditInternship Inst Design/Facilitation/Eval II, taken as a block with ED 429. Take ED 430, and SE 431.ED430 - Prof Sem:Iss/Educ II1 creditSE431 - Adaptive Teaching II K-81 creditTake 14 credits of ED 429. Or, take ED 429 for 8 credits and SE 484 for 6 credits if seeking Special Education minor & certification.ED429 - Prof Intrnshp/Ed II K-87 - 14 creditsSE484 - Special Educ Internship6 credits
Foreign Language 16 Credits for Bach Arts complete 1 of the following requirements12 creditsComplete four semesters of the same foreign or heritage language, for the Bachelor of Arts degree.SpanishSPAN101 - Elementary Spanish I4 creditsSPAN102 - Elementary Spanish II4 creditsSPAN201 - Intermediate Spanish I4 creditsSPAN202 - Intermediate Spanish II4 creditsNez PerceNP101 - Nez Perce Lang/Culture4 creditsNP102 - Nez Perce Lang/History4 creditsNP201 - Inter Nez Perce Lang I4 creditsNP202 - Inter Nez Perce Lang II4 creditsOther Foreign or Heritage languages
* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.