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Elementary Education BA

Bachelor Degree
Lewis-Clark State College
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Instruction Method
Online
Time to Degree
2 semesters

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.

Program of Study

  • Elementary Ed Core Requirements complete the following 8 requirements
    32 credits
    Written Communication, complete one option.
    Take ENGL 101 and 102.
    ENGL101 - Writing/Rhetoric I
    3 credits
    ENGL102 - Writing/Rhetoric II
    3 credits
    Take ENGL 109.
    ENGL109 - College Writing & Research
    6 credits
    Oral Communication.
    COMM204 - Public Speaking
    3 credits
    Mathematical Ways of Knowing.
    MATH257 - Math Elem Teachers II
    4 credits
    Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
    Take 1 ENGL-Literature course Choose from ENGL 175, 257, or 258.
    ENGL175 - Literature and Ideas
    3 credits
    ENGL257 - World Classics
    3 credits
    ENGL258 - International Literature
    3 credits
    Take 1 course in the arts. Choose from ART 100, HUM 150, MUS 101, 102, or 150, or THEA 101.
    ART100 - Introduction to Art
    3 credits
    HUM150 - Intro/Arts
    3 credits
    MUS101 - Survey/Music
    3 credits
    MUS102 - Music in America
    3 credits
    MUS150 - World Music
    3 credits
    THEA101 - Survey/Theater
    3 credits
    Scientific Ways of Knowing
    NS174 - Nat Sci Elem Education
    4 credits
    PHYS171 - Phys Sci Elem Educ
    4 credits
    Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
    Take PSYC 205.
    PSYC205 - Lifespan Develop Psyc
    3 credits
    Choose 1 course, from HIST 111, 112, or POLS 101.
    HIST111 - US History I
    3 credits
    HIST112 - US History II
    3 credits
    POLS101 - Amer National Government
    3 credits
    Take GEOG 102.
    GEOG102 - Intro to Geography
    3 credits
    Integrative 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 Society
    3 credits
    ID300B - Art and Censorship
    3 credits
    ID300C - Ethics and Identity
    3 credits
    ID300D - Ethics and Ecology
    3 credits
    ID300E - Ethics and Technology
    3 credits
    ID300F - Gender and Culture
    3 credits
    ID300G - Health Integrative Seminar
    3 credits
    ID300H - Law and Society
    3 credits
    ID300J - Terrorism
    3 credits
    ID300K - Values and Sports
    3 credits
    ID300L - Vietnam
    3 credits
    ID300M - Vulnerable Populations
    3 credits
    ID300N - Wilderness
    3 credits
    ID300P - Diseases and Society
    3 credits
    ID300Q - Econ of Good & Evil
    3 credits
    ID300R - Leadership & Ethics
    3 credits
    ID300S - NW Culture/Hist/Lit
    3 credits
    ID300T - Propaganda
    3 credits
    ID300U - Women in 20th Century
    3 credits
    ID300V - Gandhian Ethics/Values
    3 credits
    ID300W - Food and Agriculture
    3 credits
    ID300X - Civil Rights Movement
    3 credits
    ID301A - Hells Canyon Institute
    3 credits
    SS350 - Ethics:
    3 credits
    HUM350 - Ethics:
    3 credits
  • Elementary Ed Major Requirements complete the following 3 requirements
    70 credits
    Professional Foundations courses.
    ED214 - Prin/Educ-Field Exp
    3 credits
    ED216 - Phys Ed/Elem Teachers
    2 credits
    ED224 - Educational & Assistive Tech
    3 credits
    HLTH215 - Elem Hlth Sci/Methods
    3 credits
    RE217 - Children's Lit/Storytell
    3 credits
    MATH157 - Math Elem Teachers I
    4 credits
    Phase 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/Learning
    3 credits
    ED321 - Educational Psychology
    3 credits
    ED328 - Math Methods K-8
    3 credits
    RE340 - Foundational Literacy
    4 credits
    SE322 - Inclusion Strat K-12
    3 credits
    Instructional Design/Facilitation/Evaluation Strategies, taken as a block. Take ED 345, ED 424, ED 425, and RE/SE 342.
    ED345 - Culturally Relevant Teach
    3 credits
    ED424 - Techs for Teaching K12
    2 credits
    ED425 - Methods/Management K-8
    2 credits
    RE342 - Intermediate Literacy
    4 credits
    Professional 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-8
    7 - 14 credits
    ED427 - Prof Sem:Iss/Educ I
    1 credit
    SE428 - Adaptive Teaching I K-8
    1 credit
    Internship Inst Design/Facilitation/Eval II, taken as a block with ED 429. Take ED 430, and SE 431.
    ED430 - Prof Sem:Iss/Educ II
    1 credit
    SE431 - Adaptive Teaching II K-8
    1 credit
    Take 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-8
    7 - 14 credits
    SE484 - Special Educ Internship
    6 credits
  • Foreign Language 16 Credits for Bach Arts complete 1 of the following requirements
    12 credits
    Complete four semesters of the same foreign or heritage language, for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
    Spanish
    SPAN101 - Elementary Spanish I
    4 credits
    SPAN102 - Elementary Spanish II
    4 credits
    SPAN201 - Intermediate Spanish I
    4 credits
    SPAN202 - Intermediate Spanish II
    4 credits
    Nez Perce
    NP101 - Nez Perce Lang/Culture
    4 credits
    NP102 - Nez Perce Lang/History
    4 credits
    NP201 - Inter Nez Perce Lang I
    4 credits
    NP202 - Inter Nez Perce Lang II
    4 credits
    Other Foreign or Heritage languages
Grand Total Credits
128

* 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.