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B.A., Elementary Education

logo-ncate.jpgThe Department of Teacher Education at Catawba College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers the initial licensure and M.Ed. in Elementary Education programs at Catawba College. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

 

EDUCATION: ELEMENTARY MAJOR (B.A. Degree)

Hours

The following course of study along with general college requirements and applied practice meet requirements for North Carolina initial licensure in grades K-6. Applied practice includes early field experiences assigned as part of the professional course sequence and student teaching. Students enrolled in EDUC 3102, 3103, 3104, 3105, 3106, and 3107 engage in extensive internship and mentoring experiences through the Catawba Overton Partnership for Excellence (COPE) program, a professional development partnership. All elementary education students who are considering North Carolina licensure are strongly encouraged to select HIST 2400 NC History as one of their electives. They are also strongly encouraged to select MATH 1132 Introduction to Statistics to fulfill the general education distribution. Students should note that MATH 1120 Survey of Mathematics I is required in the Elementary major and will fulfill 3 semester hours of general education requirements for Quantitative Literacy hours.

EDUC 2000 Introduction to Teaching and Educational Technology

3

EDUC 2105 Cultural Geography

3

EDUC 2150 Literature for Children and Youth

3

*EDUC 3100 Theories of Teaching and Learning

3

*EDUC 3101 Learning Environments and Professional Practice

3

*EDUC 3102 Elementary Methods in Literacy I

4

*EDUC 3103 Elementary Methods in Literacy II

4

*EDUC 3104 Elementary Methods in Science

2

*EDUC 3105 Elementary Methods in Social Studies

2

*EDUC 3106 Elementary Methods in Mathematics I

2

*EDUC 3107 Elementary Methods in Mathematics II

2

*EDUC 3010 Integrated Arts

3

ENV 1511 Conceptual Integrated Science and the Environment

3

MATH 1120 Survey of Mathematics I

3

MATH 1121 Survey of Mathematics II

3

PER 1945 Health and P.E. in Elementary Schools

4

PSYC 2340 Child Psychology

3

PSYC 3940 Psychology of Exceptionalities

3

HIST 1201 Survey of American History I                 
OR
             

HIST 1202 Survey of American History II

3

Total for major:

56

*Student Teaching

12

*EDUC 4500 Professional Leadership Seminar

3

*Permission of the Teacher Education Council required.


Criminal Background Check

All candidates must successfully complete a criminal background check before being admitted into any teacher education program. Furthermore, all candidates must maintain an acceptable criminal background and Catawba College student discipline file throughout the program. Details are provided in the Department of Teacher Education Policies and Procedures Handbook. An additional criminal background is required by several school systems within our contiguous area, which must be completed prior to final approval and placement for student teaching. Student teachers affected by this policy will be notified.