2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Educational Theory and Practice, cont'd

Bachelor of Science in Education Degree
Broadfield Major in Elementary Education

Courses Credits
General Education Requirements
The General Education requirements for elementary education majors have been designed to prepare pre-service educators in a liberal arts curriculum that:  stimulates scholarship; promotes a critical understanding of human concepts; fosters individual fulfillment; nurtures the development of free, rational, and responsible professions; cultivates an appreciation for the values associated with life in a free, democratic society; develops intellectually competent, imaginative and vigorous educators; and encourages an analysis of values inherent in foreign cultures, the variety of American ethnic cultures with an aim toward developing a clearer understanding of other peoples.  The General Education program for elementary majors is similar to the General Education program established for all students at Montana State University Billings.  A complete description is on page 73.  Students should select General Education courses in consultation with their academic advisors.
31
I.  Global Academic Skills
A.  Mathematics
*M 131 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
(M 130, a prerequisite to M 131, is required in the Required Elementary Education courses)
3
B.  English
*WRIT 101 College Writing I
OR
*WRIT 201 College Writing II
3
C.  Communication & Information Literacy
*COMX 111 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
II.  Natural Sciences
A.  Life Sciences
*BIOB 101 Discover Biology
and/or
*BIOB 102 Discover Biology Laboratory.

3

1

B.  Physical Sciences
*PHSX 105 Fundamentals of Physical Science 3
*PHSX 106 Fundamentals of Physical Science Lab 1
III.  Social Sciences and History
A.  Social Sciences
*PSCI 210 Introduction to American Government 3
B.  History
*HSTA 101 American History I
OR
*HSTA 102 American History II
3
IV.  Cultural Diversity
*NASX 105 Introduction to Native American Studies
OR
*NASX 205 Native Americans in Contemporary Society
3
.V.  Arts and Humanities
A.  Fine Arts
*MUSI 101 Enjoyment of Music 3
B.  Humanities
Select from list on page 73.
3
Professional Core for Elementary Education 35
EDSP 204 Introduction to Teaching Exceptional Learners 3
EDU 200 Introduction to Education 3
EDU 220 Human Growth and Development 3
EDU 221 Educational Psychology and Measurement 3
EDU 353 Junior Field Experience 2
EDU 381 Curriculum Theory and Design 3
EDU 406 Philosophical, Legal and Ethical Issues in Education 3
EDU 495B Student Teaching:  K-8 12
HTH 101 Opportunities in the Health Professions 3
Required Elementary Education Courses 34
ARTZ 102 Fundamentals of Art for Elementary Teachers 2
EDU 397A Methods:  K-8 Language Arts 4
EDU 397B Methods:  K-8 Social Studies 3
EDU 397C Methods:  K-8 Mathematics 3
EDU 397D Methods:  K-8 Science 3
EDU 397E Methods:  K-8 Art 3
EDU 397F Methods:  K-8 Music 3
EDU 397K Education Methods:  Health Enhancement Strategies in the Elementary School K-8 3
EDU 433 Reflective Practices in Teaching Reading 4
*GPHY 121 Human Geography
OR *HSTR 102 Western Civilization II
3
M 130 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I 3
Additional Coursework Required for Broadfield Elementary 22
EDSP 310 Supporting Diverse Learners through Collaboration 3
EDU 270 Instructional Technology 3
EDU 343 Strategies for Managing Diverse Learners 2
EDU 383 Assessment in Education 3
EDU 484 Assessment in Remedial Reading 3
Area of Concentration electives in consultation with advisor 8
Restricted electives selected with advisor approval 6
Total minimum credits required for major 128
*May satisfy General Education requirements.

Suggested Plan of Study

Bachelor of Science in Broadfield Major Elementary Education
Students should talk with their faculty advisors prior to registration for classes.  It is a good practice to visit with the faculty advisor each semester.  The following suggested schedule provides a general overview of courses and work that will enable the Elementary Education major to progress through the degree in an orderly and timely manner.

First Year F S
WRIT 101 3  
EDU 200 3  
EDU 220   3
COMX 111 3  
PSYX 100   3
M 130 3  
M 131   3
MUSI 101   3
PHSX 105   3
PHSX 106   1
ARTZ 102   2
Gen Ed Humanities 3  
Totals 15 18
Second Year F S
BIOB 101 3  
EDU 221   3
WRIT 201 3  
GPHY 121 or HSTR 102   3
HTH 101 3  
HSTA 101 or 102    3
NASX 105 or 205   3
EDSP 204 3  
EDU 270 3  
EDU 381   3
PSCI 210   3
Totals 15 18
Apply for Admission to Teacher Education Program Spring Semester.
Third Year F S
EDU 343 2  
EDU 397A 4  
EDU 397B  3  
EDU 397C   3
EDU 397D   3
EDU 353   2
EDU 397K   3
EDSP 310 3  
EDU 383 3  
EDU 433   4
Elective  2  
Totals 17 15
PRAXIS II
Fourth Year F S
EDU 397E 3  
EDU 397F 3  
EDU 406    3
EDU 484 3  
Elective 6  
EDU 495B St. Teaching   12
Totals 15 15
Apply to Student Teach Fall Semester.
Apply to Graduate Fall Semester.
Apply for Licensure Spring Semester.

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