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ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (ELED)
Division of Education
Division of Education
 
ELED 3101 - Teaching and Learning Strategies
(3.0 cr; Prereq-admission to the elementary teacher education program; A-F only, fall, every year)
Elementary school teaching and learning. Planning for instruction, learning theory, multicultural education, classroom management, use of technology in the classroom.



ELED 3102 - Reading Methods: Literacy and Language Instruction in the Elementary School
(4.0 cr; Prereq-admission to elementary teacher education program; A-F only, fall, every year)
Beginning and advanced reading instruction in the elementary grades. Includes study of theory, issues, literacy frameworks, assessment, materials, organization, and instructional strategies to scaffold children's literacy development.



ELED 3103 - Mathematics in the Elementary School
(4.0 cr; Prereq-admission to the elementary teacher education program; A-F only, fall, every year)
Standards, curriculum, assessment, and methodology for teaching mathematics in the elementary school. Includes the theoretical basis of methodology in mathematics and its application, measurement and evaluation, selection and use of instructional media and computer software, and meeting the needs of culturally diverse and special needs students.



ELED 3111 - Practicum I: Field Experience in the Elementary Classroom
(1.0 cr; Prereq-admission to the elementary teacher education program; S-N only, fall, every year)
Field experience in the elementary classroom.



ELED 3202 - Middle Level Theory and Methods
(1.0 cr; Prereq-3101, 3102, 3103, 3111; A-F only, spring, every year)
Developmental characteristics, organizational and instructional needs of pre-adolescent and adolescent level classrooms. Characteristics of effective middle level teachers.



ELED 3203 - Preprimary Theory and Pedagogy
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3101, 3102, 3103, 3111; A-F only, spring, every year)
The theoretical foundations of young children's development, historical foundations of early childhood education, interaction with families. Explore the methods, materials, and research for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum, assessments, and learning environments for children from ages 3-5. Required for students pursuing a preprimary endorsement. A 40-hour practicum experience (ElEd 3211) must be taken concurrently.



ELED 3204 - Advanced Childhood and Adolescent Development
(2.0 cr; Prereq-3101, 3102, 3103, 3111; A-F only, spring, every year)
Extended study of child and adolescent development with a particular focus on teaching and learning for early elementary and middle school learners. This is a required course for students majoring in elementary education.



ELED 3211 - Practicum II: Field Experience in a Preprimary Setting
(1.0 cr; Prereq-3101, 3102, 3103, 3111; S-N only, spring, every year)
Field experience in preprimary or kindergarten setting.



ELED 3212 - Practicum II: Field Experience in a Middle Level Setting
(1.0 cr; Prereq-3101, 3102, 3103, 3111; S-N only, spring, every year)
Field experience in the middle level classroom.



ELED 3213 - Practicum II: Field Experience in a K-6 Setting
(1.0 cr; Prereq-3101, 3102, 3103, 3111; S-N only, spring, every year)
Field experience in a K-6 classroom.



ELED 3993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.



ELED 4102 - Social Studies in the Elementary School
(2.0 cr; Prereq-3201, 3202, (3211 or 3212); A-F only, fall, every year)
Outcomes, content, integration strategies, and assessment of social studies instruction in the elementary curriculum.



ELED 4103 - Science in the Elementary School
(2.0 cr; Prereq-3201, 3202, (3211 or 3212); A-F only, fall, every year)
Standards, curriculum, and assessment of elementary school science. Includes theoretical basis of methodology and its application, assessment, selection and use of instructional media and computer software, and meeting the needs of cultural diverse and special needs students.



ELED 4104 - Language Arts and Literature in the Elementary School
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3201, 3202, (3211 or 3212); A-F only, fall, every year)
Theory, content, assessment, and strategies that support identification, selection, and use of materials and practices in the language arts and children's literature that foster children's language development and growth in reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing.



ELED 4107 - Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School
(1.0 cr; Prereq-3201, 3202, (3211 or 3212); A-F only, fall, every year)
Scope, sequence, and related activities in elementary health and physical education.



ELED 4111 - Practicum III: Beginning Student Teaching
(2.0 cr; Prereq-3201, 3202, (3211 or 3212); S-N only, fall, every year)
Participation in in-service, teaching, and teaching-related activities in preparation for student teaching.



ELED 4112 - Practicum IV: Cross-Cultural Experience in the Elementary School
(1.0 cr [max 2.0 cr]; Prereq-3201, 3202, (3211 or 3212); S-N only, fall, every year)
Field experience in the elementary classroom. [Note: special fee required if practicum is in Chicago]



ELED 4201 - Directed Student Teaching in Primary and Intermediate Grades (HDIV)
(12.0 cr; Prereq-4102, 4103, 4104, 4111, 4112, passing scores on MTLE Basic Skills or #; S-N only, spring, every year)
Students teach for a period of 10 to 12 weeks demonstrating application of approaches to teaching and learning in primary and intermediate grades under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and University supervisor. [Note: special fee required]



ELED 4202 - Directed Student Teaching in Primary and Intermediate Grades
(1.0 - 16.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-passing scores on MTLE Basic Skills or #; S-N only, fall, spring, every year)
For students who need alternative or additional student teaching experience. Students demonstrate application of approaches to teaching and learning in primary and intermediate grades under guidance of a cooperating teacher and University supervisor. [Note: special fee required]



ELED 4204 - Directed Student Teaching in International School at the Primary and Intermediate Level (IP)
(12.0 cr; Prereq-4102, 4103, 4104, 4111, 4112, passing scores on MTLE Basic Skills or #; S-N only, spring, every year)
Students teach for a period of 10 to 12 weeks demonstrating application of approaches to teaching and learning in primary and intermediate grades under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and University supervisor. [Note: special fee required]



ELED 4205 - Directed Student Teaching in the Elementary School
(1.0 - 16.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-passing scores on MTLE basic skills or #; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
For students from colleges that require A-F grading for student teaching through the Global Student Teaching Program. [Note: special fee required]



ELED 4206 - Directed Student Teaching in Preprimary Classroom (HDIV)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3201, 3203, 3211, passing scores on MTLE basic skills or #; S-N only, spring, every year)
Students teach for a period of 4 weeks demonstrating application of approaches to teaching and learning in preprimary grades under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and University supervisor. [Note: special fee required]



ELED 4207 - Directed Student Teaching in Middle Level Classroom (HDIV)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3202, 3212, appropriate methods course, passing scores on MTLE basic skills or #; S-N only, spring, every year)
Students teach for a period of 4 weeks demonstrating application of approaches to teaching and learning in middle level grades under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and University supervisor. [Note: special fee required]



ELED 4993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.



 
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