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Dual Certification (B.S.Ed.) (Fall 2008)

Early Childhood and Elementary Education (N-K-3/K-6)

Administered by Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Effective Fall 2008

Requirements for Certification in Early Childhood Education (N-K-3) and Elementary Education (K-6) develop knowledge of the nature of the child, the nature of the school and center, the learning process, general methods of teaching and methods of teaching particular subjects and to provide student teaching experience. A total of 65 semester hours is taken in required courses. None may be taken on a pass/fail basis. An area of concentration is optional. No free electives are available for this program. In addition to the 120-credit requirement for a Bloomsburg University degree, education majors are subject to background checks and passage of Praxis exams.

General Education Requirements

Among 50-53 credits of general education requirements some courses are specifically required. At most, one course which an individual uses to satisfy specific requirements in communication, quantitative/analytical reasoning or values/ethics may be used to satisfy distribution requirements. See your adviser.

Nine credits of communication, including 20.101 and 20.201

25.103 Public Speaking or 25.104 Interpersonal Communication

48.101 General Psychology

48.211 Child Psychology

45.211 Sociology or 46.200 Anthropology

70.101 Exceptional Individual

53.201 Theory of Arithmetic

Any other math course

Any biology course

54.103 Physical Science or see your adviser

Professional Education Courses

60.204 Educational Computing and Technology

60.251 Psychological Foundations of Education or 48.251 Psychological Foundations

60.291 Principles of Teaching

60.311 Classroom Measurement and Assessment or 79.301 Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Elementary School

60.393 Social Foundations of Education or 60.406 Multicultural Education

62.121 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

62.302 Teaching Science in the Elementary School

62.304 Teaching Environmental Education in the Elementary School

62.310 Teaching Fine Arts in the Elementary School

62.322 Seminar in Learning Experiences with Young Children

62.371 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School

62.373 Diagnostic and Inclusionary Practices for Literacy

62.390 Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School

62.391 Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School

62.398 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

62.410 Methods and Materials in Early Childhood Education I

62.420 Methods and Materials in Early Childhood Education II

62.497 Teaching Literacy and Literature in Diverse Classrooms

Field Experiences

62.496 Practicum (Bloomsburg, Berwick, Central, Danville, Hazleton and/or Southern)

79.320 Practicum (Central or Danville)

79.312 Internship (Bloomsburg)

79.461 Practicum (Bethlehem or Philadelphia)

Student Teaching

62.494 Student Teaching (First Assignment)

62.495 Student Teaching (Second Assignment)

Suggested Electives

A minimum of one credit is required

09.100 University Seminar

Any course in fitness and recreation skills

79.312 Internship in Education (1 to 3 semester hours only in this area)

62.400 Workshop in Mathematics in ECH/EL (summer only)

05.311 Methods and Materials in Elementary School Physical Education

05.320 Health and Safety in the Elementary School

20.384 Literature for Children

30.205 Children's Art

35.320 Music in Elementary School

60.427 Classroom Management and Effective Discipline

62.441 Workshop in Elementary Education

Other requirements

All students are required to complete the following: