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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog
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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, B.S.


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Advising: 363 Pawley Hall, (248) 370-4182

Internet: oakland.edu/sehs/advising

Pre-elementary education

Students who wish to pursue an elementary education major are admitted by the Admissions Office and are given pre-elementary education status. Students who hold a baccalaureate degree in another discipline seeking a second undergraduate degree must meet the undergraduate degree program requirements, excluding general education. After admission, students meet with Academic Advisers in the SEHS Advising Office, 363 Pawley Hall, (248) 370-4182, for course selection.

Students in this status may only register for the following categories of coursework: Math ( MTH 061 , MTH 062 , STA 225 , MTE 210 ), Writing (WRT 102 , WRT 150 , WRT 160 ), General Education, Major/Minor endorsement area courses, EED 312 /EED 313 , SCS 105  and the 20-credit planned program (Option 1 track) or the comprehensive major (Option 2 track).

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in elementary education


Program requirements

Oakland University offers two options for elementary education program completion. Admission to the major in either option is required before beginning the professional sequence. Elementary education students plan their course work with an adviser in the SEHS Advising Office.

To earn the BS degree – Option 1 students must:


  1. Complete 132-159 credits, depending on the student’s core content area major or minor areas of concentration. At least 32 credits, including the last eight, must be taken at Oakland University and at least 32 credits must be at the 300-level or above. Education credits may not be older than six years upon completion of the program. Courses transferred from NCATE-accredited colleges may be approved.
  2. Meet university general education requirements.
  3. Complete one teaching major or two teaching minors (from the core content areas described below) with a minimum grade of 2.5 (or “B-“) in each course.
  4. Complete a 20-credit planned program consisting of  ,  , EED 410 , MTD 301 , and three additional core content area courses that are not in the student’s one teaching major or two minors.
  5. Complete pre-professional and professional course work with a minimum grade of 2.8 in each course, unless otherwise noted, and a minimum grade of 2.0 in   (2.8 required for recommendation for teaching certification). Pre-professional courses:   (2.0 or “C”), EED 312 /EED 313  (3.0 or “B”),  . Professional courses:  ,  , FE 406 ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  , EED 410 ,  , and  . Students with a major or minor in a modern language must also take  .
  6. Earn a minimum grade of 2.0 (or “C”) in each general education course and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or better .
  7. Be in compliance with all legal curricular requirements for Michigan certification.

General education

Some general education courses fulfill major/minor and 20-credit planned program requirements. Students should consult their adviser before selecting courses.

Core content area majors/minors


In keeping with state requirements, one teaching major or two teaching minors selected from the following are required for Option 1 track certification. A teaching major/minor identifies subjects that a graduate is certified to teach in grades 6-8. Coursework is limited to the classes listed and those on the approved list available in the advising office. Students must earn a minimum grade of 2.5 in each teaching major/minor course. Courses transferred from institutions that assign letter grades must have a minimum grade of B- to be accepted. (Oakland University courses taken prior to the fall 2001 semester will be accepted with a 2.0 or “C” grade.) Course exemption granted based on Advanced Placement credit may substitute for major/minor course-work when applicable. This list may change to reflect changes in state-approved major and minor programs.

Language arts teaching minor – 24 credits


 ENG (choose one (1) course from the list of approved Literature General Education courses),

Students who test out of MTH 141 must elect one additional course from

Mathematics teaching major – 30 credits


Modern languages teaching minor – 20 credits — All credits must be at the 300-400 level


In addition, EED 428  - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School, is required.

Modern languages teaching major – 32 credits - All credits must be at the 300-400 level


In addition EED 428  – Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School is required.

Integrated science teaching major – 36 credits


If additional elective credits are needed, they should be selected from either the list of approved courses detailed above or

In addition to their one core content area major or two minors


Students pursuing the Option 1 track may select an additional optional endorsement from the following areas:

Dance teaching minor - 29 credits

Audition required in the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance (call 248-370-2030). For course requirements, please see the Dance section of the catalog.

Early Childhood Education - 30 credits

3.0 grade or “B” minimum in each course

To earn the BS degree – Option 2, students must:


  1. Complete 159-162 credits depending on the student’s chosen core content area endorsement. At least 32 credits, including the last eight, must be taken at Oakland University and at least 32 credits must be at the 300-level or above. Education credits may not be older than six years upon completion of the program. Courses transferred from NCATE-accredited colleges may be approved.
  2. Meet university general education requirements.
  3. Complete one content area endorsement from Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, or Modern Languages with a minimum grade of 2.5 (or “B-“) in each course unless otherwise noted.
  4. Complete a 45-credit (minimum) comprehensive major consisting of   (2.8 minimum),   (2.5 or “B-” minimum),   (2.0 or “C” minimum),   (2.0 or “C” minimum),   or   (2.5 or “B-” minimum),   or   (2.5 or “B-” minimum), SST 200  (2.8 minimum), ENG – General Education Literature course ((2.5 or “B-” minimum),   (2.5 or “B-” minimum),   (2.5 or “B-” minimum),   (2.5 or “B-” minimum),   (2.8 minimum),   (2.8 minimum),   (2.8 minimum), and EED 410 (2.8 minimum).
  5. Complete pre-professional and professional course work with a minimum grade of 2.8 in each course unless otherwise noted and a minimum grade of 2.0 in   (2.8 required for recommendation for teaching certification). Pre-professional courses:   (2.0 or “C”),   /  (3.0 or “B”),  . Professional courses:  ,  ,FE 406 ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  , EED 410 ,  , and  . Students with a major or minor in modern languages must also take  .
  6. Earn a minimum grade of 2.0 (or “C”) in each general education course and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or better.
  7. Be in compliance with all legal curricular requirements for Michigan certification.

General education

Some general education courses fulfill major/minor and 45-credit comprehensive major requirements. Students should consult their adviser before selecting courses.

Content area endorsements

In keeping with state requirements, one content area endorsement selected from Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language (ESL), or Modern Languages is required for Option 2 track certification. Students who complete this track earn all subjects K-5 self-contained classroom certification only, with the exception of ESL, which is a K-12 endorsement. Coursework is limited to the classes listed and those on the approved list available in the advising office. Students must earn a minimum grade of 2.5 in each content area course unless otherwise noted. Courses transferred from institutions that assign letter grades must have a minimum grade of B- to be accepted. (Oakland University courses taken prior to the fall 2001 semester will be accepted with a 2.0 or “C” grade.) Course exemption granted based on Advanced Placement credit may substitute for major/minor course-work when applicable. This list may change reflecting changes in state approved major and minor programs.

Early Childhood Education - 30 credits


3.0 grade or “B” minimum in each course:

Modern languages teaching minor - 20 credits. All credits must be at the 300-400 level


In addition EED 428  - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School, is required.

Modern languages teaching major - 32 credits. All credits must be at the 300-400 level.


In addition EED 428  - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School, is required.

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