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  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Elementary Education, B.S.


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SEHS ADVISING OFFICE

Pawley Hall, Room 363
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482

(242) 370-4182

SEHS Advising

Students who wish to pursue an elementary education major are admitted by the Admissions Office and 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 Requirements . After admission, students meet for course selection with Academic Advisers in the SEHS Advising Office, Pawley Hall (Room 363), 456 Pioneer Drive.

Pre-elementary education students may only register for the following categories of coursework: Math ( MTH 0661 , MTH 0662 , MTE 2110  , MTE 2111 )Writing (WRT 1020 , WRT 1050 , WRT 1060 ), General Education, Major/Minor endorsement area courses, EED 2000 /EED 2001 , SCS 2060  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. Students using this catalog to meet major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying requirements and published in a later catalog. 

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 3000 level or above. Education credits may not be older than six years upon completion of the program.
  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 3220 , EED 4180 , EED 4181 , MTD 3001 , 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 EED 4950   (2.8 required for recommendation for teaching certification). Pre-professional courses: MTE 2110   (2.0 or “C”), MTE 2111  (2.0 or “C”), EED 2000 /EED 2001   (3.0 or “B”), SCS 2060 . Professional courses: EED 3000 , EED 3001 , FE 3010  , EED 3220 , DLL 4196 , MTD 3001 , SE 4401 , RDG 3231 , RDG 3233 , EED 4230 , EED 4260 , EED 4180 , EED 4181 , EED 4270 , and  RDG 4214  . Students with a major or minor in a modern language must also take EED 4240 .
  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 Requirements  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. 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, transfer courses may be reviewed by advisers to determine if content meets the endorsement standards.

Language arts teaching minor – 24 credits


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

Mathematics teaching major – 30 credits


Modern languages teaching minor – 20 to 24 credits - All credits must be at the 3000-4000 level


In addition, EED 4240  - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School, is required.

Note:

Note: At least 12 credits of those required for the elementary teaching minor in a modern language must be taken at Oakland University.

Modern languages teaching major – 32 credits - All credits must be at the 3000-4000 level


In addition EED 4240  - 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:

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 3000 level or above. Education credits may not be older than six years upon completion of the program. Courses transferred from CAEP-accredited colleges or universities 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 SCS 2060  (2.8 minimum), SCI 1000   (2.5 or “B-” minimum),  MTE 2110   (2.0 or “C” minimum), MTE 2111  (2.0 or “C” minimum), HST 1100   or HST 1200   (2.5 or “B-” minimum), GEO 1060   or GEO 2000   (2.5 or “B-” minimum), SST 3070  (2.8 minimum), ENG - General Education Literature course ((2.5 or “B-” minimum), RDG 3134  (2.5 or “B-” minimum), RDG 3132   (2.5 or “B-” minimum), ALS 1101   (2.5 or “B-” minimum), EED 3220  (2.8 minimum), MTD 3001  (2.8 minimum), EED 4180  (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 EED 4950  (2.8 required for recommendation for teaching certification). Pre-professional courses: MTE 2110  (2.0 or “C”), EED 2000  /EED 2001  (3.0 or “B”), SCS 2060 . Professional courses: EED 3000 , EED 3001 ,FE 3010 , EED 3220 , DLL 4196 , MTD 3001 , SE 4401 , RDG 3231 , RDG 3233 , EED 4230 , EED 4260 , EED 4180 , EED 4181 , EED 4270 , and RDG 4214 . Students with a major or minor in modern languages must also take EED 4240 .
  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.

Modern languages teaching minor - 20 to 24 credits. All credits must be at the 3000-4000 level


In addition EED 4240  - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School, is required.

Modern languages teaching major - 32 credits. All credits must be at the 3000-4000 level.


In addition EED 4240  - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School, is required.

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