Jun 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, B.S.

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

(248) 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.

Requirements for the major in elementary education, B.S.

Program requirements

Admission to major standing in the Department of Teacher Development and Educational Studies  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 - students must:

* Complete 128-145 credits, depending on the student’s core content major content areas. 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.

  • Meet university General Education Requirements .
  • Earn a minimum grade of C in each general education course and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better.
  • Complete one teaching major (from the core content areas described below) with a minimum grade of B- in each course.
  • 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.
  • Complete pre-professional and professional coursework with a minimum grade B in each course, unless otherwise noted, and a minimum grade of C in EED 4950   (B required for recommendation for teaching certification).

Pre-professional courses

Professional courses

In order to be recommended for a Michigan Teaching Certificate, in addition to the B.S. requirements, candidates must successfully complete their assigned Michigan Tests for Teacher Cerification and be in compliance with all legal requirements for Michigan certification. Link to Department of Teacher Development and Educational Studies  for more details.

General education

Some General Education Requirements  courses fulfill major and 20-credit planned program requirements. Students should consult their adviser before selecting courses.

Core content area majors

In keeping with state requirements, one teaching major selected from the following are required for certification. A teaching major 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 B- in each teaching major. 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 coursework when applicable. This list may change to reflect changes in state-approved major programs. Transfer courses may be reviewed by advisers to determine if content meets the endorsement standards.

Language arts teaching major – 36 credits

Language arts content courses:

* ENG (choose one (1) course from the list of approved Literature General Education courses) (4). Students in the Honors College may use HC 2020  in place of ENG requirement.

Once a student has earned a B.S. in Elementary Education and a teaching certificate, they may add an endorsement in the content areas above or from the list below:

Language arts teaching endorsement – 24 credits

Language arts content courses:

* ENG (choose one (1) course from the list of approved Literature General Education courses (4)

Integrated Science teaching endorsement – 28 credits

Integrated science content courses:

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