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Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Option #1 

Candidates pursuing Elementary Education certification with a teachable content area major or two teachable content area minors are required to complete an Option 1 program of study. Miller College currently offers endorsement programs in Reading (BT), Language Arts (BX), Integrated Science (DI), Mathematics (EX) or Social Studies (RX) to satisfy Option 1 requirements. This degree program includes 42 Semester Hours (SH) of General Education requirements, 34 SH of Professional Education requirements and 30 SH of coursework in an Elementary Education Planned Minor, in addition to the coursework requirements of a selected content area major or two minor(s).

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education requires a minimum of 120 semester hours of course work. The Teacher Education Program emphasizes practical knowledge, field placement experiences, and professional development so that graduates of the program are equipped with knowledge to serve as excellent teachers of children and educational leaders in public and private schools. Graduates will have the necessary knowledge and skills to enhance the learning environments and positively impact the lives of others.

In keeping with the College Mission, students are also expected to complete one hour of service learning for every semester hour they are enrolled at Miller College. Service learning may be performed at any time prior to completion of the Senior Seminar. Evidence of service learning must be documented in the Student Electronic Portfolio. Opportunities for service learning will be available throughout each academic year. 

General Education Requirements  42 SH

English Composition                                                                      

English Composition I 3SH                                                                               
LBAR 300 – Junior Seminar 3 SH *
ENGL 310 – Advanced Comp and Textual Analysis I 3 SH  *       
          

Science and Mathematics 

Life Science for Elementary Educators 3 SH            

SCIE 330 – Research Methods 3 SH  *                                                              
Statistics at the 100 or 200 level 3 SH or
MATH 305 – Applied Statistics  or
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers Part II 

Social Science/Humanities/Creativity  6 SH

(Teacher Education Candidates MUST take a course in Appreciation of the Arts or Creative Arts)
                                         

Oral Communication

Speech or Interpersonal Communication 3SH or                                                                                                                 
COMM 310 – Presentation Delivery and Design

An organizational behavior course OR a group communication

OR PSYC 310 - Organizational and Group Dynamics 3 SH
(EDUC 402 will meet this requirement) 

Ethics/Philosophy 3 SH
An ethics or philosophy course OR PSYCH 310 - Business and Professional Ethics 3 SH

(EDUC 499 will meet this requirement)                                             

A Globally-Oriented Course 3 SH

EDUC 302 - Diversity & Inclusion l
(These 3 semester hours are counted among the Professional Education Requirements.)

Senior Seminar ( EDUC 499)

(These 3 semester hours are counted in Professional Education Requirements)

General Education Electives 9 SH

Courses in any General Education area will meet this requirement. Teacher Education candidates must take at least one course in History, Geography or Political Science. EDUC 305 in the Professional Education Requirements will satisfy 3 SH of this requirement.

                              

Professional Education Requirements  34 SH

*Foundations of Education 3 SH
EDUC 301 – Introduction to Education 3 SH
EDUC 302 – Diversity and Inclusion 3 SH
EDUC 305 – Educational Psychology 3 SH
EDUC 402 – Classroom Management 3 SH
EDUC 420 – Elementary Methods 6 SH
EDUC 498 – Student Internship 10 SH
EDUC 499 – Senior Seminar 3 SH 


Elementary Education Planned Minor  30 SH

* Mathematics for Elementary Teachers l 3 SH
EDUC 310 – Teaching Reading and Language Arts I 3 SH
EDUC 311 – Teaching Reading and Language Arts II 3 SH
EDUC 320 – Science for Teachers I 3 SH
EDUC 321 – Science for Teachers II 3 SH
EDUC 322 – Mathematics Methods for Teachers 3 SH
EDUC 330 – Social Studies for Teachers I 3 SH
EDUC 331 – Social Studies for Teachers II 3 SH
EDUC 341 – The Arts for Elementary Teachers 1.5 SH
EDUC 342 – Health and Physical Education for Teachers 1.5 SH
EDUC 421 – Technology for the Classroom Teacher 3 SH

Choose ONE major or TWO minors

Language Arts Major - 36 SH

*Foundations of Interpersonal Communications 3 SH
*Introduction to Literature 3 SH
* Children’s Literature 3 SH

One of the following courses: 3 SH
*American Literature to Early 20th Century
*American Literature Early 20th Century to Present


One of the following courses: 3 SH
* World Literature to the Renaissance
* World Literature Renaissance to Present
LITR 400 – Significant Literary Works from the Greeks to the Present
EDUC 312 – Grammar 3 SH
EDUC 313 – Teaching Writing 3 SH
EDUC 314 – Development of the English Language 3 SH
EDUC 318 – Youth Literature 3 SH
EDUC 319 – Content Area Literacy 3 SH
EDUC 350 – Reading Foundations 3 SH
EDUC 430 – Literacy for Linguistically and 3 SH Culturally Diverse Learner

* Transfer courses

Teachable Content Area Majors/Minors for Teacher Certification 

Within the Elementary Education Program, Miller College offers three teachable content majors ( Integrated Science, Language Arts and Social Studies) and four teachable content area minors ( Integrated Science, Language Arts, Mathematics and Reading). Candidates pursuing an Option l program of study must select either one teachable content area major or two teachable content area minors. Credit to obtain one major/minor may not be used to obtain another major/minor. Outlines of the teachable content area programs of study follow:  

Integrated Science Major  39 SH

*Biological Science 4 SH
*Fundamentals of Chemistry I 4 SH
*Environmental Science 4 SH
*Physical Science 4 SH
*Introductory Astronomy 4 SH 
*Botany 4 SH 
*Zoology 4 SH
*Physical Geography 4 SH
A course in Earth Science, Biology, Chemisry,or Physics 4SH
EDCU 315 Reading and Researching Scientific Journals

Language Arts Major 36 SH

*Interpersonal Communication 3 SH
*Introduction to Literature 3 SH
*Children’s Literature 3 SH
A course in American Literature 3 SH
A course in World Literature or LITR 400 - Significant Literary Works from the Greek to the Present 3 SH
EDUC 312 – Grammar 3 SH
EDUC 313 – Teaching Writing 3 SH
EDUC 314 – Development of the English Language 3 SH
EDUC 318 – Youth Literature 3 SH
EDUC 350 – Reading Foundations 3 SH
EDUC 319 -  Content Area Literacy 3 SH
EDUC 430 - Literacy for the Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learner 3 SH 

 

Mathematics Minor – 24 SH

*Pre-Calculus I 4 SH
*Calculus I 5 SH
*Calculus II 5 SH
*Statistics 3 SH
*Trigonometry 3 SH
EDUC 324 – Geometry 4 SH

Reading Minor  24 SH

*Children’s Literature 3 SH
EDUC 316 – Beginning Approaches to Reading 3 SH
EDUC 317 – Reading Assessment and Classroom Practices 3 SH
EDUC 318 – Youth Literature 3 SH
EDUC 319 – Content Area Literacy 3 SH
EDUC 350 – Reading Foundations 3 SH
EDUC 351 – Internship in Reading 3 SH
EDUC 430 – Literacy For Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learner 3 SH

Social Studies Major 36 SH

U.S. History to 1877 3 SH
U.S. History to 1877 to Present 3 SH
Global History to 1500 to Present 3 SH
Michigan History 3 SH
Macroeconomics 3 SH
Microeconomics 3 SH
Special Topics: Cultural or History Elective 3 SH
( American History, European History, Latin Studies, African Studies.)
EDUC 326 - American Political Institutions 3 SH
EDUC 327 - Elections and Public Offices 3 SH
EDUC 328 - Cultural Geography 3 SH
EDUC 333 - World Regions 3 SH

Integrated Science Minor 24 SH 

Biological Science 4 SH
Fundamentals of Chemistry l 4 SH
Physical Science 4 SH
Select two of the following courses:8 SH
Introductory Astronomy
Botany
Zoology
Physical Geography

Language Arts Minor 24 SH

Interpersonal Communication 3 SH
Introduction to Literature 3 SH
Children's Literature 3 SH
EDUC 312 - Grammer 3 SH
EDUC 313 - Teaching Writing 3 SH
EDUC 314 - Development of the English Language 3 SH
EDUC 318 - Youth Literature 3 SH
EDUC 350 - Reading Foundations 3 SH


 

 


 

 

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