Curriculum in Elementary Education

Due to high demand, the elementary education major has a restricted enrollment. A total of 75 elementary education applicants are admitted each year with admission decisions occurring in fall and spring. Applications are considered only if students have met all criteria noted in the Admission to Teacher Education. Fall semester 25 applicants are accepted and begin a cohort sequence the following spring semester; spring semester 50 applicants are accepted and begin a cohort sequence the following fall semester. Rankings for elementary education applicants are determined by the AU Core GPA and a professional interview which includes a review of a resume, a writing sample, and a face-to-face interview.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Core History 13Core History or Core Social Science 3
Core Science l 4Core Science ll4
Core Math 3MATH 2850 Mathematics for Elementary Education I3
Core Social Science3Core Social Science3
 EDUC 1010 Orientation to Teacher Education20
 16 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
MATH 2860 Mathematics for Elementary Education II3MATH 2870 Mathematics for Elementary Education III (or Math Elective)3
Core Literature13Core Literature13
Humanities Core3Core Fine Arts3
Science Elective with Lab4Approved HDFS or PSYC3
EDMD 3300 Utilization of Instructional Technology for Educators22FOUN 3000 Diversity of Learners and Settings23
 RSED 3000 Diversity and Exceptionality of Learners3
 15 18
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
CTEE 3100 Introduction to Elementary Education2,33CTEE 4010 Curriculum: Social Science2,34
FOUN 3100 Child Development, Learning, Motivation and Assessment2,36CTEE 4020 Curriculum: Language Arts2,34
CTRD 3000 Foundations of Language and Literacy Instruction I2,33CTRD 3010 Foundations of Language and Literacy Instruction II2,34
CTEE 4000 Formative Assessment in Elementary Mathematics3CTMU 3040 Music and Related Arts4
 15 16
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
CTEE 4030 Curriculum: Natural Science2,34CTEE 4950 Professional Development Seminar3,41
CTEE 4040 Curriculum: Mathematics2,34UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
CTEE 4190 Effective Classroom Management in the Elementary School2,33CTEE 4920 Clinical Residency3,511
KINE 4360 Health Education and Physical Education in Elementary Schools33 
 14 12
Total Hours: 122

Curriculum guides for the junior and senior year vary according to semester of admission to Teacher Education. Some curriculum guides include a summer term. See advisor.