Major in Elementary Education

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Kevin Brucker
Lecturer in Math/Teacher Ed. Assessment Coordinator
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Mary Casterline
Lecturer in Special Education
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Lisa Cheek
Associate Professor
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Janelle Dies
Assistant Professor
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Rebecca Gohs
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
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Patrick Grisham
Director/Associate Professor
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Debra Loomis
Associate Professor
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Duce McCune
Assistant Professor
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Sarah Roberts
Teacher Education Office Coordinator
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Michael Sluder
Lecturer/Student Teacher Spv.
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Julie Steinbeck
Lecturer
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Edward Steinbeck
Lecturer
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Karen Sweitzer
Associate Professor of Physical Education
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Chip Wilde
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
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Students seeking an Elementary Education major with or without licensure must meet the graduation requirements of the College, State of Illinois Content Area Standards courses, and the professional education curriculum.

The elementary teacher licensure program at Eureka College is currently in transition to a new curriculum, a process that will last approximately three years. The requirements listed below may be subject to change necessitated by this transition. Notably, the total number of required credit hours in Professional Education will ultimately be less than indicated for students entering as freshmen in 2014-15, and transfer students entering Eureka College in 2014-15 will follow the program requirements in the 2013-14 catalog.

Requirements for a major in Elementary Education

Completion of all requirements in the Content Area Standards and Professional Education curricula.

Content Area Standards

The following Content Area Standards courses are required of all Elementary Education majors. Many of these courses align with requirements in the Eureka College General Education Curriculum. Students should consult with their academic advisors regarding the alignment of these courses with General Education.

All of the following:

ENG103W Academic Writing and Research 3
ENG301W Advanced Academic Writing and Research 3
HED179 First Aid, CPR, and Injury Prevention 1
MAT260 Statistics 3
PSC150 American Government (National) 3
PSY205 Psychology of Childhood through Adolescence 3
THA130 Acting I – Introduction to Acting 3

One of the following:

BIO130 General Biology 4
BIO136 Evolution for Everyone 4
EVS151 Introduction to Environmental Science Policy 4

One of the following:

CHM121 Survey of Chemistry 4
PHS110 Introduction to Physical Science 4

One of the following:

ART101W Art Appreciation 3
ART106 Design Fundamentals 3
ART110 Drawing Fundamentals 3
ART111 Painting Fundamentals 3
ART212 Sculpture and Mixed Media 3
ART219W Ancient Art 3
ART224W Medieval Art 3
ART229W Renaissance and Baroque Art 3
ART234W Modern Art 3
ART260 Ceramics Fundamentals 3
ART350 Studio Topics 3

One of the following:

HIS250 History of the United States to 1865 3
HIS251 History of the United States since 1865 3

One of the following:

MUS150 Music Cultures in the United States 3
MUS151 Introduction to Music History 3
TOTAL:   35-36

Professional Education

Students pursuing the Elementary Education with Teacher Licensure major must complete 50 hours of EDU coursework, including Student Teaching. Students pursuing the Elementary Education major without Teacher Licensure must complete 17 hours of EDU coursework.

Professional Education

All of the following:

EDU170 Introduction to Curriculum and Instructional Design 3
EDU185 Foundations of American Education 3
EDU227W Educational Psychology 3
EDU228L Educational Psychology Field Experience 0.5
EDU229 Educating the Exceptional Child 3
EDU360 Mathematics Methods for the Elementary School Teacher 3
EDU361 Science Methods for the Elementary School Teacher 1
EDU362 Social Science Methods 1
EDU363 Fine Arts Methods 1
EDU365A Junior Elementary Practicum 1
EDU365B Junior Elementary Practicum 1
EDU370 Primary Literacy Methods 3
EDU371 Intermediate Literacy Methods 3
EDU380 Middle School Methods and Management 3
EDU390 Educational Technology 2
EDU410 Strategies of Classroom Management 3
EDU431W Educational Assessment 2
EDU455 Education Seminar 1
EDU458 Reading/Writing in the Content Areas 2
EDU460A Senior Elementary Practicum 1.5
EDU465 Student Teaching 14
MED101 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I 3
MED102 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 3
SPE321 Collaborative Relationships 3
SPE328 Math Intervention 3
SPE413 Reading Intervention 3
TOTAL:   70

Student Teaching Prerequisite

Completion of previously stated student teaching requirements; 2.75 cumulative GPA; 3.00 GPA in all Professional Education courses.

Professional Education Requirements for Elementary Education without Teacher Licensure:

All of the following:

EDU170 Introduction to Curriculum and Instructional Design 3
EDU185 Foundations of American Education 3
EDU227W Educational Psychology 3
EDU228L Educational Psychology Field Experience 0.5
EDU370 Primary Literacy Methods 3
EDU371 Intermediate Literacy Methods 3
EDU300+ At least 3 hours of 300-level EDU electives 3
TOTAL:   18.5

Areas of Specialization

A specialization consists of predetermined 24-28 credit hours in one of the following concentrated areas of study: Art, Biological Science, French, Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Physical Science, Social Science, Spanish, or Theatre Arts and Drama. This option will lead not only to a status of “highly qualified” in self-contained K- 4 classrooms and in non-departmentalized 5-8 classrooms, but also a status of “highly qualified” in departmentalized 5-8 classrooms, allowing the student to teach in his/her subject area at the middle school level. The course sequences for the Areas of Specialization are as follows:

Specialization in Art

One painting course from the following:

ART111 Painting Fundamentals 3
ART211 Painting for Artists 3

One 3D course from the following:

ART212 Sculpture and Mixed Media 3
ART260 Ceramics Fundamentals 3

One drawing/comp. course from the following:

ART106 Design Fundamentals 3
ART110 Drawing Fundamentals 3
ART210 Figure Drawing 3

Two art history courses from the following:

ART219W Ancient Art 3
ART224W Medieval Art 3
ART229W Renaissance and Baroque Art 3
ART234W Modern Art 3

One of the following:

ART315 Introduction to Art Therapy 3
ART350 Selected Studio Topics 3
ART390 Museum and Gallery Studies 3

Plus any additional two ART courses totaling 6 hours

6
TOTAL:   24

Specialization in Biological Science

All of the Following:

BIO136 Evolution for Everyone 4
BIO141W Principles of Biology I* 4
BIO142 Principles of Biology II* 4
PHS110 Introduction to Physical Science 4
PHS111 Introduction to Earth Science 4
CHM121 Survey of Chemistry 4

*Combination of BIO141W and BIO142 meets the Content Area Standards requirement of BIO130 General Biology.

TOTAL:   24

Specialization in English Language Arts

All of the following:

ENG103W Academic Writing and Research 3
ENG120 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENG301W Advanced Academic Writing and Research 3
ENG272 Non-Western Literature 3
ENG290 Grammar and Structure of English 3

One of the following:

ENG115 Appreciation of Literature 3
ENG125 Introduction to Literary Studies 3

One of the following:

ENG221 American Literature I 3
ENG222 American Literature II 3

One of the following:

ENG231 British Literature I 3
ENG233 British Literature II 3
THA282W Dramatic Literature I 3
THA283W Dramatic Literature II 3
TOTAL:   24

Specialization in French

All of the following:

FRE115 Introductory French I 3
FRE120 Introductory French II 3
FRE240 Intermediate French I 3
FRE260 Intermediate French II 3
FRE301 Composition 3
FRE302 Conversation 3
FRE304 Topics in French Literature 3
FRE305 Topics in Francophone Literature 3
TOTAL:   24

Specialization in Mathematics

All of the following:

MAT121 Precalculus 4
MAT171 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4
MAT271 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MAT260 Statistics 3
MAT280 Discrete Mathematics 3
MAT340W Foundations of Geometry 3
EDU200 Teaching Math for Elem. School Teachers 3
EDU442 Methods of Teaching in Secondary School 4
TOTAL:   28

Specialization in Music

MUS210 Introduction to Music Theory 3
MUS220 Music Theory II 3
MUS231 Beginning Conducting 2
MUS331 Advanced Choral Conducting 2
EDU445 Elementary Music Education Methods (K-6) 4
EDU446 Secondary Music Education Methods (8-12) 4

Plus 4 semester hours from the following (repeatable courses; may take any combination):

MUS333 Private Instruction in Piano 1
MUS334 Private instruction in Voice 1

Plus 2 semester hours in:

MUS281 Chorale 2

Plus piano proficiency examination.

TOTAL:   24

Specialization in Physical Science

All of the following:

CHM121 Survey of Chemistry 4
PHS110 Introduction to Physical Science 4
PHS111 Introduction to Earth Science 4
PHS112 Introduction to Astronomy 4
BIO130 General Biology 4
BIO136 Evolution for Everyone 4
TOTAL:   24

Specialization in Social Science

All of the following:

ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO112 Principles of Microeconomics 3
GEO105 World Geography 3
GEO110 Cultural Geography 3
PSC250 American Government (State&Local) 3
SOC102 Principles of Sociology 3
SOC105 Cultural Anthropology 3

One of the following:

HIS250 History of the United States to 1865 3
HIS251 History of the United States since 1865 3
TOTAL:   24

Specialization in Spanish

All of the following:

SPA115 Introductory Spanish I 3
SPA120 Introductory Spanish II 3
SPA240 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPA260 Intermediate Spanish II 3
SPA301 Conversation and Composition 3
SPA303 Spanish and Spanish American Literature 3
SPA304 Spanish Culture and Civilization I 3
SPA305 Spanish Culture and Civilization II 3
TOTAL:   24

Specialization in Theatre Arts and Drama

All of the following:

THA110 Introduction to Theatre Arts and Drama 3
THA130 Acting I 3
THA160 Theatre Stagecraft 3
THA330 Direction 3
THA360 Theatre Pedagogy 3

One of the following:

THA220 Movement for the Actor 3
THA221 Stage Makeup 3
THA222 Auditioning for Stage and Screen 3

One of the following:

THA282W Dramatic Literature I 3
THA283W Dramatic Literature II 3
THA312 Shakespeare as Literature and Performance 3

One of the following:

THA341W World Theatre History and Theory I 3
THA342W World Theatre History and Theory II 3
THA343 American Theatre History 3
TOTAL:   24

Music Licensure (Vocal Music, K-12)

This licensure program prepares students to teach Vocal Music in Kindergarten through Grade 12 in the State of Illinois. For licensure requirements, please refer to the Music Major with Teacher Licensure section of the catalog.

Physical Education (K-12)

This licensure program prepares students to teach Physical Education K-12 in the State of Illinois. For licensure requirements, please refer to the Kinesiology Major section of the catalog.

Special Education LBSI (K-21 Licensure)

This licensure program prepares students to teach Special Education ages 5-21 in the State of Illinois. For licensure requirements, please refer to the Special Education LBSI (K-21 Licensure) section of the catalog.

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