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Elementary Education P-5

BA Degree

Linda Young, EdD, Chair, Education Division
Goodhue Academic Center, Room 102
(270) 384-8135  youngl@lindsey.edu

Melissa Saunier-Arnold, MA, Program Coordinator
Goodhue Academic Center, Room 209
(270) 384-8584  arnoldm@lindsey.edu


Unit Mission Statement

The mission of the Education division is to prepare candidates in a Christian learning environment with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to be successful, reflective teacher-leaders in the 21st century.


Graduation Requirements

Depending upon the general education program pursued, students must earn either 120 or 128 credit hours to meet graduation requirements.  Some courses taken for the major may simultaneously fulfill general education requirements.  Please see the Graduation Requirements (bachelor's degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education programs.


Entrance Criteria

The Biology program requires successful completion of freshman biology courses BIOL 1204 and BIOL 1214 with a minimum grade of C. These two courses serve as prerequisites for all 2000-level biology courses.  Please see Secondary Education Program for entrance criteria for the Education program.

As part of the admission criteria for the Education program, candidates must have completed the following required courses with a grade of C or higher:

  • Public Speaking (COMM 2103) or equivalent transfer course for Demonstration of Communication competency;
  • Writing Studies I (ENGL 1013), unless waiver requirements are met, Writing Studies II (ENGL 1023), or equivalent transfer course for Demonstration of Communication competency; and
  • General education mathematics course, as determined by the candidate's general education program, unless waiver requirements are met.


Program Requirements:  102-106 hours

To earn an Elementary Education P-5 degree, students will complete a minimum of 48 hours of interdisciplinary course work and 48 hours of education courses in addition to completing the appropriate general education program.

A.  Prerequisites:  6-9 hours

  • Writing Studies II (ENGL 1023) is a prerequisite for ENGL 2703 -- 3 hours
  • Principles of Psychology (PSYC 1003) is a prerequisite for EDUC 3123 and EDUC 3143 -- 3 hours
  • Completion of the general education mathematics requirement is a prerequisite for MATH 2213, unless waiver requirements are met -- 3 hours

B.  Interdisciplinary Program Requirements:  48-49 hours

  • World Regional Geography (GEOG 1003) -- 3 hours*
  • United States Government (POSC 1003) -- 3 hours*
  • Topics in Science (SCI 1013) (Biology-related topic) -- 3 hours
         or Introduction to Cellular Biology (BIOL 1204) -- 4 hours
  • First Aid (PHED 1201) -- 1 hour
  • U.S. History: 1492 to 1865 (HIST 1033) -- 3 hours
  • U.S. History: 1865 to Present (HIST 1043) -- 3 hours
  • Earth Science (PHSC 1204) -- 4 hours
  • Music Education P-5 (EDUC/MUSI 2203) -- 3 hours
  • Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (MATH 2213) -- 3 hours
  • Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (MATH 2223) -- 3 hours
  • World Civilization I: Prehistory to 1500 (HIST 2233) -- 3 hours
  • Children's Literature  (EDUC 2243) -- 3 hours
  • Art Education P-5 (ART/EDUC 2614) -- 4 hours
  • Introduction to Modern English Grammar (ENGL 2703) -- 3 hours
  • Kentucky Studies (HIST 3103) -- 3 hours
  • School Health, Nutrition and Physical Education (PHED 3203) -- 3 hours

C.  Professional Preparation -- Education:  48 hours

  • The Teaching Profession (EDUC 2123) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Educational Technology (EDUC 2713) -- 3 hours
  • Principles of Lifelong Learning (EDUC 3123) -- 3 hours
  • The Exceptional Learner (EDUC 3143) -- 3 hours
  • Teaching Reading & Language Arts P-5 (EDUC 3223) -- 3 hours
  • Methods/Materials P-5 Mathematics  (EDUC 3233) -- 3 hours
  • Fundamentals of Elementary & Middle Grades Education (EDUC 3413) -- 3 hours
  • Measurement & Assessment in Education (EDUC 4103) -- 3 hours
  • Methods/Materials P-5 Science (EDUC 4243) -- 3 hours
  • Methods/Materials P-5 Social Studies (EDUC 4253) -- 3 hours
  • Classroom Management P-5 & P-12 (EDUC 4263) -- 3 hours
  • Supervised Student Teaching (EDUC 4600) -- 12 hours
  • Practicum (EDUC 4603) -- 3 hours


Exit Criteria

Graduation requirements for candidates are as follows:

  1. Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA (2.75 for candidates entering after Fall 2012);
  2. Minimum 2.5 Content/Emphasis Area GPA (2.75 for candidates entering after Fall 2012);
  3. Minimum 2.5 Professional Education GPA (2.75 for candidates entering after Fall 2012);
  4. Completion of the appropriate PRAXIS Principles of Teaching and Learning  (PTL) exam and the appropriate content exam(s) as required by state regulation;
  5. Successful completion of all program requirements and assessments;
  6. Successful completion of Supervised Student Teaching (EDUC 4600), including all course requirements with positive evaluations; and
  7. Successful completion of Stage III Exit Portfolio.

 

 

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