Elementary Education Transfer Major and Diploma- AA

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
SDV-108 THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE 1
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
MAT-112 MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS I 3
EDU-212 EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS 3
EDU-920 FIELD EXPERIENCE 2
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
ENG-106 COMPOSITION II 3
MAT-113 MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II 3
SOC-110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
HUM-114 MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES 3
MUS-100 MUSIC APPRECIATION 3
TOTAL 15
Fall Semester II Course Title Credit
SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
EDU-240 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
EDU-235 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE 3
HIS-211 MODERN ASIAN HISTORY 3
PSY-121 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
EDU-247 TEACHING EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS 3.5
EDU-255 TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM 3
HIS-151 US HISTORY TO 1877 3
POL-111 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 3
BIO-105 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY 4
TOTAL 16.5

SDV-108 - THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course is designed to empower new students to successfully transition to college. Students will learn academic success skills, strategies for personal development and exploration, college culture and expectations, and how to access college resources and services.

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

PSY-111 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

MAT-112 - MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Math for Elementary Teachers I is the first of two mathematics course for students who want to pursue a major in elementary education. The course will use a variety of problem-solving skills while exploring many aspects of the real number system. Algebraic and concrete mathematical models will be incorporated in strategies used to solve problems. Prerequisite: MAT-062 with a minimum grade of C- or meets minimum placement testing requirements.

EDU-212 - EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This survey course is designed to examine the historical, philosophical, sociological, political, economic, and legal foundations of the American public education system. Students will explore the nature of school environments, design and organization of school curriculum, and characteristics of effective schools and instruction in grades P-12. Educational structures, practices, and projections for the future will be studied. COREQUISITE: EDU-920.

EDU-920 - FIELD EXPERIENCE

Lab: 4

Credit: 2

Field Experience provides the student an opportunity to observe a teacher in a local classroom and to work with students in that classroom under direct supervision of the cooperating teacher. The student will keep a reflective journal. Corequisite: EDU-212.

ENG-106 - COMPOSITION II

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A continuation of study of the principles of writing begun in ENG-105. Emphasis is placed on persuasive writing, critical analysis, and the MLA research paper. Time will also be spent exploring print and electronic research sources and learning effective research strategies. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisite: ENG-105 with a grade of C- or better.

MAT-113 - MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II is a second mathematics course for students who want to pursue a major in elementary education. The course will use a variety of problem-solving skills while exploring the many aspects of geometry and data analysis. Applications using concrete and pictorial models will be incorporated in strategies used to solve problems. Prerequisite: C- or above in MAT-112.

SOC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An analysis of social organization (or the social order). This course deals with the nature of sociology as a science, the original nature of man, the socialization of the individual, the development of groups and group behavior, the nature of culture and culture patterns, the organization of institutions, the nature of social order, the organization of human stratification and examination of major social processes. Special emphasis is placed upon the American cultural patterns.

HUM-114 - MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Selected readings from the critical perspectives of race, class and gender will provide the theoretical framework for class discussions. At the same time, films and works of literature from different cultural points of view will help students reach a new understanding of their own and other cultures and will open themselves up for a multicultural understanding of society.

MUS-100 - MUSIC APPRECIATION

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This is a general overview course which includes basic music concepts and elements of the art, a general historical look, and critical approach. Music as it has evolved from the beginning to present-day is studied. This involves listening to musical examples.

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

EDU-240 - EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines the application of psychological principles, theories, and methodologies to issues of teaching and learning. Theory and research concerned with human learning, development, behavior, and motivation is reviewed with an emphasis on the cognitive, psychological, and social factors that relate to and influence learning in educational settings. Prerequisite: PSY-111.

EDU-235 - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of the history, critical issues, and characteristics of children's literature and an examination of both writing and illustration as the basis for evaluating and selecting children's literature for use in the pre-school and elementary classroom.

HIS-211 - MODERN ASIAN HISTORY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to the three dominant societies of modern Asia: China, Japan and India. Emphasis will be given to the transformation of cultural, economic, intellectual and social patterns brought about by the military power and economic demands of contemporary Western societies.

PSY-121 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A systematic study of life-span development. Individual differences in behavior as well as cultural norms are considered in relation to heredity and environment.

EDU-247 - TEACHING EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS

Lecture: 3

Lab: 1

Credit: 3.5

A survey course introducing current and prospective teachers to the field of special education. Topics of study include the following: foundational knowledge, the new relationship between special and general education, legislation, characteristics of different types of exceptional learners, and research-based teaching strategies and accommodations.

EDU-255 - TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Students will learn to integrate instructional technology into the PK-12 classrooms. Students will study a variety of software programs, presentation technology and telecommunication tools. The focus will also be on social, ethical, legal and human issues surrounding the use of technology.

HIS-151 - US HISTORY TO 1877

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of American social, political, economic and intellectual developments from the Colonial period to 1877.

POL-111 - AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of the American federal system of government which includes a description and analysis of interest groups, political parties, public opinion, the presidency, the Congress, the court system and foreign policy making.

BIO-105 - INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

Introductory Biology is a lecture and lab course designed for non-science majors or as a refresher course of those wishing to take higher-level biology courses. Topics include chemistry of life, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, evolution, plant, animal, and fungi classification, and ecology.

Beth Ash - Education Program Director Adjunct Faculty, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5242

Email: bash@scciowa.edu
BA, Oral Roberts University
MA, University of Tulsa

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