2017-18 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Elementary Education

The BSEd Program is aligned with the Education Standards and Practices Board of North Dakota grade 1-Elementary Education teaching license. Those who wish to teach Kindergarten add the Kindergarten Concentration to become K-6. Those who wish to teach middle school grades 7-8 add the Middle School Concentration and a concentration of 24 credits in the subject areas they wish to teach in grades 7-8.

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

The BSE Program is aligned with the Education Standards and Practices Board of North Dakota grade 1-6 Elementary Education teaching license. Those who wish to teach Kindergarten add the Kindergarten Concentration to become K-6. Those who wish to teach middle school grades 7-8 add the Middle School Concentration and a concentration of 24 credits in the subject areas they wish to teach in grades 7-8.

Refer to Teacher Education Policies and Procedures of the catalog for details regarding Teacher Education at Minot State University. These pages explain the admission, retention, and exit requirements of the program.

General Education38-40
Requires two lab sciences: one each in Life and Physical Sciences, in addition to the requirement for GEOL 108 Earth and Planetary Science, which is taken in the Elementary Education major. Requires MATH 103 College Algebra or MATH 104 or higher and either GEOG 110 Principles, or GEOG 161 World Regional. PSY 111 Intro to Psychology is also required.
Coursework not requiring admission to Teacher Education
MUSC 101Fundamentals of Music2
ART 201Art Methods for Elementary Education3
MATH 277Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I3
MATH 377Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II2
ENGL 238Children's Literature3
GEOL 108Earth and Planetary Science4
Coursework requiring admission to Teacher Education
MUSC 301Music Methods for the Elementary Teachers2
HPER 340Elementary Methods & Activities3
ELED 352Foundations of Reading3
ED 380Technology in Teaching2
ELED 421Elementary Mathematics Methods 13
ELED 422Elementary Language Arts Methods 13
ELED 423Elementary Reading Methods 13
ELED 424Elementary Social Studies Methods 13
ELED 425Elementary Education Practicum0
SCI 426Elementary Science Methods 14
Professional Education Sequence
ED 260Educational Psychology2
ED 260LClinical I0
ED 282Managing the Learning Environment2
ED 282LClinical II0.5
ED 284Teaching Diverse Learners2
ED 284LClinical III0.5
ED 320Curriculum, Planning & Assessment I2
ED 321LClinical IV0.5
ED 322Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment II2
ED 323LClinical V0.5
ED 324LFall Experience0
SPED 110Introduction to Exceptional Children3
SS 283Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in America3
Select one of the following:3
Child Psychology
Child & Adolescent Psychology
ED 482Student Teaching Seminar2
ED 492Student Teaching, Elementary10
Electives
Requires either 8 credits from the endorsement options which follow, or 8 credits of other electives.8
Total Hours122-124
1

The methods classes for elementary education candidates must be taken together in one semester. During this time candidates will complete a five week, full day practicum experience in an elementary school.

Optional: Concentrations

Kindergarten Concentration

The kindergarten concentration requires a BSEd with a major in elementary education plus the following coursework:

ECE 360Language Acquisition:The child3
ECE 335Early Childhood Education3
ECE 361Observation and Assessment ECE3
ECE 430Preschool Curriculum & Activities2
ECE 430LPre-School Practicum1
ED 491Student Teaching Kindergarten6-8
Total Hours18-20

Middle School Concentration

The middle school concentration requires a BSEd with major in elementary education or BSEd in secondary education plus the following coursework:

ED 350Middle School Philosophy & Curriculum3
ED 402Content Area & Develop Reading3
ED 451Middle School Teaching Strategies3
PSY 352Adolescent Psychology3
or PSY 255 Child & Adolescent Psychology
Total Hours12

Reading Concentration

The reading concentration requires a BSEd with a major in elementary education or BSEd in secondary education plus the following course work:

ED 402Content Area & Develop Reading3
ED 440Remedial Reading3
ED 441Clinical Practice in Remedial Reading3
ELED 352Foundations of Reading3
Total Hours12

This course work provides eligibility for a Title I Credential for elementary education majors. Requirements for Title I Credential for secondary majors will vary based on the content area.

ED Courses

ED 221. Diagnostic Teaching. 1 Hour.

This course provides an introduction to the concept and practice of diagnostic teaching and data driven instruction. Candidates will apply these principles and practices in a 30 hour tutoring experience.

ED 250. Foundations of Education. 2 Hours.

Study of the historical, philosophical, sociological, concepts that have impated the development of American public schools. Includes an orientation to the teaching profession and a field experience.

ED 250H. Foundations of Education. 2-3 Hour.

Study of the historical, philosophical and sociological concepts that have impacted the development of American public schools. Includes an orientation to the teaching professional and a field experience Pre-requisite: acceptance into the Honors Program and must be of sophomore, junior or senior status.

ED 260. Educational Psychology. 2 Hours.

Emphasis learning theory, effective teaching, classroom management and child development as applied to educational settings.

ED 260H. Educational Psychology. 2 Hours.

Emphasizes learning theory, effective teaching, classroom management and child development as applied to educational settings. Pre-requisite: Admitted to the Honor Program and of sophomore, junior or senior status.

ED 260L. Clinical I. 0 Hours.

The initial level clinical within the teacher education program provides candidates with 20 hours of observations in schools related to their major and the content in educational psychology. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Students must be enrolled in or have completed ED 260 before enrolling in this course.

ED 282. Managing the Learning Environment. 2 Hours.

Strategies for successfully creating a positive learning environment in the classroom; strategies for dealing with the disruptive student, strategies for creating positive parental involvement in student learning.

ED 282L. Clinical II. 0.5 Hours.

This entry level clinical provides candidates with 12 hours of experience in a variety of support programs and services in educational settings.

ED 284. Teaching Diverse Learners. 2 Hours.

Adapting teaching strategies to culture, ethnic, linguistic, developmental, and physical differences in the classroom. Collaborating with related professions in individualizing instruction.

ED 284L. Clinical III. 0.5 Hours.

This entry level clinical experience provides candidates with 30 hours of engagement with professional organizations and service learning in projects related to education in schools and the community.

ED 299. Special Topics. 1-8 Hour.

ED 299A. Special Topics. 1-8 Hour.

ED 320. Curriculum, Planning & Assessment I. 2 Hours.

The development of curriculum for the public schools and strategies for the planning, delivery, and assessment of instruction. Prerequisite: ED 260.

ED 321L. Clinical IV. 0.5 Hours.

This mid-level clinical experience provides students in teacher education with an extended experience in school working on academic interventions with small groups of students.

ED 322. Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment II. 2 Hours.

The development of assessment processes and tools based on the reciprocal relationship between instruction and assessment, with a focus on data driven interventions and instruction. Prerequisite: Students must complete ED 320 before enrolling in this course.

ED 323L. Clinical V. 0.5 Hours.

This mid-level clinical experience provides students in teacher education with an extended experience in a school working on academic interventions with small groups of students and designing appropriate assessments. Prerequisite: ED 320.

ED 324L. Fall Experience. 0 Hours.

This mid-level clinical experience provides students in teacher education with an extended experience in the fall semester observing and assisting with beginning of the year room design, organization, and classroom management policies and procedures.

ED 350. Middle School Philosophy & Curriculum. 3 Hours.

Acquaints students with the philosophy of middle school education and current practices in middle school curriculum, instrucation, and assessment. Prerequisites: ED 320.

ED 380. Technology in Teaching. 2 Hours.

Strategies for the instructional uses of technology including multimedia presentation, e-mail, internet, spreadsheets, data bases, and emerging technologies. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education or CD major and ED 320.

ED 394. Independent Study In Education. 1-4 Hour.

ED 402. Content Area & Develop Reading. 3 Hours.

The study of teaching reading at elementary, middle school, and high levels; ways of responding to literature and other written materials, content area reading for different purposes, application of strategies and study skills, and use of a variety of performance assessments. Prerequisite: Student must complete ED 320 before enrolling in this class.

ED 440. Remedial Reading. 3 Hours.

Diagnosis and treatment of children with reading difficulties. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and ED 352.

ED 441. Clinical Practice in Remedial Reading. 3 Hours.

Supervised practice in a clinical remedial reading situation. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and ED 440.

ED 451. Middle School Teaching Strategies. 3 Hours.

Designed to develop the skills and teaching strategies to implement a middle school program. Stresses teaming, thematic curriculum development, advising, and working with parents. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and ED 320.

ED 480. Clinical Practicum in Education. 1-5 Hour.

This course in designed to give education majors an opportunity to have 30 hours of practical experience. Placements in schools settings are arranged by the Teacher Advisement and Field Placement office. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, a methods class, and departmental approval.

ED 482. Student Teaching Seminar. 2 Hours.

This seminar will provide support to candidates as they complete the final phase of their teacher education program. Topics relevant to student teaching will be discussed. Corequisite: Students must be enrolled in either ED 491, 492, 493, 494, or 495 at the same time as this course.

ED 483. Student Teaching Seminar. 2 Hours.

This seminar will provide support to candidates as they complete the final phase of their teacher education program. Topics relevant to student teaching will be explored including classroom management, diversity, technology, instructional strategies, assessment, and data driven instruction. Corequisite: Students must be enrolled in either ED 491, 492, 493, 494, or 495 at the same time as this course.

ED 484. Student Teaching Seminar. 2 Hours.

This seminar will provide support to candidates as they complete the final phase of their teacher education program. Topics relevant to student teaching will be explored including classroom management, diversity, technology, instructional strategies, assessment, and data driven instruction. Corequisite: Students must be enrolled in either ED 491, 492, 493, 494, or 495 at the same time as this course.

ED 491. Student Teaching Kindergarten. 4-16 Hour.

Supervised teaching in kindergarten. Prerequisites: Recommendation by advisor, division/department chairperson, and TEAC; admission to Teacher Education; and completion of all other requires education coursework.

ED 492. Student Teaching, Elementary. 4-16 Hour.

Supervised teaching in elementary schools. Prerequisites: Recommendation by advisor, division/department chairperson, and TEAC; admission to Teacher Education; and completion of all other requires education coursework.

ED 493. Student Teaching, Secondary. 4-16 Hour.

Supervised teaching in secondary schools. Prerequisites: Recommendation by advisor, division/department chairperson, and TEAC; admission to Teacher Education; and completion of all other requires education coursework.

ED 494. Student Teaching K-12. 4-16 Hour.

Supervised teaching in both elementary and secondary levels in resticted areas. Prerequisites: Recommendation by advisor, division/department chairperson, and TEAC; admission to Teacher Education; and completion of all other requires education coursework.

ED 495. Student Teaching, Special Areas. 4-16 Hour.

Supervised teaching in special areas: mentally handicapped and education of the deaf. Recommendation by advisor, division/department chairperson, and TEAC; admission to Teacher Education; and completion of all other required education coursework.

ED 497. Mentored Clinical Practice. 5-16 Hour.

This course if designed to provide a one year mentored clinical internship for classroom teachers. Prerequisites include departmental approval and emergency licensure by the Educational Standards and Practices Board of North Dakota.

ED 499. Independent Study Honors Ed. 1-8 Hour.

ELED Courses

ELED 352. Foundations of Reading. 3 Hours.

Principles, techniques, and approaches for implementing a developmental reading program in the elementary school. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and ED 320.

ELED 421. Elementary Mathematics Methods. 3 Hours.

Practicum in teaching mathematics to children in cooperative learning groups through the use of manipulative materials, symbolic representations, and problem solving approaches. Observation and participation in a planned teaching experience in a school setting will illustrate and support the learning processes. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, ED 320, MATH 277 and 377 or ECE 314. Corequisites: ELED 422, ELED 423, ELED 424, and SCI 426.

ELED 422. Elementary Language Arts Methods. 3 Hours.

Encompasses curriculum, theory, and methodology in language arts. Observation and participation in a planned teaching experience in a school setting will illustrate and support the learning processes. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and ED 320, ELED 352. Corequisite: ELED 421, 423, 424, SCI 426. Course restricted to Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education majors.

ELED 423. Elementary Reading Methods. 3 Hours.

Principles, techniques, approaches, and materials for teaching reading in grades K through 8. Observation and participation in a planned teaching experience in a school setting will illustrate and support the learning processes. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and ED 320, ELED 352. Corequisite: ELED 421, 422, 423, 424, SCI 426. Course restricted to Elementaty Education or Early Childhood Education majors.

ELED 424. Elementary Social Studies Methods. 3 Hours.

Curriculum, theory, and methodology in the teaching of social studies. Observation and participation in a planned teaching experience in a school setting will illustrate and support the learning process. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and ED 320. Corequisite: ELED 421, 422, 423, 424 SCI 426. Course restricted to Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education majors.

ELED 425. Elementary Education Practicum. 0 Hours.

This practicum course accompanies the 5 methods classes in elementary education and reflects approximately 150 hours in the elementary classroom.