Department of Elementary Education

Linda Lloyd, Department Chair
Wade Anderson, (Dean of Division of Health & Education)
Joseph L. Alldredge, Sharon Hansen Elaine R. Holloway, Carol L. Hughes Lynda Hawkes
Jolynn Reed, Secretary (208)356-1348

Influencing people's lives for the better is one of the satisfactions of teaching. Education, above all other professions, allows you to share yourself with others as you help them grow, learn, mature, and identify that which will have a lasting impact for good throughout their lives.

The Elementary Education Department offers a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Elementary Education. Students will be exposed to a strong theoretical knowledge base with extensive practical experience in the public schools. Students successfully completing the program will be eligible to apply for a K-8 Idaho Education Teaching Credential.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Students may choose Elementary Education (990) as their major upon admittance to BYU-Idaho.

Students will be required to maintain a 2.75 GPA throughout the program. Students must receive a C- or higher on all general education and major courses.

Students must also successfully pass the following exams before student teaching: - Idaho Literacy Exam - Idaho Technology Competency - Praxis II

Teacher Education Vision Statement

Through a variety of courses and field experiences, the Department of Elementary Education seeks to assist its majors in becoming professional teachers. It is our belief that teacher candidates should simultaneously draw upon content area knowledge, professional understanding, and practical wisdom to facilitate teaching and learning. We have divided the courses recommended and/or required by the Department of Elementary Education at BYU- Idaho into three broad categories: those that would help students become 1) Evolving Learners, 2) Emerging Professionals, and 3) Developing Practitioners. We have defined those terms as follows:

Evolving Learner: The teacher candidate understands the central concepts, the tools of inquiry, and the structures of the disciplines taught; comprehends the interdisciplinary nature of the real-world and the role of the disciplines in preparing students for the global community of the future; and demonstrates competency in multiple assessments made at appropriate transition points before program completion. Emerging Professional: The teacher candidate seeks personal, spiritual, and professional growth in harmony with the BYU-Idaho Honor Code; comprehends childrenís needs; understands how students learn and develop; observes teacher-student interactions; possesses a broad range of communication and technology skills for use with students, colleagues, parents, and the community; and represents the ideals and ethics embraced by local, state, and national teaching organizations.

Developing Practitioner: The teacher candidate plans for instruction; has annual, practical experiences in a variety of diverse settings; demonstrates competency with multiple teaching strategies; manages and monitors successful student learning in a safe and positive environment (with respect for diverse needs); and constantly reflects upon and improves instructional skills.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Elementary Education (990)

General Education Requirements

English:
Eng 111 (College Writing)                              3
Eng 313 (Expository Writing for Elementary Education)  3

Math:
Math 305 (Math Concepts for Elementary Educators I )   4

Basic Option:
HS 131 (Personal Health & Wellness)                    2

Arts & Letters:
Fine Arts 100                                          0
Eng 250, 331, 332, 333, 334, OR 335 (Literature)       3

And one of the following:

Art 101 (Intro to Visual Arts) OR                      3
Music 101 (Music & Humanities)                         3

Natural Science:
BIO 100 & 102 (Prin Biology & Lab)                     4
And one of the following:

Geol 110 & 102 (Intro to Geol & Lab)                   4
PhS 110 & 112 (Phys Science for Teachers & Lab)        4

Social Science:
AmHer 170 (Am Heritage)                                3
Geog 110 (Intro to Geog)                               3

Religion:
Rel 121 (Intro to Book of Mormon)                      2
Rel 122 (Intro to Book of Mormon)                      2
Rel 371 (Introduction to Teaching)                     2
Elective Religion Courses                              6

Courses for Majors

Math 306 (Math Concepts for Elementary Education II )  3
Hist 201 (World Civilization)                          3
Social Science Elective 
(Soc,Anth, Econ, PolSc, His, Geog)                     3
Any Sports Skills Course                               1
Faml 210 (Child Development)                           3
Eng 355 (Childrenís Literature)                        3
Ed 200 (Foundations of Education)                      2
Ed 300 (Educational Psychology)                        2
Ed 250 (Educational Technology)                        1
ElEd 260 (Classroom Application of Technology)         2
ElEd 220 (Early Field Experience)                      4
ElEd 350 (Art Curriculum & Methods)                    3
ElEd 360 (Music Curriculum & Methods)                  3
ElEd 370 (PE Curriculum & Methods)                     2
ElEd 319 (Diverse Settings Practicum)                  1
ElEd 320 (Exceptional Students:
          Principles of Collaboration)                 3
ElEd 375 (Literacy )                                   2
ElEd 380 (Reading)                                     4

Take one of the following:
ElEd 365 (Dance Curriculum & Methods)                  2
ElEd 356 (Drama Curriculum & Methods)                  2

Take the following concurrently:
Ed 401 (Assessment & Evaluation)                       3
ElEd 420 (Primary Methods & Practicum)                 6
ElEd 430 (Intermediate Methods & Practicum)            6
Take the following concurrently in the last semester of program:
Ed 490 (Student Teaching)                             10
RE 371 (Intro to Teaching)                             2

The following elective courses 
may be taken anytime during the
program:
Ed 120 (Intro to Education)                            2
ElEd  290R (Special Topics:
Friendship Club, Homework 
Club, Tutoring Certification)                          1-3
ElEd 398R (Cooperative Work Experience)                1-3
ElEd 493R (Independent Readings or Project)            1-4

Recommended Sequence of Courses:

Freshmen Year
Ed 120 (elective)                                      2
Faml 210                                               3
Ed 200                                                 2
Religion                                               4
GE & Electives                                        23
Total Credits                                         32

Sophomore Year
Eng 355                                                3
Eng 313                                                3
Math 305 & 306                                         7
ElEd 220                                               4
Ed 250                                                 1
ElEd  260                                              2
Five credits of the following:                         5
   ElEd 350
   ElEd 360
   ElEd 370
   ElEd 345 OR 365
Religion                                               4
GE & Electives                                         2
Total Credits                                         31

Junior Year
Ed 300                                                 2
ElEd 319                                               1
Ed 320                                                 3
ElEd 375                                               2
ElEd 380                                               4
Five credits of the following:                         5
   ElEd 350
   ElEd 360
   ElEd 370
   ElEd 345 OR 365
Religion                                               4
GE & Electives                                        13
Total Credits                                         30

Senior Year
ElEd 400                                               3
ElEd 420                                               6
ElEd 430                                               6
Ed 490                                                10
Rel 371                                                2
Total Credits                                         27
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ElEd 220 Early Field Experience (4:4:0)
Prerequisite: Ed 200
This course will be the pre-service teacherís first teaching exposure in the elementary classroom. Lesson planning, management, strategies, and assessment will be taught and implemented.

ElEd 260 Classroom Applications of Technology (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Ed 200
This course extends basic technology skills and applies them to the classroom. Topics to be covered will include HyperStudio, data bases, web pages, and grading programs.

ElEd 290R Special Topics (1-2:1-2:0)
No Prerequisite
This course provides practicum experience in tutoring. Students may receive one credit for each semester of service.

ElEd 319 Diverse Settings Practicum (1:1:0)
Prerequisite: Ed 200
This course will be completed during the off-campus semester in an on-line format. It will be service-oriented to develop cultural, social, and economic awareness.

ElEd 345 Dance Curriculum & Methods (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: 30 credits
Curriculum and methodology course for elementary education majors: creative dance and structured rhythmic dance forms.

ElEd 350 Art Curriculum & Methods (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: 30 credits
This course provides pre-service preparation for K-12 classroom teachers in the visual arts content area with emphasis on the development of classroom materials and instructional strategies.

ElEd 360 Music Curriculum & Methods (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: 30 credits
This course will establish a classroom environment for musical development. Emphasis will be on appropriate songs, activities, resources, and teaching strategies so music can be used to teach curriculum content.

ElEd 365 Drama Methods (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: 30 credits
This course is designed to teach dramatic elements that can be used to teach current elementary curriculum content.

ElEd 370 PE Content and Methods (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: 30 credits
This course is designed to provide the future teacher with both the curricular knowledge and the pedagogical skills necessary to teach physical education in the schools.

ElEd 375 Literacy (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: 60 credits
This course prepares students to pass the statewide literacy competency test.

ElEd 398R Cooperative Work Experience (1-3:1-3:0)
This independent study course provides work experience credit meeting individual student needs. Work must be pre-approved.

ElEd 420 Primary Methods & Practicum (6:6:0)
Prerequisite: 75 credits
This course introduces prospective teachers to instructional strategies appropriate for grades K-3. The curriculum areas to be covered are math, language arts, social studies, and science.

ElEd 430 Intermediate Methods & Practicum (6:6:0)
Prerequisite: 75 credits
This course introduces prospective teachers to instructional strategies appropriate for grades 4-8. The curriculum areas to be covered are math, language arts, social studies, and science.

ElEd 493R Independent Readings or Projects (1-4:1-4:0)
No Prerequisite
This course is designed as an independent study program with content and objectives determined by the student and a faculty member.


Complete General Education listing

Credit Hour Designations/Abbreviations (e.g., 3:3:3)


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