Department of Elementary Education
Department Chair: Lynda Hawkes
Department Secretary: Jolynn Reed (208) 496-1348
Department Faculty: Lary DuqueSharon HansenLynda HawkesElaine HollowayDeanna HoveyMarion JohnstunJo Anne KayLinda Messer

 
Introduction
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.

See http://www2.byui.edu/elementaryed/home/ for recommended sequence of courses to be taken.
 
Department Requirements
  • Students must maintain a 2.8 cumulative GPA
  • Students must earn a C- or better in all courses filling GE and ElEd requirements
  • Students must take the following exams before student teaching:
        1. Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Exams
        2. Idaho Technology Competency Exam
        3. Praxis II Exam
        4. Praxis Pedagogy Exam
  • Students must complete a Professional Portfolio which will include entries from all course areas included in GE and major requirements.
     
  • Program Description


     
    B.S.  in Elementary Education (990)   

    General Education Requirements

    As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
     
    Requirement 1:

    Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
    AMHER 170
    BIO 100, 102
    ENG 313
    HS 131
    MATH 306
     
    AND
    World Civilization
    Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C-
    HIST 201, 202

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Geology or Phy Science
    Take this Course    Min Grade: C-
    PH.S 110
     
            OR
               Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
               GEOL 102, 110

     
    AND
    Requirement 3:
    Arts & Letters

    Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C-
    ENG 250, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335
     
    AND
    Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C-
    ART 101
    HUM 101, 201, 202
    MUSIC 101

     
    Major Requirements
       
    Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
    CHILD 210
    ECSE 320
    ED 200, 270
    ELED 220, 260, 280, 319, 350, 360, 370, 375, 380, 385, 401, 420, 430, 490
    ENG 355
    GEOG 110
    MATH 305
     
    AND
    Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C-
    ANTH 101
    ECON 111, 112
    GEOG 120, 320, 321, 350
    HIST 120, 121, 304, 306, 308, 310, 325, 330, 335, 340, 360, 363, 370, 372, 376, 378, 380
    POLSC 110, 150, 170, 311, 314, 315, 320, 330, 370
    SOC 111, 112, 311, 323, 330, 357, 383, 403, 440, 460
     
    Course Descriptions

    ELED 260 Classroom Applications of Technology (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: Must have completed 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 280 Motivation and Management (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: ElEd 220
    Prospective teachers will explore management and motivation skills and strategies, examining multiple philosophies as a basis for reflecting on educational practice.
     
    ELED 319 Diverse Settings Practicum (1:2:0)
    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. Students must register in Smith 294.
     
    ELED 350 Art Curriculum and Methods (3:2:2)
    Fee:  $10.00
    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)
    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 370 P.E. Curriculum and Methods (2:0:3)
    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 Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course #1 (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: Must have completed ED 200
    This course prepares students to pass the statewide literacy competency test.
     
    ELED 380 Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course #2 (2:2:2)
    Prerequisite: Must have completed ElEd 375 - Literacy #1
    Prepares future teachers in the areas of language acquisition, structure, and development; basic skills of literacy fluency; and strategies for improving reading in all content areas.
     
    ELED 385 Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course #3 (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: Must have completed ElEd 380 - Literacy #2
    This course is designed as a final course in the Elementary Education literacy sequence. It reviews and deepens the teacher candidate's understanding of language instructional strategies and assessment processes. At the conclusion of this course, students are expected to pass the third section of the Idaho State Literacy Exam.
     
    ELED 401 Assessment & Evaluation in Elementary Education (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Must be taken concurrently with ELED 420 and ELED 430.
    Assists the prospective Elementary Educator in developing skills in the use of assessment, the construction of assessment devises, the statistical analysis of test results, and the appraisal of educational research.
     
    ELED 420 Primary Methods & Practicum (6:3:18)
    Fee:  $20.00
    Prerequisite: Must be taken concurrently with ELED 401 and ELED 430.
    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 (6:3:18)
    Prerequisite: Must be taken concurrently with ELED 420 and ELED 401.
    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 490 Student Teaching: Elementary Education (12:0:0)
    Student Teaching is the culminating experience, the capstone of the academic and professional training of a pre-service teacher. A sixteen week practicum is completed in the public school classroom in a primary (grades K-3) and an intermediate (grades 4-7) placement. Pre-service teachers demonstrate their skill as they apply all they have learned about the principles and art of teaching.