Department of Teacher Education
Department Chair: Lynda Hawkes
Department Secretary: Jolynn Reed (208) 496-1348
Department Faculty: Rich AdairDavid AllenJoyce AndersonLary DuqueSharon HansenLynda HawkesDeanna HoveyDana JohnsonMarion JohnstunJo Anne KayRalph KernDavid MaglebyMarcia McManusLinda MesserThomas MorleyRhonda SeamonsMatt SellersChris Wilson

 
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.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood/Special Education is a rigorous academic program integrating theory and best practice for working with typically developing and/or children with special needs from birth through age eight.

Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to apply for the Blended Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education Idaho Teaching License, which allows them to teach general or special education classes in kindergarten through third grade. Students may also choose to work with young children and their families in home, agency, and preschool settings.

Applied coursework and fieldwork involving children in a variety of settings will prepare students for successful career experiences. Students will demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of skills during three different supervised intervention/teaching experiences: (1) infants and toddlers in home or agency settings, (2) preschoolers in private or public preschools, and (3) kindergarten through third grade children in public schools.

See http://www2.byui.edu/TeacherEd/ 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.
  • 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.
     
  • SECONDARY EDUCATION MAJORS
    Agriculture Education Composite: See the Agronomy & Ag Business section of this catalog
    Art Education: See the Art section of this catalog
    Art Education Composite: See the Art section of this catalog
    Biology Education: See the Biology section of this catalog
    Biology Education Composite: See the Biology section of this catalog
    Chemistry Education: See the Chemistry section of this catalog
    Earth Science Education: See the Geology section of this catalog
    English Education: See the English section of this catalog
    English Education Composite: See the English section of this catalog
    Family & Consumer Sci. Ed. Composite: See the Home & Family Ed. section of this catalog
    Health Education: See the Health Science section of this catalog
    History Education: See the History section of this catalog
    Mathematics Education: See the Mathematics section of this catalog
    Music Education Composite: See the Music section of this catalog
    Physics Education: See the Physics section of this catalog
    Social Studies Education Composite: See the History section of this catalog
    Spanish Education: See the Foreign Language section of this catalog
    Theatre & Speech Education: See the Theatre section of this catalog
     
    SECONDARY EDUCATION MINORS
    American Government Education: See the Political Science section of this catalog
    Art Education: See the Art section of this catalog
    Biology Education: See the Biology section of this catalog
    Chemistry Education: See the Chemistry section of this catalog
    Chinese Education: See the Foreign Language section of this catalog
    Earth Science Education: See the Geology section of this catalog
    Economics Education: See the Economics section of this catalog
    English Education: See the English section of this catalog
    French Education: See the Foreign Language section of this catalog
    Geography Education: See the Geography section of this catalog
    German Education: See the Foreign Language section of this catalog
    Health Education: See the Health Science section of this catalog
    History Education: See the History section of this catalog
    Journalism Education: See the Communication section of this catalog
    Mathematics Education: See the Mathematics section of this catalog
    Music Education-Band: See the Music section of this catalog
    Music Education-Choral: See the Music section of this catalog
    Music Education-Orchestra: See the Music section of this catalog
    Physical Education Teaching: See the Physical Education section of this catalog
    Physical Science Education: See the Physics section of this catalog
    Physics Education: See the Physics section of this catalog
    Russian Education: See the Foreign Language section of this catalog
    Spanish Education: See the Foreign Language section of this catalog
    Speech & Theatre Education: See the Communication section of this catalog
    Theatre Arts Education: See the Theatre section of this catalog

     
    Program Description


     
    B.S.  in Early Childhood / Special Education (980)   

    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 111, 313
    GEOG 120
    HS 131
    MATH 306
     
    AND
    Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C-
    ART 101
    HUM 101
    MUSIC 101
     
    AND
    Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C-
    ENG 250, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 351, 352, 353, 354, 362, 373

     
    AND
    Requirement 2:

    Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
    GEOL 110, 110L
     
            OR
               Take this Course    Min Grade: C-
               PH.S 110

     
    AND
    Requirement 3:

    Take this Course    
    ED 270

     
    Major Requirements
       
    Take these Courses     Min GPA: 2.8
    CHILD 210, 230, 310
    ECSE 100, 250, 320, 323, 400, 410, 430, 490, 491, 492
    ELED 370, 375, 380, 385, 420
    ENG 355
    MATH 305
    SOC 430


     
    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
    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

     
    AND
    Requirement 4:

    Take this Course    
    ED 270

     
    Major Requirements
       
    Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
    CHILD 210
    ECSE 320
    ED 200
    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-
    HIST 201, 202
     
    Course Descriptions

    ECSE 100 Foundations of Early Childhood/Special Education (3:3:0)
    This is an introductory course to the Child Development Professional Preschool Education and Early Childhood/Special Education programs; however, this course is also opened to any student with instructor's permission. The course will deal with historical background, theories, professional issues, and educational practices including "developmentally appropriate" and special education curriculum.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ECSE 250 Technology/Assistive Technology (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: ECSE 100, CHILD 210
    This course is designed to extend basic technology skills into classroom application. It will introduce students to a variety of equipment and devices that are used to enhance the functional skills of children with disabilities in the areas of communication, position, mobility, and activities.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ECSE 320 Exceptional Students (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: PPE, Child Development, ECSE and ElEd Majors only or consent of instructor. ED 200 or ECSE 100 and Sophomore standing.
    Introductory course for students majoring in Elementary Education, Professional Preschool Education, and Early Childhood/Special Education. Course content related to early childhood/special education including history, theories, models, and current issues. Special emphasis is given to the use of developmentally appropriate practices.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ECSE 323 Culture and Diversity (2:2:0)
    Students will analyze historic and present day relationships between the American educational system and cultural dynamics. They will identify prejudices and discriminatory practices, their causes and influence on education today.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ECSE 400 Assessment and Evaluation (4:4:0)
    Prerequisite: ECSE 100, CHILD 310 and Junior standing.
    Selection, administration and interpretation of screening and assessment tools and methods employed in early childhood special education programs. Includes informal and formal assessment strategies, developmental tests, portfolio assessments, observational assessment, performance-based assessment and standardized assessment as well as data collection and monitoring of child progress.
     
    ECSE 410 Strategies for ECSE (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: ECSE 100, CHILD 310, ELED 375, ECSE 400
    To understand and apply approaches and theory of intervention strategies and procedures with young children with special needs. The student will learn to use theories of direct instruction and collaboration and team interventions.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ECSE 430 ECSE Practicum (2:0:9)
    Prerequisite: ESCE majors only. Must be taken concurrently with ElEd 420.
    Students will receive practical, hands-on experience in classroom management, curriculum design, and collaboration while working in a public or private kindergarten classroom.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ECSE 490 Student Teaching Preschool (7:3:0)
    Prerequisite: ECSE major; must have completed 75 credits; concurrent enrollment in ECSE 410; consent of instructor.
    One of three student teaching experiences for students enrolled in the ECSE Teacher Licensure Program. Students will receive practical, hands-on experience in classroom management, instructional design and delivery, and educational assessment while working in a preschool setting. Weekly seminars will serve as the forum in which students teachers can address challenges and concerns while sharing experiences, expertise, and successes.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ECSE 491 Student Teaching Early Intervention (4:2:6)
    Prerequisite: ECSE major; must have completed 75 credits; concurrent enrollment in SOC 430; consent of instructor.
    One of three student teaching experiences for students enrolled in the EC/SE Teacher Licensure Program. Students will receive practical, hands-on experience in working with infants/toddlers and their families in both home-based and center-based settings. Intervention focus will be determined by IFSP-identified family goals and outcomes. A weekly seminar will serve as the forum in which student teachers can address challenges and concerns while sharing experiences, expertise, and successes.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ECSE 492 Student Teaching Public Schools (12:2:0)
    Prerequisite: ELED 420, ECSE 490, ECSE 491, ECSE Major; must have completed 75 credits; consent of instructor.
    One of three student teaching experiences for students enrolled in the ECSE Teacher Licensure Program. Students will typically spend seven weeks in each of two roles: the role of general education teacher and the role of special education teacher, grades kindergarten through third. Students will receive practical, hands-on experiences in classroom management, instructional design and delivery, collaboration, and educational assessment. A weekly seminar will serve as the forum in which student teachers can address challenges and concerns while sharing experiences, expertise, and successes.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ED 200 Foundations of Education (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: Education majors only. Completion of 15 university credits.
    This course provides future teachers with a knowledge of the historical events, philosophies, and theories that have helped build American education; fosters in them an understanding of their own personal teaching philosophy; and encourages them to develop the wisdom to follow the Savior as they strive to become Master Teachers.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ED 208 Tutor Train I (1:0:0)
    Prerequisite: Education majors only; Requires at least 15 completed credit hours and the consent of the instructor.
    Tutor training to meet student needs and national certification. Training in establishing rapport, assessing needs, teaching study habits, the art of questioning, helping students accept responsibility.
     
    ED 209 Tutor Train II (1:0:0)
    Prerequisite: ED 208
    Advanced tutor training to meet student needs and national certification training in collaborative learning, learning strategies, structuring the learning experience and tutoring in specific subject areas.
     
    ED 270 Educational Psychology (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Social Science requirement.
    Prerequisite: Restricted to students majoring in Education.
    This course introduces pre-service teachers to the scholarship of learning and teaching. Educational theories and principles are taught in the context of real-life teaching application.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ED 398R Cooperative Work Experience (1-3:0:0)
    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor required.
    This independent study course provides work experience credit meeting individual student needs. Work must be pre-approved.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ED 493R Independent Readings and Projects (1-4:0:0)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required.
    This course is designed as an independent study program, with content and objectives determined by the student and a faculty member.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ELED 220 Early Field Experience (4:2:6)
    Prerequisite: Complete ED 200 with C- or better.
    This course will be the pre-service teacher's first teaching exposure in the elementary classroom. Lesson planning, management, strategies, and assessment will be taught and implemented.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ELED 260 Classroom Applications of Technology (2:2:0)
    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.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ELED 280 Motivation and Management (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: ElEd 220 - Early Field Experience
    Prospective teachers will explore management and motivation skills and strategies, examining multiple philosophies as a basis for reflecting on educational practice.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ELED 319 Diverse Practicum (2:0:0)
    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 the Teacher Education office.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ELED 350 Art Curriculum and Methods (2:2:1)
    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.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ELED 360 Music Curriculum & Methods (2:2:0)
    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.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    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.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ELED 375 Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course #1 (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: ED 200 - Foundations of Education and ElEd 220 - Early Field Experience
    This course prepares students to pass the statewide literacy competency test.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ELED 380 Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course #2 (2:2:2)
    Prerequisite: 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.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ELED 385 Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course #3 (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: 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.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ELED 401 Assessment & Evaluation in Elementary Education (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Math 305, Math 306, ElEd 375, ElEd 380, ElEd 385.
    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.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    ELED 420 Primary Methods & Practicum (6:3:18)
    Fee:  $20.00
    Prerequisite: Math 305, Math 306, ElEd 375, ElEd 380, and ElEd 385.
    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.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    ELED 430 Intermediate Methods & Practicum (6:3:18)
    Prerequisite: Math 305, Math 306, ElEd 375 - Literacy 1, ElEd 380 - Literacy 2 and ElEd 385 - Literacy 3.
    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.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    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.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    SECED 205 Secondary Education Practicum (1:1:0)
    Introduction to classroom methods for secondary teachers. Students will have opportunity to practice teach and then view and reflect on their effort. Some time will be spent in the public schools.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    SECED 252 Educational Technology (2:2:0)
    This required secondary education core course is restricted to secondary ed majors and is taught by faculty from Instructional technology. Students will acquire technology skills to pass the Idaho Technology Exam and to enhance their teaching and management competencies.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    SECED 280 SecEd Early Field Experience (3:2:1)
    This course provides pre-service secondary education students an exposure to the 6-12 grade level classrooms. Lesson planning, management, strategies, and assessment will be taught and implemented with possible integration with other secondary education contents.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    SECED 322 Exceptional Student (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: Ed 200, Ed 270, SecEd 205 and SecEd 252
    This course is designed to assist secondary teachers in meeting the needs of exceptional students. A wide range of exceptionalities will be addressed on topics such as identification of disabilities and exceptionalities, adaptive teaching strategies, legal issues and collaborative opportunities. Classroom management will also be emphasized.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    SECED 370 General Secondary Education Methods and Assessment (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: Ed 200, Ed 270, SecEd 205, SecEd 252
    This second semester junior level course is designed to equip students with the pedagogical skills required of effective secondary ed teachers. It is intended to precede the method's course taught within each of the subject disciplines.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    SECED 410 Reading in the Content Area (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Ed 200, Ed 270, SecEd 205, SecEd 252. Restricted to secondary education students who have completed 60 or more credit hours.
    This senior level course is designed to immediately precede the student teaching semester. Students should take this course in conjunction with their content method's class. The heavy emphasis is placed on teacher adaptations needed to teach students who lack functional reading skills. Students will experience teaching opportunities.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    SECED 492 Secondary Education Student Teaching (12:1:0)
    Prerequisite: Restricted to Secondary Education majors who are scheduled to student teach and have completed all their graduation coursework.
    This course provides a venue for secondary pre-service education students to highlight what they have learned from the education received in their major fields of study. Students will typically spend six weeks in each of two placements. This will provide hands-on practical experience in classroom management, instructional design and delivery, and educational assessment. A weekly seminar will provide a forum where student teachers from diverse majors and disciplines will come together and focus their expertise and efforts on the common problems they are facing.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)