Education - Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science

Candidates completing the elementary education program are eligible for initial teacher certification and endorsement to teach in K-6 classrooms. The program of study is divided into five areas: General Education, Professional Education Sequence, Related Content Courses, Elementary Professional requirements, and a concentration area. The concentrations enhance the knowledge, skills, and marketability of the prospective teacher.

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212 Roskens Hall
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182-0163
402.554.3666

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Requirements

Courses Required for Major (Core Curriculum)

Related Content Courses
Candidates must complete coursework in the following related content courses:
MTCH 2000MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS I3
MTCH 2010MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II3
Professional Education Sequence
TED 2100EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS3
TED 2200HUMAN RELATIONS FOR BIAS-FREE CLASSROOMS3
TED 2300HUMAN GROWTH AND LEARNING3
TED 2400PLANNING FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING6
Elementary Professional Requirements
Candidate for a degree or teaching endorsement must complete the following Elementary Professional requirements:
SPED 3800DIFFERENTIATION AND INCLUSIVE PRACTICES3
HPER 2400HEALTH ED. & PHYSICAL ED. FOR THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER3
TED 2360CHILDREN'S LITERATURE3
TED 3350TEACHING AND ASSESSING READING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS6
TED 4310ASSESSMENT AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER3
TED 4320TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES: ELEMENTARY3
TED 4330TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS: ELEMENTARY3
TED 4340TEACHING OF SCIENCE: ELEMENTARY3
TED 4350TEACHING OF READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS6
TED 4600CLINICAL PRACTICE AND SEMINAR: ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY LEVEL12
Concentration Area
Select a concentration area12-17

Optional Endorsement

A candidate in elementary education may elect to complete an additional endorsement program, instead of or in addition to a concentration.

English as a Second Language Concentration

TED 2050INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE3
TED 2060EQUITY, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURAL LITERACY3
TED 3050FOUNDATIONS OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)3
TED 4120READING & WRITING IN ELEMENTARY CONTENT AREAS3
Total Credits12

Family and Community (non-certification education option)

Introduction to Professional Education Core (2.5 cumulative GPA required)45
EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS FOR BIAS-FREE CLASSROOMS
HUMAN GROWTH AND LEARNING
CHILD PSYCHOLOGY
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
EQUITY, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURAL LITERACY
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
FAMILY-CENTERED PARTNERSHIPS
PLAY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION
MENTAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS: RISK FACTORS AND INTERVENTIONS
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Capstone course with internship 4000 level
Family and Community Concentration
Select five from the following:15
HEALTH ED. & PHYSICAL ED. FOR THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER
GENERAL SAFETY EDUCATION
APPLIED NUTRITION
GLOBAL HEALTH
ACCOUNTING BASICS FOR NON-BUSINESS MAJORS
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP
CORPORATE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
COMMUNICATION FOR INSTRUCTIONAL SETTINGS
SOCIAL WORK AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND MANAGEMENT
Total Credits60

Inclusive Practices Concentration

SPED 4640METHODS AND MATERIALS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION3
SPED 4810BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS3
SPED 3020DATA COLLECTION TECHNIQUE: ROLE IN TEACHING LEARNING PROCESS3
SPED 4000PRACTICUM IN SPECIAL EDUCATION3
Total Credits12

Inclusive Practices Concentration (Option B)

SPED 4230LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT AND DISORDERS FOR TEACHERS3
SPED 4710INTERACTIONS AND COLLABORATION3
SPED 4800SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH3
SPED 4810BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS3
Total Credits12

School Librarian Concentration

TED 2160INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY SERVICES3
TED 2060EQUITY, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURAL LITERACY3
TED 4590TEACHING AND LEARNING IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS3
TED 4660YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE3
Total Credits12

STEM Concentration

BIOL 1020PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY4
Select one of the following sets of lab courses:4-5
FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
CHEMISTRY IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY
and CHEMISTRY IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY LABORATORY
Select one of the following sets of lab courses:4
SCIENCE METHODS AND DESIGN
PHYSICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE
and PHYSICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE LABORATORY
PRINCIPLES OF ASTRONOMY
and INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY LAB
Select one of the following:3
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
INQUIRY-BASED THINKING IN STEM
Total Credits15-16

Early Childhood

TED 2250INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
TED 2310FAMILY-CENTERED PARTNERSHIPS3
TED 4250GUIDANCE OF YOUNG CHILDREN3
TED 4260LANGUAGE AND LITERACY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
TED 4280THE CREATIVE ARTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
TED 4290INQUIRY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION3
TED 4220FINAL PRACTICUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
Total Credits21

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

SPED 1500INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION3
SPED 1110AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I3
SPED 1114AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I LAB1
SPED 1120AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II3
SPED 1124AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II LAB1
SPED 2110AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III3
SPED 2114AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III LAB1
SPED 2120AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV3
SPED 2124AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV LAB1
SPED 2200HISTORY, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF DEAFNESS3
SPED 3110AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE V3
SPED 3114AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE V LAB1
SPED 4150LITERACY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES3
SPED 4240TEACHING/INTERPRETING LANGUAGE TO DEAF/HARD OF HEARING5
SPED 4330AURAL REHABILITATION3
SPED 4350TEACHING CONTENT SUBJECTS TO DEAF/HARD OF HEARING4
SPED 4370BASIC AUDIOLOGY3
SPED 4710INTERACTIONS AND COLLABORATION3
SPED 4720CLINICAL PRACTICE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 112
SPED 4810BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS3
Total Credits62

English as a Second Language

TED 2050INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE3
TED 2060EQUITY, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURAL LITERACY3
TED 3050FOUNDATIONS OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)3
TED 4120READING & WRITING IN ELEMENTARY CONTENT AREAS3
TED 4000SPECIAL METHODS IN THE CONTENT AREA3
Total Credits15

School Librarian

TED 2160INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY SERVICES3
TED 2360CHILDREN'S LITERATURE3
TED 4000SPECIAL METHODS IN THE CONTENT AREA3
TED 2500DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP3
TED 2060EQUITY, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURAL LITERACY3
TED 4590TEACHING AND LEARNING IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS3
TED 4660YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE3
TED 4710RESEARCH AND INQUIRY3
TED 4740ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION3
TED 4760MANAGING COLLECTIONS IN LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION AGENCIES3
TED 4800LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN LIBRARIES3
TED 4600CLINICAL PRACTICE AND SEMINAR: ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY LEVEL12
Total Credits45

Special Education

SPED 1500INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION3
SPED 3020DATA COLLECTION TECHNIQUE: ROLE IN TEACHING LEARNING PROCESS3
SPED 4000PRACTICUM IN SPECIAL EDUCATION3
SPED/COUN 4010MENTAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS: RISK FACTORS AND INTERVENTIONS3
SPED 4150LITERACY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES3
SPED 4230LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT AND DISORDERS FOR TEACHERS3
SPED 4640METHODS AND MATERIALS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION3
SPED 4700CLINICAL PRACTICE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION6
SPED 4710INTERACTIONS AND COLLABORATION3
SPED 4800SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH3
SPED 4810BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS3
Total Credits36