ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

64 credit hours

WHY STUDY ELEMENTARY EDUCATION AT TIU?
Training in actual classrooms is a key component of our Education major. During your time here at Trinity, you will complete over 200 hours of field experience prior to your student teaching. School field experience begins in your freshman yearOur students graduate with experience in diverse elementary school settings and with a reputation for being teachers of integrity.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?
Most Elementary Education majors take 3-4 years to finish their degree.

DID YOU KNOW?
Elementary education majors now have the option to take courses toward the Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I) endorsement, which allows candidates to teach special education in grades 1-6, the grade levels they will be licensed to teach in Illinois.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?
The Elementary Education major prepares you with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach elementary students (grades 1-6), and to model Christian values in your profession. Successful Elementary Education graduates are eligible to receive an Illinois Professional Educator License for grades 1-6.

COURSEWORK:
Our education major features strong courses in diversity, special education and English as a new language so you are prepared to teach the wide range of students who will be in your classroom.

Elementary Education

MAJOR COURSES
Course Title  Credits
ED 101 Introduction to Teaching 1 hour
ED 103 Professional Skills for Teachers 1 hour
ED 124 Historical and Philosophical Foundations
of Education
3 hours
ED 260X Educational Psychology/Human Development 3 hours
ED 309 Foundations of Teaching English
as a Second Language
3 hours
ED 310 General Teaching Methods 2 hours
ED 311 General Teaching Methods Pre-Clinical Experience 1 hour
ED 312 Literacy Methods for Emerging Readers 3 hours
ED 322 Literacy Methods for Upper Elementary Grades 3 hours
ED 330 Introduction to Special Education 3 hours
ED 342 Methods of Teaching Science, Health,
and Social Science*
3 hours
ED 345 Methods of Teaching Mathematics 3 hours
ED 350 Integrated Methods Pre-Clinical Experience 2 hours
ED 356 Integrating Specials into the Elementary Curriculum 1 hour
ED 380 Diversity in Education 1 hour
ED 381 Diversity Pre-Clinical Experience 1 hour
ED 401 Clinical Practice in the Elementary
School
12 hours
ED 421 Classroom Management 1 hour
ED 422 Advanced Seminar in Education 2 hours
ED 430 Educational Research & Assessment 2 hours
REQUIRED SUPPORTING COURSES
GEO 100 World Geography 3 hours
MA 120 College Algebra & Trigonometry 4 hours
HI 121
OR
HI 122
United States History Through the Civil War
OR
United States History Since the Civil War
3 hours
BUS 103

OR

BUS 207

Introduction to Economics

OR

Microeconomics

3 hours
Total Hours 64 hours
* All candidates must pass a competency test in Illinois history or meet the competency requirement through transfer of an appropriate course prior to taking ED 342.

Golden Apple Scholars
The Golden Apple Scholars program identifies talented high school seniors, and first and second-year college students, who will commit to teach in high-need schools. The program provides scholarship assistance and a paid summer institute where students receive classroom experience and professional mentoring.

CAREER OUTCOMES:

Elementary School Teacher Curriculum Developer
Principal Teacher’s Aide
School Administrator School Counselor
School Librarian Private Tutor
Some options may require an advanced degree.

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