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B.A. in Elementary Education

Program Coordinator

Carolyn Obel-Omia
Assistant Professor
Horace Mann
(401) 456-8016
cobel@ric.edu

Course Requirements

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Middle School Endorsement

The endorsement program in middle school education is for students who wish to teach in a middle school. Students must be enrolled in the elementary education program and must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Complete MLED 310, 320, 330, and 340.
  2. Complete a student teaching experience in an elementary school (Grades 1-6).
  3. Complete the course requirements for an elementary education content major in one of the following areas: English (language arts), general science, mathematics, modern languages (French, Portuguese, or Spanish), or social studies.

Requirements for Students Electing a B.A. in Elementary Education

Students must complete the required courses in elementary education and select a content major from one of the following: general science or mathematics. These content majors are directly relevant to a subject area taught in pre-K–6 and provide appropriate depth and academic rigor in the content area. The following content majors will total more than 120 credits and will take more than four years to complete:

ENGLISH -  CURRENTLY SUSPENDED GENERAL SCIENCE MATHEMATICS

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Can also be taken without MLED coursework
(For those seeking middle grades education, additional coursework in MLED is required and will total more than 120 credits – see page 3 of Advisement Sheet for Middle Grades Education requirements)

BIOL 111*     Introductory Biology I  (4 cr)
BIOL  112      Introductory Biology II   (4 cr)
PHYS  101      General Physics I  (4 cr)
PHYS 102*     General Physics II  (4 cr)

CHOOSE ONE chemistry sequence:
CHEM 103 and 104  General Chemistry I & II  (8 cr)
CHEM 105 and 106   General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry I & II  (8 cr)

CHOOSE ONE from:
PSCI   212      Introduction to Geology  (4 cr)
PSCI   217      Introduction to Oceanography  (4 cr)
TWO 200 level or above courses from BIOL, CHEM, HSCI, PHYS or PSCI  (8 cr)

TOTAL - 32 (Does not include General Education requirements)

*The course may also apply to General Education requirement.

REQUIRED overall GPA in this content major = 2.50

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Can also be taken without MLED coursework
(For those seeking middle grades education, additional coursework in MLED is required and will total more than 120 credits – see page 3 of Advisement Sheet for Middle Grades Education requirements)

MATH  209    Precalculus  (4 cr)
MATH 210   College Trigonometry     (3 cr)
MATH  212    Calculus  (4 cr)
MATH 220   Formalizing Mathematical Thought  (4 cr)
MATH  240    Statistical Methods I  (4 cr)
MATH  409    Mathematical Problem Analysis (4 cr)
MATH  431    Number Theory  (3 cr)

CHOOSE ONE from:
MATH  418    Introduction to Operations Research  (3 cr)
MATH  436    Discrete Mathematics  (3 cr)
MATH  445    Statistical Methods II  (3 cr)

TOTAL - 28-29

*The course may also apply to General Education requirement

REQUIRED overall GPA in this content major = 2.50

SOCIAL STUDIES - CURRENTLY SUSPENDED MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES - CURRENTLY SUSPENDED  

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Page last updated: November 22, 2019