B.A. in Elementary Education

Program Coordinator

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

Course No. Course Title Credits

Professional Courses

CEP 315Educational Psychology3
ELED 300Concepts of Teaching Diverse Learners3
ELED 400Curriculum and Assessment with Instructional Technology3
ELED 420Children's Literature and the Integrated Arts3
ELED 422Developmental Reading3
ELED 435Language Arts and ELL Instruction3
ELED 436Teaching Social Studies to Diverse Learners3
ELED 437Elementary School Science and Health Education3
ELED 438Teaching Elementary School Mathematics3
ELED 439Student Teaching in the Elementary School9
ELED 469Best Practices: Instruction, Assessment, Classroom Management3
FNED 346Schooling in a Democratic Society4
SPED 433Adaptation of Instruction for Inclusive Education3

Total Credit Hours

46

Choose a concentration below:

Early Childhood Education Program

Course No. Course Title Credits
ECED 301Developmental Approaches to Teaching and Learning3
ECED 419Early Care and Education for Children, Birth to Three Years3
ECED 420Mathematics, Prekindergarten through Second Grade3
ECED 423Developmental Literacy and Language Arts I4
ECED 425Developmental Literacy and the Language Arts II4
ECED 429Early Childhood Social Studies and Science4
ELED 439Student Teaching in the Elementary School (*)9
ELED 469Best Practices: Instruction, Assessment, Classroom Management3
*Student electing a teaching concentration in special education receive 5 credits for this course.

Total Credit Hours

71

Elementary School Program

Course No. Course Title Credits
ELED 300Concepts of Teaching Diverse Learners3
ELED 422Developmental Reading3
ELED 424Teaching Developmental Reading II3
ELED 435Language Arts and ELL Instruction3
ELED 436Teaching Social Studies to Diverse Learners3
ELED 437Elementary School Science and Health Education3
ELED 438Teaching Elementary School Mathematics3
ELED 439Student Teaching in the Elementary School9
ELED 469Best Practices: Instruction, Assessment, Classroom Management3

Total Credit Hours

71


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 at a middle school.
  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: English, general science, geography, history, mathematics, modern languages, political science, social studies, or theatre. 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 GENERAL SCIENCE GEOGRAPHY

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In addition to completing required courses in elementary education, students electing a content major in English must complete the following courses, with a minimum grade point average of 2.75. Students may not proceed to student teaching without the required GPA.

  • ENGL 201, 202, 205, 207, 210
  • THREE COURSES in literature at the 300- or 400-level.

Note: students seeking middle school endorsement must choose from ENGL 301 (or 302 or 303), 326 (or 327), and 336 as their three literature courses. ENGL 212 and SED 445 are also required for middle school endorsement.

Total credit hours: 32

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In addition to completing required courses in elementary education, students electing a content major in general science must complete the following courses, with a minimum grade of C in each course and a minimum grade point average of 2.50:

  • BIOL 111; CHEM 105; PSCI 212, 357, 491 (or BIOL 491, or CHEM 491, or PHYS 491); PHYS 101
  • ONE COURSE from BIOL 112; CHEM 106; PSCI 210, 214, 217; PHYS 102
  • TWO COURSES from BIOL 318, 321, 324, 329, 353, 354; CHEM 404; PSCI 340
Total credit hours: 30–32

In addition to completing required courses in elementary education, students electing a content major in geography must complete the following courses, with a minimum grade point average of 2.75:

  • GEOG 100 (or 205), 101, 201, 400
  • FIVE COURSES from GEOG 202, 300, 301, 303, 304, 337, 338, 339, 460
Total credit hours: 30–33
HISTORY MATHEMATICS MODERN LANGUAGES

In addition to completing required courses in elementary education, students electing a content major in history must complete the following courses, with a minimum grade of C in HIST 200, a minimum grade of C+ in HIST 362, and a minimum grade point average of 2.75:

  • HIST 200, 201, 202, 331, 362, 381
  • ONE COURSE from Western History
  • ONE COURSE from Non-Western History
  • TWO COURSES from either: Western History, Non-Western History, or U.S. History
Total credit hours: 30

Note: No courses may be double counted.

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In addition to completing required courses in elementary education, students electing a content major in mathematics must complete the following courses, with a minimum grade point average of 2.50:

  • MATH 200, 209, 212 (or 247), 240, 324, 409, 431
  • ONE COURSE from CSCI 101, 201; MATH 210. (Students seeking middle school endorsement in mathematics must select MATH 210.)
  • ONE COURSE from MATH 418, 436, 445
Total credit hours: 31–32

In addition to completing required courses in elementary education, students electing a content major in modern languages with a concentration in French, Portuguese, or Spanish, must complete the following courses, with a minimum grade point average of 2.75:

Concentration in French
  • FREN 201, 202, 313, 323, 324, 400, 420, and two additional French courses at the 300-level or above
  • Total credit hours: 32
Concentration in Portuguese
  • PORT 201, 202, 301, 302, 304, 305, 420, and one additional Portuguese course at the 300-level or above
  • Total credit hours: 30
Concentration in Spanish
  • SPAN 201, 202, 310, 311, 312, 313, 400, 420, and one additional Spanish course at the 300-level or above
Total credit hours: 33–34
POLITICAL SCIENCE SOCIAL STUDIES THEATRE

In addition to completing required courses in elementary education, students electing a content major in political science must complete the following courses, with a minimum grade point average of 2.75:

  • POL 202, 203, 204 (or 316), 208, 306, 308, 332, 357, 358
Total credit hours: 31–32

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In addition to completing the required courses in elementary education, students electing a content major in social studies must complete the following courses, with a minimum grade of C in HIST 200 and a minimum grade point average of 2.75:

  • ANTH 101 (or ECON 200); GEOG 400; HIST 200 (or SOC 302), 201, 202, 331; POL 202, 316 (or HIST 316, or GEOG 337)
  • ONE COURSE from HIST 340, 341, 342, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349
  • ONE COURSE from HIST 307, 308, 310, 314, 352, 353
Total credit hours: 32–33

In addition to completing required courses in elementary education, students electing a content major in theatre must complete the following courses:

  • THTR 105, 110, 222, 425, 430, 435
  • ONE COURSE from THTR 440, 441, 442
  • THREE ADDITIONAL COURSES in theatre
Total credit hours: 30
MULTIDISCIPLANARY STUDIES

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In addition to completing required courses in elementary education, students electing a content major in multidisciplinary studies must complete the following courses, with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the major. Students may not proceed to student teaching without the required GPA. NOTE: This content major does not fulfill requirements for middle grades certification

  • COGNATES: ART 210; BIOL 100; MATH 143, 144; POL 201; PSCI 103
  • ONE COURSE from ENGL 120, 121, 122, 123
  • ONE COURSE from HIST 103, 104
  • ONE COURSE from HSCI 232; PSCI 208, 214;

Total Credit Hours: 36

Content major courses in Multidisciplinary Studies

  • ENGL 210, 212;
  • ONE GEOGRAPHY COURSE from GEO 101, 200
  • ONE ELED SOCIAL STUDIES CONTENT MAJOR COURSE from ANTH 101, 102, 215; ECON 200, 214; SOC 200, 202, 204, 208; POL 203, 204
  • ONE ADDITIONAL SCIENCE COURSE from HSCI 232; PSCI 208, 210, 212, 214, 217
  • TWO ELED MATH CONTENT COURSES from MATH 200, 209, 210, 212, 247, 240, 324, 409, 431

Total Credit Hours: 25-28

Page last updated: September 11, 2014