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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 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 MATHEMATICS

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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

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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

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES  

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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

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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.

  • 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

 

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