Jun 14, 2021  
2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, BSE (41-285) (Grades 1 - 6 Option) (4 Year Guide)


This guide is valid for this Undergraduate Catalog only and is subject to change. This guide is a recommendation only and your actual program may vary. The time it takes to complete a degree and the sequence in which courses are taken will depend on any credits transferred to UCM and on placement in math and writing. See the current Undergraduate Catalog for a complete listing of academic policies, curriculum, prerequisites, and course descriptions.

Suggested Schedule


Freshman Year - Fall Semester


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Semester Total: 16 Hours


Semester Total: 17 Hours


(Successfully complete MoGEA exam by end of this semester)

Semester Total: 18 Hours


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Semester Total: 16 Hours


(All non-student teaching coursework and tests must be successfully completed by the end of this semester for enrollment in student teaching.)

Senior Year - Spring Semester


The courses listed for this semester constitute the professional education (student teaching) block. The student should not take any other courses during this semester.

Semester Total: 12 Hours


Elementary Education Major (Grades 1 - 6 Option; Clinical Pathway), BS in Ed. Degree - 121 hours


  • 10 This course fulfills Competency 10 - Integration in the General Education program. The hours count in the major, not in general education.
  • Courses in italics in the junior and senior years are the Clinical Pathway blocks. You will be administratively enrolled in these courses and you will self-enroll in any non-CP course you plan to take in that semester. Students adding an Early Childhood Education minor clinical pathways option will have the opportunity to complete all three Junior Blocks. Please see your success advisor for course planning assistance.
  • The Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) is an exam required of all Teacher Education students. Students must pass all areas of the MoGEA for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students should take and successfully complete the MoGEA before completion of their sophomore year (60 earned hours). See your success advisor to discuss the classes needed to prepare for the exam.
  • Teacher Education candidates must take the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) for their certification area before they can student teach, and must pass it in order to be recommended for certification. Information and registration is available on the MEGA website: http://www.mo.nesinc.com/.
  • See www.ucmo.edu/cert for statement and information (including application) on admission to teacher education. Full admission is required before enrollment in professional education classes and student teaching. The application for student teaching is due approximately one year in advance.

Freshman Year


Fall Semester Notes Spring Semester Notes
ENGL 1020 - Composition I GE (3)     

ENGL 1030 - Composition II GE (3) 

OR

CTE 3060 - Technical Writing GE (3)  

 
MATH 1520 - Mathematical Reasoning & Modeling GE (3)     

HIST 1350 - History of the United States to 1877 GE (3) 

OR

HIST 1351 - History of the United States from 1877 GE (3)  

 
POLS 1510 - American Government GE (3)     MATH 1820 - Introduction to Numbers and Operations for Educators GE (3)    
General Education - Fine Art (3)   General Education - Science w/lab (4)  
General Education - Communication (3)   General Education - Managing Information (2)  
Semester Total: 15 Hours   Semester Total: 15 Hours  
Notes:  

Notes:

  • Complete a fingerprinting/background check prior to next semester: machs.mo.gov
 

 

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester Notes Spring Semester Notes
EDFL 2100 - Introduction to the Teaching Profession (3)        ECEL 2610 - Life & Earth Science for Teachers (3)    
EDFL 2240 - Educational Psychology GE (3)     ECEL 2850 - Integration of Arts & Movement in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms (3)    
FLDX 2150 - Introductory Field Experience (1)     EDFL 2250 - Introduction to English Language Learners and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (2)    
EDSP 2100 - Education of the Exceptional Child (3)     EDFL 3410 - Children’s Literature (3)    
ECEL 2110 - Diversity and Social Justice GE (3)       MATH 2820 - Elementary Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective (3)    
General Education - Knowledge Area I (3)   General Education - Literature (3)  
Semester Total: 16 Hours   Semester Total: 17 Hours  

Notes:

 

Notes:

  • Successfully complete MOGEA by end of this semester: mo.nesinc.com
  • #Must take MOGEA before enrollment in the first block
 

 

Junior Year


Fall Semester Notes Spring Semester Notes
Junior Block II: Methods for the Young Learner (Grades 1-3)   Junior Block III: Methods for the Interm. Learner (Grades 4-6)  
ECEL 2510 - Concepts in Elementary Social Studies I (3)                  ECEL 2520 - Concepts in Elementary Social Studies II (3)   
ECEL 2900 - Technology in Education Seminar I (1)    ECEL 2620 - Physical Science and Engineering Design for Teachers (3)   
ECEL 3151 - Young Learner Practicum (Grades 1-3) (2)     ECEL 2901 - Technology in Education Seminar II (1)   
ECEL 3225 - Acquisition of Language and Literacy (3)    ECEL 3320 - Literacy and Communication Arts for the Intermediate Learner (2)   
ECEL 3310 - Literacy and Communication Arts for the Young Learner (2)    ECEL 3520 - Social Studies and Economics for the Intermediate Learner (1)   
ECEL 3510 - Social Studies and Economics for the Young Learner (1)    ECEL 3620 - Science for the Intermediate Learner (1)   
ECEL 3610 - Science for the Young Learner (1)    ECEL 3820 - Mathematics for the Intermediate Learner (2)   
ECEL 3810 - Mathematics for the Young Learner (2)       

CFD 1220 - Child and Adolescent Development (3)  

OR

PSY 2220 - Child and Adolescent Psychological Development (3)  

OR

PSY 3220 - Life-Span Development (3)  

 
     
Semester Total: 18 Hours   Semester Total: 13 Hours  

Notes:

  • #Must submit Departmental Recommendation before enrollment in the second block
 

Notes:

  • Apply to Student Teach by April 1: ucmo.edu/teach
  • Take the Missouri Content Assessment (MOCA) for Elementary Education: mo.nesinc.com
  • #Must take the MOCA before enrollment in the Senior Block
 

 

Senior Year


Fall Semester Notes Spring Semester Notes
Senior Block I: Senior Experience   FLDX 4495 - Student Teaching Elementary I (1-12)   (6)  
ECEL 3468 - Community, School and Family Connections (3)     FLDX 4496 - Student Teaching Elementary II (1-12)  10 (6)  
ECEL 4120 - Curriculum Design and Assessment (3)        
ECEL 4140 - Communication Arts Integration (5)        
ECEL 4400 - Classroom Management and Interactions (3)        
ECEL 4800 - Curriculum Design and Assessment in Mathematics (2)        
Semester Total: 16 Hours   Semester Total: 12 Hours  

Notes:

  • All non-student teaching coursework and tests must be successfully completed by the end of this semester for enrollment in student teaching.
  • Apply to graduate in MyCentral
 

Notes:

  • The courses listed for this semester constitute the professional education (student teaching) block. The student should not take any other courses during this semester.
  • The Certification office will enroll you in your Student Teaching courses.
  • Apply for Certification: dese.mo.gov