May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: ELME-BSED


 

Elementary Education Major, B.S.E.D.

 
FRESHMAN YEAR (32-33 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ENGL 1010 - Critical Reading and Expository Writing   3 ENGL 1020 - Critical Thinking and Argumentation   3
MATH 1530  or MATH 1840  or MATH 1910   3-4 Fine Arts Course                           3
Natural Science Course 4 Natural Science Course 4
COMM 2025 or COMM 2045  or COMM 2055   3 Social & Behavioral Science Course 3
Free Elective 3 EDFN 2400 - Foundations for the Profession of Teaching  (12 field hours) 3
Fall Total 16-17 Spring Total 16

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR (30-33 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
MATH 1410 - Number Concepts for Teachers   3 EDFN 3301 - Issues in Education    3
Literature Course 3 Humanities Course 3
Social and Behavioral Science Course 3 SPED 2300 - Exceptional Learners in Schools and Communities  (10 field hours)  3
HIST 2010 - The United States to 1877  or HIST 2030 - History of Tennessee   3 HIST 2020 - The United States since 1877  or HIST 2030 - History of Tennessee   3
CSCI 1100 - Using Information Technology  or Proficiency Exam 0-3 MATH 1420 - Geometry Concepts for Teachers                  3

 EDFN 2310 - Developmental Psychology 

 

3

**Must have passing ACT/SAT or Praxis Core scores. 
**GPA-2.75 or higher

 
       
Fall Total 15-18 Spring Total 15

 

JUNIOR YEAR (29-30 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
EDFN 3310 - Educational Psychology    3 CUAI 3200 - Content & Curriculum for Elementary Social Studies  (spring only) 3
CUAI 3500 - Elementary Instructional Management  (fall only) 2 READ 3400 - Application of Literacy in Elementary Classrooms  * (10 field hours) (spring only) 3
READ 3300 - Foundations of Language and Literacy  (fall only) 3 READ 3500 - Differentiated Language and Literacy Instruction  * (10 field hours) (spring only) 3
SCED 3100 - Elementary Science: Context and Community  (fall only) 3 CUAI 3100 - Teaching Elementary Mathematics to Diverse Learners  (spring only) 3
MEDA 3570 - Educational Technology    2 SCED 3320 - Integrated STEM for Elementary Educators  (spring only) 3
CUAI 3510 - Planning and Assessing for Student Learning  (fall only) 2    
Students are encouraged to begin preparing, registered for,
taking, and providing passing Praxis exam scores.
     
Fall Total 15 Spring Total 15

 

SUMMER TERM (1 credit)
Summer Semester Credits
CUAI 4560 - Pre-Residency   1
50 field hours late July - early August required.  
Summer Total 1

 

SENIOR YEAR (27 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CUAI 4310 - Elementary Mathematics  (fall only) 3 CUAI 4590 - Residency II Clinical Experience for Elementary Grades  * (spring only) 9
SCED 4321 - Elementary Science  (fall only) 3 CUAI 4591 - Residency II Elementary Seminar  (spring only) 3
READ 4300 - Language and Literacy Instruction in Diverse Classrooms  (fall only) 3    
CUAI 4220 - Social Studies Education in a Multicultural Society  (fall only) 3    
CUAI 4241 - Residency I Elementary Clinical Field  * (fall only) 3    
  1    
135 field hours required.    15 weeks full time in field.  
Fall Total 15 Spring Total 12

TOTAL = 120 credits

Note:


Proficiency exam may be taken for 0 credit in lieu of CSCI 1100 . Must be completed to meet Graduation requirements. Those students who complete the proficiency exam and are short credits towards their total degree requirements may be required to take additional electives.