B.S. Degree in Elementary Inclusive Education {18-19}

B.S. Degree in Elementary Inclusive Education

To receive the B.S. Degree in Elementary Inclusive Education, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 128 credits with a 2.75 GPA or higher is required to graduate with this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits). A grade of C- or higher is required in all coursework for this degree.

Admission Requirements

Selective Admission and Retention in Teacher Education (SARTE).
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Student Learning Outcomes

The following performance outcomes are based on the Minnesota State Board of Teaching (BOT) Standards and are aligned with the conceptual framework for the education unit. MSUM teacher candidates are becoming professionals who are knowledgeable, reflective, humanistic and creative who will:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of content.
  • Designs organized, effective, and appropriate lessons.
  • Uses appropriate informal and/or formal assessment methods to evaluate.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of human development through appropriate interaction activities and demeanor.
  • Demonstrate competence in employing appropriate technology.
  • Express ideas articulately in written and oral communication.
  • Recognize individual differences and gives opportunities for diverse learners to learn.
  • Foster a safe, compassionate and respectful educational environment that promotes learning.
  • Guide student behavior effectively and appropriately.
  • Solicit suggestions and feedback from others and is receptive to them.
  • Analyze own performance and seeks sources of improvement.
  • Plan creative lessons and units.
  • Employ diverse teaching strategies.
  • Maintain professional conduct as evidenced by punctuality, interaction with others, preparedness and initiative.

Core Requirements ( 20 credits )
ED 205 Introduction to Education (3)
ED 294 Educational Psychology (3)
ED 310 Social Foundations of Education (3)
SPED 225 Individuals with Exceptionalities (3)
STL 291 Early Literacy (3)
STL 327 Technology in Education (2)
STL 330 Child Development and Learning for Teachers (3)

Program Requirements ( 52 credits )

Students who choose not to add Special Education Licensure must complete at least 10 credits of STL 481E Student Teaching: Elementary.

ART 350 Methods and Materials: Art for the Elementary Classroom (3)
EECE 441 Children's Literature: Content and Methods (4)
HLTH 311 Health in the Elementary Schools (2)
MATH 406 Mathematics in the Elementary School (3)
MUS 319 Music for Classroom Teachers (3)
STL 226 Social Studies Content for Elementary Teachers (2)
STL 341 Reading and Writing Methods PreK-3 (3)
STL 388 Classroom Assessment (3)
STL 413 Effective Teaching (3)
STL 428 Building Partnerships (3)
STL 442 Advanced Reading and Writing Methods PreK-3 (3)
STL 443 Learning Environment (3)
STL 474 Methods in Teaching Elementary Science and Environmental Education (3)
STL 475 Teaching Reading and Writing Grades 4-6 (3)
STL 476 Methods for Teaching Elementary Social Studies (3)
STL 481E Student Teaching: Elementary (8-16)

Related Requirements ( 27 credits )

AMCS 233 Education and Multicultural America (3)
BIOL 370 Exploring Biology (3)
COMM 100 Speech Communication (3)
ENGL 202 English Composition and Literature (3)
GEOS 170 Earth Science Today (3)
MATH 110 Introduction to Mathematics (3)
MATH 303 Foundations of Number Systems (3)
MATH 304 Informal Geometry (3)
PSCI 170 Physical Science I (3)

Emphasis in Special Education Academic and Behavioral Strategist Option

Program Requirements

SPED 402 Characteristics of Students with Mild Disabilities (3)
SPED 403 Methods: Mild Disabilities (4)
SPED 410 Methods and Strategies of Special Education Assessment (3)
SPED 410L Special Education Lab (2)
SPED 414 IEP Policies and Methods (2)
SPED 468M ABS Middle/Secondary Competency Based Field Experience (6)
SPED 470 Secondary Services and Transitional Planning (4)
SPED 471 Behavioral and Environmental Management (3)
SPED 480 Legal/Social Foundations of Special Education (3) *was SPED 494