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Education, Elementary: P-5 Certification

Recommended Sequence of Courses for Elementary Education (P-5 Certification) Major 

NOTE: To be eligible for any type of certification in the state of Kentucky in education, students must meet the GPA requirement and meet the required scores for a test of basic skills in math, reading, and writing.  Transylvania University has not determined whether the Education program curriculum meets the educational requirements for certification or licensure in other states.

First Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
PSY 1004 General Psychology* PSY 1004 General Psychology General Education Courses OR  
EDU 1004 Foundations of Education EDU 1004 Foundations of Education Education Elective
General Education Courses (See Notes Below) General Education Courses  

Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
EDU 2014 Schooling in U.S. Culture AND/OR EDU 2094 Standards Based Instruction AND/OR General Education Courses 
EDU 2164 Learning Theory and Pedagogy EDU 2014 Schooling in U.S. Culture Education Elective 
General Education Courses EDU 2104 Teaching of Mathematics I Other Electives 
Education Elective  General Education Courses  
Other Electives Education Elective  
  Other Electives  
NOTES:
  • Students should have 2000-level Education courses completed by the end of their sophomore year if possible and should work closely with an education advisor.
  • EDU 2014 can be postponed until the junior year.
  • Students should apply for admission to the program by their sophomore year.

Junior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
EDU 3034 Literacy in Written and Spoken Language  EDU 3074 Interactive, Integrative Learning Climates EDU 3244 Practicum in Learning Experiences 
EDU 3104 Teaching of Mathematics II EDU 3084 Inquiry-Based Learning Climates  
2000-level Education courses not yet completed AND 2000/3000-level Education courses not yet completed AND  
General Education Courses General Education Courses  
Education Elective Education Elective  
Other Electives Other Electives  
NOTE: Students should have 3000-level Education courses completed by the end of their junior year if possible and should work closely with an education advisor.

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
EDU 4214 Student Teaching in Primary School OR EDU 4214 Student Teaching in Primary School OR  EDU 4514 Senior Seminar
Remaining Education Courses Remaining Education Courses  
General Education Courses General Education Courses  
Education Elective Education Elective  
Other Electives Other Electives  

NOTE:
Elementary Education majors are required to take PSY 1004 General Psychology, and American history course, and an English course beyond First-Year Research Seminar.  Therefore, we recommend that the GE requirement for Humanities be addressed with an English course and that PSY 1004 be used to address the GE requirement for Social Sciences. 
Elementary Education majors are encouraged to take Spanish for their Foreign Language requirement.
*Satisfies a GE Distribution requirement