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Education, Elementary: P-5 Certification Course Sequence

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 TermWinter Term May Term
PSY 1004 General Psychology*PSY 1004 General PsychologyGeneral Education Courses OR  
EDU 1004 Foundations of EducationEDU 1004 Foundations of EducationEducation Elective
General Education Courses (See Notes Below)General Education Courses 

Sophomore Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
EDU 2014 Schooling in U.S. Culture AND/OREDU 2094 Standards Based Instruction AND/ORGeneral Education Courses 
EDU 2164 Learning Theory and PedagogyEDU 2014 Schooling in U.S. CultureEducation Elective 
General Education CoursesEDU 2104 Teaching of Mathematics IOther Electives 
Education Elective General Education Courses 
Other ElectivesEducation 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 TermWinter Term May Term
EDU 3034 Literacy in Written and Spoken Language EDU 3074 Interactive, Integrative Learning ClimatesEDU 3244 Practicum in Learning Experiences 
EDU 3104 Teaching of Mathematics IIEDU 3084 Inquiry-Based Learning Climates 
2000-level Education courses not yet completed AND2000/3000-level Education courses not yet completed AND 
General Education CoursesGeneral Education Courses 
Education ElectiveEducation Elective 
Other ElectivesOther 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 TermWinter Term May Term
EDU 4214 Student Teaching in Primary School OREDU 4214 Student Teaching in Primary School OR EDU 4514 Senior Seminar
Remaining Education CoursesRemaining Education Courses 
General Education CoursesGeneral Education Courses 
Education ElectiveEducation Elective 
Other ElectivesOther 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