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K-6 Teacher Education (BS)

Undergraduate program requirements

Minimum General Studies (60 semester hours) For K-6 Teacher Education
See College of Education and Professional Studies General Studies Requirement.
K-6 Teacher Education majors must take 12 semester hours in each of the following four disciplines: English language arts, mathematics (MA 110 or higher and MA 201), social science, and lab science (BLY 101 + lab and two lab science courses representing two areas from BLY, CH, GY, PH, or GEO 101, GEO 102) with a grade of "C" or higher in each course.

K-6 teacher education

The program for K-6 Teacher Education is designed to prepare teachers for kindergarten through grade six. Satisfactory completion of the program requirements and accompanying tests leads to a recommendation for a Class B Certificate in Elementary Education and Special Education Collaborative K-6. Students may also qualify for a Class B Certificate in Early Childhood Education (P-3) and a Class B Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education through additional internship and course requirements.

Program requirements (no grade below C in professional studies or teaching field) Credit Hours
In addition to General Studies, the requirements for a B.S. degree in Elementary Education with a K-6 Teacher Education major are:  
Professional Studies 27
Curriculum, Teaching, and Media 9
EDU 302  
EDU 345*  
EDU 346  
EDM 310  
Educational Foundations 6
EPY 351  
EDU 330  
Internship 12
EDU 430* (6 hrs)  
EDU 495* (6 hrs)  
Teaching Field/Curriculum Area 33
EDU 300*  
EDU 301  
EDU 303*  
EDU 311  
EDU 312  
EDU 313*  
EDU 331*  
EDU 335*  
EDU 336*  
EDU 337*  
EDU 362*  
HS 365  

State board of education praxis iI test information

Praxis II test requirements are subject to change as dictated by the ALSDE. Prior to registering for any Praxis II exam, please verify current requirements by going directly to the ALABAMA portion of the Praxis II website at http://www.ets.org/praxis/al.
Applicants completing a K-6 Teacher Education program and applying for initial certification after the summer term 2012 will be required to pass the following Praxis II tests for each of the four areas in which certification is sought in addition to Basic Skills test required for candidacy.

For Elementary Education the appropriate Alabama prescribed subject assessment, Teaching Reading, and the appropriate Principles of Learning and Teaching assessment,

For Early Childhood Education the appropriate Alabama prescribed subject assessment, Teaching Reading, and the appropriate Principles of Learning and Teaching assessment,

For Collaborative K-6 SPE, the appropriate Alabama prescribed subject assessment and the appropriate Principles of Learning and Teaching assessment,

For Early Childhood Special Education the appropriate Alabama prescribed subject assessment and the appropriate Principles of Learning and Teaching assessment.

4-Year Progression K-6 Teacher Education

First Year Credit Hours
Fall Semester   15
*EH 101 English Comp I (I) 3 hrs  
Fine Art (II) 3 hrs  
MA 110 or higher (III) 3 hrs  
PE 100  Concepts of Health & Fitness (V) 3 hrs  
PE 101-157 PE Activity Course (V) 1 hr  
General Elective: EDU 100 Recommended (V) 2 hrs  
Spring Semester   16
*CA 110 Public Speaking (II) 3 hrs  
*EH 102 English Comp II PR(I) 3 hrs  
BLY 101 + Lab Life Science I (III) 4 hrs  
History (IV) 3 hrs  
MA 201 Math for Elem Teachers PR(III) 3 hrs  
Second Year Credit Hours
Fall Semester   16
History/Social Science Elective (IV) 3 hrs  
Literature PR (II) 3 hrs  
MA 110 or higher (III) 3 hrs  
Science + Lab (III) 4 hrs  
Social Science Elective (IV) 3 hrs  
Take Core Tests    
Spring Semester   16
*EPY 351 Human Growth & Development 3 hrs  
HS 365 HPE Curr/Methods-Elem Teachers 3 hrs  
Literature PR/Fine Art Elective (II) 3 hrs  
Math Elective MA 110 or higher or ST 210 (III) 3 hrs  
Science + Lab (III) 4 hrs  
Take PRAXIS II    
Third Year Credit Hours
Fall Semester   15
*EDM 310 Microcomputing Systems in Educ 3 hrs  
*EDU 330 Foundations of Reading Instn (W) 3 hrs  
*EDU 346 K-6 Education 3 hrs  
EDU 301 Arts in Elem School 3 hrs  
Social Science Elective (IV) 3 hrs  
Apply for Candidacy    
Spring Semester   15
EDU 300 Classroom Management I 1 hr  
EDU 400 Ed for Exceptional Children & Youth 2 hrs  
EDU 312 Intellect and Physical Disabilities 3 hrs  
EDU 313 Learning & Behavior Disorders 3 hrs  
EDU 331 Teaching Reading 3 hrs  
EDU 336 Teaching Social Studies 3 hrs  
Fourth Year Credit Hours
Fall Semester   15
EDU 302 Classroom Management II 1 hr  
EDU 311 Partnerships in SPE 3 hrs  
EDU 335 Teaching Mathematics (W) 3 hrs  
EDU 337 Teaching Science 3 hrs  
EDU 345 Field Experience 2 hrs  
EDU 362 Behavior Management 3 hrs  
Apply for Graduation    
Spring Semester   12
EDU 430 K-6 Internship 6 hrs  
EDU 495 K-6 Internship SPE 6 hrs  
Key
PR=Prerequisite course required
*= Prerequisite for Candidacy
Courses in BOLD indicate Candidacy required
(I)-(V) = General Education Area
(W) = Courses that satisfy USA writing requirement
Department of Leadership and Teacher Education
(251) 380-2175
Chair  Dr. Susan Santoli
Professors Baxter, Giles, Green, Kent, Santoli, Tunks
Associate Professors Bailey, Campbell, Martin, Maulding-Green
Assistant Professors Allison, Brannan, Delmas, Gaillard, Johnson, Morton, Parrish, Reeves
Emeritus Professors Cronis, Culp
Senior Instructor Byrd, Simpson
Instructors Holland, Szatkowski

Department of Leadership and Teacher Education web site 
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/ceps/lte/

Undergraduate

The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education leading to Alabama Class B certification in the following areas: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education. The department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a major in Early Childhood Studies and Educational Studies.

Graduate

The department offers the M.Ed. degree leading to Alabama Class A Certification in the following areas: Art Education, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Secondary Education, and Special Education. The department also offers the Instructional Specialist degree (Ed.S.) leading to Alabama Class AA Certification in the following areas: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Instructional Leadership, Reading Specialist, Secondary Education, Special Education and Teacher Leader. The department offers the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.