Elementary Education


Overview & Academics

The ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Program is a licensure program that prepares teachers to work in grades K-6. Graduates will understand how to enhance and direct the natural curiosity of young children and help them make academic progress, form positive self-concepts, and develop initiative and responsibility.

 

Dr. Danielle R. Madrazo
Associate Professor
Director of Teacher Education
dmadrazo@ncwc.edu
252.985.5165

Dr. Patricia Brewer
Associate Professor
Coordinator of Special Education
pbrewer@ncwc.edu
252.985.5220

Dr. Lois Hart
Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Field Assignments
lhart@ncwc.edu
252.985.5164

Stephanie Hilton
Administrative Assistant
shilton@ncwc.edu
252.985.5163

Career Options                                                    Elementary Teacher: K-6

Major Requirements
Core requirements:
CIS 310
ENG 130, 409
HIS 318 or 321
MAT 111
PSY 201

Major requirements:
EDU 202, 205, 208, 210, 303, 307, 310, 312, 313, 321, 344, 400, 405, 406, 415, 416, 418
MAT 302
SPE 300

Minor Requirements
No Minor Offered

Elementary Education Undergraduate Plan*

Fall Semester Credits
ENG 111 Writing I 3
MAT 111 Survey of Mathematics 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
CIS 310 Information Systems Concepts 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 17


Spring Semester Credits
ENG 112 Writing II 3
PSY/SOC Requirement 3
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Laboratory 1
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16

Fall Semester Credits
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement 3
PSY 201 Psychological Development in Childhood 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
ENG 130 Fundamentals of Communication 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Lab Requirement 1
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TOTAL HOURS: 16

 


Spring Semester Credits
EDU 202 Educational Theory and Practice 3
EDU 205 Introduction to Teaching 3
Ethics Requirement 3
International Studies Requirement 3
HIS 318 or 321 History of the South or North Carolina History 3
EDU 208 PRAXIS Core Academic Lab for Educators 1
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TOTAL HOURS: 16

Fall Semester Credits
EDU 310 Technology In Education* 3
SPE 300 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
EDU 321 Curriculum in Elementary Education* 3
EDU 210 Books for Children, K-6 3
EDU 303 Elementary Methods for Integrating Arts, Movement,
and Healthy Living Across the K-6 Curriculum* 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
ENG 409 Systems of Grammar 3
EDU 312 Reading, K-6* 3
EDU 313 Language Arts, K-6* 3
EDU 307 Laboratory Methods in Science for
the Elementary School Teacher* 3
EDU 344 Elementary Methods and Materials in Social Studies* 3
EDU 400 Education Foundation and Diversity* 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 18

Fall Semester Credits
EDU 415 Practicum in School Settings* 3
MAT 302 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School* 4
EDU 405 Educational Assessment* 3
EDU 406 Teacher Education Licensure Test Preparation Lab* 1
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14


Spring Semester Credits
EDU 416 Classroom Management and Collaborative Leadership Seminar* 3
EDU 418 Directed Teaching: Elementary Education* 9
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TOTAL HOURS: 12

* The four-year degree plan provided is just a guide and not an actual expectation of courses that students have to take during specific semesters. Each student may have a unique graduation plan based on transfer credit, courses offerings, course load taken, summer course options, intended career/graduate school plans, etc. An advisor will work one-on-one with students to customize a four-year degree plan during a student’s first semester if requested by the student.