Elementary Education


Overview & Academics

The Education Program 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. The major requires meeting North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards, six goals for all education majors, as well as training from professional education courses.

 

Associate Professor of Education
Program Coordinator

Dr. Danielle R. Madrazo
Associate Professor
Director of Teacher Education
dmadrazo@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5165

Career Options

Teacher
Librarian
Writer/Editor
Textbook and Instructional Materials Rep
Training and Development Specialist

Major Requirements
Core requirements PSY 201, HIS 318 or HIS 321, ENG 130, MAT 111, 302 CIS 310, ENG 409; EDU 202, 205, 210, 307, 310, 312, 313, 321, 344, 400; HUM 303;

Minor Requirements
No Minor Offered

Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
ENG 111 Writing I 3
MAT 111 Survey of Mathematics 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
ART/ENT/HUM/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 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Laboratory 1
GEO 101 World Geography 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16

Fall Semester Credits
HIS 111 The United States to 1865 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Lab Requirement 1
PSY 201 Psychological Development in Childhood 3
ENG 130 Fundamentals of Communication 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16

 


Spring Semester Credits

EDU 202 Educational Theory and Practice 3
Ethics Requirement 3
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
EDU 205 Introduction to Teaching 3
International Studies Requirement 2
EDU 210 Books for Children, K-6 3
Elective
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TOTAL HOURS: 16

Fall Semester Credits

EXS 301 Personal and Community Health 3
SPE 300 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
EDU 321 Curriculum in Elementary Education* 3
HIS 321 or 318 North Carolina History or History of the South 3
EDU 310 Technology in Education* 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits

ENG 409 Systems of Grammar 3
EDU 312 Reading, K-6* 3
EDU 405 Educational Assessment 3
EDU 313 Language Arts, K-6* 3
EDU 307 Laboratory Methods in Science for 3
the Elementary School Teacher
HUM 303 Integrated Arts in Classroom Teaching 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 18

Fall Semester Credits

HIS 344 Elementary Methods & Materials in Social Studies 3
MAT 302 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School 4
EDU 400 Education Foundations and Diversity* 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 13


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