20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog, last updated July 29, 2020

22. 2020-2021 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

22.17. ELE - ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

ELE 2003

Art for the Elementary Teacher

3 Hours

This course is designed to assist pre-service educators in becoming comfortable with the creative arts (visual arts, dance, and drama/theater, and music) through a blend of background information, activities and activity ideas.  Through providing the basic tools and activities that teachers will need, this course will stimulate the learning process, enrich other subject areas, and provide opportunities for creative expression, inquiry and self-fulfillment. Prerequisite: PED 1002

 

ELE 3003

Social Studies for the Elementary Teacher

3 Hours

This course is a study of the materials, activities, and instructional strategies for teaching social studies in the elementary school with emphasis on best practice based on current research, theory and national social studies standards. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and 2.5 CGPA.

 

ELE 3103

Science for the Elementary Teacher

3 Hours

This course is a study of the materials, activities, and instructional strategies for teaching science in the elementary school with emphasis on best practice based on current research, theory, and national science standards. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and 2.5 CGPA.

 

ELE 3502

Math for the Elementary Teacher

2 Hours

This course is a study of the materials, activities, and instructional strategies for teaching mathematics in the elementary school with emphasis on best practice based on current research, theory, and national math standards. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and 2.5 CGPA.

 

 

ELE 3503

Math for the Elementary Teacher

3 Hours

This course is a study of the materials, activities, and instructional strategies for teaching mathematics in the elementary school with emphasis on best practice based on current research, theory, and national math standards. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and 2.5 CGPA.

 

ELE 4003

Language Arts in Upper Elementary

3 Hours

This course provides students with a study of the language arts processes taught in upper elementary. Current approaches to teaching language arts are presented, along with underlying theories of learning, appropriate strategies and methodology for teaching, and opportunities to apply knowledge through interaction with students and teachers in language arts classrooms. Communicative competence for all students with appropriate assessment is stressed. Prerequisites: Criminal history check required, 2.75 GPA

ELE 4103

Elementary Curriculum and Assessment

3 Hours

This course examines various curriculum models used in elementary schools today and provides teacher candidates with an opportunity to plan, develop, and assess classroom curriculum. Emphasis is given to the examination, preparation, integration, and utilization of appropriate assessment tools to evaluate student learning as an integral element of curriculum development. Prerequisite: All professional education and specialization courses must have a grade of C or above. Criminal history check required and 2.75 GPA

 

ELE 4115

Elementary Student Teaching (Grades 1-3)

5 Hours

Student Teaching is designed to provide opportunities for teacher candidates to develop and demonstrate their competency as a professional educator in the actual classroom (grades 1-3) working with an experienced mentor teacher and college supervisor. Students must enroll in ELE 4115, ELE 4215 and PED 4202 concurrently. Prerequisite: Admission to the Bacone Teacher Education Program. All professional education and specialization courses must have a grade of C or above. Criminal history check required and 2.75 GPA

 

ELE 4116

Education Internship

6 Hours

The purpose of this course is to provide professional experience in an elementary education setting for qualified students. Each student will intern at an instructor-approved site for a minimum of 100 hours. Internship experiences will be designed to fit the student's professional goals. Internships may include classroom teaching, administration of an early childhood program, or experience with a nonprofit organization. Site requirements and responsibilities will vary depending upon the nature of the site selected. Prerequisite: All professional education and specialization courses must have a grade of C or above. Criminal history check required and 2.75 GPA.

 

ELE 4125

Elementary Student Teaching (Grades 4-8)

5 Hours

Student Teaching is designed to provide opportunities for teacher candidates to develop and demonstrate their competency as a professional educator in the actual classroom (grades 4-8) working with an experienced mentor teacher and college supervisor. Students must enroll in ELE 4115, ELE 4215 and PED 4202 concurrently. Prerequisite: Admission to the Bacone Teacher Education Program. All professional education and specialization courses must have a grade of C or above. Criminal history check required and 2.75 GPA

 

ELE 4203

Social Studies Methods

3 Hours

This course is a study of the materials, activities, and instructional strategies for teaching social studies in the elementary school with emphasis on best practice based on current research, theory and national social studies standards. Prerequisite: All professional education and specialization courses must have a grade of C or above. Criminal history check required and 2.75 GPA

 

ELE 4303

Science Methods

3 Hours

This course is a study of the materials, activities, and instructional strategies for teaching science in the elementary school with emphasis on best practice based on current research, theory and national social studies standards. Prerequisite: All professional education and specialization courses must have a grade of C or above. Criminal history check required and 2.75 GPA

 

ELE 4403

Math Methods

3 Hours

This course is a study of the materials, activities, and instructional strategies for teaching mathematics in the elementary school with emphasis on best practice based on current research, theory and national social studies standards. Prerequisite: All professional education and specialization courses must have a grade of C or above. Criminal history check required and 2.75 GPA