Rhode Island College

2018-2019 Catalog


Elementary Education B.A.

Some programs, including the middle grades certification program, will total more than 120 credits and may take longer than four years to complete.

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum overall GPA of 2.75 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in ELED 300, and recommendation to continue from the instructor.
  3. A minimum grade of B- in all other professional courses and a recommendation to continue from each instructor. Courses in the department may be repeated once with a recommendation to retake from the previous instructor.
  4. A minimum grade of C in all prerequisite courses offered in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Records of students who do not maintain good standing or who receive a Recommendation to Continue with Concerns are reviewed by the departmental retention committee. Students may be dismissed from the program. Appeal of a decision to dismiss a student is made to the dean of the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development.

Other Requirements

In addition to completing courses in elementary education, students must also complete the following requirements. See FSEHD website for additional information.

  • A Preparing to Teach Portfolio
  • Community service requirement
  • Elementary physical education requirement

Course Requirements

Professional Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 315Educational Psychology

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ELED 300Concepts of Teaching Diverse Learners

3

Fall, Spring.
ELED 400Curriculum and Assessment with Instructional Technology

3

Fall, Spring.
ELED 420Children's Literature and the Integrated Arts

3

Fall, Spring.
ELED 422Developmental Reading

3

Fall, Spring.
ELED 435Language Arts and ELL Instruction

3

Fall, Spring.
ELED 436Teaching Social Studies to Diverse Learners

3

Fall, Spring.
ELED 437Elementary School Science and Health Education

3

Fall, Spring.
ELED 438Teaching Elementary School Mathematics

3

Fall, Spring.
ELED 439Student Teaching in the Elementary School

9

Fall, Spring.
ELED 469Best Practices: Instruction, Assessment, Classroom Management

3

Fall, Spring.
FNED 346Schooling in a Democratic Society

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SPED 433Adaptation of Instruction for Inclusive Education

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:46

Content Major Course Requirements

  • Content majors include: (A) Multidisciplinary Studies, (B) English, (C) General Science, (D) Math, and (E) Social Studies.
  • Students who would like to be eligible to pursue a middle grades certificate (5-8) must choose a content major in English, general science, social studies, or math. See Middle Grades Certification coursework for further information.
  • Students who do not want to pursue a middle grades certificate may choose any content major, but multi-disciplinary studies is strongly recommended.

A. Content Major in Multidisciplinary Studies

In addition to completing required courses in elementary education, students electing a content major in multi-disciplinary studies must complete the following courses, with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the major. Students may not proceed to student teaching without the required GPA.

Note: This content major does not fulfill requirements for middle grades certification.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 210Nurturing Artistic and Musical Development

4

Fall, Spring.
BIOL 100Fundamental Concepts of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 143Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 144Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
POL 201Development of American Democracy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSCI 103Physical Science

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Note: ART 210, BIOL 100, MATH 144, POL 201, PSCI 103: These courses may also apply to General Education requirement.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENGL 120Studies in Literature and Identity

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ENGL 121Studies in Literature and Nation

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ENGL 122Studies in Literature and the Canon

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ENGL 123Studies in Literature and Genre

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Note: ENGL 120, ENGL 121, ENGL 122, ENGL 123: These courses may also apply to General Education requirement.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 103Multiple Voices: Europe in the World to 1600

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HIST 104Multiple Voices: Europe in the World Since 1600

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Note: HIST 103, HIST 104: These courses may also apply to General Education requirement.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HSCI 232Human Genetics

4

Fall.
PSCI 208Forensic Science

4

Fall, Spring.
Total Credit Hours:36

Note: HSCI 232, PSCI 208: These courses may also apply to General Education requirement.

Content major courses in Multidisciplinary Studies

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENGL 210Children’s Literature: Interpretation and Evaluation

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ENGL 212Adolescent Literature: Images of Youth

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

ONE GEOGRAPHY COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
GEOG 101Introduction to Geography

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
GEOG 200World Regional Geography

4

Fall, Spring.

ONE SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

4

Fall, Spring.
ANTH 102Introduction to Archaeology

4

Fall, Spring.
ECON 200Introduction to Economics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ECON 214Principles of Microeconomics

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 200Society and Social Behavior

4

Fall, Spring.
SOC 202The Family

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 204Urban Sociology

4

As needed.
SOC 208The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
POL 203Global Politics

4

Fall, Spring.
POL 204Introduction to Political Thought

4

Fall, Spring.

ONE SCIENCE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HSCI 232Human Genetics

4

Fall.
PSCI 208Forensic Science

4

Fall, Spring.
PSCI 211Introduction to Astronomy

4

Fall, Spring.
PSCI 212Introduction to Geology

4

Fall, Summer.
PSCI 217Introduction to Oceanography

4

Spring.

Note: HSCI 232, PSCI 208: These courses may also apply to General Education requirement.

TWO MATH COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 210College Trigonometry

3

Spring.
MATH 212Calculus I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 220Formalizing Mathematical Thought

4

Fall.
MATH 240Statistical Methods I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 324College Geometry

4

Fall, Spring.
MATH 409Mathematical Problem Analysis

4

Fall.
MATH 431Number Theory

3

Fall, Spring.
Total Credit Hours:25-28

Note: MATH 324: This course may also apply to General Education requirement.

B. Content Major in English

In addition to completing required courses in elementary education, students electing a content major in English must complete the following courses, with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 in the major. Students may not proceed to student teaching without the required GPA.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 210Nurturing Artistic and Musical Development

4

Fall, Spring.
BIOL 100Fundamental Concepts of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 143Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 144Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
POL 201Development of American Democracy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSCI 103Physical Science

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:24

Note: ART 210, BIOL 100, MATH 144, POL 201, PSCI 103: These courses may also apply to General Education requirement.

Content major courses in English

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENGL 201Literary Studies: Analysis

4

Fall, Spring.
ENGL 202Literary Studies: Theory and Criticism

4

Fall, Spring.
ENGL 205British Literature to 1700

4

As needed.
ENGL 206British Literature since 1700

4

As needed.
ENGL 207American Literature, Beginnings to the present

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ENGL 210Children’s Literature: Interpretation and Evaluation

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ENGL 212Adolescent Literature: Images of Youth

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:28

Students pursuing middle grades certification must also take:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SED 445The Teaching of Writing in Secondary Schools

4

Fall, Spring.

C. Content Major in General Science

In addition to completing required courses in elementary education, students electing a content major in general science must complete the following courses, with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the major. Students may not proceed to student teaching without the required GPA.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 210Nurturing Artistic and Musical Development

4

Fall, Spring.
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 143Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 144Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
POL 201Development of American Democracy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 102General Physics II

4

Spring, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:24

Note: ART 210, BIOL 111, MATH 144, POL 201, PHYS 102: These courses may also apply to General Education requirement.

Content major courses in General Science

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 112Introductory Biology II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 101General Physics I

4

Fall, Summer.

ONE CHEMISTRY SEQUENCE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHEM 103General Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-And-

CHEM 104General Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

-Or-

 

CHEM 105General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-And-

CHEM 106General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PSCI 212Introduction to Geology

4

Fall, Summer.
PSCI 217Introduction to Oceanography

4

Spring.
 

TWO 200 level or above courses from BIOL, CHEM, HSCI, PHYS or PSCI

8

Total Credit Hours:28

D. Content Major in Mathematics

In addition to completing required courses in elementary education, students electing a content major in mathematics must complete the following courses, with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the major.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 210Nurturing Artistic and Musical Development

4

Fall, Spring.
BIOL 100Fundamental Concepts of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 143Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 144Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 324College Geometry

4

Fall, Spring.
POL 201Development of American Democracy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSCI 103Physical Science

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:28

Note: ART 210, BIOL 100, MATH 144, MATH 324, POL 201, PSCI 103: These courses may also apply to General Education requirement.

Content major courses in Mathematics

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 210College Trigonometry

3

Spring.
MATH 212Calculus I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 220Formalizing Mathematical Thought

4

Fall.
MATH 240Statistical Methods I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 409Mathematical Problem Analysis

4

Fall.
MATH 431Number Theory

3

Fall, Spring.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MATH 418Introduction to Operations Research

3

Spring (even years).
MATH 436Discrete Mathematics

3

Spring.
MATH 445Advanced Statistical Methods

3

Spring.
Total Credit Hours:29

E. Content Major in Social Studies

In addition to completing the required courses in elementary education, students electing a content major in social studies must complete the following courses with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 in the major.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 210Nurturing Artistic and Musical Development

4

Fall, Spring.
BIOL 100Fundamental Concepts of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 143Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 144Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
POL 201Development of American Democracy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSCI 103Physical Science

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Note: ART 210, BIOL 100, MATH 144, POL 201, PSCI 103: These courses may also apply to General Education requirement.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 103Multiple Voices: Europe in the World to 1600

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HIST 104Multiple Voices: Europe in the World Since 1600

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:28

Note: HIST 103, HIST 104: These courses may also apply to General Education requirement.

Content major courses in Social Studies

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 331Rhode Island History

4

Spring.
HIST 381Workshop: History and the Elementary Education Teacher

1

Fall.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 340The Muslim World from the Age of Muhammad to 1800

4

Alternate years.
HIST 341The Muslim World in Modern Times, 1800 to the Present

4

Alternate years.
HIST 342Islam and Politics in Modern History

4

Alternate years.
HIST 344History of East Asia to 1600

4

As needed.
HIST 345History of China in Modern Times

4

As needed.
HIST 346Japanese History through Art and Literature

4

Alternate years.
HIST 348Africa under Colonial Rule

4

Annually.
HIST 349History of Contemporary Africa

4

Annually.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

4

Fall, Spring.
ANTH 102Introduction to Archaeology

4

Fall, Spring.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECON 200Introduction to Economics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ECON 214Principles of Microeconomics

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
GEOG 101Introduction to Geography

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
GEOG 200World Regional Geography

4

Fall, Spring.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
POL 203Global Politics

4

Fall, Spring.
POL 204Introduction to Political Thought

4

Fall, Spring.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SOC 200Society and Social Behavior

4

Fall, Spring.
SOC 202The Family

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 204Urban Sociology

4

As needed.
SOC 208The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:28-29