Rhode Island College

2015-2016 Catalog


Elementary Education B.S.

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.50 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in ELED 302 (or SPED 302), and recommendation to continue from the instructor.
  3. A minimum grade of B- in all coursework, including an “acceptable” rating on primary course artifact. 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.
  5. Positive recommendations from all education instructors based on academic work, fieldwork, and professional behavior.

Students must maintain acceptable standing in academic work, fieldwork, and demonstrate consistent professionalism (as described above), or risk suspension from the B.S. in Elementary Education program with teaching concentration in Special Education.

Course Requirements

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
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.
PSCI 103Physical Science

4

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

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Note: BIOL 100, MATH 144, PSCI 103, POL 201: The course also applies to General Education requirement.

Professional Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ELED 302Teaching All Learners: Foundations and Strategies

4

Fall.
-Or-

SPED 302Teaching All Learners: Foundations and Strategies

4

Spring.
 

CEP 315Educational Psychology

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 346Schooling in a Democratic Society

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
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.

Note: ELED 439: The course also applies to General Education requirement.

Note: Students cannot receive credit for both ELED 302 and SPED 302.

Total Credit Hours: 64

Other Requirements

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

  • A portfolio*

  • Community service*

  • Elementary physical education requirement

  • Teaching Concentration in Special Education


*Required of all students in FSEHD.


Teaching Concentration in Special Education

In addition to completing the required courses in elementary education, students electing a teaching concentration in special education must complete the following courses, with a minimum grade of B- in all coursework:

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SPED 310Principles and Procedures of Behavior Management for Children and Youth with Disabilities

4

Fall, Spring.
SPED 311Language Development and Communication Problems of Children

3

Fall, Spring.
SPED 312Assessment Procedures for Children and Youth with Disabilities

4

Fall, Spring.
SPED 412Reading/Writing for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

4

Fall, Spring.
SPED 458Mathematics/Science for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

4

Fall, Spring.
SPED 419Student Teaching in the Elementary School

8-10

Fall, Spring.
SPED 440Collaboration: Home, School, and Community

3

Fall, Spring.

Total Credit Hours: 30-32

Middle School Endorsement

The endorsement program in middle school education is for students who wish to teach in a middle school. Students must be enrolled in the elementary education program and must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Complete MLED 310, MLED 320, MLED 330, and MLED 340.
  2. Complete a student teaching experience at a middle school.
  3. Complete the course requirements for an elementary education content major in one of the following areas: English (language arts), general science, mathematics, modern languages (French, Portuguese, or Spanish), or social studies.