Rhode Island College

2020-2021 Catalog


Elementary Education B.A.

The two Elementary Education Middle Level programs, Elementary Education BA with a Teaching Concentration in Middle Level General Science and Elementary Education B.A. with a Teaching Concentration in Middle Level Mathematics will take four and a half years to complete. Upon completion of either program, the graduate will meet all Rhode Island Department of Education for two teacher certifications.

Admissions Requirements can be found in each of the two concentrations.

NOTE: Admission to the content majors in English, Multidisciplinary Studies, and Social Studies are currently suspended. Only students accepted to Rhode Island College prior to Fall 2019 can continue in these programs.

Retention Requirements for Both Programs

  1. A minimum overall G.P.A. of 2.75 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in ELED 202, and recommendation to continue from the instructor.
  3. A minimum grade of B- in all other professional coursework, including an “acceptable” rating on the 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.

Students must maintain acceptable standing in academic work, fieldwork and demonstrate consistent professionalism or risk suspension from either Elementary Education program, the Concentration in Middle Level Mathematics or Concentration in Middle Level General Science.

Other Requirements

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

  • Apply for a Background Check (BCI) each year. This information will be provided to each student, beginning in the FNED 101 course.
  • Complete 25 hours of community service before student teaching.

Preparing to Student Teach

  • Pass all appropriate teacher certification exams.
  • Maintain the required G.P.A. in program courses and the concentration.
  • Submit a complete Preparing to Teach Portfolio to the Elementary Education Office.
  • Submit all Community service information. The semester before student teaching, teacher candidates will receive a link from the Office of Partnerships and Placements, providing directions to submit information regarding the Community Service experiences.

Course Requirements common to Elementary Education B.A. with a Teaching Concentration in Middle Level General Science and Elementary Education B.A. with a Teaching Concentration in Middle Level Mathematics

Professional Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 215Introduction to Educational Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

ELED 202Teaching All Learners: Foundations and Strategies

4

Fall.
-Or-

SPED 202Teaching All Learners: Foundations and Strategies

4

Spring.
 

ELED 222Foundations of Literacy I: Grades 1-3

3

Fall, Spring.
ELED 324Foundations of Literacy II: Grades 3-6

3

Fall, Spring.
ELED 326Assessment and Intervention in Literacy-Tier 2

4

Fall, Spring.
ELED 330Physical Sciences for Elementary School Teachers

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
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 440Capstone: STEAM/Project-Based Learning

2

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

3

Fall, Spring.
FNED 101Introduction to Teaching and Learning

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 246Schooling for Social Justice

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MLED 230Young Adolescent Development in Social Contexts

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MLED 331Disciplinary Literacies with Young Adolescents

4

Fall, Spring.
MLED 332Curriculum and Assessment for Young Adolescents

4

Fall, Spring.
SPED 433Special Education: Best Practices and Applications

3

Fall, Spring.
TESL 401Introduction to Teaching Emergent Bilinguals

4

Fall, Spring.
Total Credit Hours:68
Note: Students cannot receive credit for both ELED 202 and SPED 202.

Teaching Concentration in Middle Level General Science

Admissions Requirements

Admission to this program includes all Feinstein School of Education and Human Development admissions requirements and the following courses for the Concentration in Middle Level General Science: BIOL 111, GEOG 200 or POL 202, and MATH 143 (C or higher in all courses).

Additional Coursework

Students electing to complete the Teaching Concentration in Middle Level General Science must complete the following courses, with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the science content courses.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 210Nurturing Artistic and Musical Development

4

Fall, Spring.
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

GEOG 200WWorld Regional Geography

4

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

POL 202American Government

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.
Total Credit Hours:20

Note: ART 210, BIOL 111, MATH 144 and GEOG 200 or POL 202 courses can also apply to General Education requirements.

Note: All cognates require a minimum grade of C.

Note: If taking GEOG 200 then must choose HIST 107 from the General Education History distribution. If taking POL 202 any HIST General Education is accepted.

General Science Content Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 112Introductory Biology II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 103General Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 104General Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 101Physics for Science and Mathematics I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 102Physics for Science and Mathematics II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

TWO COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PSCI 211Introduction to Astronomy

4

Fall, Spring.
PSCI 212Introduction to Geology

4

Fall, Summer.
PSCI 214Introduction to Meteorology

4

Fall.
PSCI 217Introduction to Oceanography

4

Spring.
Total Credit Hours:28

Total Credit Hours for program: 116

Note: 20 credits of this can double-count toward General Education requirements.

Teaching Concentration in Middle Level Mathematics

Admissions Requirements

Admission to this program includes all Feinstein School of Education and Human Development admissions requirements and the following courses for the Concentration in Middle Level Mathematics: BIOL 100, GEOG 200 or POL 202, and MATH 143 (C or higher in all courses).

Additional Coursework

Students electing to complete the Teaching Concentration in Middle Level Mathematics must complete the following courses, with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the mathematics content courses.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 210Nurturing Artistic and Musical Development

4

Fall, Spring.
BIOL 100Fundamental Concepts of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

GEOG 200WWorld Regional Geography

4

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

POL 202American Government

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 204Understanding the Physical Universe

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:24

Note: ART 210, BIOL 100, GEOG 200 or POL 202, MATH 144, and PSCI 204 courses can also apply to General Education requirements

Note: All cognates require a minimum grade of C.

Note: If taking GEOG 200 then must choose HIST 107 from the General Education History distribution. If taking POL 202 any HIST General Education is accepted.

Additional Elementary Education Professional Coursework

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ELED 238Teaching Functions and Algebra

2

Fall, Spring.
ELED 248Teaching Data and Statistics

2

Fall, Spring.
Total Credit Hours:4

Mathematics Content Courses

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.
Total Credit Hours:27

Total Credit Hours for program: 123

Note: 20 credits of this can double-count toward General Education requirements.

Content Majors (Admission currently suspended)

A. Content Major in English (Admission currently suspended)

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 200WReading Literature and Culture

4

Fall, Spring.
ENGL 208British Literature

4

Annually.
ENGL 209American Literature

4

Annually.
ENGL 210Children’s Literature: Interpretation and Evaluation

4

Annually.
ENGL 212Adolescent Literature: Images of Youth

4

Annually.
ENGL 300WIntroduction to Theory and Criticism

4

Fall, Spring.
ONE other ENGL 200-level course

4

Total Credit Hours:28
Students pursuing middle grades certification must also take:
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SED 445The Teaching of Writing in Secondary Schools

4

Fall, Spring.

B. Content Major in Multidisciplinary Studies (Admission currently suspended)

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

Annually.
ENGL 212Adolescent Literature: Images of Youth

4

Annually.
ONE GEOGRAPHY COURSE from
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
GEOG 101Introduction to Geography

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
GEOG 200WWorld 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 200Introduction to Sociology

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.

C. Content Major in Social Studies (Admission currently suspended)

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

3

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

1

Fall.
ONE COURSE from
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 236Post-Independence Africa

3

Annually.
HIST 238Early Imperial China

3

As needed.
HIST 239Japanese History through Art and Literature

3

Alternate years.
HIST 340The Muslim World from the Age of Muhammad to 1800

3

As needed.
HIST 341The Muslim World in Modern Times, 1800 to the Present

3

As needed.
HIST 342Islam and Politics in Modern History

3

As needed.
HIST 345History of China in Modern Times

3

As needed.
HIST 348Africa under Colonial Rule

3

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 200WWorld 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 200Introduction to Sociology

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:26-27