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Elementary Education, B.S.

Requirements

The Professional Elementary Teacher Education Program at Utah Valley University is designed to prepare quality, entry level candidates for teaching in elementary education programs grades K-6. Students successfully completing the UVU professional teacher education program graduation and licensure requirements receive a baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education and a Level I Utah Professional Teaching License. To continue in the teacher education program, students are expected to maintain all program standards. They must maintain expected levels of competence in all coursework, field work, and student teaching with all course grades at or above a B- and a program GPA of 3.00 or higher. Additionally, teacher candidates are expected to adhere to standards of personal integrity, responsibility, and citizenship commonly expected of professional educators. The UVU teacher education program is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), the Utah State Office of Education, and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Total Program Credits: 120365体育比赛投注

   

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Reading-Praxis 5001 passing score for Language Arts: 157; Social Studies: 155; Science: 159
  2. Writing-English 2010 pass with C or higher
  3. Mathematics-Praxis 5001 passing score for Mathematics: 157
  4. GPA of 3.0 or higher
  5. General Education and Pre-program coursework
  6. Grade of B- or higher in pre-program courses (Math courses C or higher)
  7. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
General Education courses:*  
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or  ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: *** 3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 2000 Algebraic Reasoning with Modeling (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 2900 Health Education for Elementary Teachers 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution: 3
  ART 2100 Teaching Art for Children (3.0)  
  DANC 2100 Teaching Dance for Children   (3.0)  
  MUSC 2100 Teaching Music for Children    (3.0)  
  THEA 2100 Teaching Theatre For Children    (3.0)  
  PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span*** 3
 Discipline Core Requirements: 75 Credits
Pre-Professional Core Requirements: *  
  EDEL 1010 Introduction to Education ** 2
  EDEL 2200 Computer Technology in Education ** 2
  EDEL 2330 Childrens Literature ** 3
  MATH 2010 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I *** 3
  MATH 2020 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II *** 3
  PETE 2150 Elementary Physical Education SPARK Method ** 2
Professional Education Core Requirements:**  
  EDEL 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDEL 3100 Kindergarten Classroom 2
  EDEL 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDEL 330G Multicultural Understanding 3
  EDSP 340G Exceptional Students ** 2
  EDEL 3350 Curriculum Design and Assessment 3
  EDEL 4200 Classroom Management I 1
  EDEL 4210 Classroom Management II 1
  EDEL 4230 Classroom Management III 1
  EDEL 4240 Classroom Management IV 1
  EDEL 4400 Literacy Methods I 3
  EDEL 4410 Literacy Methods II 3
  EDEL 4420 Language Arts Methods 3
  EDEL 443G Teaching English as a Second Language 3
  EDEL 4510 Elementary Math Methods I 3
  EDEL 4520 Elementary Science Methods 3
  EDEL 4530 Elementary Social Studies Methods 3
  EDEL 4540 Elementary Creative Arts Methods 3
  EDEL 4550 Elementary Math Methods II 3
  EDEL 4620 Differentiation for Special Populations 2
  EDEL 4880 Student Teaching--Grades K-6 9
  EDEL 4980 Elementary Education Capstone Seminar 1
  EDEL 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project 2
 Elective Requirements: 10 Credits
Complete additional credits to meet requirements 10
Recommended elective courses:  
  ART 2100 Teaching Art for Children (3.0)  
  DANC 2100 Teaching Dance for Children  (3.0)  
  MUSC 2100 Teaching Music for Children   (3.0)  
  THEA 2100 Teaching Theatre For Children   (3.0)  
  SLSS 120R Testing Strategies for Educators (1.0)  

  Graduation Requirements:365体育比赛投注

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 3.0 or above. 
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

365体育比赛投注NOTE: Application forms are available at the beginning of each Spring semester, must be completed by March 1st, and can be obtained in the Education Department, 801-863-8527.

Footnotes
* Students must complete all Pre-Professional and General Education courses with an overall GPA of 3.0 before they are formally admitted into the Teacher Preparation Program.
** Must be completed with a grade of B- or higher.
*** Course requires a C grade or higher

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

365体育比赛投注Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 or MATH 2000 College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries or Algebraic Reasoning with Modeling 3
Humanities Distribution 3
EDEL 1010 Introduction to Education 2
Elective  3
  Semester total: 14
Notes: Humanities Distribution recommend COMM 1020; Elective recommend SLSS 1000; Math and English require appropriate placement
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
MATH 2010 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I  3
Physical Science Distribution  3
EDEL 2330         Children's Literature 3
HLTH 2900         Health Education For Teachers 2
Elective    2
  Semester total: 16
Notes: Physical Science Distribution recommend PHSC 1000; 
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 2020 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 3
US Institutions  3
Fine Art Distribution   3
3rd Science Distribution  3
Elective  3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: US Institutions recommend  HIST 1700 or POLS 1100; 3rd Science Distribution recommend GEO 1010; Elective recommend SLSS 120r as prep for Praxis exam if matriculating to BS Elementary Ed; Take Praxis Exam this semester
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PSY 1100 Human Development 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
PETE 2150 Elementary Physical Education 2
EDEL 2200 Instructional and Assistive Technology 2
Biology Distribution 3
Elective    2
  Semester total: 15
Notes: Biology Distribution recommend BIOL 1010; Apply to BS Elementary Ed program this semester if continuing
  Degree total: 60
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
EDEL 3000 Educational Psychology 3
EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
EDEL 3250 Instructional Media 2
EDEL 3350 Curriculum Design and Assessment 3
EDEL 4200 Classroom Management I 1
EDEL 4530 Elementary Social Studies Methods 3
EDEL 4540 Elementary Creative Arts Methods 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
EDEL 3100 Kindergarten Classroom 2
EDEL 330G Multicultural Understanding 3
EDEL 4210 Classroom Management II 1
EDEL 4400 Literacy Methods I 3
EDEL 4420 Language Arts Methods 3
EDEL 4510 Elementary Math Methods I 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
EDEL 4230 Classroom Management III 1
EDEL 4410 Literacy Methods II 3
EDEL 443G Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDEL 4520 Elementary Science Methods 3
EDEL 4550 Elementary Math Methods II 3
EDEL 4620 Differentiation for Special Populations 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
EDEL 4240  Classroom Management IV 1
EDEL 4980  Teacher Education Capstone Seminar 1
EDEL 4880 Student Teaching Grades K-6 9
EDEL 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project 2
  Semester total: 13
Must be formally admitted to the Elementary Education Professional Program to register for Semester 5-8 courses.
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:

365体育比赛投注Elementary Education

Location:

ME 116

Telephone:

365体育比赛投注801-863-8228

Email:

eled@fishncamp.com 365体育比赛投注

Web Address:365体育比赛投注

fishncamp.com/education/elementary/

Chair:365体育比赛投注

Elaine Tuft

 
 

Mission Statement

365体育比赛投注The UVU School of Education prepares educators and clinicians to have a positive impact through meaningful innovation, engaged pedagogy, rigorous preparation, inclusion and diversity, and transformative communities.

 
 

Elementary Education365体育比赛投注

  • Administrative Support: Connie Wright
  • Office: ME 116
  • Telephone: 801-863-4762
  • Email:  WRIGHTCO@fishncamp.com


Advisement Center:

  • Administrative Contact: KayLynn Palmer
  • Office: ME 114
  • Telephone 801-863-8478
  • Email:  palmerka@fishncamp.com


Advisors:
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Early Childhood Education Program365体育比赛投注

The Early Childhood Education program is strongly aligned with community needs. It provides instruction and preparation for those seeking to work with young children in preschool and day care facilities. It provides a strong experiential program through course work, observations and practicum.

Professional Elementary Teacher Education Program

The Professional Elementary Teacher Education Program at Utah Valley University is designed to prepare quality, entry-level candidates for teaching in elementary education programs grades K-6. Students successfully completing the UVU professional teacher education program graduation and licensure requirements receive a baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education and a Utah Professional Teaching License.

365体育比赛投注The UVU teacher education initial licensure program is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) and Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and approved by the Utah State Board of Education.

Career Opportunities

Early Childhood Education Program

Career opportunities include: teaching in early childhood programs and child care centers, Head Start teacher and teacher aide, teacher aide in elementary school, teacher aide in special education classes, owner and/or director of preschool or child care center.

Professional Elementary Teacher Education Program

365体育比赛投注Upon successful completion of the UVU Professional Teacher Education Program and the Praxis Subject Assessment, students are recommended to the Utah State Board of Education for an Elementary Education professional educator license.This license allows individuals to teach in Utah elementary schools.

Certificates/Degrees

Certificate of Completion in Early Care and Education, Associate in Science (AS) in Early Childhood Education, Associate in Science (AS) in Pre-Elementary Education, Baccalaureate of Science Degree (BS) in Elementary Education. 

Admission & Retention365体育比赛投注

365体育比赛投注Admission to the Education Program is required for enrollment in professional studies level courses. Admission criteria*: 1) Praxis (5001) Scores (required scores: Read/Lang. Art = 157, Math = 157, Social Studies = 155, Science – 159); 2) GPA of 3.00 or higher (including B- or higher in all EDEL pre-professional emphasis courses); 3) a grade of B- or higher in ENGL 2010 and a C or higher in all required math courses; and 4) Completion of the coursework for the Associate of Science degree in Pre-Elementary Education or equivalent. Applicants are accepted into the Teacher Education Program for fall and spring semesters after meeting entrance requirements.

*Please contact the Elementary Education Advisors for the current admission requirements. Admission to the teacher education licensure program is a separate process from and in addition to admission to Utah Valley University. Meeting the minimum requirements qualifies the student to be considered for admission.

To continue in the program, students are expected to maintain all program standards. They must maintain expected levels of competence in all coursework, field work, and student teaching with all course grades at or above a B- and a program GPA of 3.00 or higher. Additionally, teacher candidates are expected to adhere to standards of personal integrity, responsibility, and citizenship commonly expected of professional educators.

 
 

School of Education365体育比赛投注

  • Dean: Vessela Ilieva
  • Office: ME 117b
  • Telephone: 801-863-5183
 
 

Faculty

Lorilynn Brandt(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.S., Elementary Education, M.Ed., Reading and Literacy, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Utah State University.

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Elaine Byrd(1992)

Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty



B.S., Social Work, Ed.D., Teacher Education/Literacy, Brigham Young University; M.A., Education/Reading Specialist, Hood College, Maryland

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Andria Disney(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty



B.A., Communication Studies, University of Montana; M.Ed., Elementary Education, Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University; Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Montana

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Debora Escalante(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., Theatre and Cinematic Arts, M.A., Theatre, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Nicole Gearing(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty



B.A., Elementary Education, Thiel College, M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Grand Canyon University, Ph.D., Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Georgia State University.

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Sandy Jay(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.S., Elementary Education, M.S., Curriculum & Instruction, Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Elementary Education, Florida State University.

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Mi Kang(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., M.Ed., Korean Language and Literature Education, Chonbuk National University; M.S., Educational Leadership, University of Oregon; Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Keri Measom(2012)

Lecturer

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty



B.S., Elementary Education, Southern Utah University; M.Ed., Education, Brigham Young University.

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Michael Patch(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., Communication, M.Ed., Elementary Education, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Nevada.

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Nancy Peterson(1997)

Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.S., Elementary Education, Brigham Young University; M.Ed., Early Childhood Education, Old Dominion University; Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Virginia.

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Krista Ruggles(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty



B.A.E., M.Ed., Elementary Education, Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Florida.

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Tracy Sermon(2001)

Sr. Lecturer

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty



B.S., MHSD Early Childhood/Elementary Education, M.S., Family Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Education, Utah State University.

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Ann Sharp(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty



B.S., Elementary Education, M.S., Education, Educational Studies, University of Utah; Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Elaine Tuft(2006)

Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Department Chair

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., Elementary & Early Childhood Education, M.A., Elementary Education, Utah State University; Ph.D., Curriculum, Teaching & Educational Policy, Michigan State University.

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Sandie Waters(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, St. Mary’s University; M.A., Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University; Ph.D., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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