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Education: Primary (PK-5)| Major

Students who wish to teach those in early childhood will pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Elementary Education.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts

The Elementary Education program prepares teachers for Preschool-5th grade classrooms. This is an initial licensure program resulting in a Bachelor of Arts degree and an Ohio P-5 Teaching License, ages 3 to 10.

General Requirements for Admission into Education

Teacher candidates entering all education programs must have a 2.7 GPA in CORE courses. Students are expected to earn a C or better in the following courses: College Algebra or Theory of Mathematics for Education I and II, General Psychology, Public Speaking and English.

Complete details about the educational programs can be found in the Teacher Education Handbook which is given to new students in EDC 201 Foundations of Education. Admission to and retention in the education programs are selective and subject to criteria spelled out in the handbook. Transfer students must meet with the Dean or an advisor to plan for admission to the program during their first semester on campus. All Education majors are required to maintain a 2.7 cumulative grade point average to graduate.

NOTE: Although student teaching is not a requirement for graduation, it is mandated for licensure in all areas. Because of the state requirements for licensure, Lake Erie College education students may sometimes complete more than the 120 minimum required credit hours.

Requirements for the Primary (PK-5) Education Major

Students are required to take 85 semester credits including.

Education Core (33 SH)

  • EDC 201 Foundations of Education (3 SH)

  • EDC 230 Educational Psychology (3 SH)

  • EDC 327 Writing Methods for the Elementary Classroom (3 SH)

  • EDC 330 Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs (3 SH)

  • EDC 401 Integrated Curriculum and Planning (3 SH)

  • EDC 402 Assessment of Student Learning (3 SH)

  • EC 340 Educational Media and Technology (3 SH)

  • EML 401 Sociocultural Awareness in the classroom (3 SH)

  • EML 402 Second Language Acquisition and Development (3 SH)

  • MT 105 Theory of Mathematics for Education (3 SH)

  • MT 106 Geometry and Statistics for Education (3 SH)

Teaching of Reading Core (12 SH)

  • EDC 322 Word Study for Phonics and Spelling Instruction (3 SH)

  • EDE 323 Reading and Language Arts in Early Childhood (3 SH)

  • EDC 326 Assessment of Literacy Development (3 SH)

  • EDE 410 Literature Based Reading (3 SH)

Elementary Core (15 SH)

  • EDE 304 Child Development and Learning (3 SH)

  • EDE 308 Family and Community Relations (3 SH)

  • EDE 320 Mathematics in Early Childhood (3 SH)

  • EDE 422 Social Studies in Early Childhood (3 SH)

  • EDE 424 Science in Early Childhood (3 SH)

Teaching of Science and Social Studies Core (17 SH)

  • EDC 215 Social Studies for Elementary Teacher I (3 SH)

  • EDC 216 Social Studies for Elementary Teachers II (3 SH)

  • EDC 300 Ohio History (3 SH)

  • SC 115 Science for Elementary Teachers I (3 SH)

  • SC 115L Science for Elementary Teachers I Lab (1 SH)

  • SC 116 Science for Elementary Teachers II (3 SH)

  • SC 116L Science for Elementary Teachers II Lab (1 SH)

Field Experience (8 SH)

  • EDC 212 Field Exploration (2 SH)

  • EDC 312 Field Experience I (2 SH)

  • EDC 412 Field Experience II (2 SH)

  • EDC 440 Field Experience III (2 SH)

For Teaching Licensure Option (12 SH)

  • EDE 444 Student Teaching: Early Childhood (12 SH)