Elementary School Teacher, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-6

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Program Requirements

Child Development
FSHD 512Child Development I: Theories of Child Development3
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
Physiology and Hygiene
Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy or have Undergraduate equivalent course approved by advisor.
Praxis Scores
Submit PRAXIS I Scores (or qualifying exemption) as part of application.
Completion and passing score on PRAXIS II - Elementary Education.
Core Courses
ECEL 501Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Diverse Society3
ECSE 502Sociocultural Context of Disability and Inclusive Education3
READ 500Literacy Foundations3
ECSE 539Pedagogy in Inclusive Elementary Education3
Content/Methods Courses
ECEL 516Social Studies and the Arts: Understanding Democracy in Elementary Classrooms3
MTHM 577Mathematics Education in the Elementary School3
Professional Sequence
Semester Before Student Teaching
Students must apply to the Center of Pedagogy for a Clinical placement the semester prior to their Clinical experience.
ECEL 502Seminar I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms1
ECEL 510Clinical Practice I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary2
ECEL 517Integrating Science and Technology in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms3
Student Teaching Semester
edTPA Assessment Requirement
ECEL 504Seminar II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms3
ECEL 511Clinical Practice II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms6
or ECEL 514 In-Service Supervised Graduate Clinical Practice
(ECEL 514 is for students in full-time teaching positions).
Total Credits39