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  Feb 25, 2018
 
Goucher College 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education Major


Elementary Education Certification, Grades 1-6


The Education program offers a major in elementary education. A concurrent major or minor in an academic discipline is required and should be planned with the director of the Education program, in consultation with the director of the other program. This program has been approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. A student who fulfills the standards of the programs and meets the Maryland State Department of Education’s Essential Dimensions of Teaching is recommended for generic special education certification (Grades 1-8) in Maryland. Although graduation usually occurs within eight semesters, satisfactory completion of certification requirements may require one or more additional semesters. Students who would like certification outside Maryland should contact the department of education of the state of their choice regarding reciprocity and that state’s requirements. Maryland law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime of violence or a crime against children from being certified to teach. Students enrolled in elementary education courses may be required to be fingerprinted for fieldwork internship placements.

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ED 210 , ED 222 , ENG 226 , and SPE 320  fulfill the writing proficiency in the major requirement.

ED 222  is a prerequisite for ED 241 ED 342 , SPE 235  and must be taken in the junior year. Successful completion of Praxis I is a prerequisite for ED 342 .

Academic courses in the following content areas:


  • Literature
  • English composition
  • Art and/or music (totaling 3 credits)
  • U.S. history
  • World history
  • Social science (one course taken from one of the following programs: Sociology and Anthropology; Political Science and International Relations; Economics: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
  • Natural science (three courses other than psychology or cognitive science; one course must be a four-credit laboratory course)
  • Math (three courses if placed at the L level: MA 110 , MA 113 , and an additional math course excluding MA 100 , may include PSY 200 ; students placing at the M level must complete one M-level course; students placing at the H or H+ level must fulfill the college math requirement).
  • A course in a non-Western culture (may simultaneously meet one of the above requirements)

Note:


*A minimum grade of B- in ED 342  and satisfactory completion of Praxis II are required to complete the certification program.

Math Requirements for Elementary Education Major


Successful teaching of elementary mathematics requires knowledge of mathematics content well beyond the elementary level. The math requirements developed by the Goucher College Education program ensure that elementary teachers have a firm understanding of math content through successful completion of college level mathematics courses. In addition to college level math courses, education methods courses help students apply math content to the elementary context.

Elementary Dance Education Certification, Grades 1-6 and Middle School


Secondary Education Certification, Grades 7 through 12


The Department of Education offers a certification for secondary education in Maryland. This program has been approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. A student who fulfills the standards of the programs and meets the Maryland State Department of Education’s Essential Dimensions of Teaching is recommended for secondary certification (Grades 7-12) in Maryland. Students who would like certification outside Maryland should contact the department of education of the state of their choice regarding reciprocity and that state’s requirements. Maryland law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime of violence or a crime against children from being certified to teach. Students enrolled in education courses may be required to be fingerprinted for fieldwork internship placements. Students desiring Maryland Teaching certification in secondary schools should consult with the chair of the Education Department during their freshman or sophomore year to ensure the timely completion of requirements. See list below for programs available that lead to certification at the secondary school level. Requirements include: Major in the academic program appropriate to area of certification. Courses identified for specific area of certification. (See list below.)

Courses in education:


Note:


**Prerequisites for ED 353  include a recommendation from program and successful completion of Praxis I.

A minimum grade of B- in ED 353  and satisfactory completion of Praxis II are required to complete the certification program.

One academic course in each of the following:


  • U.S. history,
  • Mathematics (or placement in MA 170 ),
  • Non-Western culture.

Writing proficiency requirement completed through the major.


Art

Requirements include a major in art with concentration in Studio Art and required courses in education.

Biological Sciences

Requirements include a major in Biological Sciences and required courses in education.

Chemistry Certification

Requirements include a major in Chemistry and required courses in education.

Dance Certification

Requirements include a major in Dance with a performance concentration and required courses in education.

English Certification

Requirements include a major in English, with a concentration in literature, and required courses in education.

French Certification

Requirements include a major in French and required courses in education.

History Certification

Requirements include a major in History and required courses in education.

Mathematics Certification

Requirements include a major in Mathematics and required courses in education.

Russian Certification

Requirements include a major in Russian and required courses in education.

Spanish Certification

Requirements include a major in Spanish and required courses in education.

Social Studies Certification

Requirements include a major in history and required courses in education.