Goucher College 2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
    Dec 07, 2021  
Goucher College 2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Elementary Education Major


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Elementary Education Certification, Grades 1-6


Students who intend to teach in an elementary school major in the Education Department. A concurrent major or minor in an academic discipline is required and should be planned with the chair of the Education Department, in consultation with the chair of the other department.

Note:


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 departments: 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 Department 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


Students desiring 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 department appropriate to area of certification. Courses identified for specific area of certification. (See list below.)

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.

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