Program Overview

elementary education

Education - Elementary


Business and Social Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2047

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/ece
Degree: Associate in Arts
Plan 13AB-EDE

The following courses are recommended for students who have not decided upon a specific four-year college or university. Once a transfer school is selected, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to determine courses at CLC which will also meet the transfer requirements. To complete any transfer degree, students should follow the college requirements for associate degrees that transfer.

All course prerequisites must be met. Additionally, students are required to select one course from the International/Multicultural (I/M) list to meet graduation requirements. A grade of C or better is required for all English course requirements.


First Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

English Composition I

3

course *

Math for Elementary Teaching I

3

course

Introduction to Psychology

3

course *

Music Appreciation or

course

Music Literature

3

course

Introduction to Teaching       

3

Second Semester

16 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

English Composition II

3

course

Math for Elementary Teaching II

3

course *

Environmental Biology or

course *

Concepts in Biology

4

course *

United States History to 1876 or

course *

United States History 1876 to Present

3

course

Child Development for Educators

3

Third Semester

16 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Fundamentals of Speech

3

course

Practical Aspects of Physics

3

course

Children's Literature

3

course

Diversity in Schools and Society

3

Concentration/Elective (see list below)

3

Fourth Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

American National Politics

3

course +*

History of Art I or

course +*

History of Art II

3

course

The Exceptional Child

3

Concentration/Elective (see list below)

3

Concentration/Elective (see list below)

3

Concentration/Elective Options

Course

Title

Hours

course

Introduction to Teaching       

3

course

Child Development for Educators

3

course

The Exceptional Child

3

course

Technology in the Classroom

3

course +

Diversity in Schools and Society

3

course

Educational Psychology

3

course **

Observation/Clinical Experience in Education

3

course +

Introduction to Gender Studies

3

course

College Algebra

3

course

General Education Statistics

3

course

Special Topics in Education

1-3

A B.A. degree at many four-year colleges may also require the following courses or coursework from the following areas of concentration:

course

Earth Science

4

course

Latin American Writers (I/M)**

3

course

United States History to 1876

3

course

United States History 1876 to present

3

course

Contemporary Health Issues

3

course

Physical Education in the Elementary School

3

Areas of Concentration: Art, English, Foreign Language, Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Music, or Science. Additional coursework from these areas should be selected in consultation with an EDU advisor.

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

* When choosing a specific general education course, please check with your transfer school.

+ Choose from these courses to fulfill the I/M requirement. EDU 224 is strongly recommended for this program of study.

** Requires 30 hours of observation and field study in a school setting.

In addition to MTH 121 and 221, some transfer school requirements generally include MTH 122 and MTH 142 or MTH 222, and may require completion of these courses prior to transfer. Therefore it is highly recommended that students consult an advisor at their prospective transfer school in addition to meeting with a CLC advisor as early as possible

This plan benefits students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to obtain a Illinois State Board of Education license. This plan may also benefit individuals who are interested in education and schooling but not in the context of the classroom.

Teacher candidates who wish to teach in middle or high school should meet with both the CLC advisors and faculty in the education department to better formulate a specific academic plan. In the meantime, those teacher candidates should select electives from a content area in which they want to teach. Concentration areas include Art, English, Foreign Language, Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Music, Science and Theatre. Again, it is imperative that teacher candidates work concurrently with CLC advisors and education faculty early in their program of study to ensure successful transfer to a four-year institution.

For teacher candidates in all grade levels and content areas wishing to earn a teaching license in the State of Illinois, a grade of a C or above is compulsory for all coursework required for teaching credential. This includes courses in the major, all education courses, and required general electives (2012, Illinois State Board of Education).

Note: This plan includes recommendations for students who plan to major in this subject at a four year school. Students who follow this plan will meet the requirements of a general transfer degree (A.A. or A.S). The CLC degree earned will be a general transfer degree, not a degree in this specific area of study.

For more information on recommended courses, education policy changes or program specific advising, contact Michelle Proctor at (847) 543-2942 or the Business and Social Sciences Division at (847) 543-2047.