Elementary Education/Middle Childhood (major)
What you will study
While the coursework you study in English goes far beyond what you will be teaching in the elementary and middle school grades, it is coursework that provides the personal grounding that supports your work in teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening, thinking, literature, and so on.
You learn to analyze literary works from various cultures and genres. You study the basic assumptions and approaches of literary criticism, and integrate your own insights and judgments through effective writing and oral communication with your peers.
You study the structure and history of language and linguistic development. Finally, you design learning and assessment experiences appropriate to the elementary/middle school environments.
Your coursework includes courses in English, professional communication, and education.
|Elementary Education/Early Child Beginning|
|ED-116||Human Relations Workshop||3|
|ED-201||Exploration in Tchg, Lrng & Assessing||6|
|or PSY-110||Life Span Development|
|Elementary Education/Early Child Intermediate|
|ED-215||Engagement in Teaching, Learning & Asses||6|
|ED-225||Literacy in Early Childhood||3|
|ED-325||Literacy in Middle Childhood I-ELC||3|
|ED-321||Middle School Teaching & Field||4|
|ED-396||Introduction to Exceptional Learner||3|
|ED-399||Formal Introduction to Advanced Work||0|
|HS-308||US History 1607-1900||4|
|or HS-309||US in 20th Century|
|MT-243||Fundamental Concepts/Mathematics 1||3|
|MT-244||Fundamental Concepts/Mathematics 2||3|
|ED-344||Teaching Math/Elementary Classroom||2|
|Elementary Education/Early Child Advanced|
|ED-315||Field Experience 4||2|
|ED-412||Critical Issues in School & Society||4|
|PST-329||Praxis II Prep Seminar||0|
|Foundations of Reading Test|
|ED-475||Student Teaching Seminar||0|
|ED-445MC||Directed Observation/Middle Childhood||6|
|ED-455EA||Directed Observ/Teaching Middle Sch||6|
For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.