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ELEMENTARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS (CEE)

Professor C. J. Daane, Interim Co-Department Head
Office: Graves Hall

Enrollment in specific courses in the College of Education may be restricted to students who clearly demonstrate the greatest potential for success as teachers. Factors such as general studies courses completed, GPA, scores on state and program tests, interviews, etc., may be considered.

CEE 304 Teaching Elementary School Science (K–6). Three hours.

Prerequisites: Admission to TEP and completion of all science requirements.

Corequisites: CEE 366, CEE 495, CEE 478 or CEE 370, and HPE 364.

Teaching experiences related to children's developmental learning of science, with emphasis on teaching strategies that use a hands-on approach.

CEE 320 Survey of Elementary Education. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to PTEP.

Corequisites: BEP 305, BEF 362, CRD 369, MUE 385, and SPE 300.

Surveys elementary education as a professional career. Students become acquainted with factors affecting successful teaching in the elementary school.

CEE 365 Literature for Children (K–6). Three hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to TEP.

Corequisites: BER 450, CEE 370 or CEE 478, CEE 380, and CEE 495.

Selection and teaching of literature for elementary school children at various developmental levels, according to interests, needs, and abilities. Intensive field experience.

CEE 366 Teaching the Social Sciences (K–6). Three hours.

Prerequisites: Admission to TEP and completion of all social science/humanities requirements.

Corequisites: CEE 304, CEE 370 or CEE 478, CEE 495, and HPE 364.

The nature of elementary school social studies, the resource unit, kinds of materials, teaching procedures, and the evaluation of learning. Intensive field experience.

CEE 370 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School. Three hours.

Prerequisites: Completion of all literature requirements, CRD 369, and admission to the teacher education program.

Materials and methods in the teaching of reading, with emphasis on developing readiness and planning a balanced program; intensive field experience is required.

CEE 380 Teaching Elementary Mathematics. Three hours.

Prerequisites: Twelve semester hours of MATH 110 or higher and admission to the teacher education program. MATH 208 is recommended.

Corequisites: BER 450, CEE 365, CEE 370 or CEE 478, and CEE 495.

Teaching experiences related to children's developmental learning of elementary mathematics, with emphasis on teaching strategies, manipulatives, and other materials useful in teaching content. Intensive field experience.

CEE 401 Managing Effective Classrooms. Three hours.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and completion of all Professional Semesters I, II, and III coursework.

Co-requisites: CEE 497 or CEE 597.

This course is designed to teach students the principles and theory of classroom management. Emphasis will be placed on the design and implementation of classroom management methods and techniques.

CEE 478 Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School. Three hours.

Prerequisites: Completion of all literature requirements, CRD 369, and admission to the teacher education program.

Deepening understanding of the materials and methods for teaching of reading and language arts with emphasis on planning a balanced literacy program. Intensive field experience required.

CEE 495 Practicum. One to 16 hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.

Open only to students in the professional semesters I and II of the elementary education program. This course offers students significant clinical experience and opportunities to plan and teach lessons.

CEE 496 Senior Practicum. Four hours.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and completion of all Professional Semesters I and II coursework.

Co-requisites: CEE 304, CEE 366, CEE 478, HPE 364.

A field-based course providing opportunities to practice authentic classroom application of various subject areas in elementary education.

CEE 497 Internship in Elementary Schools (K–6). Nine to 12 hours.

Prerequisites: Permission of the department head, senior standing, admission to elementary teacher education program, a minimum overall and UA GPA of 2.75 for all work attempted, and a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major.

Observation, participation, and teaching experiences supervised by selected cooperating teachers in public elementary schools. Additional supervision is provided by College of Education personnel. Offered fall and spring semesters only. Application for student teaching must be made the semester prior to student teaching (excluding summer term) through the Office of Clinical Experience. Formal application meetings are held and their times will be posted in Graves Hall and announced in the Crimson White prior to the meetings.

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