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Curriculum and Instruction

Professor Miguel Mantero
Office: 201 Graves Hall Department Head
E-mail: mmantero@ua.edu; campus: 348-1402

Elementary Education Programs (K–6) (CEE)

Associate Professor Diane Carver Sekeres
Office: 208-B Graves Hall
Program Coordinator

This department requires the completion of at least 120 semester hours for graduation as specified below and which leads to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B (K–6) Professional Certificate. MUE 385 requires as a prerequisite either MUE 107 Basic Skills in Music (2 hours) or demonstrated equivalent skills by passing an exemption examination offered throughout the year by the Music Education Department, 261 Moody Music Bldg, 205/348-6054. The undergraduate catalog is published at two-year intervals. Program advising sheets are updated much more frequently and are thus likely to provide the most up-to-date information on degree and other requirements. Students should always obtain the most recent advising sheets, available from academic advisors and in 104 Carmichael Hall. Further information on recommended course sequences should also be obtained from 201 Graves Hall.

Teacher Education Program (TEP) Admission
Requirements for Elementary Education Majors

Since the fall semester of 1996, there has been a competitive admission process for entering the elementary education professional semesters. There is a limitation on enrollment for these semesters. Meeting the minimum criteria for the teacher education program (TEP) does not guarantee admission to these professional semesters. See program for admission procedures.

The student must complete the TEP application form, available from personnel in 104 Carmichael Hall. The requirements are listed at the beginning of the College of Education section.

NOTE: The faculty reserves the right to make exceptions to the listed criteria based on individual circumstances. However, minimum Alabama State Department of Education requirements found elsewhere in this catalog must still be met.

Additional Requirements

Course Hours
General Studies 60
   
Professional Studies and Teaching Field  
   
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in the professional studies and teaching field courses.

 

Professional Semester 1  
   
Students must register for CEE 320, CRD 369, and MUE 385 simultaneously. BEF 362, BEP 305, and SPE 300 may be taken prior to Professional Semester 1. All required English coursework must have been completed.
   
Professional Studies  
BEF 362 School, Culture, and Society 3
BEP 305 Educational Psychology 3
*CEE 320 Survey of Elementary Education 3
SPE 300 Survey of Special Education and Accommodation Strategies 3
   
Teaching Field  
*CRD 369 Fundamentals of Reading Instruction (W) 3
*MUE 385 Teaching Music in the Elementary School 3
   
*Corequisites  
   
NOTE: MUE 107 is a prerequisite to MUE 385; however, students with previous musical training may elect to demonstrate equivalent skills through testing. Arrangements for testing can be made by contacting the Music Education office at (205) 348-6054.
   
NOTE: After successful completion of CEE 320 and posting of grades, students should be ready to apply formally to the Teacher Education Program. Applications are available from Student Services located at 104 Carmichael Hall. Check “TEP” requirements for additional information. A student may not enroll in more than five professional studies courses before he or she has received unconditional admission to the TEP. All required mathematics coursework must be completed prior to Professional Semester 2.

 

Professional Semester 2  
   
Students must register for the following 16 hours, which are taught in a block, simultaneously.
   
Professional Studies  
BER 450 Assessment Practices in Classroom Learning 3
   
Teaching Field  
CEE 365 Literature for Children 3
CEE 370 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (W) 3
CEE 380 Teaching Elementary Mathematics 3
CEE 495 Practicum 4

 

Professional Semester 3  
   
After successful completion of Professional Semester 2, students must register for the following 16 hours, which are taught in a block, simultaneously. NOTE: All required science and social science/humanities coursework must be completed prior to Professional Semester 3.
   
Teaching Field  
CEE 304 Teaching Elementary School Science 3
CEE 366 Teaching the Social Sciences 3
CEE 478 Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School (W) 3
CEE 496 Senior Practicum 4
KIN 364 Physical Education for Elementary Schools 3

 

Professional Semester 4  
   
After successful completion of Professional Semester 2, students must register for the following 16 hours, which are taught in a block, simultaneously. NOTE: All required science and social science/humanities coursework must be completed prior to Professional Semester 3.
   
Professional Studies  
CEE 401 Managing an Effective Classroom 3
CEE 497 Internship in Elementary Schools (K–6) 9–12
   
NOTE: Elementary education students are required to complete two internship placements; therefore, students should enroll in equal hours of two sections of CEE 497. Students who need full-time status may enroll for 4.5 semester hours of each section.
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Total: 122–125

Early Childhood (pre-K through 3rd Grade) Certification

By completing additional requirements, a student fulfilling the requirements for elementary school (K-6) certification may be eligible to obtain early childhood certification. Admission to this program is highly competitive. Additional requirements of the early childhood certification program may be secured in 104 Carmichael Hall.

Middle-School (4–8) Endorsement On Elementary (K–6) Certificate

By completing additional requirements, a student fulfilling the requirements for elementary school (K–6) certification may also obtain middle-school certification. The additional requirements of the middle-school endorsement program may be secured in 104 Carmichael Hall.

Secondary Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning (6–12) (CSE)

Associate Professor Lisa Scherff
Office: 204 Carmichael Hall
Program Coordinator

The programs in high-school/secondary education require the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours as specified below and lead to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B (6–12) Professional Certificate.

NOTE: Admission to this program is competitive, and meeting stated criteria does not guarantee admission. Rather, persons who meet stated criteria are guaranteed consideration for admission to the teacher education program. Each student will be given two opportunities to satisfactorily complete each of the following requirements: writing examination, admission interview, and APTTP (basic skills test). An individual may request from the program chairperson or his or her advisor information concerning summative data on the most recent previous admissions.

The undergraduate catalog is published at two-year intervals. Program advising sheets are updated much more frequently and are thus likely to provide the most up-to-date information on degree and other requirements. Students should always obtain the most recent advising sheets, available from academic advisors and in 104 Carmichael Hall. Further information on recommended course sequences should also be obtained from 204 Graves Hall.

Course Hours
General Studies 60

Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. At least 120 hours are required for the degree. See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section.

Courses from areas II, III, and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.

   
Professional Studies 31–34
Students must earn grades of “C” or higher in each of the following professional studies courses. The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses. A student may not enroll in more than the five identified professional studies courses prior to unconditional admission to TEP.
   
BEF/BEP 360 Social and Psychological Foundations of Education 3
BER 450 Assessment of Classroom Learning 3
CRD 412 Improving Reading in Secondary Schools (W) 3
CSE 390 Instruction and Accommodation in Secondary Schools 3
CSE 493 Diversity Block Seminar 1
CSE 489 Clinical Experiences in Secondary Schools 3
CSE 497 Secondary School Internship 9–12
SPE 300 Survey of Special Education and Accommodation Strategies 3
*Discipline-specific CSE methods course 3
 
*Students in these teaching fields take the following course(s). Depending upon teaching field(s) presented, more than one course may be required.
   
Comprehensive science CSE 486
Comprehensive social science CSE 487
English language arts CSE 479
Foreign language CSE 480
Mathematics CSE 483
   
*This is a methods course that is a prerequisite for the internship (formerly called student teaching). The student must be admitted to the teacher education program before this course is taken. Failure to be admitted on time will significantly delay the internship and graduation as well. (CSE 489, CRD 412, BER 450, and methods courses are taken concurrently.) Depending on the teaching field, a student may be required to take an additional CSE 489 and methods course.

Requirements for the Secondary Education (6–12) Teaching Fields

The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must, unless otherwise indicated, be at least 2.75 in these courses.

Teaching Field: (Comprehensive):  
English Language Arts (6–12)
Content major: English
60
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the
overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
   
Choose two courses from the following group (6 hours):  
EN 206 English Literature II 3
EN 207 World Literature I 3
EN 208 World Literature II 3
EN 209 American Literature I 3
*EN 249 African-American Literature 3
   
*EN 249 does not meet the literature sequence for UA Core Curriculum.  
   
Choose one course from the following group (3 hours):  
EN 340 American Literature to 1900 3
EN 341 American Poetry to 1900 3
EN 342 American Fiction to 1900 3
EN 343 British Fiction to 1900 3
EN 345 Nonfiction in English 3
EN 347 English Literature during the Enlightenment 3
EN 348 Romantic Literature 3
EN 349 Victorian Literature 3
   
COM 101 Principles of Human Communication 3
COM 123 Public Speaking 3
CSE 455 Literature for Adolescents 3
CSE 469 Pedagogical Grammar 3
CSE 470 Teaching Writing 3
EN 205 English Literature I 3
EN 210 American Literature II 3
EN 300 Introduction to English Studies 3
EN 321 Linguistic Approaches to English Grammar 3
EN 333 Shakespeare 3
EN 411 Advanced Studies in Multicultural Literature 3
EN 300-level elective 3
EN 400-level elective 3
EN 400-level elective 3
JN 436 Teaching of Journalism
or JN 200 Intro to Journalism
3
TH 113 Voice and Diction
or TH 114 Introduction to Theatre
3
TH 245 Teaching Theatre: Performance
or TH 246 Teaching Theatre: Play Production
3
Foreign language requirement 8

See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section.

Teaching Field: French (6–12) 36
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.  
   
FR 201 Intermediate French I 3
FR 202 Intermediate French II 3
FR 321 French Studies I: Voices of France 3
FR 323 French Studies III: Contemporary France and Francophonie 3
FR 421 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics 3
   
Select two courses from the following group (6 hours):  
FR 361 Introduction to Romance Linguistics 3
FR 461 French Linguistics 3
FR 470 Undergraduate Seminar 3
FR 480 Special Topics 1–3
   
Select two courses from the following group (6 hours)  
FR 341 Survey of French Literature I 3
FR 351 Survey of French Literature II 3
FR 470 Undergraduate Seminar 3
FR 480 Special Topics 1–3
   
FR 331 French Civilization or
FR 431 Contemporary Civilization
3
Advisor-approved FR electives 6
   
Additional advisor-approved electives may be necessary to meet the 120-hour degree requirement.
   
To expand certification in this foreign language field to the P–12 level, students should complete the requirements above and add the following courses:
   
CEE 320 Survey of Elementary Education 3
CEE 365 Literature for Children (K–6) 3
HD 101 Human Development
or HD 301 Child Development: School Age
3
   
Additionally, the internship should be CIE 497, which will be divided between the P–6 and 6–12 levels.
   
See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section.  
   
Courses from areas II, III, and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.

 

Teaching Field: German (6–12) 34–38
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.  
   
GN 101 Elementary German I and 3
GN 102 Elementary German II 3
or GN 103 Accelerated Elementary German 3
GN 201 Intermediate German I 3
GN 202 Intermediate German II 3
GN 361 and GN 362 Intermediate Conversation and
Composition I and II
 
GN 371 and GN 372 German Culture and Civilization  
GN 403 Undergraduate Seminar 3
Approved 300-level or higher GN electives 3
Advisor-approved elective 3
   
A minimum of two advisor-approved literature courses are required.
GN 264, GN 403, GN 404, or topic-appropriate courses are recommended.
   
Additional advisor-approved electives may be necessary to meet the 120-hour degree requirement.
   
To expand certification in this foreign language field to the P–12 level, students should complete the requirements above and add the following courses:
   
CEE 320 Survey of Elementary Education 3
CEE 365 Literature for Children (K–6) 3
HD 101 Human Development
or HD 301 Child Development: School Age
3
   
Additionally, the internship should be CIE 497, which will be divided between the P–6 and 6–12 levels.  
   
See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section.  

 

Teaching Field (Comprehensive): Mathematics (6–12) 48

The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA —must be at least 2.5 in these courses.

A student’s proficiency in the content of MATH 100 Intermediate Algebra, MATH 112 Precalculus Algebra, and MATH 115 Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry will be tested. The scores achieved determine whether a student must complete one or more of these courses as prerequisites for the following coursework in the major. Credit for courses numbered below MATH 125 may be applied to the degree requirements only as elective credit.

   
CS 150 Programming I 2
CSE 401 Technologies for Teaching Secondary Math (C) 3
*CSE 406 Curriculum in Secondary Mathematics 3
MATH 125 Calculus I 4
MATH 126 Calculus II 4
MATH 227 Calculus III 4
MATH 237 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
MATH 238 Applied Differential Equations 3
MATH 301 Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 355 Theory of Probability 3
MATH 403 Advanced Mathematical Connections & Their Development 3
MATH 404 Topics in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers 1
MATH 405 Geometry for Teachers 3
MATH 470 Principles of Modern Algebra I 3
MATH 486 Introduction to Real Analysis I 3
ST 260 Statistical Data Analysis (C) 3
   
*Admission to TEP is required.  
   
See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section.  

 

Teaching Field: General Science (Comprehensive) (6–12)
Content major: Biology
75

The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.5 in these courses.

   
Biology  
BSC 114 Principles of Biology I 3
BSC 115 Biology I Laboratory 1
BSC 116 Principles of Biology II 3
BSC 117 Biology II Laboratory 1
BSC 215 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BSC 216 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BSC 300 Cell Biology 3
BSC 315 Genetics 3
BSC 385 General Ecology 3
Advisor-approved elective(s) in BSC, 300 level or higher 6–8
   
Select one of the following courses 3–4
  • BSC 350 Introduction to Inquiry
  • BSC 397 Undergraduate Research in Biological Sciences
  • BSC 424 Human Physiology
  • BSC 436 Immunology Laboratory
  • BSC 439 Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • BSC 442 Integrated Genomics
  • BSC 467 Bahama Field Stream Restoration
 
   
Select one of the following laboratory electives 2–5
   
CSE 476 Improving Science Teaching through New Technologies (C) 3
MATH 125 Calculus I 4
   
Chemistry  
CH 101 General Chemistry I 4
CH 102 General Chemistry II 4
CH 231 Elementary Organic Chemistry I 3
CH 232 Elementary Organic Chemistry II 3
CH 237 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
   
Physics  
PH 101 General Physics I 4
PH 102 General Physics II 4
   
Integrated Science  
AEM 120 Aerospace Science for Educators 4
GEO 101 The Dynamic Earth 4
   
See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section.  

 

Teaching F ield: (Comprehensive): Social Science (6–12)
Content major: History
63

The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.

   
From general studies students must select  
EC 110 Principles of Microeconomics 3
EC 111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GY 110 Principles of Human Geography
or GY 105 World Regional Geography
3
GY 300+ (advisor approved elective) 3
HY 101 Western Civilization to 1648 4
HY 102 Western Civilization since 1648 3
HY 110 Comparative World Civilizations 3
HY 203 American Civilization to 1865 3
HY 204 American Civilization since 1865 3
HY 300 level or higher (U.S.) 3
HY 300 level or higher (European or British) 3
HY 300 level or higher (Asian or Latin American) 3
HY 300 level or higher electives 12
PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics 3
PSC 203 Comparative Politics 3
PSC Advisor Approved Elective 3
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
   
See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section.  

 

Teaching Field: Spanish (6–12)
Content major: Spanish
39

The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.

   
SP 201 and SP 202 Intermediate Spanish I and II 6
SP 353 Spanish Conversation 3
SP 356 Advanced Grammar and Composition 3
SP 361 Introduction to Romance Linguistics (preferred) or
SP 300-level or higher elective
3
SP 364 Spanish Civilization or
SP 366 Spanish-American Civilization
3
Choose two of the following:
  • SP 371 Survey of Spanish Literature or
    SP 375 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature I
3
  • SP 372 Survey of Spanish Literature or
    SP 376 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature II
3
SP 484 Spanish Phonetics and Syntax 3
SP 491 Cervantes 3
SP 400-level elective 3
Advisor-approved electives 6
   
Additional advisor-approved electives may be necessary to meet the 120-hour degree requirement.
 
To expand certification in this foreign language field to the P–12 level, students should complete the requirements above and add the following courses:
   
CEE 320 Survey of Elementary Education 3
CEE 365 Literature for Children (K–6) 3
HD 101 Human Development
or HD 301 Child Development: School Age
3
   
Additionally, the internship should be CIE 497, which will be divided between the P–6 and 6–12 levels.
 
See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section.

 

Middle-School (4–8) Endorsement On Secondar y (6–12) Certificate

By completing several additional requirements, a student fulfilling the requirements for certification in a secondary school (6–12) teaching field may also obtain middle-school certification in the same field. Those who hold middle-school certification may teach in their subject fields in grades four through eight; they are not eligible, however, to teach in self-contained elementary classrooms. The additional requirements of the middle-school endorsement program may be secured in 104 Carmichael Hall.

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