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ELEMENTARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS (CEE)

Associate Professor Diane Carver Sekeres, Program Coordinator
Office: 208-B 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). 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Admission to TEP and completion of all science requirements.
Corequisites: CEE 366, CEE 478, CEE 496, and KIN 364.

Teaching experiences related to K-6 children’s learning of science, with emphasis on teaching strategies that use inquiry approaches.

CEE 320 Survey of Elementary Education. 3 hours.
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). 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Admission to TEP.
Corequisites: BER 450, CEE 370, 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). 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Admission to TEP and completion of all social science/humanities requirements.
Corequisites: CEE 304, CEE 478, CEE 496, and KIN 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. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Admission to TEP and completion of all English/literature requirements.
Corequisites: BER 450, CEE 365, CEE 380, and CEE 495.

Materials and methods in the teaching of reading, with emphasis on assessment-based instruction and planning a balanced program. Intensive field experience.

CEE 380 Teaching Elementary Mathematics. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Admission to TEP and completion of all mathematics requirements (12 semester hours of MATH 110 or higher. MATH 208, 209, and 210 are recommended.)
Corequisites: BER 450, CEE 365, CEE 370, 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. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Admission to the TEP and completion of all Professional Semesters I, II, and III coursework.
Corequisites: 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. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Admission to TEP and completion of all English/literature requirements.
Corequisites: CEE 304, CEE 366, CEE 496, and KIN 364.

Deepening understanding of the materials and methods for teaching of language arts with emphasis on planning and implementing a writing program. Intensive field experience.

CEE 491 Early Childhood Curriculum & Instruction. 6 hours.
Prerequisite: Admission to TEP and Early Childhood Cohort and completion of Professional Semester II courses.

A foundation in the materials and methods for teaching in early childhood (birth-8) classrooms with an emphasis on child development, assessment, and instruction. Intensive field experience.

CEE 495 Practicum. 4 hours.
Prerequisite: Admission to TEP and completion of all Professional Semester I courses.
Corequisites: BER 450, CEE 365, CEE 370, and CEE 380.

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

CEE 496 Senior Practicum. 4 hours.
Prerequisites: Admission to the TEP and completion of all Professional Semesters I and II coursework.
Co-requisites: CEE 304, CEE 366, CEE 478, KIN 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). 9–12 hours.
Prerequisites: Permission of the department head, senior standing, admission to TEP, a minimum overall and UA GPA of 2.75 for all work attempted, and a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major, and completion of all Professional Semesters I, II, and III coursework.

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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