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2006-2008 Undergraduate Catalog
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Elementary Education Programs (K–6) (CEE)

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

This department requires the completion of at least 120 semester hours as specified below and 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.

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.


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 as follows.

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.

TEP Admission Requirements

Additional Requirements

General Studies (See pp. 181–182) 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 the following 18 hours simultaneously. All required English coursework must have been completed.
Professional Studies
BEF 362 History, Philosophy, and Social Foundations of Education3
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
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 a 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. All required mathematics coursework must be completed prior to Professional Semester 2.
Professional Studies
BER 450 Assessment Practices in Classroom Learning3
Teaching Field
CEE 365 Literature for Children 3
CEE 370 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School3
CEE 380 Teaching Elementary Mathematics 3
CEE 495 Practicum4
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 (W)3
CEE 478 Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School 3
CEE 496 Senior Practicum4
HPE 364 Physical Education for Elementary Schools3
Professional Semester 4
Professional Studies
CEE 401 Managing an Effective Classroom3
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 six semester hours of each section.
Total: 120–122


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

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