Elementary Education: PK-4

About the Concentration

Bachelor of Science Degree: 180.5 quarter credits

This certification option within the BS in Elementary Education enables teachers to work with children in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 1 through 4 (ages 3-9) across subject areas. Required competencies are covered in areas such as child development, language development, early literacy and math foundations for preschool years, early intervention, integrating the arts for the developing child, and family and community partnerships.

Additional Information

For more information about the program, visit the School of Education website.

Degree Requirements

General Education/Content Requirements
BIO 100Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology3.0
BIO 101Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution3.0
CHEM 111General Chemistry I4.0
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
ENVS 260Environmental Science and Society3.0
HIST 276The History of Philadelphia3.0
MATH 181Mathematical Analysis I3.0
MATH 182Mathematical Analysis II3.0
MATH 183Mathematical Analysis III3.0
MUSC 130Introduction to Music3.0
PHYS 151Applied Physics3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
PSY 320 [WI] Educational Psychology3.0
PSY 330Cognitive Psychology3.0
SOC 335Sociology of Education I3.0
UNIV T101The Drexel Experience2.0
English elective course between 200-3293.0
Nutrition elective *3.0
Free electives **30.0
Pedagogy Requirements
EDUC 101Foundations in Education I: A Historical and Philosophical Perspective3.0
EDUC 105Freshman Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 120Child Development I: Typical Development3.0
EDUC 121Child Development II: Atypical Development3.0
EDEX 142Special Education Foundations3.0
EDUC 205Sophomore Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 210Early Language Development3.0
EDUC 216Diversity and Today's Teacher3.0
EDUC 236Early Literacy I3.0
EDEX 244Inclus Prac for Excep Students3.0
EDEX 246Lit & Content Skill Dev PreK-83.0
EDUC 265Instructing English Language Learners3.0
EDUC 305Junior Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 306Assessment of Young Children I3.0
EDUC 307Assessment of Young Children II4.0
EDUC 314Science Teaching Methods3.0
EDUC 317Math Methods and Content: Early Childhood3.0
EDUC 318Math Methods & Content: Elementary3.0
EDUC 324Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction3.0
EDUC 325Multimedia in Instructional Design3.0
EDUC 326 [WI] Language Arts Processes3.0
EDUC 335Engaging the Learner3.0
EDUC 336Early Literacy II3.0
EDUC 338Expressive Arts for PK-43.0
EDUC 355Social Studies Teaching Methods3.0
EDUC 405Senior Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 411Family and Community Partnerships3.0
Student Teaching Experience
EDUC 410Student Teaching9.0
Total Credits180.0

*

NFS 101 is the recommended Nutrition elective.

**

Students wishing to receive PA Teacher Certification upon graduation in the area of Elementary Education should take EDUC 475 Conflict Resolution and Prevention School Violence as an elective.



Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.


Elementary PK-4 Concentration: Plan of Study

 

4 YR UG Co-op Concentration

Term 1Credits
EDUC 101Foundations in Education I: A Historical and Philosophical Perspective3.0
EDUC 105Freshman Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 120Child Development I: Typical Development3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 181Mathematical Analysis I3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV T101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 2
BIO 100Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology3.0
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
EDUC 105Freshman Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 121Child Development II: Atypical Development3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
MATH 182Mathematical Analysis II3.0
UNIV T101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 3
EDEX 142Special Education Foundations3.0
EDUC 105Freshman Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 314Science Teaching Methods3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
MATH 183Mathematical Analysis III3.0
NFS 101Introduction to Nutrition & Food3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
BIO 101Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution3.0
EDEX 244Inclus Prac for Excep Students3.0
EDUC 205Sophomore Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 236Early Literacy I3.0
ENGL 200 Through ENGL 399 3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 5
EDUC 265Instructing English Language Learners3.0
EDUC 317Math Methods and Content: Early Childhood3.0
EDUC 326 [WI] Language Arts Processes3.0
HIST 276The History of Philadelphia3.0
PHYS 151Applied Physics3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 6
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
EDEX 246Lit & Content Skill Dev PreK-83.0
EDUC 210Early Language Development3.0
EDUC 216Diversity and Today's Teacher3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 7
CHEM 111General Chemistry I4.0
EDUC 305Junior Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 324Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction3.0
EDUC 325Multimedia in Instructional Design3.0
PSY 320 [WI] Educational Psychology3.0
SOC 335Sociology of Education I3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 8
EDUC 306Assessment of Young Children I3.0
EDUC 318Math Methods & Content: Elementary3.0
EDUC 335Engaging the Learner3.0
EDUC 355Social Studies Teaching Methods3.0
ENVS 260Environmental Science and Society3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
EDUC 307Assessment of Young Children II4.0
EDUC 336Early Literacy II3.0
Free Electives9.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 10
EDUC 338Expressive Arts for PK-43.0
EDUC 405Senior Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 411Family and Community Partnerships3.0
MUSC 130Introduction to Music3.0
PSY 330Cognitive Psychology3.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 11
EDUC 410Student Teaching9.0
Free Elective 3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 12
Free Electives 13.0
 Term Credits13.0
Total Credit: 180.0


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