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Integrated Elementary and Special Education B.A.Sc.

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College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2023
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 130
  • Required credits within the major: 114
  • This program is 9 terms (4½ years) long.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
Successful completion of the bachelors of applied science (B.A.Sc.) degree from the Integrated Elementary and Special Education (IESE) program prepares students to teach in the areas of K-6 elementary education and K-12 special education in the areas of learning disabilities, emotional behavior disorders, autism spectrum, developmental cognitive delay, and other health impairments within the mild to moderate range. This multi-categorical special education license is called Academic and Behavioral Strategist (ABS). The major meets Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board licensure requirements for teaching Elementary Education (K -Grade 6) and Special Education: Academic Behavioral Strategist (K-Grade 12) in Minnesota. The major also provides a good foundation for programs leading to licensure as an elementary principal or school counselor, employment in public and private schools, as well as correctional settings, human service agencies, hospital-based settings, and private practice. An effective teacher should possess a broad background in liberal and professional education. This professional program focuses on the structure of the various disciplines: the child as learner, the learning environment, diverse learners, teaching strategies in both elementary and special education clinical experience settings. All students complete a common core of courses in elementary and special education with emphasis in theory and teaching strategies in literacy and language arts, math, social studies, science, classroom and behavior management, assessment, and academic intervention. Elementary and special education licensure requirements are established by the state of Minnesota and guided by national standards. Those requirements change periodically. For this reason, all IESE majors should maintain contact with their advisor as they advance through the program. Students should utilize a What-if APAS Report as the official tool to see all requirements for degree completion. Due to the complexity of the admission to the block process, students are strongly encouraged to meet with their assigned academic advisor on a regular basis to establish a plan for program completion.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.70 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.70 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.70 transferring from outside the University
Students entering the Integrated Elementary & Special Education license program are bound by the policies in effect at the time of application; admission is based on criteria established by the UMD Department of Education, consistent with MN policies as established by the MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). Students must complete the following to be eligible for admission to Block coursework: a minimum 2.7 major and cumulative GPA, lower division and upper division coursework with a grade of C- or better, liberal education requirements, advanced writing and all requirements online at: https://z.umn.edu/ieseapplication. Application for admission is due the 6th Friday of the semester prior to starting Block I. Application can be completed fall or spring semester prior to starting the blocks.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Learning in Community (1 cr)
The Learning in Community requirement will be waived for transfer students with at least 30 credits taken post high school and for UMD students who started in a UMD program where this was not required. First-year students who have completed 30 PSEO credits may request a waiver to the studentís primary college.
UST 1000 - Learning in Community (1.0-2.0 cr)
or EHS 1000 - Into the World [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
or ES 1000 - Global Cultural Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
or LING 1000 - Language and Culture in the U.S. What does it Mean to Speak American [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
or PSY 1100 - Living Your Best Life: Applying Positive Psychology [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Advanced Writing (3 cr)
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services (3.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Foundations for Education (27 cr)
ART 2810 - Art in Elementary Education [LE CAT, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
CSD 2230 - Introduction to Human Communication Disorders [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
ECH 2025 - Brain Development: Environments and Relationships [SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
EDUC 2000 - Technology for Teaching and Learning (3.0 cr)
IESE 1010 - Introduction to Elementary & Special Education: Inclusive & Anti-Racist Schooling (3.0 cr)
MATH 1140 - Mathematics for Elementary Education I [LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1142 - Mathematics for Elementary Education II (3.0 cr)
IESE 2001 - Diversity and Education Implications (3.0 cr)
or EDUC 1100 - Human Diversity [LE CAT, LECD C, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Core (12 cr)
AHS 3300 - Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School (3.0 cr)
IESE 3331 - Children's Literature in the Elementary School (3.0 cr)
MU 3600 - Music in the Elementary Classroom (3.0 cr)
SPED 4433 - Foundations in Special Education (3.0 cr)
General Requirements
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program or its approved equivalent.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits completed in compliance with University of Minnesota Duluth academic policies with credit limits (e.g., Satisfactory/Non-Satisfactory Grading Policy, Credit for Prior Learning, etc).
  4. At least 30 semester credits must be earned through UMD, and 15 of the last 30 credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. At least half of upper-division (3xxx-level or higher) credits that satisfy major requirements (major requirements includes all courses required for the major, including courses in a subplan) through UMD.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. For certificate programs, at least 3 upper-division credits that satisfy requirements for the certificate must be taken through UMD. If the program does not require upper division credits students must take at least one course from the certificate program from UMD.
  8. The minimum cumulative University of Minnesota (UMN) GPA required for graduation is 2.00 and includes only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UMN GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major, minor, and certificate. No academic unit may impose a higher GPA standard to graduate.
  9. Diploma, transcripts, licensure, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. Compliance with general regulations governing granting of degrees. 2. Students are expected to make satisfactory progress each semester, including grades of C- or better in all courses required in the major. Students must complete all courses on the A-F grading basis, with the exception of student teaching, earn a grade of C- or better and also successfully achieve all standards aligned with the assignments in each course. 3. Maintain a minimum 2.7 cumulative and major GPA. 4. Demonstrate acceptable professional performance, including dispositions and teaching skills, in clinical experiences; candidate proficiency is assessed throughout the teacher preparation courses by University faculty, University supervisors, and the cooperating teachers in all clinical experiences. The field experience and student teaching assessment forms include knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are aligned to institutional and standards for all clinical experiences. 5. Abide by the MN PELSB and UMD Dept. of Education Code of Ethics. 6. Background Checks: students are required to obtain an approved background check every three years prior to placement in field experience, practicum, or student teaching in schools and agencies. Proof of complete background check is required prior to any experience in public school and agency settings. Students are required to keep a printed copy of the background check to provide to the school or agency, if necessary. 7. Liability Insurance: students are required to have professional liability insurance purchased through the Education Minnesota Student Membership annually while they are completing clinical experiences. Students can purchase the liability insurance online at: https://z.umn.edu/edmnstudentmembership. A paper copy of the liability insurance MUST be provided to the UMD Department of Education when signing the placement agreement each term. 8. Seek out advising each term with an assigned advisor throughout your college career to ensure you are on track for program completion. 9. Adhere to university policies regarding attendance. In addition to the listed expectations, students must abide by all university policies (http://d.umn.edu/academic-affairs/academic-policies). 10. Students are required to complete a program clearance process as part of the student teaching application to review their degree status with their advisor and the CEHSP ALFE office. Student teaching applications are due the 4th Friday of the semester. Learn more online at: https://z.umn.edu/studentteach. Students must have grades of C- or better in all required courses, and meet the required GPA in the major to be eligible for student teaching. 11. Recommendation for licensure is based on successful completion of all program-related courses; demonstration of satisfactory outcomes required by the program; acceptable performance in clinical experiences, including student teaching (including final student teaching assessments); submission of the edTPA, completion of UMD Dept. of Education graduate exit survey, and successful completion of all tests required by PELSB.
Block Requirements (71 cr)
Application for admission to the blocks must be submitted by the 6th Friday of the fall and spring semester. Applications are available online at: https://z.umn.edu/ieseapplication. Application for admission can be completed fall or spring semester prior to starting the blocks.
Block 1 (17 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. Students must have personal liability insurance and approved background check while in field placement settings. Application to the blocks must be completed one semester prior to starting Block 1. Learn more online at: https://z.umn.edu/ieseapplication
IESE 3325 - Foundations of Literacy and Language (3.0 cr)
IESE 4366 - Teaching Elementary Social Studies I (3.0 cr)
SPED 4310 - Response to Intervention in the General Education Classroom (3.0 cr)
SPED 4381 - Classroom and Behavior Management (4.0 cr)
SPED 4435 - Parent and Professional Communication and Collaboration (4.0 cr)
Block 2 (16 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. Students must have personal liability insurance and approved background check while in field placement settings.
EDUC 4347 - Second Language Acquisition & ELL: How Second Languages are Learned & Methods for Teaching (2.0 cr)
IESE 3355 - Critical Thinking Elementary Mathematics Methods I (2.0 cr)
IESE 4344 - Teaching Science and Environmental Education I (3.0 cr)
IESE 4367 - Teaching Elementary Social Studies II (2.0 cr)
SPED 4204 - Assessment in the General and Special Education Classroom (4.0 cr)
SPED 4452 - Academic Interventions for Students with Disabilities (3.0 cr)
Block 3 (14 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. Students must have personal liability insurance and approved background check while working in field placement settings. Application for student teaching must be made by the 4th Friday of the semester before student teaching. Course deficiencies on Program Clearance Summary form must be addressed with academic advisor. It is recommended, immediately following the completion of Block 3 prior to starting Block 4 take the MTLE Content and Pedagogy exams.
EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students (3.0 cr)
IESE 3326 - Advanced Literacy & Language: Designing & Implementing a Comprehensive Literacy Program (3.0 cr)
IESE 3356 - Elementary Mathematics Methods II (3.0 cr)
IESE 4346 - Teaching Science & Environmental Education II (2.0 cr)
SPED 4585 - Individual Education Plans: Development and Implementation (3.0 cr)
Block 4 (12 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. Application for SPED student teaching must be made by the 4th Friday of this semester. Liability insurance and approved background check must be complete. Students must have grades of C- or better in all required courses & meet the required GPA in the major to be eligible for student teaching. Students must register for ELED 4600 for 12 credits. Students must complete and submit the edTPA for scoring as outlined in the course requirements of ELED 4600.
ELED 4600 - Student Teaching (6.0-12.0 cr)
Block 5 (12 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. Students must have personal liability insurance and approved background check while working in field placement settings. Students must have grades of C- or better in all required courses, and meet the required GPA in the major to be eligible for student teaching. Students must register for SPED 4600 for 9 credits.
SPED 4455 - Transitional Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities (3.0 cr)
SPED 4600 - Student Teaching (1.0-12.0 cr)
 
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UST 1000 - Learning in Community
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: EHS 1000/UST 1000/ ES 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 1000.
EHS 1000 - Into the World (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EHS 1000/UST 1000/ ES 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course fulfills the UST 1000 requirement. Facilitates the transition into college learning and student life at UMD and the College of Education and Human Service Professions. Introduces the promise and peril of global challenges in the 21st century and relates these challenges to local communities. pre-req: 1st semester CEHSP student
ES 1000 - Global Cultural Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course fulfills the UST 1000 requirement. This course explores the global cultural context of sustainability while facilitating the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Examine the topic of environmental sustainability through the context of global culture and affairs. Explore different cultural approaches to solving environmental issues, compare and contrast these approaches with those taken in the US. Investigate the concept of outsourcing with respect to the peoples and ecosystems that are impacted by the practice. pre-req: less than 30 credits earned
LING 1000 - Language and Culture in the U.S. What does it Mean to Speak American (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course fulfills the UST 1000 requirement. Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD while simultaneously fulfilling other core requirements. Examines the topic of Cultural Diversity in the U.S. through the context of language and dialect in American English. Explores the impact language has on the broad spectrum of American culture, and conversely, the ways in which various American cultures and their diverse heritages have influenced the many ways language is spoken in the United States. Investigates concepts of linguistic competency, perceptions and biases toward language, power structures manifested in language, and influences of class, race, ethnicity, and heritage on spoken language. pre-req: less than 30 credits
PSY 1100 - Living Your Best Life: Applying Positive Psychology (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course fulfills the UST 1000 requirement. Facilitate the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD; applications of positive psychology across cultures and positive behavior change; the examination of diverse perspectives in positive psychology; the promotion of student well-being, community and inclusivity, and time- and stress-management techniques. pre-req: less than 30 credits
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study of writing for those invested in the disciplines of education and other fields related to human services. Exploration of academic and professional rhetorical situations. Practice with research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of documents in multiple genres for multiple audiences. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC or AA completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned or in progress
ART 2810 - Art in Elementary Education (LE CAT, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Instructional problems relating to the growth and development of artistic expression in children. Studio experience relating to elementary art curriculum. prereq: pre-Elementary education major
CSD 2230 - Introduction to Human Communication Disorders (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Receptive and expressive human communication disorders. Importance of communication to human behavior; influence that communication disorders exert on broad spectrum of human activities. Professional roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
ECH 2025 - Brain Development: Environments and Relationships (SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will address issues related to early brain development and the biological underpinnings of early emotional and cognitive development with attention to the impacts relationships and environments have on developing brain architecture. Current research in areas of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and developmental trauma will be explored with attention to mitigating long-term effects through trauma informed care. A biological view of attachment, social vulnerability, language, reading, math, and creativity will also be explored.
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Survey of educational institutions and practices used in different sectors of society. Historical and philosophical foundations of American education.
EDUC 2000 - Technology for Teaching and Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Using technology tools to enhance student learning in kindergarten through grade 6, including interactive whiteboards, tablet computers, other technology tools. Creating, teaching and assessing lessons; differentiating instruction with technology. prereq: minimum 12 credits
IESE 1010 - Introduction to Elementary & Special Education: Inclusive & Anti-Racist Schooling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This is an introductory course to the elementary and special education teaching profession. Topics include: developing a reflective teaching practice, inclusive teaching practices, anti-racist pedagogy, special education, and teaching as a profession. prereq: Pre elementary education student
MATH 1140 - Mathematics for Elementary Education I (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Subject matter for effective elementary school teaching. Problem solving and structure of number systems. pre-req: IESE major and Math ACT 18/SAT 480 or a grade of C or higher in Math 103; credit will not be granted if already received for Math 1141.
MATH 1142 - Mathematics for Elementary Education II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Part two of subject matter for effective elementary school teaching. Properties of geometric figures, probability, statistics. prereq: 1140
IESE 2001 - Diversity and Education Implications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examines issues of diversity related to planning instruction, classroom management, integrated and exploratory curriculum, utilization of technology, community resources, structured service learning and humanizing classroom environments. prereq: minimum 30 credits; Pre-IESE Candidate, 1010; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 2001
EDUC 1100 - Human Diversity (LE CAT, LECD C, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Cultural, physical, socially constructed, and psychological differences in people. Social, political, and economic implications of human diversity in modern society. Field experience required for course completion in community agency.
AHS 3300 - Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Developing health and physical education programs for the elementary school classroom teacher. Emphasis on planning appropriate health and physical education lessons and teaching developmental movement experiences. prereq: IESE Major, successful completion of IESE 1010; credit will not be granted if already received for AHS 3300.
IESE 3331 - Children's Literature in the Elementary School
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The focus of this course is on literature for children, the criteria for selecting books and non-book materials for use in the elementary school, and the integration of children's trade books across the curriculum. prereq: Pre-IESE, Sophomore standing, IESE 1010 and ECH 2025; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 3331.
MU 3600 - Music in the Elementary Classroom
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Functional skills, methods, and materials for teaching music in elementary school classrooms: Music notation, elements of music, philosophies and methodologies, curriculum design and implementation, integrated arts experiences. prereq: Successful completion of IESE 1010; credit will not be granted if already received for MU 1601 and 3601
SPED 4433 - Foundations in Special Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: SpEd 4433/5433
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This is a foundational course in special education focusing on an overview of children with disabilities. Special emphasis will be placed on characteristics of exceptional children, the legal aspects of educating students with disabilities, and assessment, instructional, and collaborative strategies. prereq: pre-IESE major or IESE major or pre-UECH major or UECH major or post bac brad or special education minor or DAPE minor, no grad credit
IESE 3325 - Foundations of Literacy and Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In the first of three required literacy courses, the teach candidates are introduced to the principles of comprehensive, scientifically-based literacy (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) instruction that includes phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary development, and comprehension. Field experience is required for course completion. prereq: Admission to the IESE program, successful completion of IESE 3331; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 3325
IESE 4366 - Teaching Elementary Social Studies I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of the content and organization of social studies in elementary schools; planning instruction for diverse students; understanding and improving the learning situation and effective use of materials emphasizing historical and civil discourses. Field experience is reuired for course completion. pre-req: Admission to IESE program; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 4366
SPED 4310 - Response to Intervention in the General Education Classroom
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Understanding the use of the response to intervention (RtI) procedure to identify students with learning disabilities. Use of formal and informal assessment processes for monitoring progress to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals and apply child response data to important educational decisions. Students will identify valid research-based interventions and their application in educational settings. Field experience is required for course completion. prereq: Admission to IESE program or post bac special education; credit will not be granted if already received for 5310
SPED 4381 - Classroom and Behavior Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: SpEd 4381/5381
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Classroom management and behavior change for P-12 students; identification and assessment of problem behaviors; proactive and reactive strategies for managing disruptive behavior; application of applied behavior analysis to modifying behaviors; legal and ethical issues in behavior change. Concurrent with 5381. Field experience required for course completion for students in the major. prereq: 4433, Admission to IESE program or postbac sped; no grad credit
SPED 4435 - Parent and Professional Communication and Collaboration
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: SpEd 4435/5435
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Group process, problem solving, decision-making, collaboration, and teamwork applied to the special education process. Techniques for working with parents, professionals, paraprofessionals, and community agencies when planning and implementing Individualized Education Plans. Field experience is required for course completion for students in the major. prereq: 4433, 45 cr, postbac or sped minor or instructor consent, no grad credit
EDUC 4347 - Second Language Acquisition & ELL: How Second Languages are Learned & Methods for Teaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
English language learns are increasing as a significant demographic in US P-16 classrooms. This course provides a theoretical and research-based introduction to Second Language Acquisition, including description of theoretical, pedagogical and policy issues. Candidate will learn classroom methodology for instruction ELL, and best practices for developing literacy skills in diverse classrooms, with attention to oral, written, academic literacy, and reading comprehension. Field experience is required for course completion. prereq: Admission to IESE program and successful completion of Block One courses and associated field experience; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 4347
IESE 3355 - Critical Thinking Elementary Mathematics Methods I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
First in a two-semester component required of all students planning to teach elementary education in the area of mathematics. Through discussion, projects, and reflection on readings we will study the nature of mathematics, how children learn mathematics, and how to most effectively teach and assess mathematics. Field experience is required for course completion. prereq: Admission to the IESE program and successful completion of Block One courses and associated field experience; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 3355
IESE 4344 - Teaching Science and Environmental Education I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is the first method course of elementary science teacher preparation. The emphasis of ELED 4344 is on enriching content knowledge, increasing confidence, as well as developing appropriate instructional skills, strategies, and attitudes for being a science teacher. Students will participate in extensive field experiences, learn and apply recommended methods for science instruction based on research and theory, and reflect upon their personal development and ability. Field experience is required for course completion. prereq: Admission to IESE program and successful completion of Block One courses and associated field experience; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 4344
IESE 4367 - Teaching Elementary Social Studies II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Exploring inquiry-based models of instruction in social studies planning instruction for diverse students; conceptualizing and planning instructional units; and effective use of an array of instructional materials. Field experience is required for course completion. prereq: Admission to IESE program and successful completion of Block One courses and associated field experience; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 4367
SPED 4204 - Assessment in the General and Special Education Classroom
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: SpEd 4204/5204
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Exploration of topics in responsive and responsible assessment of student learning. Candidates will be introduced to use of assessment strategies and making decisions about exceptionality, eligibility, and educational programming. Topics include types of assessment strategies, large-scale and high stakes testing, rubrics, checklists and other evaluative tools and techniques. Field experience required for course completion for students in the major. prereq: SPED 4433, admission to IESE program and successful completion of Block One courses and associated field experience or SPED post bac, no grad credit
SPED 4452 - Academic Interventions for Students with Disabilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: SpEd 4452/5452
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Understanding various models for teaching students with reading, writing, or math difficulties; development of intervention plan based on assessment and observation. Field experience required for course completion for students in the major. prereq: SPED 4433, admission to IESE program and successful completion of Block One courses and associated field experience or SPED postbac or SPED minor or instructor consent
EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EDUC 3381/EDUC 4381
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of contemporary and historical Indian education; evaluation of attitudes toward Indian students: direct interaction with Indian parents and students; development of culturally sensitive teaching plans; specific cultural characteristics of indigenous groups; examination of American Indian outcomes. Field experience is required for course completion, prereq: EDSE 4100 or Admission to IESE program and successful completion of Blocks One and Two courses and associated field experiences, no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received credit for EDUC 5381.
IESE 3326 - Advanced Literacy & Language: Designing & Implementing a Comprehensive Literacy Program
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Second in a sequence of three literacy courses, this course is designed to prepare teacher candidates to create and implement comprehensive and scientifically based literacy instruction in elementary school classrooms. Field experience is required for course completion. prereq: Admission to IESE program and successful completion of Blocks One and Two courses and associated field experiences; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 3326
IESE 3356 - Elementary Mathematics Methods II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Second in a two-semester component required of all students planning to obtain certification to teach mathematics at the elementary level. Through discussion, projects, and reflections on readings we will study the nature of mathematics as it related to social justice, how to most effectively teach and assess mathematics, and the different ways to grade mathematics. Field experience is required for course completion. prereq: Admission to IESE program and successful completion of Blocks One and Two courses and associated field experiences; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 3356
IESE 4346 - Teaching Science & Environmental Education II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced methods course of elementary science teacher preparation. Emphasis on designing curriculum, using appropriate teaching methodologies and assessments to measure student learning, as well as developing attitudes for being a science teacher. Presentation of contemporary perspectives in science education and finding solutions to problems in the classroom from the reform initiatives. Field experience is required for course completion. prereq: Admission to IESE program and successful completion of Blocks One and Two courses and associated field experiences; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 4346
SPED 4585 - Individual Education Plans: Development and Implementation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: SpEd 4585/5585
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Historical perspective of the Individual Education Plan (IEP), its professional significance in education and the impact of the IEP on students and teachers in special education. Explores procedural guidelines, develop an IEP based on best practice. Field experience is rewquired for course completion. prereq: Admission to IESE program and successful completion of Blocks One and Two courses and associated field experiences, no grad credit
ELED 4600 - Student Teaching
Credits: 6.0 -12.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Demonstrating competence in developing, implementing, and assessing curriculum based on learners' needs and district, state and national standards, exhibiting classroom and behavioral management skills, and collaborating with specialist. Consideration of issues related to the professional status and activity of teachers with reference to philosophical foundations, communication, job seeking skills, and professional organization will be interwoven. prereq: Successful completion of Blocks One, Two, and Three courses and associated field experiences, admission to Student Teaching, no grad credit
SPED 4455 - Transitional Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: SpEd 4455/5455
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Assessment procedures, planning and instructional methods to help students with disabilities make the transition from school to postsecondary training, education, and employment. Field experience required for course completion. prereq: Successful completion of Block Four, which is Student Teaching in a general education setting or postback or instructor consent, no grad credit
SPED 4600 - Student Teaching
Credits: 1.0 -12.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Observational, evaluative, and instructional experience with students with disabilities in K-12 settings. pre-req: Successful completion of Block Four, which is Student Teaching in a general education setting, or postbac or instructor consent. No grad credit.