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Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education

In addition to seeking an Educator Credential and Standard Instructional Certificate, Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education candidates will pursue the All Subjects K-8 endorsement and one Middle Level grade band endorsement selected from the fields listed below. 
 
Middle Level Endorsements, Grade 5-9
       English
       History
       Mathematics, Basic
       Middle Level Science
       Middle Level Social Studies
 
Objective: Candidates will pursue a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and receive an institutional recommendation toward an instructional certificate and endorsement.  
 
Requirements: 15 credits in Professional Education; 36 credits in Elementary Education Core; 34 credits in Liberal Arts Core; General Education requirements for graduation (see University Undergraduate Degree Requirements); credits for middle level endorsement field requirements.
 

Elementary Education Degree, All Endorsements (5-9)

Courses indicated with ** must be completed at Northwest Nazarene University
All Professional Education, Elementary Education Core, and Liberal Arts Core courses require a grade of  B-  or higher.

Professional Education Core: 15 credits

EDUC2005 APP-Education Orientation (0) **
EDUC1125 Foundations of Teaching (3)**
EDUC2250 Cultural Diversity in Education (2)
EDUC2555 Innovative Instruction (3)**
EDUC3155 Education of Exceptional Children (3)
EDUC3165 Learning and The Brain (3)
EDUC4955 Seminar/Capstone (1)**

Elementary Education Core:  36 credits

EDUC3005 Mathematics Lab for Elementary Teachers (2)**
EDUC3245 Classroom Management in K-8 Classrooms (3)**
EDUC3255 Fundamentals of Reading (3)**
EDUC3265 Content Literacy in K-8 Classrooms (3)**
EDUC3315 Teaching English Language Learners (1)
EDUC4435 Teaching the Whole Child (1)**
EDUC4905 Student Teaching in Elementary Schools (11)**
or EDUC4865 Student Teaching in Middle/Junior High School (11) **
EDUC4465 Assessment and Intervention in Reading (3)**
EDUC4545 Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts in the Elementary Classroom (4)**
EDUC4555 Methods of Teaching Science and Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom (4)**
EDUC4815 Elementary School Start-Up (1)**

Liberal Arts Core: 34 credits

Literature (8)
ENGL1035 University Writing and Research (3)
ENGL2120 English Grammar and Usage (2)
ENGL3740W Children's Literature (3)
History (6)
U.S. History (3)
Non-U.S. History (3)
Mathematics (6)
MATH2010 Fundamental Mathematical Structures I (3)
MATH2020 Fundamental Mathematical Structures II (3)
Social Science (6)
GEOG1050 Introduction to Geography (3)
EDUC3165 Learning and the Brain (3)
or Educational Psychology (3)

Natural Science (8)
BIOL1015 Introduction to Biology (3); and
BIOL1015L Introduction to Biology Lab (1)
PHYS1010 Introduction to Physical Science (3); and
PHYS1010L Introduction to Physical Science Lab (1)

Middle Level Endorsement Fields

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education requires the completion of one endorsement field, grades 5-9.  Endorsement courses require a grade of C, or higher, excluding Teaching Methods and the Liberal Arts Core courses listed in the endorsement requirements. Teaching Methods and Liberal Arts Core courses require a grade of B- or higher.  Courses indicated with ** must be completed at Northwest Nazarene University

English Endorsement (5-9) 

Requirements: 23 credits, including 3 credits in methods and 8 credits in liberal arts
Liberal Arts: 8 credits
ENGL2120 English Grammar and Usage (2)
ENGL3015 Topics in Writing and Literature, or W Elective (3)
ENGL3740W Children's Literature (3)
Additional requirements: 15 credits
Literary Theory and Criticism (3)
American Literature (3)
British Literature (3) 
Multi-Cultural or World Literature (3)
ENGL3010 Teaching English in Secondary Schools (3) **

Mathematics Basic Endorsement (5-9) 

Requirements: 20 credits, including 2 credits in methods and 6 credits in liberal arts
Liberal Arts: 6 credits
MATH2010 Fundamental Mathematical Structures I (3)
MATH2020 Fundamental Mathematical Structures II (3)
Additional Requirements: 14 credits
MATH1300 College Algebra or higher (3)
MATH1400 Trigonometry or higher (3)
MATH2240 Elementary Statistics or higher (3)
MATH3570 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School (2) **
One course selected from the following:
2000 Level or Higher Mathematics Elective (3)
Computer Science elective (3)

History Endorsement (5-9) 

Requirements: 20 credits, including 2 credits in methods and 6 credits in liberal arts
Liberal Arts: 6 credits
U.S. History (3) 
Non-U.S. History (3)
Additional Requirements: 14 credits
U.S History (3)
Non-U.S. History (3)
Political Science or American Government (3)
Additional History Elective (3)
HIST3580 Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School (2) **

Social Studies Middle Level Endorsement (5-9) 

Requirements: 20 credits, including 2 credits in methods, and 9 credits in liberal arts
Liberal Arts: 9 credits
Geography (3) 
U.S. History (3)
World History course (3)
Additional Requirements:  11 credits
Economics, Political Science, or American Government (6)
Additional Geography Elective (3)
HIST3580 Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School (2)  **

Science Middle Level Endorsement (5-9) 

Requirements: 26 credits, including 2 credits in methods and 8 credits in liberal arts
Liberal Arts: 8 credits (courses repeated in discipline categories below)
BIOL1015 Introduction to Biology (3); and
BIOL1015L Introduction to Biology Lab (1)
PHYS1010 Introduction to Physical Science (3); and
PHYS1010L Introduction to Physical Science Lab (1)
Additional Requirement: 18 credits
Biology courses with labs (4)
Earth Science courses with labs (8)
Physical Science courses with labs (4)
BIOL3640 Teaching Science in the Secondary School (2) **