Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education - (Day)


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Students who earn this degree are eligible for certification to teach children in grades K-6 or K-8. They also complete a disciplinary concentration. For information on competencies and certification requirements please see the introduction to the Division of Education section.

Education Major Requirements (69-70 credits)


Disciplinary Concentration Courses (15-20 credits)


Students in elementary education, early childhood education, or special education must complete their major by selecting one of the following disciplinary content areas.

ENGLISH (Day) (15 credits)

MATHEMATICS (16-17 credits)

Sciences (19-20 credits)

SOCIAL STUDIES (15 credits)

Note: Either HIS 203 or HIS 204 will be taken to fulfill the Core Requirement.

Courses Needed for Certification


General Education Requirements (42-45 credits)


  • ENG 115 - Expositions and Arguments Credits: 3
  • REL 115 - The Dignity of Creaton: God and the Created Order Credits: 3
  • LNS 108 - Student Success: Campus to Community I Credits: 1
  • LNS 109 - Student Success: Campus to Community II Credits: 1
  • BIO 112 - Stewards of the Living World Credits: 3
  • SL 100 - Serving the World Credits: 1
  • MA 112 - College Algebra Credits: 3
  • Who is My Neighbor?  tudents explore this question in their second and third years.(6 credits)

    • HUM200+ Humanities: Literature, Art, and the Human
      Students take one -200 level interdisciplinary course that addresses a basic human question from the perspectives of the literary, visual, and musical arts. Credits: 3
    • HIS203 Interactions: The West in the World I Credits: 3 or
    • HIS204 Interactions: The West in the World II Credits: 3

    How Shall We Live? Students explore this question in their junior and senior years. (6 credits)

    • Religion: Faith, Religion, and Social Justice Credits: 3
      Students take one Religion course developed with this theme at its center.
    • Philosophy: Ethics, Values, and Moral Choices Credits: 3
      Students take one Philosophy course developed with this theme at its center.

    What, then, Shall We Do?  tudents explore this question in their junior or senior year. (3 credits)

    • Capstone: Justice and Global Responsibility Credits: 3
      Students take one of a number of offerings under Justice and Global Responsibility. This seminar serves as the culmination of the Common Core. Informed by problem-solving pedagogy, this seminar enhances the student’s connection with the Catholic vision of the University by focusing on justice and global responsibility.

    Area Distribution Courses: The Core Complement
    Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)

    • One course from: English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religious Studies Credits: 3
    • One course from: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology Credits: 3

    Mathematics and Natural Sciences (6 credits)

    • One course in Mathematics:  MA112 College Algebra or above Credits: 3
    • One course from: Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physical Science Credits: 3-4

    Culture through Language (6 credits)
    Students must demonstrate university-level introductory competency in a language other than English.

General Electives (9 credits)


Degree Requirements (minimum 120 credits)


SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN


Elementary Education, Bachelor of Arts

Year 1 - Fall

Year 1 - Spring

ENG115

FYS: Expositions & Arguments

3 cr

REL115

FYS: God & Created Order

3 cr

ED108

Human Development/Learning

3 cr

ED102

Issues/Influences in Ed*        

3 cr 

___ ___

Gen Ed/Cert course (MA or HIS)

3 cr

___ ___

Gen Ed/Cert course (MA or HIS)

3 cr

___ ___

BIO112 or CHE or PHY

3 cr

___ ___

BIO112 or CHE or PHY

3 cr

___ ___

Modern Language I

3 cr

___ ___

Modern Language II

3 cr

LNS108

WC: Student Success I

1 cr

LNS109 

WC: Student Success II

1 cr

 

 

16

 

 

16

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

ED110

Teaching, Technology Learning Env.*

3 cr

ED285

Fundamentals of Math I*

  3 cr

___ ___

Disciplinary/Concentration Course

3 cr

___ ___

Disciplinary/Concentration Course

3 cr

BIO112

Stewards of the Living World

3 cr

___ ___

Social Science Elective

3 cr

MA ___

Math 112 or above

3 cr

HUM200

Literature, Art & Human

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective  

3 cr

___ ___

Humanities Elective

3 cr

SL100

SL: Serving the World

1 cr

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

15

Year 3 - Fall

Year 3 - Spring

ED286

Fundamentals of Math II*

3 cr

ED290

Fostering Literacy I*

3 cr

ED360

Integrated Methods I

3 cr

ED325

Assessment Informed Instr.*

3 cr

ED370

Instruction & Accountability I*

3 cr

___ ___

Disciplinary/Concentration Course

3 cr

___ ___

Disciplinary/Concentration Course

3 cr

JYS___

Junior Year Seminar

3 cr

REL ___

Religion Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Humanities Elective

3 cr

 

 

15

 

 

15

Year 4 - Fall

Year 4 - Spring

ED291

Fostering Literacy II

3 cr

ED420

Student Teaching/Seminar  

12 cr

ED361

Integrated Methods II          

3 cr

ED406

Family/Community Rel’s

3 cr

___ ___

Disciplinary/Concentration Course

3 cr

 

 

 

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

 

 

 

___ ___

Natural Sciences Elective

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

15

* Early Field Experience (EFE) courses are 25 hours for a total of 200 hours

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