Elementary Education - Upper Elementary Grades 3 - 6 (A)
A candidate in the Upper Elementary program will become certified to teach in grades 3 - 6 upon completion of the program and a passing score on the corresponding Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC). The program standards are defined by the State of Michigan and are as follows:
Professional Standards: P.1. Learner - Center Supports, P.2. Ethics and Professional Growth, and P.3. Strategic Partnerships
Literacy Standards: L.1. Literacy Learning Environments, L.2. Culturally Responsive Practices in Literacy, L.3. Literacy Curriculum Design and Assessment, L.4. Overall Literacy, L.5. Motivation and Engagement, L.6 - 8. Foundational Skills of Print Concepts and Decoding: Phonological Awareness, Phones; L.9-11. Spelling, L.12. Syntax, L.13. Reading Fluency, L.14. Vocabulary, L.15. Handwriting, L.16. Comprehension, L.17. Composition, and L.18. Speaking and Listening
Mathematics Standards: M.1. Build and draw on relationships with children, caregivers, and communities in ways that support children's mathematics learning; M.2. Plan mathematics lessons and sequences of lessons; M.3. Use formative and summative mathematics assessments to gauge children's learning and to make instructional decisions; M.4. Enact instruction that allows all children to engage with significant mathematics and to develop productive dispositions toward mathematics; M.5. Unpack mathematical content and identify mathematical competence for attribution; M.6. Perform mathematical explanations and support children's mathematical explanations for whole numbers and operations; M.7. Choose, interpret, and talk with representations for whole numbers and operations; M.8. Elicit, interpret, support and extend others' mathematical thinking for whole numbers and operations; M.9. Unpack mathematical content and identify mathematical competence for fractions, decimals, and operations; M.10. Perform mathematical explanations and support children's mathematical explanations for for fractions, decimals, and operations; M.11 Choose, interpret, and talk with representations for for fractions, decimals, and operations; and M.12. Elicit, interpret, support, and extend others' mathematical thinking for fractions, decimals, and operations.
Science Standards: S.1. Scientific Phenomena; S.2. Engaging children in Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs) as Identified in the Framework; S.3. Engaging Children in Developing and Using Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) as Identified in the Framework; S.4. Engaging Children in Developing and Using Crosscutting Concepts as Identified in the Framework; S.5. Selecting and modifying instructional materials for 3D learning; S.6. Learners’ scientific sense-making; S.7. Pedagogical strategies that support culturally relevant sense-making in 3D learning; and S.8. Equity and Access
Social Studies Standards: SS.1. Civic Engagement; SS.2. History; SS.3. Geography; SS.4. Civics and Government; and SS.5. Economics.
For more information regarding these State standards please see the Standards for the Preparation of Teachers of Upper Elementary (3-6) Education
The School of Education has the following Program Outcomes:
SL1. Faith Integration: Candidates display the Christian principles that are central to the university’s mission.
SL2. Caring Relationships: Candidates establish caring, supportive relationships with students, families and colleagues.
RP3. Disciplinary Knowledge: Candidates demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the skills and frameworks of their content areas appropriate to their certification.
RP4. Pedagogy and Instruction: Candidates understand and implement best practices of instruction and deliver well-differentiated and well-aligned instruction that empowers students as learners.
RP5. Communication: Candidates demonstrated effective communication skills to enhance teaching and learning.
RP6. Assessment: Candidates use various types of assessment to evaluate student progress and to improve their instruction.
RP7. Classroom Environment: Candidates assess and respond appropriately to the cultures of diverse classrooms, schools, and the community.
LL8. Professionalism and Personal Growth: Candidates engage in continuous growth by consistently expanding their professional knowledge, skills and dispositions.
|Elementary Education Content|
|CCE 110||Western Culture & Worldview||3|
|HIST 151||American Civilization I||3|
|HIST 223||Michigan History||3|
|GEOG 220||Cultural Geography||3|
|POLS 201||American Government||3|
|EDU 119||Number Sense: Teaching Pre K-9||3|
|SCI 100||Introduction to Natural Science||4|
|ENG 365||History of the English Language||3|
|CCE 140||Science & Humanity||3|
|ENG 315||Contemporary Mosaic||3|
|EDU 437||Children's Literature||3|
|Professional Sequence Education|
|EDU 230||Teaching and Learning in Diverse Societies||3|
|EDU 231||Teaching and Learning in Diverse Societies Elementary Clinical||1|
|EDU 240||Human Growth and Development||3|
|EDU 241||Human Growth and Development Elementary Clinical||1|
|EDU 335||Designing Instruction for Student Success||3|
|EDU 336||Designing Instruction for Student Success Elementary Clinical||1|
|EDU 365||Differentiation for All Learners||3|
|EDU 366||Differentiation for All Learners Elementary Clinical||1|
|EDU 491||Intro to Learning Disabilities||3|
|EDU 395||Preparing for Student Teaching||1|
|Elementary Education Sequence|
|EDU 370||Teaching Elementary Literacy||3|
|EDU 375||Literacy Challenges in Elementary Classrooms||3|
|EDU 454||Language Arts & Social Studies Elementary Methods||2|
|EDU 474||Math & Science Elementary Methods||2|
|Upper Elementary (3-6) Concentration|
|EDU 120||Data & Space: Teaching Pre K-9||3|
|EDU 380||Assessment and Evaluation for Educators||3|
|EDU 381||Assessment and Evaluation for Educators Elementary Clinical||1|
|EDU 372||Elementary Literacy – Upper Elementary Clinical||1|
|EDU 377||Literacy Challenges – Upper Elementary Clinical||1|
|EDU 456||Language Arts & Social Studies – Upper Elementary Clinical||1|
|EDU 476||Math & Science – Upper Elementary Clinical||1|
|Internship (Student Teaching)|
|EDU 485||Student Teaching for Upper Elementary||12|