Praxis I: CORE Academic Skills for Educators: Reading, Writing, and Math required.
Praxis II: Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects required. TREE: Teaching Reading required. Principles of Learning and Teaching Test, Grades K-6 required.
|Course #||Credit Hours||Course Name|
|Foundation Content Courses|
|Social Sciences: (2.5 GPA Required)|
|_____||GEOG 200||3||Principles of Physical & Human Geography|
|_____||HIST 160||3||World History 1500-Present|
|_____||HIST 200||3||History of the US to 1877*|
|_____||HIST 210||3||History of the US Since 1877|
|_____||POLS 200||3||American National Government*|
|_____||SOCI 190||3||Introduction to Sociology|
|Mathematics: (2.5 GPA required)|
|_____||EDUC 221||3||Mathematics for Teachers I|
|_____||EDUC 222||3||Mathematics for Teachers II|
|_____||MATH 113||3||College Algebra*|
|Sciences: (2.5 GPA required)|
|_____||BIOL 110||4||Intro to Biology|
|_____||NSCI 185||4||General Science/Science and Society|
|_____||NSCI 190||4||Rocks, Stars, and Weather*|
|Special Content Courses: (2.5 GPA required)|
|_____||EDUC 230||3||Elementary Creative Arts|
|_____||EDUC 255||3||Children's Literature*|
|_____||PSYC 240||3||Child Development|
|Professional Education: (ALL Professional Education courses require a 2.5 GPA)|
|_____||EDUC 170||3||Foundations of Public Education|
|_____||EDUC 190||3||Educational Technology Applications|
|_____||EDUC 260||3||Educational Psychology|
|_____||EDUC 288||3||General Methods|
|_____||SPED 100||3||Areas of Exceptionality in Special Education|
|TEP ADMISSION REQUIRED|
|_____||EDUC 320||2||Middle school design & issues|
|_____||EDUC 329||1||Lab- Middle School|
|_____||READ 320||3||Language Arts in the Elementary School|
|_____||READ 322||3||Language Arts in the Elementary School|
|_____||READ 450||3||Corrective Techniques in Reading Instruc.|
|_____||SPED 340||3||Strategies for Inclusive Settings|
|_____||EDUC 410||3||Elementary Math Methods|
|_____||EDUC 411||3||Elementary Science Methods|
|_____||EDUC 412||3||Elementary Social Studies Methods|
|_____||EDUC 485||11||Clinical Experience|
|_____||EDUC 490||1||Capstone-Applied Educational Content Knowledge|
|_____||EDUC 495||1||Clinical Experience Seminar|
*Indicates courses that also meet Liberal Studies requirements
All teacher EDUC majors should use ENGL-200 to fulfill Goal I.A. Section 2 and COMM-130 to fulfill Goal I.A., Section 3 in the Liberal Studies requirements.
Among REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION, the student must have a grade point average of 2.00 or higher in the major and have 120 college-level credit hours.
Specialization in Multi-Categorical Special Education K-6
(Learning Disabilities, Mild-Moderate Intellectual Disabilities, Behavior Disorders)
Must be coupled with Elementary Education K-6
Praxis I: CORE Academic Skills for Educators: Reading, Writing and Math required
Praxis II: Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Disabilities required.
Principles of Learning and Teaching Test, Grades K-6, or Grades 7-12 Test required.
|Course #||Credit Hours||Course Name|
|____||SPED||100||3||Areas of Exceptionality in Special Ed.|
|____||SPED||230||3||Mild to Moderate Educational Needs|
|____||SPED||240||3||Instructional Strategies & Behavior Mgmt.|
|____||SPED||340||3||Strategies for Inclusive Settings|
|____||SPED||400||3||Practicum in Special Education|
All teacher EDUC majors should use ENGL-200 to fulfill Goal I.A., Section 2, and COMM-130 to fulfill Goal I.A., Section 3 in the Liberal Studies requirements.
*Indicates courses that also meet Liberal Studies requirements.
Graduates with a degree in elementary education from Alderson Broaddus University find themselves well prepared for positions in K-6 educational setting. We encourage our students to choose a primary certification area and then broaden their background to include an additional endorsement.
Personal and Individual Attention From Experienced and Caring Faculty
The faculty for teacher education is made up of both full-time college teachers and clinical and adjunct faculty members from the public schools. The lead faculty member for the program holds a doctorate degree and has previous experience in K-12 education. Adjunct faculty members are master teachers in the local public schools who teach college courses in their area of expertise. A clinical faculty member is a teacher in the schools that teaches courses along with a full-time faculty member. Students spend time in the clinical teachers’ K-12 classroom observing lessons and working with students under the direction of the clinical teacher and the college faculty member.
All of the education faculty members are committed to creating a high-quality learning experience for the education student. Small class size and individualized academic advising allow faculty to create a supportive environment in which students can learn, grow, and mature.
Our program includes the opportunity to work in the schools from the first semester on campus. Early field experience helps teacher education students connect teaching strategies and information learned in the college classroom with the real world of schools. First-year students spend about one hour a week in the schools. The second and third-year students generally spend about two hours a week. Seniors spend about six hours a week during their first semester in the classroom with the teachers with whom they will be student teaching for all of the second semester. At all levels, the college students have opportunities to share special moments from their field experiences with their college teachers and their peers. Special field experiences give our students multicultural experiences beyond our rural area.
Opportunities for Professional Experiences
You will have many opportunities for involvement in experiences that will help you develop as a well-rounded teacher, and that will make you very attractive to future employers. You can participate in Student Education Association; annual Education Day; Special Olympics; and various professional association meetings.
High Program Standards
All education programs at the College are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and the West Virginia Department of Education.
Our program is based on a model that emphasizes preparing students who are Informed, Thoughtful, and Sensitive (ITS model). We help our students to become reflective individuals who evaluate their actions and take responsibility for their own learning and growth. We foster sensitivity in our students so that they may better meet the professional and ethical responsibilities of teaching and be able to effectively reach out to all the students they will encounter. (You are held to high standards and must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA in your specialty area to remain in the teacher education program.)
Opportunities Upon Graduation
Upon passing certification exams, you will be eligible for West Virginia teacher certification, which is accepted in over 35 other states. You are qualified to take positions in related fields and may want to move directly into graduate programs.
Special Programs to Supplement Elementary Education
In our program, you will be prepared to teach all the subjects taught in kindergarten through sixth grade. In addition, you can choose a teaching specialization that will extend your career possibilities: English 5-9; general science grade 5-9; mathematics grade 5-9; social studies grade 5-9; or multi categorical special education.
You also have the option of choosing a minor in an area of interest to you, such as philosophy and religion, political science, history, computer science, and psychology. You may be able to design special courses in education to complement your minor.
Alderson Broaddus University has been in the business of preparing effective teachers for more than 100 years. In our program, you will be challenged to become an outstanding teacher who will be excellent in the classroom and given the tools to work for the constant improvement of education.
A great teacher begins as a student who appreciates learning, who values other people, and who wants to serve in a worthy profession.