B.A. in K-6 Elementary Education, Academic Plans

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B.A. in K-6 Elementary Education 2020-2021: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
NAS 102D (Fall - 1/2 semester) Science Concepts - Earth/Space Science2NAS 103D Science Concepts -Chemistry2MAT 201M3 Mathematics for Elementary Education 13
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3NAS 104D Science Concepts - Physics2NAS 101D (Spring - 1/2 semester) Science Concepts -Life Science2
GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Second Language (S) course1 4
GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3  
 15 4 13
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MAT 202 Mathematics for Elementary Education 23World Cultures (U) course2 3EDU 200 Introduction to Education3
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 EDU 201 Introduction to Education Field Experience1
Electives/Minor Courses 6 THE 201 Christian Theology3
  Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
  Electives/Minor COurses 5
 12 3 13
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Block 1 (must be taken concurrently) Interim off EDU 317GZ Educational Equity3
EDU 271 Education Psychology and Pedagogy2 EDU 363 Health Curriculum and Methods1
EDU 272 Language and Literacy Development for Young Learners (K-3)5 EDU 366A (Spring - 1/2 semester) Visual Arts Curriculum and Methods1
EDU 273 Primary Grade Practicum1 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
EDU 274 Education Technology1 Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3
EDU 275 Kindergarten Education1 Elective/Minor Course 4
EDU 365 (Fall - 1/2 semester) Physical Education Curriculum and Methods1  
Elective/Minor Course 4  
EDU 368A (Fall - 1/2 semester) Music Curriculum and Methods1  
 16 0 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Block 2 (must be taken concurrently) Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3EDU 490 Student Teaching Block14
EDU 370 Math Curriculum and Methods3  
EDU 371 Science Curriculum and Methods3  
EDU 372 Educational Psychology3  
EDU 373 Reading/Language Arts Curriculum and Methods3  
EDU 374 Social Studies Curriculum and Methods: Planning3  
EDU 375 Integrating Technology in the Content Areas2  
EDU 376 Intermediate Grade Practicum1  
 18 3 14
Total Credits 126

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in K-6 Elementary Education 2020-2021: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
NAS 101D (Fall - 1/2 semester) Science Concepts -Life Science2GES 147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4MAT 201M3 Mathematics for Elementary Education 13
NAS 104D (Fall - 1/2 semester) Science Concepts - Physics2 NAS 102D (Spring -1/2 semester) Science Concepts - Earth/Space Science2
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3 NAS 103D (Spring - 1/2 semester) Science Concepts -Chemistry2
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES 244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Second Language (S) course1 4
 14 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MAT 202 Mathematics for Elementary Education 23World Cultures (U) course2 3EDU 200 Introduction to Education3
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 EDU 201 Introduction to Education Field Experience1
Electives/Minor Courses 6 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
  Electives/Minor Courses 8
 13 3 13
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Block 1 (must be taken concurrently) Interim off EDU 317GZ (Fall or Spring) 3
EDU 271 Education Psychology and Pedagogy2 EDU 363 (Spring - 1/2 semester) Health Curriculum and Methods1
EDU 272 Language and Literacy Development for Young Learners (K-3)5 Elective/ Minor Course 4
EDU 273 Primary Grade Practicum1 EDU 366A (Spring - 1/2 semester) Visual Arts Curriculum and Methods1
EDU 274 Education Technology1 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
EDU 275 Kindergarten Education1 Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3
EDU 365 (Fall - 1/2 semester) Physical Education Curriculum and Methods1  
EDU 368A (Fall -1/2 semester) Music Curriculum and Methods1  
Elective/Minor Course 4  
 16 0 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Block 2 (must be taken concurrently) Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3EDU 490 Student Teaching Block14
EDU 370 Math Curriculum and Methods3  
EDU 371 Science Curriculum and Methods3  
EDU 372 Educational Psychology3  
EDU 373 Reading/Language Arts Curriculum and Methods3  
EDU 374 Social Studies Curriculum and Methods: Planning3  
EDU 375 Integrating Technology in the Content Areas2  
EDU 376 Intermediate Grade Practicum1  
 18 3 14
Total Credits 128

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

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