UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Elementary Education Major: 46 Total Credits
TED 155 Intro to Tech Integration and the Reflective Multimedia 2 cr.
TED 211 Educational Psychology: Elementary Ed (writing intensive) 5 cr.
TED 420 School and Society (writing intensive) 3 cr.
TED 310 Techniques in Elementary Education: Language Arts 4 cr.
TED 311 Techniques in Elementary Education: Social Studies 4 cr.
TED 312 Techniques in Elementary Education: Science 4 cr.
TED 315 Techniques in Elementary Education: Mathematics 4 cr.
TED 316 Developmental Reading 4 cr.
TED 317 Reading Practicum 4 cr.
TED 472 Student Teaching: Elementary Education 12 cr.
Required Courses: 25 cr. hrs.
TED 252 Foundations of Multicultural Education 3 cr.
TED 255 Children's Literature for Elementary Education
or ENGL 250 Literature for Children 3 cr.
ART 250 Child Art 2 cr.
ESM 300 Environmental Education 3 cr.
HEAL 361 Methods and Materials in Health for the Elementary Teacher 3 cr.
MATH 247 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 4 cr.
MUS 350 Music for Elementary Teachers 2 cr.
P ED 326 Techniques in Physical Education for the Elementary School Teacher 2 cr.
SPED 330 The Exceptional Child 3 cr.
Geoffrey Scheurman-Chair, Susan Ahrendt, Tyler Christensen, Molly Gerrish, Tim Holleran, Angela Kaiser, Florence Monsour, David Pepi, Hilary Pollack, Gay Ward, Brenda Wright, Mary Wright
Admission to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required the semester prior to enrolling in the Block courses. See the Degree Requirements by College for a complete list of requirements for admission.
The techniques blocks give students the opportunity to spend approximately 300 contact hours, three days per week, for two semesters in public schools with this innovative instructional program. The Blocks consist of the following courses:
Block I: TED 312 (science), TED 315 (math), TED 317 (reading) 12 cr. hrs.
Block II: TED 310 (language arts), TED 311 (social studies), TED 316 (reading) 12 cr. hrs.
The four-year curriculum is designed to prepare a student for a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. The program consists of a minimum of 132 semester hours that give students a broad general education, professional preparation for effective teaching at the elementary education level, and special preparation in an academic minor. Upon completion of these requirements, the elementary education major is licensable in Wisconsin to teach Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence, Regular Education. The addition of the Early Childhood minor meets requirements for an Early Childhood through Middle Childhood, Regular Education license in the state of Wisconsin.