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2017 - 2018 Catalog Year
Elementary Education (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Arts
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
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Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Introduction to the basic mathematical concepts of arithmetic and problem solving as appropriate for early- and middle-childhood teachers. An inquiry- and activity-based approach is used to explore problem solving, sets, functions, numeration systems, whole numbers, basic number theory, integers, rational numbers and real numbers.

Prerequisites: MAT 0200 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: Introduction to the teaching profession. A variety of experiences to facilitate exploration of the role of school and its relationship to society. The knowledge, skills, dispositions and performances necessary for an individual to become an effective teacher.

Description: University-parallel course covering history and systems of psychology, behavioral research methods, physiology of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, consciousness, cognition, personality, lifespan development, gender, social psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, mental disorders and therapies.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description: Theories and principles of child development. Promoting positive growth from prenatal through age eight. Impact of the environment including the family, educational experiences, peer relationships, community and culture on each child’s development.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Spring Semester (First Year)
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Description: English Composition II, building on the skills in English Composition I, develops rhetorical literacy through research, critical reading and multigenre writing tasks. Through major and minor, cumulative and stand-alone assignments, students construct arguments and analyses, ethically incorporating academic sources while developing their own voices as writers and citizens.

Prerequisites: ENG 1101

Description: Introduction to the concepts of using functions to model data, basic probability and basic statistics as appropriate for early- and middle-childhood teachers. An inquiry- and activity-based approach is used to explore linear and quadratic functions, linear inequalities, modeling data with functions, probability concepts, descriptive statistics and basic inferential statistics.

Prerequisites: MAT 0300 and MAT 1410 and Other (With a grade of C or better of Satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: This course is designed as the first in a series of two general education science courses. Covers basic chemistry and biochemistry; cellular and molecular biology. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Any Natural & Physical Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer Module List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/ Must have 7 credit hours total of science courses

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and MAT 0100 or MAT 1130

Corequisites: BIO 1117

Description: The lab for this course is the first in a series of two general education science courses. Covers laboratory exercises relevant to basic chemistry and biochemistry; cellular and molecular biology.

Corequisites: BIO 1111

Description:

Family and community characteristics, supporting and empowering families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships and involving families and communities in the development and learning of children.

Notes: ELEE majors need to see an academic advisor for permission to register for this course

Prerequisites: ECE 2103 and ECE 2104 and Approval of Department and Other (Must complete all courses with a "C" or better)

Description: Principles of learning and development applied to educational settings emphasizing research-supported development of effective learning in varied educational environments.

Prerequisites: PSY 1100

 

Term hours subtotal:

17

Summer Semester (First Year)
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Description: Introduction to the identification, developmental characteristics, foundations, theory, legal issues and intervention strategies for exceptional children and youth across educational and community settings.

Description: Introduction to Western religions and cultural traditions, including beliefs, practices, stories, rituals and historical context.

Notes: Any Arts and Humanities elective from the approved Ohio Transfer Module List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Description: Analysis of the principle spheres of earth - atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere; an explanation of processes involved in shaping the earth's physical environment. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Associate of Arts elective: You may choose any college level course in the Sinclair catalog (Limited to two hours of PED courses)

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: Major trends in the development of Western culture, emphasizing political, economic, social and cultural achievements from the seventeenth century to the present.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: HIS1112 or HIS1102

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Description: A critical analysis of contemporary American society with review of major sociological theories, research methods, culture, socialization, groups, social structure, social institutions, deviance, social inequalities, social processes and social change.

Notes: Any Social & Behavioral Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer Module List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/ May not be a PSY course

Prerequisites: DEV 0015

Description: This course is designed as the second in a series of two general education science courses. Covers evolution, biodiversity and ecology. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Any Natural & Physical Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer Module List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/ Must have 7 credit hours total of science courses

Prerequisites: BIO 1111

Corequisites: BIO 1217

Description: This second lab is in a series of two general education science courses. Covers laboratory exercises relevant to evolution, biodiversity and ecology.

Corequisites: BIO 1211

Description: Development of the people of the United States in political, social, economic and cultural areas from Reconstruction to the present.

Notes: Any Arts and Humanities elective from the approved Ohio Transfer Module List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Description: Introduction to the concepts of geometry and measurement as appropriate for early- and middle-childhood teachers. An inquiry- and activity-based approach is used to explore basic two- and three-dimensional geometric concepts, basic geometric constructions, congruence, similarity, measurement, computing area and volume, symmetry and transformations of two-dimensional figures.

Notes: MAT-1430 is recommended. See advisor based on transfer plans.

Prerequisites: MAT 0300 and MAT 1410 and Other (With a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.