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2023 - 2024 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: 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.

Notes: See an advisor for permission to register.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Other (Open to ELEE students)

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

Notes: Choose one of the following courses: HIS 1112 or HIS 1102. WSU articulation requires HIS 1112.

Description: This is the first of two mathematics courses designed for future elementary school teachers. The focus is on understanding numbers, operations, algebraic thinking, and number theory. This is a mathematics content course. Please note that this is not a teaching methods course, but a course focusing on using, justifying and connecting mathematical concepts. This course employs oral and written communication as both a learning tool and as preparation for handling mathematical questions which arise in elementary school classrooms. Discussion focuses on the deep mathematical reasoning underlying the computational procedures that are usually taught in elementary school. The course explores common misconceptions with preservice teachers, enabling the interpretation of children's work which might be incorrect, incomplete, or different from adult ways of thinking. Also this course is activity based, providing opportunities for deep, connected learning. It is essential for all teachers of mathematics to understand the reasoning underlying the mathematics they are teaching. They need to understand why various procedures work, how each idea they will be teaching connects with other important ideas in mathematics, and how these ideas develop and become more sophisticated. Please note that students are expected to pass a mathematics competency exam without the use of a calculator in order to be eligible to take the final exam.

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

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

 

Term hours subtotal:

17

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

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: 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 36 List. View electives at: https://sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 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: This is the second of two mathematics courses designed for future elementary school teachers. The focus is on understanding ratios, proportional relationships, functions, measurement, geometry, statistics, and probability. This is a mathematics content course. Please note that this is not a teaching methods course, but a course focusing on using, justifying and connecting mathematical concepts. This course employs oral and written communication as both a learning tool and as preparation for handling mathematical questions which arise in elementary school classrooms. Discussion focuses on the deep mathematical reasoning underlying the computational procedures that are usually taught in elementary school. The course explores common misconceptions with preservice teachers, enabling the interpretation of children's work which might be incorrect, incomplete, or different from adult ways of thinking. Also this course is activity based, providing opportunities for deep, connected learning. It is essential for all teachers of mathematics to understand the reasoning underlying the mathematics they are teaching. They need to understand why various procedures work, how each idea they will be teaching connects with other important ideas in mathematics, and how these ideas develop and become more sophisticated.

Prerequisites: MAT 2415 and Other (with a grade of C of better)

 

Term hours subtotal:

17

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Notes: See an advisor for permission to register.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Other (Open to ELEE majors.)

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: Any Social & Behavioral Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: https://sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/ May not be another PSY course. WSU articulation requires GEO 1102.

Description: Development of the people of the United States in political, social, economic, and cultural areas from pre-Columbian America through Reconstruction.

Notes: Any Arts and Humanities elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: https://sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

Description: A survey of motion, forces, energy, thermodynamics, properties of matter, electricity and magnetism for nonscience majors. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: Any Natural & Physical Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: https://sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445

Corequisites: PHY 1110

Corequisites: PHY 1100

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 36 List. View electives at: https://sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

17

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Students will be introduced to concepts of creating and preserving a setting in which children are afforded a safe, productive and responsive learning environment. The course intentions are for pre-service teachers to be exposed to, interact with and become prepared through an array of practical theories and practices to develop and maintain sustainable classroom cultures and climates affording all students the opportunity for an equitable quality of education.

Description: As a part of the teacher education program students are to spend time observing and engaging in K-12 classrooms. Students will spend a total of 25 hours observing in a K-12 classroom throughout the semester. Additional requirements include readings, projects, a connection engagement log, and weekly reflective journal writings. An FBI/BCI background check must be completed and passed prior to registration.

Prerequisites: EDU 1100 and EDU 1105 and Restricted to Majors and Approval of Department and Other (Successful Completion of FBI/BCI background check)

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

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

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

Prerequisites: PSY 1100

Description: Examines historical and current racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, linguistic, and social class stereotypes and biases as related to youth in the United States and globally. Students identify personal preconceptions and learn ways of becoming culturally responsive working with youths.

Notes: Associate of Arts elective: You may choose any college level course in the Sinclair catalog (Limited to two hours of PED courses) Wright State articulation requires SOC 2210. Advisor can waive SOC 1101 prerequisite.

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

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.