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Elementary Education: Overview

Block I

Required Classes (17 credits)

  • ElEd 3113 - Learning Environments and Diverse Learning Communities (3 credits)
  • ElEd 3325 - Language and Literacy (4 credits)
  • ElEd 3331 - Children's Literature and Integrating Arts (4 credits)
  • ElEd 3355 - Critical Thinking and Math (4 credits)
  • ElEd 4400 - Professional/Portfolio Development (1 credit)
  • SpEd 3310 - Introduction to Special Education for Elementary Education (1 credit)

Professional Day

  • Held on the second Friday of each semester
  • All Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary practicium Block I and Block II candidates are required to attend
  • Professionalism and ethics are discussed
  • School placements are given
  • Contracts are signed
  • Liability insurance is purchased

Field Placement

  • All placements will be made locally, in northern Wisconsin, or on the Iron Range
  • School diversity will be considered
  • School practicums begin the third Friday of the semester
  • Students will be at their placements all day, every day, during weeks 11 to 14
  • Cooperating teachers evaluate each candidate
  • UMD supervisor will visit each candidate at his/her school placement

Block II

Required Classes (17 credits)

  • ElEd 3381 - Teaching American Indian Students in the Elementary Classroom (2 credits)
  • ElEd 4344 - Teaching Science/Environmental Education (4 credits)
  • ElEd 4345 - Instructional Strategies, Management and Assessment (3 credits)
  • ElEd 4366 - Teaching Social Studies/Environmental Education (4 credits)
  • SpEd 4310 - Adapting for Diverse Learners (4 credits)

Professional Day

  • Held on the second Friday of each semester
  • All Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary practicium Block I and Block II candidates are required to attend
  • Professionalism and ethics are discussed
  • School placements are given
  • Contracts are signed
  • Liability insurance is purchased

Field Placement

  • All placements will be made locally, in northern Wisconsin, or on the Iron Range
  • School diversity will be considered
  • School practicums begin the third Friday of the semester
  • Students will be at their placements all day, every day, during weeks 9 to 14
  • Cooperating teachers evaluate each candidate
  • UMD supervisor will visit each candidate at his/her school placement

Student Teaching Placements

Local Placements

  • All placements will be made locally, in northern Wisconsin, or on the Iron Range
  • School diversity will be considered
  • All Elementary student teachers will receive a 16 week placement (K-6)
  • Cooperating teachers evaluate each candidate
  • UMD supervisor will visit each candidate six times at his/her school placement

Twin Cities Placements

  • All placements will be made in schools with high cultural diversity
  • All Elementary student teachers will receive a 16 week placement (K-6)
  • Cooperating teachers evaluate each candidate
  • UMD supervisor will visit each candidate six times at his/her school placement

Out of Area Placements

  • This excludes the Twin Cities

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