Elementary Education – ELED

ELED 118 – Math for the Elementary Teacher 1 (3)

An investigative study of mathematical patterns, sets and structure, number value, numeration system, rational numbers, basic operations, and algorithms of arithmetic. An emphasis is placed on problem-solving and hands-on instructional media applications for the elementary classroom. Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra or satisfactory ACT score. (3 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

ELED 218 – Math for the Elementary Teacher 2 (3)

An investigative approach to topics in algebra, geometry, measurement, probability, statistics, coordinate geometry, and computer programming. Includes various topics in discrete mathematics with emphasis on hands on strategies for development of mathematical insights and concepts in the elementary classroom. An emphasis is placed on problem-solving. Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra or satisfactory ACT score. (3 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

ELED 228 – Math for the Elementary Teacher 1 and 2 (3)

A course that includes core concepts from ELED 118 Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher 1 and ELED 218 Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher 2. Students whose ACT math composite score is 21 or higher may enroll in this course instead of ELED 118 and ELED 218. (3 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

ELED 230 – Children’s Literature (3)

An analytical study of literature suitable for children. Emphasis on subject matter, style, interpretation, and methods of illustration. Prerequisites: EDUC 144. (3 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

ELED 244 – Curriculum and Methods in Social Studies (3)

A study of the methods, materials, and procedures for teaching social studies courses in the elementary school. Also includes a survey of Wisconsin history. Prerequisites: EDUC 144. (3 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

ELED 248 – Curriculum and Methods in Elementary Physical Education and Health (2)

A study of the methods and materials for teaching health and physical education in the elementary school. Prerequisite: ELEC 221 or HUPS 233. (2 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

ELED 253 – Curriculum and Methods in Art (1)

A study of creative arts and crafts for elementary students. Curricula, teaching methods, and suitability of materials will also be examined. Prerequisites: EDUC 144. (1 credit hour) Offered every Fall semester.

ELED 254 – Curriculum and Methods in Music (1)

Instruction on developing a music program to meet the needs of the growing child: music appreciation, creative expression, rhythm development, part singing, and other appropriate topics. An emphasis is placed on integrating music into academic subjects. Prerequisites: EDUC 144. (1 credit hour) Offered every Fall semester and Spring semester of even-numbered years.

ELED 261 – Biology, Ecology, and Environmental Science for the Elementary Teacher (4)

An introductory study of concepts in biology, ecology, and environmental science. The emphasis of the course will be on the development and practice of the techniques needed to effectively teach these concepts in an elementary and early childhood setting. Lab fee (4 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

ELED 262 – Chemistry and Physics for the Elementary Teacher (4)

An introductory study of concepts in physical science. The emphasis of the course will be on the techniques needed to effectively teach these concepts in an elementary and early childhood setting. Lab fee (4 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

ELED 263 – Astronomy, Geology, and Meteorology for the Elementary Teacher (4)

An introductory study of concepts in earth and space science. The emphasis of the course will be on the development and practice of the techniques needed to effectively teach these concepts in an elementary and early childhood setting. Lab fee (4 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

ELED 341 – Curriculum Methods in Mathematics (3)

A study of the objectives and teaching methods for basic arithmetic operations in the elementary grades. Use of an activity-based approach in lesson planning is emphasized. Prerequisites: ELED 118 and 218 or ELED 228 and Upper Level Status. (3 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

ELED 342 – Teaching Language Arts (3)

A study of teaching methods, lesson planning, and classroom procedure skills. Literature-based instruction techniques for developing total language skills are stressed. Prerequisite: Upper Level Status (3 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

ELED 344 – Curriculum and Methods in Reading (3)

A study of the background of the history of reading methods, objectives, teaching methods, and lesson planning for each grade level in the elementary school. Emphasis is placed on phonics instruction to help children become effective, independent readers who will grow to be life-long readers. Prerequisite: Upper-Level Status. (3 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

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