ED: Elementary Education (EDEL)

Courses

EDEL A205 Becoming an Elementary Teacher 3 Credits

Introduction to field of elementary education and the process of becoming a reflective elementary teacher. Overview of core topics, including learning theories, a critical review of motivation theories, observation strategies, communicating with children, and teaching and learning in sociocultural context.
Special Note: Requires a 20-hour field assignment that must be arranged by the College of Education. Partners may limit registration.

Prerequisites: EDFN A101 with a minimum grade of C and (WRTG A111 with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A211 with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A212 with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A213 with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A214 with a minimum grade of C or ENGL A311 with a minimum grade of C or ENGL A312 with a minimum grade of C or ENGL A414 with a minimum grade of C).

EDEL A206 Introduction to Assessment in Elementary Education 2 Credits

Introduction to assessment and the rationale for using assessments to guide instruction. Overview of purposes and types of assessments including data interpretation and reporting strategies.

Prerequisites: EDEC A105 or concurrent enrollment or EDEL A205 or concurrent enrollment or EDFN A101 or concurrent enrollment.

EDEL A325 Teaching Literacy in Elementary Schools 6 Credits

Survey of current issues and trends in teaching literacy in grades K-6. Focuses on methods, materials and practices that develop children's proficiency in reading, writing and oral language.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to Department of Teaching and Learning.

Prerequisites: EDFN A301.

Corequisites: EDEL A327 AND EDEL A395.

EDEL A327 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary Schools 3 Credits

Covers methodology and materials used in elementary social studies classrooms. Reviews current research regarding K-6 student learning and conceptual development in social studies and corresponding pedagogies. Examines content selection, assessment and curriculum design within a culturally responsive framework.
Registration Restrictions: Department approval

EDEL A395 Elementary Education Practicum I: Literacy and Social Studies 2 Credits

Supervised practicum in a K-6 education facility. Supports development of knowledge and skills in teaching literacy and social studies in elementary classrooms.
Special Note: Field experiences will be arranged and supervised by the School of Education. Partners may limit registration.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to Department of Teaching and Learning.

Prerequisites: EDFN A301.

Corequisites: EDEL A325 AND EDEL A327.

EDEL A426 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary Schools 3 Credits

Methodology and materials used in the elementary mathematics classroom. Focuses on the mathematics topics typically taught in elementary schools and research-based methods for teaching children.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to Department of Teaching and Learning.

Prerequisites: EDEL A395.

Corequisites: EDEL A428 AND EDEL A492A AND EDEL A495A.

EDEL A428 Teaching Science in Elementary Schools 3 Credits

An inquiry-based approach to teaching science in linguistically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse K-6 classrooms.
Registration Restrictions: Department approval

Prerequisites: EDEL A395 with a minimum grade of C.

Corequisites: EDEL A426 AND EDEL A492A AND EDEL A495A.

EDEL A492A Elementary Education Seminar II: Learning Environment 2 Credits

Integrates theoretical knowledge of learning environments and classroom management with elementary classroom experiences.
Special Note: This course operates in accordance with the K-12 school year calendar, not the university academic year calendar.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to Department of Teaching and Learning.

Prerequisites: EDEL A395.

Corequisites: EDEL A426 AND EDEL A428 AND EDEL A495A.

EDEL A492B Elementary Education Seminar III: Teaching Capstone 3 Credits

Integrates theoretical knowledge from previous education courses with the internship experience.
Special Note: This course operates in accordance with the K-12 school year calendar, not the university academic year calendar.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to internship.

Corequisites: EDEL A495B.

EDEL A495A Elementary Education Practicum II: Learning Environment, Mathematics, Science 3 Credits

Supervised practicum in a K-6 educational facility. Supports development of proficiencies in creating an inclusive, engaging learning environment and teaching mathematics and science.
Special Note: This course operates in accordance with the K-12 school year calendar, not the university academic year calendar. Placement must be arranged and supervised by the College of Education. Partners may limit registration.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to Department of Teaching and Learning.

Prerequisites: EDEL A395.

Corequisites: EDEL A426 AND EDEL A428 AND EDEL A492A.

EDEL A495B Elementary Education Internship 6-9 Credits

Supervised internship in a K-6 educational facility. Internship extends teaching proficiency developed in Practicum I and II. Emphasizes application of Alaska Beginning Teaching Standards in professional practice.
Special Note: This course operates in accordance with the K-12 school year calendar, not the university academic year calendar. Placement must be arranged and supervised by the School of Education. Partners may limit registration.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to internship.

Corequisites: EDEL A492B.