Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education With Nevada Elementary Licensure (Nevada only)
The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with Nevada Elementary Licensure provides a broad, rigorous education that prepares candidates for a career as a teacher at the elementary level. The program introduces candidates to essential knowledge, connections across the disciplines and application of knowledge to life beyond the University. This degree program gives candidates an enriched and provocative curriculum that incorporates content across subject areas and with specific educational methodology courses. This program prepares candidates for professional work as elementary teachers in a changing cultural and economic environment.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate an understanding of interdisciplinary theory and the practice of critical thinking for the collection, validation, analysis and synthesis of historical data and new information.
- Explain the integration of knowledge in a global context and engage in collaborative research across disciplines.
- Identify and appreciate the cultural perspectives of world views.
- Use information communications technology for knowledge sharing and the interdisciplinary approach.
- Demonstrate a deep and flexible understanding of subject matter.
- Demonstrate application of educational technology to meet the needs of all learners including those with special needs and linguistically and culturally diverse students; this was originally one – split into 2 for clarity and language.
- Demonstrate knowledge of child and adolescent development in order to explain how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical and emotional domains.
- Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish the teaching and learning goals.
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the learning needs and developmental issues of students to create positive learning environments that ensures healthy human growth.
- Demonstrate understanding through use of systematic observations, documentation and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible manner to facilitate and account for learning, and to support positive growth.
- Design, implement and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
- Consider students’ knowledge when designing, implementing, and assessing curriculum to promote developmentally appropriate learning outcomes for all children.
- Adhere to professional standards and ethics.
To receive a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with Nevada Licensure, candidates must complete at least 180 quarter units as articulated below, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University and 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper division level. In the absence of transfer credit, additional general electives may be necessary to satisfy total units for the degree. The following courses are specific degree requirements. Candidates must demonstrate competency with passing scores on PRAXIS I & II examinations.
Preparation for the Major (3 courses; 10.5 quarter units)
Requirements for the Major (24 courses; 106.5 quarter units)
All Teacher Education courses (TED) have a field experience component. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA within all TED course work and grades of “D” or “F” are not acceptable in TED courses. All major course work must be completed and PRAXIS II passed prior to student teaching. TED320 must be satisfactorily passed prior to beginning course work in the major.
Elementary Education Major Requirements (19 courses; 85.5 quarter units)
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Student Teaching Requirements (5 courses; 21 quarter units)