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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Program Requirements

Page address: http://ed.mnsu.edu/eec/programs/ee/progreq.html

Elementary Education Program Requirements

P = Course requires admission to Professional Education (See Professional Education page for more information on application)
* = Course requires specific application (See forms and applications page)

It is important students meet with their advisors throughout the program.

Required General Education

These courses meet general education categories AND licensure standards for elementary education. Students must also take additional courses to fulfill General Education Category 9.

  • English 101 Composition (4 cr.)
  • CMST 100 Fundamentals of Speech (3 cr.) OR
    CMST 102 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
  • Chemistry 100 Chemistry in Society (4 cr.)
  • Geology 100 Our Geologic Environment (3 cr.)
  • Geography 100 Elements of Geography (3 cr.)
  • Art 100 Elements and Principles of Art (3 cr.)
  • Math 201 Elements of Math I (3 cr.)
  • Theater Arts 101 Acting for Everyone (3 cr.)
  • History 190 United States to 1877 (4 cr.)
  • EEC 222w Human Relations in a Multicultural Society (writing intensive) (3 cr.)
  • Health 310 Drug Education (3 cr.)

Core Support (300/400 level courses require Admission to Major)

It is important that students at this level meet with their advisors to assure program requirements are being met.

  • EEC 215 Introduction to Education Psychology and Instruction (4cr.)
  • Bio 480 Bio Lab Experience Elementary Teacher (3 cr.)
  • Physics 480 Lab. Experience in Physical Science (3 cr.)
  • Math 202 Elements of Math II (3 cr.)
  • Math 203 Elements of Math III (3 cr.)
  • HP 323 Elementary PE Methods (2 cr.)
  • Art 421 Art Methods/Materials (2 cr.)
  • Music 340 Materials/Methods Tchg Music (2 cr.)
  • KSP 417 Materials for Children (3 cr.) OR
    English 325 Children's Literature (3 cr.)

BLOCK I (12 credits)

Students must apply for admission to Block I the semester prior. Admission to the Block Program is competitive and based on GPA and completion of program requirements. Students participate in professional development seminars and extensive field experiences. Course numbers and general course schedule will be made upon admission to the program.

ALL BLOCK COURSES REQUIRE ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND AN APPLICATION. P*
  • EEC 321 Literacy Field Experience (1 cr.)
  • EEC 325 Classroom Management I (1 cr.)
  • EEC 355 Assessment in the Elementary School (3 cr.)
  • EEC 412 Kindergarten Methods and Materials (3 cr.) 
  • EEC 422W Reading Fundamentals (4)

BLOCK II (16 credits)

Students must apply for application to Block II the semester prior. Admission to the Block program is competitive and based on GPA and successful completion of program requirements, including Block I. Course numbers and general course schedule will be made upon admission to the program.

ALL BLOCK COURSES REQUIRE ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND AN APPLICATION. P*
  • EEC 320 Social Studies in Elementary School (3)
  • EEC 322 Science/Health in Elementary (3)
  • EEC 323 Block 2 Field Experience (1)
  • EEC 324 Teaching Elementary School Mathematics (3)
  • EEC 326 Classroom Management II (1)
  • EEC 334 Reading and Language Arts Methods (4)

Block III (12 credits)

Students must apply for admission to Block III the semester prior. Admission to the Block program is competitive and based on GPA and completion of program requirements including Block II. Students participate in professional development seminars and extensive field experiences. Course numbers and general course schedule will be made available upon admission to the program.

YEAR LONG STUDENT TEACHING - The Block III field experience will be completed in the same classroom as the STUDENT TEACHING ASSIGNMENT which usually occurs the following semester.

ALL BLOCK COURSES REQUIRE ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND AN APPLICATION. P*

Students must complete all of the following courses. (Choose 12 credits)

  • EEC 421 Reading Interventions (4)
  • EEC 423 Block III Field Experience(1)
  • EEC 424 Special Education and Behavioral Needs in Elementary Education (3)
  • ENG 491 Teaching English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom (4)

 

Block IV

ALL BLOCK COURSES REQUIRE ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND AN APPLICATION. P*

Students must complete the following. (Choose 12 credits)

  • EEC 473 Student Teaching Elementary (12) 

Student Teaching

The student teaching assignment is the same teacher and classroom as the Block III field experience.Students must apply for student teaching. Students must attend several student teaching preparation meetings. Please visit the Office of Field and International Experience for important information and deadlines. P*