PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

A candidate seeking a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education will obtain the knowledge, skills and dispositions to teach students ages 6-13. The program includes a Liberal Arts Sequence, Teacher Education Core Courses, Elementary Course Sequence and a minor from approved minors. 
 

YOU COULD BECOME A ...

  • Public or Private School Teacher in Wisconsin
  • Overseas Teacher
  • Professional Teaching Assistant
  • Museum Education Director, Guide or Assistant

YOU COULD START A
GRADUATE PROGRAM IN …

  • Master of Arts in Education (Teacher Leadership or Administrator Leadership)

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

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DANIEL MINTER

Assistant Professor
Education Department 

Phone920-686-6195
Emaildaniel.minter@sl.edu

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CHRISTINE RETTLER

Assistant Professor
Education Department

Phone920-686-6394
Emailchristine.rettler@sl.edu

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SISTER MARCOLETTE MADDEN

Associate Professor
Education Department

Phone920-686-6375
Emailmarcolette.madden@sl.edu

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NANCY SIM

Associate Professor
Education Department

Phone920-686-6117
Emailnancy.sim@sl.edu 

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SISTER NANCY KINATE

Assistant Professor
Education Department

Phone920-686-6379
Emailnancy.kinate@sl.edu 

Program LEarning outcomes

A degree candidate in the Elementary Education program will demonstrate competency in the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Model Core Teaching Standards for children ages 6–13.

  1. Students will understand the developmental growth, motivation and differences in learners at the Elementary license level.
  2. Students will possess a deep understanding of the content knowledge required for curriculum planning for learners at the Elementary license level.
  3. Students will demonstrate skills in effective curriculum planning, instructional strategies and assessment for learners at the Elementary license level.
  4. Students will demonstrate the professional dispositions of an effective educator.
  5. Students will espouse servant leadership in reflective practice for learners.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale on 30 semester credits of college work.
  • Acceptable basic skills in math, reading and writing as detailed in the Teacher Education Handbook.
  • Completion of Background Verification Check and TB screening.
  • Portfolio I requirements met.
  • Grade of "B" or better in EDU165 Orientation to Teacher Education.
  • Recommendation of the School of Education.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of one-third of the required courses must be completed through Silver Lake College of the Holy Family.
  • Students with a bachelor’s degree seeking teacher licensure must complete six credits at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family prior to student teaching.

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO STUDENT TEACHING

  • Successful completion of clinical experiences (at least a "B- grade").
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Satisfactory completion of liberal arts requirements, professional core courses and major/minor content courses prior to student teaching.
  • Portfolio II requirements met.
  • Personal interview with the Dean of the School of Education, Program Director and Major/Minor Advisor (and if possible, a local school administrator).
  • Demonstrate acceptable content area knowledge by end of semester prior to student teaching.
  • Recommendation of the School of Education.

PROGRAM EXIT AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

  • Satisfactory completion of student teaching experiences (at least a “B-” grade).
  • Satisfactory completion of Portfolio III.
  • Passing score on Wisconsin Foundations of Reading exam (EC, EC-MC, MC–EA).
  • Passing score on Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).
  • Candidates must complete all requirements for Wisconsin Teacher Licensure. 

Program Curriculum

Teacher Education Core Courses 44 credits
EDU 163 Educational Foundations 3
EDU 165 Orientation to Teacher Education 1
EDU 203 Technology and Media in Education 3
EDU 269 Differences in Development 3
EDU 270 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 271 Curriculum and Methods 3
EDU 359 Clinic (3 required) 3
EDU 360 Reading and Writing 3
EDU 361 Professional Seminar 1
EDU 335 Classroom Assessment and Adaptations 3
EDU 420 Classroom and Behavior Management 3
EDU 453 Student Teaching 12
PSY 274 Life Span Development 3

 

Early Childhood Courses 20 credits
EDU 223 Elementary Language Arts and Literature 3
EDU 224 Emergent Literacy and Language Arts 3
EDU 333 Reading and Remediation 3
EDU 334 Integrating the Arts 3
EDU 369 Social Studies Methods 3
EDU 370 Elementary Mathematics and Science Curriculum and Methods 3
___ 443 Curriculum and Methods in content minor 2
BIO 180 Environmental Education 0

 

Approved Minor 22-24 credits
Biology, Computer Science, English, History, Mathematics, Psychology, or Social Science  

 

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