College of Education

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science in Education

4YR Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Apache Junction
  • Aravaipa
  • Bullhead City
  • Chandler-Gilbert
  • Chinle
  • East Valley
  • Flagstaff
  • Fort Defiance
  • Ganado
  • Glendale
  • Kayenta
  • Keams Canyon
  • Kingman
  • Lake Havasu City
  • Mesa
  • Prescott
  • Scottsdale
  • Show Low
  • Signal Peak
  • South Mountain
  • Thatcher
  • Tuba City
  • Tucson
  • Verde Valley
  • West Valley
  • Whiteriver
  • Yuma

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4 ENG105 Notes
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
Notes: Required for admission to the Teacher Education Program
2. MAT150 Principles Of Mathematics I 3 MAT150 Notes
Description: Mathematical principles and processes underlying mathematics instruction in grades K-8; systems of whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, and irrationals. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Notes: Required for admission to the Teacher Education Program
3. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4 LIBSTLAB Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Required for admission to the Teacher Education Program
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAT155 Principles Of Mathematics II 3 MAT155 Notes
Description: Mathematical principles and processes underlying mathematics instruction in grades K-8; geometry and measurement; statistics and probability. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 150 with grade of C or better
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Notes: Required for admission to the Teacher Education Program
2. EDF200 Introduction To Education 3 EDF200 Notes
Description: Function of education in our society; duties and qualifications of those who teach in K-12 schools. (Not designed for post-degree state certification students.) Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Notes: Required for admission to the Teacher Education Program
3. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4 LIBSTLAB Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Required for admission to the Teacher Education Program
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ESE380 Intro To Exceptional Children 3
Description: Philosophy and psychology of teaching exceptional children with an overview of educational practices. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
2. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EPS324 Ed Psy In Elemn & Mid-sch Edu 3
Description: Principles of psychology applied to elementary and middle-school education. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
2. BME200 Intro Struct English Immersion 3
Description: This course provides an introduction to teaching content in English to limited English proficient students in grades P-12 using appropriate approaches, methods, and techniques. Students will become familiar with the study of the philosophy and theory of Structured English Immersion and techniques, approaches, and strategies of Structured English Immersion in P-12 settings. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
5. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Students must submit application for the Teacher Education Program during the 4th term.

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ECI308 Teacher Aid Practicum 1
Description: Field experience in an elementary or secondary school classroom; exposure to and practical experiences in the tasks of a classroom teacher. For elementary majors, this field experience is shared by numerous methods courses across several semesters. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "P" - "Pass"
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. ECI309 Integrated Literacy I 3
Description: Language acquisition and emergent literacy from birth through third grade. Examines contexts that support children's language and literacy development. ECI 310 may be taken concurrently. Contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Elementary Education, BAILS Learning & Pedagogy, BAS Early Childhood, BSED Early Childhood Milestone or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. ECI310 Integrated Literacy II 5
Description: Language and literacy development, from kindergarten through eighth grade. Supports children's reading, writing, and language arts pedagogy with current and classic research. 5 hrs. lecture, 1 hr. lab. ECI 309 may be taken concurrently. Contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Elementary Education or BAILS Learning & Pedagogy or BSED Early Childhood Milestone or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. EDF301W School And Society 3
Description: Studies social, historical, and political contexts of education in a multicultural, democratic society. Emphasizes intellectual traditions grounded in a spirited critical debate over the political, economic, and moral center of educational practice. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
5. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ECI300 Math In The Elementary School 3
Description: Teaching of mathematics in the elementary and junior high school; opportunity for the development of instructional materials. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (MAT 155 and {Elementary Education Milestone or BAILS Learning & Pedagogy Milestone}) or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
2. ECI306 Science In The Elementary Sch 3
Description: Objectives, content, and methodology of elementary science; selection and use of texts, equipment, and supplementary materials. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Elementary Education or BAILS Learning & Pedagogy Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. ECI307 Social Studies In The Elem Sch 3
Description: Role, objectives, and content of the social studies curriculum as well as methodology, selection of materials, and evaluation of social studies learning. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Elementary Education or BAILS Learning & Pedagogy Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Students must submit application for student teaching and graduation during the 6th term.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ECI321 Elementary School Curriculum 3
Description: Content, organization, methods, and materials for grades K-8. Lab and field experience. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Elementary Education or BAILS Learning & Pedagogy Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. ECI330 Evaluation Of Learning: Elem 3
Description: Principles and techniques of evaluation of achievement in education at the elementary level. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Elementary Education Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. ETC447 Technology In The Classroom 3
Description: Overview of technology used in schools, including computers, multimedia, telecommunications, distance learning, software preview, integration, issues, and trends. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. BME430 Structured English Immersion 3
Description: Theories and practices related to the development of curriculum materials and effective teaching methods for English Language Learners in both Structured English Immersion and mainstream classes. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BME 200
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
5. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
-Option B-
POS220 Federal & Arizona Constitution 3
Description: Basic course in the national and Arizona government designed to meet the requirements for state teacher certification. Not available for credit to political science majors or minors or for liberal studies credit. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
6. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 1
-Option B-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 2
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ECI490C Supervised Teaching: Elem 12
Description: Directs teaching in the early childhood and elementary grades: directed and cooperative preparation, teaching, and evaluation; conferences and seminars on theories, issues, and practices of effective elementary school instruction. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Elementary Education Milestone or International Exchange Student Group and passing AEPA Content Knowledge Test. In addition, if student teaching in Middle School, a passing score on the AEPA Subject Matter Test.
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "P" - "Pass"
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 155 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • A minimum of 120 units are required for this degree.
  • Several of the courses taken during the first three terms are required for admission to the Teacher Education Program and require specific grades.  Refer to the NAU Undergraduate Catalog for specific grade requirements.
  • All major courses (BME, ECI, EDF, EPS, ESE prefixes) require a minimum grade of C.
  • All content emphasis courses require a minimum grade of C.
  • Students must submit application for the Teacher Education Program during the 4th term.
  • Students must submit application for student teaching & graduation during the 6th term.
  • Student teaching (ECI 490C) requires a minimum cumulative NAU GPA of 2.5.
  • This program qualifies students for an Arizona Elementary (grades K-8) teaching certificate.
CONTACT INFORMATION

Student Services Office
College of Education
Building 27, Room 101
Phone:  928-523-2145
Email:  coe.stuserv@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.