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Elementary–Middle Education (Grades 1–8)

The Marian University major in early elementary-middle education prepares students for teaching grades 1-8 and leads to a bachelor of science degree in education.

The program prepares students to view children and youth in a holistic manner, to understand the developing human person, to assess learning and to teach through the application of age-appropriate curriculum and teaching methodology. Students will graduate prepared for certification and licensure in the state of Wisconsin.

Teacher Education Department

Elementary-Middle Education (EME)
The mission of Teacher Education Elementary-Middle Programs is to prepare candidates for the teaching profession by providing candidates with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to assist them to develop the pedagogical, content, and technological skills necessary to function effectively as a teacher in the areas of early childhood, elementary, middle school, and secondary education.

Program Learning Outcomes
After completion of this program, candidates will demonstrate:

  1. An understanding of the teaching standards, including the knowledge, skills, and dispositions expected of a professional teacher.
  2. Academic competence in a broad base of general education and in a major appropriate for the licensure being sought and demonstrate knowledge of a variety of effective teaching methods and materials (including technology) which utilize skills that effectively apply content knowledge and knowledge of children and adolescents to the learning environment.
  3. The ability to design instruction effectively using a variety of instructional strategies and adapting instruction to encourage the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills for all students. Candidates also reflect on the instructional process to improve future teaching and learning experiences.
  4. An understanding and an ability to design, assess, and evaluate (both formal and informal) assessments for student learning and reflects on the assessment process to improve future teaching and learning experiences.
  5. An understanding of a diverse student population and apply appropriate instructional strategies and assessments that acknowledge sensitivity to students' diverse learning needs.

Licensure: Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Education, ages 6-12 or 13 (grades 1-8)

General Education Program: 46-49 credits University requirements, including ART 103; BIO 100 and BIO 150, or BIO 104 or BIO 114; CHE 101 or CHE 103 or PHS 102 or PHS 108 or PHS 110 or PHS 203 or PHS 211; MUS 101 or MUS 200, or MUS 202 or MUS 203 or MUS 205; COM 101 or COM 232; HIS 101; PSY 105; EDU 202; MAT 150

Other requirements
9 credits:
POS 205 American Government, 3 cr.
MAT 151 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II, 3 cr.
HIS 102 or HIS 111 or HIS 112, 3 cr.
Elementary-middle and education courses

55 credits as follows:
43 credits:
EDU 010 Field Experience One, ½ cr.
EDU 020 Field Experience Two, ½ cr.
EDU 030 Field Experience Three, ½ cr.
EDU 040 Field Experience Four, ½ cr.
EDU 100 Introduction to Education, 1 cr.
EDU 200 Technology in Education, 3 cr.
EDU 202 Psychology of Learning, 3 cr.
EDU 210 Classroom Management, 2 cr.
EDU 213 Introduction to Exceptional Education, 3 cr.
EDU 301 Intercultural Studies for Educators, 3 cr.
EDU 412 Educational Measurement and Assessment, 3 cr.
EME 206 Health and Physical Education Curriculum and Methods, 2 cr.
EME 303 Primary Reading: Teaching and Assessment, 3 cr.
EME 304 Intermediate Reading: Teaching and Assessment, 3 cr.
EME 306 Music Curriculum and Methods, 2 cr.
EME 311 Art Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle Schools, 2 cr.
EME 312 Teaching Language Arts, 4 cr.
EME 316 Mathematics Curriculum and Methods, 3 cr.
EME 322 Social Studies Curriculum and Methods, 3 cr.
EME 332 Science Curriculum and Methods, 3 cr.

12 credits:
EME 430 Clinical Practice and Seminar - Elementary-Grades 1-8, 1-12 cr.
EME 450 Clinical Practice and Seminar - Minor, 3-6 cr.

20.1 ACT

Fun Fact

The average ACT composite score of incoming first year students at Marian is 20.1, which is higher than several colleges in the area (Source: Marian University Office of Institutional Research, Incoming Class of 2013-14 ).

Campus Info

Marian University - Main Campus
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

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