Elementary Education Major & Teacher Education Program

Drury University

Program Description

Elementary Education Major & Teacher Education Program

Drury University

The elementary education major and Teacher Education Program are unique for its partnership with the neighborhood schools and the Yale University Child Study Center in New Haven, CT. Education majors connect theory with practice by completing clinical experiences as an integrated part of their professional course work.

For example, reading, mathematics and science methods courses schedule blocks of time when the class and the professor work as a team with teachers at local elementary schools to deliver individualized instruction to children. The result is increased academic performance by the children, and better qualified education students who graduate with practical experience and the ability to connect theory to practice.

The elementary education curriculum consists of the Drury CORE Curriculum, education courses and a combination of additional subject area courses that fulfill the 21-hour concentration area required for state certification.

Course Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts with Drury CORE
  • Previous Academic Advising Worksheets
  • 2014-15 Bachelor of Arts with CORE
  • 2013-2014 Bachelor of Arts with CORE
  • 2012-2013 Bachelor of Arts with CORE
  • Important Resources

Teacher Education Admission Procedures

Degree Requirements

Semester 1: (16-17 hours)

  • Drury Seminar
  • The American Classroom
  • Teacher Aide
  • Professional Preparation for the Field of Teacher Education
  • Presentational Speaking
  • Mathematical Connections

Choose one of the following:

  • Introduction to Psychology OR
  • Introduction to Sociology

Semester 2: (16-17 hours)

  • Drury Explorations
  • Psychology of Human Growth and Development
  • Methods of Teaching Health and Physical Education
  • Technology in the Classroom
  • Science and Discovery CORE g-tag

Choose one of the following:

  • United States History to 1865 OR
  • United States History 1865 to Present

Semester 3: (15 hours)

  • Educational Psychology and Assessment
  • Education of the Exceptional Child
  • Expository Writing
  • Foreign Language CORE

Choose one of the following:

  • World Regional Geography I OR
  • World Regional Geography II

*Admission to teacher education required beyond this point

Semester 4: (17 hours)

  • Global Foundations
  • Economics Education
  • Personal Wellness
  • Foreign Language CORE Elective

Choose one of the following:

  • Creative Writing I: Fiction OR
  • Creative Writing I: Poetry OR
  • Creative Writing I: Nonfiction

Semester 5: (16 hours)

  • Classroom Management
  • Methods of Teaching Children’s Literature
  • Methods of Teaching Language Arts
  • Fundamental Math Concepts I
  • Ethics CORE

Choose one of the following:

  • History of Art and Architecture I OR
  • History of Art and Architecture II OR
  • Introduction to Music

Semester 6: (16-17 hours)

  • Reading Practicum I
  • Methods of Teaching Reading
  • Elementary School Curriculum
  • Fine Arts Invention CORE
  • Science and Discovery CORE g-tag
  • Fundamental Math Concepts II

*Student teaching application due August 1st

Semester 7: (16 hours)

  • Methods of Teaching Elementary Science
  • Reading Practicum II
  • Correction of Reading Problems
  • Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics
  • Science Elective
  • Elective

*Please note that all students must attempt the state-determined content exam(s) prior to student teaching. If the exam(s) is not passed the student will enroll in EDUC 475 Review for Teacher Certification Examinations during the student teaching semester.

Semester 8: (12 hours)

  • Methods of Teaching Reading in the Content Field
  • Student Teaching on the Elementary School Level

All students are required to earn the specified grades for all courses leading to state certification. A complete list of those grade requirements is provided at www.drury.edu/education/state-certification.

Students are required to use the advising sheet found at www.drury.edu/education to fulfill your graduation and state certification requirements. This documentation must be reviewed with your academic advisor each semester prior to registration.

The Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education -- Office of Educator Quality is working with representative stakeholders groups to redesign the standards for educator preparation including certification requirements. These changes and implementation schedule will be communicated to students through individual advising sessions, meetings, and/or other university communications. If there are any questions and/or concerns, please contact the Director of Educator Preparation in the Office of Educator Quality (in Jefferson City, Missouri).

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 11, 2018
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Sept. 2018
8 semesters
USA - Springfield, Missouri
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USA - Springfield, Missouri
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