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					Students who began their freshman year before Fall 2003 may be allowed to make some substitutions in the
natural sciences Core requirements. Please see an Education advisor.


                               CURRICULUM FOR THE
                        BACHELOR OF ARTS IN EDUCATION
                           ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
                                   2010-2011

 This curriculum reflects course suggestions to fulfill requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in
Education degree at UM-Tupelo. Degree and admission requirements are subject to change. This
   curriculum may not reflect the requirements of Associate of Arts programs at Mississippi
   community colleges. Consult your academic advisor for Associate’s degree requirements.

              Freshman/Sophomore courses available at Mississippi Community Colleges
Core Curriculum - 47-49 hours

English Composition – 6 hours
       _______, _______ ENG 1113, 1123 English Composition I, II

Social and Behavioral Sciences – 9 hours
        _______ PSY 1513 General Psychology I

        _______, _______      History – Choose any two.


Mathematics and Sciences – 17-19 hours
      Physical Science with lab (Physics, Astronomy, or Physical Science II)
      _______ Choose one of the above.
      Biological Science with lab
      _______ Choose any science listed as BIO.
      College Algebra or more advanced mathematics course
      _______ MAT 1313 College Algebra or higher
      Science Elective (Chemistry or Physical Science I)
      _______ Choose one of the above.
      *Math or Science Elective
      _______ Choose Statistics, Trigonometry, Calculus, or any science not taken above

* Coursework to fulfill this requirement is available either at UM-Tupelo or online through UM Online. Elementary
        Education majors may apply no more than 62 community college credit hours to this degree. For that reason,
        it is strongly suggested that students complete either the Math/Science Elective OR the Humanities
        requirement with UM-Tupelo, ensuring that transfer credit does not exceed 62 hours.
                                                          See Back For More Requirements>>>>>>>
Freshman and Sophomore-level Education Core Courses, continued

Humanities and Fine Arts – 15 hours
     Literature
     _______, _______ Choose any two literatures.

        Fine Arts
        _______, _______       Choose any two 3-hour Art, Music, or Theatre appreciation courses. Three 1-hour
                               performance courses (band, voice, instrument) may replace one of the Fine Arts.
        *Humanities
        _______ Choose one PHI, MFL, an additional literature, or additional history. Additional
                  history or literature recommended if pursuing Social Studies or English concentrations.

* Coursework to fulfill this requirement is available either at UM-Tupelo or online through UM Online. Elementary
        Education majors may apply no more than 62 community college credit hours to this degree. It is suggested
        that students complete either the Math/Science Elective OR the Humanities requirement with UM-Tupelo,
        ensuring that transfer credit does not exceed 62 hours.


General Education - 15 hours
        _______     SPT 1113 Oral Communication
        _______     MAT 1723 The Real Number System
        _______     MAT 1733 Geometry, Measurement, and Probability
        _______     GEO 1113 World Geography
        _______     HPR 1213 Personal and Community Health



LOWER DIVISION TOTAL                    62-64 hours




IMPORTANT NOTES:
A minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.5 is required to enter education coursework, and a cumulative GPA of 2.75
is required to enter Phase II TEP of the Elementary Education program. Please be aware that GPA’s may change
after transferring due to differences in calculation methods. It is important to remember that Phase II begins with the
second semester for full-time education students.

The University of Mississippi-Tupelo strongly recommends that students provide test scores before transferring and
especially if applying for scholarships. Passing scores for the Praxis I or an appropriate ACT score (composite of at
least 21 with no subtest scores lower than 18) or SAT score (860 composite) are required for admission into Phase II
TEP and for most education scholarships. Please visit the Praxis website at http://www.ets.org/praxis and see your
academic advisor for more information.


BACKGROUND CHECKS: All candidates in the School of Education must have a background check performed
prior to beginning field experiences. Appointments can be scheduled on the School of Education’s website for the
following locations: Tupelo, Desoto County, Oxford, or Grenada. A fee of $45 will be charged to the candidate’s
Bursar account. Only one background check is required while in the teacher education program; however, if a
candidate is not enrolled at the University of Mississippi for more than one calendar year, a second background check
will be required. If a background check reveals a criminal history, the candidate may not be allowed
to participate in field experiences, which means he/she will not be able to complete the program.



          A maximum of 62 hours of community college credit may be applied toward a
   Bachelor of Arts in Education - Elementary Education degree at The University of Mississippi.
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Required Areas of Concentration (hours will vary according to concentration choices)
Two areas of concentration are required. A minimum of 18 hours is required in each area of concentration for
graduation from The University of Mississippi with this degree. Required hours may include core courses.
Computers (21 semester hours)
English (18 semester hours)
Fine Arts (18 semester hours)
Foreign Language (18 semester hours in one language)
Mathematics (18 semester hours)
Natural Science (18 semester hours)
Social Studies (18 hours from anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology, southern studies, or gender studies)
Special Education (21 hours to include: EDSP308 + EDSP 327, 329, 335, 402, 403 and 405)


Additional Required General Education Courses for Elementary Education – 9 hours

ENGL 250            Applied Writing (formerly ENGL 321 Advanced Composition)
ARED 361            Teaching of Art in the Elementary School
MUS 329             Music for Children


Junior Level Courses, Elementary Education (Phase I) – 12 hours

EDCI 352            Education, Society, and the K-12 Learner (Education majors only)
EDRD 355            Early Literacy Instruction I and II (6 hours, Education majors only)
EDSP 308            Introduction to Special Education (Education majors only)


Junior Level Phase II TEP Elementary Education – 6 hours
*EDCI 353       Planning and Teaching Strategies for Effective Classroom Practice
*EDRD 400       Reading Instruction in the Elementary School
                (EDRD 355 Early Literacy Instruction I and II is a pre-requisite for this class)
*Requires official admission to Phase II of the Teacher Education Program



First semester, Senior year “Block” - Phase II TEP Elementary Education, continued - 15 hours

EDEL     401       Social Studies in the Elementary School (2 hours)
EDEL     402       Art of Teaching Literacy in the Elementary School
EDEL     403       Mathematics for the Elementary School
EDEL     404      Science in the Elementary School (2 hours)
EDRD     414       Reading Diagnosis and Intervention
EDLE     417       Action Labs in the Elementary School (2 hours)




Second semester, Senior year - Phase III TEP Elementary Education - 15 hours

**EDLE 464 Student Teaching: Elementary Education (9 hours)
**EDCI 419 Effective Classroom Management for Teachers (EDEL 519 will not substitute for this class)
**Requires completion of Block Courses and official admission to Phase III of the TEP.

                                                      MINIMUM DEGREE PROGRAM TOTAL                                             124 hours

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IMPORTANT NOTES:


BACKGROUND CHECKS: All candidates in the School of Education must have a background check performed prior
to beginning field experiences. Appointments can be scheduled on the School of Education’s website for the following
locations: Tupelo, Desoto County, Oxford, or Grenada. A fee of $45 will be charged to the candidate’s Bursar account.
Only one background check is required while in the teacher education program; however, if a candidate is not enrolled
at the University of Mississippi for more than one calendar year, a second background check will be required. If a
background check reveals a criminal history, the candidate may not be allowed to participate in
field experiences, which means he/she will not be able to complete the program.


        Admission to Phase II of the Teacher Education Program (TEP)
        1.   Completion of 45 semester hours in the general core courses
        2.   GPA of 2.50 or higher on the Core Curriculum and overall GPA of 2.75 or higher
        3.   Appropriate scores on the Praxis I: PPST, ACT, or SAT
        4.   Formal application for admission to Teacher Education filed in Office of the Dean by deadline
        5.   Approval by the Teacher Education Committee



             Admission to Phase III of the Teacher Education Program (TEP )– Student Teaching
         1. Admission to the TEP
         2. A minimum grade of “C” in all professional education courses, with the exception of those required during
                  student teaching. If this minimum of “C” is not met, the course(s) must be retaken before enrolling in
                  the next level of professional education courses.
         3. Completion of all but two courses in the teaching field with a minimum grade of “C” (not including electives)
         4. Completion of 15 hours in residency at The University of Mississippi (includes Tupelo campus)




             General Requirements for Completing the B. A. E. in Elementary Education:

                         1. At least 124 semester hours
                         2. At least 30 semester hours of residence credit in School of Education
                            (includes The University of Mississippi-Tupelo)
                         3. Not more than 33 semester hours of correspondence and extension credit
                         4. Not more than 62 semester hours of transfer credit from community college
                            to be applied toward the degree.




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