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Fredrikson School of Education The Fredrikson School of Education offers undergraduate majors in elementary education, secondary and K-12 education, special education and a graduate degree that leads to initial teacher certification. With its nationally accredited educator preparation programs, the Fredrikson School of Education embraces professional standards for quality initial teacher preparation, including knowledge of the learner and learner differences, content knowledge, instructional practice and professional responsibility.    Mission: The USF Roger and Ruth Fredrikson School of Education prepares educators with the knowledge, skills and dispositions requisite to achieve lifelong learning for all students. Student Learning Outcomes for All Programs: Student learning outcomes conform to the standards adopted by the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), which are: 1. The teacher understands how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and physical areas and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences. 2. The teacher uses understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards. 3.  The teacher works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning and self-motivation. 4.  The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content. 5. The teacher understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues. 6.  The teacher understands and uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making. 7. The teacher plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context. 8. The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways. 9. The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and

uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals and the community) and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner. 10.  The teacher seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals and community members to ensure learner growth and to advance the profession

Elementary Education Curriculum The list below includes the liberal arts core, as well as courses required for SD certification. Teaching endorsements may be added to the major. ❏ BIO100 General Biology ❏ CST100 Fundamentals of Communication ❏ ENG Core Elective ___________________________ ❏ ENG300 Literature for Children and Adolescents ❏ EXS200 Dimensions of Wellness ❏ FA215 K-8 Arts Integration (Core Creative Arts) ❏ HIS200 A History of The United States ❏ LAR111 Writing and Intellectual Traditions I ❏ LAR112 Writing and Intellectual Traditions II ❏ Fine Arts Core Elective _________________________ ❏ MAT113 College Algebra ❏ MAT222 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I ❏ MAT223 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II ❏ NSC120 Physical Science ❏ NSC121 Earth Science ❏ PSC211 American Federal Government ❏ PSY201 General Psychology ❏ SSC205 World Geography ❏ THE140 Introduction to the Bible ❏ THE240 Introduction to Christian Thought and Practice Elementary Education major courses: ❏ EDU201 Foundations of Education ❏ EDU202 Exceptional Students ❏ EDU218 Paraprofessional in Education ❏ EDU231 Native American Studies For Educators ❏ EDU240 Technology in Education ❏ EDU251 Human Relations ❏ EDU304 Assessment and Evaluation in the Classroom ❏ EDU314 K-8 Math Methods ❏ EDU315 K-8 Social Studies Methods ❏ EDU316 K-8 Science Methods ❏ EDU320 Literacy: Middle Level ❏ EDU323 Literacy: Early Reading Instruction ❏ EDU324 Developmental and Educational Psychology ❏ EDU326 Literacy: Writing Instruction ❏ EDU405 Instructional Management ❏ EDU406 Student Teaching: Elementary




2015-2017 USF Academic Catalog  

2015-2017 academic catalog for the University of Sioux Falls.