Elementary Education

Elementary Education

The Elementary Education program at the University of Mobile provides you with the knowledge and experience to:

  • Create a positive classroom environment using effective management strategies as well as innovative teaching techniques
  • Utilize the Alabama Course of Study for children’s successful mastery of skills
  • Employ effective teaching methods in all content areas
  • Implement strategies that foster improvements student literacy

 

Admission Requirements
  • Formal written application; and ALSDE code 290-3-3-.04(3)(a)1.
  • fingerprint clearance (this is required in TE 201) from the ABI and FBI through an
    approved Alabama State Department of Education provider ALSDE Code 290-3-3-.04(3)(a)2,(i)
  • Focus2 and Strengths Results (contact Mrs. Brenda Davis bdavis@umobile.edu if you need your password to log in or to complete either of these assessments)
  • an impromptu written essay; and (required in TE 305 or TE 306)
  • a completed interview ALSDE Code 290-3-3-.04(3)(a)2,(vi);
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in the program, in professional studies,
    and in teaching field; also a minimum overall transcript GPA of2.75 is required (with a grade of”C” or higher in all Professional Studies (TE) Classes AND Teaching Field Classes) Data will be gathered to ensure each accepted cohort of Class B programs meet or exceeds the minimum 3.0 GPA. ALSDE Code 290-3-3-.02(b)J,, 290-3-3-.04(3)(a)2.(iv)
  • a passing score in all areas (Math, Reading, and Writing) on the appropriate Praxis I
    CORE Basic Skills Test (required in TE 201) as approved by the state of Alabama. You may register for this test at https://www.ets.org/portal/site/iserpraxis/menuitem.lb7tobe6 788d6 l 8e6c4l265a7beb1509

    • ALSDE Code 290-3-3-.04(3)(a)2,(ii)
  • Physical Education Majors ONLY -1st Fitness Assessment must be completed before Admission to Teacher Education (Schedule a time with your advisor)
  • For Early Childhood OR Elementary Majors ONLY, a passing score on the PRAXIS (Content) II; [see page with Praxis Test Codes); (Required in TE 305 or before)
  • Proof of experiences in the schools; and ALSDE Code 290-3-3-.04(3)(a)2.(vii)
Professional Studies Courses
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
TE 201 Foundations of Education 3
TE 301 Human Growth and Development 3
TE 304 Introduction to Exceptional Children and Youth 3
TE 305 Principles and Ethics of Teaching in the Elementary School (TE 201) 3
TE 405 Education and Technology (TE 305) 3
TE 412 Classroom Management (TE 305) 3
TE 421 Evaluation of Teaching and Learning (TE 305) 3
TE 422 Educational Psychology (TE 305) 3
TE 423 Student Teaching and Seminar 9
TE 433 edTPA Professional Development Seminar (Co-req. TE 423) 3
Total: 36

Prerequisites in parentheses

Teaching Field Courses
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
TE 308 Integrating Arts in ECE & Elem (TE 305) 3
TE 309 Methods of Teaching Social Studies (TE 305) 3
TE 311 Methods of Teaching Language Arts (TE 305) 3
TE 312 Methods of Teaching Mathematics (TE 305) 3
TE 322 The Inclusive Classroom (TE 304, 305) 3
TE 400 Methods of Teaching Science  (TE 305) 3
TE 406 Early Childhood Curriculum 3
TE 411 Methods of Teaching Reading (TE 305) 3
TE 413 Literacy and the Young Child (TE 305) 3
TE 419 Diagnostic and Corrective Reading (TE 305 & 411 or TE 413) 3
KIN 221 School Health 3
Total: 33
Total Major Credit Hours: 69

Prerequisites in parentheses

Tuition & Fees
Based on Fall Semester Spring Semester Total Annual
Tuition (12-17 hours) $10,100 $10,100 $20,200
Comprehensive Fees $600 $600 $1,200
*Room & Board (see below) $4,800 $4,800 $9,600
Estimated Total (Commuter) $10,700 $10,700 $21,400
Estimated Total (On Campus) $15,500 $15,500 $31,000
Room & Board Fall Semester Spring Semester Total Annual
Board $2,100 $2,100 $4,200
Room Options:
Avery Woods, The Parks $2,400 $2,400 $4,800
Arendall, Bedsole, Ingram Halls $2,400 $2,400 $4,800
Faulkner, Samford Halls $2,700 $2,700 $5,400
The Timbers $2,950 $2,950 $5,900
Private Room Charge (based on availability) $500 $500 $1,000

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See full 2016-2017 Tuition & Fees.