Maybe you don’t learn everything you need to know in kindergarten, but elementary school teachers certainly have a great responsibility for providing young students with a strong foundation for academic and social success.
Nicholls understands that it takes more than a few boxes of crayons to manage a classroom. Teacher education courses help students learn how to develop lesson plans incorporating cutting-edge teaching strategies and technology. Classroom observations and student teaching experiences prepare future teachers for the reality of what it’s like to work in elementary education today.
All candidates in the Elementary Education program must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and a “C” or above in all coursework.
Elementary Education candidates are required to take courses in:
- Methods in providing a multicultural environment
- Methods in Creative Arts and Music
- Methods in Language and Literature, Math, Science, and Technology
- Methods in Developmental Reading Methods in Elementary Education
- Classroom Management and Lesson Planning
Field Experiences: Elementary Education candidates complete various field experiences throughout required coursework and a student teaching experience that is completed at the end of the program. These experiences include observations and teaching whole group, small group and individual instruction in public school settings as well as experiences within the Demonstration Room within the College of Education.
Candidates must also complete Praxis I and the following three sections of Praxis II for Louisiana Teacher certification in Elementary Education: PLT: K – 6th , Special Education: Mild Moderate, and Elementary Content Knowledge
Praxis I must be completed prior to entering EDUC 250 (Introduction to Education) and Praxis II must be completed prior to the final student teaching semester.