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Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5339 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5339
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Email: admissions@madonna.edu

Elementary Curriculum Minor
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Elementary Curriculum Minor    
   Minor Courses (22 cr. to be chosen)    
      AED 3160   Art Education in Elementary Schools (AED*/EDU) 2 cr.  This survey of the purpose, scope, and developmental sequencing of Art Education in elementary schools focuses on childhood cognition and creativity. Focus is on identifying and practicing with authentic art experiences for children. Hands-on instruction with elementary level art materials utilizes the Elements and Principles of Art of Design, creativity, and imagination. Methods for infusing the visual arts across the elementary curriculum are explored. Pre-professional collaboration between Elementary and Art classroom teachers is fostered. 
      ENG 3030   Children's Literature and Drama (COM/ENG*) 3 cr.  A study of the world of children’s literature and the history of children’s literature with a focus on classic and contemporary works. Materials selected with reference to the interest, needs, and abilities of children. 
      EDU 3350   Language Arts and Linguistics Foundations 3 cr.  Application of linguistic theory to language arts education, including an overview of structural and transformational linguistics, and its impact on oral and written communication; techniques of handwriting, and an exploration of the theory and techniques of listening, speaking, and writing effectively in the English language. Prerequisite: EDU 3210. 
      MTH 2330   Learning and Teaching Number Concepts (EDU/MTH*) 3 cr.  Designed specifically for prospective elementary school teachers. Understanding and use of the underlying principles of key mathematical concepts in a problem solving environment. Focus on number sense and numeration, whole number operations, fractions and decimals, computational algorithms, patterns, relations, functions, and informal algebra. A variety of materials, activities, and strategies appropriate to teaching elementary school mathematics are used. Prerequisite: placement test or MTH 1040. A requirement in the program for elementary teacher certification. 
      MTH 2340   Learning and Teaching Geometric and Statistical Concepts (EDU/MTH*) 3 cr.  Second course designed specifically for prospective elementary school teachers. Understanding and use of key mathematical concepts in a problem solving environment. Focus on mathematical logic; properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric figures; similarity and congruence; motion geometry; common and metric measurement; statistical methods to describe, analyze, and use data; and probability applied in everyday life. A variety of materials, activities, and strategies appropriate to teaching elementary school mathematics are used. Prerequisite: MTH 2330. A requirement in the program for elementary teacher certification. 
      MUS 3090   Music for the Classroom Teacher (EDU/MUS*) 2 cr.  Development of the basic knowledge of the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic elements of music; introductory experiences in reading and playing music using the autoharp, guitar, piano, and recorder. The course is particularly designed for but not limited to, the elementary school teacher. Prerequisite: EDU 2000. 
      NSC 3730   Science Foundations I: Chemistry and Life Science (EDU/NSC*) 4 cr.  An introduction, for pre-service elementary teachers, to the basic concepts of matter: atoms, molecules, its changes, properties, and reactions. Plant and animal life, genetics, food cycle, changes in digestion, and ecosystems. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: MTH 1040 or equivalent. (For non-science majors.) 
      NSC 3740   Science FoundationsII: EarthScience Physics & Astronomy (EDU/NSC*) 4 cr.  A continuation of basic science concepts for pre-service elementary teachers; study of the solar system, the earth’s structure, and the laws and forces which govern our planet and the universe as a whole. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: MTH 1040 or equivalent. (For non-science majors.) 
      PED 3040   Physical Educ & Health for the Elem Classroom Teacher (EDU/PED*) 3 cr.  Designed to prepare elementary classroom teachers to teach Physical Education and Health. Topics include knowledge of PE and health curriculum, state and national standards, assessment, motor development, skills, fitness development, risk behaviors, instructional strategies and technologies. Prerequisites: EDU 2000 and EDU 3460. 
      SSC 3070   Social Studies Foundations (EDU/SSC*) 3 cr.  Interdisciplinary course comprising selected topics in Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology integrated into an overview of the structure of the respective disciplines and designed to provide solid content background and resources for elementary school teachers. Prerequisites: SOC 1020, and PSC 1510 or GEO 3050. 
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