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Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
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Comprehensive Elementary Education Major: Bach Arts
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Comprehensive Elementary Education Major: Bach Arts    
   Major Courses (45 cr. to be chosen)    
      PSY 1010   General Psychology 3 cr.  The science of behavior and mental processes: sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, emotion, personality development, adjustment, and maladjustment. 
      SOC 1020   Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.  Foundations and principles of social order, social control, social institutions, and social life in America and other cultures. Focus on how people’s conditions, character, and life chances are influenced by organizations and institutions. Emphasis on critical thinking about practices and beliefs in a variety of social contexts. 
      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. 
      WL  2710   Language Acquisition 2 cr.  A survey course on the fundamentals of second language acquisition. Issues pertaining to syntax, semantics, and phonology; contrasts of first- and second-language acquisition as well as social and infrastructural factors that affect the learning process (monolingual vs. bilingual societies, monoglossia vs. diglossia, cultural capital). 
      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. 
      GEO 3050   World Regional Geography 3 cr.  Regional study of the earth’s realms; cultural and physical factors affecting people; effects of the demographic and industrial revolutions of the world. 
      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. 
      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. 
      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. 
      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. 
      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.) 
      EDU 4960   Senior Seminar for Elementary Educators 3 cr.  Capstone course for senior-level students in comprehensive elementary education major. Students reflect on and revise units they have created in their coursework, exploring ways: a) to engage diverse learners; b) provide opportunities for more students to be successful; and c) more richly evaluate student learning. Students revise and present their portfolios, and create an electronic portfolio in order to make their work more accessible while demonstrating technological literacy. Prerequisite: Must be taken in the final twenty semester hours of the degree program. 
      Electives (1 cr. to be chosen)    
         COM 1050   Communication Concepts and Contexts 3 cr.  Principles of communication applied to interpersonal, group, and public speaking situations. Emphasis on verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, persuasive techniques, delivery, and responding to messages. Opportunity to practice speaking skills. 
         EDU 4180   Education Workshop 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)   
         ENG 2620   Language and Culture 3 cr.  How and why people communicate in the ways they do. Habitual talking, listening, and writing behaviors of individuals and groups, as well as the influences of home, community, and culture on the language structures and language uses of individuals. Culture, as it influences linguistic preference, are considered, along with methods of semiotic and discursal analysis. 
         HIS 2760   Michigan History 3 cr.  Significant people and events during Michigan’s long history, including the roles of the Native Americans, the French, the British, the Toledo War, Civil War, Michigan’s economic growth, the Great Depression, the roles of labor and minorities, and discussion of the several state constitutions. 
         HIS 4631   Global Studies: Modern Africa (HIS*/PSC) 3 cr.  Study of selected historical and political problems and themes related to modern sub-Saharan Africa, with attention to relationships with the non-African world. 
         HIS 4632   Global Studies: Modern Asia (HIS*/PSC) 3 cr.  Study of selected historical and political problems and themes related to modern Asia, with an emphasis on China, Japan, and India, and attention to domestic developments and global relationships. 
         HIS 4633   Global Studies: Modern Latin America (HIS*/PSC) 3 cr.  Study of selected historical and political problems and themes related to modern Latin America, with attention to regional and global relationships. 
         HIS 4634   Global Studies: Modern Middle East (HIS*/PSC) 3 cr.  Study of selected historical and political problems and themes related to the modern Middle East, with an emphasis on Arab and Islamic cultures, attention to the non-Arab and non-Islamic dimensions of the region and to global relationships. 
         PSC 1510   American Government 3 cr.  American political structure to include the organization, powers, functions and services of national, state and local government and their interdependence in seeking solutions to contemporary social, economic, and political issues. 
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