University of Nebraska at Kearney
College of Education

1994-96 UNK Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Elementary/Early Childhood Education

Marilyn B. Hadley, Chair
Professors: R. Carlson, Hadley, Ludeman, Powell, Walker
Assistant Professors: Agard, Hansen, Hildebrand, Mahony, Roberson

Go to Elementary Education Major or
list of course descriptions.

Department Objectives

To provide the necessary undergraduate preparation in elementary education, early childhood education and middle grades education for students completing an initial endorsement in these areas;

To provide a fundamental background in the nature of infants, children and young adolescents for students completing programs in early childhood, elementary education and middle grades;

To provide courses to meet the needs of students enrolled in programs beyond those in the Department of Elementary/Early Childhood Education;

To provide appropriate educational experiences for a variety of populations in local preschools, elementary and middle schools.

Special Note: Full admission to the Teacher Education Program is required before Elementary Education Majors are allowed to enroll in the following: ART 360; ELED 370, 372, 373, 405, 463, and 465; PTE 464 and 400. Students are expected to meet with their advisor each semester to outline the requirements and establish a plan for admission to Teacher Education.

Elementary Education Major

Three major options are available:
I. Elementary Education Option-Bachelor of Arts in Education degree
II. Middle Grades Teaching Option-Bachelor of Arts in Education degree
Middle Grades Teaching Option-Bachelor of Science in Education degree
III. Early Childhood Education Option- Bachelor of Arts in Education degree

A minor in Early Childhood Education is available for students not pursuing certification in this area.

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