NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY


ELEMENTARY EDUCATION GUIDE
To meet state certification requirements through Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Northwest’s elementary education program has very specific Northwest Core and major-specific requirements. Students must meet specific admission criteria for all professional education programs. This criteria need not be met prior to being admitted to the university. Please visit this website for detailed admission criteria for the School of Education: http://www.nwmissouri.edu/education/peu/tess/admissions.htm

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION COMMON PROFESSIONAL COMPONENT
Required - Major level course requirements
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EDU 110 EXPLORING TEACHING (3) EDCI 62107 ECOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENTAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (2)
EDCI 62111 ECOLOGY OF TEACHING (1)
EDCI 62112 DEVELOPMENTAL FOUNDATIONS (1)
EDCI 62113 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY I (1)
  
EDU 213 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION (3) EDCI 62107 ECOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENTAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (2)
EDCI 62111 ECOLOGY OF TEACHING (1)
EDCI 62112 DEVELOPMENTAL FOUNDATIONS (1)
EDCI 62113 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY I (1)
  
EDU 245 EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER (3) EDCI 62109 POSITIVE COMMUNICATION IN AN INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM (2)
EDCI 62117 INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS AND POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS (1)
EDCI 62118 TEACHING IS COMMUNICATION (1)
EDCI 62119 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY III (1)
  
PSY 121 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3) PSYC 08333 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)
PSYC 08907 BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT
  
NORTHWEST CORE (EDUCATION) - SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Required - Must take a Geography and Psychology course
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GEO 121 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY (3) GEOG 32101 INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY (3)
GEOG 32916 HUMANISTIC STUDIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT
  
PSY 281 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3) PSYC 08299 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)   
civics
Required - Choose one political science and one history course. (Can be waived by AA, or AAT)
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HIS 151 U.S. HISTORY TO 1877 (3) HIST 33155 THE UNITED STATES TO 1877 (3)   
HIS 152 U.S. HISTORY SINCE 1877 (3) HIST 33156 THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1877 (3)   
POL 111 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT (3) POLS 34924 AMERICAN EXPERIENCES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT   
written communication
Required - choose two writing courses. (Can be waived by AA, or AAT)
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ENG 105 COMPOSITION I (3) ENGL 10111 COMPOSITION I: ACADEMIC LITERACIES (3)   
ENG 106 COMPOSITION II (3) ENGL 10112 COMPOSITION II: WRITING AS ENGAGEMENT (3)   
oral communication
Required - Choose one. (Can be waived by AA, or AAT)
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SPC 101 FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION (3) COM 29102 FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION (3)   
SPC 112 PUBLIC SPEAKING (3) COM 29102 FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION (3)   
SPC 122 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3) COM 29903 ORAL COMMUNICATION NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT   
NORTHWEST CORE (EDUCATION) - LIFE SCIENCE
Required - Choose One
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BIO 105 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY (W/LAB) (4) BIOL 04102 GENERAL BIOLOGY (3)
BIOL 04103 GENERAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY (1)
  
BIO 112 GENERAL BIOLOGY I (W/LAB) (4) BIOL 04102 GENERAL BIOLOGY (3)
BIOL 04103 GENERAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY (1)
  
NORTHWEST CORE (EDUCATION) - PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Required - Choose One
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PHS 113 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL SCIENCE (4) PHSC 40102 THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES (3)
PHSC 40103 PHYSICAL SCIENCE LABORATORY (1)
  
PHS 125 PHYSICAL SCIENCE (W/LAB) (4) PHSC 40102 THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES (3)
PHSC 40103 PHYSICAL SCIENCE LABORATORY (1)
  
NORTHWEST CORE (EDUCATION) - MATHEMATICAL REASONING
Required - Choose One
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MAT 117 MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS (3) MATH 17171 FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS (3)   
literature
Required - Choose one. (Can be waived by AA or AAT)
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LIT 101 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (3) ENGL 10220 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (3)   
LIT 110 AMERICAN LITERATURE TO MID-1800’S (3) ENGL 10233 AMERICAN LITERATURE: BEGINNINGS TO 1865 (3)
ENGL 10908 LITERATURE CORE EQUIVALENT
  
LIT 111 AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE MID-1800’S (3) ENGL 10234 AMERICAN LITERATURE: 1865 TO THE PRESENT (3)
ENGL 10908 LITERATURE CORE EQUIVALENT
  
LIT 130 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE (3) ENGL 10908 LITERATURE CORE EQUIVALENT
ENGL 10916 HUMANISTIC STUDIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT
  
LIT 140 BRITISH LITERATURE I (3) ENGL 10245 ENGLISH LITERATURE: BEOWULF THROUGH THE 18TH CENTURY (3)
ENGL 10908 LITERATURE CORE EQUIVALENT
  
LIT 141 BRITISH LITERATURE II (3) ENGL 10246 ENGLISH LITERATURE: ROMANTICS TO THE PRESENT (3)
ENGL 10908 LITERATURE CORE EQUIVALENT
  
LIT 150 WORLD LITERATURE I (3) ENGL 10908 LITERATURE CORE EQUIVALENT
ENGL 10916 HUMANISTIC STUDIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT
  
LIT 161 THE SHORT STORY (3) ENGL 10908 LITERATURE CORE EQUIVALENT   
LIT 177 DRAMATIC LITERATURE (3) ENGL 10908 LITERATURE CORE EQUIVALENT   
LIT 178 MYTHOLOGICAL AND BIBLICAL LITERATURE (3) ENGL 10908 LITERATURE CORE EQUIVALENT   
LIT 184 YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE (3) ENGL 10908 LITERATURE CORE EQUIVALENT   
LIT 210 THE GRAPHIC NOVEL (3) ENGL 10908 LITERATURE CORE EQUIVALENT   
humanistic studies
Choose two from two different areas (Can be waived by AA or AAT)
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ANT 105 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3) CORE 90916 HUMANISTIC STUDIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT
SOC 35108 GENERAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3)
  
BUS 180 BUSINESS ETHICS (3) PHIL 39909 HUMANISTIC STUDIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT   
CLS 150 LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE (3) HUM 26909 HUMANITIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT   
FLF 141 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I (4) LANG 14131 FRENCH: COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE I (3)   
FLS 141 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I (4) LANG 14141 SPANISH: COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE I (3)   
FLS 142 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II (4) LANG 14142 SPANISH: COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE II (3)   
GEO 121 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY (3) GEOG 32101 INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY (3)
GEOG 32916 HUMANISTIC STUDIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT
  
HIS 110 WESTERN CIVILIZATION: ANCIENT TO EARLY MODERN (3) HUM 26102 WESTERN CIVILIZATION I: THE ANCIENT WORLD TO 1500 (3)   
HIS 111 WESTERN CIVILIZATION: EARLY MODERN TO PRESENT (3) HUM 26103 WESTERN CIVILIZATION II: 1500 TO THE PRESENT (3)   
HIS 142 MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES (3) HUM 26909 HUMANITIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT   
HIS 211 MODERN ASIAN HISTORY (3) CORE 90916 HUMANISTIC STUDIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT   
HIS 231 CONTEMPORARY WORLD AFFAIRS (3) CORE 90916 HUMANISTIC STUDIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT   
HIS 253 AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY AND CULTURE (3) CORE 90916 HUMANISTIC STUDIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT   
HIS 257 AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY (3) CORE 90916 HUMANISTIC STUDIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT   
HIS 268 AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN VIETNAM (3) HUM 26909 HUMANITIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT   
HUM 164 NON-WESTERN CULTURE-JAPAN (3) HUM 26909 HUMANITIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT   
LIT 130 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE (3) ENGL 10908 LITERATURE CORE EQUIVALENT
ENGL 10916 HUMANISTIC STUDIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT
  
LIT 150 WORLD LITERATURE I (3) ENGL 10908 LITERATURE CORE EQUIVALENT
ENGL 10916 HUMANISTIC STUDIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT
  
PHI 101 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (3) PHIL 39171 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (3)   
PHI 105 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (3) PHIL 39275 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS (3)   
REL 101 SURVEY OF WORLD RELIGIONS (3) HUM 26162 COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS (3)   
SOC 115 SOCIAL PROBLEMS (3) CORE 90916 HUMANISTIC STUDIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT
SOC 35230 SOCIAL PROBLEMS (3)
SOC 35906 SOCIAL SCIENCE NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT
  
SOC 200 MINORITY GROUP RELATIONS (3) CORE 90916 HUMANISTIC STUDIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT
SOC 35337 RACE AND ETHNIC ISSUES IN MODERN SOCIETY (3)
SOC 35906 SOCIAL SCIENCE NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT
  
NORTHWEST CORE (EDUCATION) - FINE ARTS
Required - Choose One
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ART 101 ART APPRECIATION (3) ART 13102 ART APPRECIATION (3)
CORE 90916 HUMANISTIC STUDIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT
  
MUS 100 MUSIC APPRECIATION (3) MUS 19201 THE ENJOYMENT OF MUSIC (3)
MUS 19916 HUMANISTIC STUDIES NORTHWEST CORE EQUIVALENT
  
digital literacy
Required - Choose one. Cannot be waived by AA degree.
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CSC 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (3) CSIS 44130 COMPUTERS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (3)   
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