Overview

The purpose of the Elementary Education program is to prepare students to provide appropriate learning experiences which meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of children in kindergarten through grade six.

 

 


 

 

 

Success

 

Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • An application with Piedmont International University
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Follow all steps of admissions

 

 

Objectives

 

Upon completion of the program, the Elementary Education majors should be  equipped to do the following:

  • Cultivate a personal philosophy of education that integrates biblically- based truth in elementary curriculum and instruction;
  • Recall the basic elements of legal and legislative issues in regards to teaching, learning, and supervision of students in a school environment;
  • Recognize student diversity and assimilate methods of differentiation that makes learning a successful event;
  • Select and implement classroom management strategies that produce a stable atmosphere of learning;
  • Employ instructional methods, concepts, technologies, and strategies that contribute to an effective learning environment for all disciplines of study;
  • Formulate authentic assessments that reflect results that are valid and reliable;
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of curriculum choices based on current pedagogical theories and student needs.
 

 

Summary of Required Hours

Biblical Studies 30
General Education 38
Professional Studies
26
Specialty Area
36
Total 130

 

Articulation Agreement with Winston-Salem State University

Upon recommendation of the Education Faculty and the Academic Standards and Curriculum Committee of Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), specified Piedmont International University elementary education courses are now eligible for transfer and will be accepted for credit under the terms of an articulation agreement beginning in the first summer session of 2017. Please contact the Dean of the Moore School of Education, Dr. Harlie Miller, for more information concerning the exciting benefits of participating in this option.

 

 

Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BO101     Old Testament Survey     3 hours
ED201     Foundations of Education*     3 hours
GE101     English Composition I*     3 hours
GH101     Survey of World History I     3 hours
GT100     Student Life Seminar     1 hour
PT101     Evangelism     2
PE      PE Activity     1

Total Hours  16

 

Spring Semester

BH104     Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation     2 hours
BN102     New Testament Survey     3 hours
BP102     Christian Ethics     2 hours
ED202     Early Field Experience*     1 hour
GC111     Mathematics Survey*     3 hours
GE102     English Composition II     3 hours
GP202     General Psychology     3 hours

Total Hours  17

* Must make C or better

 

Fall Semester

BH201     Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism     2 hours
CE201     Philosophy of Christian Education*     3 hours
ED203     Diverse Learners*     3 hours
GC207     Survey of Physical Science     3 hours
GS201     Principles of Speech     3 hours
Bible Elective     3 hours

Total Hours  17

* Must make C or better 

 

Spring Semester

BH202     Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology     2 hours
ED302     Human Growth & Development*     3 hours
EE302     Children’s Literature*     3 hours
GC208     General Biology Survey      3 hours
GF106     Survey of Fine Arts     3 hours
GH201/202     U. S. History to/since 1865     3 hours

Total Hours  17

Fall Semester

BT301     Bible Doctrine I     3 hours
ED303     Educational Assessments*     3 hours
ED305     Educational Technology*     3 hours
EE301     Teaching Bible to Children*     3 hours
EE307     Teaching Science in the Elementary School*     3 hours
GH204     American Government     3 hours

Total Hours  18

 

Spring Semester

BN402     Acts     2 hours
BT302     Bible Doctrine II     3 hours
EE304     Methods & Materials of Elementary PE & Health*     3 hours
EE306     Social Studies for Elem. School*     3 hours
EE309     Teaching Reading & Language Arts I*     3 hours
EE311     Math for the Elem. Educator*     3 hours

Total Hours  17

* Must make C or better

Fall Semester

ED301     Educational Psychology*     3 hours
EE310     Teaching Reading & Language Arts II*    3 hours
EE401     Teaching Elementary Math*     3 hours
EE405     Teaching Elementary Fine Arts*     3 hours
EE421     Education Practicum*    1 hour
EN___     Literature Survey    3 hours

Total Hours  16

 

Spring Semester

EE422     Student Teaching*     12 hours

Total hours 12

* Must make C or better

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