Concordia University

Early Childhood/Elementary Education Teacher Licensure 2009-2013

Early Childhood/Elementary, Age 3 - Grade 8

Degree
Bachelor of Arts

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General Education

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits

Communications:

English Composition

Introduction to Speech

3 upper-division courses at Concordia

WR 121 English Composition WR 122 (123 is recommended)

SP/COMM 111 Fundamentals of Speech

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Fine Arts:

Art, Music, and Theatre

ART 101, 102, 103, 115, 116, 117 , 131, 141, 142, 143, 181, 197, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 218, 220, 221, 221A, 224, 231, 237, 243, 253, 256, 266, 270, 276, 277, 279, 281, 284, 287, 291, 292, 293, 295, D 169, 170, MUS 105, 106, 108, 110, 111, 111C, 112, 112C, 113, 113C, 131, 158, 170, 191, 191P, 192, 192P, 193, 193P, 201A, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211A, 211B, 212A, 212B, 213A, 213B, 220, 221, TA 101, 111, 112, 113, 141, 142, 143, 144, 147, 148, 155, 160, 180A-D, 190A-C, 227, 240, 241, 242, 243, 253A, 261, 274, 290A-C

 

 

 

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Humanities:

Literature, Non-U.S. History, Humanities, Western/World Civilization

Includes 3 upper-division courses at Concordia
ATH 103, 207, 208, 209, 232, 235, D 170, ENG 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 195, 196, 197, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 207, 208, 209, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 222, 240, 244, 250, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 260, 261, 265, 275 GEO 105, 106, 107*, HST 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 270, 278, 279, 285, HUM 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, PHL 201, 210, WS 201                                 *recommendation

 

 

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Math:

MTH 133- Math for Teachers I

MTH 134- Math for Teachers II
MTH 211, 212, & 213 Foundations of Elementary Math I, II, & III 12

Natural Science:

A minimum of 1 course with lab
BI 101, 101B, 102, 103, 112, 121, 122, 141, 142, 143, 163, 200B, 200C, 202, 211, 212, 213, 222, 231, 232, 233, 234, 237, 241, CH 100, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 211, 221, 222, 223, 241, 242, 243, G 200, 210, 202, 203, 207, 208, 209, 291, PHY 101, 102, 103, 121, 122, 123, 201, 202, 203, 211, 212, 213

 

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Physical Education:

HPE 260 Health & Fitness for Life

Activity

HPE 295 Health & Fitness for Life

 

PE 180-184, 185, 186 – Individual or Team Sport

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Social Science:

Economics, Geography, US History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology

PSY 201- Principles of Psychology

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Select 1 course from the following

ATH 101, 102, 210, 211, 214, 230, 231, EC 200, 201, 202, 203, 230, GEO 206, 221, 250, HST 201*, 202*, 203*, 204, 205, 206, 218, 225, 240, 246, 247, 274, 275, 276, 277, PS 201*, 202, 203, 204, 205, 211, 220, 225, PSY 101, 201A, 202A, 213, 214, 215, 222, 231, 232, 239, 240, SOC 204, 205, 206, 211, 213, 215, 218, 219, 223, 228, 230, 231, 232, 252                      *recommendations

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Religion:

REL Electives

REL 141, 211 or 221, & 371 to be taken at Concordia

Select 1 course toward Religion electives:

ENG 275, PHL 202 or 204, or  SOC 219

 

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PSY 321 Human Growth & Development PSY 215 Psychology of Human Development 4
EDU 457 Growth & Development of the Young Child ECE 120 Intro to Early Education & Fam Studies 3
EDU 260 Instructional Strategies ED 131 Applied Learning Theory 3
EDU 330/333 Educational Technology ED 136 Computers in Education 3
EDU 201 Principles of Education ED 224 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 390 Children with Exceptionalities ED 251 Overview of the Exceptional Learner 3

**Though Concordia may accept some of PCC’s 100/200-level courses in lieu of their junior-level counterparts, students still need to fulfill the minimum number of 300/400- level credits required for graduation at Concordia.

Additional Recommended Courses

HST 201, 202, 203; GEO 105, 106, 107; PS 201, 202. PCC offers courses that fulfill only some of the core requirements at Concordia. Where equivalent courses are not available, it is expected that students will wait and take those requirements at Concordia.

Notes

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree is the preferred degree for students transferring from Portland Community College to Concordia University for the B.A. Psychology major.

All Education majors at Concordia must satisfy requirements for two licensure levels. The combinations include Early Childhood and Elementary, or Elementary and Middle School, or Middle School and High School. Additional courses may be needed to satisfy educational endorsements in specialty areas. Some of the endorsement requirements may be taken at PCC as part of an Associate's degree. Contact Concordia's Transfer Advisor for more information. In addition to the departmental requirements listed above, students also must complete coursework for university admission, general education requirements, (if not completing an AAOT), and BA requirements. Meet with a PCC Academic Advisor to develop an effective transfer plan that will meet your individual needs.

Program Admission and Continuation

Students wishing to pursue licensing at any authorization level should apply to the Dean of Education for admission to the College of Education no later than the second semester of their sophomore year. Transfer students should apply during their first semester on campus.  Requirements for program admission are:  1) A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, and  2) Passing score on either the CBEST or NES examinations.

Transfer students applying for entrance into the licensing only program must also submit passing scores on one of these same basic skills tests and provide a cumulative GPA of 2.75 for admission to the university.  Once admitted to the College, all education students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 and a 2.75 GPA in all professional education courses and must successfully complete a field experience and a practicum to be eligible for student teaching. Please note that all professional education requirements must receive a minimum grade of C or be repeated.

Testing requirements for Licensing / Initial testing requirements

Applicants are required to have taken and passed a basic skills test (CBEST or NES) prior to being admitted to the program. In addition, the State of Oregon requires the NES-ORELA exam. It is recommended that applicants complete the ORELA prior to matriculation.

 

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: November 2012