Elementary Certification Course Requirements

Candidates admitted to the Elementary School Certification Program must complete the courses listed below. Each course in the program is identified by its undergraduate course number (UG No.)* and its graduate course number (GR No.). The courses are grouped in sequentially-ordered blocks and reflect the competencies of the Connecticut Common Core of Teaching (CCCT) as well as national standards for elementary education in the curriculum, methods, and student teaching teaching courses. It is recommended that candidates progress sequentially through the program, completing the courses and field experiences in a block before enrolling in courses scheduled in the next block.

*Undergraduate courses are only offered to Sacred Heart University students enrolled in the 5 Year program

Undergraduate Number

Graduate Number

Course Title

Block I    (9 Credits)

ED 300

ED 553 

Educational Psychology

ED 302

ED 552

Education in the United States

ED 401

ED 578

Educational Technology (or an advanced computer technology course)

OR ED 404/405

ED 565/566

Classroom Management

Block II    (12 Credits)

ED 301

ED 569

Introduction to Exceptionalities

ED 304

ED 523

Multicultural Education

 

ED 555

Elementary Curriculum & Methods: Social Studies & Health*

ED 401

ED 578 

Educational Technology (or an advanced computer technology course)

OR ED 404/405

ED 565/566

Classroom Management

Block III    (9 Credits)

ED 403

EDR 560

Children's Literature

 

ED 555

Elementary Curriculum & Methods: Reading, Writing & Language Arts*

 

ED 556

Elementary Curriculum & Methods: Mathematics & Science*

Student Teaching   (6 Credits)

 

ED 589

Student Teaching Seminar: Elementary School*

General and Course Requirements along with the College of Education policies and interpretations of certification regulations are subject to change.

*Credits not applicable to MAT degree

Candidates must complete the courses in their program with an average grade of "B" or better.