Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education

This program provides students with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to become highly qualified educators at the elementary school level. The study plan includes a combination of academic and professional coursework with field experience in the classroom that prepares graduates for teaching in the real world. The program gives the students the opportunity to select a concentration track within four areas of Elementary Education. These concentration tracks include English Language, Islamic Studies and Arabic, Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies and Civics.

Program Objectives

  • Understand the concepts, principles, theories, and research related to the development of children to construct learning opportunities that support individual students' development, acquisition of knowledge and language, and motivation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of instructional strategies and media communication techniques based on knowledge of students, learning theory, subject matter, curricular goals, and community to assist students in developing critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
  • Understand the formal and informal assessment strategies to plan, evaluate, and strengthen instruction that assist in promoting continuous intellectual, social, emotional, physical and health development of children in elementary schools.
  • Develop awareness of lifelong professional development, professional ethics and partnerships and collaboration with colleagues, stakeholders, parents and community at large.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe major concepts, principles, theories, and research in specialized disciplines at the elementary education level.
  • Develop instructional strategies based on knowledge of students, learning theories, subject matters, curricular goals, social norms, and different standards developed by stakeholders and specialized international agencies for elementary education.
  • Employ formal and informal assessment strategies to plan, evaluate, and strengthen instruction in the elementary school.
  • Use recent media communication techniques to foster active collaboration, and supportive interaction in the elementary schools to conduct research projects using appropriate research methods.
  • Create learning opportunities that support individual students' development, acquisition of knowledge and motivation in the elementary school.
  • Plan for elementary school instruction based on knowledge of diverse students, learning theories, subject matters, curricular goals, institutional and ethical standards and community.
  • Use a variety of teaching and learning strategies and recent media communication techniques to encourage elementary school students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, research skills and performance skills.
  • Demonstrate willingness, competence and strategies to work independently and in a team to respond to different situations and problems.
  • Develop awareness, willingness and practices for lifelong career professional development.
  • Develop relationships and partnership with families, colleagues and stakeholders to enhance elementary school children’s intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 126 hours

General Education (Req. CH:39)


Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Islam (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ISLM100Islamic Culture3.000

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Ethics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
FOED102Professional Ethics in Education  13.000
1 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - English Communication Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ESPU103Introduction to Academic English For Education3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Information Literacy (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GEIL101Information Literacy3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Thinking Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHI180Critical Thinking3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Emirates Society (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS105Emirates Studies3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Humanities/Fine Arts (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARCH340History and Theory of Architecture3.000
HIS133Introduction to Art History3.000
HSR120Introduction to Heritage & Culture3.000
HSR130Introduction to Language & Communication3.000
LIT150Introduction to Literature3.000
LNG100Introduction to Linguistics3.000
LNG110Language, Society & Culture3.000
MSC200Introduction to Mass Media3.000
MSC240World and Arab Media3.000
PHI101Introduction to Philosophy3.000
PHI270Philosophy of Education3.000
PHI271History and Philosophy of Science3.000
TRS200Introduction to Translation3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Social and Behavioral Sciences (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PSY313Educational Psychology  23.000
2 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 3: The Human Community - The Global Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
AGRB360Global Agri-food Trade3.000
ARCH346Contemporary World Architecture3.000
BIOE240Principles of Environmental Science3.000
GEO200World Regional Geography3.000
HIS120Arab & Islamic Civilization3.000
HIS121World History: Origins to 15003.000
HIS125Contemporary Civilization3.000
PSG250Principles of International Relations 3.000

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Mathematics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH120Contemporary Applications of Math3.000
STAT101Statistics in the Modern World3.000

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Natural Sciences (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARAG205Introduction to Fish & Animal Science3.000
ARAG220Natural Resources3.000
BION100Biology and its Modern Application3.000
CHEM181Chemistry in the Modern World3.000
FDSC250Contemporary Food Science & Nutrition3.000
GEOL110Planet Earth3.000
PHYS100Astronomy3.000
PHYS101Conceptual Physics3.000

Cluster 5: Capstone Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR421Cap Exp in Elem/Islm&Arab3.000
CURR422Cap Exp in ELEM/SS & CIVICS3.000
CURR423Cap Exp in ELEM/MATH & SC  33.000
CURR424Cap Exp in ELEM/English  43.000
3 : Also counts towards the Major
4 : Also counts towards the Major

 

Elementary Education Major


Required Courses (21.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR101Educational Technology3.000
CURR102Principles of Curriculum & Instruction3.000
CURR310Classroom Assessment in Elementary Education3.000
FOED201School and Family3.000
FOED350Educational Research3.000
SPED101Education of Exceptional Children3.000
PHED201Physical Fitness and Wellness3.000

Supporting Elective Courses (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR201Language Ed in Elem School3.000
FOED101Learning Communities3.000
FOED321School Management & Supervision3.000
SPED321Gifted and Talented3.000

 

English Language Track


Track Required Courses (33.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ENG250English Grammar & Usage3.000
ENG300Critical Reading in the Disciplines 3.000
ENG310Writing for Research3.000
ENG312Cultural Literacy: English in the World3.000
ENG450Public Speaking and Debate3.000
HSR100Rhetoric and Composition 2A3.000
LIT150Introduction to Literature3.000
LIT240Survey of American Literature3.000
LNG100Introduction to Linguistics3.000
LNG241Syntax I3.000
TSL210English Phonetics3.000

Track Professional Education Courses (21.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR206Plan & Implement of ENGL CURR3.000
CURR316Teaching Methods of English for Young Learners3.000
CURR358Content and Pedagogy Development of ENGL-EL3.000
CURR368Teachings Methods of ENGL in ELEM3.000
CURR464Student Teaching in ELEM / ENGL  59.000
5 : Co-Requisite: CURR 421 Capstone Experience

Track Elective Courses (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
LIT200Writing About literature3.000
LIT220Survey of British Literature3.000
LNG341Syntax ll3.000
LNG362Contrastive Linguistics3.000
TRS200Introduction to Translation3.000

 

Islamic Studies and Arabic Language Track


Track Required Courses (33.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARB110Introduction to Syntax & Morphology3.000
ARB120Arabic Rhetoric I3.000
ARB210Phonetics3.000
ARB270Modern Arabic Gulf Literature3.000
ARB311Syntax II3.000
ISLM110Hadith Studies3.000
ISLM20140.00
ISLM20330.00
ISLM21040.00
ISLM23030.00
ISLM25040.00

Track Professional Education Courses (24.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR200Planning & Implement ISAR CURR3.000
CURR351Content and Pedagogy Development of ISLM-EL3.000
CURR352Content and Pedagogy Development of ARAB-EL3.000
CURR361Teach Islamic Education in Elementary3.000
CURR362Teaching Arabic in Elem School3.000
CURR461Student Teaching in ELEM / ISLM ED & AR  69.000
6 : Co-Requisite: CURR 424 Capstone Experience

Track Elective Courses (Islamic) (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ISLM30930.00
SHAR20820.00
SHAR402Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh) 23.000

Track Elective Courses (Arabic) (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARB100Styles of Literary Expression3.000
ARB130Literary Texts Analysis3.000
ARB160General Linguistics3.000

 

Mathematics and Science Track


Required Courses (33.00 hours)

Credit Hours
BIOC100Basic Biology I3.000
BIOC270General Genetics3.000
BIOC275Genetics Laboratory1.000
CHEM111General Chemistry I3.000
CHEM115General Chemistry Lab1.000
GEOL105Physical Geology3.000
MATH105Calculus I3.000
MATH140Linear Algebra I3.000
MATH260Foundation of Geometry3.000
MATH305Mathematics For Teachers I3.000
MATH335Mathematics for Teachers II3.000
PHYS105General Physics I3.000
PHYS135General Physics Lab I1.000

Track Professional Education Courses (24.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR204Plan & Implement of SCMA CURR3.000
CURR356Content and Pedagogy Development of MATH-ED3.000
CURR357Content and Pedagogy Development of SCIE_EL3.000
CURR366Teachings Methods of Math in ELEM3.000
CURR367Teaching Methods of SC in ELEM3.000
CURR463Student Teaching in ELEM / MATH & SC  79.000
7 : Co-Requisite: CURR 423 Capstone Experience

Track Elective Courses (Mathematics) (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH320Numerical Analysis I3.000
STAT101Statistics in the Modern World3.000
STAT245Probability and Statistics for Education3.000

Track Elective Courses (Science) (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
BIOC250Basic Ecology3.000
CHEM281Analytical Chemistry for Non-Majors3.000
PHYS110General Physics II3.000

 

Social Studies and Civics Track


Track Required Courses (33.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ECON110Principles of Economics3.000
GEO201Physical Geography3.000
GEO210Human Geography3.000
GEO220Principles of Cartography3.000
GEO432Geography of the UAE3.000
HIS142History of Islamic World: Origins 15003.000
HIS318History of the Arabian Gulf3.000
HIS373Hist. of Arab World from 15003.000
PSG120Government & Politics of UAE3.000
SOC101Introduction to Sociology3.000
SOC313Sociology of Family3.000

Track Required Professional Education Courses (24.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR202Plan & Implement of SOCV CURR3.000
CURR353Content and Pedagogy Development of SOCI-EL3.000
CURR354Content and Pedagogy Development of CIVIC-EL3.000
CURR363Teaching Methods of SS in ELEM3.000
CURR364Teaching Methods of CIVICS in ELEM3.000
CURR462Student Teaching in ELEM / SS & CIVICS  89.000
8 : Co-Requisite: CURR 422 Capstone Experience

Track Elective Courses (Civics) (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PSG110Fundamentals of Political Science3.000
PSY205Social Psychology3.000
SOC309Sociology of Organizations3.000

Track Elective Courses (Geography) (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GEO221Geographic Information Systems I3.000
GEO332Geography of the Arab World3.000
GEO462Current Environmental Issues3.000

 

 
 
20-Aug-2017