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Elementary Education

to Elementary Education (K-6)

An opportunity to gain an associate degree from Delaware Tech and a bachelor's degree from Delaware State University.

YOUR PATH TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Delaware Tech has established agreements with four-year colleges and universities that connect Delaware Tech associate degree programs with bachelor's degree programs to create smooth transfer opportunities for you. These Connected Degree programs enable you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior.

THE CONNECTED DEGREE 2 + 2 CURRICULUM

Delaware Tech's associate degree program in Elementary Education prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete their bachelor's degree and become certified to teach in an elementary school. Graduates of this option are prepared to enter the workforce immediately as a paraeducator (instructional assistant) in a school setting or they may choose to continue their education and prepare to become a K-6 grade elementary school teacher.

Delaware State University's NCATE-accredited Elementary Education program prepares teachers to work with young children in public, private, and charter school systems. The program provides outstanding career preparation for K-6 teachers. Students learn to teach all academic subjects, with extra emphasis on literacy and multicultural/multiethnic classrooms. The program emphasizes direct, hands-on experience in real-world classrooms and incorporates the most current theories in learning, assessment, and child development.

VALUE FOR YOU

By completing your associate degree at Delaware Tech, you'll receive excellent instruction in small classes at a campus close to home. Delaware Tech's affordable tuition can reduce the overall cost of your college education, making the completion of your bachelor's degree more manageable.

MAKING THE CONNECTION

Refer to the Connected Degree curriculum (on the reverse side of this page) for the sequence of courses needed to complete this program. Call Delaware Tech and let us help you follow the path to your bachelor's degree.


CONNECTED DEGREE CURRICULUM


Suggested Course Sequence

ASSOCIATE DEGREE
Elementary Education

DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Elementary Education (K-6)

DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY

First Semester CR
EDC 150 Issues in Elementary Education 3
ENG 121 Composition 3
HIS 111 U. S. History: Pre-Civil War* 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
SPA 136 Spanish Communication I 4
  16
Second Semester
CHM 101 Introduction to Chemistry 1
EDC 120 Foundations of Literacy 3
ENG 122 Technical Writing-Comm 3
PHY 111 Conceptual Physics 4
SPA 137 Spanish Communication II 4
  15
Third Semester
CIS 107 Intro to Computers/Application 3
MAT 201 Mathematics for Teachers I 4
  7
Fourth Semester
BIO 140 General Biology 4
EDC 220 Parent/Family/School Interact 3
EDC 230 Children's Literature 3
MAT 202 Mathematics for Teachers II 4
PSY 125 Child Development* 3
  17
Fifth Semester
ECE 233 Exceptional Child 3
EDC 211 Classroom Management 3
ENG 124 Oral Communications 3
MAT 203 Math for Teachers III 4
VSC 131 Art History I or 3
VSC 132 Art History II 3
  16
Sixth Semester CR
01 201 World Literature I or 3
01 205 African-American Literature I 3
05 201 Art Education: Theory & Practice or 3
06 201 Integrating Music in the Elementary School 3
16 100 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 2
27 207 Earth/Space Science 3
12 207 Life Span Development 3
12 306 Methods of Teaching Math in Elementary and Middle School 3
  17
Seventh Semester
01 202 World Literature II or 3
01 206 African-American Literature II 3
12 257 Motor Development/Movement Education for Children 3
12 303 Teaching of Social Studies 3
12 318 Multicultural Education or 3
31 395 Global Societies 3
12 357 Effective Teaching Skills and Classroom Management 4
12 344 Instructional Technology in Education 3
  19
Eighth Semester
12 331 Methods of Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle School 3
12 409 Methods of Teaching Students with Exceptional Learning Needs 3
12 416 Analysis of Student Teaching 1
12 418 Integrating Reading Methods Through Elementary Practicum 3
12 423 Assessment Strategies 3
32 201 World Regional Geography 3
  16
Ninth Semester
12 400 Student Teaching 12
  12
*Students planning to transfer to DSU should take this course. Passage of PRAXIS I is required prior to taking methods courses.
Passage of PRAXIS II is required prior to student teaching.
Some courses are available in accelerated, evening format to accommodate working adults.
Passage of the PRAXIS I is required for admission to the DSU Teacher Education Program.
RDG 120, Critical Reading and Thinking, is a required DTCC course unless the student is exempt.
Course offerings by semester may vary. See your advisor.
For more information contact:
Delaware Tech
Dover, Delaware: (302) 857-1743
Georgetown, Delaware: (302) 259-6570
Wilmington, Delaware: (302) 434-5571
Delaware State University
Dover, Delaware: (302) 857-6738/(302) 857-7036
Georgetown, Delaware: (302) 856-5937
Wilmington, Delaware: (302) 254-5334
This articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum changes. 6/2011