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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Physical Education – Teacher Certification (PETC) students are trained to teach physical education (K-12) in the public schools of South Carolina, and beyond. Students in the program will acquire over 200+ hours working in the elementary, middle and high schools, including the opportunity to work with students with special needs.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education provides the proper training for a teaching career. Covering a wide range of disciplines, the course of study provides the future music educator with the knowledge, skills, understanding, and attitudes necessary for becoming a successful teacher of music.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Mathematics Education prepares students for teaching mathematics in grades nine through twelve. Students who complete the Mathematics Education program graduate with South Carolina certification in secondary mathematics. As students complete the requirements for the education portion of their degree, they become prepared to lead their own classrooms.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The English Education program adheres to South Carolina's education guidelines. Students study pedagogical theory, develop their own philosophy of education, and learn to apply their teaching style to lesson plans that they create within their curriculum.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Within a liberal arts framework, the purpose of the Elementary Education program is to prepare students with the content knowledge, theoretical background, and practical experience necessary for success as classroom teachers.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

If you enjoy the charisma of young children, then a degree in Early Childhood Education could create a career path for you by offering a dynamic teacher preparation program that leads to a BA in Early Childhood Education and a rewarding career working with children in Pre-K -3rd grade! The early childhood education program provides preparation for teaching in PK-3 classrooms.

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Master of Education (M.Ed.)

The program will provide teachers the opportunity to expand their leadership opportunities and add to their existing credentials.  Limestone’s online program will welcome the first cohort in August of 2022 when the courses for the M.Ed. will begin.  The mission of the Limestone Teacher Leadership M.Ed.

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ED200 - Principles of Education

Course Description

A survey of (1) the changing scene of education in public schools, (2) the legal and financial aspects of education, (3) the teaching profession, and (4) the effective classroom. Two hours per week or twenty hours are spent assisting and observing public school teachers.

Credits:
3
Prerequisites
EN101
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ED209 - Multimedia in the Classroom

Course Description

The theory, art, and technology of planning and producing visual and auditory materials for instruction. Analysis of electronic media and its application in instruction for improving or enhancing the learning process.

Credits:
3
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ED210-211A - Tutoring Practicum

Course Description

This course will enable students to become trained as peer tutors. The course will aid peer tutors in recognizing and working with students with learning discrepancies in a variety of subjects. This will give education majors valuable work experience in their field. It will also give other students practical experience as tutors and elective credit for providing a needed service to fellow Limestone students. This course must be taken by all student tutors working in the PALS program at least once within their first calendar year of hire. This course will focus on teaching study skills to aid students with memory enhancement, note-taking, and gaining the most information from reading the text. Students may enroll in ED210 as a credit course for as many as four semesters; after four semesters students may repeat it as a non-credit course.

Credits:
0 or 1
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ED228 - Literature for Children

Course Description

This course is appropriate for pre-service and in-service educators who want to gain a deeper knowledge of children’s literature and what children need from literacy experiences at different developmental stages. The course will practically equip educators to select appropriate books for a student and to integrate technology and best practices for the classroom.

Credits:
3
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ED300 - Field Experiences for Elementary Education

Course Description

The first of three sequential, incremental clinical experiences required of elementary education majors. Students gain experience, practice, and training in the classroom as they work with an individual child to help strengthen that child’s learning skills, confidence, and self-esteem.

Credits:
1
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ED301 - Field Experiences for Education Majors

Course Description

The second of three sequential, incremental clinical experiences required of elementary education majors. The first of two clinical experiences for secondary education majors. Students spend forty (40) hours in a public school classroom [except for elementary education majors who spend thirty (30) hours in the class- room]. Students work in public schools to plan, observe and instruct small groups of students. For K-12 certification, students will work in an elementary school.

Credits:
1
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ED302 - Field Experiences for Education Majors

Course Description

The third of three sequential, incremental clinical experiences required of all elementary education majors. The second of two clinical experiences for secondary education majors. Students spend forty (40) hours in a public school classroom [except for elementary education majors who spend thirty (30) hours in the classroom]. Students combine theory and practice by planning and directing activities for large groups of students. For K-12 certification, students will work at the secondary level.

Credits:
1
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ED303 - Teaching Reading: Instructional Practices

Course Description

A survey of the methods and materials for teaching reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Traditional and current approaches to teaching reading are examined.

Credits:
3
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ED304 - Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

Course Description
A study of the reading and communication skills and strategies necessary for effective teaching in subject matter areas. This course includes instruction in ADEPT and various learning styles.
Credits:
3
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ED307 - Educational Psychology

Course Description
Theories of learning, memory, cognition, and education, with an emphasis on application in the classroom. Designed for the prospective teacher, this course is also appropriate for prospective psychologists and counselors.
Credits:
3
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ED309 - Tests and Measurements

Course Description
An introductory course in testing and measuring. Emphasis is on statistics, test construction, selecting tests, administering tests, scoring tests, and interpreting tests.
Credits:
3
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ED310 - History and Philosophy of Education

Course Description
A study of the historical, philosophical and sociological foundations of the American educational system.
Credits:
3
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ED312 - Foundations of Teaching Reading

Course Description
A survey of the sociological, linguistic, and psychological aspects of the reading process and the methods, materials, skills, and instructional strategies essential for success in teaching reading to students of diverse backgrounds and abilities. A field experience (practicum) component is included in this course.
Credits:
3
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ED320 - The Exceptional Child

Course Description

This course includes the study of a variety of disabilities that afflict school-age children and youth. Attention will be given to special problems of adjustment and adaptation as it relates to the school setting. Additional emphasis will be placed on techniques and resources for assisting these children to maximize their respective potentialities..

Credits:
3
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ED345 - Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

Course Description
The purpose of this course is to describe the techniques and skills necessary for successfully teaching mathematics at the elementary level. Students will be actively engaged in constructivist based problem-solving, inquiry learning and other methods of teaching mathematics. Diagnostic-prescriptive strategies will also be emphasized.
Credits:
3
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ED346 - Methods of Teaching Science in the Elementary School

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to describe the techniques and skills necessary for successfully teaching content in science at the elementary school level. Teacher candidates will be actively engaged in problem-solving, hands-on activities, inquiry-based design, experimentation, and other methods of teaching science. Attention will be given to the use of technology and best practices based on research.

Credits:
3
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ED347 - Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School

Course Description

A study of strategies and methods to teach the themes, concepts, and modes of inquiry from the field of social studies.

Credits:
3
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ED349 - Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School

Course Description

A study of the objectives, materials, methods, and procedures for teaching the language arts with a focus on writing instruction.

Credits:
3
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ED355 - Principles of Effective Teaching in the Elementary Classroom

Course Description
This course includes instruction in classroom management, creating effective lesson plans based on the South Carolina curriculum standards, and using both traditional and alternative assessments to plan effective instruction.
Credits:
3
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ED401 - Classroom Assessment

Course Description
A study of how to design, use, and interpret the results of the assessment to guide and improve instruction. The theory, development, history, and application of both formal and informal testing will be studied.
Credits:
3
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ED412 - Diagnostic Assessment and Prescriptive Teaching of Reading

Course Description

A study of the nature and multiple causes of reading difficulties. Emphasis will be placed on assessing reading ability and planning corrective instructional strategies to meet the needs identified by the assessments. The practicum component of the course requires students to participate in public school reading classes and provide assistance for struggling readers.

Credits:
3
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ED452 - Clinical Practice

Course Description

The final course for elementary majors, this 60-day course of study in the public schools allows students to combine theory and practice in the classroom. The ADEPT process is used to evaluate the student teaching experience. Grading is on a Pass/Fail basis.

Credits:
12