# Elementary Education STEM (CERT)

Catalog Year

Degree

Major Credits

Total Credits

Locations

Career Cluster

## Program Requirements

### ELE 436 Engineering for Elementary Teachers 2 credits

This course provides hands-on experiences through which students learn the basics of engineering. Topics include the engineering design process, reverse engineering, and engineering fields/professions. The course focuses on the engineering strand of the K-6 Minnesota State Science Standards.

Prerequisites: none

### ELE 446 Educational Technology-STEM 2 credits

Elementary education teacher candidates will study the technology skills needed in order to become effective STEM teachers.

Prerequisites: none

### ELE 456 Special Topics: STEM for Elementary Teachers 1 credits

This course provides students with familiarity in regard to emerging topics of importance in elementary STEM education.

Prerequisites: none

### ELE 467 Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for Elem Teachers 2 credits

In this pedagogy course, elementary teachers will learn to integrate the four disciplines of STEM; science, technology, engineering, and math.

Prerequisites: none

### ELE 470 Field Experience in STEM 4 credits

Field experience focusing on the struggling reader and instruction in an integrated approach to teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Prerequisites: none

### Major Restricted Electives

Mathematics - Choose 4 Credit(s).

### MATH 112 College Algebra 4 credits

Concepts of algebra (real numbers, exponents, polynomials, rational expressions), equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, conic sections, sequences and series, probability, and binomial theorem.

Prerequisites: Satisfy Placement Table in this section, or MATH 098 with grade of P.

Goal Areas: GE-04

### STAT 154 Elementary Statistics 4 credits

An introduction to statistical concepts and methods that is applicable to all disciplines. Topics include descriptive measures of data, probability and probability distributions, statistical inference, tests of hypotheses, confidence intervals, correlation, linear regression, and analysis of variance. The use of statistical software will be emphasized. Prereq: ACT Math sub-score of 19 or higher, successful completion of MATH 098 or appropriate placement scores (see Placement Information under Statistics) Fall, Spring, Summer GE-4

Prerequisites: Satisfy Placement Table in this section, or MATH 098 with grade of P.

Goal Areas: GE-02, GE-04

### Major Unrestricted Electives

Choose 6 credits from two different areas in Science, including Biology, Geology, and/or Physics.

## 4-Year Plan

The 4-Year Plan is a model for completing your degree in a timely manner. Your individual 4-Year plan may change based on a number of variables including transfer courses and the semester/year you start your major. Carefully work with your academic advisors to devise your own unique plan.

Fall - 4 Credits

### MATH 112 College Algebra 4 credits

Concepts of algebra (real numbers, exponents, polynomials, rational expressions), equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, conic sections, sequences and series, probability, and binomial theorem.

Prerequisites: Satisfy Placement Table in this section, or MATH 098 with grade of P.

Goal Areas: GE-04

Spring - 3 Credits

### GEOL 100 Our Geologic Environment 3 credits

Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and flooding are three examples of naturally recurring events on the Earth that ultimately influence all of our lives. This course introduces the physical features and processes of the Earth that control these events. The course has a laboratory component.

Prerequisites: none

Fall - 3 Credits

### BIOL 280 Biological Laboratory Experiences for Elementary Teachers 3 credits

Provides experience with a wide variety of biological laboratory exercises to prepare prospective elementary teachers. Emphasis is on building knowledge, skills, and confidence. The course will cover major biological concepts and environmental education through classroom-ready examples selected to illustrate each concept.

Prerequisites: none

Fall - 2 Credits

### ELE 436 Engineering for Elementary Teachers 2 credits

This course provides hands-on experiences through which students learn the basics of engineering. Topics include the engineering design process, reverse engineering, and engineering fields/professions. The course focuses on the engineering strand of the K-6 Minnesota State Science Standards.

Prerequisites: none

Spring - 4 Credits

### ELE 446 Educational Technology-STEM 2 credits

Elementary education teacher candidates will study the technology skills needed in order to become effective STEM teachers.

Prerequisites: none

### ELE 467 Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for Elem Teachers 2 credits

In this pedagogy course, elementary teachers will learn to integrate the four disciplines of STEM; science, technology, engineering, and math.

Prerequisites: none

Fall - 5 Credits

### ELE 456 Special Topics: STEM for Elementary Teachers 1 credits

This course provides students with familiarity in regard to emerging topics of importance in elementary STEM education.

Prerequisites: none

### ELE 470 Field Experience in STEM 4 credits

Field experience focusing on the struggling reader and instruction in an integrated approach to teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Prerequisites: none