Southeast Missouri State University




Course Number Course Name  Hours 
BS118  Introduction to Process Science for the Elementary Teacher*
If closed, call 651-2170. 
BS218  Biol. Science: A Process Approach (with lab)*
Pre-req includes BS118. If closed, call 651-2170. 
PH218   Phys. Science: A Process Approach*
Pre-req includes BS118. If closed, call 651-2167. 
UI318  Earth Science: A Process Approach*
Pre-reqs include BS118, PH218, BS218. If closed, call 651-2167. 
PH109  Planetary Exploration
If closed, call 651-2167.

Select at least one course from the following:

Course Number  Course Name Hours 
CH180  Chemistry in our World 
Pre-req see instructor. If closed, call 651-2162. 
CH181  Introductory Chemistry
Pre-req see instructor. If closed, call 651-2162. 




Select two course from the following:

Course Number Course Name  Hours 
BS105  Environmental Biolgy
GO150  Earth Science: Environmental Hazards
UI344 Plants & Humanity
UI360 Recycling & Waste Management 3
UI372  Earthquakes & Society
UI386  Environmental Health 
UI416  Planetary Exploration  3


Pre-reqs are waived for elementary majors, but course content difficult without the pre-requisites.  Anyone concentrating in science should be aware of this and should contact the biology department with any questions. See Dr. Waterman or Dr. Champine at 651-2170 for possible sub.

*Required of all elementary teachers.






Artistic Expression
AR108, AR111, AR112, FL205, LI 205, MM101, MU181, MU182, MU190, DA100, PL203, PG284, TH100, TH101.
3 hours credit. If closed, call instructor.



*C denotes a grade of C or better required.


Course Number Course Name  Hours 
CL001, CL002,
CL003, CL004  
Career Linkage sessions
EC101  Economic Problems and Policies
If closed go to
EL120  Elementary Block I Field
Must pass with credit.
EL210  Integrating Technology Into the Classroom *C 2
EN100  English Comp I *C
Placement may require EN099 as a prereq.
EN140 Rhetoric & Critical Thinking *C
Pre-req includes EN100. If closed, call 651-2156. 
HL210  Health and Safety *C
If closed, call 651-2197.
LI243  Children's Literature
Pre-reqs include EN100, EL120.
MA118  Mathematics I *C
Pre-req includes Math sectional ACT of 21 or MA101/102 completed with C. If closed, call 651-2164.
MA318  Mathematics II *C
Pre-req includes MA118. If closed, call 651-2164.
MA418  Mathematics III
Pre-req includes MA118. If closed, call 651-2164.
MU356  Music Skills for the Teacher *C
Pre-req for EL313. If closed, call 651-2141.
NTE/Praxis II National Teachers' Exam
Take before block IV. Praxis Test code for Elementary is 10011.
PS103  Political Systems
If closed, call 651-2183.
PY120/CF120  The Child *C
If PY120 is closed, call 651-2132. If CF120 is closed, call 651-2109.
SC105  Oral Communication *C
To get on waiting list, go to
University Studies:  Oral Expression - Only SC105 is accepted.


Diversity in American Schools
If closed, call 651-2128.

UI100/CL001  First Year Seminar and Career Survey
If closed, call instructor.
US105/107  American History I or II
If closed, call 651-2180.
UI308  Physical/Cultural Landscapes
Pre-req includes must have 45 hours completed. If closed, call 651-2146. 
UI4xx Select any UI4xx Level
Pre-req includes must have 45 hours completed. If UI412 is closed, call 651-2585;  all others, call instructor.
WP003  Writing Proficiency Exam
Must pass. Take after 75 hours completed. If closed, call 651-5905.

 MAPP1 and



MAPP2 take after 90 hours completed. To enroll:  If closed, call 651-2836.



Requirements for Teacher Ed should be met before Block II.


Block II

15 hours. Block II consists of the following classes and includes a field experience in a public school where students present lesson plans and work in other areas as needed or designated.  Students in block II should have completed LI243 Children's Literature or should take it concurrently with block II.  Requirements for teacher education must be completed for block II. For an explanation of these requirements click here: TEP.

*C denotes a grade of C or better required.


Course Number Course Name Hours
EL314  Elementary Field Experience Block II
Must pass.
EL315  Theories of Learning & Management *C
EL316  Foundations of Reading Techniques *C
EL317  Foundations of Language Arts Techniques *C
EF304  School and Society *C
EL313  Children and the Arts *C




Block III

16 hours. Should have had MA118, and either MA318 or MA418, BS118 and either PH218 or BS218; EC101, PS103, UI308 and US105 or US107 before block III is taken. TEP requirements must be met before block III.  Block III is a combination of on campus classes and off campus public school field experience. Allow up to three weeks of  full time participation for block III and parts of other weeks should also be kept free.  Contact Dr. Tahsin Khalid at 651-2505 or for additional info if needed.

*C denotes a grade of C or better required.


Course Number Course Name  Hours 
EL350 Elementary Field Experience III
Must pass.
EL351  Tech. of Teaching Science *C
EL352  Tech. of Teaching Social Studies *C
EL353  Tech. of Teaching Mathematics *C
EL354  Corrective Reading Instruction *C
EL355  Reading Study Strategies/Skills *C
EX390  Psych of the Exceptional Child *C
NTE/PRAXIS II  Take Praxis II with last professional block before student teaching.
Call 573-651-2386 for information. Praxis test code for Elementary is 10011.




Block IV

*C denotes a grade of C or better required.


Course Number  Course Name  Hours 
EL453/454 Student Teaching *C
There will be two 6 week sessions of student teaching for elementary education.
Available in 50 countries - contact Dr. Benton at 651-2440 for information.