University of Hawaii offers a Bachelor of Education degree in Elementary Education program for students who are interested in developing their credentials and skills as educators of elementary age children. The program will give students an opportunity to learn about their roles as developers of children through education and how children grow and develop through schools. Students will study elementary math and science, as well as language arts and reading, and other foundational educational topics that are the subject of focus in elementary education.
The program consists of a curriculum where students may develop their understanding of the needs of elementary age teaching and creating an effective learning environment. Classes include Math for Elementary School Teachers, Health and Drugs in Society, and Health Education in the Elementary School, although there are many more courses in which students will participate.
Those who successfully complete this program should be able to treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships. Graduates should also be able to create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings, and to draw on knowledge of human development, subject matter and instruction, and understanding of students to make principled judgments about sound practice.
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