Elementary Education with Chamorro Language and Culture Teaching Specialty, B.A.
Dr. Bernadita Camacho-Dungca
The program of studies for the Major in Elementary Education with a Chamorro Language and Culture Teaching specialty is a program that came from the specific request of the Guam Department of Education to meet the demands of the Chamorro Mandate program teachers to satisfy degree and certification requirements. It covers all the specific requirements for the major in elementary education, as well as the necessary language and culture content components for the specialty. Thus, the student in this program will also qualify to teach in the regular elementary classroom.
General Education Requirements (55 credit hours):
Each student must fulfill the General Education requirements as listed in the Academic Rules and Regulations section of the University of Guam Undergraduate Catalog. General Psychology (PY101), History of Guam (HI211) and Culture and Education in Guam (ED265) fulfill certain General Education Requirements and are required for Elementary majors in Chamorro Language and Culture Teaching specialty.
Professional Education Requirements (46 credit hours):
- Introduction to Teaching (ED110) or Foundations of Education (ED403)
- Practicum: Observation and Participation (ED192)
- Human Growth and Development (ED201)
- Educational Psychology (ED300)
- Effective Teaching Strategies for the Elementary Multicultural Classroom (ED350)
- Fine Arts Methods: Elementary (ED351)
- Social Studies Methods: Elementary (ED353)
- Science Methods: Elementary (ED354)
- Mathematics Methods: Elementary (ED356)
- Reading Methods: Elementary (ED357)
- Audio Visual Education (ED451)
- Evaluation (ED489)
- Practicum in Student Teaching (ED492) or Internship in Teaching (ED498 a-b) for 12 credits
Major Specialty Requirements: (36 credit hours):
- Culture and Education in Guam (ED265)
- Second Language Teaching Methodology (ED481)
- History of Guam (HI211)
- Introduction to Linguistics (LN300)
- Literature of Guam, Micronesia, and the Pacific (AN333)
- Children’s Literature (LS319)
- Structure of the Language (ED385a-b), Structure of the Language: Chamoru Orthography (ED385-c)
- People of the Pacific (AN320)
- Topics in Pacific History (HI450)
- Linguistics and the Language Arts (LN350)
Chamorro Language Teacher/Elementary Education:
This program provides pre-service and inservice courses/programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It provides teachers who are able to teach in regional Chamorro language programs at the K-5 grade level.