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 this catalog. PY101, HI211 and 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): ED110, 192, 201, 300, 350, 351 or 352, 353, 354, 356, 357, 451, 489, 492 or 498 a-b for 12 credits.
Major Specialty Requirements: (36 credit hours): ED265, ED481, HI211, LN300, AN333, LS319, ED385 a-b-c, AN320, HI450, LN350.
Chamorro Language Teacher/Elementary Education: This program provides pre-service and in-service 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.