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Elementary Education

Elementary Education

This program provides pre-service and in-service courses/programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  It provides the region with teachers who are able to teach at the elementary level in a variety of cultural environments.

 The program of studies for the major in Elementary Education is designed for students who wish to enter the educational profession as teachers in education programs for K-5 graders.  Minimum total credit hour requirement:  131.

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, ED265 or HI211, and ED452 are recommended and fulfill certain General Education Requirements.


Professional Education Requirements (55 credit hours): 

  1. Foundation Courses –ED110, ED201, ED300, ED451, ED489.
  2. Method Courses – ED350, ED351, ED353, ED354, ED355, ED356, ED357 and ED363.  Before enrollment in any methods courses, a general education content area must be successfully completed.
  3. Practicum Experience – ED192 – to be taken concurrently with ED110; Students must also complete ED392 for 3 credits, and ED492/498 for 12 credits.


Related Area Requirements (9 credit hours):  ED215, ED319, and ED486.


Related Area Electives (9 credit hours):  ED334, ED482 or other courses in Special Education, Instructional Technology, Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages, and Early Childhood.  Courses other than Education courses may be selected upon approval of the advisor.


General Content Area Requirements (3 credits hours in addition to the General Education Requirements):  One class in American History: HI201, HI202, HI406, or any GE, AN, PS, SO BA/EC, LI course.

What careers are available to someone with a degree in Elementary Education?

  1. Education Administrators
  2. Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
  3. Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers
  4. Instructional Coordinators
  5. Librarians
  6. School Psychologists

Elementary Education is a Undergraduate Degrees program in the School of Education

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