The program in Elementary Education leading to endorsement to teach pre-school through grade 6 requires a dual major. Students are required to select a departmental or interdisciplinary major in the Arts and Sciences as a primary major. They are also required to declare a second major of 35 semester hours in Elementary Education. Students majoring in Elementary Education may apply no more than 35 credits in education toward the 120 academic credits required for graduation.
Program Requirements in the Elementary Education Program (preK-6)
Program requirements in the undergraduate program in Elementary Education include (1) general studies courses, (2) an Arts and Sciences major, and (3) professional studies in Elementary Education that constitute a second major. Courses in Elementary Education are listed on a Program of Study used for advisement purposes. The comprehensive listings that follow include all course work necessary to satisfy general studies and professional studies requirements for the Elementary Education (preK-6) Teaching Specialty. Courses in the Arts and Sciences major should be selected to meet simultaneously the state’s general studies requirements for licensure and the College’s General Education Requirements and major requirements for the degree. Specific requirements related to teacher licensure are listed below.
Elementary General Education Course Requirements
Elementary Education students must include course work specified below, as part of, or in addition to, the College’s General Education Requirements for the baccalaureate degree. Transfer credit may be used to satisfy these requirements.
Students must take at least one three-credit course in each of the following:
Any 200-level or above ENGL literature course
American History or American Government
Geography (either GEOL 110 or GOVT 381 is recommended; any course identified under Geography in the undergraduate catalog is acceptable)
Sequence of Course Requirements in Professional Studies in Elementary Education
This three semester sequence begins in the spring semester of the junior year.