Elementary

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Elementary Education P-5 Teaching

For more information contact 
Office of Teacher Education Services (Combs 423) or 
Dr. Angie Madden, Undergraduate Coordinator (Combs 113)

Upon completion of a degree in Elementary Education, students will: 1) demonstrate specific pedagogical skills and content knowledge necessary to perform as effective elementary educators; 2) demonstrate understanding and appreciation for students and families from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds as demonstrated through course observations, assignments and/or reflections.

 

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • General Education ..............................................................................................36 hours
  • Orientation Course (EDO 100; waived for tranfer students with 30+ hrs.)............1 hour
  • Wellness...............................................................................................................3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hrs. incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives category)
  • Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
  • ACCT - Elementary Education majors will fulfill ACCT with ELE 499. (Credit hours included in Professional Education requirements.)

Total Hours University Graduation Requirements..................................40 hours

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Core Courses....................................................................................................  31 hours

ELE 322(2 hr.), 361, 362, 365 (2 hr.) 445 or 445W, 446 or 446W or 446S,

490 491, 492 or 492S, 493; SED 104.

Professional Education Requirements.................................................................   28 hours

EDF 103, 203, 319 or 319W, 413, SED 402, and ELE 499;

EDF 349Q (.5), 349R (.5), EMS 349Q (.5), 349R (.5); ELE 349 (1).

Supporting Course Requirements.......................................................................... 12 hours

LIB 301, MAT 107 (GElement 2) OR HIGHTER; MAT 201 AND 202; CIS 212,

EDF 204, OR CSC 104

Multidisciplinary Content Supporting Courses

Social Sciences (GElement 5A and 5B): HIS 202 OR HON 210W;

ECO 120, 130, OR 230; POL 101; GEO 100...................................................................6 hours

Math:  MAE 301..........................................................................................................3 hours

English:  (GElement 3B):  ENG 210, 210W, 211, 211W, 212, 

or 212W or HON 203W; ENG 303, 410..........................................................................6 hours

Natural Sciences:  BIO 102 (GElement 4A): 3 hours (GElement 4B) from

PHY 102, CHE 100, OR GLY 102; and one course from PHY 102, CHE 100,

GLY 102, CNM 599, OR BIO 317....................................................................................3 hours

 

And 3 hours from one of the following areas:...................................................................3 hours

  • Early Childhood Education:  CDF 235.
  • Social Studies:  HIS 203, 204, 247, 300, 304, 305, 401, 516; GEO 220; POL 100, 212
  • English:  ENG 405, 510, 520 or any upper division literature.
  • Mathematics:  MAE 305, MAT 303, STA 215, STA 270.
  • Arts/Humanities:  Any FCC, ASL or other foreign language (GElement 6); any class from ART, MUS, THE, or PHE 200 or 300.

G = Course also satisfies a General Education element.  Hours are counted only within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above.

TOTAL HOURS TO COPLETE DEGREE.............................................129-132

*Candidates whose educational background included material equivalent to CSC 104 and/or MAT 107 may select alternate courses from the folliwng with advisor approval:  MAT 121, 211, 261, CSC 180, STA 271.

Candidates earning a degree that leads to teacher certification must take the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) and PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exams as a requirement for graduation.  Candidates are encouraged to review the schedule for PRAXIS and PLT registration deadlines prior to beginning the senior year (www.kyepsb.net/ and www.ets.org/praxis ).  Specialty exams are required for each certification area sought and it may take more than one test date to complete all requirements.  Candidates should confer with their education advisor/counselor to determine the most optimal time to take required exams.