Elementary

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Elementary Education P-5 Teaching

For more information contact 
Cares Office (Combs 423),
Dr. Angie Madden, Elementary Program Coordinator (Combs 113), or
Dr. Karen Maloley, Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Combs 215)

Upon completion of a degree in Elementary Education, candidates 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

• Student Success Seminar (EDO 100 or HON 100; waived for transfers 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..........................28 hours

      ELE 322(2), 361, 362, 365(2), 445 or 445W, 446 or 446W or 446S, EMS 490, ELE 491, 492 or 492S, 493.

Professional Education Requirements..................................25 hours

      EDF 103, 203, 219 or 219W, EMS 300W, EDF 413; SED 402; ELE 499; CED 100, 200, 300, 400, 450, 499.

Supporting Course Requirements:

      LIB 301, MAT 107(ᴳElement 2) or higher; MAT 201 and 202; SED 104 (GElement 6); EDF 204..................21 hours

Multidisciplinary Content Supporting Courses

      Social Science (ᴳElement 5A and 5B): HIS 202 or HON 312W; ECO 120, 130, or 230; POL 101; GEO 100 or 220........6 hours  

            English: (ᴳElement 3B): ENG (210, 210W, 211, 211W, 212, or 212W) or HON 306W or 308W; ENG 303, EME 552 or ENG 410..............................6 hours

      Natural Sciences: BIO 102 (ᴳElement 4); 3 hours (ᴳElement 4) from: PHY 102, CHE 100, or GLY 102; and one course from PHY 102, CHE 100, GLY 102, BIO 590,

      or WLD 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 COMPLETE DEGREE.................................................126-129 hours

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.

Four Year Program of Study