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Elementary

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Elementary Education P-5 Teaching

For more information contact 
CPEP Office (Combs 423),
Stacey Korson, Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Combs 103)

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 CED 499. (Credit hours included in Professional Education requirements)

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

CANDIDATES HAVE A CHOICE OF:
Elementary only; or Dual Certification in Elementary and Special Education (See Special Education Programs in catalog for Learning
and Behavior Disorders + Elementary or Deaf and Hard of Hearing + Elementary)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

      Core Courses..........................30 hours    

    ELE101,102, *201(Wellness), 302, 420(1), 421(2), 422(2), 423(2), 424(2), 475; EME301 or MAE 302, 313; LIB301 or LIB 301S.

  Professional Education Requirements..................................37 hours

     EDC106, 300; EDF203, 204(2),219(3), 413,EMS300W, 490, SED104(ᴳElement6), and 14 credit hours of Clinical Experiences: CED100(0), 200(0), 300(0.5),  400(0.5), 450(1), 499(12).

      Supporting Course Requirement.............................21 hours     

      Social Science (ᴳElement 5A and 5B): HIS 202 or HON 312W; POL 101; GEO 100 or 220

       English: (ᴳElement 3B): ENG (210, 210W, 211, 211W, 212, or 212W) or HON 306W or 308W; ENG 303, EME 452

      Natural Sciences: BIO102(ᴳElement4),GLY 102(ᴳElement 4), andCHE104 or PHY104,and EDC or TEC 314.

      Mathematics: MAT 112 or higher (ᴳElement 2), MAE 201, and MAE 202.
      *Course satisfies University Wellness Requirement. Hours are counted within the University Graduation Requirements.
      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.................................................128 hours

Praxis Disclaimer: Kentucky educator certification requirements are subject to change. Before registering for the test(s), please check the Education Professional Standards Board website at www.epsb.ky.gov for current test requirements and current cut scores. You may also contact the Division of Professional Learning and Assessment at (502) 564-5778.

Four Year Program of Study

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