Elementary Education P-5 Teaching
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Students seeking elementary certification (grades Primary-5th) may select from one of the following:
- Dual Certification in Elementary (P-5) AND Special Education-Learning and Behavior Disorders (P-12)
- Dual Certification in Elementary (P-5) AND Deaf and Hard of Hearing (P-12)
Four Year Plan of Study
- Elementary Education
- Sample 4 year plan with semester-long study abroad. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about a semester-long study abroad experience.
- Eastern Kentucky University Catalog four year plan of study for elementary education (P. 142-148)
- University Graduation Requirements (p. 137)
For more information contact:
- Dr. Stacey Korson, Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Combs 103)
- Dr. Maria Manning, Learning and Behavior Disorders Program Coorindator (Combs 112)
- Dr. Michelle Gremp, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Coordinator (Combs 212)
Upon completion of a degree in elementary education, candidates will: (1) demonstrate the broad general background knowledge, dispositions, and skills necessary to function as a literate, informed, active citizen, and to serve as a model for middle level students; (2) demonstrate the pedagogical skills and content knowledge necessary to perform as effective middle level educators. (3) demonstrate the appropriate dispositions to effectively meet the diverse needs of middle level students found in public schools.
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. For additional information, candidates may also contact the EPSB Division of Professional Learning and Assessment at (859) 564-5778 or (888) 598-7667 (toll free).