Jun 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Elementary Education, BS

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The Elementary Education Program prepares candidates for careers in elementary teaching. Candidates complete a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program of study and a sequence of professional courses in education, theory, and a method of elementary teaching. Candidates pursuing a degree in Elementary Education must complete 123 semester hours of course work.

The undergraduate program in Elementary Education has a three-fold purpose:

  1. To give candidates a solid knowledge base that includes a multi-disciplinary academic program of study, knowledge of pedagogy, and knowledge of learners and their characteristics.
  2. To give candidates an opportunity to practice a repertoire of best teaching practices.
  3. To encourage in student’s attitudes and skills necessary for reflection and problem solving, and an attitude and belief that “learning to teach” is a lifelong process.

Core Professional Requirements

(55 semester hours)

Total Core Requirements = 21

General Education And Institutional Requirements

See the full list of University General Education and Institutional Requirements .

English Composition (6 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours and 3 additional departmental requirements)

Sciences (7-8 semester hours)

Mathematics (3 semester hours)

Social Sciences (6 semester hours and 6 additional departmental requirements)

Technology (3 semester hours)

Institutional Requirements (6 semester hours)


Candidates are encouraged to take SUMMER courses and attend MINI-SEMESTER in order to have a manageable semester load.

Note: The Department reserves the right to adjust students’ programs to provide the best possible option for graduation and certification requirements.

Sample Programs

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Total: 16


Recommended to take PRAXIS I second semester sophomore year.

Second Semester

Total: 16

Junior Year

Senior Year: The Year Long Internship

Total: 16


Recommended to Take PRAXIS Core examination.
Student Teacher Interview

Second Semester

Total: 12

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