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:
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.
To give candidates an opportunity to practice a repertoire of best teaching practices.
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.