2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science

The elementary education major is a program designed to prepare individuals to teach grades one through six.  The program requires the completion of 69 credits in the major and 39 credits of professional studies in education. Students with a double major of elementary and special education may substitute EDUC406 for EDUC 404.  Students completing this major are eligible for the bachelor of science degree.

Elementary Education Major Requirements:

Core Courses

EDUC 311Elementary Art & Music

3

EDUC 312Teaching of Reading

3

EDUC 318Corrective Reading

3

EDUC 351Teaching Language Art/Elem&Mid

3

EDUC 352Teaching Social Studies/Elem&Mid

3

EDUC 355Teaching Math/Elem&Mid School

3

EDUC 356Teaching Science/Elem&Mid

3

 

BIOL 110General Biology I

4

OR

BIOL 115Plants and People

4

 

COMM 101Media Communication

3

ECON 101Survey of Economics

3

ENGL 105Writing and Critical Inquiry

3

ENGL 350Children's Literature

3

GEOG 103World Regional Geography

3

 

HIST 199Open Titled

3

OR

HIST 204American History I

3

 

HUMA 211Introduction to Fine Arts

3

MATH 143Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

3

MATH 144Geometry for Teachers

3

MATH 145Algebra and Statistics

3

PHED 101Wellness: Basic Concept

1

PHED 102Wellness: Physical Fitness

1

 

PHED 254Elementary Physical Education

2

OR

PHED 356Adapted Physical Education

3

 

PHYS 102Energy and the Environment

4

OR

PHYS 130Physics for Educators

3

 

PHYS 105Planets and Stars

3

POLS 210American Government

3

HIST 199 American History II
PHYS 102 Energy and the Environment may be taken for three credits.

Required Professional Studies Courses

EDUC 101Introduction Educational Practice

3

EDUC 202Cultural Awareness in the Classroom

3

EDUC 280Exceptional Child

3

EDUC 282Educational Psychology Application

3

EDUC 333The Learning Environment

3

EDUC 342Middle School Curriculum and Instruction

3

EDUC 400Early Professional Experience

1

EDUC 401Clinical Practice Elementary

4

EDUC 402Seminar in Elementary Education

1

EDUC 404Student Teaching, Elementary

8-15

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AT A GLANCE
Type of Credit Required Credits
General Education (For B.S.)* 13
Major 69
Education 39
Elective 0
Total Credits to Earn Degree 121
*Based on students arriving as first time freshmen. Some general education requirements are met through required major courses. This reduces the number of required general education credits.