School of Education

B.S. in Elementary Education (120 cr)

This degree will license you to teach K-6 Elementary Education. It also includes a minor in either K-12 Mild Intervention, Reading, Math or Physical Education. Additional courses may be taken to license in these areas as well.

General Education Requirements (39 cr)

Composition & Communication (9 cr)
College Level Mathematics (3 cr)
  • MATH-E 111 Math for Elementary Teachers - (Other options if choosing the math minor. See your advisor.)
Natural Science & Mathematics (9 cr)
Humanities & Fine Arts (12 cr)
  • FINA-T 255 Art & Design
  • EDUC-M 324 Teaching About the Arts
  • HIST-H 106, US History
  • HIST-H 109, World History
Behavioral & Social Sciences (9 cr)

Additional Program Requirements (18-20 cr)

First-Year Seminar (0-2)

Students entering the program with less than 12 credit hours of transferable credit are required to complete the First Year Seminar (UCOL-U 101).

Literature (3 cr)
Mathematics (3 cr)
Professional Education Requirements

The lab / field experience courses, including M201, M301, and M401, can (and must) be taken multiple times for credit

Foundations (9.5 cr)
Professional Education Courses (9 cr)
Methods (29.5 cr) [Must be admitted to TEP]
Student Teaching Semester (12 cr)
Minor Choices (15 cr) Choose one minor
Mild Intervention Minor
  • EDUC-K 344 Education of Socially & Emotionally Disturbed 2
  • EDUC-K 352 Education of Children w/ Learning Disorders
  • EDUC-K 307 Special Needs Methods
  • EDUC-K 343 Educ of Socially and Emotionally Disturbed 1
  • EDUC-K 361 Assistive Technology for Students w/Disabilities
  • EDUC-K 495 Special Education Field Experience
Reading Minor
  • EDUC-X 401 Critical Reading in the Content Area
  • EDUC-L 436 Methods and Materials for English as a Second Language
  • EDUC-X 400 Diagnostic Reading
  • EDUC-L 400 Instructional Issues in Language Education
  • EDUC-F 401 Summer Reading Clinic
Math Minor (housed in the School of Natural Science and Math)

Physical Education Minor

  • HPER-P 140 Foundations of Physical Education
  • HPER-P 141 Fundamentals of Human Movement
  • HPER-P 205 Structural Kinesiology
  • HPER-P 214 Basic Methods of Teaching Physical Education
  • HPER-P 280 Basic Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • HPER-P 290 Movement Experience with Children

Early Childhood Education Minor (effective Fall 2014)

  • EDUC-E 335 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • EDUC-E 336 Play as Development
  • EDUC-E 338 The Early Childhood Educator
  • EDUC-E 351 Foundations of Early Care and Education 2
  • EDUC-E 352 Foundations of Early Care and Education 3