Bachelors (BS) in Elementary Education

Elementary Education (BS)

The elementary education major offers a 60-semester hour course of study that is designed for the preparation of elementary school teachers with authorizations at the early childhood (age 3 years to grade 4) and elementary (grades 3-8) levels. This degree includes an endorsement in ESOL and requires an iPad to enter the program. Students are required to obtain a minimum grade of C- in all courses taken for the major.

Elementary education admissions requirements, policies, and procedures are listed in the Degree Completion Teacher Education Major section. General education requirements for the elementary education degree-completion program can be found here.

Major Requirements

Pre-Cohort Classes
MATH 211 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I 4
MATH 212 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II 4
Cohort Classes
ELED 260 Teaching, Schooling and Learning 4
ELED 270 Intercultural Communications 2
ELED 324 Trends and Methods in Early Childhood Education 4
ELED 343 Adventures in Math and Science I  4
ELED 344 Adventures in Math and Science II 4
ELED 354 Pedagogy of Health, Physical Education and the Arts 4
ELED 371 Curriculum and Instruction with ESOL 4
ELED 375 Student Teaching I and Classroom Management 4
ELED 381 Classroom Management 2
ELED 412 Literature for Children and Adolescents 2
ELED 413 Reading and Writing Methods 4
ELED 414 Reading and Writing with the Common Core Subjects 4
ELED 423 Christian Faith and Thought 2
ELED 461/462 Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition 2,2
ELED 480 Classroom Assessment: Assessing and Planning for all Learners 4
ELED 475 Classroom Teaching II 6
ELED 490 Professional Seminar 2

Admission to Student Teaching

Acceptance into the teacher education program does not guarantee assignment for student teaching.

Application for admission to full-time student teaching is made by filling out required forms during the semester preceding the semester for which the assignment is requested. Admission to student teaching is based upon continued good standing; favorable recommendations; an attained cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on all college-level courses, including transfer credits, and an average GPA of 2.75 or better in the teaching major; completion of the required teaching major and professional courses with no grade below C-; passing scores on appropriate basic skills and having taken content area examinations; successful completion of the student teaching interview; and a minimum of 15 semester hours completed in residence prior to student teaching.

Additional authorizations and endorsements are available through the graduate Educational Foundations and Leadership Degree Program page.
Degree Completion Course Descriptions