Bachelors (BS) in Elementary Education

Elementary Education (BS)

The elementary education major offers a 60-74 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

Students may take these course before starting the ELED cohort program, however, students who have not taken these courses before starting the program will be required to take them as part of their ELED program course plan.

MATH 211 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I** 4
MATH 212 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II** 4
ELED 260 Teaching, Schooling and Learning** 4
ELED 270 Intercultural Communication** 2

**These courses (MATH 211, MATH 212, ELED 260 and ELED 270) may be taken as prerequisites before starting the Elementary Education cohort program.  Students who wish to take one or more of these courses as prerequisites can contact the Elementary Education Enrollment Counselor for more information.

Cohort Classes
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 346 The Inclusive Classroom in a Diverse Society 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 475 Classroom Teaching II 6
ELED 480 Classroom Assessment: Assessing and Planning for all Learners 4
ELED 484 Diving Deep into the Teacher Portfolio 2
ELED 490 Professional Seminar 2

Admission to Student Teaching

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

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.

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