Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education is designed to prepare proactive educators who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to positively impact the growth and learning of all grades 1-5 students. The requirements of the curriculum are designed to prepare educators who will perform professionally and successfully in a variety of elementary settings in a world on continuous social and cultural change.

Admission Requirements for Professional Elementary Education Program

Education majors complete a prescribed curriculum during their freshman and sophomore semesters. In order to enroll in 3000/4000 level professional education courses, majors must be formally admitted to the teacher education program.

Entry requirements and professional courses are listed in the links below.

The university will make every reasonable effort to honor the statement of curricular requirements in the chosen issue of the catalog. However, courses and programs are sometimes discontinued, and requirements are changed as a result of actions by accrediting associations and other external agencies.

Admission Requirements for Student Teaching (EDCI 4900)

Applications for student teaching must be submitted to the Director of Student Teaching and Internship no later than four weeks following the first day of classes in the semester prior to student teaching. Late applications cannot be guaranteed consideration. Before being officially admitted to student teaching, students must meet the criteria in the following link:

  • Requirements for Student Teaching    

  • No student may schedule more than one three-semester hour course in addition to EDCI 4900 during the semester of student teaching.

    Additionally, entry to student teaching will be restricted to those majors who meet identified requirements.

    Minor in Education Leading to Secondary Education (Grades 6–12) Certification

    The Minor in Education offers students pursuing a content degree in biology, English, math, and history the opportunity to complete the course work required for certification to teach grades 6-12 in their major content area. Students pursuing certification to teach through this pathway must meet with the Coordinator of Secondary Programs housed in the Department of Education in order to apply for approval to take 3000/4000 level professional education courses.

    Entry requirements and professional courses are listed in the links below.

    Associate of Science in Care and Development of Young Children

    The Associate of Science in the Care and Development of Young Children is a two-year degree designed to prepare graduates to work with young children in early childhood education settings outside of the public school system or within the public school system as paraprofessionals, using developmentally appropriate practices.

    Course requirements are listed in the links below.

  • ASCDYC Curriculum 
  • ASCDYC Suggested Sequence    
  • ASCDYC Audit Sheet