Persons earning this major are licensed as K-6 generalists. Adding a Middle Level Endorsement to a K-6 license can be completed at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Contact the Department of Teacher Education for information and advising.
Elementary Education - Major Field Guide
Majors must complete the following:
Core Elementary Education (K-6) Requirements
- EDUC 210 Education’s Place in Society and Field Experience (4 credits)
- EDUC 211 Field Experience I: Exploration (0 credits)
- MTLE: Basic Skills or other Minnesota BOT approved licensure exam
- EDUC 330 Psychology for Teaching and Learning (4 credits)
- EDUC 332 Field Experience II: Learning & Teaching (0 credit)
- EDUC 329 Diverse Learners and Families (4 credits)
- EDUC 350 Language Development, Literacy, and Literature I (4 credits)
Note: Allied Math and Science requirements must be completed as a prerequisite to Block 3.
Block 3 (Note: Allied Math, Science, and Social Studies requirements must be completed as a prerequisite to Block 3.)
- EDUC 370 Language Development, Literacy, and Literature II (4 credits)
- EDUC 371 Teaching Mathematics and Technology (4 credits)
- EDUC 372 Teaching Science and Healthy, Active Living (4 credits)
- EDUC 373 Teaching Social Studies and Fine Arts (4 credits)
- EDUC 337 Field Experience III: Curriculum & Instruction (0 credit)
- EDUC 431 Use of Technology for Instruction (2 credits)
- EDUC 460 Clinical Practice: Student Teaching and Seminar (10 credits)
- Demonstrated competence on all required state standards and MTLE II Pedagogy & Content Area exams required for licensure
Allied core curriculum math and science courses to meet state competencies (must be completed before Block 3):
MATH 121 Structures of Elementary Mathematics I (4 credits)
MATH 122 Structures of Elementary Mathematics II (4 credits)
MATH 223 Structures of Elementary Mathematics III (4 credits)
BIOL 101 General Biology (4 credits)
CHEM 100 Chemistry in Our World (4 credits)
PHYS 101 Physics as a Liberal Art (4 credits)
GEOL 111 Intro to Physical Geology (4 credits)
The above courses will also fulfill the Natural Science/Math Core Curriculum Requirement.
- PSYC 111 General Psychology (4 credits) OR SOCI 100 Intro to Sociology (4 credits)
- POLS 104 American Government (4 credits)
The above courses will also fulfill the Social Analysis Core Curriculum Requirement.
- HIST 113 Early American in Global Perspective (4 credits) OR HIST 114 The Modern US in Global Perspective (4 credits)
- HIST 115, 116, 118, or 119 (all non- US history courses - 4 credits each)
The above courses will also fulfill the Historical Studies Core Curriculum Requirement.
- GEOG 113 World Geography (4 credits)
The above courses will also fulfill the Human Diversity Core Curriculum Requirement.
A concentration or minor is strongly recommended in one or more of the following areas:
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for Elementary Education)
20-24 additional credits or minor in a content area such as English, History, Spanish, etc.
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