Elementary Education (B.S.)

Persons earning this major are licensed to teach Elementary, K-6.   

Elementary Education Major (K-6):

  • EDUC 210 Education: Issues and Policies (4 credits)
  • EDUC 329 Diversity and Equity in Education (4 credits)
  • EDUC 330 Psychology for Teaching & Learning (4 credits)
  • EDUC 351 Planning & Assessment for Learning (2 credits)
  • EDUC 350 Language Development, Literacy, & Literature I (4 credits)
  • EDUC 370  Language Development, Literacy, & Literature II (4 credits)
  • ECUD 371 Teaching Elementary Mathematics (4 credits)
  • EDUC 372 Teaching Elementary Science (4 credits)
  • EDUC 373 Teaching Elementary Social Studies (4 credits)
  • EDUC 387 Field Lab I (1 credit)
  • EDUC 388 Field Lab II (1 credit)
  • EDUC 431 Technology for Instruction (2 credits)
  • EDUC 410 Creating Environments for Learning (2 credits)
  • EDUC 408 Inclusive Practices for Learning Variations (4 credits)
  • EDUC 409 Residency in Teaching I (2 credits)
  • EDUC 411 Residency in Teaching II (4 credits)

Allied Courses Required for Elementary K-6 Licensure:

  • MUSC 242 Children’s Artistic Culture: Music, Movement, & Visual Art (4 credits)

  • PHED 352 Health & Physical Education for the Elementary Educator (2 credits)
  • MATH 121, 122, 223 Structures of Elementary Mathematics I, II, III (4 credits)
  • BIOL 101 General Biology (4 credits)
  • PHYS 101 Physics for the Liberal Arts (4 credits)
  • GEOL 111 Introduction to Physical Geology (4 credits)
  • HIST 113 Early Am/Global Perspective or HIST 114 Mod Us/Global Perspective (4 credits)
  • One of:
    • GEOG 113 Globalization & World Regions (4 credits)
    • PSYC 111 General Psychology (4 credits)
    • SOCI 100 Intro to Sociology (4 credits)
    • POLS 104 Government and Politics (4 credits)

A concentration or minor is strongly recommended in one or more of the following areas:

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for Elementary Education)
  • Engineering Education
  • ESL Minor
  • SPED Minor
  • 20-24 additional credits or minor in a content area such as English, History, Spanish, etc. 

To view a list of currently offered education courses click here.