To develop into learned and professionally skilled elementary school teachers, students engage in studies that provide an academic background for those subjects they will be teaching.
Elementary education majors select one of the liberal arts disciplines listed below, in which they fulfill the requirements for the major: The fulfillment of these requirements, together with general studies courses, provides a substantial liberal studies background as well as a foundation for professional development. Listed below are the general studies requirements and the professional education requirements.
Professional Education (30 semester hours)
Foundation introductory professional courses with associated field
|EDU-106||Contexts of Schooling ||3|
|EDU-206||Developmental Educational Psychology ||3|
|Methodology curriculum and instruction courses, including reading,|
with associated field experiences:
|ELD-307||Emergent Literacy P-3 ||3|
|ELD-308||Fostering Language and Literacy Development ||3|
|ELD-375||Teaching Math, N-8 ||3|
|ELD-376|| Teaching Science, Social Studies and the Arts ||1|
|Capstone professional semester including full-time student teaching:|
|EDU-465||Student Teaching and Seminar ||12|
Elementary education majors can elect to pursue the following certifications and endorsements: