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Elementary Education

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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 or the Multidisciplinary concentration: 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.

Requirements for the Second Major or concentration
American Studies
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Dance Studies
Earth Sciences
Economics
English Literature/Writing
Environmental Sciences
Filmmaking, Television and Radio
French
Geosciences
Global Studies
Graphic Design
Health Sciences
History
Integrated Sciences and Mathematics
Journalism
Environmental Studies
Marine Sciences
Mathematics
Philosophy
Political Science
Popular Music Studies
Psychology
Public Relations
Sociology
Spanish
Theater Studies
Web Design

Professional Education (24 semester hours)
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 3
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:

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