Education (Elementary K-6)

The Elementary Education (K-6) program is a professional preparation program that gives you an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, and creative development of children in addition to the content knowledge and pedagogical skills required of teachers in today’s classrooms. Students planning to seek elementary licensure must complete the Professional Core as outlined by the School of Education and follow the course of study as outlined in the School of Arts and Humanities. This comprises a full semester of integrated professional practicum experience and one full semester of student teaching in public school settings. Students who acquire licensure in elementary education will be certified to teach kindergarten through sixth grade.


4-Year Plans

To make your path to graduation a little easier, a 4-year plan for students planning to pursue a career in K-6 Education has been created:

2014-2015 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Science in Arts & Humanities (K-6 Education)


2013-2014 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Science in Arts & Humanities (K-6 Education)


2012-2013 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Science in Arts & Humanities (K-6 Education)


2011-2012 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Science in Arts & Humanities (K-6 Education)


Degree Requirements

Course of Study for B.S. Major in Arts and Humanities
PREPARATION FOR ELEMENTARY LICENSURE (K-6)


I. General Education Requirements 52 hours
  Limit # 3. Social and Behavioral Science to:
     HIS 221 American History I OR HIS 222 American History II
     POL 231 American Government I OR POL 232 American Government II
     SOC 241 General Sociology
  Limit # 5. Humanities: 3 hours must be upper-division
Plus Math/Science Course for B.S. Degree 3-4
55-56 hours

II.  Major Requirements in Arts and Humanities

SPA 131 Elementary Spanish I 4 hours
SPA 132 Elementary Spanish II 4
HUM 320 Diversity in America (W) 3
HUM 495* Values in Human Thought and Action 3
MAT 206 The Real Number System 3
PSY 210 Child Development 3
PSY 306 Educational Psychology 3
Humanities Electives (upper division) 6
Math & Natural Science Electives 6
35 hours

*Courses also count toward academic major.


III.  Professional Core:

EDU 130 Introduction to Education (W) 3 hours
SPE 240 Special Education Foundations 3
EDU 315 Children's Literature 3

Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program to take the following:

EDU 320 Technology in the Classroom 3
EDU 325 Teaching Strategies PreK-3 3
EDU 327 Tests and Measurement 3
EDU 438 Classroom Management 2
EDU 430 Educational Strategies-Elementary 3
RDG 324 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School 4

Must be admitted to Student Teaching to take the following:

EDU 445 Student Teaching, Elementary 12
EDU 450 Professional Reflection and Planning 1
40 hours

IV.  Additional Required Courses for Elementary Licensure:

HEA 217 First Aid and CPR OR Red Cross Training 2
HEA 216 Personal Health 3
5 hours

Course of Study for B.S. Major in Education (Elementary K-6)
(Second Major Only)

For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: "Degree/Graduation Requirements."

I.  General Education Requirements are met by the Content Major

II. Second Major Requirements:

EDU 130 Introduction to Education 3 hours
EDU 320 Technology in the Classroom 3
EDU 325 Teaching Strategies PreK-3 3
EDU 327 Tests and Measurement 3
EDU 428 Classroom Management 2
EDU 430 Educational Strategies-Elementary 3
EDU 445 Student Teaching, Elementary 12
RDG 324 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School 4
RDG 324L Teaching Reading Practicum 0
SPE 240 Special Education Foundations 3
36 hours