Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Elementary Education (K-6)

The B.S. Major in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in 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 Department of Education. 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.

Degree Requirements

Course of Study for B.S. Major in Interdisciplinary Studies with a CONCENTRATION IN ELEMENTARY LICENSURE (K-6)

I. General Education Requirements 46 hours
  Limit III. C. 1. History to HIS 221 American History I or HIS 222 American History II
  Limit III. C. 4. Humanities to POL 231 American Government I
  Limit III. A. Behavioral Sciences to SOC 241 General Sociology

II. Major Requirements
SPA 131 Elementary Spanish I 3 hours
SPA 132 Elementary Spanish II 3
HUM 320 Diversity in America (W) 3
MAT 206 The Real Number System 3
PSY 201 Child Development and Lab 3
PSY 306 Educational Psychology 3
Humanities Electives (upper division) 9
Math & Natural Science Electives 6
33 hours

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 428* Classroom Management 2
EDU 430* Educational Strategies-Elementary 3
RDG 324 Teaching Literacy in the Elem & Mid Schools & Practicum 4

*These courses must be taken the semester prior to Student Teaching.
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 216 Personal Health 3
HEA 217 First Aid and CPR OR Red Cross Training 2
5 hours