Elementary Education (B.S.)

Teachers have the opportunity to help students achieve goals and transform their lives. UNO offers an exemplary program in elementary education designed to provide a balanced blend of theory and practice to meet the learning needs of diverse learners.

At UNO, as an elementary education major you will be tested by professors and dynamic courses to become a successful and professional individual within a complex and diverse classroom environment. The curriculum, accredited by the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), focuses on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions associated with the effective education of elementary-aged children. You will develop professional knowledge and skills through reflective best practice and inquiry; the observation of children and classroom settings; on-site practice; and supervised student teaching. Your course of study also includes an excellent education in the liberal arts and sciences. In addition to content knowledge, you will complete coursework towards teacher certification from the Louisiana Department of Education for Grades 1-5. You will graduate with the knowledge and skills of effective strategies and curriculum associated with teaching in classrooms with students having a wide range of developmental levels and abilities.

Many of our recent graduates have entered graduate programs, while others have found positions as consultant teachers, co-teachers in inclusive settings, teachers in self-contained classrooms for students with exceptional needs, and general elementary education teachers.

College of Education
& Human Development

Curriculum & Requirements

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Selected Courses

  • Introduction to Teaching as a Career
  • Literacy Instruction for Content Learning
  • Meeting the Needs of All learners
  • Student Teaching
  • Materials and Methods in Elementary School Mathematics