Early Childhood  Certification:

Earn a degree in Elementary Education grades 1-5 and pass the Praxis Exam Principles of Learning and Teaching (5621).

Elementary Education

Requirements for Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education Certification in Grades One Through Five

A grade below “C” will not be accepted for candidates seeking Elementary certification.
The curriculum in Elementary Education has five components:

  • general education,
  • focus area,
  • knowledge of the learner and the learning environment,
  • methodology and teaching, and
  • special education.
     

Student Learning Outcomes
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

  1. Demonstrate content knowledge in Elementary Education
  2. Demonstrate appropriate dispositions to be an effective elementary teacher.
  3. Demonstrate ability to design, implement and evaluate effective elementary curriculum and instruction.

Curriculum in Elementary Education
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

General Education Requirements1
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    Humanities  
ENGL 1157 3  HIST  3
ENGL 1158 or 1159 3  ENGL Literature  6
Mathematics    Social Sciences  
MATH 1021 3  Social Sciences elective  6
MATH 1023 3  Arts  
Science    Arts elective  3
BIOS 3    
BIOS or Physical Science 6    
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours Course Name/# Credit Hours
EDCI 3400 3  EDLS 3100  3
EDHP 2320 3  MATH 1115 or 1125  3
EDSP 3610 3  MATH 2314  3
EDUC 1010 3  Science Elective  6
EDUC 2100 3  Social Sciences  3
EDUC 2200 3    
    Total 36
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
EDCI 3140  3  EDCI 3540  3
EDCI 3150  3  EDUC 3000  3
EDCI 3160  3  EDUC 3002  0
EDCI 3340  3  EDUC 3100  3
EDCI 3410  3  EDUC 3110  3
EDCI 3425  3  EDUC 4000 Concurrent enrollment with EDUC 4910  3
EDCI 3440  3 EDUC 4910 Concurrent enrollment with EDUC 4000  9
     Total  45
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  120
  1. Refer to the following sections in the University Catalog for specific courses and university regulations to fulfill General Education Requirements. Catalog sections: General Education Core Requirements and General Education Course Menu.

NOTE:  CHEM 1001 AND URBN 1000 is not acceptable for a degree in Elementary Education.

Non-Coursework
Course Name/ #
Passing scores on appropriate PRAXIS Exams
Minimum grade of "C" in all courses
Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all undergraduate coursework

Recommended Four-Year Plan of Study
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Grade 1 - 5

Four Year Plan of Study
First Year of Enrollment 
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ENGL 1157  3  ENGL 1158 or 1159  3
MATH 1115 or 1125  3  MATH 1021 or 1023  3
Social Science2  3  Science2  3
Arts2  3  HIST  3
EDUC 1010  3  EDUC 2100  3
UNIV 10011  1    
Total Hours  16 Total Hours 15
Second Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ENGL (Literature)2  3 Science2  3
MATH 1021 or 1023  3 ENGL (Literature)  3
Science2  3 EDHP 2320  3
EDSP 3610  3 EDCI 3400  3
EDUC 2200  3 MATH 2314  3
       
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 15
Third Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
EDCI 3410  3  EDCI 3150  3
EDCI 3140  3  EDCI 3160  3
EDUC 3000  3  EDCI 3425  3
Science  3  EDUC 3100  3
EDLS 3100  3  Social Science2  3
Social Science2  3    
Total Hours  18 Total Hours 15
Fourth Year of Enrollment
First Term Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
EDCI 3340  3  EDUC 4000  3
EDCI 3440  3  EDUC 4910  9
EDCI 3540  3    
EDUC 3002  0    
EDUC 3110  3    
Science  3    
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 12
Total Degree Hours 121
  1. Required for all First time Full time students.
  2. Refer to the following sections in the University Catalog for specific courses and university regulations to fulfill General Education Requirements. Catalog sections: General Education Core Requirements and General Education Course Menu.

NOTE: Refer to the “Degree Requirements” curriculum sheet for specific courses required for the degree.