Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree
with a Major in Elementary Education

Majors in elementary education devote the greater portion of their work during the first two years to broad general education. The work of the last two years consists of continued academic coursework at the upper level and professional courses and experiences. The student's professional education program culminates in the senior year with the professional semester.


The education program consists of 33 semester hours of general education courses and liberal arts courses for teacher certification.

Degree Major Requirements (these courses are open to students who have not yet applied for admission to the teacher education program):

In Education:
220 Education Technology
222 Fine Arts in the Elementary School
328 Physical Education in the Elementary School
336 Introduction to Reading Process
337 Science in the Elementary School
318 Numbers, Computation, and Mathematical Processes
338 Mathematics in the Elementary School
341 Reading in the Elementary School
345 Social Studies in the Elementary School
329 Children's and Adolescents' Literature

Professional Course Requirements (with the exception of 150, 215, and 216 these courses are open only to students who have been admitted to the teacher education program):

150 Introduction to Education
215 Foundations of Education
216 Foundations of Education Lab
322 Educational Psychology
323 Introduction to Exceptionalities - taught on campus and in a Professional Development School
437 Elementary School Methods and Management
440 Student Teaching Seminar
447 Observation and Supervised Teaching in the Elementary School


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