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Major in Elementary Education (1-6)

Major in Elementary Education (1-6)

Beginning with the Class of 2015, the licensure program in Elementary Education (1-6) will only be available as a 5 year program through the Kathleen Dunn Scholars program.

Stage I. Fundamentals of Education in the Inclusive Classroom (Common Core) (8 semester hours)

The following courses are required for all general education and ESL majors:

  • *EDUC 156 Schools in an Era of Change (freshman or sophomore year)
  • *GEDUC 460 Teaching Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom (junior year)
    *Includes fieldwork

Students will be evaluated for writing competence at the conclusion of EDUC 156 and must be recommended by the faculty to advance to GEDUC 460. Students will again be evaluated after completion of GEDUC 460. Those students who have not demonstrated strong academic and literacy skills will be offered other options and will work closely with their advisors to find a match for their child-related interests in a non-licensed field.

Stage II. Subject Matter Field (52 semester hours)


  • ENGL 313 Survey of Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • One course in world literature or American literature


  • MATH 115 Number Systems and Algebra for Elementary School Teachers
  • MATH 116 Geometry and Data Analysis for Elementary School Teachers

History and Social Studies:

  • HIST 100 World Civilizations I: Pre-Modern Societies
  • HIST 101 World Civilizations II: Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
  • HIST 140 History of American Civilization I
  • POLS 101 Introduction to American Politics

Science and Technology Engineering:

  • *BIOL/PHYS 103 Science and Technology Engineering: Great Discoveries inScience
       or *BIOL 113 General Biology
  • PHYS 105 Science and Technology in the Everyday World: How Things Work

Child Development:

  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychological Science
  • PSYC 235 Developmental Psychology

Art/Music: One course chosen with advisor

Stage III. Licensure Preparation (28 semester hours)

  • EDUC 308 Seminar in Teaching and Learning at the Early Childhood and Elementary Levels (taken concurrently with EDUC 382)
  • EDUC 382 Practicum: Elementary School (Grades 1—6) (12 semester hours)
  • *GEDUC 461 Social Studies, Science and the Arts in the Elementary Classroom
  • *GEDUC 464 Reading and Language Arts for the Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom
  • *GEDUC 467 Math for the Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom

Strongly recommended:

  • GEDUC 424 Integrating Educational Technology in the Classroom

*Includes fieldwork.