2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Mar 04, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education and Teaching, BS


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This interdisciplinary degree program prepares students seeking Elementary (PK-6) teaching licensure. Elementary Education and Teaching students take multi-disciplinary Civitae Core requirements, advanced courses in numerous disciplines, and education courses that address human growth and development, assessment, literacy, and content area methods. Additionally, Elementary Education and Teaching students have a variety of educational experiences in the field that are connected to Practica, Partnership and Student Teaching.

Civitae Core Requirements (39-40 Credits)


Civitae Core Curriculum  

Elementary Education and Teaching majors must take the following courses to satisfy the Civitae Core requirements listed below. If a Civitae Core requirement is not listed below, majors can satisfy those with any of the choices listed in the Civitae Core options.

Pillar Courses

Perspectives Course

  • SOCL 320  of Education can count as an additional program requirement below.

Additional Degree Requirement (3 credits)


Mathematics (6 credits + 3 credits in Civitae)


Natural Science (8 credits + 3 in Civitae)


Social Science (9 credits + 3 credits in Civitae)


Additional Program Requirements (3 credits)


Students should take three credits of the following courses:

Students may need to take 2-3 additional elective credits to fulfill degree requirements


Professional Requirements for Elementary Education Licensure


Practicum Integration Semester (5 credits)


These courses are taken the semester prior to Partnership. In order to advance to partnership semester, students must earn a C+ or better in EDUC 310 and EDUC 361. Any student receiving licensure in Elementary Education may repeat EDUC 310 and EDUC 361 only once if the student is unsuccessful due to insufficient academic performance.

Partnership Semester (12 credits)


These courses MUST be taken together during the semester prior to Student Teaching. Any student receiving licensure in Elementary education may repeat Partnership courses (EDUC 423, 433, 461, and 467)  only once if the student is unsuccessful due to insufficient academic performance. In order to be successful in the Partnership semester, students must have B- or better in each Partnership course.

Student Teaching Semester (12 credits)


Note: Passing scores on Praxis II, VCLA, and RVE are required prior to beginning student teaching.

Total Credits: 120-121


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