Sep 28, 2023
This degree program prepares students seeking Elementary (Pk-6) teaching licensure . In addition to the multi-disciplinary Civitae Core requirements, Elementary Education and Teaching students take advanced courses in English, Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Science, Fine Arts, and Kinesiology. All the teacher-licensure concentrations include a professional component comprised of an array of methods classes, Practica, Partnership and Student Teaching.
Civitae Core Requirements (39-40 Credits)
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.
Historical and Contemporary Insights - HIST 221 or HIST 222
Human Behavior and Social Institutions - EDUC 245
Quantitative Reasoning - MATH 135
Scientific Reasoning - BIOL 114
SOCL 320 Sociology of Education can count as an additional program requirement below.
Mathematics (6 credits + 3 credits in Civitae)
Natural Science (8 credits + 3 in Civitae)
Social Science (9 credits + 3 credits in Civitae)
Fine Arts (3 credits)
Physical Education (3 credits)
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
Prior to Teacher Prep. Admission (6 credits + 3 credits in Civitae)
Practicum Integration Semester (7 credits)
These courses are taken the semester prior to Partnership.
In order to advance to partnership semester, students must earn a B- or better in EDUC 310, EDUC 361, and EDUC 380. Any student receiving licensure in Elementrary Education may repeat EDUC 310, EDUC 361, and EDUC 380 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.