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Elementary Education Major
with K–6 Teacher Licensure (ELED)

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

AOS Code: U251

Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
required: HDF 302 and PSY 121

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive (see TED 400).

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major Requirements (42 semester hours)

 

TED 250 (prerequisite for admission to the major)

TED 320, 346, 350, 360, 370, 375*, 380, 400*, 420

TED 461 (taken last semester of program)

 

*TED 375 is taught as Writing Intensive (WI); TED 400 is taught as Speaking Intensive (SI).

IV Teacher Licensure Requirements

  1. ELC 381 
  2. HDF 302  
  3. ART 367; MUS 361; DCE 345 or THR 396
  4. HEA 341  
  5. ESS 341  

V Second Academic Concentration Requirements (18 semester hours)

All students majoring in Elementary Education are required to complete an approved second academic concentration consisting of 18 hours in a basic academic discipline or in an approved interdisciplinary studies program. Depending upon the concentration selected, a maximum of six (6) hours may be counted toward the General Education Core requirements as well as toward the concentration. The following 18-hour interdisciplinary academic concentrations have been approved for Elementary Education: American Studies, Art, Diversity Studies, Environmental Education, Global Studies, Language and Communication, Science, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The following 18-hour second academic concentrations have been approved: Anthropology, Art (Art History or Studio Art), Classical Studies (Latin or Greek), Communication Studies, English, Geography, German, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, and Sociology. The following 24-hour second academic concentrations have been approved: French, Spanish.

VI Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 122 semester hours required for the degree. Electives should increase students’ knowledge in general education and in a content field (such as psychology or multicultural education).