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2022-23 Catalog 
    
2022-23 Catalog

Elementary Education (BS)


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  • Program Prerequisite: Provisional admission to a Teacher Education Program (see the admission requirements described under the Department of Teacher Education ).
  • Minor/Specialization: One or two subject area specializations (total of 18 credit hours) or a teaching minor must be selected. To teach up to 8th grade, an approved teaching minor must be completed.
  • Grade Requirements: Elementary Education majors must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in all college/university work and at least a “B-” grade in each professional education course to continue in the program. Elementary Education majors must also achieve at least a “C” grade in MATH 2010 , MATH 2015  and MATH 2020 .
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; a minimum of 46 of these is required within the Elementary Education major. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses number 3000 and above).
  • Program Code: 5005BS
  • CIPC: 131202

Admission Requirements

Declare a program of study (see Program of Study (Major/Minor) Declaration ). Follow the provisional admission requirements outlined under the Teacher Education department.

Advisement

All Elementary Education majors should meet with an advisor in the Teacher Education Advisement Center and from the Department of Teacher Education. Call 801-626-7694 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

For Elementary Education majors, there are 4 areas of course work that are required: I. University and General Education Requirements; II. Support Courses; III. Subject Area Specialization; and IV. Professional Education Courses. Details for each of these required areas follow.

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Claim/Outcome 1: Graduates meet the needs of diverse learners by creating a safe and equitable learning environment;
  • Claim/Outcome 2: Graduates use effective instructional practices based on deep and flexible knowledge of content and pedagogy; and
  • Claim/Outcome 3: Graduates engage in reflective practice, exhibit ethical behavior, and fulfill professional responsibilities.

General Education


I. University and General Education Requirements


Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements.  The following courses required for the Elementary Education major will also satisfy general education requirements: COMM 1020  or COMM 2110 , GEOG SUS/SS/DV 1300  OR GEOG SS/DV/SUS 1520 , MATH QL 2020  and CHF 1500 .  Meeting the general education science requirements may not meet elementary education science requirements.  Following the suggested guidelines below will assure that both University general education and Elementary Education requirements are met.

Students pursuing a BS degree must take 9 credit hours, at least one (1) course from a life science group and at least one (1) course from a physical science group. One of the courses must be PS1350 (Principles of Earth Science), PS1360 (Principles of Physical Science), or LS1370 (Principles of Life Science), or at least one science lab course.

Major Course Requirements for BS Degree resulting in a K-8 License


III. Required Area of Specialization (18 credit hours)


One or two subject area specializations (total of 18 credit hours) or a teaching minor must be selected. To teach up to 8th grade, an approved teaching minor must be completed. For further information concerning the courses involved in the areas of specialization, see the Teacher Advisement Center, ED230.

The Professional Education component of the Elementary Education major requires four semesters to complete. Therefore, it is very important that candidates have completed the General Education requirements and have taken at least some of the required Support Courses prior to entering the program. Because of possible scheduling difficulties, failure to do so could mean spending an extra semester (or more) in completing the program.

IV. Professional Education Courses Required (56 credit hours)


Admission to teacher education is required prior to enrollment in Professional Education courses.

Level 1 (14 credit hours)


Note: Cohort codes required for these courses (ECE, ELEM, or DUAL). Program codes required for thse courses: Early Childhood Education (5002BS), Elementary Education (5005BS), or both.

Level 2 (13 credit hours)


Note: K-6 majors take an area of specialization course (3) and 1-8 majors take an a minor/endorsement course (3). Cohort codes required for these courses (ECE, ELEM, or DUAL). Program codes required for these courses: Early Childhood Education (5002BS), Elementary Education (5005BS), or both.

Level 3 (17 credit hours)


Cohort codes required for these courses (ECE, ELEM, or DUAL). Program codes required for these courses: Early Childhood Education (5002BS), Elementary Education (5005BS), or both.

Level 4 (12 credit hours)


Cohort codes required for these courses (ECE, ELEM, or DUAL). Program codes required for these courses: Early Childhood Education (5002BS), Elementary Education (5005BS), or both.

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