Total number of hours for program: 120-128.
Admission to the Elementary Education Program
Students seeking admission to the Elementary Education Program must declare their major, declare their second academic concentration (SAC), and meet the requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program Teacher Education Program . In addition to courses in the professional education sequence and courses in the major, Elementary Education teacher candidates must earn a C or better in the following courses: EDCI 201, ENGL 101, 202 and all courses in major. If a student’s overall GPA falls below 2.75 the student will be removed from the program and must improve the GPA and reapply for admission. If a student receives an F in any course in the professional education sequence or major, the student must retake the course when it is offered and earn a grade C or better. If a student fails any required major course twice, the student is withdrawn from the major. If a student does not successfully complete internship they may be withdrawn from the program and will be ineligible for licensure.
Admission to the Professional Education Sequence in Elementary Education
Students in the Professional Education must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program and are subject to all of the teacher education requirements. EDCI 201 is the only course in the professional education sequence that may be taken prior to admission to teacher education.
Continuation in the Elementary Education Program
To continue in the program, students must meet the continuation requirements of the Teacher Education Program Teacher Education Program . Any dismissal from a field experience or internship will result in a grade lower than a C and will make the teacher candidate ineligible for licensure.
All students must complete a total of 120-128 hours depending upon SAC including:
- Liberal Studies (42 hours including 3 hours of Freshman Seminar)*
- Second Academic Concentration (18 hours)*
- Professional Education Sequence (24 hours)
- Major Courses (47 hours)
*Some SACs can count toward Liberal Studies and can affect the total number of hours to complete degree.