CURRENT 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 16, 2019  
CURRENT 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Elementary Education, BSEd


Total number of hours for program: 120-125.

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 . 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 of 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 If a student fails any required major course twice, the student is withdrawn from the major. If a student does not successfully complete internship, they may be withdrawn from the program and will be ineligible for licensure.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 Sequence 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 .

All students must complete a total of 120-125 hours depending upon SAC including:

  • Liberal Studies (42 hours including three hours of Freshman Seminar)*
  • Second Academic Concentration (18 hours)*
  • Professional Education Sequence (27 hours)
  • Major Courses (41 hours)

*Some SACs and major courses can count toward Liberal Studies. Double counting can affect the total number of hours needed to complete degree. The minimum number of required hours for graduation is 120.

Liberal Studies Hours (42 hours)


Liberal Studies Program Requirements  

Professional Education Sequence for Elementary Education


The Professional Education Sequence for Elementary Education requires 27 hours including the following:

Second Academic Concentration (SAC)


A second academic concentration (SAC) is an 18-hour course of study in an academic discipline required of education students enrolled in a BSEd program in elementary education. The concentration areas available include: art, Communication Sciences and Disorders, English, health promotion and wellness, history, mathematics, natural science, psychology, sociology, Spanish and TESOL.  Please select one of the following SACs:

1. Art Hours: 18


Students must choose either a 2D or 3D concentration

Students should take both of the following:

2. Communication Sciences and Disorders Hours: 18


Students should take the following required courses:

3. English Hours: 18


Literature requirement (three hours). Students should choose one of the following:

4. Health Promotion and Wellness Hours: 18


Required courses: Students should take all of the following:

5. History Hours: 18


Required courses:

Students should take one of the following:

6. Mathematics Hours: 18


Required courses:

Students should take four or five of the following (see below for possible choices) plus one or two electives:

7. Natural Science Hours: 18


Required courses: Students should take all of the following:

8. Psychology Hours: 18


Required course: Students should take the following required course:

9. Sociology Hours: 18


Required courses: Students should take the following required course:

  • SOC 103 - Human Society Credits: 3
  • Additional courses: Students should select 15 hours from any 200-level and above sociology course.

10. Spanish Hours: 18


Required courses:

11. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): 18


Linguistics Requirement


Methods Requirement


Choose one (three hours) of these two courses. It is recommended that students seeking initial licensure with a concentration in Language Arts (all levels) complete ENGL 416. Students seeking licensure with concentrations in Math, Science and Social Studies (all levels) complete ENGL 413.

Practicum Requirement


TESOL Electives


Choose three courses (9 hours) from the following: