Elementary

This option is designed for those seeking to become licensed elementary (K–6) teachers . Educational theory is integrated with classroom practice as well as extensive field experiences and a full-semester student-teaching experience.

Academic plan

Below is a sample course plan for the elementary education major, including the required STEM certificate courses. Fieldwork happens at clinical cluster sites.

See below for a sample course sequence. Upon admission, you will work with an adviser to tailor your courses to fit your individual needs.

Fall

  • Liberal Arts Core Requirements
  • Supporting Courses and/or STEM Courses

Spring

  • Liberal Arts Core Requirements
  • Supporting Courses and/or STEM Courses

Fall

  • Liberal Arts Core Requirements
  • Supporting Courses and/or STEM Courses

Spring

  • Liberal Arts Core Requirements
  • Supporting Courses and/or STEM Courses

Fall

  • EDUC 2070 Teachers as Leaders for a Changing Society
  • EDUC 2800 General Methods: Elementary
  • EDUC 2110 Foundations and Theories in Early Childhood
  • INDI 2440 Choosing and Using Books for Children
  • Fieldwork

Spring

  • EDUC 2490 School Health and Chemical Health OR EXSS 1110 Women's Fitness & Wellness
  • EDUC 3080 Methods and Materials in Art for Elementary Teachers
  • EDUC 3110 Methods and Materials in Music
  • EDUC 3130 Methods and Materials in Physical Education
  • EDUC 3450 Literature for Young Adults (CAL only)
  • EDUC 3490 Emerging Arts and Literacy
  • EDUC 3550 Literacy in the Content Areas
  • Fieldwork

Fall

  • EDUC 3010 Methods and Materials in Mathematics
  • EDUC 3030 Methods and Materials in Science
  • EDUC 3050 Methods and Materials in Social Studies
  • EDUC 3290 Methods and Materials in Kindergarten Education
  • EDUC 3540 Relationship Techniques
  • EDUC 374X Special Methods: Middle Level
  • Fieldwork

Spring

  • EDUC 3650 Current Issues in Education
  • EDUC 3XXX Student Teaching and Seminar: Elementary

If you wish to add a middle level endorsement, you must also take EDUC 3910 Student Teaching & Seminar: Middle Level.

* Denotes course fulfills liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).

For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.