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Elementary School (Grades P - 5) Requirements

Education is the study of how we teach, learn, and develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions. Recognizing the advantage that can be derived from the study of education in all aspects of one’s life helps create a life long learner.

Those wishing to work with children in the K-5 setting as a certified teacher should meet with the Elementary Education advisor to discuss the curricular requirements.
  • Education:  EDU 101, 201, 202A, 205, 210, 215, 216, 301A, 302A, 303A, 304A, 305, 317, 325A, 326A, 327A, 328A, 332, 360, 407A, 422, 425
  • Computer Literacy: fulfilled either by taking CIS 111 or by demonstrating proficiency as determined by the Education Department
  • Supporting Courses: 
    1. Fine Arts (6 hours): ART 221 and MUS 231
    2. Mathematics (6 hours):  MAT 121, 122
    3. Health, PE (3 hours):  PHE 105
    4. Natural Science (7-8 hours): 3-4 hours in Biology; 3-4 hours in Chemistry or Physics; one must have a lab component
    5. Social Science (18 hours):  HIS 102, HIS 114, ECO 105, GEO 201, POS 105, PSY 105
    6. English (6 hours): ENG 150, 320