2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Students with a major in elementary education language arts must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or greater overall, in the major, and/or minor(s) with no grade below a "B-" in the professional education sequence and no grade below a "C" in the major and/or minor(s).

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Education, Leadership & Public Service, School of department page.

For related information from the bureau of labor statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/kindergarten-and-elementa…

Total Credits Required 130
General Education
30-40
Core 36
ED 306 Children's Literature 3
ED 311 Language Arts Methods and Materials for Elementary Teachers 3
ED 316 Elementary Reading Instruction I 3
EN 247 Introduction to Literary Studies 4
EN 304 The Teaching of the English Language 4
EN 309 The Teaching of Writing 4
SP 100 Public Address [EFFC] 4
SP 110 Interpersonal Communication [INTT] 4
Communication Elective 4
Choose from the following:
     BC 165 Introduction to Mass Media (4 cr.) [PERS]
     SP 402 Communication Criticism (4 cr.)
     SP 404 Communication and the Arts (4 cr.)
     SP 410 Advanced Interpersonal Communication (4 cr.)
     SP 412 Nonverbal Communication (4 cr.)
     TH 130 The Theatre Experience (4 cr.) [HUME]
     TH 132 Acting 1 (2 cr.)
English Electives 3
 
Professional Education 25
ED 201 Introduction to Education 2
ED 230 Teaching for Learning in the Elementary Classroom 4
ED 301 Dimensions of American Education 2
ED 318 Elementary Reading Instruction II 3
ED 361 Special Education and the General Classroom Teacher 2
ED 420 Teaching in the Elementary School 11
ED 450 Seminar in Teaching 1
 
Required Cognates 14
MSED 250 Physical Science for Educators 4
MSED 251 Life Science for Educators 4
MSED 252 Earth Science for Educators 4
ED 483 Educational Media Technology 2
 
Planned Program 27
ED 310 Social Studies Methods and Materials for Elementary Teachers 3
ED 312 Science Methods and Materials for Elementary Teachers 3
MSED 150 Mathematics for the Elementary School Teacher I 4
MSED 151 Mathematics for the Elementary School Teacher II 4
ED 353 Methods and Materials in Teaching Elementary School Mathematics 3
HL 150 Health and Education for the Elementary School Teacher 2
MU 149 Music in the Elementary School 2
AD 310 Art for the Elementary Classroom Teacher 2
ED 307 Integrating the Arts into the Elementary Curriculum 2
PE 224 Developmental Physical Education for Elementary Teachers 2
 
Other Required Courses 4
HS 221 The United States to 1865 [PERS] 4

Social Studies Component - All students in the elementary education curriculum must complete a 15 credit hour social studies requirement. Any AN, EC, HS, PS or SO prefixed course fulfills this requirement, as well as ED 101, FR 310, GC 100, GC 101, GC 164, GC 300, GC 305, GR 310, GC 360, HL 322, NAS 204, NAS 310, NAS 315, PL 270 and SN 314. These credits can be double counted with other program requirements.

This major does not require a minor.