2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Students with a major in elementary education social studies 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 131
General Education
30-40
Required Courses in Major 36
 
Economics Electives 8
Choose from the following:
EC 101 Introduction to Economics (4 cr.) [PERS]
EC 201 Microeconomic Principles (4 cr.)
EC 202 Macroeconomic Principles (4 cr.)
 
Geography Electives 8
Choose from the following:
GC 100 Physical Geography (4 cr.) [SCII] or
     GC 101 Introduction to Environmental Science (4 cr.) [INTT]
GC 164 Human Geography (4 cr.) [SOCR]
 
History Electives 8
Choose from the following:
HS 201 World History to 1520 (4 cr.) [SOCR] or
     HS 202 World History since 1400 (4 cr.) [SOCR]
HS 221 The United States to 1865 (4 cr.) [PERS]
 
Political Science Electives 8
Choose from the following:
PS 101 Introduction to Political Science (4 cr.) [PERS]
PS 105 American Government (4 cr.) [PERS]
PS 203 Comparative Government and Politics (4 cr.)
PS 309 State and Local Government (4 cr.) [PERS]
EC/GC/HS/PS Electives 4
Choose a 300-level course if PS 309 is not taken above.
 
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 25
MSED 150 Mathematics for the Elementary School Teacher I 4
MSED 151 Mathematics for the Elementary School Teacher II 4
MSED 250 Physical Science for Educators 4
MSED 251 Life Science for Educators 4
MSED 252 Earth Science for Educators 4
ED 353 Methods and Materials in Teaching Elementary School Mathematics 3
ED 483 Educational Media Technology 2
Planned Program 25
ED 310 Social Studies Methods and Materials for Elementary Teachers 3
ED 312 Science Methods and Materials for Elementary Teachers 3
ED 306 Children's Literature 3
ED 311 Language Arts Methods and Materials for Elementary Teachers 3
ED 316 Elementary Reading Instruction I 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

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.