The elementary education major offers two pathways to the major: a Non-licensure Pathway and a Professional Licensure Pathway. All majors must complete the following core education courses:

Education Core Courses
EDU 102LExploring School Communities2
EDU 201Educational Policy and Practice3
EDU 203Methodology and Management Lab2
EDU 205ADeveloping Literacy and Communication Skills in Elementary Schools, K-22
EDU 205BDeveloping Literacy and Communication Skills in Elementary Schools, Grades 3-62
EDU 295Teaching Elementary Social Studies3
EDU 296Elementary Mathematics Methods: Inquiry Teaching and Learning3
EDU 298Elementary Science Methods: Inquiry Teaching and Learning3
EDU 307Instructional Design, Assessment, and Technology3
EDU 311Learning and Cognitive Science3
EDU 395Teaching Diverse Learners3

Non-Licensure Pathway

The elementary education major non-licensure pathway requires 35 hours in the following courses:

Education Core29
Elective Major Courses *6

Courses may be chosen from among the list of approved courses. Additional elective courses may have been approved since publication of this bulletin. The major advisor maintains a complete list of all approved elective courses. For course descriptions, see the course listings in this bulletin.

Professional Licensure Pathway

The elementary education major professional licensure pathway requires 47 hours in the following courses: 

Education Core29
EDU 250Student Teaching: Elementary10
EDU 293Professional Development Seminar: Elementary3
EDU 312Teaching Exceptional Children3
EDU 316LElementary Literacy Interventions2

Exit Requirements

A maximum of 50 hours in the major is allowed within the 120 hours required for graduation. Graduation requirements for professional licensure candidates include: (1) have a minimum grade of C in each course attempted in education, (2) maintain at least a 2.7 GPA while enrolled in the Teacher Education Program, and (3) submit qualifying scores on the appropriate edTPA performance-based, subject-specific assessment. Additional requirements for candidates to be recommended for professional licensure include passing all appropriate state-required standardized tests.