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: 

Elementary Education Core
EDU 201Educational Policy and Practice3
EDU 201LField Lab I2
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

Professional Licensure Pathway

The elementary education major professional licensure pathway requires 45 hours in the following courses: 

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

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 and (2) maintain at least a 2.7 GPA while enrolled in the Teacher Education Program. Additional requirements for candidates to be recommended for professional licensure include passing all appropriate state-required standardized tests.