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Elementary Education, K-6 with Optional Endorsements

Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, K-6 + Optional Endorsement

Emphasis of the Program:

Students majoring in elementary education move through the Teacher Education Program with a course sequence beginning in the fall.  Many students working toward the B.S. in Elementary Education choose an endorsement to focus their background in a particular content area.  Most of the methods classes in education include classroom experience in area schools.  Since licensure to teach is a professional program, formal application for admission to the Education Program is required.  Application is typically done during the last semester of the sophomore year.  Application forms may be obtained in the Education Department office.  There is a minimum GPA requirement of 2.8 from all colleges and universities attended, plus other requirements.  The application process for each year begins the previous spring.  Persons with previous degrees and/or current licensure who are interested in adding a licensure field or endorsement area may request a transcript review at any time.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of the Elementary Education Program most often have a goal to teach in an elementary (or kindergarten) classroom or in a middle school endorsement area.  Graduates sometimes choose to apply for substitute teaching, Chapter I teaching, or parochial school teaching.  Other graduates find satisfying positions working with children and families in community education, youth groups and organizations, or preschool programs.


Required Education Courses


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