Elementary (K–6)

Elementary (K–6)

This option is designed for those seeking to become licensed elementary (K–6) teachers . Educational theory is integrated with classroom practice as well as extensive field experiences and a full-semester student-teaching experience.

Academic plan

Below is a sample course plan for the elementary education major, including the required STEM certificate courses. Fieldwork happens at clinical cluster sites.

See below for a sample course sequence. Upon admission, you will work with an adviser to tailor your courses to fit your individual needs.

Year 1

  • Fall
    • Liberal Arts Core Requirements
    • Supporting Courses and/or STEM Courses
  • Spring
    • Liberal Arts Core Requirements
    • Supporting Courses and/or STEM Courses

Year 2

  • Fall
    • Liberal Arts Core Requirements
    • Teachers as Leaders for a Changing Society
    • Supporting Courses and/or STEM Courses
  • Spring
    • Liberal Arts Core Requirements
    • Supporting Courses and/or STEM Courses

Year 3

  • Fall
    • Liberal Arts Core Requirements or Teachers as Leaders for a Changing Society
    • General Methods: Elementary
    • Choosing and Using Books for Children
    • Fieldwork
  • Spring
    • School Health and Chemical Health OR Women's Fitness & Wellness
    • Methods and Materials in Art for Elementary Teachers
    • Methods and Materials in Music
    • Methods and Materials in Physical Education
    • Emerging Arts and Literacy
    • Literacy in the Content Areas
    • Fieldwork

Year 4

  • Fall
    • Methods and Materials in Mathematics
    • Methods and Materials in Science
    • Methods and Materials in Social Studies
    • Methods and Materials in Kindergarten Education
    • Relationship Techniques
    • Fieldwork
  • Spring
    • Current Issues in Education
    • Student Teaching and Seminar: Elementary

If you wish to add a middle-level endorsement, you must also take Student Teaching & Seminar: Middle Level.