Candidates who earn an elementary certificate teach:
Academic Majors. Academic majors for certification are offered in various fields of study. Candidates select from:
Once a major has been selected, more information can be found under the specific Academic Program. In addition, the elementary teaching program requires all candidates to complete the Elementary Teaching minor.
In addition to a teachable major, candidates must complete the elementary minor and education major/professional sequence requirements. Please see your advisor before selecting your elementary minor courses. New improved courses started fall 2009. These courses will help students transition into the new elementary minor program.
For elementary education candidates starting the new elementary minor program, elementary certification requirements are listed below:
ENG 308 - Teaching Reading: The Necessary Skills - Credits: 4
MTH 221 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I - Credits: 4 AND MTH 222 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II - Credits 3
MTH 223 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III - Credits: 5
Elementary candidates must take each of the following courses, except the course listed in their chosen content major area:
MAT 300 - Music, Art, and Theatre for Elementary Education - Credits: 3
ENG 302 - Introduction to Language Arts: Teaching Writing and Children's Literature - Credits: 3
SCI 225 - Integrated Life Science for K-8 Teachers - Credits: 4
SCI 226 - Integrated Physical Science for K-8 Teachers - Credits: 3
PED 265 - Teaching Health in Elementary Schools - Credits: 2
PED 266 - Move-Dance-Learn! PE and Dance for Elementary Ed - Credits: 2
SST 309 - Social Studies for Elementary Teachers - Credits: 3
Flex Course 2 - This course is taken after admission to the College of Education. It must be completed before Student Teaching. Must be grade of B- or higher.
EDF 310 Organizing and Managing Classroom Environments - Credits 3
EDR 320 Reading: Assessment and Instruction - Credits 3
EDI 330 Teacher Assisting: Elementary - Credits 5
EDI 430 Student Teaching: Elementary - Credits 10
EDF 485 The Context of Educational Issues - Credits 3
(may be taken after EDI 430 but before certification).