Elementary Certification - Bachelor of University Studies

Program Requirements

  1. Complete the liberal arts core*.
    • 6 credits of English
    • 6 credits of Mathematics
    • 6 credits of Natural Science
    • 6 credits of Social Science
    • 18 credits of elective course work (9 of which are upper level)
  2. Successful completion of all three parts of Praxis I exam.
  3. Successful completion of Praxis II
  4. Complete the Elementary Education Certification Course

*Minimum grade of ā€œCā€ is required. To begin taking the Elementary Education Certification Courses, at least one course in each of the areas must have been completed.

Note: Studets who do not meet the above requirements must take enough liberal arts courses in their first semester to meet the requirement. This may add aditional semester to their certification program. Any waivers to this require approval of the Division of Education.

Required Courses
CRN Course Name Credits
Edu 303 Educating the Exceptional Children* 3 credits
Edu 303L Exceptional Child Lab 1 credit
Edu 327L Arts Lab 1 credit
Edu 335 Computers in the Classroom I 3 credits
Edu 335L Technology Lab 1 credit
Edu 401 Educational Psychology 3 credits
Edu 401L Classroom Management Lab 1 credit
Edu 415 Teaching of Science 3 credits
Edu 415L STEM Education Lab 1 credit
Edu 411 Teaching of Social Studies 3 credits
Edu 411L Social Studies Lab 1 credit
Edu 412 Teaching of Math 3 credits
Edu 412L Math Lab 1 credit
Edu 451 Reading for Elementary Teachers* 3 credits
Edu 451L Reading Strategies Lab 1 credit
Edu 463 Writing for Elementary Teachers* 3 credits
Edu 463L Writeing Stratagies Lab 1 cradit
Edu 477 Multicultural Curriculam Design 3 credits
Edu 477L Diversity Lab 1 credit
Edu 403 Intervention Strategies 3 credits
Edu 403L Intervention Stratagies Lab 1 credit
Edu 406 Student Teaching** 14 hours
Total 54 credits

*A Minimum grade of "C" is required in all courses of the Education Major.

Student Teaching Requirements
**Students apply to the Director of Student Teaching during the semester prior to the student teaching assignment. Course work is not permitted during student teaching without permission of the Education Division. At the time of student teaching assignment, student must have completed the following requirements:

  1. 42 liberal arts core electives to include the following:
    • 6 Credits of English
    • 6 Credits of Mathematics
    • 6 Credits of Science
    • 6 Credits of Social Science (anthropology, geography, economics, government/political sciences, and history)
    • 18 Credits of elective liberal art courses (9 of which are upper level) OR for
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.5
  3. A minimum grade of "C" in all professional education courses and content area of liberal arts core.
  4. Work with mentor teachers during student teaching to finalize the portfolio

*Liberal Arts include courses in the following areas: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, French, Geogrophy, Government, History, Mathematics, Physics, and Political Science.

**A minimum grade of "C" is required

Disclaimer: The requirements listed above provide an example of what may be required for new students. Actual program requirements will vary depending on the academic year in which the student enrolled in the program. Please consult the appropriate catalog for official degree/program requirements.