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Elementary Education, BS

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This major is administered by the area of Education  in the School of Education . Additional policies for this major are available at this link.

Teaching License Program for K-9 Elementary and Middle School

After you have completed 24 credits, apply for admission to the Professional Education Program. For a list of the admission criteria, see this section .



The United States Department of Education requires institutions that provide distance education to disclose information for programs leading to professional certification or licensure about whether each program meets state educational requirements for initial licensure or certification. Following is this disclosure information for this program:

The requirements of this program meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:


The requirements of this program do not meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:

Not applicable

The requirements of this program have not been determined if they meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming; District of Columbia; American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Elementary Education Program, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate integration of professionalism using the School of Education Professional Education Program Teacher Candidate Disposition Rubric
  2. Complete the Formative Assessment with narrative demonstrating proficiencies in assessment administration, alignment of educational standards to assessment, data collection, interpretation of data and evaluation and synthesis of data to inform future instruction and pedagogical approaches
  3. Construct a comprehensive, integrated unit plan in science consisting of five or more lesson plans. You will use the School of Education Lesson Plan Template that demonstrates understanding of the planning and instructional methodologies developmentally appropriate, content and inquiry robust with measurable learning outcomes for the science topic selected. Areas of emphasis include: Enduring Understandings, Essential Questions, Content Standards, Learning Outcomes, Lesson Procedures and Assessment. A weighted scale rubric is used to evaluate successful completion of program learning outcomes (PLO)
  4. Write a Language Arts lesson plan that shows your ability to identify a clear learning target aligned to standards, explicitly model learning target and gradually release responsibility of the task to students, differentiate for diverse learning needs, plan assessment to match the learning target
  5. Plan and deliver a Social Studies Content Area Lesson to peers. Lesson planning and delivering should evidence the Understanding by Design planning process, content knowledge, differentiation strategies, and ability to manage learning environments

Consists of 89 credits.

Note: Required courses marked ** below have Math prerequisites. Depending on your placement score, additional courses may be required.



See the Student Teaching  section of this catalog for additional licensing requirements.

State teacher licensing rules may change at any time due to legislative or licensing changes

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