Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Elementary Education Major

Major Requirements

The major in elementary education prepares students for Minnesota licensure to teach in grades K-6. To be eligible to take 300-level EDUC prefix courses and complete this major, the student must first be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

The requirements for a major in elementary education are 68-72 credits:

Elementary Education Courses
EDUC 201Art Education: Elementary4
EDUC 212American Education in a Diverse World4
EDUC 318Foundations of Literacy2
EDUC 322Children's Literature2
EDUC 332Teaching in the K-6 Classroom2
EDUC 333Communication Arts in the K-6/Middle Classroom4
EDUC 334Mathematics in the K-6/Middle Classroom4
EDUC 336Social Studies in the K-6/Middle Classroom4
EDUC 337Science in the K-3 Classroom2
EDUC 338Science in the 4-8 Classroom1
EDUC 359Kindergarten Education2
EDUC 399Orientation to Student Teaching0
EDUC 421Advanced Reading Methods of Teaching for the Elementary School2
EDUC 425Education of the Exceptional Child2
EDUC 488Assessment and Reflection on Student Teaching Practice1
EDUC 496Student Teaching: Elementary Education 112
Select one of the following:4-8
General Biology
Cell Biology
and Evolution and Diversity
MATH 102Fundamental Concepts of Modern Mathematics4
MUS 227Integrating Music into the Elementary Classroom2
PSYC 212Educational Psychology4
PED 301Elementary Physical Education2
SCIE 215Physical Science4
Total Hours68-72

Students who do not complete student teaching should see the chair of the department of education for options.

Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree.  See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.