Elementary Education Requirements

Required Gen Ed - 19 semester hours

  • 4 BIOL 101 & 101L - Biology Survey I & Lab
    OR
    4 BIOL 103 & 103L - Biology Survey II & Lab
  • OR
    4 BIOL 151 & 151L - General Biology I & Lab
    OR
    4 BIOL 153 & 153L - General Biology II & Lab
  • 3 GEOG 210 - World Regional Geography
  • 3 HIST 151 - United States History I
    OR
    3 HIST 152 - United States History II
  • 3 MATH Any Gen Ed Math
  • 3 POLS 100 - American Government
  • 3 PSYC 101 - General Psychology

Pre-Professional Core - 37 semester hours

  • 2 ARTE 310 - K-8 Art Methods
  • 1 EDFN 295 - Practicum: Pre-Admission
  • 2 EDFN 338 - Foundations of American Education
  • 43 ELED 303 - Earth and Physical Science for Elem Teachers
  • 2 ELED 315 - Foundations & Theory of Reading
  • 3 EPSY 302 - Educational Psychology
  • 3 EPSY 428 - Child & Adolescent Development
  • 2 HLTH 321 - K-8 Methods of Teaching Health
  • 3 INED 411 - South Dakota Indian Studies
  • 2 LIBM 205 - Children's Literature
  • 3 MATH 341 - Math Concepts for Teachers I
  • 3 MATH 342 - Math Concepts for Teachers II
  • 2 MUS 353 - K-8 Music Methods
  • 2 PE 360 - K-8 Physical Education Methods
  • 3 SPED 300 - Students with Exceptionalities

Professional Core - 32 semester hours

Take prior to residency courses:

  • 3 EDFN 365 - Computer-Based Technology & Learning
  • 2 ELED 408 - Diverse K-8 Classroom

Residency Courses:

  • 2 ELED 320 - K-8 Science Methods
  • 2 ELED 330 - K-8 Math Methods
  • 2 ELED 360 - K-8 Social Science Methods
  • 2 ELED 440 - K-8 Language Arts Methods
  • 2 ELED 450 - K-8 Reading Methods
  • 3 ELED 459 - Intro to Literacy Assessment & Remediation
  • 2 ELED 495 - Practicum: Pre-Student Teaching
  • 3 EDFN 475 - Human Relations
  • 9 ELED 488 - K-8 Student Teaching

Gen Ed Requirements - 27 semester hours

  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities - 12 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Science & Lab - 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 101 - Composition I
  • ENGL 201 - Composition II
  • WEL 100 - Wellness for Life
  • WEL 100L - Wellness Lab
  • SPCM 101 - Fundamentals of Speech

Note: A minor is NOT required with this major but electives are required to total 128 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

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