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Early Elementary Education (Certification grades P-5) with Concentration in Science (BSR)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Early Elementary Education — Leading to Certification in Early Elementary Grades P-5

Major: ERED

Concentration: Science

Degree: BSR

Unit: College of Education and Human Development (ED)

Department: EDTL

Teacher Education Admission Requirements: A minimum of 45 semester hours; 2.75 or higher overall recommended GPA; 3.0 or higher GPA in EDTP 107, 201, MATH 151, & 152; 21 or higher ACT Composite Score recommended, “C” or better in English 102, “C” or better in Oral Communication course. Other requirements as outlined in Application Packet.

General Education


General Education 34
Minimum Total 34
 The following are recommended courses to fufill General Education Requirements  

COM 115 Interpersonal Communication (OC)

GEOS 200 The Global Environment (S)

Biology course and lab (S, SL)

PAS 227 Survey of American Diversity (SBCD1)

OR SOC 210 Race in the U.S. (SBCD1)


Pre-Professional Courses


EDTP 101, Academic Orientation 
EDTP 201, The Teaching Profession (SB) 3
EDTP 107 Human Growth and Development 3
MATH 151 Math for Elementary Education I 3
MATH 152 Math for Elementary Education II (M) 3
HSS 274 Physical Education & Health for Elementary Teachers 3
ART 407 Art for Elementary Education 3
MUSE 525 Music for Elementary Education 3

Note: You must be admitted to teacher education before enrolling in core professional courses.


Core Professional Courses


EDTP 301 General Methods 3
EDTP 328 Building Learning Communities 3
EDTP 330 Building Learning Communities Field Experience 1
EDTP 345 Special Populations in Schools 3
EDTP 346 Special Populations in Schools Field Experience 1
EDTP 355 Assessment and Research 3
EDTP 311 Introduction to Language Arts 3
EDTP 312 Elementary Language Arts Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 313 Mathematics Methods 3
EDTP 314 Elementary Mathematics Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 320 Language Arts Methods 3
EDTP 322 Social Studies Methods 3
EDTP 323 Elementary Social Studies Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 324 Science Methods 3
EDTP 326 Elementary Science Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 506 Public Schools in America 3


Mid-Point Assessment Prior to Elementary Student Teaching

Satisfactory dispositions assessment; Completion of EDTP 301, 328, 345, and 355, each with no lower than a C; “Pass” in all clinical field work; EDTP 311, 313, 320, 322, and 324 with no more than one grade below B-; Satisfactory mid-point portfolio; Positive recommendation from Elementary Program Committee.


EDTP 450 Student Teaching - Elementary Education 6
EDTP 452 Student teaching - Elementary Education 6
EDTP 477 Capstone Seminar 3

 Concentration in Science*
Concentration: SCI


BIOL 240 Unity of Life 
BIOL 242 Diversity of Life 
BIOL 244 Principles of Biology Lab 
BIOL 301 Introduction to Ecology 
BIOL 302 Introduction to Ecology Lab 
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I 
CHEM 202 General Chemistry II 3
PHYS 111 Elements of Physics 4
Choose two:

     PHYS 107 Elementary Astronomy

     GEOS 200 The Global Environment

     GEOS 220 Contemporary Issues in Meteorology


(Please contact an advisor for the College of Education and Human Development for a list of additional approved science courses which may be substituted for the courses listed above.)

Minimum Total                                                           125

*Middle Grades Certification Extension requires a 2.50 GPA in Science content courses and successful completion of EDTP 607 and 620, and passing scores on the required PRAXIS II examination.

Degree Assessment

Satisfactory dispositions assessment; C or better in Student Teaching; 2.75 overall GPA; program course work with 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactory portfolio.

Certification Assessment

Passing scores on required PRAXIS exams.

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