Education Studies Concentration in Elementary Education K-6 120 credits

Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements

Candidates are expected to complete all requirements associated with the Bachelor of Science in Education Studies with a concentration in Elementary Education K-6. This degree does not lead to licensure. Candidates must register for and complete EDU 102 E-folio and EDU 203 Instructional Technology as initial courses in the program. These courses are pre-requisites for all other education courses. In EDU 203, candidates will learn more about the importance and usefulness of E-folio and will also learn to use a variety of technology applications designed to enhance teaching and learning. The grade of C- is the minimum grade accepted for all College of Education and Liberal Arts core courses (ECE, EDU, RDG, and EPY).

Parallel Curriculum

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Education Studies, Elementary Education K-6 is the same as for the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, K-6, EXCEPT that no clinical courses are included. See notes below.

General Education Requirements (48 credits)

CTA 206 Computer Applications


FYE 101 First Year Experience Seminar

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

MAT 201 Mathematics for Teachers I

MAT 202 Mathematics for Teachers II

MAT 304 Mathematics for Teachers III

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

BIO 251 Biology I (with Lab)

ENV 305 Earth Science (with Lab)

SCI 307 Physical Science (with Lab)

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 320 Advanced Composition

HIS 302 Social Studies for Elementary Teachers

HIS 316 American History

POL 300 American Politics

Fine Arts Requirements (6 credits)

Select 2 courses from:

ART 101 Art Appreciation 1

ART 210 Basic Design

ART 301 Drawing and Painting

ART 302 Drawing

ART 304 Painting

ART 315 Watercolor Painting

DRA 105 Introduction to the Theater

DRA 110 Acting

DSN 110 Fundamentals of Drawing

MUS 101 Music Appreciation

SPA 301 Practical Spanish I

TEC 215 Basic Photography

Behavioral Science Core (6 credits)

PSY 333 Psychology of the Exceptional Child

PSY 336 Child Development

Education Core (48 credits)

EDU 102 E-Folio

EDU 203 Instructional Technology

ECE 214 Creating Environments for Learning

EDU 304 Health and Physical Education

EDU 310 Applied Behavior Analysis and Classroom Culture

EDU 311 Assistive Technology

EDU 204 Leadership and Collaboration

EDU 314 Instructional Strategies in Elementary Education

EDU 315 Learner Development and Numeracy

EPY 201 Development and Implementation of IEPs

EPY 402 Learning Differences and Assessment of Exceptional Children

RDG 203 Learner Development and Early Literacy

RDG 308 Diagnosis and Correction of Learning Differences in Reading

EDU 402 Integrated Methods to Teaching Elementary Language Arts/Reading

EDU 403 Integrated Methods to Teaching Elementary Social Studies

EDU 404 Integrated Methods to Teaching Elementary Science

EDU 405 Integrated Methods to Teaching Elementary Math

Transfer Credits: Accreditation requires our program to collect data on student performance in a variety of courses. For that reason, students will not be able to transfer in courses to cover the following coursework.

EDU 203, EDU 204, EDU 308, EDU 310, EDU 311 EDU 315, EDU 390, EDU 391, EDU 392, EDU 402, EDU 403, EDU 404, EDU 405, EDU 407, EDU 408, EDU 409, EDU 410, EDU 451, EDU 452, EPY 402, RDG 308

Education Elective Courses: To meet the requirement of 121 credits, students should complete 6 elective credits as approved by the Program Chair, Assistant Chair, or Academic Advisor.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2024-2025 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2023 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.