Elementary Education

The elementary education major is designed to produce teachers who have the knowledge, social competencies, methods, communication skills, and sensitivity to be effective in the school environment. Students complete methods courses, professional education courses, and field experiences and observations. They develop critical thinking skills through an analysis of educational history, philosophy and psychology; measurement and evaluation of learning; and classroom management. They gain awareness of cultural diversity and the social and political contexts of education. Elementary education majors must also demonstrate ability in liberal arts areas including mathematics, science, writing, communication, social studies, and the fine arts. The education major is based on state, regional and national certification/ licensure criteria and testing competencies. Graduates of the elementary education major are prepared to serve in a variety of school settings, both public and private.

The requirements outlined here meet licensure standards for the state of Kansas.  Completion of this program does not guarantee licensure or certification in other states.

Degree Requirements

Professional Education

EDU 20000TECHNOLOGY FOR EDUCATORS

EDU 30731THE TEACHING PROFESSION I

EDU 31132THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD

EDU 31233EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

EDU 33035FDNTNS OF SCHLS DIVERSE SOCIETY

EDU 40632MANAGING THE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRON

Methodology - Field Experience

EDU 20033INTEGRATING THE FINE ARTS

EDU 30030ELEMENTARY MATH METHODS

EDU 30031ELEM MATH METHODS & PRACTICUM

EDU 33000ELEMENTARY LANG ARTS AND SOC STUDIES METHODS

EDU 33132ELEMENTARY SCIENCE METHODS

EDU 33136ELEM PRIMARY READING METHODS/PRCTM

EDU 33236ELEM INTERMEDIATE READING METHODS/PRCTM

PED 30933HEALTH/PE MTHDS ELEM CLSRM TCHRS

Clinical Practice

EDU 40932RFLCTV TCHNG & ACTION RESEARCH

EDU 40934REFLECTIVE TCHG/ACTION RSRCH II

EDU 49001ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING I

EDU 49002ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING II

Other Requirements

20-hour area of emphasis also required.  Examples: Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, or Language Arts.

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