An Elementary Education Major is designed for students wanting to teach in early grades, elementary grades, or middle grades. This major reflects best-practices pedagogy that supports learning in a variety of classroom settings.
Within this major students choose specific grade level endorsements (Grades K-6, Grades PreK-3, or Grades 4-8). Instead of selecting an academic minor, students majoring in Elementary Education are required to have an additional major. The second major is chosen from the list below.
- Learning Foundations Major - a newly enhanced interdisciplinary major
- Language (French, Spanish, ESL)
- Political Science
As listed above, the Learning Foundations major is an interdisciplinary major that supports the varied content areas taught in PreK-8 classrooms. In addition to the varied academic preparation, students choose an area of emphasis to ensure a deepened liberal arts experience. This one area of emphasis is selected from one of the four school academic domains: language arts, social studies, mathematics, or science.
The School of Education also offers a major in Special Education. This major prepares students to teach special education in grades K-12 in inclusionary settings, pull-out programs, and self-contained special education classrooms.
School of Education Majors
- Elementary Education Major
- Early Childhood Licensure (Grades Pre-K–3)
- Elementary Grades Licensure (Grades K-6)
- Middle Grades Licensure (Grades 4-8)
- Learning Foundations Major
- A newly-enhanced interdisciplinary major
- Includes an emphasis in one of the following
- Social Studies
- Special Education Major includes endorsements in both:
- Modified (Grades K-12 inclusion/resource) &
- Comprehensive (Grades K-12 self-contained classrooms)