Elementary Education, B.S. - Bilingual

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall and a 2.7 cumulative GPA is required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/curriculum-and-learning/programs  

This program is an education preparation program.  Please consult the College of Education page for more information about the college admission requirements.

Students who wish to become certified in elementary education must have an additional academic content major in an area outside of the College of Education. All requirements in each major or degree program must be fulfilled. However, courses in the Liberal Education Program requirements in one program may fulfill the same requirement in the other program. Depending on the second major a student selects, completion of the required double major (or double baccalaureate) may take more than 120 credits.


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  Detailed information on these requirements is published in this section of the catalog: https://catalog.southernct.edu/undergraduate/general-information/lep.html

Writing courses are not additional course requirements, course sections that meet this requirement are designated with a ‘W’ on the class schedule.  Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).


'C' or better required

EDU 305 – Emerging Literacies
EDU 316 – Child Development and Psychology for Educators
EDU 317 – Science Education in the Elementary School
EDU 325 – Best Practices in Classroom Management
EDU 330 – Social Studies in Elementary Schools
EDU 407 - Developing Literacies
EDU 414 – Application of Child Development
EDU 424 - Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School
EDU 480 - Student Teaching
EDU 485 – Student Teaching Seminar
TSL 321 - Assessment of English Learners (T3)*

Select one:
SED 225 – Introduction to Exceptionalities (recommended)
SED 481 – Teaching Exceptional Students in Elementary Education Classroom


Non-Course Requirements:
Module 1: Behavioral Difficulties (Social and Emotional Development)
Module 2: Dyslexia Required


EDU 200 – Teachers, Schools, and Society (‘C’ or better) (T2CC)*
MAT 105 – Mathematics for Elementary Education I
MAT 106 – Mathematics for Elementary Education II (T1QR)*
HIS 110 – United States History I or HIS 111 – United States History II (T2AE)*
SHE 203 – School Health (‘C’ or better) (T2MB)*
TSL 315 – Foundations in Bilingual Education ('C' or better)
TSL 418 – ESL Methods in Content Instruction ('C' or better)


B.S. in Liberal Studies with Concentrations:
English, Language, Literature and Writing

2.0 GPA Required - Up to 9 credits may be counted towards LEP requirements  

MAT 105 - Mathematics for Elementary Education

Spanish (18 Credits)

Students enroll in Spanish courses, at a level consistent with their past background, and complete 18 credits in the sequenced offerings. 

English, Language, Literature and Writing (18 Credits)

ENG 307 - Literary Analysis for English Majors
ENG 309 - Rhetorical Strategies in Writing and Communication
     or ENG 200 - Intermediate Composition
ENG 312 - English Grammar Systems
ENG 372 - Young Adult Literature

Select one of the following two options (6 credits):