Elementary Education, B.S. - Bilingual
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.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
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 (*).
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (42 Credits)
'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)*
SED 225 – Introduction to Exceptionalities (recommended)
SED 481 – Teaching Exceptional Students in Elementary Education Classroom
Module 1: Behavioral Difficulties (Social and Emotional Development)
Module 2: Dyslexia Required
COGNATE REQUIREMENTS (21 Credits)
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)
SECOND MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (39 Credits)
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):
- Students may select a different concentration from a list of options that are approved by the curriculum and learning department. Any changes to these concentrations within the Liberal Studies major outside of the approved list must be approved by the Department of Curriculum and Learning.
- Students have the option to select a B.A. or a B.S. in a single subject major, with approval of the Curriculum and Learning Department.