Elementary Education, B.S.

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 2.7 cumulative GPA for graduation.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/curriculum-and-learning/programs.

This is an educator preparation program in the State of Connecticut with additional admission requirements (see Admissions>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs). Candidates recommended for certification must also meet any additional Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) requirements (see Degree Requirements>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs) in effect on the date CSDE receives the certification application.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (46 Credits)

All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (43 Credits)

Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

Major GPA  2.7 required, 'C' or better required.

SED 225 – Introduction to Exceptionalities
EDU 305 – Emerging Literacies
EDU 316 – Child Development and Psychology for Educators
EDU 317 – Science Education in the Elementary School
EDU 321 – Social Studies Curriculum and Pedagogy
EDU 325 – Best Practices in Classroom Management
EDU 408 – Developing Literacies in Elementary Education
EDU 414 – Application of Child Development
EDU 415 – Responsive Curriculum and Assessment
EDU 424 – Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 
EDU 471 – Supporting English Learners for School Success
EDU 475 – Supervised Fieldwork
EDU 480 – Student Teaching
EDU 485 – Student Teaching Seminar

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS (18 Credits)

EDU 200 – Teachers, Schools, and Society (‘C’ or better) (T2CC)
EDU 307 – Children's Literature and Literacy
HIS 110 – United States History to 1877 (T2AE) OR
  HIS 111 – United States History frpm 1877 (T2AE)
MAT 105 – Mathematics for Elementary Education I
MAT 106 – Mathematics for Elementary Education II (T1QR)
SHE 203 – School Health (‘C’ or better) (T2MB)

SECOND MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (36 Credits)

Elementary Education majors must complete a second major in Liberal Studies. Students may discuss the option to complete an alternate second major with their advisor.