School of Education

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education leads to an Elementary Generalist license (K-6). Students will be admitted into the program in a cohort and will continue to move through the program with others who have begun the program at the same time. The Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education is comprised of the following:

In order to graduate, the student must have a total of 120 credit hours completed with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 with a minimum grade of C in each EDUC course. All non-EDUC courses must have a grade of at least C. Progress towards the degree will be monitored by the faculty to ensure each candidate has the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions required of a highly effective educator.

General Education Requirements (30-32 credit hours)

Students in the BS in Elementary Education follow the campus General Education requirements.

The School of Education may recommend certain courses from the General Education curriculum that will fit your degree. See an academic advisor for more details.  

Certain Education requirements will be met by specific EDUC courses as follows: Quantitative Literacy Statistics (EDUC-P 320), and Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing (EDUC-M 300).  EDUC-M 300 is also designated as a Diversity course.

Content Minor

Students choose from among the IU Kokomo approved minors. The minor must have a minimum of 15 credit hours. The IU School of Education recommends minors in elementary content areas. The Special Education minor and the Early Childhood Education minor are options for the content minor. Successful completion of the Special Education minor will result in dual licensure in Elementary Generalist (K-6) and Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention (P-12). Find the complete curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a content minor in Special Education in this bulletin listed as Special Education under Minors.

Professional Education Requirements

Professional Education courses are intended to develop the knowledge, dispositions, and skills required for entry to the profession. The Pre-Professional courses are typically taken during the freshman and sophomore years and prior to formal admission into the Teacher Education Program (TEP). These courses develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that underlie all teacher education regardless of the developmental focus. These include inquiry, development, introduction to exceptional learners, diversity, technology, culturally-response pedagogy, and general methods. After admission to the TEP, Professional Education courses are completed, typically during the junior and senior years.  Professional Education courses include foundations, methods, and specialized requirements. Faculty review and approval are required for program continuation.

Pre-Professional Education Courses

(Minimum of 18 credit hours; 3 of the 18 credit hours also count toward General Education Requirements)

  • EDUC-F 205* Study of Educ/Prac of Teaching, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 205 (3)* Intro to Exceptional Children, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-N 102 Math for Elem. Educ (3 cr.) (P: M 105)
  • EDUC-P 214 Lifespan Development, (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-W 200 Using Computers in Education, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 300 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 290 Movement Experiences for P-6 Children, (2 cr.)

*Expanded Criminal Background Check required.  Details found on the IU Kokomo School of Education website.

Professional Education Courses
  • EDUC-E 339 Elementary Language Arts Methods, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-E 343 Elementary Math Methods, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 311 General Methods - Elem Educ, (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 251 Ed Psych for Elem Teachers, (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-E 325 Social Studies Methods, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-E 340 Elementary Reading Methods I, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 324 Teaching About the Arts, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-X 460 Books for Reading Instruction, (3 cr)
  • EDUC-K 305 Teaching the Exceptional Learner in Elementary, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-E 328 Science Methods, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-E 341 Elementary Reading Methods II, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-H 340 Education and the American Culture, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 320 Classroom Assessment, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-F 401 Topical Explorations in Education, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 425 Elementary Education - Student Teaching, (12 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 440 Student Teaching Seminar, (3 cr.)

Prior to student teaching the student must:

  • apply for Student teaching by stated deadline,
  • attempt required state-mandated pedagogy (Test Code-005),
  • attempt Content Area Assessment (see below),
  • attend mandatory Student Teaching Orientation,
  • and successfully complete CPR-AED training, Universal Precautions, and Suicide Prevention Training
Content Area Assessment Required Test: Elementary Education Generalist
  • Test Numbers: 060/061/062/063
  • Required Score: 220 on each sub-test
TEP Application Requirements
  1. Admitted to IU Kokomo as a degree-seeking student
  2. All pre-professional courses have been successfully completed or currently in progress
  3. Basic Skills Competency Exam
  4. Expanded Criminal Background Check on file in the School of Education office
  5. Minimum Overall GPA of 3.00.
  6. Completion of minimum 50 credit hours
  7. Completion of W 131, S 121, M 118
  8. TEP application submitted to the School of Education office with all necessary and required information by the deadline
TEP Application Deadlines
  • Fall semester admission due third Friday in April
  • Spring semester admission due third Friday in November


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