Degree Programs:

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 a minor in one of the five content areas - early childhood, English as a new language, music education, special education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, in the School of Sciences. Successful completion of the Special Education minor will result in dual licensure in Elementary Generalist (K-6) and Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention (P-12). Successful completion of the Early Childhood minor will result in dual licensure in Elementary Generalist (K-6) and Early Childhood (P-3). Successful completion of the Music Education minor will result in dual licensure in Elementary Generalist (K-6) and K-6 Fine Arts: Music (Vocal or Instrumental). Successful completion of the English as a New Language minor will result in dual licensure in Elementary Generalist (K-6) and (K-6) English as a New Language. Find the complete curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a content minor in this bulletin 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-M 300 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-N 102 Math for Elem. Educ (3 cr.) (P: M 105)
  • EDUC-P 214 Lifespan Development, (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 290 Movement Experiences for P-6 Children, (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-W 200 Using Computers in Education, (3 cr.)
Professional Education Courses
  • EDUC-E 325* Social Studies Methods, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-E 328* Science Methods, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-E 339* Elementary Language Arts Methods, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-E 340* Elementary Reading Methods I, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-E 341* Elementary Reading Methods II, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-E 343* Elementary Math Methods, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-F 401 Topical Explorations in Education: Creating Classroom Culture (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-H 340 Education and the American Culture (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 305* Teaching the Exceptional Learner in Elementary, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 311 General Methods - Elem Educ, (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 324 Teaching About the Arts, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 425* Elementary Education - Student Teaching, (12 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 440 Student Teaching Seminar, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 251 Ed Psych for Elem Teachers, (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 320 Classroom Assessment, (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-X 460 Books for Reading Instruction, (3 cr)

Prior to student teaching the student must:

  • apply for Student teaching by stated deadline,
  • attempt required state-mandated pedagogy,
  • attempt Content Area Assessment (see below),
  • attend mandatory Student Teaching Orientation,
  • and successfully complete CPR-AED training, Universal Precautions, and Suicide Prevention Training
  • *Expanded Criminal Background Check required.  Details found on the IU Kokomo School of Education website. 

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