Degree Programs:

School of Education

Post-Baccalaureate Elementary Education

The Post-Baccalaureate Elementary Education licensing program leads to an Elementary Generalist license (K-6). The Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education is comprised of the following:

In order to graduate, the student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.65 with a minimum grade of C in each EDUC course. Progress towards the degree will be monitored by the faculty to insure each candidate has the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions required of a highly effective educator.

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 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, learning theory, introduction to exceptional learners, diversity, technology and general methods. Within the Professional Education component of the degree, there are both foundational and specialized requirements. During the junior and senior years, students must be formally admitted into TEP and complete all content courses, education courses, and program requirements assigned to Movements A-D. At Decision Points, faculty review and approval are required as conditions for program continuation.

Pre-Professional Education Courses (16 credit hours)
  • EDUC-F 205* Study of Education/Practice of Teaching (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 205* Intro to Exceptional Children (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 311 General Methods-Elementary Education (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-N 102 Math for Elementary Education (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 251* Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-W 200 Using Computers in Education (3 cr.)

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

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 America Culture (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 305 Teaching the Exceptional Learner (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 300 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society (3 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 290 Movement Experiences for P-6 children (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 320 Classroom Assessment I (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-X 460 Books for Reading Instruction (3 cr.) 
Prior to student teaching the student must:
  • apply for Student Teaching by the stated deadline,
  • attempt required state-mandated Praxis pedagogy exam,
  • attempt required state-mandated Praxis Copntent exams,
  • attend mandatory Student Teaching Orientation,
  • and successfully complete CPR-AED training, Universal Precautions, and Suicide Prevention Training. 

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