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BS in Education, Elementary

Pictured | Morgan Shepherd | Elementary Education | Goshen, Indiana (hometown)

About the Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education

The IU South Bend School of Education offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Education with a major in Elementary Education. The Elementary Education program provides coursework and field experiences to prepare future teachers to meet the needs of students in today’s schools. The program is designed to prepare teacher education candidates to teach children in kindergarten through six grade.  

Elementary Education candidates are generalists. They take a variety of content courses, professional foundation courses, and method courses to meet the content areas taught in the elementary schools.

Academic Advising

College policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors at least once each year, and in some departments, prior to each semester’s to enrollment. Advising holds are placed on all School of Education students prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments. Students with a declared major are advised in their academic units. To determine who your advisor is and how to contact them, see One.IU.

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Education, Elementary Education must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • An overall GPA of 2.75 is required for admission into the Teacher Education Program (TEP). Prior to admission to a teacher preparation program in the state of Indiana, candidates are required to pass the Pearson Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) or provide documentation for passing approved alternative assessments. The CASA measures proficiency in basic academic skills and includes tests for reading, writing, and mathematics.
  • Students must successfully complete EDUC-F 201/202, EDUC-H 340, EDUC-K 205, EDUC-M 311, EDUC-P 250, EDUC-Q 200, EDUC-R 301, EDUC-W 200, and EDUC-W 310.
  • All Elementary Education majors must take the Pearson licensure tests in pedagogy and content prior to graduation.

Major Requirements (60 cr.)

All courses are 3 cr., unless otherwise designated

  • EDUC-E 325 Social Studies in the Elementary Schools
  • EDUC-E 327 Social Studies Methods and the Family: Focus on Young Children
  • EDUC-E 328 Science in the Elementary Schools
  • EDUC-E 343 Mathematics in the Elementary Schools
  • EDUC-E 370 Language Arts and Reading I
  • EDUC-E 371 Language Arts and Reading II
  • EDUC-E 372 Language Arts and Reading III
  • EDUC-K 205 Introduction to Exceptional Children
  • EDUC-K 305 Teaching the Exceptional Learner in the Elementary School
  • EDUC-M 101 Laboratory/Field Experience (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 301 Laboratory/Field Experience (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 401 Laboratory/Field Experience (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 420 Student Teaching Seminar (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 425 Student Teaching: Elementary (5 cr.)
    Early Childhood, K-2
  • EDUC-M 425 Student Teaching: Elementary (5 cr.)
    Middle Childhood
  • EDUC-Q 200 Introduction to Scientific Inquiry

Additional Requirements (12 cr.)
  • Elementary education candidates are expected to complete courses leading to a concentration. Currently, candidates can complete a concentration/minor in Early Childhood Education, History, Math Education, English, Special Education, and Psychology. Check with the Education Advising Office for further information.

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