NOTE: Enrollment for this program begins Fall 2021. For information about the new Elementary - Early Childhood Teaching and Learning program with certification, visit the catalog or schedule an appointment with an advisor.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people, the Elementary - Early Childhood Teaching and Learning (with Certification) will earn a Bachelor of Science and be certified to teach children in the ages of their concentration. The endorsement areas include Birth-Kindergarten (B-K), Pre-Third Grade (PK-3), and Third - Sixth Grade (3-6). Students will select one of five concentrations. Two concentrations are comprehensive majors. Three concentrations must be coupled with a Special Education Major or a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Minor.

What You Will Learn

In addition to the elementary curriculum, you will learn the disciplinary and pedagogical knowledge needed to teach children in the areas of your endorsement. This includes English language arts, mathematics, reading, science and social studies content in addition to the student focused instructional strategies. You will have extensive experiences working with students. Upon exiting this program, you will have developed a solid understanding of incorporating social justice and social emotional learning into your practice.

Opportunities

At a Glance

  • Average of 125 credit hours depending on minor
  • No minor requirement
  • Average time to complete 4 years
  • On campus

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