Qualify to Teach Grades K-6

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education or Bachelor of Arts in Education

With a bachelor of science degree in elementary education, you’ll be able to teach kindergarten through sixth grade. While elementary education is a stand-alone major, you’ll also be required to hold a minor. English as a Second Language (ESL) is one of our most popular endorsements. 

We also offer preparation for the following endorsement areas:

  • Early Childhood inclusive
  • Subject areas — art, business, English, math, music, physical education, science, social science, world language, or a related area like or psychology
  • Special Education
  • Middle School 
  • English as a Second Language Endorsement

 

Operation S.M.A.R.T., the L.I.F.E. Project and Crestview Homework Club are important components of the field work experience.

Required Courses for Your Major

Select the program to see course requirements.

 

Elementary Education and Early Childhood Inclusive

You must fulfill all elementary education major requirements, all early childhood education emphasis requirements and all general education requirements to complete your degree program. Components listed here include only courses required in the major/emphasis/endorsement areas.

Introduction to Education

You will survey the historical development of education and analyze the role of personnel and career opportunities, problem areas and contemporary issues with an emphasis on the cultural diversity of American schools today.

Technology in the Classroom

You will learn strategies for integrating instructional technology in curriculum planning and implementation. After receiving instruction in their use, you will plan learning activities that include instructional media, the Internet, web page construction, production and organizational software and multimedia programs in classrooms. In addition to working with computers, you will become familiar with working with video equipment, digital cameras and scanners in preparing your lessons.

Educational Psychology and Measurement

You will study the teaching/learning processes to understand the nature of educational psychology and applications of major learning theories.

Assessment of Learners

You will be introduced to key concepts and issues in classroom assessment and large-scale, standardized educational assessment.

Children’s Literature

You will interact with a variety of children’s literature representative of ethnic and cultural diversity, emphasizing critical appraisal of significant authors and illustrators, quality of writing and appropriateness of topic to age and/or experience level.

Teaching Reading and Language Arts

You will study the theoretical background and identify Nebraska and National Standards in reading and Language Arts, with an emphasis on the organization of programs, effective teaching methods and varied instructional materials for students in elementary and middle school literacy settings.

Teaching Natural and Social Sciences — Elementary and Middle 

You will learn about methodology and appropriate materials to effectively present social science in elementary and middle school settings, including integrating technology into the instruction of content and pedagogy.

Teaching Mathematics

You will learn current trends and strategies in teaching elementary and middle level math, including content, methodology and appropriate materials, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Teaching Health and Physical Education

You will learn how to coordinate and implement an elementary school physical education program, gaining health education and wellness instructional procedures based on the mental, emotional, physical and social characteristics of elementary/middle school children.

Integrating Fine Arts Instruction in the Classroom

You will learn practical ways to integrate fine arts — including art, music, drama and dance — into your classroom curriculum. You will examine basic concepts and instructional techniques of each area with an emphasis of infusion into the academic curriculum.

Human Relations in a Multicultural Society

You will identify characteristics of various ethnic groups that relate to learning, working and living and develop strategies for assisting people in living jointly in our pluralistic society.

History, Philosophy and Trends in Education

You will compare philosophical foundations of historical and contemporary education and consider current issues using an informed discussion-centered approach. You will also assess political and social trends, laws, proper conduct and penalties for teachers and shifts and technological changes related to contemporary and future educational planning.

Diagnosis and Evaluation of Reading

You will learn assessment procedures and effective instructional and diagnostic techniques in reading. You will participate in formal and informal testing including achievement, criterion references, observational and portfolio strategies. You will implement your knowledge with a directed reading practicum in a partner school.

Child Psychology

You will study the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of a child from conception through adolescence.

Play, Creativity and Artistic Development in Early Childhood Education

In this course you will select, plan, organize and evaluate art, music and drama experiences for children. You will learn to plan and conduct lessons consistent with Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines and K-12 Academic Standards.

Language Arts in Early Childhood Education

In this course you will select, plan, organize and evaluate activities that facilitate language skills development in reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will learn to plan and conduct lessons consistent with Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines and K-12 Academic Standards.

Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education

In this course you will learn to plan programs that ensure the health, safety and nutrition of young children. You will learn to plan and conduct lessons consistent with Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines and K-12 Academic Standards. You will also learn basic information on managing accidents and injuries, identifying child abuse and planning health, safety and nutrition education. 

Teaching Math, Science and Social Studies in Early Childhood Education

You will select, plan, organize and evaluate activities that facilitate learning of mathematical and scientific concepts and social awareness in young children. You will learn to plan and conduct lessons consistent with Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines and K-12 Academic Standards.

Observation and Assessment In Early Childhood Education

You will learn to observe and assess children objectively, analyze their learning habits and provide for meeting the needs of children.

Physical Development and Creative Movement

You will select, plan, organize and evaluate activities that facilitate physical development of young children through physical activity, creative movement and dance. You will learn to plan and conduct lessons consistent with Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines and K-12 Academic Standards.

Administering Early Childhood Education Programs

You will learn the duties and responsibilities of administrators of early childhood programs.

Curriculum Planning in Early Childhood Education

You will learn to plan, organize and manage early childhood curriculum. This will include preparation of goal statements, objectives, schedules and units.

History and Trends in Early Childhood Education

In this course, you will evaluate history and philosophical theories and current trends in education and gain experience in applying theories. You will discuss current legislation, advocacy and professional ethics.

Student Teaching — Early Childhood Education

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom teacher in your teaching area.

Student Teaching — Primary or Intermediate/Middle

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom teacher.

Student Teaching Seminar

This course allows you the opportunity to reflect on student teaching experiences, discuss specific topics of interest, share experiences and receive professional assistance and feedback.

Research Seminar

You will evaluate educational research and analyze procedures, logic and strategies implemented by researchers. You will complete a research project demonstrating effective research designs.

 

Elementary Education (add any subject area minor)

You must fulfill all elementary education major requirements, all subject area minor requirements and all general education requirements to complete your degree program. Components listed here include only courses required in the major.

Introduction to Education

You will survey the historical development of education and analyze the role of personnel and career opportunities, problem areas and contemporary issues with an emphasis on the cultural diversity of American schools today.

Child Psychology

In this course, you will study physical, cognitive, social and emotional development from conception through adolescence.

Technology in the Classroom

You will learn strategies for integrating instructional technology in curriculum planning and implementation. After receiving instruction in their use, you will plan learning activities that include instructional media, the Internet, web page construction, production and organizational software and multimedia programs in classrooms. In addition to computers, you will use video equipment, digital cameras and scanners in preparing your lessons.

Education Psychology and Measurement

You will study the teaching/learning processes to learn the nature of educational psychology and applications of major learning theories.

Assessment of Learners

You will be introduced to key concepts and issues in classroom assessment and large-scale, standardized educational assessment.

Children’s Literature

You will interact with a variety of children’s literature representative of ethnic and cultural diversity, emphasizing critical appraisal of significant authors and illustrators, quality of writing and appropriateness of topic to age and/or experience level.

Teaching Reading and Language Arts

You will study the theoretical background and identify Nebraska and National Standards in reading and Language Arts, with an emphasis on the organization of programs, effective teaching methods and varied instructional materials for students in elementary and middle school literacy settings.

Teaching Natural and Social Social Sciences — Elementary and Middle

You will learn about methodology and appropriate materials to effectively present social science in elementary and middle school settings, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Teaching Mathematics — Elementary and Middle

You will learn current trends and strategies in teaching elementary and middle level math, including content, methodology and appropriate materials, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Health and Physical Education Methods

You will learn how to coordinate and implement an elementary school physical education program, gaining health education and wellness instructional procedures based on the mental, emotional, physical and social characteristics of elementary/middle school children.

Integrating Fine Arts Instruction into the Classroom

You will learn practical ways to integrate fine arts: art, music, drama and dance (visual and performing arts) into your classroom curriculum. You will examine basic concepts and instructional techniques of each area with an emphasis of infusion into the academic curriculum.

Human Relations in a Multicultural Society

You will identify characteristics of various ethnic groups that relate to learning, working, and living and develop strategies for assisting people in living jointly in our pluralistic society.

History, Philosophy and Trends in Education

You will compare philosophical foundations of historical and contemporary education and consider current issues using an informed discussion centered approach. You will also assess political and social trends, laws, proper conduct and penalties for teachers and shifts and technological changes related to contemporary and future educational planning.

Diagnosis and Evaluation of Reading

You will learn assessment procedures and effective instructional and diagnostic techniques in reading. You will participate in formal and informal testing including achievement, criterion references, observational and portfolio strategies. You will implement your knowledge with a directed reading practicum in a partner school.

Student Teaching — Primary

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom art teacher.

Student Teaching — Intermediate/Middle

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom art teacher.

Research Seminar

In this course you will evaluate educational research and analyze procedures, logic and strategies implemented by researchers. You will complete a research project demonstrating effective research designs.

Student Teaching Seminar

This course will give you the opportunity to reflect on student teaching experiences, discuss specific topics of interest, share experiences, and receive professional assistance and feedback.

 

Elementary Education and Special Education Dual Endorsement

You must fulfill all elementary education major requirements, all special education requirements and all general education requirements to complete your degree program. Components listed here include only courses required in the major/emphasis/endorsement areas.

Introduction to Education

You will survey the historical development of education and analyze the role of personnel and career opportunities, problem areas and contemporary issues with an emphasis on the cultural diversity of American schools today.

Child Psychology

In this course, you will study physical, cognitive, social and emotional development from conception through adolescence.

Technology in the Classroom

You will learn strategies for integrating instructional technology in curriculum planning and implementation. After receiving instruction in their use, you will plan learning activities that include instructional media, the Internet, web page construction, production and organizational software and multimedia programs in classrooms. In addition to computers, you will use video equipment, digital cameras and scanners in preparing your lessons.

Education Psychology and Measurement

You will study the teaching/learning processes to learn the nature of educational psychology and applications of major learning theories.

Assessment of Learners

You will be introduced to key concepts and issues in classroom assessment and large-scale, standardized educational assessment.

Children’s Literature

You will interact with a variety of children’s literature representative of ethnic and cultural diversity, emphasizing critical appraisal of significant authors and illustrators, quality of writing and appropriateness of topic to age and/or experience level.

Teaching Reading and Language Arts

You will study the theoretical background and identify Nebraska and National Standards in reading and Language Arts with an emphasis on the organization of programs, effective teaching methods and varied instructional materials for students in elementary and middle school literacy settings.

Teaching Natural and Social Sciences — Elementary and Middle

You will learn about methodology and appropriate materials to effectively present social science in elementary and middle school settings, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Teaching Mathematics — Elementary and Middle

You will learn current trends and strategies in teaching elementary and middle level math, including content, methodology, and appropriate materials, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Health and Physical Education Methods

You will learn how to coordinate and implement an elementary school physical education program, gaining health education and wellness instructional procedures based on the mental, emotional, physical and social characteristics of elementary/middle school children.

Integrating Fine Arts Instruction into the Classroom

You will learn practical ways to integrate fine arts: art, music, drama and dance (visual and performing arts) into your classroom curriculum. You will examine basic concepts and instructional techniques of each area with an emphasis of infusion into the academic curriculum.

Human Relations in a Multicultural Society

You will identify characteristics of various ethnic groups that relate to learning, working, and living and develop strategies for assisting people in living jointly in our pluralistic society.

History, Philosophy and Trends in Education

You will compare philosophical foundations of historical and contemporary education and consider current issues using an informed discussion centered approach. You will also assess political and social trends, laws, proper conduct and penalties for teachers and shifts and technological changes related to contemporary and future educational planning.

Diagnosis and Evaluation of Reading

You will learn assessment procedures and effective instructional and diagnostic techniques in reading. You will participate in formal and informal testing including achievement, criterion references, observational and portfolio strategies. You will implement your knowledge with a directed reading practicum in a partner school.

Intro to Special Education

You will survey various areas of exceptionality — high ability learners, mental disability, behaviorally impaired, visually impaired, hearing impaired, learning disabled, orthopedically impaired, speech language impairments, autistic, Asperger’s, traumatic brain injury, multiple and severely handicapped, physically disabled and health impaired. You will discuss the history, philosophy and future trends of special education as they are relevant to educational implications.

Learners with Mildly-Moderately Handicapping Conditions

You will examine learning and analyze strategies used in I.E.P.s of mildly and moderately mentally handicapped specific learning disabled, behaviorally impaired, orthopedically impaired, autistic, other health impairments, speech language impaired and traumatic brain injured, with an emphasis in assisting learners in making healthy transitions between special education and regular classrooms. You will also learn about recent legislation and its impact on the regular classroom.

Assessment Techniques for Diverse Learners

You will examine techniques and methods of administering formal and informal assessments and analyze learning tasks in visual, auditory, motor, language and behavioral areas. You will examine and practice tying individualized education programs/individualized education service program (I.E.P/I.E.S.P.) process to assessment and will write appropriate instructional strategies, goals and materials to implement I.E.P./I.E.S.P. objectives or gifted program objectives based on analysis of learning tasks and instructional needs.

Instructional Strategies - Inclusive Practices

In this course, you will examine and practice tying I.E.P./I.F.S.P process to instruction through modification of curricula. You will practice designing curricula for various areas of exceptionality for special needs populations.

Guidance and Classroom Management

You will learn techniques, models and psychological theories related to managing individual and small and large group learning activities including practical methods that enhance self-control and provide healthy classroom environments. You will learn the common behavior problems for pre-K through grade 12 students and exceptional children along with assessment techniques.

Legal and Ethical Issues in Special Education

You will examine processes and use skills necessary to identify and verify special needs, the I.E.P./I.E.S.P process, plan for transitions and organize and maintain student special education records. You will become familiar with state and local resources for improving and strengthening educational programs for special populations with an emphasis on national, state and local laws, policies and procedures affecting special populations.

Critical Issues in Special Education

You will observe and implement effective approaches for remediation through supervised practicum experience in self-contained classrooms, resource rooms or inclusive settings. You will investigate, discuss and present critical issues including current research and appropriate remediation techniques.

Student Teaching — Primary

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom teacher.

Student Teaching — Intermediate/Middle

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom art teacher.

Student Teaching Seminar

This course will give you the opportunity to reflect on student teaching experiences, discuss specific topics of interest, share experiences and receive professional assistance and feedback.

Research Seminar

In this course, you will evaluate educational research and analyze procedures, logic and strategies implemented by researchers. You will complete a research project demonstrating effective research designs.

 

Elementary Education with Middle School Endorsement

You must fulfill all elementary education major requirements, all middle school education emphasis requirements and all general education requirements to complete your degree program. Components listed here include only courses required in the major/emphasis/endorsement areas.

Introduction to Education

You will survey the historical development of education and analyze the role of personnel and career opportunities, problem areas and contemporary issues with an emphasis n the cultural diversity of American schools today.

Child Psychology

In this course you will study physical, cognitive, social and emotional development from conception through adolescence.

Technology in the Classroom

You will learn strategies for integrating instructional technology in curriculum planning and implementation. After receiving instruction in their use, you will plan learning activities that include instructional media, the Internet, web page construction, production and organizational software and multimedia programs in classrooms. In addition to computers you will use video equipment, digital cameras and scanners in preparing your lessons.

Educational Psychology and Measurement

You will study the teaching/learning processes to learn the nature of educational psychology and applications of major learning theories.

Assessment of Learners

You will be introduced to key concepts and issues in classroom assessment and large-scale, standardized educational assessment.

Children’s Literature

You will interact with a variety of children’s literature representative of ethnic and cultural diversity, emphasizing critical appraisal of significant authors and illustrators, quality of writing and appropriateness of topic to age and/or experience level.

Teaching Reading and Language Arts

You will study the theoretical background and identify Nebraska and National Standards in reading and Language Arts with an emphasis on the organization of programs, effective teaching methods and varied instructional materials for students in elementary and middle school literacy settings.

Teaching Natural and Social Sciences — Elementary and Middle

You will learn about methodology and appropriate materials to effectively present social science in elementary and middle school setting, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Teaching Mathematics — Elementary and Middle

You will learn current trends and strategies in teaching elementary and middle level math, including content, methodology and appropriate materials, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Integrating Fine Arts Instruction into the Classroom

You will learn practical ways to integrate fine arts: art, music, drama and dance (visual and performing arts) into your classroom curriculum. You will examine basic concepts and instructional techniques of each area with an emphasis of infusion into the academic curriculum.

Human Relations in a Multicultural Society

You will identify characteristics of various ethnic groups that relate to learning, working, and living and develop strategies for assisting people in living jointly in our pluralistic society.

History, Philosophy and Trends in Education

You will compare philosophical foundations of historical and contemporary education and consider current issues using an informed discussion centered approach. You will also assess political and social trends, laws, proper conduct and penalties for teachers, and shifts and technological changes related to contemporary and future educational planning.

Diagnosis and Evaluation of Reading

You will learn assessment procedures and effective instructional and diagnostic techniques in reading. You will participate in formal and informal testing including achievement, criterion references, observational and portfolio strategies. You will implement your knowledge with a directed reading practicum in a partner school.

Student Teaching — Primary

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom art teacher.

Student Teaching — Intermediate/Middle

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom art teacher.

Research Seminar

In this course, you will evaluate educational research and analyze procedures, logic and strategies implemented by researchers. You will complete a research project demonstrating effective research designs.

Student Teaching Seminar

This course will give you the opportunity to reflect on student teaching experiences, discuss specific topics of interest, share experiences and receive professional assistance and feedback. 

 

Elementary Education with an English as a Second Language Endorsement

You must fulfill all elementary education major requirements, all early childhood education emphasis requirements and all general education requirements to complete your degree program. Components listed here include only courses required in the major areas.

Introduction to Education

You will survey the historical development of education and analyze the role of personnel and career opportunities, problem areas and contemporary issues with an emphasis on the cultural diversity of American schools today.

Child Psychology

In this course, you will study physical, cognitive, social and emotional development from conception through adolescence.

Technology in the Classroom

You will learn strategies for integrating instructional technology in curriculum planning and implementation. After receiving instruction in their use, you will plan learning activities that include instructional media, the Internet, web page construction, production and organizational software and multimedia programs in classrooms. In addition to computers, you will use video equipment, digital cameras and scanners in preparing your lessons.

Education Psychology and Measurement

You will study the teaching/learning processes to learn the nature of educational psychology and applications of major learning theories.

Assessment of Learners

You will be introduced to key concepts and issues in classroom assessment and large-scale, standardized educational assessment.

Children’s Literature

You will interact with a variety of children’s literature representative of ethnic and cultural diversity, emphasizing critical appraisal of significant authors and illustrators, quality of writing and appropriateness of topic to age and/or experience level.

Teaching Reading and Language Arts

You will study the theoretical background and identify Nebraska and National Standards in reading and Language Arts, with an emphasis on the organization of programs, effective teaching methods and varied instructional materials for students in elementary and middle school literacy settings.

Teaching Natural and Social Social Sciences — Elementary and Middle

You will learn about methodology and appropriate materials to effectively present social science in elementary and middle school settings, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Teaching Mathematics — Elementary and Middle

You will learn current trends and strategies in teaching elementary and middle level math, including content, methodology and appropriate materials, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Health and Physical Education Methods

You will learn how to coordinate and implement an elementary school physical education program, gaining health education and wellness instructional procedures based on the mental, emotional, physical and social characteristics of elementary/middle school children.

Integrating Fine Arts Instruction into the Classroom

You will learn practical ways to integrate fine arts: art, music, drama and dance (visual and performing arts) into your classroom curriculum. You will examine basic concepts and instructional techniques of each area with an emphasis of infusion into the academic curriculum.

Human Relations in a Multicultural Society

You will identify characteristics of various ethnic groups that relate to learning, working, and living and develop strategies for assisting people in living jointly in our pluralistic society.

History, Philosophy and Trends in Education

You will compare philosophical foundations of historical and contemporary education and consider current issues using an informed discussion centered approach. You will also assess political and social trends, laws, proper conduct and penalties for teachers and shifts and technological changes related to contemporary and future educational planning.

Diagnosis and Evaluation of Reading

You will learn assessment procedures and effective instructional and diagnostic techniques in reading. You will participate in formal and informal testing including achievement, criterion references, observational and portfolio strategies. You will implement your knowledge with a directed reading practicum in a partner school.

Student Teaching — Primary

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom art teacher.

Student Teaching — Intermediate/Middle

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom art teacher.

Research Seminar

In this course you will evaluate educational research and analyze procedures, logic and strategies implemented by researchers. You will complete a research project demonstrating effective research designs.

Student Teaching Seminar

This course will give you the opportunity to reflect on student teaching experiences, discuss specific topics of interest, share experiences, and receive professional assistance and feedback.

Requirements for Graduation from College of Saint Mary

 

Elementary Education

To complete your bachelor’s degree in elementary education, you will need to complete 128 credit hours.

  • 44 credit hours in general education.
  • 57 credit hours in major program courses. 
  • 18 credit hours in elementary education major courses.
  • 9 credit hours in supporting courses.

 

Elementary Education and Early Childhood Inclusive

To complete your bachelor’s degree in elementary education, you will need to complete 131 credit hours.

  • 44 credit hours in general education.
  • 26 credit hours in early childhood program courses. 
  • 49 credit hours in elementary education major courses.
  • 12 credit hours in supporting courses.

 

Elementary Education (add any subject area minor)

 

 

Elementary Education and Special Education Dual Endorsement

To complete your bachelor’s degree in elementary education, you will need to complete 135 credit hours.

  • 44 credit hours in general education.
  • 45 credit hours in special education major courses. 
  • 43 credit hours in elementary education major courses.
  • 3 credit hours in supporting courses.

 

Elementary Education with Middle School Endorsement

 

 

Elementary Education with an English as a Second Language Endorsement

 

The Assurance of Accreditation

The assurance of regional accreditation means that our degrees have been evaluated for their outcomes — including how well they prepare you to meet the needs of your employers, yourself and our global society. College of Saint Mary is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University is approved to offer work leading to teacher certification in elementary and secondary education by the Nebraska Department of Education  888-285-2556.

Requirements for Admission to College of Saint Mary's Teacher Education Program

Requirements for Admission to College of Saint Mary Undergraduate Education Program

  • High school transcript with GPA and class rank  (unofficial transcripts may be reviewed for admissions purposes, but official transcripts are required before you start classes)
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0
  • ACT score of 18 or higher or SAT score of 860 – 890 (verbal + math) or higher
  • Personal interview (if applicable)
  • Transcripts from any post high school institutions for transfer students. Students who have earned 12 or more credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0 from other institutions qualify as transfers.
  • $30 application fee

 

Before or during your first semester of sophomore year, you will take the Core Academic Skills for Educators Test that is required for admission into the teacher education program. Application for formal admission must be submitted to the Teacher Education Committee by March 1 of your sophomore year (or the spring semester after you transfer). During that time, you will be evaluated and considered for formal acceptance into the teacher education program. 

Core Academic Skills for Educators test scores, academic performance, evidence of professional dispositions for successful teaching, practicum evaluations, interview, and command of oral and written language are factors considered in determining your acceptance into the teacher education program. You must provide evidence of academic competence and professional development by having attained a cumulative GPA of 2.65 in course work, providing an active digital portfolio of work that demonstrates professional and scholarly growth, having participated in the student professional organization and completing an interview with the Teacher Education Committee. 

You must submit an official background check during the first term you are enrolled in a practicum course. A second background check must be completed within 90 days of the beginning of your student teaching semester. Evaluation procedures result in acceptance, provisional status, or nonacceptance. Acceptance is granted to students who meet all of the requirements. Provisional status or non-acceptance is granted at the discretion of the committee.

Academic Description

Qualify to Teach Grades K-6

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education or Bachelor of Arts in Education

With a bachelor of science degree in elementary education, you’ll be able to teach kindergarten through sixth grade. While elementary education is a stand-alone major, you’ll also be required to hold a minor. English as a Second Language (ESL) is one of our most popular endorsements. 

We also offer preparation for the following endorsement areas:

  • Early Childhood inclusive
  • Subject areas — art, business, English, math, music, physical education, science, social science, world language, or a related area like or psychology
  • Special Education
  • Middle School 
  • English as a Second Language Endorsement

 

Operation S.M.A.R.T., the L.I.F.E. Project and Crestview Homework Club are important components of the field work experience.

Accreditation

The Assurance of Accreditation

The assurance of regional accreditation means that our degrees have been evaluated for their outcomes — including how well they prepare you to meet the needs of your employers, yourself and our global society. College of Saint Mary is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University is approved to offer work leading to teacher certification in elementary and secondary education by the Nebraska Department of Education  888-285-2556.

Admissions Requirements

Requirements for Admission to College of Saint Mary's Teacher Education Program

Requirements for Admission to College of Saint Mary Undergraduate Education Program

  • High school transcript with GPA and class rank  (unofficial transcripts may be reviewed for admissions purposes, but official transcripts are required before you start classes)
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0
  • ACT score of 18 or higher or SAT score of 860 – 890 (verbal + math) or higher
  • Personal interview (if applicable)
  • Transcripts from any post high school institutions for transfer students. Students who have earned 12 or more credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0 from other institutions qualify as transfers.
  • $30 application fee

 

Before or during your first semester of sophomore year, you will take the Core Academic Skills for Educators Test that is required for admission into the teacher education program. Application for formal admission must be submitted to the Teacher Education Committee by March 1 of your sophomore year (or the spring semester after you transfer). During that time, you will be evaluated and considered for formal acceptance into the teacher education program. 

Core Academic Skills for Educators test scores, academic performance, evidence of professional dispositions for successful teaching, practicum evaluations, interview, and command of oral and written language are factors considered in determining your acceptance into the teacher education program. You must provide evidence of academic competence and professional development by having attained a cumulative GPA of 2.65 in course work, providing an active digital portfolio of work that demonstrates professional and scholarly growth, having participated in the student professional organization and completing an interview with the Teacher Education Committee. 

You must submit an official background check during the first term you are enrolled in a practicum course. A second background check must be completed within 90 days of the beginning of your student teaching semester. Evaluation procedures result in acceptance, provisional status, or nonacceptance. Acceptance is granted to students who meet all of the requirements. Provisional status or non-acceptance is granted at the discretion of the committee.

Curriculum

Required Courses for Your Major

Select the program to see course requirements.

 

Elementary Education and Early Childhood Inclusive

You must fulfill all elementary education major requirements, all early childhood education emphasis requirements and all general education requirements to complete your degree program. Components listed here include only courses required in the major/emphasis/endorsement areas.

Introduction to Education

You will survey the historical development of education and analyze the role of personnel and career opportunities, problem areas and contemporary issues with an emphasis on the cultural diversity of American schools today.

Technology in the Classroom

You will learn strategies for integrating instructional technology in curriculum planning and implementation. After receiving instruction in their use, you will plan learning activities that include instructional media, the Internet, web page construction, production and organizational software and multimedia programs in classrooms. In addition to working with computers, you will become familiar with working with video equipment, digital cameras and scanners in preparing your lessons.

Educational Psychology and Measurement

You will study the teaching/learning processes to understand the nature of educational psychology and applications of major learning theories.

Assessment of Learners

You will be introduced to key concepts and issues in classroom assessment and large-scale, standardized educational assessment.

Children’s Literature

You will interact with a variety of children’s literature representative of ethnic and cultural diversity, emphasizing critical appraisal of significant authors and illustrators, quality of writing and appropriateness of topic to age and/or experience level.

Teaching Reading and Language Arts

You will study the theoretical background and identify Nebraska and National Standards in reading and Language Arts, with an emphasis on the organization of programs, effective teaching methods and varied instructional materials for students in elementary and middle school literacy settings.

Teaching Natural and Social Sciences — Elementary and Middle 

You will learn about methodology and appropriate materials to effectively present social science in elementary and middle school settings, including integrating technology into the instruction of content and pedagogy.

Teaching Mathematics

You will learn current trends and strategies in teaching elementary and middle level math, including content, methodology and appropriate materials, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Teaching Health and Physical Education

You will learn how to coordinate and implement an elementary school physical education program, gaining health education and wellness instructional procedures based on the mental, emotional, physical and social characteristics of elementary/middle school children.

Integrating Fine Arts Instruction in the Classroom

You will learn practical ways to integrate fine arts — including art, music, drama and dance — into your classroom curriculum. You will examine basic concepts and instructional techniques of each area with an emphasis of infusion into the academic curriculum.

Human Relations in a Multicultural Society

You will identify characteristics of various ethnic groups that relate to learning, working and living and develop strategies for assisting people in living jointly in our pluralistic society.

History, Philosophy and Trends in Education

You will compare philosophical foundations of historical and contemporary education and consider current issues using an informed discussion-centered approach. You will also assess political and social trends, laws, proper conduct and penalties for teachers and shifts and technological changes related to contemporary and future educational planning.

Diagnosis and Evaluation of Reading

You will learn assessment procedures and effective instructional and diagnostic techniques in reading. You will participate in formal and informal testing including achievement, criterion references, observational and portfolio strategies. You will implement your knowledge with a directed reading practicum in a partner school.

Child Psychology

You will study the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of a child from conception through adolescence.

Play, Creativity and Artistic Development in Early Childhood Education

In this course you will select, plan, organize and evaluate art, music and drama experiences for children. You will learn to plan and conduct lessons consistent with Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines and K-12 Academic Standards.

Language Arts in Early Childhood Education

In this course you will select, plan, organize and evaluate activities that facilitate language skills development in reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will learn to plan and conduct lessons consistent with Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines and K-12 Academic Standards.

Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education

In this course you will learn to plan programs that ensure the health, safety and nutrition of young children. You will learn to plan and conduct lessons consistent with Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines and K-12 Academic Standards. You will also learn basic information on managing accidents and injuries, identifying child abuse and planning health, safety and nutrition education. 

Teaching Math, Science and Social Studies in Early Childhood Education

You will select, plan, organize and evaluate activities that facilitate learning of mathematical and scientific concepts and social awareness in young children. You will learn to plan and conduct lessons consistent with Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines and K-12 Academic Standards.

Observation and Assessment In Early Childhood Education

You will learn to observe and assess children objectively, analyze their learning habits and provide for meeting the needs of children.

Physical Development and Creative Movement

You will select, plan, organize and evaluate activities that facilitate physical development of young children through physical activity, creative movement and dance. You will learn to plan and conduct lessons consistent with Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines and K-12 Academic Standards.

Administering Early Childhood Education Programs

You will learn the duties and responsibilities of administrators of early childhood programs.

Curriculum Planning in Early Childhood Education

You will learn to plan, organize and manage early childhood curriculum. This will include preparation of goal statements, objectives, schedules and units.

History and Trends in Early Childhood Education

In this course, you will evaluate history and philosophical theories and current trends in education and gain experience in applying theories. You will discuss current legislation, advocacy and professional ethics.

Student Teaching — Early Childhood Education

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom teacher in your teaching area.

Student Teaching — Primary or Intermediate/Middle

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom teacher.

Student Teaching Seminar

This course allows you the opportunity to reflect on student teaching experiences, discuss specific topics of interest, share experiences and receive professional assistance and feedback.

Research Seminar

You will evaluate educational research and analyze procedures, logic and strategies implemented by researchers. You will complete a research project demonstrating effective research designs.

 

Elementary Education (add any subject area minor)

You must fulfill all elementary education major requirements, all subject area minor requirements and all general education requirements to complete your degree program. Components listed here include only courses required in the major.

Introduction to Education

You will survey the historical development of education and analyze the role of personnel and career opportunities, problem areas and contemporary issues with an emphasis on the cultural diversity of American schools today.

Child Psychology

In this course, you will study physical, cognitive, social and emotional development from conception through adolescence.

Technology in the Classroom

You will learn strategies for integrating instructional technology in curriculum planning and implementation. After receiving instruction in their use, you will plan learning activities that include instructional media, the Internet, web page construction, production and organizational software and multimedia programs in classrooms. In addition to computers, you will use video equipment, digital cameras and scanners in preparing your lessons.

Education Psychology and Measurement

You will study the teaching/learning processes to learn the nature of educational psychology and applications of major learning theories.

Assessment of Learners

You will be introduced to key concepts and issues in classroom assessment and large-scale, standardized educational assessment.

Children’s Literature

You will interact with a variety of children’s literature representative of ethnic and cultural diversity, emphasizing critical appraisal of significant authors and illustrators, quality of writing and appropriateness of topic to age and/or experience level.

Teaching Reading and Language Arts

You will study the theoretical background and identify Nebraska and National Standards in reading and Language Arts, with an emphasis on the organization of programs, effective teaching methods and varied instructional materials for students in elementary and middle school literacy settings.

Teaching Natural and Social Social Sciences — Elementary and Middle

You will learn about methodology and appropriate materials to effectively present social science in elementary and middle school settings, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Teaching Mathematics — Elementary and Middle

You will learn current trends and strategies in teaching elementary and middle level math, including content, methodology and appropriate materials, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Health and Physical Education Methods

You will learn how to coordinate and implement an elementary school physical education program, gaining health education and wellness instructional procedures based on the mental, emotional, physical and social characteristics of elementary/middle school children.

Integrating Fine Arts Instruction into the Classroom

You will learn practical ways to integrate fine arts: art, music, drama and dance (visual and performing arts) into your classroom curriculum. You will examine basic concepts and instructional techniques of each area with an emphasis of infusion into the academic curriculum.

Human Relations in a Multicultural Society

You will identify characteristics of various ethnic groups that relate to learning, working, and living and develop strategies for assisting people in living jointly in our pluralistic society.

History, Philosophy and Trends in Education

You will compare philosophical foundations of historical and contemporary education and consider current issues using an informed discussion centered approach. You will also assess political and social trends, laws, proper conduct and penalties for teachers and shifts and technological changes related to contemporary and future educational planning.

Diagnosis and Evaluation of Reading

You will learn assessment procedures and effective instructional and diagnostic techniques in reading. You will participate in formal and informal testing including achievement, criterion references, observational and portfolio strategies. You will implement your knowledge with a directed reading practicum in a partner school.

Student Teaching — Primary

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom art teacher.

Student Teaching — Intermediate/Middle

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom art teacher.

Research Seminar

In this course you will evaluate educational research and analyze procedures, logic and strategies implemented by researchers. You will complete a research project demonstrating effective research designs.

Student Teaching Seminar

This course will give you the opportunity to reflect on student teaching experiences, discuss specific topics of interest, share experiences, and receive professional assistance and feedback.

 

Elementary Education and Special Education Dual Endorsement

You must fulfill all elementary education major requirements, all special education requirements and all general education requirements to complete your degree program. Components listed here include only courses required in the major/emphasis/endorsement areas.

Introduction to Education

You will survey the historical development of education and analyze the role of personnel and career opportunities, problem areas and contemporary issues with an emphasis on the cultural diversity of American schools today.

Child Psychology

In this course, you will study physical, cognitive, social and emotional development from conception through adolescence.

Technology in the Classroom

You will learn strategies for integrating instructional technology in curriculum planning and implementation. After receiving instruction in their use, you will plan learning activities that include instructional media, the Internet, web page construction, production and organizational software and multimedia programs in classrooms. In addition to computers, you will use video equipment, digital cameras and scanners in preparing your lessons.

Education Psychology and Measurement

You will study the teaching/learning processes to learn the nature of educational psychology and applications of major learning theories.

Assessment of Learners

You will be introduced to key concepts and issues in classroom assessment and large-scale, standardized educational assessment.

Children’s Literature

You will interact with a variety of children’s literature representative of ethnic and cultural diversity, emphasizing critical appraisal of significant authors and illustrators, quality of writing and appropriateness of topic to age and/or experience level.

Teaching Reading and Language Arts

You will study the theoretical background and identify Nebraska and National Standards in reading and Language Arts with an emphasis on the organization of programs, effective teaching methods and varied instructional materials for students in elementary and middle school literacy settings.

Teaching Natural and Social Sciences — Elementary and Middle

You will learn about methodology and appropriate materials to effectively present social science in elementary and middle school settings, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Teaching Mathematics — Elementary and Middle

You will learn current trends and strategies in teaching elementary and middle level math, including content, methodology, and appropriate materials, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Health and Physical Education Methods

You will learn how to coordinate and implement an elementary school physical education program, gaining health education and wellness instructional procedures based on the mental, emotional, physical and social characteristics of elementary/middle school children.

Integrating Fine Arts Instruction into the Classroom

You will learn practical ways to integrate fine arts: art, music, drama and dance (visual and performing arts) into your classroom curriculum. You will examine basic concepts and instructional techniques of each area with an emphasis of infusion into the academic curriculum.

Human Relations in a Multicultural Society

You will identify characteristics of various ethnic groups that relate to learning, working, and living and develop strategies for assisting people in living jointly in our pluralistic society.

History, Philosophy and Trends in Education

You will compare philosophical foundations of historical and contemporary education and consider current issues using an informed discussion centered approach. You will also assess political and social trends, laws, proper conduct and penalties for teachers and shifts and technological changes related to contemporary and future educational planning.

Diagnosis and Evaluation of Reading

You will learn assessment procedures and effective instructional and diagnostic techniques in reading. You will participate in formal and informal testing including achievement, criterion references, observational and portfolio strategies. You will implement your knowledge with a directed reading practicum in a partner school.

Intro to Special Education

You will survey various areas of exceptionality — high ability learners, mental disability, behaviorally impaired, visually impaired, hearing impaired, learning disabled, orthopedically impaired, speech language impairments, autistic, Asperger’s, traumatic brain injury, multiple and severely handicapped, physically disabled and health impaired. You will discuss the history, philosophy and future trends of special education as they are relevant to educational implications.

Learners with Mildly-Moderately Handicapping Conditions

You will examine learning and analyze strategies used in I.E.P.s of mildly and moderately mentally handicapped specific learning disabled, behaviorally impaired, orthopedically impaired, autistic, other health impairments, speech language impaired and traumatic brain injured, with an emphasis in assisting learners in making healthy transitions between special education and regular classrooms. You will also learn about recent legislation and its impact on the regular classroom.

Assessment Techniques for Diverse Learners

You will examine techniques and methods of administering formal and informal assessments and analyze learning tasks in visual, auditory, motor, language and behavioral areas. You will examine and practice tying individualized education programs/individualized education service program (I.E.P/I.E.S.P.) process to assessment and will write appropriate instructional strategies, goals and materials to implement I.E.P./I.E.S.P. objectives or gifted program objectives based on analysis of learning tasks and instructional needs.

Instructional Strategies - Inclusive Practices

In this course, you will examine and practice tying I.E.P./I.F.S.P process to instruction through modification of curricula. You will practice designing curricula for various areas of exceptionality for special needs populations.

Guidance and Classroom Management

You will learn techniques, models and psychological theories related to managing individual and small and large group learning activities including practical methods that enhance self-control and provide healthy classroom environments. You will learn the common behavior problems for pre-K through grade 12 students and exceptional children along with assessment techniques.

Legal and Ethical Issues in Special Education

You will examine processes and use skills necessary to identify and verify special needs, the I.E.P./I.E.S.P process, plan for transitions and organize and maintain student special education records. You will become familiar with state and local resources for improving and strengthening educational programs for special populations with an emphasis on national, state and local laws, policies and procedures affecting special populations.

Critical Issues in Special Education

You will observe and implement effective approaches for remediation through supervised practicum experience in self-contained classrooms, resource rooms or inclusive settings. You will investigate, discuss and present critical issues including current research and appropriate remediation techniques.

Student Teaching — Primary

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom teacher.

Student Teaching — Intermediate/Middle

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom art teacher.

Student Teaching Seminar

This course will give you the opportunity to reflect on student teaching experiences, discuss specific topics of interest, share experiences and receive professional assistance and feedback.

Research Seminar

In this course, you will evaluate educational research and analyze procedures, logic and strategies implemented by researchers. You will complete a research project demonstrating effective research designs.

 

Elementary Education with Middle School Endorsement

You must fulfill all elementary education major requirements, all middle school education emphasis requirements and all general education requirements to complete your degree program. Components listed here include only courses required in the major/emphasis/endorsement areas.

Introduction to Education

You will survey the historical development of education and analyze the role of personnel and career opportunities, problem areas and contemporary issues with an emphasis n the cultural diversity of American schools today.

Child Psychology

In this course you will study physical, cognitive, social and emotional development from conception through adolescence.

Technology in the Classroom

You will learn strategies for integrating instructional technology in curriculum planning and implementation. After receiving instruction in their use, you will plan learning activities that include instructional media, the Internet, web page construction, production and organizational software and multimedia programs in classrooms. In addition to computers you will use video equipment, digital cameras and scanners in preparing your lessons.

Educational Psychology and Measurement

You will study the teaching/learning processes to learn the nature of educational psychology and applications of major learning theories.

Assessment of Learners

You will be introduced to key concepts and issues in classroom assessment and large-scale, standardized educational assessment.

Children’s Literature

You will interact with a variety of children’s literature representative of ethnic and cultural diversity, emphasizing critical appraisal of significant authors and illustrators, quality of writing and appropriateness of topic to age and/or experience level.

Teaching Reading and Language Arts

You will study the theoretical background and identify Nebraska and National Standards in reading and Language Arts with an emphasis on the organization of programs, effective teaching methods and varied instructional materials for students in elementary and middle school literacy settings.

Teaching Natural and Social Sciences — Elementary and Middle

You will learn about methodology and appropriate materials to effectively present social science in elementary and middle school setting, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Teaching Mathematics — Elementary and Middle

You will learn current trends and strategies in teaching elementary and middle level math, including content, methodology and appropriate materials, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Integrating Fine Arts Instruction into the Classroom

You will learn practical ways to integrate fine arts: art, music, drama and dance (visual and performing arts) into your classroom curriculum. You will examine basic concepts and instructional techniques of each area with an emphasis of infusion into the academic curriculum.

Human Relations in a Multicultural Society

You will identify characteristics of various ethnic groups that relate to learning, working, and living and develop strategies for assisting people in living jointly in our pluralistic society.

History, Philosophy and Trends in Education

You will compare philosophical foundations of historical and contemporary education and consider current issues using an informed discussion centered approach. You will also assess political and social trends, laws, proper conduct and penalties for teachers, and shifts and technological changes related to contemporary and future educational planning.

Diagnosis and Evaluation of Reading

You will learn assessment procedures and effective instructional and diagnostic techniques in reading. You will participate in formal and informal testing including achievement, criterion references, observational and portfolio strategies. You will implement your knowledge with a directed reading practicum in a partner school.

Student Teaching — Primary

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom art teacher.

Student Teaching — Intermediate/Middle

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom art teacher.

Research Seminar

In this course, you will evaluate educational research and analyze procedures, logic and strategies implemented by researchers. You will complete a research project demonstrating effective research designs.

Student Teaching Seminar

This course will give you the opportunity to reflect on student teaching experiences, discuss specific topics of interest, share experiences and receive professional assistance and feedback. 

 

Elementary Education with an English as a Second Language Endorsement

You must fulfill all elementary education major requirements, all early childhood education emphasis requirements and all general education requirements to complete your degree program. Components listed here include only courses required in the major areas.

Introduction to Education

You will survey the historical development of education and analyze the role of personnel and career opportunities, problem areas and contemporary issues with an emphasis on the cultural diversity of American schools today.

Child Psychology

In this course, you will study physical, cognitive, social and emotional development from conception through adolescence.

Technology in the Classroom

You will learn strategies for integrating instructional technology in curriculum planning and implementation. After receiving instruction in their use, you will plan learning activities that include instructional media, the Internet, web page construction, production and organizational software and multimedia programs in classrooms. In addition to computers, you will use video equipment, digital cameras and scanners in preparing your lessons.

Education Psychology and Measurement

You will study the teaching/learning processes to learn the nature of educational psychology and applications of major learning theories.

Assessment of Learners

You will be introduced to key concepts and issues in classroom assessment and large-scale, standardized educational assessment.

Children’s Literature

You will interact with a variety of children’s literature representative of ethnic and cultural diversity, emphasizing critical appraisal of significant authors and illustrators, quality of writing and appropriateness of topic to age and/or experience level.

Teaching Reading and Language Arts

You will study the theoretical background and identify Nebraska and National Standards in reading and Language Arts, with an emphasis on the organization of programs, effective teaching methods and varied instructional materials for students in elementary and middle school literacy settings.

Teaching Natural and Social Social Sciences — Elementary and Middle

You will learn about methodology and appropriate materials to effectively present social science in elementary and middle school settings, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Teaching Mathematics — Elementary and Middle

You will learn current trends and strategies in teaching elementary and middle level math, including content, methodology and appropriate materials, including integrating technology into instruction of content and pedagogy.

Health and Physical Education Methods

You will learn how to coordinate and implement an elementary school physical education program, gaining health education and wellness instructional procedures based on the mental, emotional, physical and social characteristics of elementary/middle school children.

Integrating Fine Arts Instruction into the Classroom

You will learn practical ways to integrate fine arts: art, music, drama and dance (visual and performing arts) into your classroom curriculum. You will examine basic concepts and instructional techniques of each area with an emphasis of infusion into the academic curriculum.

Human Relations in a Multicultural Society

You will identify characteristics of various ethnic groups that relate to learning, working, and living and develop strategies for assisting people in living jointly in our pluralistic society.

History, Philosophy and Trends in Education

You will compare philosophical foundations of historical and contemporary education and consider current issues using an informed discussion centered approach. You will also assess political and social trends, laws, proper conduct and penalties for teachers and shifts and technological changes related to contemporary and future educational planning.

Diagnosis and Evaluation of Reading

You will learn assessment procedures and effective instructional and diagnostic techniques in reading. You will participate in formal and informal testing including achievement, criterion references, observational and portfolio strategies. You will implement your knowledge with a directed reading practicum in a partner school.

Student Teaching — Primary

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom art teacher.

Student Teaching — Intermediate/Middle

Supervised teaching experience under the direction of a college faculty member and a classroom art teacher.

Research Seminar

In this course you will evaluate educational research and analyze procedures, logic and strategies implemented by researchers. You will complete a research project demonstrating effective research designs.

Student Teaching Seminar

This course will give you the opportunity to reflect on student teaching experiences, discuss specific topics of interest, share experiences, and receive professional assistance and feedback.

Degree Requirements

Requirements for Graduation from College of Saint Mary

 

Elementary Education

To complete your bachelor’s degree in elementary education, you will need to complete 128 credit hours.

  • 44 credit hours in general education.
  • 57 credit hours in major program courses. 
  • 18 credit hours in elementary education major courses.
  • 9 credit hours in supporting courses.

 

Elementary Education and Early Childhood Inclusive

To complete your bachelor’s degree in elementary education, you will need to complete 131 credit hours.

  • 44 credit hours in general education.
  • 26 credit hours in early childhood program courses. 
  • 49 credit hours in elementary education major courses.
  • 12 credit hours in supporting courses.

 

Elementary Education (add any subject area minor)

 

 

Elementary Education and Special Education Dual Endorsement

To complete your bachelor’s degree in elementary education, you will need to complete 135 credit hours.

  • 44 credit hours in general education.
  • 45 credit hours in special education major courses. 
  • 43 credit hours in elementary education major courses.
  • 3 credit hours in supporting courses.

 

Elementary Education with Middle School Endorsement

 

 

Elementary Education with an English as a Second Language Endorsement