School of Education

B.S. in Education

Elementary/Special Education
General Education Requirements

Teaching All Learners: Elementary / Special Education Initial Program

The School of Education prepares students in the Teaching All Learners: Elementary Education Initial Program (TAL) for careers teaching in elementary K-6 and special education classrooms grades K-12.

Candidates who complete this program will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and are eligible for the Early and Middle Childhood Generalist (K-6), Exceptional Needs—Mild Interventions, and the Reading Licenses.

General Education Requirements (59 cr.)

Language Arts (6 cr.)

  • ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
  • SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)

Social and Behavioral Studies (6 cr.)

  • GEOG G110 Introduction to Human Geography (3 cr.)
  • Approved Minority Studies elective (3 cr.)

Mathematics (9 cr.)

  • MATH T101 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (3 cr.)
  • Select one of the following
    • MATH T102 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (3 cr.)
    • EDUC F401 Conceptual Understanding of Mathematical Concepts I (3 cr.)
  • Select one of the following
    • MATH T103 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III (3 cr.)
    • EDUC F401 Conceptual Understanding of Mathematical Concepts II (3 cr.)

Science (12 cr. minimum)

  • Biology (with lab) 
  • Geology (with lab) 
  • Chemistry or Physics (with lab) 

Health, Physical Education and Recreation (5 cr.)

  • HPER P290 Movement Experiences for Preschool and Elementary School Children (2 cr.)
  • HPER H414 Health Education in Grades K-8 (3 cr.)

Fine Arts (9 cr.)

  • EDUC M323 Teaching Music in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.)
  • EDUC M333 Art Experiences for the Elementary Teacher (3 cr.)
  • EDUC H340 Education and American Culture (recommended for the third block) (3 cr.)

Educational Foundation Requirements (12 cr.)

  • EDUC F200 Examining Self as Teacher (3 cr.)
  • EDUC W200 Microcomputing for Education: An Introduction (3 cr.)
  • EDUC P250 Educational Psychology (3 cr.)
  • EDUC K205 Introduction to Exceptional Children (3 cr.)

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