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-6.

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

General Education Requirements (56 cr.)

Language Arts (6 cr.)

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

Cultural and Historical Studies (6 cr.)

  • Select one of the following:
  • HIST H105 American History I (3 cr.) or
  • HIST H106 American History II (3 cr.) and
  • HIST A363 Indiana History (3 cr.)

 Social and Behavioral Studies (6 cr.)

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

Mathematical, Physical, and Life Sciences (23 cr.)

  • MATH T101 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (3 cr.)
  • MATH T102 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (3 cr.)
  • MATH T103 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers Ill (3 cr.)
  • Biology (with lab)
  • Geology (with lab)
  • Chemistry or Physics (with lab) or EDUC Q200 Inquiry for Elementary Teachers

Health and Physical Education (5 cr.)

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

Arts and Humanities (10 cr.)

  • ENG W231 Intermediate Expository Writing (3 cr.)
  • ENG L390 Children’s Literature (3 cr.)
  • EDUC M323 Teaching Music in the Elementary Schools (2 cr.)
  • EDUC M333 Art Experiences for the Elementary Teacher (2 cr.)

Educational Foundation Requirements (15 cr.)

  • EDUC F200 Examining Self as Teacher (3 cr.)
  • EDUC W200 Using Computers in Education (3 cr.)
  • EDUC P250 Educational Psychology (3 cr.)
  • EDUC K205 Introduction to Exceptional Children (3 cr.)
  • EDUC H340 Education and American Culture (recommended for the third block) (3 cr.)

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