Sep 23, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Elementary Education (K-6), BS

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The undergraduate program in elementary education in the School of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The primary objective of the program in Elementary Education is to prepare highly qualified teachers to teach in grades one through six, providing prospective teachers with the experiences needed to acquaint them with the curricula, organization, objectives, procedures, and instructional resources of the elementary school. Prospective teachers are also provided with classroom experiences dealing with direct analysis of teaching and learning, the selection, use, organization, and presentation of subject matter, techniques for the evaluation of results of teaching and learning, and the practical application of theories and principles of learning. Classroom experiences are primarily conducted at one of our Professional Development School(PDS) sites.

Elementary Education Major Requirements

General Education Requirements (40 Credits)


#Recommended courses; credits do not count towards graduation

Courses have a practicum experience requirement 

**Must have met Praxis I requirement in order to enroll in courses by approval of the Chairperson

Area of Concentration (15-18 Credits)

Before taking electives, students should consult with their departmental advisors to be sure that they are meeting the requirements of the program.

Field Based "Block" Methods Courses

Students may take 15 Elementary methods credits in Reading, Language Arts, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies at a public school site at the discretion of the Chairperson. Students must take ELED 301 - Curriculum, Planning And Management , and have passed Praxis I as a prerequisite to the "Block". Students must register for all courses(15 credits) in the "Block".

Level I (Freshman)

Fall Semester

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total Semester Credits: 16

Level II (Sophomore)

Level III (Junior)

Level IV (Senior)

Total Credits: 122

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