Teacher Education / College of Education and Human Performance
|Hybrid, On-Campus, Online
The focus in elementary education leads to a single licensure certification in elementary education. The coursework included in the Elementary Education Program presents core knowledge of the profession, combining pedagogical and theoretical content with an observational assessment. Students demonstrate a basic understanding of the teaching profession and child development, incorporating that knowledge and understanding in various clinical experiences. Evidence and implementation of developmentally appropriate practices are included in all areas of the students’ learning. The program emphasizes the uniqueness of each child, recognizing that children are best understood in the context of family, culture, society, and environment.
- Our graduates demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through various mediums.
- Our graduates demonstrate an understanding of the various cultures and backgrounds of students in the classroom.
- Our graduates can think critically, solve problems, and make informed decisions.
- Our graduates utilize instructional technology effectively.
- Our graduates display mastery of content knowledge, pedagogy, and professional skills.
University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 35 hours
Professional Requirements – 33 hours
E ED 2003 Child Growth and Development
E ED 3213 Integrated Curriculum and Methods
E ED 3233 Classroom and Group Management
EDUC 2000 Educational Field Experience Level I Lab
EDUC 2003 Introduction to Education
EDUC 2023 K-12 Education Technology
EDUC 3013 Educational Psychology
HIST 4083 History of Arkansas
MATH 2053 Math for Teachers I
MATH 2063 Math for Teachers II
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Public Speaking
SPED 4073 Survey of Exceptional Individuals
Admission to the Teacher Education Program is required to enroll in the following
Elementary Education Focus – 38 hours
E ED 3073 Methods of Teaching Mathematics
E ED 3273 Methods of Teaching Social Studies
E ED 4173 Teaching Literacy I
E ED 4023 Lower Grades Field Experience
E ED 4243 STEM for Elementary Teachers
E ED 4273 Teaching Literacy II
E ED 4303 Upper Grades Field Experience
E ED 4323 Families, School and Communities
E ED 4343/4001 STEM Science for Teachers/Lab
E ED 4353 Social Studies in the Elementary School
E ED 4374 Advanced Teaching Literacy
EDUC 4043 Assessment, Evaluation, and Measurement
Student Teaching** – 12 hours
E ED 4006 Student Teaching in the Elementary School I
E ED 4103 Student Teaching in the Elementary School II
EDUC 4003 Student Teaching Seminar
**Students must take all Praxis II and Foundations of Reading exams prior to student teaching during the spring semester and by March 15 prior to student
teaching during the fall semester.
Precandidates are required to submit passing scores for Basic Skills in order to apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Admission to the Teacher
Education Program is required to enroll in elementary education focus courses.