Lower Elementary Education, BS

SUBJECT TO MDE APPROVAL

Requirements for the BS in Lower Elementary Education

General Education Core 25 hours

(The following general education requirements are covered in the major or professional studies core: Lab Science, Social and Behavioral Science, Quantitative Competency, Diversity, and Historical Context.)

Lower Elementary Education (PK - 3) Grade Band 55 hours

Literacy 12 hours

ECS 4443Emerging Language and Literacy

3

RDG 3313Children's Literature

3

RDG 4303Reading and Language Arts

3

RDG 4313Reading for Content Knowledge

3

Mathematics 12 hours

ECS 3243Math and Science for Young Children

3

MAT 1103Intermediate Algebra

3

MAT 2213Math for Elementary Teachers I

3

MAT 2223Math for Elementary Teachers II

3

Science 8 hours

BIO 1011Biological Science I Lab

1

BIO 1013Biological Science I

3

NSC 2104Physical Science with Lab

4

Social Studies 9 hours

EDU 2313Social Studies Foundations

3

 

GEO 1013Introduction to Geography

3

OR

GEO 3113World Regional Geography

3

 

HIS 2513United States History to 1877

3

Core PK-3 Elementary Courses 14 hours

ECS 3523Early Childhood Learning and Standards

3

ECS 4313Classroom Interactions

3

ECS 4613Special Needs Children and Families

3

EDU 2232Strategies of Teaching the Whole Child

2

ESL 3903Teaching Literacy to Linguistically-Diverse Learners

3

Professional Studies 29 hours

Electives 11 hours

Total Credit Hours: 120