Feb 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Elementary Education Grades 1-5, BS

Total Hours Required for Degree:  120

The Elementary Education Grades 1-5, BS program leads to initial teacher certification. All teacher education preparation requirements must be satisfied for this degree.

Teacher Education Requirements

Must achieve one of the following:

  • ACT ≥ 22;
  • SAT ≥ 1100 combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math; or
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (pass all three):
    • Reading (#5713) with a score ≥ 156.
    • Writing (#5723) with a score ≥ 162.
    • Mathematics (#5733) with a score ≥ 150.

Always check with your advisor concerning test numbers and passing scores as they are subject to change.

Teacher Education Requirements

EDUC 200 packet must be approved prior to enrolling in EDUC and SPED 300/400 level courses.

Teacher Education Requirements

The Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Grades K-6 exam (#5622) and Praxis Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects exam (#5001) must be passed prior to enrolling in EDUC 470E.

Teacher Education Requirements

Non-education courses taken during residency semesters must be scheduled either in the evening or online.

Senior Fall - 12 hours

Note:  EDUC 351 requires 10 field experience hours, EDUC 469 requires 20 field experience hours, and EDUC 470E requires a minimum of 80% of the instructional week in an assigned grade 1-5 classroom completing residency hours.

Senior Spring - 9 hours

Note:  EDUC 422 requires 15 field experience hours, SPED 424 requires 20 field experience hours, and EDUC 472E requires 100% of the instructional week in an assigned grade 1-5 classroom completing residency hours.


Students must earn a grade of C or better in ENGL 101, ENGL 102, ENGL 351, and MATH 113, as well as in all EDTC, EDUC, PSYC, and SPED courses.

General Notes

  • All bachelor’s degrees must include 40 hours at the 300/400 level.
  • All bachelor’s degrees require at least one life science course and one physical science course from the Natural Sciences area of the General Education Core Curriculum .
  • All degree and graduation requirements may be found on the Academic Regulations  page.