Elementary Education (K-6)

Elementary Education (K-6) Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

CEHS offers a nationally recognized Elementary Teacher Education Program. Students enrolled in this program earn a Bachelor of Sciences in Education with certification to teach in grades K-6. 

About the Program

The Elementary Teacher Education Program is designed to

  • Build meaningful links between your previous learning experiences and elementary learning environments
  • Enable you to build upon the knowledge gained in university classrooms by experiencing it in the elementary learning environment
  • Exemplify the relationship between theory and practice, as explained in the Scholar-Practitioner Model, by offering a series of three field experiences taken in conjunction with other education courses
  • Develop you as a cutting-edge educator in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies guided by experts in the field in blending education theory, sound research practice, and practical teaching experience
  • Prepare you to confidently teach to provide educational leadership in your school and community, culminated during the student teaching semester.


  • Elementary school teacher
  • Community-based youth educator
  • Business or corporate youth educator
  • Youth coach

Application to this program

Entry to the Elementary Teacher Education Program is selective. Application requirements include:

-Formal admittance to the College of Education and Human Sciences
-A minimum of 30 credit hours completed with at least a 2.5 GPA
-Completion of (or in progress) TEAC 331 and TEAC 259 (at least one must be complete)
-Completion of EDPS 250
-Completion of 297a
-Completion of one, approved Communication Studies course
-Passing scores on all parts of the PPST
-A carefully written application essay

More complete information on your application is available online. You may also contact your Student Services Center.

Default 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ACE 1 3 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
ACE 4/ELED Distribution 3 cr
ACE 7 3 cr
ELED Distribution HIST 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ACE 3/ELED Distribution 3 cr
ACE 6/EDPS 250 3 cr
TEAC 297A 2 cr
ACE 5/ELED Distribution 3 cr
Electives 4 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ELED Distribution GEOG/POLS 3 cr
ACE 8/TEAC 331 3 cr
ELED Distribution AD LIT 3 cr
ELED Enhancement Soc Sci 3 cr
ELED Distribution CHEM/PHYS 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ELED Enhancement SCI w Lab 4 cr
MATH 301 3 cr
EDPS 362 3 cr
ACE 9/TEAC 330 3 cr
TEAC 380 2 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
Math 300 3 cr
TEAC 297B 2 cr
TEAC 297E 1 cr
TEAC 308 3 cr
TEAC 317 Teaching English Learners in Elementary School 2 cr
TEAC 259A Instructional Technology in Elementary Schools 2 cr
SPED 401A 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
TEAC 311 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School 3 cr
TEAC 313 Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School 3 cr
TEAC 397A 3 cr
TEAC 259B 1 cr
TEAC 315 Teaching Science in the Elementary School 3 cr
MATH 302 Math Modeling 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SPED 415/415A 4 cr
TEAC 302 Children's Literature 3 cr
TEAC 305 The Arts in the Elementary School Curriculum 3 cr
TEAC 307 Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School 3 cr
CYAF 380 Working with Families in Communities and Schools 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
TEAC 497A 9 cr
ACE 10/TEAC 403A 3 cr
Total Credits 12

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.