Elementary Education Program
Bachelor of science in elementary education
Minimum of 129 hours required
General education requirements
History: Choose from HIST 100, 101, 102, 251, 252, 531, 553.
|(53 hrs. minimum)|
|Communications (8-9 hrs.)|
|ENGL 100||Expository Writing I||3|
|ENGL 200||Expository Writing II||3|
|SPCH 105||Public Speaking IA||2|
|SPCH 106||Public Speaking I||3|
|SPCH 109||Public Speaking Honors||3|
|Humanities (12 hrs.)|
|(Recommended courses are available in 13 Bluemont Hall.)|
|ENGL 355||Literature for Children||3|
|Fine arts appreciation||3|
|Social science (12 hrs.)|
Geography: Choose from GEOG 100, 310, 399, 440, 500.
Non-Western cultures: ANTH 204, AMETH 160, or at least three hours from cultures outside Western tradition, excludes those dealing with Greece, Rome, Western Europe, or North America.
Restricted elective: Three hours from the Departments of Anthropology (except ANTH 280 or 281), Economics, Psychology, History, Political Science, Sociology, or Geography (except GEOG 220 or 221).
*Grade of C or better required.
|Natural science (12 hrs.)|
|(Recommended courses are available in 13 Bluemont Hall.) Each area must include a lab.|
|Quantitative sciences (9 hrs.)|
|MATH 100||College Algebra*||3|
|MATH 160||Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics*||3|
|STAT 320||Elements of Statistics*||3|
|MATH 320||Math for Elementary School Teachers I||3|
For the freshman and sophomore years, or until requirements for admission to teacher education have been satisfied, students in the College of Education will enroll in the appropriate pre-professional curriculum: elementary (EDPPE) or secondary (EDPPS). These students are advised by a College of Education pre-professional advisor in 13 Bluemont Hall concerning the courses essential for entry into the teacher education program.
Students transferring to K-State after earning credit at another institution will be enrolled in a pre-professional program until it has been determined that requirements for admission to teacher education have been satisfied. Students attending community colleges are encouraged to plan their degree programs in a four-year sequence. The College of Education invites students to seek advice from the Center for Student and Professional Services in 13 Bluemont Hall concerning course selections.
Professional-level courses (44 hrs.)
All students must file an application for admission to the teacher education program. When a student's application has been approved, he or she is admitted to the professional program and assigned to a professional-level advisor.
Professional semester (16 hrs.)
|Admission to teacher education is not required for enrollment in the following.|
|EDEL 220||Orientation to Elementary/|
|FSHS 110||Introduction to Human Development||3|
|FSHS 200||Sexuality and Health||2|
|EDEL 300||Principles of Elementary Education||3|
|ART 425||Art for Elementary Schools||3|
|MUSIC 405||Music for Elementary Teachers||3|
|EDEL 379||Elementary/Middle-Level Physical|
|EDETC 318||Instructional Media and Technology||2|
|Admission to teacher education is required for enrollment in the following courses. EDCEP 315 may be taken before or concurrently with Block A. EDSP 324 and EDCIP 455 may be taken anytime after admission to teacher education but before student teaching.|
|EDCEP 315||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDSP 324||Exceptional Child in the Regular|
|EDCIP 455||Teaching in a Multicultural Society||2|
|Block A must be taken before Block B.|
|EDEL 470||Elementary/Middle-Level Science|
|EDEL 473||Elementary/Middle-Level Mathematics|
|EDEL 420||Block A Clinical Experience||1|
|EDEL 474||Elementary/Middle-Level Reading|
|EDEL 471||Elementary/Middle-Level Language|
|EDEL 472||Elementary/Middle-Level Social|
|EDEL 430||Block B Practicum||1|
Requirements for admittance to student teaching: Minimum 3.0 GPA in all Block A and Block B courses, with no grade lower than a C in any blocked course. Students may re-take blocked methods courses one time only.
Area of concentration (15 hrs.)
|EDEL 585||Teaching Participation in the Elementary|
|School (with seminar)||16|
The 15 hours selected in the area of concentration are in addition to those taken to meet general education requirements. Guidelines for applicable courses are available in the Center for Student and Professional Services. Concentrations are offered in the following fields: art, biological science, communication arts, dance, English, English as a second language, family studies and human services, general science, health education, mathematics, modern foreign languages, music, physical science, social science, special education, and speech pathology.
|Minimum hours required in the area|
|Total credit hours required for graduation||129|
An endorsement to teach at the middle level grades in the fields of English, mathematics, science, and social studies may be added to the elementary education program. See your advisor for information on specific requirements.
English as a second language endorsement
An endorsement for English as a second language for grades K-9 may be added to the elementary education program. See your advisor for information on specific requirements.