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Elementary Education Program

Bachelor of science in elementary education

Minimum of 129 hours required

Certification K-9

General education requirements
(53 hrs. minimum)
Communications (8-9 hrs.)
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
SPCH 109Public Speaking Honors3
Humanities (12 hrs.)
(Recommended courses are available in 13 Bluemont Hall.)
ENGL 355Literature for Children3
Fine arts appreciation3
Social science (12 hrs.)

· History: Choose from HIST 100, 101, 102, 251, 252, 531, 553.

· Geography: Choose from GEOG 100, 310, 399, GEOG440, 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 GEOG220 or 221).

Natural science (12 hrs.)
(Recommended courses are available in 13 Bluemont Hall.) Each area must include a lab.
Earth science
Quantitative sciences (9 hrs.)
MATH 100College Algebra*3
MATH 160Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics*3
STAT 320Elements of Statistics*3
MATH 320Math for Elementary School Teachers I3

*Grade of C or better required.


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.

Admission to teacher education is not required for enrollment in the following.
DED 075Orientation to Teacher Education at KSU
EDEL 200Teaching as a Career1
EDEL 230Early Field Experience1
FSHS 110Introduction to Human Development3
FSHS 200Sexuality and Health2
EDEL 310Foundations of Education3
ART 425Art for Elementary Schools3
MUSIC 405Music for Elementary Teachers3
EDEL 379Elementary/Middle-Level Physical
Education Methods2
DED 318Instructional Media and Technology2
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 EDEL 455 may be taken anytime after admission to teacher education but before student teaching.
EDCEP 315Educational Psychology3
EDSP 324Exceptional Child in the Regular
EDEL 455Teaching Diverse Learners2
Block A
Block A must be taken before Block B.
EDEL 470Elementary/Middle-Level Science
EDEL 473Elementary/Middle-Level Mathematics
EDEL 420Block A Clinical Experience1
Block B
EDEL 474Elementary/Middle-Level Reading
EDEL 471Elementary/Middle-Level Language
Arts Methods3
EDEL 472Elementary/Middle-Level Social
Studies Methods3
EDEL 430Block B Practicum 1

Professional semester (16 hrs.)

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.

EDEL 585Teaching Participation in the Elementary
School (with seminar)16

Area of concentration (15 hrs.)

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: English, English as a second language, science, mathematics, modern foreign languages, social science, and special education.

Minimum hours required in the area
of concentration15
Total credit hours required for graduation129

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.

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