Feb 26, 2020  
Crown College 2019-2020 Catalog 
Crown College 2019-2020 Catalog

Elementary Education Major (B.S.)

The Elementary Education major is designed to prepare students for a public and private teaching career in grades K-6. The program is structured to meet the Minnesota Board of Teaching Elementary Education licensure requirements. Students interested in an Elementary Education major without a minor must have prior approval from the Teacher Education Department. The student must be accepted into the Teacher Education Department and meet all of the requirements.

Program Requirements

I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits

II. General Education - 30 Credits

A. Middle School Communication Arts & Literature Minor - 19 Credits

C. Middle School Science Minor - 18-19 Credits

F. Elementary Education K-6 Only - 16 Credits

Students who want to pursue the K-6 Elementary Education license only must receive approval from the Teacher Education department.

Total - 125-129 Credits

1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Select fine arts electives from FAR and MUS. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of credits needed for graduation would be toward the lower end of the range of total credits.

^ Requires a minimum passing grade of a "C".

Note: Student teaching is eligible for a service credit.

This program is subject to change based on the Minnesota State Board of Teaching licensing revisions.

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Elementary Education Major

Freshman Year

Fall Semester - 15 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits

Take the MTLE: Basic Skills

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 17 Credits

Spring Semester - 17 Credits

Departmental Acceptance

Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the service credit requirements are required for departmental admission in the Elementary Education major.

Junior Year

Senior Year


Following this plan will minimize scheduling problems. Failing to do so may prevent program completion in four years.

1 Must take one World Civilizations and one American Civilization course.