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School of Arts & Sciences 2014-2015 Catalog 
School of Arts & Sciences 2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education Major, Preprimary Minor (B.S.)

The Elementary Education major is designed for students who anticipate a teaching career in Elementary Education with a middle school endorsement in Communication Arts and Literature, Social Studies, or Science or in elementary education with an endorsement in Preprimary. The program is planned to meet Minnesota’s requirements for the Elementary Education license (K-6) plus the selected minor in either Middle School or Preprimary.

Program Requirements

I. Christian Studies - 30 Credits

II. General Education - 38 Credits

B. Middle School Social Studies Minor - 19 Credits

C. Middle School Science Minor - 18-19 Credits

Total - 128-131 Credits

1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC. EDU 240X - Adolescent Literature  counts as Humanities Elective for students with Middle School Minors.

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

3 Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.

4 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328  and COM 446  also qualify as fine arts electives. (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 Christian Service unit.

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 with Pre-Primary Minor

Freshman Year

Fall Semester - 16 Credits

Spring Semester - 18 Credits

Take the MTLE: Basic Skills

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 16 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 Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the Elementary Education major.

Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall Semester - 16 Credits


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.