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Crown College 2022-2023 Catalog 
Crown College 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education Major, Middle School Social Studies Minor (B.S.)



This major is offered through the School of Arts & Sciences. The Elementary Education major with a Middle School Social Studies minor is designed to prepare students for a public and private teaching career in grades K-6 with an endorsement in grades 5-8. The program is structured to meet the Minnesota Board of Teaching Elementary Education and Endorsement licensure requirements. 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

  • Communication Elective 3 Credits (Choose from: COM 133 , COM 140  or COM 252 )
  • 3 Credits
  • History Elective 3 Credits
  • Math or Science Elective 3-4 Credits
  • Communication, Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science Electives 17-18 Credits2,3*

III. Elementary Education Major - 70-71 Credits

All major core classes and education core classes as well as general education English and math classes require a minimum passing grade of a C.

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

C. Middle School Science Minor - 19 Credits

Students who take a 3 credit science elective may need to take an extra credit of general elective courses to reach the institutional minimum of 125 credits for a baccalaureate degree.

F. Elementary Education K-6 Only - 19 Credits

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

Total - 125-126 Credits

A minimum of 36 credits must be at the upper (300-400) level for a bachelor degree.

* 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 electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

1 Interdisciplinary courses in the major core that are cross listed as BIB or THE will fulfill this requirement. Choose Christian Ministry electives from CHM 300 , CHM 301  or CHM 326 .

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

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

4 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.)

5 Students who scored high enough on the ACT to petition to waive EDU 209  (consult the teacher education department for more information), may need to take an extra credit of general elective courses to reach the institutional minimum of 125 credits for a baccalaureate degree.

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 Middle School Social Studies Minor

Freshman Year

Fall Semester - 15 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits

Take the MTLE: Basic Skills

Sophomore Year

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 is required for departmental admission in the Elementary Education major.

Junior Year

Spring Semester - 17 Credits

Apply for admission to Student Teaching

Senior Year


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