Oct 17, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Elementary Education Major, B.A.


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The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Elementary Education features best practices denoted in current literature on teacher education as facilitating development of highly effective elementary teachers.  The program's clinical foundation provides teacher candidates authentic opportunities to learn and apply best practices while collaborating with some of the most effective teachers and schools in the Denver Metropolitan area.  Students completing the Elementary Education Major complete coursework and participate in supervised clinical experiences, including two residencies in the same school that support development of the knowledge, understandings, and competencies required of successful elementary teachers in widely diverse classrooms. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education is an extended major with increasingly rigorous courses that build upon foundational general studies and introductory education courses for all Elementary Education majors.  Teacher candidates graduate with appropriate preparation for initial licensure in Elementary Education in Colorado.  In addition, each student selects from a concentration to specialize their knowledge and skills to meet specific needs of elementary schools. Please visit the School of Education (SOE) website for information on admission to this program. 

Program Requirements

All candidates for a BA in Elementary Education must satisfy General Studies, Multicultural, Global Diversity, and all Elementary Education program requirements. A grade of "C-" or better is required for each course in the program to count toward the Bachelor's degree.

Please note: The majority of field experience hours and all clinical experience hours occur during the elementary school day in university-designated classrooms supervised by licensed teachers.

Required General Studies


Written Communication (6 credits)

  • Students must complete 6 credits of Written Communication General Studies coursework.

Oral Communication (3 credits)

  • Students must completed 3 credits of Oral Communication General Studies coursework

Quantitative Literacy (3 credits)

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

  • Students must complete 6 credits of Arts and Humanities General Studies coursework.

We recommend the following courses for this category:

Historical (3 credits)

  • Students must complete 3 credits of Historical General Studies coursework.

We recommend the following courses for this category:

Or

Natural and Physical Sciences (6 credits)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

  • Students must complete 6 credits of Social and Behavioral Sciences General Studies coursework.

We recommend the following courses for this category:

Note: GEG 1000 also satisfies University Global Diversity course requirement.

 

Total General Studies Credit Hours: 33

Core Courses Required for the Major


Concentration Choices (15 credits)


Students must select one of the concentrations listed below.

Applied Developmental Psychology Concentration


Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Concentration


Disciplinary Knowledge Concentration


Mathematics Concentration


Summary of Requirements


General Studies Requirements 33 credits
Core Courses Required for Major 75 credits
Area of Concentration 15 credits
Degree Program Total 123 credits

 

Program Revised June 25, 2021

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