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Elementary Education (1-6) Initial Teacher Licensure

Program Overview

Students within the elementary education concentration may pursue initial teacher licensure (grades 1-6) by completing an elementary education major and a second major in interdisciplinary studies (IDIS). In this concentration, students will learn the theory, research, and pedagogy necessary to teach elementary school students through the elementary education major and will develop interdisciplinary studies content knowledge through the IDIS major.

Throughout the program of study, students will complete several field-based experiences in elementary school settings, which will be supervised by university mentor teachers and/or university faculty supervisors. These field-based experiences will provide students with opportunities to observe and participate in elementary school instruction that incorporates what students are learning in their educational pedagogy classes as well as what they are learning in their IDIS content courses. Students will complete a formal practicum for their elementary education major as required for initial teacher licensure. This program meets the standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Students in this concentration will fulfill the requirements of the elementary education major for students pursuing initial teacher licensure and the core requirements of the IDIS major that are specific for education majors. The requirements for this program are as follows:

Requirements and Curriculum

Initial Teacher Licensure (1-6)
Four-year Plan of Study

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