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  Sep 22, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Elementary Education Major


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(85 credits minimum)

The student who desires to be an elementary teacher must remain in good standing in the Teacher Education Program and complete the program outlined below which will satisfy requirements for the bachelor of science degree or the bachelor of arts degree, provided the foreign language requirement is fulfilled. Satisfactory completion of the program will also make the individual eligible for the Standard Instructional License in the state of Indiana provided that the individual satisfies the test requirements. Upon completion of this degree, the holder can be licensed in the elementary, primary, and intermediate school setting.

Experiential Learning

The Elementary Education major at Indiana State University is highly experiential with opportunities for students to engage with teachers and students in the classroom throughout the major.  The culminating experience for Elementary Education is a full-semester of student teaching.

Required Subject Matter (26 credits minimum):


A grade of C or better is required in each course as well as a minimum grade point average of 2.5. An approved Fine Arts class (ART 151 or ARTE 390) 3-4 credits. An approved History class (HIST 113) restricted to Elementary Education majors.

Professional Education Component (59 credits minimum):


The professional education component in elementary education consists of a sequential pattern of course work integrated into phases. Each subsequent phase has the previous phase as a prerequisite. Prior to enrolling in Phase II, the student must have been admitted to Becoming a Complete Professional I. Early and continuous experiences with children in school settings are included throughout the professional education component and are an integral part of the professional courses. These practicum experiences are required to successfully complete each professional course, but do not carry course credit. A grade of C or better is required in each course as well as a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

Electives and Courses for Additional License Area (6 credits minimum):


A grade of C or better is required in each course as well as a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

  • Special Education
  • Reading
  • Early Childhood
  • English as a New Language
  • Middle School Math
  • Other approved licensed area

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