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Elementary Ed Suggested Four-Year Academic Plan

132 credit hours are required for Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. The Elementary Education Program prepares candidates to teach in grades 1 through 6. Detailed information about Elementary Education can be found in the academic catalog. Students should use Academic Planning on the mySXU portal to schedule courses and track degree progress.

Suggested four-year academic plan for the major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
EDU 103: Professional Educators Seminar I 0
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
FYS 175: First Year Seminar (Religious Studies) 3
POLSC 101: Intro to U.S. Government 3
Semester 2 Credit Hours
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
MATH 112: College Algebra 3
GE Global Studies 3
HIST 102: World History Since 1500 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
MATH 121: Math for Teachers I 3
SOCSC 101: World Geography 3
BIOL 101: Principles and Methods of Biology 3
HIST 190: Economic Development in the U.S. History  
Semester 4 Credit Hours
EDU 200: The Profession of Teaching 3
EDUL 200: Education Orientation 0
EDU 205: Child Growth and Development 3
EDU 209: Literature for Children and Adolescents 3
EDU 211: Sophomore II Field Experience Block 1
EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities 3
EDU 364: Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language 3
MATH 122: Math for Teachers II 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
EDUL 221: Junior I Field Experience Block 1
EDU 318: Foundations an Methods of Literacy and Language Arts 3
EDUL 221: Junior I Field Experience Block 1
PHSCI 201:  Physical Science for Teachers 4
GE Fine Arts Elective 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
EDU 110: Introduction to Educational Technology 2
EDU 242: Using Student Achievement Data to Support Industrial Decision Making 3
EDU 243: Principles and Methods of Teaching Science, Health, and PE in the Elementary School 2
EDU 244: Principles and Methods of Teaching Social Science and Arts in the Elementary School 2
EDU 282: Reading Informational Text in the Content Areas 3
EDUL 231: Junior II Field Experience Block 1
EDU 381: Earth and Space Science for Teachers 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
EDU 343: Assessment and Diagnosis of Reading Problems 3
EDU 388: Application of Reading Strategies for Diverse Learners 2
EDU 336: Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom 3
EDU 395: Literacy Practicum 4
Semester 8 Credit Hours
EDU 394: Student Teaching Seminar  3
EDU 350: Student Teaching  Elementary 9