Elementary Education

Elementary Education 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 3
POLSC 101: Intro to U.S. Government 3
GE Fine Arts or Literature 3
Semester 2 Credit Hours
EDU 104: Professional Educators Seminar II 0
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
MATH 112: College Algebra 3
GE Arts/Humanities 3
GE Diversity 3
HIST 102: World History Since 1500 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
EDU 105: Professional Educators Seminar III 0
EDU 110: Intro to Educational Technology 2
EDU 209: Literature for Children and Adolescents 3
MATH 121: Math for Teachers I 3
GE Global Studies 3
SOCSC 101: World Geography 3
BIOL 101: Principles and Methods of Biology 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
EDU 206: Elementary Mentoring/edTPA Seminar I -- Online 2
EDU 205: Child Growth and Development 3
EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities 3
EDU 282: Reading Information Text 3
EDU 364: Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDU 211: Sophomore II Field Experience Block 1
MATH 122: Math for Teachers II 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
EDU 207: Elementary Mentoring/edTPA Seminar II -- Online 2
EDU 200: Intro to the Profession of Teaching 3
EDUL 200: Education Orientation 0
EDU 339: Managing Elementary Classrooms 2
EDU 318: Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School 3
EDUL 221: Junior I Field Experience Block 1
PHSCI 201: Physical Science for Teachers 4
HIST 190: Economic Development in U.S. History 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
EDU 208: Elementary Mentoring/edTPA Seminar III -- Online 2
EDU 243: Method Science Health and PE 2
EDU 244: Method Social Science and Arts 2
EDU 383: Supporting Struggling 3
EDU 242: Using Student Data to Support Industrial Decision Making 3
EDUL 242: Using Student Data to Support Industrial Decision Making Lab 0
EDU 284: Teaching Writing Across Curriculum 2
EDUL 231: Junior II Field Experience Block 1
PHSCI 202: Earth and Space Science for Educators 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
EDU 385: Developing Proficient Readers 3
EDU 343: Diagnostic Teaching and Assessment of Reading in Elementary School 3
EDU 336: Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School 3
EDUP 395: Literacy Practicum 2
EDUP 389: Math Practicum I 1
EDU 322: Student Teaching I 3
EDU 392: Student Teaching Seminar I 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
EDU 394: Student Teaching Seminar II 3
EDU 350: Student Teaching II 9