Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science - Elementary/K-6 Education

Elementary education and teaching programs prepare people to teach grades one through six.

Students learn to teach all subject areas to young children. They learn to plan lessons and projects designed to motivate and challenge students. They also learn to counsel students and work with families.

Elementary/K-8 Education Admission requirements:

  1. Completion of ED 200 with grade of "C" (not "C-") or higher.
  2. Overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  3. Grade of "C" (not "C-") or higher in all completed courses required for the major.
  4. Completion of major program application form with adviser's signature.

ED 200 is a prerequisite for all other elementary education courses. The elementary education major is designed to develop teachers who:

  1. Collaborate with other teachers, administrators, families and children in creating an educational community within a school setting.
  2. Enrich and integrate the curriculum through the application of their knowledge in the various disciplines related to programs in elementary schools;
  3. Implement an understanding of child growth and development characteristics and sensitivity to the needs of students into their classroom teaching responsibilities;
  4. Apply knowledge of various theories and philosophies of teaching and learning to developing a teaching style, to making curriculum choices and changes, and to choosing appropriate employment opportunities;
  5. Assess and apply present educational practices and programs in the context of various learning theories, philosophies and needs specific to the community; and
  6. Assess and apply a variety of classroom materials and methodologies related to current educational concerns in the context of various learning theories, philosophies and needs specific to the community.

St. Cloud State University Bulletin

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