Major in K-6 Elementary Education (B.A.)
EDU200Introduction to Education3
EDU201Introduction to Education Field Experience1
Block 1- Courses in this sequence are taken as a block in the same semester:10
Education Psychology and Pedagogy
Language and Literacy Development for Young Learners (K-3)
Primary Grade Practicum
Education Technology
Kindergarten Education
EDU317GZEducational Equity 13
EDU363Health Curriculum and Methods1
EDU365Physical Education Curriculum and Methods1
EDU366AVisual Arts Curriculum and Methods 11
EDU368AMusic Curriculum and Methods 11
Block 2- Courses in this sequence are taken as a block in the same semester:18
Math Curriculum and Methods
Science Curriculum and Methods
Educational Psychology
Reading/Language Arts Curriculum and Methods
Social Studies Curriculum and Methods: Planning
Integrating Technology in the Content Areas
Intermediate Grade Practicum
EDU490Student Teaching Block 314
MAT201MMathematics for Elementary Education 1 13
MAT202Mathematics for Elementary Education 23
NAS101DScience Concepts -Life Science 22
NAS102DScience Concepts - Earth/Space Science 22
NAS103DScience Concepts -Chemistry 22
NAS104DScience Concepts - Physics 22
Major67
General Education51-52
Electives4-5
Total Credits122-124
1

This course meets a General Education requirement. 

2

In order to meet the General Education Lab Science (D) requirement, students must take two NAS courses.

3

 In order to meet requirements for endorsements and duel-majors this number is subject to change. Students should consult with their advisor. 

Middle Level Endorsements

Elementary Education majors and students with K-12 or 5-12 licensure may choose one or more of the Middle Level Endorsements as an addition to the primary license. Education majors seeking a Middle Level Endorsement must complete all requirements for the Elementary Education K-6 major plus courses in the chosen middle level endorsement as noted below:

Communication Arts and Literature

COM110NBasic Communication 13
EDU220Introduction to Middle Level Education3
EDU320Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1
EDU321Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1
EDU407Middle Level Education Practicum in English1
EDU408Methods of Teaching 5-12 English3
EDU491Student Teaching in Middle Level3
ENL200Juvenile Literature3
Choose From:3-4
Prose Studio 1
Travel Writing
Choose From:4
Survey of British Literature I
Survey of British Literature II
American Literary Traditions
Literature on Location: Major British Authors
Choose From:3-4
Great Writers: An Introduction to Literature
World Literature
Drama in Great Britain
Total Credits28-30

Note: An error in the print catalog has been corrected as of 8.30.16. Please refer to the online version for your plans of study

Mathematics

EDU220Introduction to Middle Level Education3
EDU320Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1
EDU321Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1
EDU411Mathematics Education Practicum in grades 5-8 or 5-121
EDU412Methods in Teaching 5-12 Mathematics3
EDU491Student Teaching in Middle Level3
MAT124MCalculus 1 14
MAT125Calculus 24
MAT201MMathematics for Elementary Education 1 13
MAT202Mathematics for Elementary Education 23
MAT241Discrete Mathematics3
MAT351Modern Geometry3
MAT207MStatistical Analysis 1, 23
Total Credits35

Science

EDU220Introduction to Middle Level Education3
EDU320Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1
EDU321Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1
EDU420Methods in Teaching Secondary Science3
EDU429Science Education Practicum in grades 5-8 or 5-121
EDU491Student Teaching in Middle Level3
BIO118
118D
General Biology
and General Biology Lab 1
4
CHE101
101D
Introduction to Chemistry
and Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1
4
GEL168
168D
Geology
and Geology Lab 1, 3
4
NAS101DScience Concepts -Life Science 12
NAS103DScience Concepts -Chemistry 12
NAS104DScience Concepts - Physics 12
PHY102
102D
Concepts in Physics
and Concepts in Physics Lab 1
4
PHY112
112D
Introduction to Astronomy
and Introduction to Astronomy Lab 1, 3
4
Total Credits38

Social Studies

ECO201Principles of Economics4
EDU220Introduction to Middle Level Education3
EDU320Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1
EDU321Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1
EDU419Middle Level Seminar and Practicum in Social Studies 5-82
EDU491Student Teaching in Middle Level3
GEO120Introduction to Geography3
GEO/HIS 320KHistory and the Human Environment 13
HIS200LAmerican Civilization 13
POS100American Politics and Government3
SOC101Introduction to Sociology3
Total Credits29

World Languages and Cultures—Spanish

EDU220Introduction to Middle Level Education3
EDU320Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1
EDU321Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1
EDU426Methods in Teaching K-12 World Languages and Cultures3
EDU427Middle Level Education Practicum in World Languages and Cultures1
EDU491Student Teaching in Middle Level3
SPA201Intermediate Spanish I3-4
or SPA203 Intensive Intermediate Spanish I in Guatemala
SPA202UZIntermediate Spanish II 14
or SPA204 Intensive Intermediate Spanish II in Guatemala
Select one of the following:3-4
Ibero-American History
Ibero-American History in Guatemala
Ibero-American History in Spain
Select one of the following:4
Hispanic Cultures 1
Hispanic Cultures: Guatemalan Perspectives 1
Historic Spain and its Cultures 1
SPA300Introduction to Hispanic Literature3-4
or SPA305 Readings from Latin America and Spain
One elective from 200 level or above Spanish courses3-4
One elective from 300 level or above in Spanish courses3-4
Total Credits35-40
1

A student may also choose to use this course to meet a General Education requirement.

2

Due to Minnesota teacher licensure requirements, PSY230M may not be substituted for this statistics course.

3

PHY112/PHY112D and GEL168/GEL168D replace NAS102D in the K-6 Elementary Education core for students in science endorsement only, which will decrease the total credits by 2. 

4

Students seeking licensure in the state of Minnesota with an endorsement or major in a world language who are not native speakers of that language are required to demonstrate Intermediate-High level speaking proficiency as defined by the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and tested via the state-required content exam. To achieve this level of proficiency, all students seeking a license or endorsement in a world language are expected to have an extended immersion experience in a country where their language of study is the primary language. Native speakers of Spanish are required to demonstrate advanced level proficiency in English and their native language.