Major in K-6 Elementary Education with Preprimary Endorsement (B.A.)
EDU292Foundations of Early Childhood Education3
EDU293Foundations of Early Childhood Field Experience1
EDU306Curriculum in Early Childhood Education3
EDU307Curriculum in Early Childhood Education Field Experience1
EDU340Parent Child and Family Relationships3
EDU342Observation, Assessment, Adaptation, and Referral in Early Childhood4
EDU344Health, Nutrition, and Safety with Young Children2
EDU489Student Teaching in Preprimary3
All required courses for Major in K-6 elementary Educaiton68
Major88
General Education49-50
Total Credits137-138
1

Because of possible double counting between General Education and the major, total credits can be reduced to 126-127 credits.

Majors in 5-12 Education

See respective department listings for majors in the following areas:

  • Communication Arts and Literature (English)
  • Health (Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science)
  • Mathematics
  • Science with chemistry, life science, or physics emphasis
  • Social Studies (see listing under Multidisciplinary section)

Majors in K-12 Education

See respective department listings for majors in the following areas:

  • Music: Instrumental or Vocal
  • Physical Education (Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science)
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (see listing under Modern World Languages)
  • Visual Arts
  • World Languages and Cultures: Spanish (see listing under Modern World Languages)

Early Childhood Education Licensure, Birth-Grade 3

The Early Childhood Education license may be obtained by successfully completing the following courses in addition to the major in elementary education with a preprimary endorsement:

EDU350Infant and Toddler Care3
EDU351Infant and Toddler Development and Learning Field Experience1
Total Credits4

B.A. in K-6 Elementary Education with Preprimary Endorsement (Age 3-Grade 6) (2017-2018): Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
NAS101D Science Concepts -Life Science2GES160 Inquiry Seminar3MAT201M Mathematics for Elementary Education 13
NAS102D Science Concepts - Earth/Space Science2 NAS103D Science Concepts -Chemistry2
GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 NAS104D Science Concepts - Physics2
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
Second Language (S) course1 4 GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4
  Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
 15 3 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
EDU292 (fall only) Foundations of Early Childhood Education3EDU200 Introduction to Education3EDU306 (spring only) Curriculum in Early Childhood Education3
EDU293 (fall only) Foundations of Early Childhood Field Experience1EDU201 Introduction to Education Field Experience1EDU307 (spring only) Curriculum in Early Childhood Education Field Experience1
MAT202 Mathematics for Elementary Education 23 EDU340 (spring only) Parent Child and Family Relationships3
THE201 Christian Theology3 EDU344 (spring only) Health, Nutrition, and Safety with Young Children2
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3
 13 4 12
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
EDU342 Observation, Assessment, Adaptation, and Referral in Early Childhood4Interim Off Block 1 (must be taken concurrently)
EDU363 Health Curriculum and Methods1 EDU271 Education Psychology and Pedagogy2
EDU365 Physical Education Curriculum and Methods1 EDU272 Language and Literacy Development for Young Learners (K-3)5
EDU366A Visual Arts Curriculum and Methods1 EDU273 Primary Grade Practicum1
EDU368A Music Curriculum and Methods1 EDU274 Education Technology1
EDU350 Infant and Toddler Care3 EDU275 Kindergarten Education1
EDU351 Infant and Toddler Development and Learning Field Experience1 EDU317GZ Educational Equity3
(NAS300 Applied Concepts in STEM optional)  (NAS400 Applied Research in STEM optional)
World Cultures (U) course2 3  
 15 0 13
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Block 2 (must be taken concurrently) Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3EDU490 Student Teaching Block14
EDU370 Math Curriculum and Methods3 EDU489 Student Teaching in Preprimary3
EDU371 Science Curriculum and Methods3  
EDU372 Educational Psychology3  
EDU373 Reading/Language Arts Curriculum and Methods3  
EDU374 Social Studies Curriculum and Methods: Planning3  
EDU375 Integrating Technology in the Content Areas2  
EDU376 Intermediate Grade Practicum1  
 18 3 17
Total Credits: 128
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

  The Education Department offers interim trips that meet the U requirement - EDU236UZ or EDU204UZ. See Education Abroad Options

The intention of this academic plan is to provide an overall guide. STUDENTS SHOULD LOOK CAREFULLY AT COURSES WITH LIMITED OFFERINGS BEFORE DEVIATING FROM THIS PLAN.

The Early Childhood Education license may be obtained by successfully completing EDU350 Infant and Toddler Care and EDU351 Infant and Toddler Care Field Experience in addition to this major. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in K-6 Elementary Education with Preprimary Endorsement (Age 3-Grade 6) (2016-2017): Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
NAS101D Science Concepts -Life Science2GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4MAT201M Mathematics for Elementary Education 13
NAS102D Science Concepts - Earth/Space Science2 NAS103D Science Concepts -Chemistry2
GES106  NAS104D Science Concepts - Physics2
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
PEA100 1 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
 12 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
EDU292 (fall only) Foundations of Early Childhood Education3EDU200 Introduction to Education3EDU306 (spring only) Curriculum in Early Childhood Education3
EDU293 (fall only) Foundations of Early Childhood Field Experience1EDU201 Introduction to Education Field Experience1EDU307 (spring only) Curriculum in Early Childhood Education Field Experience1
MAT202 Mathematics for Elementary Education 23 EDU340 (spring only) Parent Child and Family Relationships3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 EDU344 (spring only) Health, Nutrition, and Safety with Young Children2
Second Language (S) course1 4 World Cultures (U) course2 3
 15 4 12
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
EDU342 Observation, Assessment, Adaptation, and Referral in Early Childhood4EDU317GZ Educational Equity3Block 1 (must be taken concurrently)
EDU363 Health Curriculum and Methods1 EDU271 Education Psychology and Pedagogy2
EDU365 Physical Education Curriculum and Methods1 EDU272 Language and Literacy Development for Young Learners (K-3)5
EDU366A Visual Arts Curriculum and Methods1 EDU273 Primary Grade Practicum1
EDU368A Music Curriculum and Methods1 EDU274 Education Technology1
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 EDU275 Kindergarten Education1
EDU350 Infant and Toddler Care3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
EDU351 Infant and Toddler Development and Learning Field Experience1 (NAS400 Applied Research in STEM optional)
(NAS300 Applied Concepts in STEM optional)   
 15 3 13
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Block 2 (must be taken concurrently) Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3EDU490 Student Teaching Block14
EDU370 Math Curriculum and Methods3 EDU489 Student Teaching in Preprimary3
EDU371 Science Curriculum and Methods3  
EDU372 Educational Psychology3  
EDU373 Reading/Language Arts Curriculum and Methods3  
EDU374 Social Studies Curriculum and Methods: Planning3  
EDU375 Integrating Technology in the Content Areas2  
EDU376 Intermediate Grade Practicum1  
 18 3 17
Total Credits: 131
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

  The Education Department offers interim trips that meet the U requirement - EDU236UZ or EDU204UZ. See Education Abroad Options

The intention of this academic plan is to provide an overall guide. STUDENTS SHOULD LOOK CAREFULLY AT COURSES WITH LIMITED OFFERINGS BEFORE DEVIATING FROM THIS PLAN.

The Early Childhood Education license may be obtained by successfully completing EDU350 Infant and Toddler Care and EDU351 Infant and Toddler Care Field Experience in addition to this major. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)