In elementary education each candidate is trained to teach in diverse educational settings. The future teacher’s preparation includes a knowledge base in professional development as well as a comprehensive knowledge base in the curriculum areas taught in the elementary schools. Each educator is trained to be a reflective and self-evaluative teacher. Classroom organization, planning, and management skills are incorporated throughout the professional and specialized curriculum. Leadership skills in the field of education are encouraged. The core of the program includes current educational strategies in effective teaching techniques and technology.

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
124 hours

Fall Freshman - 16 Hours

16 hours General Ed/University Requirements

Spring Freshman - 16 Hours

16 hours General Ed./University Requirements

Fall Sophomore - 16 Hours

16 hours General Ed/University Requirements

Spring Sophomore - 16 Hours

EDUC 2001 Introduction to Teaching
EDUC 3103 Human Development
12 hours General Ed/University Requirements

Fall Junior - 16 Hours

ELED 3403 Foundations of Reading
ELED 3804 Inquiry Science and Math
EDUC 3113 Psychology and Assessment
EDUC 3213 Students with Exceptionalities
4 hours General Ed/University Requirements

Spring Junior - 16 Hours

ELED 3413 Reading Assessment and Instruction
ELED 4003 Intermediate Math Methods
ELED 4702 Children’s Literature
ELED 4143 Creative Arts and Activities
6 hours General Ed/University Requirements

Fall Senior - 16 Hours

ELED 3704 Lang. Arts & Social Studies
EDUC 4023 English Language Learners
ELED 4613 Elementary Curriculum Methods
6 hours General Ed/University Requirements

Spring Senior - 12 Hours

Student Teaching Semester

ELED 4639 Student Teaching
EDUC 4673 Student Teaching Seminar

Important Steps in Your Teacher Education Program

1. By Second Semester of Sophomore Year
Take EDUC 2001: Introduction to Teaching
Portfolio Initial Review (This is a part of the course.)
Take OGET (Oklahoma General Education Test) during this semester or in the summer

2. During the First Semester of Junior Year
Apply for Admission to Teacher Education Program
Present Your Portfolio at Interview for Admission

3. During the Semester before Student Teaching (First Semester of Senior Year)
Complete Portfolio Mid-Program Review
Apply for Student Teaching
Take the OSAT (Oklahoma Subject Area Test)

4. During Your Student Teaching Semester (Last Semester of Senior Year)
Portfolio Final Review
Take OPTE (Oklahoma Professional Teachers Exam)