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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, BA

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About the Program

Elementary Education reflects what is known about the best practices in teacher education and is aligned with state and national standards for elementary school teacher preparation. Professional courses are grouped together and taken sequentially in 6 semester blocks. Each block has an associated Theory into Practice (TIP) field experience that allows students to apply subject matter knowledge and best practices in school, university, and community settings. The Elementary Education plan of study outlines the required courses to complete the degree for licensure.

For more information about the degree program, visit the COE Office of Advising and Recruiting. For teacher licensure information, visit the Office of Professional Preparation and Licensure.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Elementary Education  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

Program: EDUC-TCH-BA
Code: EDTB
Credit Hours: 128
“B” average and no grade lower than a “C-” in
Professional Education courses - See ** courses below.

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (51-52 credits)

Electives (5-6 credits)

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

Program Requirements

(See your advisor for other options in creating your EDTB Educational Plan of Study.)

15-16 Credits

16 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

17 Credits

Required before BLOCK III: Basic Skills Competency Tests / Alternative

Spring 2nd Year

16 Credits

16 Credits

16 Credits

15-16 Credits

Required before BLOCK VI: Content Tests

16 Credits

Selective Requirement List for ENGL Literature

EDTB - Elementary Education
GECI - General Education: Curriculum & Instruction
GEES - General Education: Educational Studies
SPED - Special Education: Mild Intervention & Elementary Education
SSED - Social Studies Education

Acceptable Course List - English Literature - 3 credits


 *= Satisfies a University Core Requirement

**= Course included in Professional Education GPA (“B” average with no grade lower than a “C-“)

 = Critical Course

Additional Information

Date: ________ Basic Skills Competency Tests/Alternative

Date: ________ Content Tests

Date: ________ GATE A: Admission to Teacher Education Program (TEP)

Date: ________ GATE B: TEP Retention

Criminal History Background Check and Student Self-Disclosure Statement

A current Criminal Background Check must be on file in the Office of Field Experiences (OFE). The Student Self-Disclosure Statement is submitted to OFE at the start of a Foundational course in which you complete a course-related field experience placement, EDCI 20500  or EDPS 23500  or EDPS 26500 . For additional information please visit


128 semester credits required for Bachelor of Arts degree

A 2.80 Graduation GPA and a 3.00 Professional Education GPA are required for Indiana licensure recommendation.

32 credit hours at the 30000 level or above required

(Elementary Education: K-6 / Reading Concentration)

Degree Requirement

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

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Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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