All students seeking an endorsement in Elementary Education grades Kindergarten to Eighth Grade – must complete the following Option in Elementary Education.

Contact Information

School of Education

Office of Admissions
1-800-742-4412 option 1
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Learning Outcomes

  1. Content Area Studies–Teacher education candidates develop content area expertise teacher candidates will have a broad knowledge in the field or subject in which they choose to specialize.
  2. Pedagogical Studies–Teacher education candidates develop pedagogical content knowledge, teacher candidates will demonstrate a repertoire of methods that make content knowledge easily understood and relevant by a variety of learners
  3. Professional Disposition & Integrity—Teacher education candidates develop professional dispositions, character, skills and traits appropriate for the teaching profession. The candidates demonstrate professionalism, dependability, social maturity, a cooperative attitude, enthusiasm, initiative, and confidentiality, especially as it relates to student information.  
  4. Professional Development—Teacher education candidates recognize what is involved in being a lifelong educator, establish their own professional identities, and effectively collaborate within the learning community.

Program Faculty

Dr. Gina Bittner
Associate Professor
TJM 105
Dr. Anthony Citrin
TJM 208
Dr. Kelly Kingsley
Assistant Professor
TJM 214
Dr. Darolyn Seay
Assistant Professor
TJM 206

Core Classes:

EDUC 208 Teacher Education Principles & Practicum
EDUC 209 Teacher Education Orientation
EDUC 255 Differentiated Instruction for the Diverse Learner
EDUC 300 Managing the Learning Environment for Effective Teaching*
EDUC 315 Educational Technology*
EDUC 317 Assessment for Student Learning*
EDUC 400 Professional and Collaborative Practices*
EDUC 410 Elementary Student Teaching*
EDUC 420 Student Teaching Seminar*
SPED 200 Introduction to Special Education

General Studies Requirements:

PSYC 250 Human Growth & Development

Requirements for Elementary Education Option:

ART 308 Art Exploration
EDUC 290 Selecting & Evaluating Literature for Elementary Curriculum
EDUC 301 Practicum – Social Studies & Language Arts*
EDUC 302 Practicum – Math & Science*
EDUC 325 Teaching Language Arts in Elementary/Middle School*
EDUC 326 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary/Middle School*
EDUC 327 Teaching Math in Elementary/Middle School*
EDUC 328 Teaching Science in Elementary/Middle School*
EDUC 334 Teaching Reading in Elementary School*
EDUC 403 Diagnostic and Remedial Reading*
EDUC 405 Diagnostic and Remedial Math*
EDUC 430 Integrated Curriculum for the Elementary Environment*
EDUC 438 Professional Collaboration with Parents & Families*
MUSC 251 Elementary Music Methods
HPER 313 Physical Education & Health for Elementary/Middle School
HPER 322 Coordinated School & Community Health

In addition to the above requirements, Elementary Education majors must meet the following content area requirements:
6 credit hours in Communication Courses (speech, composition or literature)
6 credit hours in Mathematics Courses
6 credit hours in Natural Science Courses (one biology and one physical science)
6 credit hours in Social Science Courses (American History required)
One Fine Arts Course (Art, Music or Theatre)

*Indicates restricted courses

Professional Organizations:

PSEA – Peru Student Education Association
KDP – Kappa Delta Pi