BAED - Elementary Education

General requirements for bachelor's degree: 120 minimum credit hours; major GPA 2.500

Course Title Hours
Other Required Courses 1
CI 270Introduction to the Education Profession 23
CI 345Integrating Learning through the Arts2
Geography with a global perspective. GEOG 125 or GEOG 210 recommended3
MATH 501Elementary Mathematics 3, 45
CI 520Physical Science in the Elementary Classroom 54
BIOL 370Introductory Environmental Science 63
or GEOL 300 Energy, Resources and Environment
Total Credit Hours20

Teacher Education

Candidates must be admitted into Teacher Education to take any of the following teacher education and core courses. A Grade of B- or better is required for all teacher education program courses. All courses must be completed before candidate is eligible to take CI 446 and CI 447.

Course Title Hours
Teacher Education Courses
CI 317Literacy Strategies in the Content Areas (Must be complete before Core IIA)2
CI 519Mathematical Investigations (Must be taken after MATH 501 and before Core IIB; 2.000 or better required)3
CI 324Linguistics for Elementary Teachers (Recommended to complete with CI 402E)3
HPS 425Health, Movement and Physical Activity2
CI 427Philosophy, History and Ethics of Education3
CI 416Classroom Management and Pedagogy2
Total Credit Hours15
Course Title Hours
Teacher Education Core - Must be taken in sequence
Core I: Foundations of Education
CI 311Introduction to Diversity: Field Experience1
CI 320Introduction to Diversity: Exceptionalities2
CI 321Introduction to Diversity: Cultural Issues2
CI 323Technology Seminar in Elementary Education1
Core IIA: Methods and Field Experiences
CESP 433Learning Assessment and Evaluation Theory: Evidence-Based Instruction3
CI 402EISAM: Elementary Teaching Early Literacy K-23
CI 402JISAM: Elementary Social Studies3
CI 411APreteaching Internship: Elementary Core IIA2
Core IIB: Methods and Field Experiences
CI 402IISAM: Teaching Intermediate Literacy 3–62
CI 402MISAM: Elementary Mathematics3
CI 402SISAM: Elementary Science4
CI 411BPreteaching Internship: Elementary Core IIB2
Core III: Teaching Internship
CI 446Student Teaching and Classroom Management Seminar: Elementary2
CI 447Elementary Teaching Internship11
Total Credit Hours41
Course Title Hours
Additional College Requirements - counted as General Education
CESP 334Introduction to Diversity: Human Growth and Development3
HIST 131History of the United States: Colonial to 18653
or HIST 132 History of the United States Since 1865
PSY 111General Psychology3
STAT 370Elementary Statistics3
BIOL 106The Human Organism (Life Sciences course)3-5
or BIOL 210 General Biology I
or BIOL 223 Human Anatomy and Physiology
Approved General Education course in ANTH or SOC3
Total Credit Hours18-20
Course Title Hours
Select 3 credit hours (to complete 120 credit hours)3
Total Credit Hours3

Official Program Transition Point Requirements:

  1. Admission into teacher education - completed application packet and meet all admission to teacher education requirements as specified in College of Applied Studies - Policies.
  2. Admission to teacher internship:
    1. Satisfactory accomplishment of content-area, standard-driven assessments,
    2. B- or better in all professional teacher education courses, with the exception of a 2.000 grade requirement in CI 519,
    3. 2.500 GPA (overall, WSU and content), and
    4. Completed teacher intern application.
  3. Exit from teacher internship:
    1. B- or better in all professional courses,
    2. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU),
    3. Successful completion of all degree requirements,
    4. Final university supervisor evaluation form.
  4. Degree completion:
    1. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU, and
    2. Meets all degree requirements.
  5. Licensure recommendation:
    1. Passes common assessments,
    2. Passing score on Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio,
    3. PLT passed,
    4. Praxis II content test(s) passed, and
    5. Licensure application.

Applied Learning

Students are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from programs in curriculum and instruction. The requirements can be met by the following:

Students who graduate from an undergraduate program must experience at least 600 hours of field experience/internship in various classroom settings throughout their specific program. In addition, all initial licensure students must complete the Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio, which is an action research requirement for licensure.