Why Major in Elementary Education?

The School of Education offers an exemplary program in elementary education designed to provide a balanced blend of theory and practice. Throughout the elementary education degree program college students will complete at least 570 hours in a variety of hands-on elementary teaching and field-based experiences in the K-8 classroom.

The Elementary Education program features class sizes of 20-25 students this guarantee that all elementary education students receive the attention they deserve. A background in state-of-the-art educational technology prepares students majoring in the elementary education program the ability to integrate computer technology into their elementary educational instruction.

Advance Your Career with an Elementary Education Degree

The elementary education program requires the completion of two elementary education minors or one elementary education teaching major in addition to a planned program minor, giving elementary education students a broad academic base in language arts, math, social studies and science. Students of the elementary education degree program, also receive an excellent foundation in physical education and the fine arts. The elementary education degree professional education courses include field-based experiences supervised by instructional teams comprised of teacher educators, professors from the content area disciplines, and expert K-8 teachers.

Elementary Education College Graduates Get Great Jobs

Every Elementary Education student will graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to begin an elementary teaching career.

Elementary Education Bachelor's Degree Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to teacher education programs must have taken the ACT exam and have a 2.00 overall GPA. Students transferring into the Elementary Education program with completed majors or minors must have the appropriate GPA as established by each department. As required by the State of Michigan to receive Elementary Education teacher certification, all Elementary Education teacher candidates must: (1) pass the Michigan Basic Skills Test, (2) pass the pedagogy tests in their subject area majors and minors, and (3) have a 2.50 minimum GPA to receive teacher certification in Michigan. These state requirements are in addition to the FSU graduation requirements of the elementary education degree program.

College Degree Elementary Education Graduation Requirements

Students interested in pursuing Elementary Education certification will complete approximately 47 credit hours in the professional elementary education sequence, 20-37 credit hours in the planned program, and approximately 48 credit hours in two academic minors of choice. Consult elementary education program description for other elementary education graduation requirements.

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