Students may seek teacher certification at the elementary level with the comprehensive elementary major and early childhood minor to earn an elementary teaching certificate with the Early Childhood General and Special Education Endorsement (ZS).  The comprehensive elementary education major, together with the Early Childhood minor, will prepare students to teach children from birth through fifth grade.

Requirements for the BS in Elementary Education with the Early Childhood Endorsement
General Education Core (some major courses may satisfy gen ed req) 31
Comprehensive Elementary Education Major 54
EDU 2262 Classroom Technology 2
EDU 2303 Fine Arts for the Elementary Teacher 3
EDU 3313 Social Studies Foundations 3
EDU 3243 Teaching Exceptional Students 3
ECS 3243 Math and Science for Young Children 3
ECS 3433 Creative Arts for Young Children 3
ECS 3523 Curriculum & Content Areas in Early Childhood Program 3
ECS 4443 Emerging Language and Literacy 3
MAT 2213 Math for Elementary Teachers I 3
MAT 2223 Math for Elementary Teachers II 3
NSC 2314 Science Foundations I 4
NSC 2324 Science Foundations II 4
PED 2113 Health and PE for Elem Classroom Teacher 3
RDG 3313 Children’s Literature 3
RDG 4304 Reading and Language Arts 4
RDG 4314 Content Reading and Assessment 4
PSY 3203 Child Development 3
Early Childhood Education Minor 21
ECS 2213 Introduction to the Early Childhood Profession 3
ECS 3323 Assessment of the Young Child 3
ECS 3513 Constructive Education to Create Developmentally Appropriate Learning Environments 3
ECS 4303 Family Education and Advocacy 3
ECS 4613 Special Needs Children and Families 3
ECS 4623 Identifying and Serving the “At-Risk” Child 3
ECS 4653 Leadership Issues in Early Childhood 3
Professional Studies 34
TOTAL FOR COMPREHENSIVE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJOR WITH EARLY CHILDHOOD GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT 140