The Elementary Education major is designed to provide qualified candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to enter elementary school teaching. Candidates who successfully complete the major are eligible to receive an Illinois Professional Educator License (grades 1-6) in Illinois.

Additional Licensure Requirements

Candidates must pass the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency, the appropriate edTPA, and all appropriate licensure tests in order to complete their program. Candidates are required to comply with all state licensure requirements that are in place at the time of application for licensure. Consult specific requirements listed in the Division of Education.

Major Courses
ED 101Introduction to Teaching2
ED 103Professional Skills for Teachers1
ED 240Foundations of Education2
ED 260XEducational Psychology/Human Development3
ED 309Foundations of Teaching English as a Second Language3
ED 310General Teaching Methods2
ED 311General Teaching Methods Pre-Clinical Experience1
ED 312Literacy Methods for Emerging Readers3
ED 322Literacy Methods for Upper Elementary Grades3
ED 330Introduction to Special Education3
ED 342Methods of Teaching Science, Health, and Social Science 13
ED 345Methods of Teaching Mathematics3
ED 349Integrating the Arts in Instruction1
ED 350Integrated Pre-Clinical Experience2
ED 380Diversity in Education1
ED 381Diversity Pre-clinical Experience1
ED 401Clinical Practice in the Elementary School12
ED 421Classroom Management1
ED 422Advanced Seminar in Education2
ED 430Educational Research and Assessment2
Required Supporting Courses
GEO 100World Geography3
MA 120College Algebra and Trigonometry4
HI 121United States History I3
or HI 122 United States History II
Total Hours61

All candidates must pass a competency test in Illinois history or meet the competency requirement through transfer of an appropriate course prior to taking ED 342.