Elementary Education K-8, B.A.

The Elementary Education (K-8) major prepares students to teach subject matter at the elementary level (K-8).  Understanding child cognitive and affective development is emphasized, as well as, the individual academic disciplines of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

For specific Student Learning Outcomes see Education 

I. Major and Professional Education Program Requirements

Required classes:

ED102Foundations of Education (WI)

3

ED103Instructional Media & Technology

3

ED228Children's Literature

3

ED229Educational Psychology

3

ED245Diversity Field Experience

1

ED305Classroom Management

2

ED312Elementary Science and Social Studies

4

ED314Physical Education-Elementary School

3

ED321Arts Integration in Elementary School

3

ED323Teaching the Communication Arts I

2

ED324Diagnostic-Based Interventions

3

ED325Teaching Communication Arts II

3

ED405Education Seminar

2

ED410Student Teaching

12

ED412Measurement and Assessment in Teaching

3

SPED200Introduction to Exceptional Children

3

SPED206Collab & Conf Tech Spec Ed

3

II. Other Program Requirements

Required classes:

AN218/SO218Intro to Native American Studies (ND)

3

MA201Mathematics for Elementary Education I

3

MA202Mathematics for Elementary Education II

3

MA301Teaching Math Content & Methds Mdl Grade

3

 

PSY227Child & Adolescent Psychology

3

or

PSY203Developmental Psychology

3

 

HI121US History I (ND)

3

or

HI122US History II

3

or

HI224History of the American West

3

or

HI231Montana and the West

3

One semester of earth science* with required lab:

AS102/PHYS104Astronomy

3

or

ES111Earth Science

4

or

ES124Climate and Environment

3

ES134Climate and Environment Laboratory

1

One semester of life science* with required lab:

BI122Foundations of Organismal Biology

3

and

BI132Physiology and Ecology Lab

1

or

BI101Life Science

4

or

BI102Human Biology

4

One semester of physical science* with required lab:

AS102/PHYS104Astronomy

3

or

CH111Essentials of Chemistry: General

3

or

PHYS155Robotics and Experimental Physics

3

or

PHYS201Physics I:Mechanics, Wave Motion Sound

4

*Note: lab science courses may only count in one category (for example, if Astronomy is taken for earth science, it may not also count for physical science).

Notes:

  1. All degree students should review requirements for graduation as described in this catalog.
  2. Courses in economics, anthropology, and American national government are highly recommended.
  3. All elementary education students must meet the following requirements: 1) earn a grade of “C-” or better in all Major and Professional Education Requirements and Other Program Requirements, 2) earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average; 3) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Major Program Requirements and in Professional Program Requirements; and 4) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Other Program Requirements.

III. Acceptance Into Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching

Students pursuing a major in any Teacher Education Program must be accepted to the program.  See Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program for specific details. 

In order for students to student teach, they must submit an application.  See Admission to Student Teaching for specific details.