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Elementary Education (K-6), BS

Minimum degree requirement is of credit as follows:
1. Foundations curriculum requirements including those listed below - 42 s.h
(For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see )
  • ANTH 1000 - Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANTH 2005 - Environmental Anthropology
  • ANTH 2010 - Societies Around the World
  • ETHN 2002 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies: Social Science
  • SOCI 2110 - Introduction to Sociology
  • POLS 1010 - National Government
  • ART 3850 - Art in the Elementary School
  • ENGL 1100 - Foundations of College Writing
  • ENGL 1200 - Composition
  • EXSS 1000 - Lifetime Physical Activity and Fitness Laboratory
  • GEOG 1000 - People, Places, and Environments
  • GEOG 2100 - World Geography: Developed Regions
  • GEOG 2110 - World Geography: Less Developed Regions
  • HIST 1050 - American History to 1877
  • HIST 1051 - American History Since 1877
  • HIST 3100 - North Carolina History
  • HIST 3110 - History of African-Americans
  • HIST 1030 - World Civilizations to 1500
  • HIST 1031 - World Civilizations Since 1500
  • HIST 3611 - History of East Asia Since 1600
  • HIST 3711 - Introduction to Latin-American History: Since 1808
  • HIST 3810 - History of Africa
  • HLTH 1000 - Health in Modern Society
  • MATH 1065 - College Algebra
  • MATH 2127 - Basic Concepts of Mathematics
  • MUSC 3018 - Introduction to Basic Music Skills for Elementary School Teachers
  • PSYC 1000 - Introductory Psychology
2. Professional studies - 25 s.h.
  • EDTC 4001 - Technology in Education
  • EDUC 3002 - Introduction to Diversity
  • EDUC 3200 - Foundations of American Education
  • EDUC 4400 - Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment
  • PSYC 4305 - Educational Psychology
  • ELEM 2123 - Early Experience for the Prospective Teacher
  • ELEM 4324 - Internship in the Elementary School
  • ELEM 4325 - Internship Seminar: Issues in Elementary Education
  • READ 3301 - Reading Instruction in the Primary Grades
  • SPED 4020 - Teaching Students with Exceptionalities in Elementary Classrooms
3. Academic concentration - 18 s.h.
(See . A maximum of 6 s.h. may be counted in foundations curriculum requirements.)
    4. Specialty area - 43 s.h.
    • ELEM 3000 - Curriculum and Standards in Elementary School
    • ELEM 3100 - Learning and Instruction in Elementary School
    • ELEM 3200 - Language Arts in Elementary School
    • ELEM 3300 - K-2 Practicum
    • ELEM 3500 - Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School
    • ELEM 3600 - Grades 3-5 Practicum
    • ELEM 4300 - Classroom Organization and Management in Elementary School
    • ELEM 4500 - Practicum in Classroom Organization and Management
    • EXSS 3545 - Practices and Procedures in Physical Education for Elementary Schools
    • HLTH 3244 - Practices and Procedures in Health for Elementary School
    • MATE 3050 - Mathematics and Methods for Grades Pre-K-2
    • MATE 3051 - Field Experience in Mathematics Grades K-2
    • MATE 3060 - Mathematics and Methods for Grades 3-6
    • READ 3302 - Reading Instruction in the Intermediate Grades
    • SCIE 3216 - Teaching Science in the Elementary School
    5. Cognate - 3 s.h.
    • ENGL 4950 - Literature for Children
    • LIBS 4950 - Literature for Children
    6. Elective - 3 s.h.