Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Grades 1-5
Department of Teaching and Learning
College of Education
Overview of the program
Curriculum in Elementary Education 1-5 leading to the degree of
Bachelor of Science develops effectiveness in communication,
leadership, and other skills necessary for teaching in the area of
education. The curriculum requires a solid background of Elementary
Education classes as well as essential content courses in math,
science, and the humanities. A strong emphasis is placed on
relevant field experiences throughout the program. Teacher
candidates are required to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and
dispositions needed to have a positive impact on student
achievement in Grades 1-5.
Number of semester hours in program: 120
Strengths of the program
- The Elementary Education program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
- Course objectives and learner outcomes are aligned with the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching, The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Learned Societies, and Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium.
- The Faculty consists of highly qualified and caring individuals who are dedicated to producing the highest quality teachers.
- Hands-on experience, including 180 hours of field experience prior to student teaching.
Preparing for a job in the program
Requisite skills for Elementary Education 1-5 majors:
- Strong critical and analytical skills
- Strong communication and collaboration skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong behavior management skills
Careers in the program
Elementary school teacher
Starting Salaries after completing the program (estimates only)
Starting salaries for the degree $38,000-$48,000
Campus organizations and activities affiliated with the program
- Kappa Delta Pi
- Phi Delta Kappa
Related fields that might interest you
- Social work
- Educational psychology
- Educational technology
- Administrative supervision
How do I know this is the degree for me?
Common Strengths and interests of students in the program
Qualities necessary to be successful in this field include: patience, perseverance, empathy, flexibility, consistency, and interest in teaching.
Necessary skills include: organizational skills, self management skills, communication skills, and social skills.
On Campus: Cate Teacher Education Center, Room 228