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Teacher Education & Human Performance Department

Elementary Education

Course Descriptions

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (128 cr)

General Education (38 cr)
Requires two lab sciences: one each in Life and Physical Sciences, in addition to the requirement for GEOL 108 Earth and Planetary Science, which is taken in the Elementary Education major. Requires MATH 103 College Algebra or 104 Finite Mathematics, and either GEOG 110 Principles, or GEOG 161 World Regional

Coursework not requiring admission to Teacher Education (29 cr)

Coursework requiring admission to Teacher Education (61 cr)

Refer to Teacher Education Policies and Procedures.

Optional: Concentrations

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (120 cr)

The BSE Program is aligned with the Education Standards and Practices Board of North Dakota grade 1-6 Elementary Education teaching license. Those who wish to teach Kindergarten add the Kindergarten Concentration to become K-6. Those who wish to teach middle school grades 7-8 add the Middle School Concentration and a concentration of 24 credits in the subject areas they wish to teach in grades 7-8.

Refer to pages 127-131 of the catalog for details regarding Teacher Education at Minot State University. These pages explain the admission, retention, and exit requirements of the program.

General Education (38 cr)
(Requires two lab sciences: one each in Life and Physical Sciences, in addition to the requirement for GEOL 108 Earth and Planetary Science, which is taken in the Elementary Education major. Requires MATH 103 College Algebra or MATH 104 or higher and either GEOG 110 Principles, or GEOG 161 World Regional. PSY 111 Intro to Psychology is also required.)

Coursework not requiring admission to Teacher Education (35 cr)

Coursework requiring admission to Teacher Education (42 cr)

Refer to Teacher Education Policies and Procedures.

Electives (8 cr) Requires either 8 credits from the endorsement options which follow, or 8 credits of other electives.

** The methods classes for elementary education candidates must be taken together in one semester. During this time candidates will complete a five week, full day practicum experience in an elementary school.

Optional: Concentrations