Education: Elementary K-6 - MA
The Initial Licensure — Elementary K-6 option is designed for those with a B.A. or B.S. degree seeking to become licensed elementary K–6 teachers.
The Elementary K-6 initial licensure program is offered on the St. Paul campus in an evening/weekend/online format throughout the calendar year. Students may also select from two endorsements to go along with the Elementary (K-6) license: Preprimary or Middle Level.
A number of the courses in the initial licensure program have prerequisites and most of the courses must be taken in sequence. After an evaluation of courses previously taken that may transfer and fulfill requirements, students work with an academic advisor to set up a schedule of classes.
To be licensed, students must pass the required Minnesota state licensure exams in addition to the required courses. Students should review the specific teacher licensure exam requirements with their advisor.
Initial Licensure -- Elementary K-6 Curriculum
The core courses for students pursuing the Elementary K-6 Initial Licensure (regardless of endorsement area) are listed below.
|GEOG 2000||Human (Cultural) Geography||4|
|PSYC 1001||General Psychology with Lab||4|
|PSYC 2025||Lifespan Developmental Psychology||4|
|EDUC 5070||Teachers as Leaders for a Changing Society||4|
|EDUC 5490||School Health and Chemical Health (online)||1|
|EDUC 5800||General Methods: Elementary||2|
|EDUC 7030||Methods and Materials in Science||2|
|EDUC 7050||Methods and Materials in Social Studies||2|
|EDUC 7080||Methods and Materials in Art for Elementary Teachers||2|
|EDUC 7015||Methods and Materials in Mathematics||4|
|EDUC 7110||Methods and Materials in Music||1|
|EDUC 7130||Methods and Materials in Physical Education||1|
|EDUC 7290||Methods and Materials in Kindergarten Education||2|
|EDUC 7490||Literacy Methods for Teaching the Intermediate Grades||4|
|EDUC 7540||Classroom Management and Assessment Techniques||4|
|EDUC 7550||Literacy in the Content Areas: Elementary||2|
|EDUC 7650||Student Teaching Seminar||2|
|EDUC 7812||Student Teaching Elementary||12|
|Plus the following STEM Courses|
|BIOL 1110||Environmental Biology with Lab||4|
|EDUC 5010||Physics and Engineering for Educators||3|
|EDUC 5030||Earth and Space Science for Educators||3|
|MATH 2500||Mathematical Structures||4|
|Plus the following Project courses|
|EDUC 6600||Pathways to Equity Project||3|
|EDUC 6750||Introduction to Educational Research||3|
|Plus the following Supporting Course|
|INDI 5440||Choosing and Using Books for Children||4|
For an endorsement to be added to an Elementary K-6 license, students need to successfully complete the courses listed below.
|Preprimary Endorsement Courses|
|EDUC 5110||Foundations and Theories in Early Childhood Education||2|
|FACS 3350||Child in the Family||4|
|Middle Level Endorsement Courses|
|Select one of the following based on subject area:||2|
|Secondary Communication Arts and Literature Methods|
|Secondary Mathematics Methods|
|Secondary Science Methods|
|Secondary Social Studies Methods|
|Secondary Family and Consumer Science Methods|
|EDUC 7910||Student Teaching and Seminar: Middle Level||4|
Students who choose a Middle Level Endorsement must select one of the following subject-areas. Students should check with their academic advisor or admissions counselor for a complete list of subject-area courses.
Communication Arts and Literature
World Languages and Culture: Spanish