Elementary Education

Description

This program requires the completion of at least 120 semester hours and leads to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree and the Alabama Class B Professional Certificate (grades K-6). The program is comprehensive, providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful. Students will spend between 500 and 600 hours practicing their craft in schools as well as take full coursework at the University.

Interests and Skills

The student who completes this program should have a desire to teach in an elementary school K-6 regular education classroom. Students do not have to have any prior experience in the classroom, although a lively interest in the institution of education and the state and national policies that shape school experiences is a plus.

Degree Options

There is only one degree option: Students prepare their knowledge base in Arts and Sciences in the first two years of their college experience. In the final two years, they learn how to teach that content through courses in pedagogy (methods of teaching) and practicum experiences in elementary schools.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates are certified to teach kindergarten through sixth grade in Alabama.

Types of Jobs Accepted

Graduates accept jobs in public and private elementary and middle schools in Alabama and are automatically qualified for these jobs in other states that have signed a compact for reciprocal certification.

Jobs of Experienced Alumni

Alumni often return for additional degrees or certifications. They can then work as special educators, reading specialists, curriculum specialists, counselors, administrators or educational psychologists.

Accreditation

The University of Alabama is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. Programs resulting in a professional educator certificate have been approved by the Alabama State Department of Education. The College of Education maintains national accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the teaching profession’s organization to help establish and maintain high quality teacher preparation.

Elementary Education (ELED)

Semester 1 Semester 2
EN 101 EN 102
FINE ARTS CORE NATURAL SCI CORE
MATH CORE MATH CORE
PY 101 OR HD101 HISTORY CORE
COM 123 FL OR C CORE
Semester 3 Semester 4
LITERATURE CORE HU, L, OR FA CORE
NATURAL SCI CORE MATH CORE
MATH CORE HI OR SB CORE
HI OR SB CORE NATURAL SCI CORE
FL OR C CORE MUE 107
  EDU 200
Semester 5 Semester 6
BEP 305 KIN 364
BEF 362 CEE 365
SPE 300 CEE 495
CEE 320 CEE 380
CRD 369 CEE 401
MUE 385  
Semester 7 Semester 8
CEE 304 CEE 401
CEE 366 CEE 497
CEE 478 CEE 497
CEE 496  
BER 450  
CEE 401  

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