Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Program Curriculum

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

*NOTE: Grade C or higher required in MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (MA) or  MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus.

Program Prerequisite Requirements

One of the following with a minimum of 63 college-level credits:

Minimum 63 college semester credits
Completed Associate of Arts degree
Completed Associate of Science degree

Complete one of the following to fulfill the Diversity Component:

  • Minimum 1-semester of any college-level foreign language (including ASL)
  • Evidence of having lived in a non-English speaking country or environment for a continuous period of one (1) year or more
  • Evidence of testing out of college-level foreign language coursework (CLEP or other standardized test accepted for credit at DSU)
MATH 1030Quantitative Reasoning (MA) (recommended)3-4
or MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus
FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)3
or PSY 1010 General Psychology (SS, GC)
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan (SS) (GC)
HIST 1700American Civilization (AI, GC)3
or POLS 1100 American Government (AI)
EDUC 1010Foundations/Intro to Education3
EDUC 2010Intro to Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 2400Foundations Multicultural/ESL (GC)3
EDUC 2500Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms3
EDUC 3110Educational Psychology3
MATH 2010Math for Elementary Teachers I3
MATH 2020Math for Elemen Teachers II3

NOTE: USBE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses". Passing grade on MATH 2020 Math for Elemen Teachers II exit exam required.

Professional Courses

Admission to the DSU Elementary Education program.
Semester I
ELED 3100Curriculum Design Plan Assess3
ELED 3150Principles of Early Childhood Education2
ELED 3350Literacy Acquis Young Children3
ELED 3410Lang Acquisition Cognition ESL3
ELED 3550Curriculum Early Childhood Ed2
ELED 3650Assessment of Young Children3
Semester II
ELED 3250Effective Classroom Mgmt3
ELED 3300Literacy Intermediate Grades3
ELED 3420Assessment for ESL Education3
ELED 3500Healthy Lifestyle/PE for Elementary Teachers2
ELED 3900Differentiated Instruction for Exceptional Children3
ELED 4200Fine Arts in Elementary2
Semester III
ELED 4100Methods Teaching Elem Math3
ELED 4300Methods Teaching Elem Science3
ELED 4400Methods Teach Elem Social Sci3
ELED 4410Methods, Strategies & Materials for Language Arts ESL3
ELED 4430Family/Parent Involvement ESL2
ELED 4600Methods/Teach Elem Lang Arts3
Semester IV
ELED 4440Integrating Language & Content3
ELED 4900Student Teaching9
ELED 4989Capstone1

Licensure Requirement

  • Students are required to pass the PRAXIS II Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Test.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 125 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative university GPA 3.0 or higher.
  5. USBE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses".
  6. GPA 3.0 or higher in all program prerequisite and professional courses.

Graduation Plan 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective 2
EDUC 1010 Foundations/Intro to Education 3
ENGL 1010
Introduction to Writing (EN)
or Introduction to Writing (EN)
MATH 1030
Quantitative Reasoning (MA) (preferred)
or College Algebra / Pre-Calculus
PSY 1010
General Psychology (SS, GC)
or Human Development Through Lifespan (SS) (GC)
or Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)
General Elective 1
Spring Semester
EDUC 2010 Intro to Exceptional Learners 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
HIST 1700
American Civilization (AI, GC)
or American Government (AI)
General Education (Life Sciences / Lab) 4
General Elective 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
EDUC 2500 Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms 3
MATH 2010 Math for Elementary Teachers I 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Education (Fine Arts recommended IART 1010) 3
Spring Semester
EDUC 2400 Foundations Multicultural/ESL (GC) 3
EDUC 3110 Educational Psychology 3
MATH 2020 Math for Elemen Teachers II 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
Foreign Language: Diversity Component prerequisite 4
Admission to DSU Elementary Education Program required to continue.  
3rd Year
Fall Semester
ELED 3100 Curriculum Design Plan Assess 3
ELED 3150 Principles of Early Childhood Education 2
ELED 3350 Literacy Acquis Young Children 3
ELED 3410 Lang Acquisition Cognition ESL 3
ELED 3550 Curriculum Early Childhood Ed 2
ELED 3650 Assessment of Young Children 3
Spring Semester
ELED 3250 Effective Classroom Mgmt 3
ELED 3300 Literacy Intermediate Grades 3
ELED 3420 Assessment for ESL Education 3
ELED 3500 Healthy Lifestyle/PE for Elementary Teachers 2
ELED 3900 Differentiated Instruction for Exceptional Children 3
ELED 4200 Fine Arts in Elementary 2
4th Year
Fall Semester
ELED 4100 Methods Teaching Elem Math 3
ELED 4300 Methods Teaching Elem Science 3
ELED 4400 Methods Teach Elem Social Sci 3
ELED 4410 Methods, Strategies & Materials for Language Arts ESL 3
ELED 4430 Family/Parent Involvement ESL 2
ELED 4600 Methods/Teach Elem Lang Arts 3
Spring Semester
ELED 4440 Integrating Language & Content 3
ELED 4900 Student Teaching 9
ELED 4989 Capstone 1
 Total Hours124-125