Dec 07, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Elementary Education & Kindergarten Education (B.S.Ed.)

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78 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours


Must do part of student teaching in kindergarten placement.

A student must have a Cumulative GPA of 2.6 to co-register for EDFN 338  and ELED 296 , and, a CGPA of 2.7 to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. 

Several early childhood courses are not offered each semester. Therefore, follow the catalog carefully and when in doubt, contact an academic advisor in the School of Education.

Must be admitted into Teacher Education to be enrolled in courses in the junior year and beyond.

Teacher candidates submit an application for student teaching/residency in December if planning on student teaching in the upcoming fall, or in April if planning on student teaching the following spring. Prior to student teaching, students must have all major/minor coursework completed, and a 2.7 cumulative and major GPA. All coursework in the major/minor must be completed with a “C” or better.

Majors must complete the Natural Science/Natural World requirement by completing the following four courses each with a lab component: PHYS 104; CHEM 104; ESCI 104; BIOL 104. Each of these two- credit hour courses runs eight-weeks; two courses should be taken in one semester.

System General Education Requirements Elementary Education (15 credit hours*)

Four-Year Program Guides and Costs

USD encourages students to take 15 credits per semester or 30 credits within the year in order to graduate in 4 years. To help students complete their academic degree program in four years, we provide a sample academic plan. Please work with your academic advisor to confirm your plan.

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