Elementary Education

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. Some courses also satisfy Liberal Arts Core and/or University requirements. Some coursework fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Students may choose a licensure or a non-licensure track.

  • BIO 120 Introduction to the Biological World
  • BIO 120L Introduction to the Biological World Lab
  • ED 200SL Introduction to Teaching and Learning
  • ED 254 Technology for the K-12 Classroom
  • ED 301 Foundation of Literacy Development
  • ED 309 Special Education Foundations and Characteristics of Exceptional Learners
  • ED 329 Collaborative Models for Special Education
  • ED 351 Assessment to Support Learning in K-12
  • ED 355 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners: PK-2
  • ED 356 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners: Grades 3-6
  • ED 357 Teaching Social Studies and Visual Arts
  • ED 358 Teaching Mathematics and Science
  • ED 460E Student Teaching
  • ED 461 Classroom Management in the PK-12 Classroom
  • ED 480 Senior Seminar
  • EN 301 The Writing Process: Theory and Practice
  • GEO 201 Introduction to Geography
  • HI 110 History of the U.S. to 1877
  • HI 111 History of the U.S. since 1877
  • HI 114 Introduction to World History
  • MA 121 Math for Liberal arts
  • MA 124 History of Mathematics
  • MA 127 Applied  Geometry
  • Natural Science (NS) core course
  • POL 104 American Government
  • PSY 110 Human Growth and Development