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Elementary Education Degree 

Does the thought of working alongside children all day make your heart sing? Tough to imagine doing anything other than working with kids? You need an elementary education degree from Indiana University Kokomo. The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education is known for high expectations, field experiences from your very first semester, and an environment built on the support of your cohort of peers and one-on-one work with professors just as passionate about teaching as you.

As you progress through the program, you will connect and grow with a close-knit group of future teachers from your first semester through graduation. During your time here, you’ll gain a variety of diverse field experiences in a variety of real-world settings, like one of the school districts in our CEP, to help prepare you to take over your own classroom. Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to apply for licensure in elementary education to teach grades

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education leads to an Elementary Generalist license (K-6). Students will be admitted into the program in a cohort and will continue to move through the program with others who have begun the program at the same time. A minimum of 120 credit hours is needed for the degree. Students in this program will take general education courses set by the University, pre-professional courses such as the Study of Education and Practice of Teaching and Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers, courses to complete a content minor which vary depending on chosen minor, and professional education courses such as Elementary Art, Movement Experiences for P-6 Children, and Teaching the Exceptional Learner in Elementary.

To learn more about what your next four years might look like, check out a degree map for Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.

Please note, some of the pre-professional courses require an expanded criminal background check. Your academic advisor will be able to tell you which courses require it.

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Interested in special education? The world needs you!

All students majoring in elementary education are required to choose a respective minor. Your choice of a minor can be in any field like psychology, history, and mathematics. However, many of our majors choose special education. Upon completion of all degree and program requirements for elementary education and special education, candidates are then eligible for both an Elementary Generalist (K-6) license and a Special Education: Mild Intervention (K-12) license. Special education teachers are in high demand in the current teaching landscape. 

Passionate about early childhood education? You're in high demand!

All students majoring in elementary education are required to choose a respective minor. Your choice of a minor can be in any field of your choice, but there is a special incentive to choosing early childhood education as a minor. Upon completion of all degree and program requirements for elementary education and early childhood education, candidates are then eligible for both an Elementary Generalist (K-6) license and early childhood certification, which is in high demand in local and nationwide school districts. 

To learn more detailed information on specific course requirements for this degree, please visit our academic bulletin. If you have questions regarding choosing your content minor or course requirements as an elementary education major, don’t hesitate to chat with someone from our department or your academic advisor.

Preparing you for your State of Indiana Teaching License

Upon completion of our program, you will be eligible to apply to the Indiana Department of Education Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing (OEEL) for licensure in your chosen teaching major area. If you have questions or concerns regarding licensing, please don’t hesitate to contact our department for more individualized help.

Last updated: 11/16/2017