Elementary Education Undergraduate Major
The Elementary Education (El Ed) program prepares people to teach in kindergarten through sixth grade. Graduates are recommended for Iowa K-6 teacher licensure. In addition to the core curriculum, elementary education majors must complete one area of endorsement and may complete additional endorsements.
As a major in Elementary Education, you will:
For current and recent class syllabus examples refer to the syllabi page.
With a degree in elementary education you will be able to teach all of the general subject areas for grades kindergarten through 6 such as:
Adding an endorsement means that you can teach that subject in grades kindergartenthrough 8. These are the available endorsements:
Our supervised pre-student teaching and student teaching assignments feature supervisors that are usually former teachers, principals, or superintendents who spend time in the classroom with the students. They offer valuable feedback with the goal to make the students the best teachers they can be. Our focus on providing an experience rich in expertise, instruction, and support sets us apart from other teacher education programs.
The faculty leading coursework and research in the elementary education program are dedicated to training future teachers to embrace all learners of all backgrounds. Faculty members with expertise in multicultural education, special education needs, diversity in the classroom, and behavioral disorders give pre-service teachers tools to succeed in a diverse classroom of learners.
The nationally known Center of Technology and Learning (CTLT) is a computer lab that offers the latest technology in the education to all students. Students have access to check this technology out and use it in the lab.
How do I make an appointment with my adviser?
Teacher licensing can be a challenging process, but the teacher licensing advisers are here to help you! Drop in for a quick question, or make an appointment by emailing email@example.com to get your concerns addressed. Teacher education adviser list
Why do I need an endorsement/specialization and what are my options?
How do I get my reading endorsement?
How do I register for classes?
Students register for classes with an assigned adviser — contact the advising office to set up an appointment first.
What is “Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers” Learning Community?
What is the foreign language requirement for elementary education students?
Students must take three years of a single language in high school or one full year (2 semesters) in college.
Can I take a class as pass/fail rather than a grade?
No. Elective courses are the only courses you can take as pass/fail, and there are no electives in elementary education.
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