General Education Requirements for Students Preparing to Teach Elementary School

These requirements are for undergraduate students who are preparing to teach elementary school. The requirements as listed will meet general education degree requirements as well as teaching program require­ments.

The general education degree requirements consist of 53-55 credit hours of course work.

Courses meeting general education requirements may also satisfy major and other program requirements.

Refer to curriculum guides in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for additional course require­ments specific to the major.

See Scholastic Achievement in Common Core general education courses for Early Child­hood/Late Childhood (K-6) majors. 

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General Education Components

COMM 207, ENGL 101, ENGL 190 OR ENGL 299, MATH 204, BIOL 113 OR BIOL 111 and BIOL 112, PHYS 171 and PHYS 172 OR CHEM 105 and CHEM 106, SOC 100, POLS 101, GEOG 106 OR GEOG 300, PSYCH 155, FCS 203 OR FCS 301 OR HHP 150 OR NURS 303, HIST 101 OR HIST 102 OR HIST 201 OR HIST 202 are the general education content core curriculum of 33-36 hours.  A 2.75 GPA in this content core is required for admission to Teacher Education.