Bachelor of Science in Education with Major in Elementary Education

Required 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 30 which must be from UND) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. EHD General Graduation Requirements (see EHD listing).

III. The Following Curriculum:

T&L 252Child Development3-4
or PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology
GEOG 151Human Geography3
or GEOG 161 World Regional Geography
MATH 103College Algebra *3
Select one of the following (History):3
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II
United States to 1877
United States since 1877
History of North Dakota
Total Credits12-13

A higher level math or qualify score on the math placement test may be substituted.

A. Science Requirement:

One science with corresponding lab

Additionally, students must take a science course in the following four science areas: physical, biological, earth, and space studies. This coursework may be selected from the Essential Studies course list or from T&L 400-level science courses. Note that T&L science courses count as elective courses in the major and cannot be applied towards Essential Studies graduation requirements.

IV. Minor or Specialty Area:

Each student must have a minor or specialty area consisting of 20 credits. Two courses or a maximum of six credits may be transferred from your Essential Studies to your minor or specialty area. Select from: Anthropology, Art, English Language Learner/Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education, Economics, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Geography, History, Indian Studies, Kindergarten Endorsement, Literacy Education, Mathematics, Middle School, Music, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, Science, Social Studies, Sociology, Special Education, Technology Education or Visual Arts.

V. Introductory Courses: 

T&L 250Introduction to Education3
T&L 251Understanding Individuals with Different Abilities3
T&L 324Integrating the Arts in the Elementary Classroom3
T&L 328Survey of Children's Literature3
T&L 339Educational Technology2
Total Credits14

 VI. Post Admission Courses:

To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 and strength of academic record
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 for communication courses (ENGL 110, ENGL 130, COMM 110)
  • Completed 15 credits that apply toward graduation
  • Satisfactory dispositions (30 hour field experience) report from T&L 250 course
MATH 277Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers3
T&L 335Foundations of Reading3
KIN 305Health/Physical Education for Early Childhood and Elementary Education Teachers3
T&L 432Learning Environments3
T&L 404Assessment in the Elementary Classroom1
T&L 405Data Literacy for Teachers1
T&L 433Multicultural Education3
T&L 417Writing Language Arts Methods2
T&L 474STEM Concepts in the Elementary Classroom3
Total Credits22

VII. Education Methods Courses: Pre-requisites: T&L 328, 335, 339, 417, & MATH 277. Passing of the Praxis Core Exam or ACT exam equivalent is required before permission to take teacher education methods courses.

T&L 410Reading Methods in Elementary Schools (TEAM)3
T&L 430Social Studies Methods in Elementary Schools (TEAM)3
T&L 440Mathematics Methods in Elementary Schools (TEAM)3
T&L 470Science Methods in Elementary Schools (TEAM)3
T&L 486Field Experience2
Total Credits14

VIII. Student Teaching and Related Courses:

Prior to being eligible to student teach, students must complete the following prerequisites: 

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 
  • Grade of C or better and 3.0 GPA in all T&L courses
  • Submit full background check
  • PRAXIS II completed
  • Satisfactory completion of a field experience
T&L 487Student Teaching13
T&L 4881
T&L 489Senior Capstone: Responsive Teaching3

For state licensure, students must take the following exams: 

  • Minimum scores on a test of basic skills in reading, writing, and math is required for teacher licensure in North Dakota.  There are two options accepted: 1.) the Praxis Core Academic Skills Exam; or 2.) ACT to meet the test of basic skills requirement: Composite score of 22, Mathematics score of 21, and English Language Arts score of 21.
  • PRAXIS II Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (Taken prior to student teaching)
  • Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Grades K-6