University Catalog

Teacher Development

Chairperson: Ramon Serrano
Address: A132 Education Building
Phone: 320.308.3007

BS in Elementary Education (K-6) (76 credits)

Admission Requirements

  • 2.75 GPA or higher overall. 
  • Completion of major program application form with advisor's signature, completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours, with at least 12 semester hours in residence at SCSU, and completion of the MTLE.
  • C or better in ENGL 191, CMST 192, ED 200, and in each completed course required for the major.

Admission To Teacher Education

Admission Criteria. Professional Education Sequence for Pre K-12 and 5-12 Licensure: ED 300; CEEP 262, CEEP 361; IM 422; HLTH 301; HURL 497; ENGL 460 or ED 460; SPED 203; ED 421 and ED 431(co-requisites); ED 466 or ED 467. Admission to Teacher Education and a passing score on the MTLE Basic skills tests is required for placement in student teaching.


  • Current enrollment in or successful completion of the following courses/competencies: CEEP 262 Human Growth and Development(Social Studies majors may substitute PSY 240).
  • Demonstrated Computer Proficiency or IM 245, IM 260, CSCI 169, CSCI 201, ETS 157 or equivalent.
  • Content Coursework for Middle School Endorsement: Contact the Chair of the Department of Teacher Development or an elementary faculty advisor.

Program Requirements

ED 200, ED 305, ED 310, ED 315, ED 406, ED 407, ED 408, ED 409, ED 411, ED 412, ED 414, ED 420, ED 422; MATH 201, MATH 301; SCI 226, SCI 227; SSCI 320; ART 396; MUSE 201; IM 421; CEEP 361, CEEP 262; SPED 203; PESS 398; HLTH 301; HURL 497, HURL 498.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing and receive a passing grade on a "Philosophy of Education" paper. The paper is to be completed during the "Block 4" sequence in the Foundation of Education cou

Minor in Social Studies - Elementary Education (18 credits)

Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

One course from six of the following eight areas/departments: ANTH, ECON, GEOG, HIST, SSCI, SOC, POL, PSY. Four courses must be at the 200-400 level (Cannot use SSCI 320).

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