Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, B.A.E.

Elementary education students (those interested in teaching grades K through 8) complete one of the following program options:
 

The Elementary Education Program with 3 semesters of extensive fieldwork begins with one semester of foundation courses on campus. Then, your courses are offered at a local elementary school for two semesters before you student teach in your fourth semester.    

The Elementary Education Program with a Bilingual Endorsement prepares you to teach in dual language, bilingual, and traditional elementary classrooms. This option includes a concentration in Bilingual Education.

You complete the majority of your concentration prior to beginning the program, which includes high level proficiency in the Spanish language. In your first semester of the program, you take a semester of foundation courses on campus. Then, during semesters two and three, your courses are offered at a local elementary school and include extensive classroom-based field experiences in bilingual and/or dual language classrooms. Semester four is student teaching in bilingual and/or dual language classrooms. 

You graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and receive an Elementary Certificate K-8th grade with a Bilingual Endorsement once you have completed all certification requirements.

Elementary Education with English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement prepares you to teach in multilingual first through eighth grade classrooms. This option includes field placement in a dual language and/or ELL classrooms

In the first semester you take foundations courses on campus. Then, during semesters two and three, your courses are offered at a local elementary school and include extensive classroom-based field experiences in dual language and/or ELL classrooms. Semester four is student teaching in dual language and/or ELL classrooms.

You graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and receive an Elementary Certificate K-8th grade with an ESL Endorsement once you have completed all certification requirements.

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