Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Elementary Education, B.S.

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Program Information

Students who successfully complete the program in elementary education, pass the edTPA, and state subject area assessments are eligible for Connecticut certification to teach first through sixth grade in Connecticut elementary schools.

The professional program includes clinical experiences that increase in time and responsibility for teaching. The final two semesters of the program include two intensive clinical experiences. One full semester of integrated professional practicum experience and one full semester of student teaching in public school settings are included. All practicum and student teaching experiences are conducted under the supervision and guidance of University faculty and practicum/student teaching supervisors. All student teaching placements are made with teachers who have undergone training in Connecticut’s TEAM mentoring program.

Students preparing for elementary certification can enroll in a program that combines with a special education core and leads to dual certification. This program is recommended for anyone interested in employing special education skills in a regular classroom.

Clinical experiences are incorporated into most of the professional education courses, and an important component of our commitment to support students as they put theory into action. The first clinical experience begins in a student’s first semester in the elementary education program.

Required Credits: 126 minimum

General Education Requirements (47-48 credits)

UISA Artistic and Creative Expression

One of the following:

UISC Cultural and Historical Interpretation

One of the following:

UISS Social Context and Change

  • One course 3 credit(s)

UIST Natural, Scientific, and Technological Exploration

  • One course (science) 3-4 credit(s)

Subject-Area Major

An approved subject-area major is required as part of any undergraduate education major. Students may select from the Subject Area Major (SAM) Options , which include a subject-area major in Behavioral Studies or a subject-area major in Montessori Studies.

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