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Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Grades P-5

Program Coordinators: Dr. Katrina Slone

Alice Lloyd College Department of Education

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Course Descriptions

The major in Elementary Education prepares students to teach in grades P-5 or work in other capacities with the young child. In addition to the curriculum requirements listed below, students in this program must meet the requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching. Upon successful completion of this program students must meet other specified Education Professional Standards Board requirements in order to secure certification. Students in education must earn a 2.75 overall GPA in all course work in order to graduate. Note also that in each of the following areas a 2.75 overall GPA is required as well as no grade lower than “C”: 1) education professional and all collateral courses, and 2) subject matter.

Elementary Education Grades P-5 Major Requirements

Students should become familiar with the requirements for their individual programs and work with their advisors to ensure that all degree requirements will be met. A guide sheet is extremely helpful in academic planning. Students wishing to major in Elementary Education Grades P-5 may access a downloadable version (pdf) of the guide sheet at the top of this page, or he or she may obtain one from his or her Faculty Advisor or from the Registrar. The student has the ultimate responsibility for seeing that all academic requirements are being met.

General Education Requirements / 54 hours

Institutional – 18 hours: CIS 110, COMM 126, ENG 101, ENG 102, LE 101, PE 103

Humanities: 12 hours

Social Sciences: 12 hours

Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 12 hours

Professional Education Requirements / 49 hours

Educ 200, 220, 305, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 315, 321, 323, 343, 350, 360, 370, 410

*Educ 409 is required of students who are obtaining more than one certification or need more time in the classroom prior to student teaching.

Professional Education Collateral Requirements / 29 hours

ART 340, HIST 261, HLTH 210, MATH 201, MATH 202, MUS 140, PSY 101, EDUC 211
Choose 3 hours from HIST 203 and 204.

Subject Matter Emphasis / 21-24 hours (choose one option):

  • A) English/Communications – 21 hours Required: COMM 126, ENG 101, 102
    Choose 3 hours from ENG 302, 303, 304, and 305.
    Choose 3 hours from THEA 161 or 162.
    Choose 6 hours from ENG 201, 202, 211, 212, 215, and 216.
  • B) Fine Arts/Humanities – 21 hours Required: Art 102; Mus 101; Thea 161 or 162; Mus 140 or Art 340
    Choose 6 hours from Eng 201, 202, 211, 212, 215, and 216
    Choose 3 hours from any Eng 300 level or 400 level course (excluding Eng 315)
  • C) Mathematics – 23 hours Required: MATH 113, 114, 201, and 202
    Choose 8 hours from MATH 125, 126, 250, and 330.
  • D) Science – 24 hours Required: Biol 111, Phsc 105
    Choose 8 hours from Biol 205, 206, 310;
    Choose 8 hours from Ast 101, Chem 101, Phys 211
  • E) Social and Behavioral Studies – 24 hours Required: Hist 203, 204, 261; Psy 101; Soc 101; Soc 102
    Choose 3 hours from Hist 310, Hist/Pols 311, 460, 464
    Choose 3 hours from Econ 209, 210, Pols 112.

For Those Students Wishing to Add Middle School Certification in Their Elementary Emphasis:

Professional Education Requirements / 12 hours
EDUC 320, 322, 333, 353

Choose one area:
Subject Matter Emphasis Requirements / 30-31 hours
(Choose ONE emphasis area from A, B, C, or D.)

  • A) English/Communications – 30 hours Required: Educ 343; Eng 310, 311 or 312; 315;
    Choose 6 hours from Eng 302, 303, 304, 305;
    Choose 12 hours from Eng 201, 202, 211, 212, 215, 216, 415 with at least 3 hours but no more than 6 hours from American Literature.
  • B) Mathematics – 30 hours Required: MATH 112, 113, 114, 125, 201, 202, 250, 330
  • C) Science – 30-31 hours Required: 16 hours – AST 101, BIOL 101/108, 205, 206 and 13-14 hours chosen from option 1 or 2:
    1) CHEM 115 and 116 with either PHYS 211; or
    2) CHEM 115, PHYS 211 or 212. 
  • D) Social Studies – 30 hours Required: ECON 209; HIST 101, 102, 203, 204, 261; Soc 101, 102;
    Choose 3 hours from HIST 310, HIST/POLS 311, 460, and 464.
    Choose 3 hours from POLS 111 and 112.

For those Elementary Education P-5 students wishing to add middle school certification in an area other than their current elementary emphasis, see the Education Department.

For Those Students Wishing to Add Learning/Behavior Disorder Certification:

Professional Education Requirements / 15 hours
Educ 324, 325, 326, 327, 328.

General Electives / sufficient to total 128 hours for graduation

Students are encouraged to consider courses that can lead to a second major or a minor.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester

Eng 101
PE 103
Biol 101/108
Art 102
Social Science Elective
CIS 110

 Second Semester

Eng 102
SSci Elective (Psy 101)
LE 101
Math 110
Educ 200
Comm 126
Educ 220

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Subject Matter Emphasis
Art 340
Math 201
Subject Matter Emphasis
Phsc Sci

Second Semester

Humanities Elective
Subject Matter Emphasis
Hist 261
Math 202
Subject Matter Emphasis
Hlth 210

Junior Year

First Semester

Social Science Elective (Educ 211)
Educ 311
Educ 343
Educ 321
Educ 310
Educ 370
Mus 140
Subject Matter Emphasis

 Second Semester

Educ 315
Educ 312
Educ 323
Educ 360
Educ 309
Humanities Elective

Senior Year

First Semester

Subject Matter Emphasis
Art 340
Educ 350
Educ 305
Educ 313
Humanities Elective

Second Semester

Educ 410

*Educ 409 is required of students who are obtaining more than one certification or need more time in the classroom prior to student teaching. 

This online information is the official text of the Alice Lloyd College Program Catalog 2020-22. The College reserves the right to change at any time any of the provisions, statements, policies, curricula, procedures, regulations or fees. Other publications supplement the Program Catalog and may be obtained from the appropriate office of the College. The provisions of these publications constitute an agreement – but not an irrevocable contract – between the student and the College.