Elementary Education (B.A., B.S.)

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Program Description

Students are strongly encouraged to consult their advisor before making coursework selections. 

For Elementary Education majors with available elective credit, it is highly recommended that students choose their electives as an endorsement, concentration, or specialization to make them more marketable. Please consult your Student Success Advisor as early as possible to optimize opportunities.

If a student graduates with an Elementary Education major and then returns to college to pursue an optional endorsement, concentration, or specialization, the student may not be eligible for federal financial aid.

Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. It is important to see an advisor early to determine the number of credits for your degree plan.

Last updated Oct 2020

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Welcome to the Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development Our primary mission is to advance education, human performance, and family development through knowledge, compassion, ... Read More

Welcome to the Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development Our primary mission is to advance education, human performance, and family development through knowledge, compassion, and action. The Teacher Education faculty at Southern Utah University decry inequity and injustice in our educational system and greater society. We commit to developing and nurturing educators who value all people in the communities they serve. Such professional educators will act as agents of change, advocate for equity and justice in their schools and communities, and will embolden students to do the same. Southern Utah University’s Department of Teacher Education offers students the opportunity to major in elementary education or secondary education. The goals of the education department are to develop educators who are academically competent, experienced, prepared, understand the need for both art and science in education and have effective classroom management. Partnerships with Iron County School District, Art Works for Kids, the Utah Arts Council, U.S. Forest and Park Service, SUU Outdoor initiative, Southwest Education Development Center K-16 Regional Alliance, and many others provide our students with opportunities to be involved in internships, work opportunities, hands-on learning experience, and professional development growth. Read less