Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Fort Smith, USA
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The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree offers licensure in kindergarten through sixth grade. Students, who take courses in social studies, literature and literacy, math and science, have a minimum of three semesters of clinical coursework in various school settings before graduation.
UAFS is one of two teacher education programs in the state to incorporate Professional Development Schools. Selected courses are taught on-site in public schools, in two different school districts, thus providing greater opportunity to implement instructional strategies with public school students directly. Teacher candidates visit classrooms to see teaching strategies in action.
The goal of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Elementary Education is to provide a baccalaureate program for the preparation of elementary teachers that provides:
Content Knowledge. Demonstrate content knowledge by completing the appropriate PRAXIS II content exam.
Learner & Learning. Demonstrate an appropriate response to diversity in the classroom by completing a diversity case study.
Instructional Planning & Practice. Successfully develop and implement an integrated unit of study.
Professional Responsibility. Successfully collaborate with colleagues, families, and community members, which will be evaluated by an artefact's end-of-program portfolio presentation.