Academic Programs Catalog

College of Education

Department of Teacher Education

Options for Acceptable Subject Matter Teaching Majors and Minors for Elementary Teaching Certifications

Teaching Majors Available for Elementary Teacher Certification

    Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Integrated Science
    Mathematics

Disciplinary Majors Available for Elementary Teacher Certification

Students electing to complete the requirements for an optional disciplinary teaching major in addition to their required teaching major should make their choices from the list below.

MAJOR COLLEGE
Arabic Arts and Letters
Chinese Arts and Letters
French Arts and Letters
German Arts and Letters
Japanese Arts and Letters
Spanish Arts and Letters
Special Education (Learning Disabilities)                Education

Disciplinary Teaching Minors Available for Elementary Teacher Certification

Students electing to complete a disciplinary teaching minor(s) in addition to their required major should make their choices from the list below.

MINOR COLLEGE
Arabic Arts and Letters
Chinese Arts and Letters
Computer Science Engineering
Early Childhood-General and Special Education Social Science
English Arts and Letters
French Arts and Letters
German Arts and Letters
History Social Science
Japanese Arts and Letters
Mathematics-Elementary Natural Science
Russian Arts and Letters
Spanish-Elementary Arts and Letters
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Arts and Letters

Undergraduate Degree Majors Leading to Endorsements on an Elementary Teacher Certificate

MAJOR COLLEGE
Child Development Social Science
Special Education Education

Note that child development majors (with the teacher certification emphasis) and special education majors must also complete the requirements for a teaching major, the Planned Program for Elementary Education and all elementary program requirements as specified in the section above, Requirements for Teacher Certification. Child development and special education majors take Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education 240 in lieu of Teacher Education 250.

Language arts, social studies, and integrated science are group majors, requiring 36 or more semester credits.

A given course may not be counted toward both the credit requirements for the teaching major and the credit requirements for the Planned Program. Courses for optional teaching majors or minors may be double-counted, including credits toward the Planned Program.