School of Education

B.S.E. in Elementary Education

Offered face-to-face on the Parkville campus.

The Bachelor of Science in Education - Elementary Education program covers the education of children from grade 1 through grade 6 and leads to teaching certification. This degree requires a minimum of 120 total credit hours to graduate.

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  • 75 hours, 2.75 Cumulative GPA
  • No grade lower than a “C” in education core.
Parkville, 16-Week


The student must have a total of at least 21 semester hours in an area of concentration (courses taken as part of the General Curriculum may be counted as part of the area of concentration). The area of concentration must be approved by the student’s advisor, and students should also plan the courses needed for the area of concentration with his or her advisor. Available concentration areas:

Additional Endorsement in Special Education Certification

Elementary education teacher candidates who have an area of concentration in Language Arts may add an endorsement in Special Education (K-12 Mild/Moderate Cross-Categorical Disabilities) to their initial elementary education certification by taking the following courses and passing the appropriate Praxis II test (Mild/Moderate Cross-Categorical Disabilities, K-12).

*Elementary teacher candidates must have also successfully completed PS 121 Human Growth and Development and MA 110/EDU 110 Geometry for Teachers as part of their course of study.