Major in Elementary Education (B.S.)

Our elementary education curriculum readies students to apply for Rhode Island teacher certification in grades 1-6. To earn the bachelor’s degree, students take a minimum of 17 courses (53 credits).

Required courses:

  • Orientation to Teaching
  • Teaching Physical Education and Health
  • Introduction to American Education
  • Technologies for Instruction and Assessment
  • Teaching Phonics
  • Child and Adolescent Development, Learning and Teaching: Theories and Applications
  • Children’s Literature
  • Tutoring and Mentoring in a Multicultural Society I and II
  • Methods Portfolio
  • Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School
  • Teaching Literacy and Language
  • Teaching Mathematics and Science in the Elementary School
  • Student Teaching at the Elementary School Level
  • Student Teaching Seminar

Students also complete the following courses in other disciplines:

  • Introduction to the Characteristics of Students With Exceptionalities
  • Principles and Procedures for Behavior and Classroom Management