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2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, B.A.

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This degree program leads to initial teaching licensure (leading to teaching certification).

University Studies Program

This degree requires that The University Studies Program 2015  requirements are met before graduation. Some of the courses required for this major fulfill USP requirements, but not all. Students should check their degree evaluations and consult with their assigned academic advisor to discuss their specific course plan.

Professional Education Requirements

The Elementary Education program prepares students to teach in grades K-6. A minimum of 120 credit hours are required for this degree program. All major courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. A minimum UW cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for most junior and senior level professional education courses, including EDEL 4500 Residency in Teaching. A minimum GPA of 2.50 in major content courses is required. A minimum of 42 credits must be upper division.

An initial background check must be completed prior to starting any field or practicum experience. Student fees cover the cost of this initial background check so work with your College of Education advisor for details.


All Professional Education requirements must be completed with a grade of C or higher.


An approved background check must be on file with the College of Education Student Success Center for registration and completion of these courses.

Residency in Teaching

All methods courses must be completed prior to enrollment in EDEL 4500.

Elementary Core Content

Minimum 2.5 GPA required in major content. All major content courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher prior to enrollment in EDEL 4109, EDEL 4309 and EDEL 4410.


Social Sciences

Elementary Education Electives

Students need a minimum of 9 credits of electives to complete their degree program. Students are strongly encouraged to apply elective hours toward a minor or endorsement, such as those in Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, American Sign Language and Computer Science.

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