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2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, B.A.

The Elementary Education program prepares students to teach in grades K-6. This program requires a minimum of 120 credit hours.

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.


University Studies Program Requirements

Several Professional Education and Core Content courses fulfil University Studies Program requirements. Students need to complete the following USP requirements that are not incorporated into the program.

  • First Year Seminar (3 Credits)
  • Communication 1 (recommend ENGL 1010  , 3 Credits)
  • US/WY Constitution (3 Credits)

Professional Education Requirements

Foundations-24 Hours

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

Assessment-3 Hours

Practicum-4 Hours

An approved background check must be on file with the Teacher Preparation and Advising Office for registration and completion of these courses.

Methods-19 Hours

Residency in Teaching-15 Hours

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

Elementary Core Content-minimum 29 Hours

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 4409.


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.