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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education Major, B.S.E.D.

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Department Information

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

P.O. Box 70684
Phone: (423) 439-7595
Web Address:

Chair: Dr. Karin Keith
Phone: (423) 439-7598

Program Coordinator: Dr. Renee Moran
Phone: (423) 439-7910

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers approved teacher education programs that lead to a Bachelor of Science degree and licensure in the state of Tennessee. An undergraduate major is offered in Elementary Education, and we offer the courses required for licensure in fields of secondary education and K-12 teacher education at the undergraduate level.

Due to licensure requirements, specific general education core courses are mandated for all students who wish to complete the Interdisciplinary Studies in Education program.

Admission Policy

Elementary Education majors are required to complete the Initial Level Portfolio for presentation to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction Teacher Admission Board, an Evaluative Level Portfolio presentation, and the Student Teaching Portfolio for presentation to a panel of peers and faculty. Those students pursuing the K-12 or 7-12 minor in education are also required to complete the initial level portfolio and present it to the department’s Teacher Admission Board.

Retention Criteria

Review of students’ grades and personal/professional functioning will be undertaken. Coursework, field work, dispositions for teaching, and any other pertinent factors will be considered by the faculty of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Recommendations will be made for continuance in the program, continuance with specified remediations, or discontinuance.

During the semester prior to Residency, each student will be evaluated. Factors to be considered will be test scores, coursework, field experiences, ethical behavior, and personal/professional concerns. The review will culminate in either approval for entry into Residency II or disapproval. A disapproval will result in a conference with the student and a description of necessary remedial steps. All remedial conditions must be removed prior to student teaching.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 79 credits
     Major Core    (33 credits)
     Professional Education Requirement    (34 credits)
     Residency II Requirement    (12 credits)
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: ELME-BSED  

General Education Requirements  

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Total Requirements for Elementary Education Major: 79 credits

Elementary Education Major Requirement: 33 credits

No Minor Required

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

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