The Elementary Education major leads to teacher licensure and prepares students for teaching students from grades K-6.

The base program at BSU allow students to gain the experience, knowledge, and skills to teach elementary school students.

Students may elect to pursue a PrePrimary or Middle Level teaching endorsement to deepen their knowledge in a specific subject area and teach a broader range of ages. Endorsements typically require an additional 20-30 credits. Endorsements may result in additional licenses, if all requirements are met.

For more information on the courses in this program, visit the course catalog.

Optional Teaching Endorsements

Communication Arts & Literature

The Communication Arts & Literature Endorsement is an optional add-on for education students. It can be added to any full license and results in licensure to teach Middle School English/ Communication Arts (Grades 5-8).

For more information on the courses in this program, visit the course catalog.


Mathematics

The Mathematics Endorsement is an optional add-on for elementary education students. It can be added to any full license and results in licensure to teach Middle School Mathematics (Grades 5-8).

For more information on the courses in this program, visit the course catalog.


Pre-Primary

The Pre-Primary Endorsement is an optional add-on for education students. It can be added to any existing full Elementary Education (K-6) license and results in licensure to teach Pre-Primary (Age 3-PreK).

For more information on the courses in this program, visit the course catalog.


Science

The Science Endorsement, added to an existing license, results in a licensure to teach Middle School Science (Grades 5-8).

For more information on the courses in this program, visit the course catalog.


Social Studies

The Social Studies Endorsement, added onto an existing license, results in licensure to teach Middle School Social Studies (Grades 5-8).

For more information on the courses in this program, visit the course catalog.

 

Distributed Learning in Teacher Education (DLiTE

DLiTE is an online/hybrid, cohort-based, six-semester program that culminates in a Bachelor of Science degree and licensure in Elementary Education. It was developed for rural and urban students who for various reasons cannot attend a campus-based teacher education program. You must have an Associates of Arts (AA) degree to enroll in this program. This program meets all the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing & Standards Board requirements.

For more information concerning the DLiTE program, visit the DLiTE website or call (800) 723-3567.