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