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    Jun 22, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, B.S.

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Students majoring in elementary education earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Elementary education majors are required to complete coursework for K-6 licensure. Additional coursework may be taken to complete endorsements in reading K-12, mild and moderate disabilities K-12, English 7-12, social studies 7-12, mathematics 7-12, or science 7-12. This is subject to change by the Mississippi Department of Education’s licensure requirements.

K-6 Candidate Program of Study

All elementary education majors are required to complete the teacher education liberal arts core (44 hours); additional university requirements (11-12 hours); an interdisciplinary concentration (21 hours); specialty/clinical courses (33 hours); and professional education courses (12 hours). In addition, two concentrations must be completed. A concentration (except for
mathematics) consists of 18 semester hours of academic content courses, a total of which can include three semester hours of academic pedagogy courses in each of the concentration areas and EDR 474 . The K-12 reading endorsement requires EDR 474 .

Prek-K Endorsement (Early Childhood)

21 hours of early childhood academic content courses

7-12 Endorsement

21 hours of academic content courses, total of which can include three hours of pedagogy, except for mathematics. This is subject to change by the Mississippi Department of Education’s licensure requirements.

Special Education (Mild/Moderate Disabilities) Add-on Endorsements

An elementary education or secondary education major can add certification in special education (mild/moderate disabilities) by completing the following additional courses:

Math Education Endorsement for Elementary Education Majors

A math endorsement would require the completion of required Elementary Education Math concentration courses and the following:

Secondary Education Requirements For Teaching High School Subjects

Students completing these courses also receive a minor in secondary education. Secondary teaching licensure is offered in biology/chemistry, English, mathematics, and social studies. Teacher candidates who plan to teach at the high school level should major in a secondary subject matter field. Secondary teaching certification requirements include the university core (outlined elsewhere in this catalog for the B.A., B.S., or B.M. degree), additional teacher education core courses, the specialty area courses (outlined under the respective department sections of this catalog), and all professional education courses including the following:

Biology Education with Chemistry Endorsement, Teacher Licensure

To be licensed to teach biology and chemistry at the secondary level, a student must meet the following requirements: 1) completion of all core curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree; 2) completion of all professional requirements mandated by the State of Mississippi licensure standards, and 3) completion of the content course requirements including

Upper Level Biology Course

choose from one upper level biology course

Teacher Candidate

Students must be advised by the School of Education secondary coordinator. Students wishing to be a teacher candidate must meet all School of Education admission standards including

Chemistry Endorsement

To obtain the chemistry endorsement, students must also complete

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