Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Elementary Education majors become immersed in the discipline, culture, and passion of teaching and learning. Through course work and firsthand experience teaching in elementary schools, students learn how to educate and encourage the elementary school student. Graduates of this program are prepared to effectively teach elementary students grades 1-6.
The Elementary Education major program leads to certification to teach grades 1-6. Each Elementary Education major selects an emphasis in a specialized content area of his or her choice. Elementary Education majors benefit from multiple clinical experiences in the local public schools.
After completing all major requirements with a qualifying GPA, students will participate in a full-time student teaching experience for one semester before their degree requirements are completed.
Graduates of this program have many career options, including teaching internationally, serving as a corporate trainer, working in children's ministry or directing nonprofit youth organizations.
All of Evangel's teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and are approved by the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Curriculum and Instruction||This course provides an overview of the elementary school program. The emphasis of the course is lesson planning, curriculum organization, and methods and materials that are appropriate for the needs of today's elementary school classroom.|
|Methods for Teaching Elementary Math||Stresses appropriate strategies and materials for teaching basic math concepts, operations, and problem solving. Emphasis on the proper use of manipulative materials and remediation procedures in teaching math to students preschool through grade 6.|
|Science and Social Studies for Teachers||Methods to prepare the prospective teacher in the basic concepts and the methods and procedures for effective presentation of science and social studies. Emphasizes methods, content, and materials to meet the needs of all students.|
|Analysis and Correction of Reading Difficulties||Methods for focusing on the special literacy needs of students pre-K to grade 6. Discusses the causes of reading difficulties. Introduces and practices corrective and remedial procedures and techniques. Demonstrates materials to aid the disabled and under-achieving reader.|
|Child Psychology||Childhood development from conception to adolescence. Emphasis on the physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development of children.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Shonna Crawford has always loved school, and it shows. Between graduating from Evangel in 2000 and returning as an assistant professor of education in 2011, Crawford spent time teaching elementary school, received her Master in Reading degree and worked for the Missouri Reading Initiative. While teaching in Oklahoma, Crawford was a finalist for Teacher of […] read more
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Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- 1st – 6th grade teacher in a private or public school setting
- Graduate school
- International teacher
- Corporate trainer/presenter
- Children’s ministry
- Nonprofit youth organizations
|GPA||Achieve a 3.0 grade point average in content area and professional education courses, while maintaining a 2.75 cumulative grade point average across all courses.|
|Admittance to Program||Application for provisional admittance to teacher education is made in EDUC 219-Foundations of Education. This class is prerequisite to all teacher certification courses unless an equivalent course has been transferred from another college. Applications for admittance are available in the Department of Education office.|
|Recommendations||Satisfactory recommendations from all university supervisors of practica.|
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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