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Elementary Education Major and Minor


The program in elementary education is designed to prepare students to teach language arts, social studies, mathematics and science in grades 1-6. This Maryland Approved Program meets certification requirements in other states. The program holds a Certificate of Distinction from the International Reading Association for the quality preparation in reading instruction. Students are advised, however, to consult certification requirements in states of interest early in their study.

Because of the specific sequence of course offerings in the program, it is necessary for students to start education courses in the freshman year, or at the latest, at the beginning of the sophomore year. Students starting education courses after that time may not be able to graduate with their class as elementary education majors.

Elementary Education Major

A bachelor of science degree in elementary education requires 123 credits. Upon completion of the program students are candidates for certification in elementary education (1-6). In addition to the University's Veritas Program curriculum, the elementary education major must complete the professional course sequence:

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Elementary Education Major with Dual Certification Elementary/Special Education

The Mount's bachelor's of science degree program in elementary education with dual certification (elementary education and special education) requires 131 credits. Upon completion of the program students are candidates for certification in elementary education (1-6) and special education (1-8). In addition to the University's Veritas Program curriculum, the elementary education major with dual certification must complete the professional course sequence:

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Education Minor

Any student in good standing at the University may minor in education. The minor consists of 18 credits, which are fulfilled by taking


Declaration of Major and Declaration of Minor forms are available through the registrar's office.

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International Reading Association logoThe International Reading Association has awarded the Certificate of Distinction for Reading Preparation to the Education Department in recognition of its quality reading instruction in preparing elementary teachers.

 
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