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Elementary Education

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Fall (14 credits)

Winter (15 credits)


Spr/Sum (6 credits)


Spr/Sum (5 credits)

Fall (13 credits)

Detailed Course List


Program Overview

The Elementary Education program prepares teachers to work in Kindergarten-6th grade classrooms (K-6 Utah Teaching License). Program courses emphasize evidence-based, age appropiate teaching practices for all children in each of the content areas of the core curriculum (math, literacy, science, social studies).


  1. Declare the Elementary Education Pre-Major. See a program advisor in the Education Advisement Center (EAC), 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.
  2. Attend a program orientation meeting - pick up a flyer in 350 MCKB, or check the student calendar
  3. Complete 2 courses:
    • SFL 210 - Human Development
    • EL ED 200 - Introduction to Education
  4. Review GPA and ACT/SAT scores with a program advisor

How To Apply

  • Register for a free account on the Educator application system
  • Start an Elementary Education program application
  • Complete the admissions checklist in the application
  • Apply for fingerprinting and FBI background check. Allow from 1-3 weeks for the fingerprints to be processed. FBI background clearance is valid for 3 years
  • Complete a graduation plan with a program advisor in the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB
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Graduation Requirements

  • 68-69 credits
  • No grade lower than a C in any program course
  • 14-week student teaching OR full year paid internship
  • Praxis II exam
  • Application for licensure with the Utah State Board of Education

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