Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Grades 1 - 6 licensure)
The program results in a bachelor's degree and prepares students to earn Illinois State Certification in Elementary Education by passing State tests and applying to the state directly for licensure.
A cohort of 12-25 students moves through the four-semester program together. Cohorts begin in the fall semester. Course work within each semester is integrated to give students a more holistic experience with the content and practical applications of the material.
Completion of required courses that serve as prerequisites for entry into the Teacher Education Program
An overall GPA of 2.75 or higher
Completion of SIUC Admissions application and Teacher Education Program application by April 1st.
Students may transfer in the required credit hours in the liberal arts core from an accredited two or four year institution. Consultation with the coordinator should be done as early as possible since there are required courses that serve as prerequisites to entry in to the Teacher Education Program.
Cohort style allows for formation of strong networking and support system.
Integrated coursework makes content more meaningful and applicable.
Extensive field experiences gives learning context and allows for practical application of new knowledge and skills.