The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education prepares the next generation of educators to cultivate equitable classroom experiences for all children.
The four-year program features systematically placed equity pedagogy courses completed concurrently with traditional coursework to actualize four key themes that prepare students to become actionable leaders in and beyond the classroom.
The semester themes are as follows:
- Semester 1: Situating Self and Others in Schools, Community, and Society: Teacher as Cultural Being
- Semester 2: Situating Self and Centering Others in Instructional Design: Teacher as Instructional Designer (STEAM Focus)
- Semester 3: Situating Self and Centering Others in Instructional Design: Teacher as Instructional Designer (Language and Literacy Focus)
- Semester 4: Agency for Self and Others: Teacher as Leader and Learner
Each semester also includes invaluable clinical field experiences, including a full-year internship completed during senior year.
Students who complete the program are eligible to gain their professional certification in Elementary Education K-6 and/or endorsements in reading and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)