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Degree Details

(131202) Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Program Type:

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education is designed to prepare educators who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to positively impact the growth and learning of all grade 1-5 students. The requirements of the curriculum are designed to prepare educators who will perform professionally and successfully in a variety of elementary settings in a world of continuous social and cultural change. Education majors complete a prescribed curriculum during their freshman and sophomore semesters. In order to enroll in 3000/4000 level professional education courses, majors must be formally admitted to the teacher education program.

Admission Requirements

  1. Complete at least 60 hours of degree credit; 
  2. Achieve a grade point average of at least 2.5;
  3. Earn credit (with a “C” or higher) for EDCI 2700, EDCI 2900, EDCI 3020, KINS 2600, ENGL 1001, ENGL 1002, KINS 2600, MATH 1029 or MATH 1313, MATH 1201, MATH 1202, PHSC 1001, PSYC 2060, and PSYC 2076;
  4. Pass the following Core Academic Skills PRAXIS tests: Reading (5712), Writing (5722), and Mathematics (5732). The requirement is waived for those possessing an ACT score of 22+ or an SAT score of 1030+;
  5. Complete admission application to Department of Education;
  6. Demonstrate computer competency by passing a computer competency examination or successfully completing CMIS 1000;
  7. Complete change of curriculum form; 
  8. Complete background check with parish in which grades 1-5 school observation and participation requirements will be met;
  9. Purchase professional liability insurance;
  10. Purchase LiveText;
  11. Complete confidentiality agreement;
  12. Field placement form;
  13. Complete entry disposition; and
  14. Receive Department of Education faculty approval of completed application for entry into LSUA’s Professional Teacher Education Program.

All students, regardless of the catalog under which they matriculated at the university, must meet these requirements.

The university will make every reasonable effort to honor the statement of curricular requirements in the chosen issue of the LSUA Catalog. However, courses and programs are sometimes discontinued, and requirements are changed as a result of actions by accrediting associations and other external agencies. 

Application for Admission to Department

Entry Disposition

Progression Chart

Confidentiality Agreement

Field Placement Form

Requirements for Residency (EDCI 4900)

Applications for residency must be submitted to the Director of Clinical Practice no later than four weeks following the first day of classes in the semester prior to student teaching. Late applications cannot be guaranteed consideration. Before being officially admitted to residency, students must meet the following criteria: 

  1. attain senior standing with an overall grade point average of at least 2.7; 
  2. pass PRAXIS II -
    • Elementary Education Content Knowledge 5001 which is
      • Content Subtest Reading 5002 and
      • Content Subtest Math 5003 and
      • Content Subtest Social Studies 5004 and
      • Content Subtest Science 5005 and
    • Principles of Learning and Teaching (K-6) 5622;
  3. complete all coursework (with a grade of “C” or higher in all professional courses) and complete all requirements;
  4. Complete at least 2 days a week/100 FEX hours in field placement school;
  5. Complete confidentiality agreement;
  6. Purchase professional liability insurance;
  7. Complete application for clinical practice;
  8. Complete resident teacher application (as required by state of  Louisiana Department of Education).

Application for Clinical Practice

Application for Resident Teacher

Request for Certification

When graduates have met all of the above criteria, completed all requirements, and received their elementary education degrees, they are proposed to the Louisiana State Department of Education for certification to teach Grades 1-5. 

Teaching Application and Professional Disposition

Degree Requirements

  1. Students must complete all of the requirements pertaining to baccalaureate degrees as specified on the Academic Requirements site. 
  2. Students must complete at least 45 semester hours at the 3000 level or above and at least 15 semester hours at the 4000 level. 
  3. Students must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.5.
  4. Students must earn a "C" or higher in all courses listed under the Major Requirements section and in ENGL 1001, ENGL 1002, KINS 2600, MATH 1029 or MATH 1313, MATH 1201, MATH 1202, PHSC 1001, PSYC 2060, and PSYC 2076.
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