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The Elementary Education (EE) program integrates courses and field experiences that will prepare you to teach kindergarten through ninth grade in a variety of urban and suburban educational settings, including public and private schools.

You will learn educational theories and effective teaching practices, participate in field experiences, which require you to observe and participate in teaching activities at multiple schools, and student teach.

As an EE student, you will take courses in:

  • Art and music teaching methods
  • Children's literature
  • Classroom management
  • Human growth and development
  • Math instruction
  • Reading and language arts instruction
  • Science instruction
  • Social and historical issues in education
Along with general elementary education courses, EE majors are required to complete a series of courses in a specific concentration in liberal arts. Possible concentration areas include:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Communications
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Italian
  • Math
  • Political Science
  • Spanish

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