Elementary (K–6) Concentration

This option is designed for those seeking to become licensed elementary (K–6) teachers. Educational theory is integrated with classroom practice as well as extensive field experiences and a full-semester student-teaching experience.

Requirements for Elementary Licensure

The following courses are required for all students seeking elementary licensure.

Upon admission, you will work with an adviser to tailor a course sequence to fit your individual needs. Enrollment in the Elementary Licensure graduate coursework begins in the Fall semester.

Fall Term

  • Prerequisite Courses
    See Prerequisite Course Requirements below

Spring Term

  • Prerequisite Courses
    See Prerequisite Course Requirements below

Fall Term

  • EDUC 5070 Teachers as Leaders for a Changing Society
  • EDUC 5110 Found and Theories in Early Childhood
  • PHYS 1200 Makin' and Breakin': Engineering in Your World
  • Fieldwork

Spring Term

  • INDI 5440 Choosing and Using Books for Children
  • EDUC 5490 School Health and Chemical Health
  • EDUC 5800 General Methods: Elementary
  • EDUC 7290 Methods and Materials in Kindergarten Education
  • BIOL 1110 Environmental Biology OR CHEM 1000 Chemistry of Life
  • Fieldwork

Fall Term

  • EDUC 7080 Methods and Materials in Art
  • EDUC 7130 Methods and Materials in Physical Education
  • EDUC 7490 Emerging Arts and Literacy
  • EDUC 7550 Literacy in the Content Areas
  • *EDUC 774X Special Methods Middle Level
  • STEM Course — Required Supporting Course
  • Fieldwork

Spring Term

  • EDUC 7010 Methods and Materials in Mathematics
  • EDUC 7030 Methods and Materials in Science
  • EDUC 7050 Methods and Materials in Social Studies
  • EDUC 7450 Literature for Young Adults
  • EDUC 7540 Relationship Techniques
  • BIOL 1110 Environmental Biology OR CHEM 1000 Chemistry of Life
  • EDUC 6650 Introduction to Action Research
  • Fieldwork

Fall Term

  • EDUC 7650 Current Issues in Education
  • EDUC 7XXX Student Teaching and Seminar: Elementary

Spring Term

  • EDUC 6700 Integration Seminar
  • EDUC 8900 Action Research Project
  • *EDUC 7910 Student Teaching and Seminar: Middle Level

Courses numbered below 5000 are undergraduate courses; courses 5000 and above are graduate courses. For detailed course descriptions, visit the Graduate Academic Catalog or the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Prerequisite Course Requirements

The following courses must be completed before your formal admission to the MAED Initial Licensure Program. These courses may be completed at St. Catherine University or at another institution. To be eligible for financial aid, you must complete the courses at St. Catherine University (or at a single institution) and you must complete the courses in a 12-month period. The schedule for the following courses varies from year-to-year. Please check the on-line catalog.

  • FACS 3350 Child in the Family (Only required if completing Pre-primary Endorsement)
  • GEOG 2000 Human (Cultural) Geography
  • MATH 2500 Mathematical Structures and Concepts for Elementary Teachers

*If adding a Middle Level Endorsement, EDUC 774X must be completed and will be offered in the evening format. You must complete all middle level content courses to be eligible for this course. Please consult with your academic advisor regarding content area course requirements and the availability of Middle Level Endorsements in this program of study. You must also complete EDUC 7910 Student Teaching Middle School in the semester following elementary student teaching.