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2020-2021 LSUA Catalog 
2020-2021 LSUA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, BS

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The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education is designed to prepare proactive 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Program completers will know the subject matter they are to teach.

  2. Program completers will develop differentiated lessons that reflect learning-theory and research-based strategies.

  3. Program completers will apply the basic priniciples of teaching and learning.

Requirements for Admission to Professional Elementary Education Program

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.

To be admitted to the teacher education program, candidates must

  1. complete at least 60 hours of degree credit;

  2. achieve a grade point average of at least 2.5; note: candidates entering Fall 18 must have a GPA of at least 2.75; candidates entering Fall 19 must have a GPA must have at least a 3.0;

  3. earn credit (with a “C” or higher) for EDCI 2700 , EDCI 2900 , 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 and submit to Department of Education;

  6. complete background check with parish in which grades 1-5 school observation and participation requirements will be met; and

  7. 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.

Requirements for Residency (EDCI 4900 )

Applications for residency (clinical practice) must be submitted to the Director of Clinical Practice no later than midterm in the semester prior to residency/internship. Late applications cannot be guaranteed consideration. To be 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; (3.0 starting in Fall 19);

  2. pass PRAXIS II

    1. Elementary Education Content Knowledge 5001:

      • Content Subtest Reading 5002;

      • Content Subtest MATH 5003;

      • Content Subtest Social Studies 5004;

      • Content Subtest Science 5005.

    2. 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/50 FEX hours in field placement school.

Request for Certification

When graduates have met all 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.

Degree Requirements

  1. Students must complete all of the requirements pertaining to baccalaureate degrees as specified in Degree Requirements .

  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 .

Degree Audits

A fillable degree audit for students and their faculty advisors is available here.

Total Credits: 120

General Education Requirements

Total Credits: 6

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Total Credits: 39

Total Credits: 48

Additional Requirements

Total Credits: 33

Suggested Sequence of Courses


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