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B.S. in Elementary Education, Multidisciplinary
Who Would be Interested in Elementary Education?
This program prepares candidates to teach at the elementary (P-5) level
Individuals who are successful in this field:
- Enjoy working with children from diverse backgrounds, ages 5-11.
- Are energetic, caring, and committed to enhancing the overall welfare of the community.
- Interested in learning and teaching multiple subject areas.
- May eventually see themselves as instructional leader, school counselors, principals, or other specialists in the teaching profession.
Why Elementary Education?
- EKU prepares highly qualified elementary teachers.
- You will be ready to teach any subject or multiple subjects in kindergarten through fifth grade.
- You will have extensive, supervised school-based field experiences every step of the way.
- Your Kentucky teaching certificate can be easily transferred to most other states (some additional requirements may be needed).
- Our candidates are likely to pass PRAXIS certification tests.
- The program is accredited by NCATE.
Learn from the Best
Faculty have K-12 teaching experience.
Faculty are active scholars in state and national organizations such as:
- Kentucky and International Reading Associations
- National Council of Teachers of English
- National Council for Teachers of Mathematics
- National Council for the Social Studies
- National Science Teachers Association
What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?
- Students must earn and maintain a 2.75 GPA overall in teacher education and multidisciplinary coursework.
- Kentucky requires that all teacher education candidates take and pass the PRAXIS I (reading, writing, math) prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program after completing 30 hours (first semester sophomore year).
- All elementary education majors take MAT 107 (college algebra) or higher.
- Students must pass a criminal background check.
Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?
- Madison County Schools and Model Lab Elementary School
- Fayette County Schools
- Laurel County Schools
How Do I Get More Information?
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education Teacher Education Services
Are There Scholarship Opportunities?
Yes! Visit http://tes.eku.edu/recruitment-retention to learn more about scholarship opportunities.