Teacher Education

Elementary Education

Elementary Education
Hours67 - 68 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing or contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426.
requirement 1 Complete 2 courses
Complete the following Pre-requisites:
Note: The Global and Cultural Awareness and Letters general education requirements are fulfilled through completion of the Elementary Education major.
Students accepted into the major after May, 2020, must (a) maintain a total GPA of no less than 2.7 since admission to teacher preparation major and/or minor program, (b) receive a C or better in all education-related and major and minor required courses (including any courses taken prior to acceptance into a teaching major or minor), and (c) demonstrate sufficient and timely progress in coursework and field experiences. For details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Complete admission process for the program through the Teacher Education Department. See http://education.byu.edu/ted/eled for admission requirements.
requirement 4 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: Prior application is required. Apply for student teaching / internship by September 15th or January 15th.
Note: It is the student's responsibility to be sure that the Praxis II test has been passed and that BYU has received the test scores and that his or her fingerprint background clearance is current and that state licensing fees have been paid prior to graduation. Students will also be responsible for any additional requirements imposed by the state prior to their graduation. To confirm the status of these requirements, contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426. Graduation and Utah licensure cannot be processed until these requirements have been completed.
Recommended Complete 2 courses
The following courses are strongly recommended:
Program Outcomes: 

1. Learner Development

The teacher candidate understands cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas of student development.

2. Learning Differences

The teacher candidate understands individual learner differences and cultural and linguistic diversity.

3. Learning Environments

The teacher candidate works with learners to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, encouraging positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

4. Content Knowledge

The teacher candidate understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline.

5. Assessment

The teacher candidate uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, monitor learner progress, guide planning and instruction, and determine whether the outcomes described in content standards have been met.

6. Instructional Planning

The teacher candidate plans instruction to support students in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, Utah Core Standards, practices, and the community context.

7. Instructional Strategies

The teacher candidate uses various instructional strategies to ensure that all learners develop a deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and build skills to apply and extend knowledge in meaningful ways.

8. Reflection and Continuous Growth

The teacher candidate is a reflective practitioner who uses evidence to continually evaluate and adapt practice to meet the needs of each learner.

9. Leadership and Collaboration

The teacher candidate is a leader who engages collaboratively with learners, families, colleagues, and community members to build a shared vision and supportive professional culture focused on student growth and success.

10. Professional and Ethical Behavior

The teacher candidate demonstrates the highest standard of legal, moral, and ethical conduct as specified in Utah State Board of Education Rule R277-515.