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Elementary Education Major

Additional Links & Information: Elementary Ed Matrix . Approval Form . CWU Catalog Description . Program Minutes
Students who elect this major will be endorsed to teach in regular, self-contained elementary classrooms. EDRD 308, EDRD 309, EDRD 420 and EDEL 323 must be taken prior to EDCS 442, Student Teaching.

Required Courses


  • Department-approved electives - Credits: (8)
  • ART 330 - Art in the Elementary School Credits: (4)
  • EDEL 323 - Teaching Elementary School Mathematics Credits: (3)
  • EDEL 420 - Methods and Materials in the Social Sciences - Elementary Credits: (3)
  • EDRD 308 - Reading I Credits: (3)
  • EDRD 309 - Reading II Credits: (5)
  • EDRD 420 - Teaching the Language Arts Credits: (4)
  • EDRD 421 - Teaching Children’s Literature Credits: (3)
    • Either EDRD 421 or ENG 422 may be taken depending upon the grade level the student is expecting to teach.
  • OR
  • ENG 422 - Teaching Young Adult Literature Credits: (4)
    • ENG 422 has prerequisites of ENG 302 and ENG 303.
  • HED 446 - Health Education Curriculum for Elementary Teachers Credits: (3)
  • MUS 326 - Music in the Classroom Credits: (3)
  • PE 334 - Physical Education Activities for the Elementary School Credits: (3)
  • SCED 322 - Science Education in the Elementary School Credits: (3)

Total Credits: 45 to 46


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